The ultimate foundation for insulated, energy efficient, damp-proof buildings
The BuildBetter Flooring insulating foundation system is laid to form a “bath” for concrete to be poured into, while creating a cosy wrap of insulation that prevents heat loss and means toes stay cosy all year round.
Whereas traditional foundations rely on digging trenches to fill with concrete and focusing the load of the walls directly beneath where they are built, the BuildBetter Flooring system spreads the load of the building evenly across the footprint of the ground floor ensuring even ground pressure.
The insulating raft surrounds the part of the building touched by the ground and serves as a thermal-bridge free foundation. The building insulation above ground continues uninterrupted from the edge of the insulation system.
- Protects against damp and mould growth
- Can be precisely adapted to the various planning requirements and style of the building
- Minimum cut-off means less waste
- Fast to lay
- Free from thermal bridges
- Passivhaus compliant
Combine with BuildBetter Walling ICFs for optimum energy efficiency
the ultimate foundation solution
Quick to Install
All projects are pre-assembled in the factory so that when they arrive on site they are accurate and rapid to install – typically taking 1 day.
Designed to support a design load of 14tonnes/m2 means the rafts are strong enough to support a 3 storey construction with concrete walls and floors.
BuildBetter Flooring can be cut into any shape and be used for buildings big and small. Suitable for timber frame, I beam, masonry, ICF and solid wood they provide the perfect foundation whatever is used for the structure.
U values from 0.25 down to 0.09w/m2k and, with no natural gaps, it eliminates the difficult to treat cold bridge at the floor to wall junction.
With no edge shuttering required, labour costs are reduced and zero waste is produced onsite.
BuildBetter Flooring modules consist of Peripor®, a water-resistant foam that was developed for applications subject to pressure and moisture making them ideal for basements.
suitable for passive houses
Certified by the Passive House Institute Darmstadt as component suitable for passive houses.
Each module is prefabricated individually and then joined together seamlessly on the construction site to virtually eliminate waste.