15mm High Density Floor boards are being utilised as a standard form of flooring for suspended flooring systems and more recently, Access Panels. The density of the floor boards together with the sizes used on the suspended floor enable an alternative costing solution for the market.
Nutec fibre cement 15mm HD floor boards have been detailed in the SANS 517 building code for light frame steel structures. Their setting out on a suspended flooring system can be obtained through Everite who manufacture all Nutec fibre cement building products.
More recently, Nutec 15mm HD boards have been used as an alternative to current access floor panels. Quite often, the conventional access panels are imported so as to meet specification requirements for such a flooring system. These boards are required to have fire rating characteristics as well as protection to possible condensation build-up. Most access panel boards used in large-scale projects are often imported, which can also escalate building costs on such projects.
The Nutec 15mm HD board (as with all Nutec flat sheets) not only meets the Class 1 fire ratings but also the prevention on condensation. It is suitable for access panels that require tiling as the preferred finish of choice due to its ability to work well with “keying” compounds. This is of major benefit as most imported access panels arrive with a laminated finish to the surface of the panel itself, making it difficult to apply tiling materials. Together with optional backing panels, the Nutec floor panel is currently being used in a prominent mobile phone service provider’s head office in Johannesburg, South Africa.
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