RBL provides a precast foundation and flooring package for the Residential, Commercial markets offering all the advantages of quality assured factory produced components in building site conditions. We can offer a fully engineered solution whatever your site conditions, especially contaminated sites. The precast package is offered from design and component manufacture to delivery and installation by fully trained RBL approved subcontractors.
The foundation and flooring systems are designed to your individual specifications and are compatible with all piling systems, driven precast concrete or steel piles, CFA (Continuous Flight auger), SFA (Segmental Flight Auger) or CHD (Continual Helical Displacement).
Can be single storey, two storey and multi developments such as flats, nursing homes, student accommodation, sheltered housing, hotels, prisons or any structure that provides living accommodation. We can accommodate changes in levels with steps built into beam joints (maximum 450 mm) and also insitu columns for bigger steps.
RBL Tee Beam - foundations and floors for low rise housing (2-3 storeys) consisting of the piles, precast or insitu caps, precast Tee and Tie beams and suspended precast or insitu floors. (refer typical beam section RB2000)
RBL Square beam - foundations for higher loaded three storey accommodation or more heavily loaded construction consisting of piles, precast or insitu caps, precast square beams and suspended precast or insitu floor (refer typical beam section RB2001)
Both Tee and square beams can be used together should design necessitate.
Providing a complete foundation package of piles, insitu pile caps, precast square beams and holding down bolt sets for steel frames, lift pits and walls, spanning from base to base.
SystemFirst is a domestic foundation process designed for use in what is traditionally described as “good to marginal” ground conditions. It is a modular build process that provides the client with a finished floor slab and offers significant advantages over traditional approach of strip footings and in situ construction, in terms of both cost and programme. We endeavour to implement a “lump sum risk free” pricing strategy taking full responsibility for the project from site investigation to site installation.
The process is suitable for multi-plot or single plot domestic developments of two storey, two storey plus roof space accommodation or three storey apartments.
SystemFirst embraces modern methods of construction with 75% of the components being manufactured offsite in a quality control driven factory environment and delivered to site immediately prior to installation. The use of new and lightweight materials results in significant reductions in CO2 emissions during the manufacturing process and from reduced lorry movements when transporting to site.
On site, the process generates no spoil and hence eliminates the need to transport material to landfill. Installation is quick, all components being delivered to site “just in time” in the form of a package of individually labelled kit of parts. The lightweight nature of such components allows them to be installed without cranage and in a way that improves health and safety on site. We believe that the process is significantly quicker than traditional methods of construction, the implications being savings on both programme and cost in terms of reduced prelims.