ThermaBeam™ is an insulated concrete flooring system that combines both high performance expanded polystyrene (EPS) insulation and structural grade reinforced concrete, forming a continuous layer of insulation across the entire ground floor.
The ThermaBeam flooring system is manufactured in steel moulds to strict quality standards. The C45/55 structural concrete is cast onto the insulation, eliminating air gaps and minimising heat loss. This provides a significant reduction in cold bridging and results in an evenly spread thermal performance. U-Values as low as 0.10W/m² can be achieved.
As the units bear on the inner leaf of cavity walls, a reduction in heat loss can also be achieved at the wall-floor junction. The insulation extends beyond the floor to the face of the wall cavity, ensuring continuity of insulation at the junction.
Therefore, the ThermaBeam insulated concrete flooring system is a more thermally efficient method of construction compared to traditional methods as it helps to maximise the thermal performance and energy rating of the building. With a choice of two insulation types available – poly or poly plus, it is the perfect solution for use as a ground floor in domestic and residential buildings.
The ThermaBeam flooring system also helps to reduce CO² emissions by decreasing the amount of non-renewable energy required to heat the building. This helps to achieve the required Target Emissions Rating (TER).
ThermaBeam™ insulated flooring units are available in standard depths of 300mm and 375mm and come in a choice of four nominal widths – 400, 600, 900 and 1200mm.