Engineered Floor Joists

Open web floor joists are available in a wide range of sizes to suit almost any project. Actual dimensions are dependent on loads, spans and specified centres.Our open web joist floor system provides long clear spans which give greater design flexibility in locating bearing walls and partitions. This allows the designer freedom to choose a variety of internal room layouts within the external shell.  The other advantage of open web joists is that, unlike solid joists, they can easily accommodate services.

Open Web Joists are parallel chord trusses made from strength graded timber joined together with either timber or metal webs.  The resulting joist combines the lightness of timber with the structural qualities of the metal webs or plates.  They are ideally suited to modern methods of construction and although primarily developed for flooring, they can be used for a variety of other structural uses.  In addition, because the joists are factory made, consistent quality can be assured.

 

Roof Trusses

Roof trusses are frames made of timber bolted together to form structurally interdependent shapes of great strength. Trusses have to withstand the weight of the roof timbers and coverings (the Dead Load), a factor for the local Wind Load, Snow Load and a Safety Factor Load. They come in a variety of shapes and sizes to suit any design of roof.

Trussed rafters are individually designed prefabricated structural components made from strength-graded timber members of the same thickness, joined together with punched metal plate connectors. They provide a structural framework to support the roof fabric of a building, room ceilings and, in some cases, floors. They are generally spaced at 600 mm centres or less, taking the place of the ‘common rafter’ in a traditional or ‘cut’ roof, hence the term ‘trussed rafter’.  Trussed rafters are widely used as an economical means of roof framing, using standard components produced by an efficient factory process. They can be erected rapidly on site and are suitable for a wide range of building types.

Caber Moisture Resistant P5 Grade Flooring Systems

Caber moisture resistant P5 grade is the most commonly specified flooring in the UK.  Caberfloor P5 with 22 mm thickness is used in both new build and refurbishment projects, is suitable for most domestic and commercial flooring applications and is approved by the BBA  (www.bbacerts.co.uk). Caberdeck Chipboard Flooring is a weatherproof and slip-resistant flooring system which conforms to BS EN312: Part 1 and  and BS EN13986:2002. When correctly installed Caberdeck assists with ‘Falls Protection’ required within the current regulations. Caberfix fixing kits ensure waterproof integrity and joist adhesive to eliminate squeaky floors.

Vision Development uses the above as standard but can also install alternative flooring of your choice.

 

Underfloor Heating

Vision Development is able to to provide a comprehensive service that will meet your under floor heating requirements.

As building regulations continue to increase in their demand and complexity, underfloor heating continues to grow in reputation as the most efficient heat emitter.  Underfloor heating is a low temperature system which exploits high building standards to distribute radiant heat and maximise performance.  Homeowners can benefit from reduced fuel bills (up to 40% compared to traditional heating methods), design freedom (no radiators) and complete system control (each room is at the temperature you want, when you want it).