Use of reinforcement to concrete toppings above beam and block floors - extended transitional provision

3 May 2017

On Tuesday 2 May 2017 NHBC wrote to British Precast on the subject of toppings on beam and block floors. NHBC acknowledges that “significant progress has been made by the industry-wide task group considering structural screeds for beam and block floors” and has agreed to extend the transition period until 1 July 2017 to enable this work to be completed. Details can be found here. In summary, current practice for reinforcing screeds on beam and block floors can be continued and will be accepted by NHBC.