RIBRAFT

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.

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

 

Seismically strong

NEED EARTHWORKS?
NEED EARTHWORKS?

We can help. We have professional teams with specialist equipment to prepare your building platform, and help with other earthworks and landscaping around your section.

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).

THERE’S MORE THAN CONCRETE BETWEEN OUR EARS

GET IN TOUCH WITH US

0800 742 7238

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Wellington/South Island Office: 14 Magrath Ave - Paraparaumu Beach - Kapiti Coast - Wellington - 0800 742 7238

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