The following Steel Encapsulated products are available to meet the most common BSEN specifications. Steel encapsulated products to meet other BSEN specifications can be made to order.

PRODUCTPANEL GRADECLASSIFICATIONSAFETY FACTORULTIMATE LOADPANEL THICKNESSSYSTEM WEIGHT
BG3Medium3/A/3/23x>8.0 kN31mm33kg/m2
BG3LMedium3/A/3/23x>8.0 kN26mm32kg/m2
BG5Medium5/A/3/23x>10.0 kN31mm33kg/m2
BG5SMedium5/A/3/23x>10.0 kN31mm33kg/m2
BG6Heavy6/A/3/23x>12.0 kN32mm35kg/m2
BG6SHeavy6/A/3/23x>12.0 kN32mm35kg/m2

Technical

CONSTRUCTIONHigh density particleboard core. Galvanised steel encapsulation: top and bottom sheets folded and bonded with edges ribbed for added rigidity.
CERTIFICATIONAll panels tested to requirements of BSEN 12825:2001.
LOADING SAFETY MARGINTested to withstand excess point loading factor of 3x working load.
ACOUSTIC PERFORMANCETypical panel performance 43dB airborne sound and 68dB impact sound Performance will improve depending on surface finish applied.
ELECTRICALForms electrically continuous floor that should be earthed in accordance with IEE regulations. Earthing studs can be pre-fitted to pedestals. Conductive gaskets are fitted to pedestal head.
FIRE RESISTANCEClass ‘O’ spread of flame.
WARRANTYSingle point manufacturer warranty: 25 years.
KEY DIMENSIONALLength: ± 0.4mm; Square: 600×600 ± 0.5mm; Thickness ± 0.5mm.

Product Selector Guide

InstallationTypical SuitabilityTypical Floor Height
Light Office UseBG3 / BG3L70 - 300mm
General Office UseBG3 / BG3L70 - 300mm
Call CentresBG3 / BG35150 - 600mm
Communication RoomBG3150 - 300mm
Banking & FinanceBG3150 - 300mm
Plant & EquipmentBG5-
Sport Halls & GymnasiumsBG5150 - 300mm
RetailBG3 / BG570 - 150mm
Light IndustrialBG5 / BG5S150 - 300mm
Hotels & LeisureBG5 / BG5S70 - 150mm
Schools & CollegesBG5 / BG5S70 - 150mm

Product Usage Table

The decision on which Grade to specify on each project is the responsibility of the specifier. The BSEN specification does not give specific guidance on an application by application basis, the table below provides broad guidelines, for more detailed advice please contact our technical department.

PRODUCTSPECIFICATIONAPPLICATIONS
BG33/A/3/2General office and commercial / retail areas with standard equipment and no especially heavy plant anticipated.
BG3L3/A/3/2General office and commercial / retail areas with standard equipment and no especially heavy plant anticipated.
BG55/A/3/2Areas with moderately heavy equipment or machinery, heavily trafficked
BG5S5/A/3/2Areas with moderately heavy equipment or machinery, heavily trafficked
BG66/A/3/2Areas with heavy equipment or machinery, heavily trafficked
BG6S6/A/3/2Areas with heavy equipment or machinery, heavily trafficked