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All you need to know about Formwork

Formwork – “The term given to either temporary or permanent molds into which concrete or similar materials are poured”

The History

One of the earliest examples and use of concrete slabs is structures are those that were built during the Roman times. A structure from this period, the ‘Pantheon’ dome in Rome is a good example of the formwork and falsework method used in this period. Although we use concrete on most buildings in today’s society, it wasn’t until the invention of Portland cement and reinforced concrete that this material was used on a larger building scale.

Different types used

There are many different types of formwork support that are used, depending on the particular building job at hand. These include:

– Traditional Timber formwork
– Engineered Formwork System
– Re-usable Plastic Formwork
– Permanent Insulated Formwork
– Stay in Place Structures
– Flexible Formwork

The benefits of using aluminium formwork

Formwork is now widely used in the construction industry to provide stability and hold structures into place while they are formed and hardened. There are many types of materials that can be used for formwork however we believe that aluminium is an ideal material for this type of industry.

The benefits of using this material for your project includes:

– It usually comes pre-fabricated meaning it can save you time having to put various material pieces together on site.

– This material is strong yet light, meaning it’s easier to manoeuvre and handle, and also requires fewer supports.

To find out more about the aluminium beams for falsework and formwork support we offer visit our website today or get in touch with us on 01442 877047.

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