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Lightbeam+ 225mm beams with 150mm beams
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using Lightbeam+ (225mm deep beam) with 150mm deep beams

Mixed Depth Beams in a Proposed Layout

The creation and launch of our innovative Lightbeam+ has raised an interesting conundrum.

Our ethos is to always propose a solution that offers best value for you the customer. This of course is subtly different to always providing the very cheapest solution. The classic business quote springs to mind – “Price is what you pay; Value is what you get”.


Our revolutionary Lightbeam+ with its industry leading strength and value allows it to be expertly incorporated in to residential projects and effectively compete with our own 150mm deep product range.


Such is the innovation of Lightbeam+ that, in specific situations, especially when longer spans are required it can outperform a 150mm deep solution whilst offering a cost saving. Increased strength. Increased performance. Increased value.

Where the situation allows and value can be added we intend to incorporate Lightbeam+ in to our proposed layouts.

For you, the customer, there is an assessment to be made – Lightbeam+ is a 225mm deep beam. When incorporating Lightbeam+ in to your development, allowances must be made in your supporting brickwork heights to ensure a level floor when completed. This means the bearing in areas where Lightbeam+ is used must be left 75mm lower.

The creation and launch of our innovative Lightbeam+ has raised an interesting conundrum.

Our ethos is to always propose a solution that offers best value for you the customer. This of course is subtly different to always providing the very cheapest solution. The classic business quote springs to mind – “Price is what you pay; Value is what you get”.


Our revolutionary Lightbeam+ with its industry leading strength and value allows it to be expertly incorporated in to residential projects and effectively compete with our own 150mm deep product range.


Such is the innovation of Lightbeam+ that, in specific situations, especially when longer spans are required it can outperform a 150mm deep solution whilst offering a cost saving. Increased strength. Increased performance. Increased value.


Where the situation allows and value can be added we intend to incorporate Lightbeam+ in to our proposed layouts.


For you, the customer, there is an assessment to be made – Lightbeam+ is a 225mm deep beam.


When incorporating Lightbeam+ in to your development, allowances must be made in your supporting brickwork heights to ensure a level floor when completed. This means the bearing in areas where Lightbeam+ is used must be left 75mm lower.

Key Points

  • At 57kg’s per linear metre consideration must be given to the handling of the product, especially for ‘supply only’ projects – how might you transfer it from the point of delivery to the plot?

  • It is possible, with prior arrangement for you to take advantage of our specialist delivery vehicles and have the beams placed directly on the footings. Subject of course to access being available.

  • We will not normally mix beam types in the same ‘bay’ and we will not normally use Lightbeam+ where we anticipate the beams will have to be moved manually such as extensions at the rear of existing properties.

  • When Lightbeam+ is incorporated we will always highlight it clearly on the drawing.

  • We will always consider the bigger picture and present a proposal that offers you the customer best value for money.

  • If for your own reasons you would prefer a layout that only uses one specific type or depth of beam please raise this at enquiry stage or liaise with your estimator.

  • It is possible in carefully selected situations to reduce the quantity of foundations in your development and rely on the strength and span of Lightbeam+. This approach will save you time and money.

  • Span/Load tables can be seen below and should be used in conjunction with your third-party designers – Architects/Engineers.
Hopefully, that has shed some light on what you need to consider before signing off on a job that uses 225mm deep and 150mm deep beams in the same plot. As ever, we will always be happy to advise or answer any questions.

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Get your free quote. we go the extra mile to provide value. 

New & improved 225mm Deep Beam

  • Industry leading structural performance.

  • Powerful strength to weight ratio

  • Enhanced value for money.