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Timber formwork has been a main-stay of building construction for thousands of years. The last several centuries have seen the introduction of concrete formwork and column formwork. Modernised versions of this building method now include aluminum formwork, amongst others.

Formwork is the use of various materials to create molds of concrete. Like their supporting falseworks, formworks are also temporary and they are removed once the molds are set and ready to take on the duties required of them. As you would expect, Alexson Structural & Groundworks Ltd is a pioneer of new methods among formworks companies in London.

For thousands of years, Timber formwork in London has been a main-stay of building construction. In recent centuries, the introduction of concrete formwork and column formwork across London has become more widespread, with modernised versions of this building method now including aluminum formwork, amongst others.

Formwork in London incorporates the use of various materials to create molds of concrete, a mainstay of formwork construction methodology.

Like their supporting falseworks, formworks are also temporary, removed once the molds are set and ready to take on the duties required. Alexson Structural & Groundworks Ltd continues to be a proud pioneer of new methods among formworks companies in London.

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When it comes to concrete formwork in London, every project matters, and compromise is not a word we use. Each client has differing needs, and our formwork construction expertise allows us to deliver, and guarantee our work, every time.

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Process of Different Formwork Construction

As an experienced formwork construction London company, we know how important concrete formworks are to successful construction projects. There are different types of formworks that are used in construction.

  • Propping and Centering

    Propping is the process where formwork is used to temporarily support loads during the construction process. Formwork which supports the horizontal surface such as beam and slab bottoms is called centring.

  • Shuttering

    Vertical formwork is known as shuttering. it is used for columns and retaining walls.

  • Provision of camber

    This means that provision is made in case of bending. This is how formworks can be used to protect corners from chipping and breaking.

Formworks London for Square and Rectangular Columns
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When it comes to formwork construction in London, these are frameworks of materials used to enclose concrete mixtures of different shapes and sizes, a temporary structure built to enable easy to assembly and disassembly.

For formwork construction work in London formworks need to be economical, stable, and reusable, with timber formwork, wood, metal, plastic and composite materials all options. May formwork construction in London favours wood and metal. In formwork building in London, builders have to make sure that it can withstand the pressure and tear and wear.

Formwork construction in London that is designed for square and rectangular columns consists of plywood forms surrounding the four long lateral faces of a column. Using plywood for timber formwork in London properties is economical and handy. For this kind of formwork in your London project, consider first the size of the plywood and consider the size of the lumber or wood frame.

In timber formwork at London sites, lumber or wood frame supports the plywood. For all formwork in London, you should consider the type of framework you should use. The continuous rib type and stud type are the two types of a wood framework for formworks across London.

Concrete Formwork London: Different Types Of Formwork - Based On Material

Timber Formwork

When it comes to various types of formwork used in London construction,  timber formwork is one of the most commonly used and popular, usually fabricated on site using timber. 

This kind of timber formwork for London construction is easy to produce but time-consuming for larger structures, as curved shapes can’t be produced economically. 

Timber shuttering and timber formwork  should satisfy the following requirement:

  • Lightweight
  • Well-Seasoned
  • Free from termite attacks
  • Easily Workable

Plywood Formwork (In Combination With Timber)

An artificially manufactured wooden materia, this kind of formwork construction is used in many London construction projects and is available in different thickness and sizes. Using this kind of formwork on your London project makes your structure strong, as plywood timber is strong, durable and lightweight, also allowing you to create a smooth cement surface.

Steel Formwork

In formwork construction at London sites, steel formwork has become more popular. It has a long-lifetime and multiple time reuses, though steel formwork is a more costly option. When it comes to formwork in London, steel shuttering is known for creating smooth finishes to concrete surfaces and is highly suitable for circular or curved structures.

Aluminium Formwork

Aluminium formwork used on London construction is somewhat similar to steel formwork, though aluminium forms are lighter due to low density, a distinct advantage. This kind of formwork construction when used on London buildings makes shuttering more economical if large numbers of repeating usage are made in construction. though no alteration is possible once the formwork is constructed.

Plastic Formwork

Often used in formwork construction companies in London, plastic formwork is lightweight, with interlocking mechanisms that can be used multiple times, with plastic shuttering particularly useful where similar construction shape structures are needed.

Coffor Formwork

Coffor is a structural stay-in-place shuttering used in concrete formwork construction work in London, made of two filtering grids, in which vertical stiffeners are reinforced. After the placement of this kind of formwork on your London construction, concrete is poured between the grids and excess water is drained through grids.

Fabric Formwork

Fabric formwork is used for formwork construction on London sites that involve irregularly shaped members. Fabric formwork provides an opportunity for the construction of efficient and architecturally marvellous structural members.