The technology of a raised floor provides tangible benefits very quickly. It is very effective and versatile. The immediately appreciable benefits include easy management of the cable duct, pipe, and equipment facilitating quick inspection of the waterproofing and effective drainage of water.
The support pedestals create a professional standard surface, being both even and stable, that can be installed quickly irrespective of the surface levels underneath.
Simple and flexible for a quick and safe installation
When using pedestals for decking or paver supports the independent elements of the pedestal absorb the expansion and structural movements and prevents the formation of cracks on the waterproofing. The absence of a screed substantially reduces the burden on the structures while providing a high resistance to loads.
The Eterno Ivica pedestal system (by Teckwood) goes even further. The adjustable supports and compensation accessories allow you to achieve levelled floors easily and can quickly compensate for slopes of up to 5%. The installation of the Pedestal supports is extremely easy and requires very few steps.
The supports are designed to be simply laid over the waterproofing membrane or any other surface to be decked or paved. After a first rough adjustment, the laying of the chosen floor is completed with pinpoint precision by using the adjustment key, even after installation of the floor.
The innovative bi-component head offers an exclusive support in soft anti-noise and anti-slip rubber. The tabs can be easily removed and the base includes innovative pre-cuts for faster and more precise installation.
Raised floors the ultimate versatile solution
The need to deliver projects on time, to specification and on budget is the core aim that we all strive for within the construction industry.
When installing external flooring applications, ‘time’ is one of your client’s most important assets. With Eterno Ivica’s clever and innovative adjustable pedestals installation time can be reduced whilst still maintaining superior quality.
But what does take up the most time?
When laying external flooring installers are faced with a host of challenges. They could range from uneven ground works, sub frame build-ups to drainage resolution, even delays in lead time can all contribute to a less than efficient outcome.
To avoid this select a solution that overcomes these challenges through clever product design and innovation.
Why should you use decking and paver supports?
The versatile Eterno Ivica pedestals supports can save you the laborious job of building sub frames from scratch, or levelling a surface through digging it out or by laying a concrete finish or even installing timber support posts. Teckwood remove the need for all of that extra work as they create a natural sub frame at a height from 8 mm upwards to 990mm.
They simply sit on the underlying hard surface and a small adjustment brings the support to the required support height. Compared to traditional post supports, the support pedestals are far lighter making them easier and safer to work with, especially in high locations.
If you need to create a floating surface on a flat roof, for example, that cannot penetrate any underlying membranes, the pedestals can be supplied with protective rubber mats to sit on to reduce the risk of scratching a waterproof layer.
Pedestals improve drainage by lifting sub structures and preventing localised pooling, as well as improving ventilation under the sub structure. This also helps to reduce the build-up of mould under the flooring surface.
When used with paving they remove the need to deal with sand levelling and concrete fixing, allowing a much quicker installation.
Why do pedestals work?
The versatile Eterno Ivica pedestals by Teckwood are made from various components. These multi-functional components of the adjustable supports make them especially useful for constructing hard landscaping areas on terraces, balconies, ballasted flat roofs and podium decks.
This is because they can support heavy loads and provide risk free support over a sensitive waterproof membrane (when used in conjunction with a rubber pad) i.e. roof terrace projects.
The functionality of support risers is not limited to composite decking, in fact they can be used to support paving, tiling, metal grates and fibreglass grids – in both a residential and commercial spaces.
Teckwood’s Eterno Ivica Support pedestals are very easy to use. You simply place the pedestals at the manufacturer recommended support centres for your sub-frame, then twist the adjustable head to the desired height. They are the most intelligent, robust and sustainable decking support in the market.
Heads for support pedestals
The pedestal base and support are the basic construction of the overall pedestal but it is the head that really allows you to create that urban space. If you are using composite decking, pavers or even porcelain tiles Eterno Ivica has the head to support your project.
Separating layer – A 3mm thick high density expanded insulating layer. Applied under the base of the support it protects the waterproof covering or membrane from the flooring support and creates an acoustic bridge and reduces impact noise.
Rubber shims – The levellers are available in 1, 2 and 3mm thickness and can be placed on the heads of supports. They are made from anti slip and anti noise rubber.
Twist slope compensator – They are compatible with the fixed head range of pedestals and they have been designed to compensate slopes of up to 3% with a simple movement.
Eterno Ivica pedestals by Teckwood make deck building quick, clean and easy, without compromising strength and safety, they are ideal for use in:
- Structural podium decks
- Walkways/wheelchair access ramps
- Temporary decking areas
- Roof areas
- Green roofs
- Communal/public areas
- Patio overlays/renovations
Conclusion – Start saving time today and use Eterno Ivica’s versatile adjustable pedestals.
The experts at Teckwood are always on hand to talk about your project and make the installation as efficient as possible. We at Teckwood feel that a no-obligation conversation to discuss your needs further is a must.
To find out more about Teckwood’s versatile building products, call 0800 799 9082 or visit the website at www.teckwood.co.uk