Exposed concrete Soffit Finish

Exposed Prestressed Wideslab Flooring used for 900-place secondary school.

Flood Precast flooring slab has an exposed concrete to which paint can be applied directly, or which can be left in its natural state so that the full thermal mass effects of the concrete flooring can be exploited.  Flood Precast Wideslab planks are more suitable for exposure because the finish can be of higher quality than concrete cast in situ.

Other Advantages of using Wideslab Include:

Fewer soffit joints –At 2.4 metres in width, this is the widest composite prestressed flooring slab available anywhere. These wider units result in a 50% reduction in soffit joints when compared to hollowcore.

Thermal mass and natural ventilation – Exposed solid Flood Wideslab is an excellent heat sink which is critical for natural ventilation. Our wet-cast manufacturing process gives rise to a far superior quality soffit finish which can be a vital requirement in some projects. The absence of voids in the floor meant that the prestressed precast wideslab floor is denser and therefore effective in terms of Thermal Mass, sound reduction and vibration.

Solid slab with no cores – unlike Hollowcore, Flood Super Wideslab is solid with no cores so there is no fear of dripping from cores.

Project:  Bordon Secondary School (Mill Chase Academy), Hampshire

Contractor: Kier Construction

Engineer:  HCC

Architect: HCC

Products: 8000m2 of Wideslab

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David Chatfield

David has 30 years experience in the precast concrete industry, returning back into the fold with Flood Precast after 7 years away with ACP Concrete Ltd. Seeing how Flood Precast has moved forward in that time, with innovation and product ranges and quality at the forefront, both in product and customer service David is delighted to be returning.
David Chatfield