Generally, constructing an extension on a clients home doesn’t lend itself to this form of construction due mainly to the experiences of a ‘general builder’ and the specialist technical skills required.
On one of our latest projects, due to local authority planning restrictions on building height and a requirement to cantilever part of the building, the structural engineer’s specification called for a reinforced in situ concrete floor slab. This was considered as the only form of construction left that would meet the design parameters.
The construction of the slab was carried out entirely by Pearson’s in-house tradesmen to millimetre tolerences. It was found to be speedy and cost effective given our project’s limitations, and it should be worthy of consideration to any design team as a design alternative if you find that other more common methods do not meet your requirements.
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