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Applications

Applications

Our innovative products cover a wide variety of applications and potential uses.

They offer numerous benefits and solutions for the design team right through to the end user of the building and they have been on projects all over the world. Look below for an overview of the products within our range.

Underfloor Heating

Lewis metal deck and underfloor heating

We stock and supply a number of floor systems that provide the same or an improved performance as a traditional underfloor heating concrete ground floor, but for suspended floors.  Suspended floors are typically constructed using timber or steel beams or joists and are above a void or a room below. These systems include a steel …

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Acoustic Separation

Acoustic or “soundproof” floors are the floors between two rooms of a house, upstairs and down, between flats, one over the other or between spaces of different use, for example an apartment over a restaurant. Acoustic separating floors can simply be used to improve the comfort of the occupants, for example to reduce the noise …

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Fire Separation

Fire separation within floors is a key component of achieving the performance required to allow the evacuation of a building during a fire, this is expressed as a time in minutes and is typically 30, 60, 90 or 120 minutes.  Different building types require different levels of performance. Typically in houses this doesn’t kick in …

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Load Bearing

Lewis Deck load bearing test

The load bearing capacity of a floor or roof is key to its successful application within the building and ensures that it is up to the task it is being asked to do. This ranges from relatively the simple and small domestic loads associated with houses and apartments through to commercial application from offices through …

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Ground Floor

We have a number of innovative Ground Floor solutions that can be used in either new-build or renovations. These include the FastSlab ground floor for replacing rotten suspended timber floors with an insulated, light weight screeded ground floor often incorporating underfloor heating, the FastSlab foundation system that includes steel screw-piles and an insulated ring-beam system …

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Foundation

FastSlab foundation system

Foundations are often the “unknown quantity” when it comes to build costs. Ground conditions, access, slopes, etc all have their part to play and can significantly add to the complexity of the project. We can supply a fast track, lightweight, quick install foundation system with steel screw-piles, a steel lattice ring-beam, the FastSlab internal floor …

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Load Bearing Flat Roofs

Op-Deck Terrace within the Nudura curly house

Including a roof that can be used as a place to park a car or use as a terrace can prove to be a challenge, we have a number of systems that are either designed for this or can be used for this application. Key to the success of a roof such as this is …

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Wet Room Floors

Octagon Homes Kingswood mansion house conversion wet room, bathroom large format marble tiles underfloor heating

Creating a wet-room in either a new-build or renovation situation on the 1st floor is often complicated by the presence of timber floors that move and flex and therefore end up with expensive leaks. Our systems are primarily floor strengthening and reinforcing systems that also allow the incorporation of wet room drains directly into the …

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Balconies

Cornwall balcony steel frame concrete deck

A balcony is an exciting and often focal point to any house, apartment or other building, giving that feature a solid concrete feel to the surface conveys the quality of this key element of the building to all that use it. Depending upon the span to be achieved we have a number of systems that …

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Lead Flashing Alternative

non-lead flashing

Lacomet FL (FL for flexible) is an aluminium based flashing material that is ideal to be used for new-build, renovation, for conservatories or around solar panels, etc. It is especially useful to combat the theft of traditional lead as it has no resale or scrap value Used in combination with the Lacomet Polymer Adhesive it …

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Lacomet – How come it has no scrap value?

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Lacomet – How come it has no scrap value? Many of the projects that we get involved in starts with a phone call or email to us from someone researching replacing stolen leadwork. Many of these are old buildings, such as schools or churches, where this isn’t the first time that the lead has been stolen and they call us fed up with having to replace it again full in the knowledge that they will more than likely go through the same problem once more in the near future if they continue to use lead. One of the big benefits that Lacomet FL brings to a project is the fact that it has no scrap value and therefore the chances of it being stolen are massively reduced. Due to the 2 thin aluminium layers, and its five layer total construction, it is of no value to thieves. Lacomet can be recycled but the polyester based coating would need to be de-laminated first and the amount of recovered aluminum is then very low, in fact it would be easier and more profitable to collect empty drinks cans than to mess about stripping Lacomet down. We can also supply stickers that can be placed in strategic locations informing people that what is now on the roof is not lead and that it has no scrap value.

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