Suspended Floor Construction is increasingly the most popular choice in domestic and commercial ground floor construction including mezzanines. Suspended Floor Construction consists of prestressed concrete floor planks or slabs, with Block and Beam Floors being the most common. Prestressed concrete floors are a cost-effective solution due to concrete’s durable and robust properties. It is also generally weather independent and one of the benefits is it's ease, precision and speed of construction on site.

Manufactured in controlled factory conditions using Quality Assured concrete, prestressed concrete floors provide a known performance, unlike traditional in-situ ‘poured’ floors. Prestressed Concrete Floors reduce the need for specialist and costly engineering input.


At ACP (Concrete) Ltd, we offer four different floor products and a wide range of sizes as we manufacture prestressed concrete floors to suit almost all requirements. Our unrivalled experience can help you to make the right choice between Wideslab Flooring, Block and Beam Flooring, TETRiS® and Stylite insulated flooring.



  • Private Housing and Flats
  • Hotels
  • Commercial Developments
  • Nursing Homes
  • Residential Developments
  • Warehouses
  • Factory
  • Office Buildings
  • Retail Businesses



For residential concrete flooring solutions there are two types of construction to consider, ground bearing and suspended. Ground bearing flooring is where the floor sits directly on top of the ground and can include insulation either below or above the concrete slab. Suspended Floor Construction is a ground floor structure with a void beneath the structure to allow air flow and ventilation, so the floor does not sit directly on the ground.


The following questions should be considered when determining the best solution:

  • Durability
  • Strength and stability
  • Resistance to ground moisture
  • Quick and easy installation
  • Can provide excellent thermal performance
  • Can be installed regardless of the weather conditions
  • Fire safety



Prestressed Concrete is also highly versatile product which has a wide range of efficient and cost-effective solutions; therefore, making it an obvious choice for architects, engineers and contractors in the construction of Industrial, Commercial and Office buildings, car parks and other projects / applications. Today, a building can be completely constructed using both structural and architectural precast and prestressed components.



Mezzanines are a popular solution when looking to optimise or create additional floor space or storage within a warehouse, factory, office or retail business. Majority of businesses ensure they maximise the efficiency of a mezzanine by utilising both the space above and below, for example storage above and offices underneath.


Mezzanine comes from the Italian word ‘mezzano’ meaning ‘middle’ and are designed to fit effortlessly in the current dimension of your existing building. Mezzanines are designed to provide an intermediate floor typically between the ground and first floors and can be constructed using different materials such as concrete, steel or wood. A popular choice is a prestressed concrete mezzanine floor which has a wide range of advantages including a fast and easy installation. Prestressed Mezzanines Floors are also the most cost-effective solution due to concrete’s durable and robust properties.


When considering a Prestressed Mezzanine Floor, the following questions need to be considered:


  • What height do I need in my building to install a mezzanine?
  • How many mezzanine levels can I have?
  • Can I add additional floor levels / expand it at a later date?
  • Does the mezzanine need to be fire rated?
  • Do I need planning permission?
  • What weight can I put on the floor to ensure the floor takes the load?
  • What floor finish is suitable?



Prestressed Concrete Suspended Ground Floor Construction including Mezzanines

Domestic or Residential House Floors & Office and Commercial Floors

There are 4 types of floor systems to choose from for Ground Floor, Extensions or Mezzanines Construction

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If you are unsure about any of these questions or have any further questions, please contact us to discuss your requirements in more detail.


We have the experience and knowledge to help and support you throughout the full process from design, construction and installation to ensure your final solution is fit for purpose.

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There are 4 wall systems to choose from for Suspended Ground Floor Construction: