Beam and Block

The practical option for creating hard wearing floors

Charcon’s bespoke beam and block system is composed of prestressed concrete beams - available in various profiles - with standard building blocks laid in between.

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Span Load Table

Beam and Block Span Load Table by Charcon Flooring Solutions
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The load span information shown above is a guide only, exact load spans need to be detailed and approved by a structural engineer.
 
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Installation is quick and can be carried out by Charcon fixers if required - providing an immediate working platform. There is no need to wait for concrete slabs to cure and once grouted, floors form a ready to work base for follow on trades.

The top surface of the beam and block floor is suitable for the application of sand/concrete screed or one of Charcon's insulated raised flooring systems (laid directly onto a continuous damp proof membrane over a levelling screed.) Additional insulating material can also be added between the beam and block and floor finish.

As with all Charcon precast concrete products, block and beam flooring is naturally fire resistant and achieves the thermal insulation values required by Building Regulations when combined with appropriate finishes.

NOTE: For the Charcon beam and block product handbook
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No prestressed unit is to be cut or drilled without submission to our technical department.
 
Shot-fired fixings are NOT PERMITTED in beams or blocks.
 
Prestressed units have an inherent upward camber and due allowance should be made in any finishes to cater for this.
 
Differential cambers are likely to occur due to manufacturing/construction tolerances or where short and long units are adjacent or at change of direction of spans.
 
Some form of leveling screed by a general contractor is recommended for polystyrene and chipboard or ‘Floating’ floors to accommodate slight differences in camber and level between top of block and top of beam.
 
Garage floors require a reinforced C30 concrete screed.
 
Holes can be accommodated by the omission of blocks and made good with in situ concrete by the general contractor after.
 
 

Charcon beam and block Load span tables 12-2-15

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General Flooring Brochure

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Charcon CS Flooring Guide

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CE Certificate for Beams for beam and block flooring

CE Precast concrete products - Beams for beam and block flooring

FPC Certificate No.: 0086 - CPR - 600368

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Beam and Acoustic Block Datasheet

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