RFS has commenced work on a third steel deck contract for a residential project in Liverpool’s stylish Baltic Triangle.
The composite steel floor deck specialist has secured the contract to supply and install metal deck for the construction of a £9.8 million ‘Rent-to-Buy’ apartment scheme on the site of demolished terrace housing on St James Street.
Liverpool based award-winning architecture practice, Brock Carmichael has designed an exciting scheme that, when complete, will provide 56 affordable one and two bedroom apartments and ten new commercial units.
Metaldeck, Raised Floor Solutions’ specialist steel decking contractor division, moved on site earlier this month to supply and install 5,900m2 of Kingspan Multideck MD60 across eight storeys, a roof and a mezzanine.
What is Steel Deck?
Steel deck is a sheet of high performance galvanised steel that has been cold rolled into corrugated or shaped profiles. The deck, which is sometimes referred to as metal deck, is often used in the construction of composite floor slabs where it is laid between the beams of a steel frame structure before a reinforced concrete floor slab is cast on top.
The combination of metal deck and concrete floor slab creates a lightweight yet robust floor solution which is capable of withstanding heavy static and dynamic loads. Composite concrete floors are also specified for the industrial buildings, such as warehouses or distribution hubs, as well as multi-storey car parks.
To find out more about steel decking and composite floor construction, read our knowledge article.