Floor Joist Solutions
Sydenhams Timber Engineering can provide variant solutions to all your floor requirements from standard site fix loose joists to floor cassette systems which can be pre-insulated complete with flooring, with our experience with Local Authorities / Housing Associations and working closely together with Contractors across the South of England, Sydenhams have successfully tried and tested various methods of construction
Conventional / Solid Joists
Sydenhams Timber Engineering can supply conventional timber joists that are manufactured from a range of sizes and grades.
Softwood joists are ideal for smaller projects, such as extensions, small dwellings or where relatively short spans are involved. They can be supplied as a loose for on-site construction or as floor cassettes for hassle free installation.
Structurally engineered timber joists, also known as I-beams or I-Joists, which are manufactured from a high quality OSB web and Kerto (LVL) flanges. I-Joists are one of the most stable joists available on the market today.
I-Beam joists, which are BBA approved and utilise European certified (PEFC) LVL, are factory produced in the UK and have a low and uniform moisture content, thereby avoiding the splitting, warping and twisting so common with solid timber joists. I joists also virtually eradicate shrinkage and its associated problems, resulting in greater floor performance and less snagging later.
To overcome on-site skill shortages and service run issues, contractors are turning to metal-web joists to avoid the risk of holes and notches being cut in the wrong place in timber joists or I-beams. Such actions can severely damage floors and may even cause them to fail.
Metal Web joists give you unequalled design freedom across a wide range of applications for both floor and roof in domestic, industrial and commercial applications.
Exceptional floor performance from a minimum 58mm wide flange fixable surface makes flooring easy, controls shrinkage and twisting, and with precision engineering in our factory we can reduce those tiresome return visits and remedial work.
All of our joist options are available loose for site fixing or as cassettes which are decked with finish flooring, this reduces site time therefore site completion can be achieved sooner.
All our cassettes come with all joints taped to eliminate water impregnation during the construction stage, further options include protective flooring either as a peel off film or a pre-finished waterproof deck.
Floor Cassettes are commonly used as a time saving option, time on site is dramatically reduced.