The Economic Choice
FEWER COMPONENTS TO INSTALL
With a Posi-Joist floor there are likely to be far fewer components than a traditional softwood or an i-joist floor. The fewer components in the floor, the faster and cheaper the installation will be.
SERVICES WILL BE INSTALLED IN A FRACTION OF THE TIME
Why pay carpenters to spend time drilling service holes in solid joists when Posi-Joists remove that necessity? A floor zone will typically have electrics and plumbing running though the joists and increasingly air ducts as part of Mechanical Ventilation and Heat Recovery systems. Every time the drill comes out it is costing you time and money - with Posi-Joists the installation of services takes minutes not hours once again reducing the cost of the installed floor. LESS BRACING MATERIAL THAN SOLID JOIST SYSTEMS
The typical chord width of a Posi-Joist is 72mm or 97mm wide making a Posi-Joist inherently stable. As a result a strongback brace is only required when the clear span of the Posi-Joist exceeds 4m. Unlike other flooring systems, no herringbone strutting is required, once again reducing the number of components in the floor and saving on installation time.
LESS TEMPORARILY BRACING IS REQUIRED
In timber frame construction, Posi-Joists can be top hung from the timber rimboard and in that instance do not require temporary bracing, reducing the installation time and the ancillary materials required for the floor.
Posi-Joists can be designed to include single sided Posi-Strut webbing where appropriate to provide considerable material savings. The use of staggered webs can give as much as a 12% reduction in the amount of steel used in a Posi-Joist™ compared to its competitors once again delivering you the best possible value.