- Dec 2014: Check out our updated Projects List to see how joint free slabs are being used in commercial, residential and government projects all over the country.
- Mar 2014: A revised version of the JFS Specification is available from the documents page.
- Jan 2009: RJD Industries comes on board as the exclusive licensee for joint free slabs throughout the USA.
- Jan 2008: Joint Free Slabs exhibits at the World of Concrete in Las Vegas for the third consecutive year, winning the Attendee's Choice Award for the Most Innovative Product in the construction supplies category.
- Nov 2007: Joint Free Slabs becomes the exclusive supplier of Speed Plate Dowels throughout NSW, ACT, VIC and SA. The patented Speed Plate Dowel sleeves are manufactured by Greenstreak Inc., USA
- Aug 2007: Joint Free Slabs Pty Ltd continues to expand its business internationally, with new licensees in Croatia and the United Arab Emirates
- Jan 2006: Joint Free Slabs Pty Ltd exhibits the JFS system at the World of Concrete in Las Vegas with the aim of establishing a network of licensees throughout the USA in the immediate future.
- Jan 2006: Updated versions of our online documentation are now available in PDF format
- Nov 2005: Joint Free Slabs Pty Ltd participates in the Big 5 exhibition in Dubai as part of the Australian contingent. The JFS system attracted great interest from delegates representing countries from all over the world, many of whom are discussing the possibility of being the JFS representative in their country.
- Jul 2005: JFS is installed in the second Big W store in Ballina NSW. This follows the successful use of JFS in the first Big W in Carnes Hill in March 2004 (see more...)
- May 2005: The new K-mart store in Stockland Mall Glendale is constructed using more than 5,000 sq.m. of joint free slab. This is the first of hopefully many projects for Stockland.
- Apr 2005: JMH Merlin has been appointed exclusive distributor for joint free slabs in 12 countries in the Middle East region
- Mar 2005: JFS has moved to new premises in Mona Vale with room to grow in the office and the warehouse. The new contact numbers are displayed on this website
- Photo Gallery updated
- Dec 2003: Negotiations have been finalised with CANZAC to become the sole distributor for joint free slabs in New Zealand
- A milestone is reached in October 2003 with more than 100,000 square metres of joint free slabs now constructed in Australia. The system was installed in more Woolworths, Coles and Bi-Lo Supermarkets, and in more Officeworks Superstores in 2003 - see the Project List for details.
- jointfreeslabs.com receives a major overhaul in October 2003
- The new and improved crack inducer grid achieves remarkable results in the Clifton Village Shopping Centre project in September 2003
- Building Innovations accepts invitation from APMCA Queensland to present a paper on joint free slabs at their conference at Novotel Twin Waters Resort on the Sunshine Coast 5-7 September 2003
- Building Innovations is proud to support CIA by becoming a major sponsor of their Biennial Conference at the Sheraton Hotel in Brisbane 17-19 July 2003
- A new and improved crack inducer grid is released in June 2003 - read more in the Product Overview
Welcome to jointfreeslabs.com, the pioneers of joint free slabs
Joint free slabs is a multi-award winning, patented system for slab on grade pavements constructed using our innovative method of catering for concrete shrinkage. In traditional slabs on grade control joints are installed for this purpose. Joint Free Slabs Pty Ltd has developed a crack inducer grid that eliminates the need for all control joints.
The joint free slabs crack inducer grid consists of plastic tubes and four way junctions that are assembled on site and installed on the ground, their primary purpose being to induce a closely spaced network of fine cracks throughout the entire length and breadth of the slab. With this system vast areas of slab on grade can be constructed much faster than is possible using traditional details, and there is the potential for sizeable direct savings in both the construction cost and the construction time. Added to this, the aesthetics of the finished floor are superior and the cost of ongoing maintenance is significantly reduced. All in all, joint free slabs can be summed up in three words: better, quicker, cheaper.
Assembly and installation of the crack inducer grid is very simple and requires no special skill. Extruded plastic crack inducer tubes are supplied to each project cut to length, and these push snugly onto the moulded plastic junctions which double as bar chairs for support of the reinforcement mesh. The only on-site cutting required for the crack inducers is at penetrations and possibly some sections of the perimeter. The set-out of the grid on each project is sufficiently flexible to generally avoid the need for on-site cutting of the grid elements around the perimeter.
The joint free slab method of detailing and placing concrete pavements is patented in Australia (Patent No 726864), and patents have been applied for in many countries around the world.
Joint free slabs received industry recognition when just twelve months after the system was launched Building Innovations received an Award for Excellence from the Concrete Institute of Australia at its biennial conference in 2001. The Award was presented in the Concrete Technology category, recognising "construction techniques and innovation that contribute to the understanding and use of concrete." Joint Free Slabs was also awarded the Attendee's Choice Award for the Most Innovative Product in the Construction Supplies category at World of Concrete 2008 in Las Vegas.
Joint free slabs are now being specified and installed repetitively in projects for some of Australia's largest national retail chains.
Joint Free Slabs Pty Ltd
1/20 Wilmette Place, Mona Vale NSW 2103 Australia
Phone +61 2 9999 6688
Fax +61 2 9999 6680