The FloorTrus timber open web joist system has grown in popularity partly due to its unrivalled deisign flexibility. FloorTrus can be manufactured to ANY depth from 219 to 600mm allowing for direct replacement in existing building designs. Chases can be easily incorporated to allow for large services such as air handling units and ducting.
With FloorTrus’ ability to clear-span wide areas, there is less need for intermediate load bearing walls or post and beam requirements. This premium floor solution provides improved resistance to dynamic loading (less “bounce”) and transmission of sound, so “it feels like a much firmer floor." Joist shrinkage and twisting which cause cracked ceilings and squeaky floors are a thing of the past. Precision controlled manufacturing techniques ensures consistently even floors and ceilings.
Once the joists are on the site, the builder can really start to see the benefits. The consistent size and height of the off-site manufactured FloorTrus allows easier floor deck & ceiling installation, while the open web design allows for utilities to be run through the floor system without drilling or notching. These benefits reduce the amount of time trade contractors spend on site, speed up construction, and ultimately save the builder money.
Waveplate, the only nailplate of its type, is used specifically for FloorTrus. Its high anchorage values (required due to limited timber area) keeps sizes down, therefore cost and environmental impact is kept to a minimum.