Timber Ceilings with insufficient load bearing capacity
You feel sure that floor will still support the new aquarium when it has been filled with water? You probably have already checked with a statics engineer. Does that apply to the filled bath tub and the new Concert Grand as well?
ETA - European Technical Assessment for the Elascon system.
Despite the increased mass, the ceiling may now need to support twice or three times as much as before.
Insufficient load bearing capacity is frequently the reason for the need to refurbish a ceiling. The mass needed for the strengthening (repair) or refurbishment of timber-beamed ceilings to comply with sound attenuation and fire prevention requirements has the beneficial side effect that a distinct increase in the load bearing capacity is achieved.
The concrete in the composite structure increases the net supported load on the Elascon standard TCC variant - with the concrete superimposed on the ceiling - by a factor of 3. Whereas the ceiling was previously able to support some 200 kg per square metre, the finished timber-concrete composite ceiling will now support 600 kg per square metre - and that despite the fact that approx. 150 kg loading per square metre has been introduced.
Simple preliminary pre-dimensioning will ensure that the final decision will be sound.
Even with the variant Elascon TCC flat you will actually achieve double the load bearing capacity! And when it is really important that single loads - e.g., roof loads, linear, block or trapezoidal loads are safely taken up, the TCC Composite ceilings offer an unbeatable solution. So, why not use our free-of-charge preliminary assessment service which will show whether a Timber-Concrete composite ceiling will produce the required result and becomes an option for you to consider! We will happily offer various sizing options to the planner of your own TCC composite supporting structure for the establishment of the sizing sand the planning of the works.