Beam and block is a construction method to support flooring, especially for ground floors. It is made of cast concrete, one piece of which is an inverted T-shape beam, the other piece being a simple rectangular block.
The blocks are placed at regular intervals and the beams placed between them to form a connection between each block section. They form a support for the next layer of flooring materials.
Completed in a two stage fix –
First, the block and beam would normally be unistrut over. With the unistrut in place, the threaded rod can then be dropped down and normally would then be skreed over.
Second, the track and hoist is installed to the threaded rod points.
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