Hibond 55 is a composite steel flooring system that has been successfully used in a wide variety of commercial and residential applications for over thirty years. It is a proven performer in the three key areas of strength, reliability and economy. Hibond 55 is a versatile, lightweight system that delivers rapid and cost-effective installation saving on construction time.
Hibond 55 is a 55mm deep trapezoidal flooring profile used as a lightweight flooring solution
Designed in accordance with the procedures and load combinations in BS 5950 based on detailed analysis and comprehensive physical testing
Hibond 55 is roll-formed from high strength zinc-coated steel coil to AS1397, available in 0.75mm and 0.95mm thicknesses
Hibond 55 is supplied with a range compatible components including End Caps, Edge Form and Rake Cut Edge Flashings
Dimond Structural Flooring Systems use a roll-formed profiled galvanised steel sheet as a component in reinforced concrete floor systems
The steel decking sheet provides both permanent formwork and positive tensile reinforcement in one way reinforced composite floor slab construction over concrete block walls, poured concrete beams, steel beams or timber beams, subject to the environmental limitations referenced to the appropriate grade of the material selected
It is critical to product performance that the loads applied, spans, formwork material thickness and overall composite floor slab thickness are designed within the appropriate Limit State Loads and limitations published in the Flooring Systems Design Manual
Before commencing a project using a Dimond Structural Flooring System, the user must refer to the information within this manual and all sections as appropriate, ensuring relevant information is available to the end-user. Failure to observe this information may result in a significant reduction in product performance
Dimond Structural accepts no liability whatsoever for products which are used otherwise than in accordance with these recommendations
Limitations on Use
The use of galvanised steel decking sheet should be avoided:
In areas where high concentrations of chemicals are combined with a high humidity, where the system remains wet for long periods of time, causing rapid consumption of the galvanised zinc coating and eventual red rusting of the base metal
Where the galvanised surface is being exposed to continuous moisture, without a chance for the surface to dry out for example, where the composite floor slab covers a water tank
In or near marine environments, where the prevailing wind carries marine salts which deposit on the steel decking, causing rapid consumption of the galvanised zinc coating and eventual red rusting of the base metal.
In areas surrounding chemical or industrial storage buildings where any chemical attack may lessen the life of the structure or wind-driven chemical fumes may attack the galvanised coating
When in contact with or laid directly on ground
When in contact with timber and especially treated timber such as CCA (copper chrome arsenic) without the use of an isolating material such as DPC between the timber and galvanised steel decking sheet
When used in sub-floor areas with less than 450mm ground clearance
When used in sub-floor areas where ventilation does not comply with NZS 3604 Clause 6.14
Chemical admixtures may only be used with Dimond Structural Flooring Systems if they are compatible with galvanised steel
Statement of Building Code Compliance
Past history of use of Dimond Flooring Systems indicate that provided the product use and maintenance is in line with the guidelines of the Flooring Systems Design Manual Dimond Flooring Systems can reasonably be expected to meet the performance criteria in Clause B1 Structure and B2 Durability of the New Zealand Building Code (NZBC) for a period of not less than 50 years, provided they are kept free from moisture.
Dimond is New Zealand's largest manufacturer of steel roofing, cladding, structural and rainwater goods.