All of the Eco SIPs Homes self build house kits and extensions over one storey are supplied with the SpaceJoist, metal open web floor system for the separating floors.
Below are 10 of the key benefits the system offers:
Long spans: Longer spans are achievable in comparison to solid timber.
This may eliminate the need for intermediate load bearing internal walls,
thus reducing a building’s overall cost.
Reduced wastage: Manufactured to size which eliminates site alterations saving time on site.
Design flexibility: SpaceJoists can be designed top hung to eliminate the rim board, decreasing the risk of timber shrinkage to improve air tightness.
Less timber and fewer webs: Tests show that the NEW SpaceJoist system requires less construction material - saving cost.
Sound performance: SpaceJoist delivers outstanding acoustic performance to comfortably pass English and Welsh regulations, even complying with the more stringent 43dB Scottish regs without additional insulation, plasterboard or resilient bars.
Easy to handle: Now even lighter, the lightweight construction makes SpaceJoist easy to individually manhandle on site without the need for crane hire. Alternatively, factory assembled floor sections (cassettes) can be delivered to site and craned into position to save build time.
Wide nailing surface: Fixing of floor and ceiling materials is simpler and quicker due to the minimum chord width of 72mm.
Engineered: SpaceJoists are manufactured offsite ensuring consistent quality and reliability.
Home grown timber: SpaceJoists can be manufactured in home grown timber - reducing the carbon footprint.
Open web design: Fast and simple installation of services, without the need for drilling or notching. Joists can accommodate large services such as ducting for Mechanical Ventilation Heat Recovery Systems.
SpaceJoist brochures and an installation video can be found HERE