About Metcon Concrete Floor Contractors
Metcon are concrete floor contractors specialising in the design and construction of high quality reinforced composite concrete floors on all types of steel floor decking systems.
Metcon Concrete Floors is based in Skelmersdale, Lancashire, and is a member of The Concrete Society and The Association of Concrete Industrial Flooring Contractors (ACIFC) through parent company, Raised Floor Solutions Ltd.
Metcon concrete floor contractors apply in depth knowledge and experience to the design and installation of reinforced composite concrete floor slabs.
- Along with sister division, Metal Deck Steel Decking, we can provide clients with a single-source composite flooring solution
- Can advise on the most viable and cost effective steel deck and reinforced concrete floor slab solution for any project
- Backed by £5M professional indemnity insurance
- Metcon can achieve high tolerance surface flatness on the reinforced concrete slabs using either a skip float or power float operation to required specification
- Ground floor concrete slabs and external hardstandings are available to offer a complete concrete floor solution
- Concrete floor construction contracts are overseen by a dedicated Project Manager and are delivered in line with ISO 9001:2008
Concrete floor slabs range from 130mm to 250mm in thickness and can be designed by Metcon to provide an optimum performance solution incorporating either traditional mesh reinforcement or fibre reinforced concrete.
Concrete on Steel Decking
The construction of a composite floor slab involves the casting of an in situ concrete floor slab onto a composite metal decking profile. This is the most common form of multi-storey construction in the UK due to the many economic and programme benefits it achieves.
Through many years of experience in the provision of steel deck floor systems, Metcon Concrete Floor Contractors has become a market leading specialist composite concrete floor contractor able to design and install composite concrete floors on all types of projects and steel deck systems.
For more information on concrete floor construction on steel decking visit our knowledge section.
Mesh Reinforced Composite Concrete Floor Slabs
Metcon has many years experience of designing and installing concrete floors using mesh reinforcement and it remains the most popular method of casting concrete floors on steel decking.
Mesh reinforcement is required for the fire design and to control cracking that can occur in concrete due to shrinkage and other induced tensile stresses.
The grade of mesh used is dependent on the type of steel decking specified, the imposed load and fire requirement, which varies from A142 to A393, plus any additional loose bar reinforcement which may be needed at positions of concentrated loads, i.e. point or line loading.
Sheets of steel mesh reinforcement should be supported on mesh spaces to maintain the required position during the concrete pour. Top mesh should be placed in a zone of 15mm – 40mm from the top surface of the slab.
When this type of reinforcement is specified, consideration needs to be given to the vertical hoisting of the mesh packs onto the structure following the installation of the decking.
Using Kingspan Multideck software, Metcon can fully design and advise on the most cost effective steel deck and reinforced concrete floor solution to meet the design criteria, backed by its own Professional Indemnity Insurance.
Steel Fibre Reinforced Concrete Floors on Steel Decking
Steel fibre reinforced concrete on steel decking is an alternative to traditional mesh reinforced concrete slabs.
Following extensive test work and analysis by Kingspan Structural Products, Bekaert® and the Structural Construction Institute, Dramix steel fibre reinforced concrete is now available for use on all Kingspan Multideck products.
Dramix steel fibre reinforced concrete can replace mesh reinforcement when Kingspan Multideck MD50-V3, MD60-V2 or MD80-V2 is specified.
Fibre reinforced concrete delivers increased crack control and eliminates the need for mesh hoisting and placing, reducing the programme time by as much as two days per pour. This is particularly beneficial when working on high-rise structures and when operating on confined sites where hoisting and access issues are a consideration.
Concrete that is reinforced using Bekaert® steel fibres can be prepared off site at the batching source to a specified dosage, providing a quality assured mix design where the reinforcement is always in the correct position.
Metcon can advise Clients on the potential time, cost and health and safety benefits of using fibre in lieu of mesh reinforcement.
Concrete Ground Floor Slabs
In addition to suspended composite floors, Metcon can design and install high tolerance concrete ground floor slabs using either mesh or fibre reinforced concrete.
Ground floor slabs are one of the most important elements in the construction of modern commercial and industrial buildings. The quality of a concrete ground floor slab is dependent on producing a floor slab with a hardwearing surface that meets a surface durability and load bearing requirements.
On many projects, clients combine the concrete on steel decking with the concrete ground floor slabs, allowing Metcon to apply its expertise to the complete concrete works package.
Pour sizes can be tailored to the specific project, and Metcon can achieve large pours and high concrete volumes whilst still retaining high quality and surface finish tolerances.
Precast Concrete Screeds/Toppings
Where steel floor decking is not the chosen structural floor system and precast concrete units have been specified, Metcon concrete floor contractors are able to install perimeter edge shutters, progressive collapse details and in situ concrete structural screed toppings to complete the precast flooring system.
Screeds frequently incorporate mesh reinforcement for crack control and Metcon Concrete Floors will supply and install all elements.
Screed pour sizes can be tailored to suit the specific project and Metcon can achieve large pours and high concrete volumes whilst retaining high quality and surface finish tolerances.
Raised Floor Solutions offers a full in-house design service. Early project involvement allows the company to value engineer the steel deck, concrete floor slab and access flooring elements to establish the most efficient design solution.
All design work is assured by the latest Kingspan design software and professional indemnity insurance.