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Do you want to install your floors quicker & easier?

Wednesday, January 08, 2014

Our LP SolidStart I-Joists offer a great alternative to using traditional, solid timber joists. I-Joists are lighter to handle (about 60% lighter than traditional joists), quicker to install and will provide a stiffer, more stable floor. It is also easier to run services through I-Joists - much larger holes can be cut than with solid joists. The holes can be cut very quickly and easily through the web of the I-Joist, they also come with pre-stamped 38mm holes for smaller services such as electrical cables.

LP SolidStart I-Joists are available from all three of our depots, there are also demonstration floors at High Wycombe and Hoddesdon where one of our experts can offer "hands on" practical advice and training.

 

No more Herringbone strutting!

Herringbone strutting becomes a thing of the past when you install LP SolidStart I-Joists. This time consuming task is not required with I-Joists as they are less prone to twisting, warping and shrinking.

Simplify your floor layouts...

As I-Joists are more uniform in strength, stiffness and size than traditional timber, it is often possible to widen the joist centres from 400mm to 600mm. Because they are lighter to handle, it also makes it easier to use longer lengths when spanning over load bearing walls rather than staggering the joists.

Below is an example of two identical floors installed by House builder X. The left image using solid timber joists and the other (right image) using I-Joists. The solid traditional floor option contains 306 linear metres but the I-Joist floor only has 140 linear metres. It took the house builder 2.5 days to install the solid timber floor but only 1 day to install the I-Joist floor.


No design required, always in stock!

I-Joists have had the reputation for being difficult to source with long lead times on design and delivery. Not anymore! Our LP SolidStart I-Joists can be used as a "like for like" replacement to solid timber joists using the simple installation guide that we provide. What's more, all three of our depots always have them in stock in 3m up to 6m lengths and can order in longer lengths within a few days.

If you would like to give our LP SolidStart I-Joists a try, one of our helpful experts will be happy to guide you through the process, view floor drawings and advise on spans, fixings and any other questions you may have.

We also have more information including technical brochures, installation guides and videos in the help & advice section of our website.