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Cobute is committed to building the best structures with its precast concrete shutters for slabs, beams, stairs and edge ribs. The only question is - is it going to be your structure?
Here are some tooltips we have found helpful when explaining the our precast concrete beam system. If the FAQ below don't answer yours, please in fill the box with your question and we'll get back to you within 24 hours.
What is the structural advantage of using the beam in combination with the Cobute decking and staircase?
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Do I have to shutter the pre-cast beam? Only minimal shuttering may be requires, to close open ends.
Does the beam price include the reinforcing steel? The beam price includes the steel specified by the appointed engineer.
Do I need to do any steel fixing? The steel is cast into place in the beam; however, there may be some steel required
Do I have to prop the beam during installation? Yes, we recommend props at 1.8/2 metre centre.
What is the maximum width, height and length that can be manufactured? There is no maximum width; we can manufacture a 600mm deep beam reaching a span of 7 metre. For spans greater than 7 metre, we split the beam along the length.
What strength (Mpa) concrete is required when pouring the concrete? Generally, 25Mpa concrete is required unless the engineer specifies otherwise.
Why is the system eco-friendly? Being lighter, the system is less invasive on resources. In fact, the system reduces waste, with minimal timber required during installation. It is also labour intensive, ensuring the employability of unskilled labour.