For architects, access floors do not restrict the choice of finish, the desired aesthetics can be achieved by using a wide array of integrated or bespoke natural finishes.
Creating a service void and/or air plenum provides the ultimate flexibility to the owner and occupier of any commercial building. Floor voids between 20mm and 2000mm can be achieved using standard products, with bespoke systems required to accommodate higher voids/greater loading requirements.
Incorporating an underfloor plenum can reduce energy consumption by up to 20%, as well as reducing noise from fans and air movement and provide users with individual heating/cooling controls.
Access floor solutions provide effective management of services and their configuration/distribution throughout the building.
Rapidly reconfigure the floor space and easily access service runs for maintenance purposes. Retain tenants by ensuring that any future technology adaptations and layout changes can be made with minimal disruption.
Raised flooring enables suspended ceiling plenums to be reduced or eliminated altogether. A reduced slab-to-slab height could save the equivalent of one free storey for every 12, with resulting reductions in external façade costs.
Flexibility during construction phases – working with HVAC / M&E teams to adapt to on-site changes can have a huge impact on overall programme and costs.
Access floors help to nurture adaptable, agile, healthy working environments that can have a direct effect on the well-being of the occupants. A key component of high-performance buildings, raised floors have become the de-facto standard.