Frequently Asked Questions

Please see answers to some of our most frequently asked questions by clicking on the category tabs below:

Q. What is the estimate lead time?

We aim to have a quote to you within 48 hours. Please email sales@longley.uk.com for a quotation.

Q. What is the delivery lead time?

Delivery for our beams is typically 7 to 10 working days, for Hollowcore 14 days and for stairs and lift shafts each project is bespoke and delivery timescales will be planned with your project manager.

Q. What documents are required to enable the preparation of a quote?

Please send through your working drawings as well as live and dead loads.

Q. How do I send an enquiry in?

Please email sales@longley.uk.com or complete the enquiry form online here.

Q. Who do I ring to place an order?

Please contact the sales team on 01924 464 283 or email sales@longley.uk.com

Q. What are your direct extension numbers?

Once you have a project manager assigned to your job you will have access to a direct dial and a direct email address.

Q. What are your e-mail addresses?

Please send all enquiry emails to sales@longley.uk.com

Q. Which counties do you cover?

Longley can deliver across the United Kingdom, so England, Northern  Ireland, Scotland and Wales. We have three manufacturing plants that cover the UK, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Q. What range of precast elements are you able to provide?

We provide precast concrete beams for Beam and Block flooring, Hollowcore Flooring and Insulated Flooring.

We also supply precast concrete staircases, lift shafts and stadia.

Q. Do you have a representative on the road?

Yes we do. If you would like to arrange a meeting please email sales@longley.uk.com and we will arrange for our sales representative to visit you.

Q. Who do I ring for advice on a quotation?

Please contact the sales team on 01924 464 283 or email sales@longley.uk.com

Q. In what increments are your beams manufactured?

Our beams are produced in 50mm increments

Q. Can any length of floor beams be ordered?

You can order floor beams from 500mm to 7500mm

Q. Do you stock beams off the shelf?

Yes we do stock beams off the shelf – please contact us for further details.

Q. What are the suggested floor finishes for traditional beam and block floors?

The most common floor finish for a Longley beam and block floor is insulation and screed, however an insulated chipboard finish can also be applied.

Q. What are the suggested floor finishes for insulated floors?

A reinforced concrete topping should always be applied to an insulated floor. Please refer to the specific BBA/Kiwa certificate for the reinforcement specification.

Q. Does your installation allow for the brick in-filling between the beams?

Yes we can include the brick in-filling between beams,  if you would like us to include these in your quote, please let us know.

Q. Are you able to provide the structural finish that is needed on top of the precast floors?

Our installation of the floor does not include the floor finish.

Q. What are your beam depths?

Longley Concrete beams are available at 175mm deep, in two widths – 106mm and 160mm. Read more about the Longley beam details here.

Q. What infill block do I need to buy?

The infill blocks should be 100mm thick with a compressive strength of 3.5N/mm2 or 7.0N/mm2 and be able to support a minimum transverse load of 3.5kN on a 420mm span. Where blocks are built into loadbearing walls the compressive strength must not be less than that of the blocks used in the wall construction. For garage floor applications, blocks with 7.0N/mm2 compressive strength should be used

Q. I am constructing a small extension to the side of my house, but have little knowledge on what is required to install a precast floor, do you offer advice and provide drawings to allow me to carry out the work myself?

We can assist with drawings for you to approve and can offer advice about the correct precast floor to use for an extension or similar.

Q. How long would it take to install the precast flooring?

This really depends on the scale and nature of the project, but as an example, we would expect our installation teams to install approximately 200m² per day.

Q. Do you provide Hollowcore planks on a ‘supply only’ basis?

We only offer Hollowcore on a supply and fix basis. Contact our Hollowcore department on 01924 464 283 for further details.

 

Q. Access to site cannot accommodate articulated vehicles, are alternative vehicles available?

We use a range of different vehicles from rigids and wagon and drags for our beam and block projects. Typically we use rigids and small urban artic trailers for delivery of our Hollowcore and stairs as an alternative to articulated vehicles

Q. Could I request for a site visit to be done prior to placing an order?

We are happy to visit a site to check for access, suitability and crane sizes etc.

Q. Will I need to provide you with a mobile crane to install the precast floor?

Our quotes include a 35t crane for beam and block or a 50t crane for Hollowcore and stair contracts. Should you need a larger crane, we can supply this at an extra over rate.

Q. Do you provide all the necessary method statements & risk assessments that are required for the installation?

Yes, once an order has been received for our supply and fix contracts, we will initially visit the site and will work alongside your site team to ascertain crane and vehicle sizes. From this a comprehensive method statement and risk assessment, including crane berthing plan, will be produced.

Q. Do I need to have an account with you to be able to buy flooring from you? 

No you can order our products and prepay prior to delivery. Please call our head office on 01924 464 283 to make payment.

Alternatively, orders can be placed direct with a builders merchant as we deal with most national merchants.

Q. What are your payment methods?

Our payments methods are either prepaid before delivery by Bacs/credit card or you can set-up an account with us (pending the necessary credit checks).