Upper floors

This film describes the various forms of upper floor structure that are likely to be found in both existing and new housing. It explains the evolution of modern practice and highlights precautions necessary to prevent premature failure. The second half of the film explores the specific design problems of floors in purpose built flats.

  • Topics include
  • Victorian and Edwardian floors
  • Construction details of modern timber floors; support, trimming, strutting, restraint
  • Pre-cast concrete floors; soud insulation and fire protection
  • Floor and ceiling finishes

DVD, WMV, Flash, Quicktime 26 mins

Copyright UWE, Bristol 1999; updated 2006.

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