The Slimline floor system has been extensively tested and researched. Here you’ll find a selection of technical reports, for example on the subject of price, fire resistance and acoustic properties. Additional reports are added when available.
Slimline & Construction Costs
This report compares the application of the Slimline floor system with the hollow core slab combined with a suspended ceiling, the hollow core slab combined with a raised tiled subfloor and a wide slab with a raised tiled subfloor. The comparison is based on façade to façade structural spans of 16,2 meters or 8,1 meters. The analysis includes calculations for the Slimline floor system and the hollow core slab applied to both steel and concrete structures.
The conclusion of the report shows the Slimline floor system doesn’t have to be any more expensive than solutions based on hollow core or wide slab floors with raised tiled subfloors. To download the report, please click here. The report is available in Dutch only. If you wish to receive support reading this document, please contact our team.
Slimline & Sound Insulation – General
Multiple tests have been performed to determine the sound insulating performance of the Slimline floor system in various situations. This report offers a summary of a selection of tests and shows the general performance of the Slimline floor system. To download the report, please click here.
Slimline & Sound Insulation – Specific node
This report offers a brief explanation about the measurements performed by the Laboratory for Acoustics of the Technical University of Eindhoven to analyze the application of a node in various situations. To download the report, please click here. The report is available in Dutch only and the attachments are available upon request; please contact our team if you wish to receive support reading this document or if you are interested in the attachments.
Slimline & Fire Safety
The Slimline floor system has been tested by the Dutch TNO Institute in the facility of the Center for Fire Safety. In this test set-up, the floor was made from IPE240 steel profiles with a mutual distance of 1200 mm and a span of 7.42 m. The tested floor element achieves a fire resistance in relation to the separating function in excess of 145 minutes, for both flame stopping with regard to separation as for thermal insulation with regard to temperature. For structural safety (collapse), the TNO report confirms a value of over 145 minutes.
In September 2008, Efectis Netherlands B.V. (formerly known as the TNO Center for Fire Safety) conducted a (follow-up) trial of the Slimline floor system with larger beams than in the 2000 set-up, allowing the fire-resistance properties to be confirmed for larger spans. The report confirms that the steel beams in the ceiling plate are always sufficiently protected by the concrete cover of approximately 33 mm.
The above reports are currently available in Dutch only. If you wish to receive these reports, please contact our team.
Slimline & Acoustics
The requirements in performance of home separating constructions have changed over the years. Please refer to the report ‘Slimline & Sound Insulation’ for information about the structure and performance of the Slimline floor system, or contact us for more information.