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A CGI of a new apartment scheme off Duke Street in Ipswich for which kingspan Multideck MD146 has been specified

Multideck 146 Specified for Apartments

Kingspan’s long span metal decking profile, Multideck 146, has been specified for the construction of composite floor slabs in a new £4.5m residential apartment scheme in Ipswich.

Forty-four apartments will be constructed in three individual blocks on land to the east of Duke Street, just ten minutes’ walk from Ipswich town centre.

The metal decking will be supplied and installed by approved Kingspan steel decking contractor Metal Deck as part of a composite steel deck and concrete floor system.

Concrete floor specialist Metcon will cast 215mm concrete floor slabs on the Kingspan Multideck steel decking, reinforced with A142 mesh and provide an easyfloat finish.

Both Metal Deck and Metcon are divisions of leading floor and roof contractor Raised Floor Solutions. Other RFS divisions include Metpark car park contractors, Metalroof roof deck contractors and Access Flooring, an approved supplier and installer of Kingspan Access Floor products,

About Kingspan Multideck 146 Metal Decking

Kingspan MD146 is the most advanced trapezoidal steel decking product on the market and was created as a direct alternative to pre cast concrete planks.

Depending on the specified slab depth, gauge and load, MD146 has the capability of delivering span widths of up to 6m unpropped.

For the new residential apartments on Duke Street, MD146 with a gauge of 1.2mm has been specified with a slab depth of 215mm. Therefore a maximum span width of 5.74mm could be achieved, dependent on load.

Learn more about the capabilities of MD146, including span widths and permittable loads according to gauge by downloading the Kingspan MD146 data sheet.

Find out more about Metal Decking

Read our knowledge articles to learn more composite floor systems: what is metal decking and a guide to reinforced concrete floors

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