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As part of a joisted floor construction, LEWIS® Dovetailed metal
decking provides a first class solution for ACOUSTICS, FIRE PROTECTION and works
well with UNDERFLOOR HEATING AND COOLING systems.
LEWIS® Dovetailed metal decking solutions are used in a range of applications including
renovations and conversions, traditional new build, timber frame, steel frame and other
off-site building systems, ICF and modular construction and mezzanine floors.

Find the Lewis Deck pdf Brochure here

LEWIS® Metal decking
The unique LEWIS® profile with its optimal geometry provides a combined action between the LEWIS® deck and the concrete/screed ensuring an extremely  high load bearing capacity.
A LEWIS® composite floor consists of the LEWIS® cold rolled steel sheet covered with a relatively thin layer of C20/25 fine grade aggregate concrete or CA25F4  free flowing, self levelling, liquid screed.
During the curing period the LEWIS® deck acts as shuttering, but once the concrete/screed has cured, locking into the LEWIS® deck it forms an extremely  strong, composite, structurally sound floor, i.e. it becomes reinforcement for the concrete/screed.
The use of fine grade aggregate concrete can also provide a monolithic finish to provide a “finished floor” option. The overall depth of a LEWIS® composite floor  can be relatively thin – 50 mm in most cases.

Common Applications
• Acoustic separating floors
• Fire resistant floors
• Bespoke Green Guide A+ rated sustainable floors
• Can easily also include underfloor heating
• Suitable sub-floor for ceramic or stone tiles, timber or laminate floor finishes.
• Can be used as a structural floor element within the building
• Mezzanine floors
• Bathrooms and wet-rooms
• Suitable for traditional, off-site construction and conversion projects
• Raised ground floors

Fire Resistance
LEWIS® Dovetailed Sheeting makes it possible to design a composite floor meeting the standards without complicated details.
Generally a fire resistance of 60 – 120 minutes is achievable with all standard LEWIS® details. Fire tests certification meeting EN 13501-2 are available.

More information available here.

Acoustics
Best results are achieved by laying a LEWIS® composite floor as a “floating Floor”, creating separation between the supporting floor, joists or beams with the introduction of resilient strips. Strips are laid directly to the existing timber floor or placed on top of any supporting joist/beam. The type of resilient strip is  determined by the required acoustic and load bearing performance requirements. When looking at an existing floor or timber joists LEWIS® High Density Mineral Wool Strip is the most likely solution.
When looking for a higher acoustic performance or when the joist/beam spans exceed 800 mm and the load bearing capacity will exceed 2.5 Kn/m2 there are a range of specialist solutions such as LEWIS® CDM PF resilient strips or LEWIS® CDM MTA recycled rubber granulate strips. A range of acoustic strips are available for use with light gauge steel or structural steel beams – details on application.
Apart from standard domestic separating floors, LEWIS® provides exceptional solutions for bespoke acoustic floors within live music venues, night clubs, restaurants, recording studios, recreational performance studios, specialist test labs, plant rooms and many other commercial applications.

More information available here.

Features
• Low dead weight
• Thin floor thickness (50 mm)
• High permissible loads
• Spans of up to 2500 mm
• High impact and airborne sound insulation
• Up to 120 minutes fire resistance
• Easy to install
• Manufactured from high quality galvanised steel

Wet Rooms 
LEWIS® Dovetailed Sheeting composite floors are ideal for wet rooms or bathrooms in existing or new build construction. Sheets are placed on the existing  floor or used as a replacement for timber decks. An exceptional waterproof wall to floor joint is created by the use of a simple damp proof membrane worked into the concrete/ screed and bonded to the walls. The floor and walls are now ready for tiling or other final finishing with no fear of movement or cracking.

More information available here.

Underfloor Heating and Cooling
Underfloor heating is becoming commonplace in modern residential, commercial and public building projects.
A LEWIS® solution allows all of the efficiencies of a ground floor to be constructed on the upper floors. Pipes are secured to the upper flanges of the sheet, fixed  using the LEWIS® clip or the LEWIS® rail fixing system. A minimum 20 mm of concrete/screed coverage is all that is required above the pipes. An even spread  of heat is transferred from pipes to sheets and within the floor slab.

• Floor thickness typically 52 mm
(with typical 16 mm pipes)
• Provides a thermal mass
• Even spread of heat eliminating
cold spots
• Easy to install

More underfloor heating information available by clicking here and here.

Renovation and Conversions
LEWIS® composite floors provide an excellent solution when looking to upgrade acoustic and fire protection performance to separating floors during the  renovation or conversion of existing buildings. LEWIS® composite floors make it possible to create light weight, cost effective and easy installed “floating floor”  on top of the existing floor construction.

If floor to ceiling heights are an issues the existing floor boards can be removed with the LEWIS® deck then laid directly to the joists.
A standard LEWIS® floor type detail LWS-BO easily achieves the building requirements for acoustic and fire resistance for residential separating floors. Higher  performance standards are easily achievable.

• Easily achieves the standards for acoustic and fire
performance.
• Low dead loads
• Ideal for all renovation, conversion and new build
applications including timber frame, SIPS and ICF
building systems.

Steel and Modular Construction
LEWIS® provides exceptional solutions for light gauge steel framed off-site, modular and volumetric building systems. A high load bearing capacity combined  with a low dead load makes LEWIS® an ideal choice when incorporating a concrete/screed floor within LGSF or Modular systems.

• Low dead load from 0.90 kN/m2
• Floor thickness from 50 mm
• High permissible loads
• Spans up to 2500 mm
• Used in floor cassettes

Method of installation
Please see the separate leaflet providing the recommended method of installation. Detailed instruction is given on the laying, jointing and fixing of the sheets,  types of concrete and screed. Additional technical advice is available on request.

Lewis Deck installation guide click here

Certification and Reports
The production facility is ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certified. The LEWIS® system is fully tested, details on request.

Design information

Design information including load tables are available on the last page of the pdf brochure, click here

 

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    What are the Lewis Deck sheet sizes?

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    Q: What sheet sizes are held in stock for delivery within a few days after order? A: We stock 2500mm and 1300mm sheets.  These are all 630mm wide and 16mm deep.  Deliveries are made via the pallet network directly to site.  The smaller sheets are aimed at small bathroom renovation projects and can be supplied in small numbers via TNT. 2.5* and 1.3m sheets allow for the 100mm overlap to occur over a joist, with joist centres being either 300mm, 400mm, 600mm, 800mm*, 1200mm and 2400mm*. (*2.5m sheet only) For larger projects we are able to produce bespoke sheet sizes if required, please get in contact to discuss other options for sheet sizes.

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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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    Why don't my Lewis sheets interlock like they do in the video?

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    Q: Why don't my sheets interlock like they do in the video? A: The sheets have two sides (one printed, one plain), the dovetails on either side are different widths, it is then necessary to alternate the sheets print up and then print down.

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