We are the country’s specialist installer of NZ’s most popular and proven solution for residential and light commercial flooring, RibRaft pod floor.
Twenty years ago this was the innovative method of construction, today it’s the industry standard due to it being faster to construct, more cost efficient and seismically strong when compared to traditional footings based foundations.
CONSTRUCTION OF A RIBRAFT FOUNDATION
In simple terms, we scrape the building platform, construct the perimeter boxing, install all of the floor’s internal engineered components including reinforcing steel and RibRaft pods, then place the poured concrete.
Once the concrete has ‘gone off’, we remove the boxing and hand over your floor to your builders.
One big customer benefit, is that, even in wet weather, construction continues because a Ribraft floor is built on the ground, not in it.
Compared to conventional 3604 foundations, traditionally constructed in NZ, a Ribraft floor is much stronger and they perform much better in a seismic event.
A Ribraft floor is ideal for most of New Zealand’s soil types, but where there is a need for a more specialist foundation system such as in TC2 or h2 soils, there’s X-Pod.
BENEFITS AT A GLANCE
Quicker to build & more cost efficient
Excellent thermal rating, compatible for underfloor heating
Less site excavation & soil removal
Can be honed, coloured, or ground for a decorative finish
THE RFL EXPERIENCE
We can project manage your entire floor construction, managing all subcontractors for you such as earthmovers, drainlayers, electricians and plumbers, delivering a completed floor to you and your builder at the end of the project. We believe better service makes a better foundation and a happier customer.
While we specialise in the design and installation of concrete raft floors, we also have years of knowledge and experience with the construction and installation of block walls, retaining walls, (including waterproofing and backfilling).