One of the most effective methods of reinforcing an existing timber floor is to increase its structural stiffness. A more rigid floor also reduces the transmission of acoustic vibrations through the timber elements and also limits the vertical deformation of the existing beams.
One of the fastest and most effective ways to achieve this increase in stiffness is through the use of collaborative floors, which can be realised with two different systems:
- timber-to-timber composite floor connected by full thread crossed connectors VGZ;
- timber-to-concrete composite floor connected by double thread crossed connectors CTC.
This increases stiffness, together with a suitable anchor system to the perimeter structure, and also makes it possible to seismically adapt the building by effectively transmitting horizontal actions.
Both solutions guarantee compliance with the principles of conservative restoration, which is fundamental in the recovery of traditional architectural heritage, and can be calculated using our MyProject software.