Work is progressing well at Gainsborough, Lincolnshire.
With the house having a 3.0 metre high retaining wall which holds back the high-level driveway, the first floor had to be engineered to help prop the structure. Hence a timber floor couldn’t be used on this occasion.
Instead the structural engineer specified a cast in-situ concrete floor using MetalDeck as the base to take the concrete. These floors are incredible strong and can be designed for various spans simply by increasing the level of reinforcement laid within the concrete over the metal deck.
This is the first time we’ve used this system on a selfbuild, and the pour went very smoothly. After just a few days the floor will be fully self-supporting and we’ll be completing the upper storey ICF ready for the roof structure.