New Builds, Conversions and Renovations can all benefit from the versatility and flexibility that this tried and tested commercial system offers.
Raised Access for residential has great potential in domestic buildings.
The potential for Raised access within new builds is largely connected to how it protects the main contractor from excessive costs if water damage occurs. New Build Residential buildings traditionally have all their pipework for water supply in the ceiling void. This means that any leaks or damage will inevitably involve costs in repairs to both ceiling and floor. This increases repair costs, time and inconvenience to the home owner. Whilst Raised access may involve a slightly higher initial outlay, this is rapidly recovered when this potential damage is considered. Generally the higher the value of the house (and of course the finishings) the more advantageous this system can be.
Raised Access Flooring can be a brilliant solution for conversions too. Where an old building is being re-purposed for residential use, there is often a desire to protect its unique design features and make them a part of the home. This makes it difficult to hide the plethora of new cables and pipes that are required to service the extra facilities of the converted building. A raised access floor provides the solution. All pipes and cables are hidden under the flooring allowing the designer free reign to install bathrooms and kitchens in the optimum design position. No need to be concerned about visible services.
Don’t forget, with voids as little as 50mm there is no need for a raised access flooring to impact on room or building height.
There are plenty of options available raised access for residential flooring finishes which can aid the interior design of any new build or conversion. Real wood, Stone, marble and ceramic panel finishes are all available with bespoke solutions where appropriate. Alternatively, if a bare wood finish is selected then the new home owner can select from all the usual domestic flooring options to be laid on top of the panels.