Floatation Devices Explained

How Do Our Homes Float?

What sets float8 aside from other property developers?  The ability to make our homes float!  

The fine art of buoyancy and balance has been nurtured through several years of research and development.  Whilst floating technology is advancing quicker than ever, there are three technologies float8 employ to keep our homes afloat.

Floating Concrete Pontoons – Much like a concrete slab foundation on land, our floating concrete pontoons are designed to dissipate their load over a wide area.   With the same width and length as the modular home that sits upon them, our concrete pontoons are filled with varying levels of polystyrene, adding buoyancy to the hardwearing structure.   Floating concrete pontoons, whilst more expensive, offer maximum stability and little, to no maintenance. 

Glass Reinforced Plastic Floats (GRP) – Glass reinforced plastic floats employ the same technology that’s used in modern boats, both hardwearing, flexible and comparatively cost effective.  As GRP is a lot less dense than concrete, it can be used in shallower waters.

Polyurethane Foam Floats – The final floating technology float8 employs are Polyurethane Foam Floats.  Typically, two or three floats are required to keep each home afloat and offer sufficient stability offering the perception the user is on land rather than walking on a boat.  Polyurethane Foam Floats offer stability and flexibility, typically used where water is flowing or when a floating home is designed to self-propel.

Polyurethane Floats

float8 will always look at the characteristics of each site to ascertain which floatation technology that is most appropriate.