Coming Home To Concrete Floors

Recent BRANZ research has confirmed that eight out of 10 new homes in New Zealand have a concrete slab floor.

A reinforced concrete slab, designed and constructed with local seismic grade reinforcing steel, will offer enhanced performance, including during earthquakes.

Combined with its ability to help reduce a home’s heating and cooling requirements, a concrete floor’s durability, fire resistance, sound insulation, value for money, and huge variety of decorative finishes are second to none.

Offering a further level of reassurance is the fact that the NZ Building Code now stipulates that all new concrete slabs must be reinforced with ductile steel.

 
“If you combine the properties of both concrete and steel, as you do in a reinforced concrete floor, you get the best of both worlds. It makes the perfect flooring material.”

Bruce Robert, Pacific Steel.
 

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