The PLASTBAU® METAL FLOOR is a self-supporting, high-quality EPS shuttering panel for realising unidirectional beam floors. It’s less than half the weight of comparable hollow core, precast floor system, yet will provide the same load capacity, thus reducing the load on the walls and foundation.
Insulation without thermal bridges
Using Plastbau® Metal for basement and first level floors results in better living conditions and energy savings. When used in roof construction, a ventilated roof is achieved by connecting the longitudinal cavities.
One of the most important and unique features is the continuity of insulation that is assured by the tongue and groove connection between the panels. The insulation is incorporated in the concrete structure and, therefore, obtained automatically. The insulation R-Value can vary according to the job requirements in a range from R-10 to R-25.
Tailor made system
The Plastbau® Metal manufacturing system can provide tailor-made products to solve your floor and roofing needs. The new, highly sophisticated and fully automated production line can produce Plastbau® Metal elements that are tapered and can include such features as openings for skylights, etc.
The insulation value can be varied according to the job requirements. Any roof sloop from horizontal to vertical can be accommodated, floor and roof shapes other than rectangular or square can be easily made by simply cutting the elements into the proper shape, yet still maintaining perfect continuity of the insulation value. All of these features provide the builder with custom-tailored products without the usual tailor-made labour content.
The panels have self-supporting capacity and support the usual loads at the job site. Temporary supports are needed approximately every 1.5 – 2 m.
LESS FLOOR WEIGHT
Less than half weight of comparable hollow core, precast floor systems, yet will provide the same load capacity. It also reduce load on walls and foundation.
PLASTBAU-Metal floors results in better living condition and energy savings. When PLASTBAU-Metal is used in roof construction, a ventilated roof is achieved by connecting the longitudinal cavities.
The longitudinal cavities (120mm dia.) can be easily extended to the exterior of the walls and thus easily ventilated. Provides also a rational solution for condensation problems.
Continuity of insulation assured by the tongue and groove connection between the panels. The insulation is incorporated in the floor structure.