Woodspan PLT midfloors are an excellent option for medium density housing, combining high performance and comfort underfoot with fast and easy installation. Midfloor PLT panels have been installed on a number of medium density projects in recent years, including terraced housing and low rise apartment buildings. Most recently, Woodspan is working on a 101-unit project in Auckland where the prefabricated floor system is helping the construction team stick to a tight programme.
Here’s a look at the key benefits of specifying Woodspan PLT midfloors for medium density housing:
Fast and easy to install
Woodspan PLT midfloor panels are prefabricated off-site to project specifications using CNC technology to ensure excellent accuracy. “It's incredibly accurate and precise so when the panels come to site they’re fast and easy to install — simply drop in and screw down,” explains Tim McDonald, Sales Manager, Woodspan. This saves valuable time to help ensure each project is delivered on schedule.
Specifying trusted products with a reliable supply chain is key for keeping medium density projects on track. As a New Zealand company that manufactures locally using 100% sustainably grown NZ radiata pine, Woodspan offers structural timber solutions that architects and builders can rely on.
Efficient panel spans
Available in 117mm and 140mm thicknesses, Woodspan PLT midfloor panels provide multiple spanning options, with the 140mm midfloor panel able to achieve a single span up to 4340mm.
Tested fire resistance
Woodspan midfloor panels are available in FRR 30/30/30 and FRR 60/60/60 options, backed by independent full scale load bearing fire testing to test method AS 1530.4:2014. “There’s real rigour behind our panels in terms of certification,” says Tim. “We provide all the documentation that shows our path to compliance, so we can offer that assurance.”
In conjunction with other elements of the floor, Woodspan PLT midfloor panels can form an acoustic solution to minimise sound transfer between floors of medium density dwellings. The Woodspan technical team is happy to work with designers to ensure the right acoustic solution for the project.