Architectural systems manufacturer, Neaco, has added a new product to its range with the introduction of a Fire-Resistant Adjustable Pedestal supporting the company’s aluminium decking on balconies, terraces and high-rise apartments.
The product will be available as a solution for many existing residential buildings which still have balcony elements that do not have the Euroclass A1 (non-combustible) or A2-s1, d0 (limited-combustible) rating necessary to meet compliance with the Building Safety Act 2022. Manufactured from recycled aluminium and zinc-coated steel, the pedestal is Euroclass A1 fire rated to comply with Building Regulations on buildings over 18m in height. With a large spreader base that won’t compromise insulation or waterproofing membranes, the system is ideal for use with Neaco’s Neatdek aluminium decking, which can be laid directly on top of the pedestal and affixed securely in place.
The Adjustable Pedestal aids the installation of raised flooring, avoiding the cost and delay of constructing a sub-frame on uneven or unstable groundworks. Its key feature is an in-built slope corrector which allows up to 5% of millimetre-precise correction and uses a Bubble Level to determine the exact amount of correction required. The system easily compensates for slight irregularities and any gradients on the laying surface, creating a perfectly stable and flat application which allowsthe laying surface and any installed services to be accessed and maintained without causing damage.
The whole pedestal range is non-combustible and is classified Euroclass A1 to BS EN 13501-1:2018. This feature is vital to complement other products in our range, including our decking and balustrade, which are A1 or A2 rated to ensure compliance with regulations for balconies and rooftop terraces on high-rise buildings. The pedestals also match the outstanding corrosion resistance and durability of our established products. They will work seamlessly with our aluminium modular decking, which is renowned for its fast installation, ensuring that we can further reduce the time spent on site for the benefit of project managers and contractorsAlan Green, Managing Director at Neaco, said
Compression Test Load testing has been performed on the pedestals to 6 tons and Neaco certifies to over 3 tons per pedestal. They have a breaking load of over 2000kg and have a height adjustment of 24mm up to 395mm. Neaco can provide a locking key to secure the position for use in high-traffic environments.
Neaco has teamed up with Buzon to develop a unique decking/pedestal combination, bringing the ultimate non-combustible flooring solution to new and existing clients in a wide range of sectors.