Structural Metal Decks (SMD) says that it has followed up on its 2016 launch of roof deck profiles with a new floor deck product for the UK market.
The company claims its long-span profile TR220 metal decking product augments the existing range and follows on from SMD signing an exclusivity agreement with an overseas manufacturer for the product which can span up to 6m.
The TR220 product is said to offer designers an alternative to pre-cast planks, and has been specifically designed for car parks or buildings where space uninterrupted by supporting beams or columns is required.
SMD Technical Director Jamie Turner said: “We are spanning the gap in our product range. This will open up a whole new sector of the market and allow us to provide an even more comprehensive service.
“The TR220 will complement and not compete with our existing products as it provides a different solution – one we have been seeking to introduce for some time.”
He added: “The TR220, because of its span, is often used on the lower two floors of high-rise buildings and is an engineering solution we haven’t previously been able to offer.
“It will enable us to tender for whole building contracts whereas previously our opportunities may have been restricted to upper levels of this type of project.”