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Technical information

Beams 4 U Ltd. provide a quick and cost-saving solution for each and every floor structure from ground level to the top of your building.

Beam and pot assembly

Design Consideration

Beams 4 U Ltd. provide a quick and cost-saving solution for each and every floor structure from ground level to the top of your building.
Our designed beams are 150mm deep with 100 mm infill pots which are most suitable and robust for part E design floors. The T- shaped infill pot units that fit 50mm below the top of the beam and flush with its base. Once the floor pots are laid, the space above the pot and between the beam is then filled with 50mm concrete giving a floor mass able to bear more than 300kg/m2 pressure of your building. Once beams are fixed now floor can be either a screed or you can use a floating floor as per your design.

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Technical Specifications of beams

Design Consideration

We are designing reinforced concrete beams for high point loads for roofs and floors. To provide robustness and durability, we are using mesh made from standard wire and we put it 10mm inside from the edges of the beams.

We have special design engineers, who are responsible to calculate the depth of the beam and the size of iron bars to build special beams for the spans you have in your design map from your architect.

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Design Calculations

We are following code practices described in BS6399 for allowances minimum and maximum loads and ventilation.

To design the beam we follow the recommendations given by housing authority of UK in BS 8110 to ensure the standard required in UK and maximum stisfaction of our customer. For your information the table of some specimen values is presented here.

Sample calculations
  Maximum effective span in meters
Configuration Infill block density kg/m3 Self weight beam, block & Grout kN.m3 Houses / Flats Garages
Poly/Chip 50mm Screed Concrete Screed
0.15kN/m2 1.15kNm2 1.15kNm2
Single 488 650 1.02 5.0824.3363.478
13001.604.610 4.032 3.252
Single 375 650 1.14 5.6754.8693.679
13001.705.182 4.547 3.472
Single 263 650 1.36 6.5305.6573.925
13001.866.082 5.321 3.751
Double 355 650 1.92 7.3006.4514.756
13002.306.934 6.194 4.605
Solid 96 N/A3.36 7.4637.6416.809

Production Environment

In most of construction industry, the use of concrete plays a vital part due to its durability, robustness and cost effectiveness and thus prolongs concrete structures life. The contribution of concrete to greenhouse gas emission and its recycling capabilities to extend its life is just one of the efforts in reducing the environmental impacts.

Since most of the raw materials in producing concrete are also sourced within the UK, this minimises the need for transport and makes CO2 emissions very low. Also in the 1990s, the energy used in making Portland cement was reduced by almost 25% by the cement industry in the UK which helped to decrease the use of CO2 emisions.

Ordinary composition of concrete contains about 12% cement, 8% water and 80% aggregates which includes sand, gravel and rock; the amount of composition of aggregates can be crushed and recycled for new construction from a demolished building.

Concrete environment