Innovative Solutions to Lost Form-work
ReGen Building Solutions introduces MEGABOARD™ for lost form-work.
Requirements in the National Construction Code requires Torrens Titles developments to have separated slabs on a multi-tenancy site where the residences are within .900 of a metre of each other.
Concrete contractors are required to provide a separation break between the slabs when pouring a multi-tenancy group of residencies on a Torrens Title. This has required the setting of form work and steel work on every second dwellings and pouring them and then the next day coming back putting the steelwork on placing the separation break and then pouring again. If there were 4 continuous slabs, slab 1 and slab 3 would be poured on one day and slabs 2 and 4 poured the subsequent days and 2 pours were required to maintain the straightness of the separation line between titles.
MEGABOARD™ is a structural engineered Magnesia Cement Board (MCB) with features that provide cost cutting solutions to builders and contractors.
Features of MEGABOARD™
- Excellent load capabilities. 8mm MEGABOARD™ will not deflect with even distribution of concrete
- Water-resistant. Unlike many other boards, MEGABOARD™ will not soften in contact with concrete
- lightweight. MEGABOARD is easily carried and placed in situ
- Score and snap. MEGABOARD is easily cut on-site with standard score and snap.
- Termite resistant. MEGABOARD will not be attacked by termites providing a termite barrier
Download brochure here Case Study on Sacrificial Form work
|Traditional Method||Using MEGABOARD™|
|Using traditional form-work on every second title to maintain a straight line on each block||No form-work is required and MEGABOARD™ is placed in situ creating the separation break.|
|Steel fixing is done on the blocks being poured with steel fixers having to come back to complete for the next pours||All steel fixing can be done for the entire job reducing total labour costs.|
|Concrete pours were done over multiple days||Pours completed in one day.|
|Traffic management is required over multiple days||Traffic management is needed only on the day of the pour.|
|High risk of labour and scheduling bow outs due to inclement weather||minimum risk of weather interrupting due to single pour operations.|
|Extra labour to place and remove standard form work||MEGABOARD™ is place in situ on the day of the pour.|
|Extra wear of form work boards||standard form work is not required.|
|Thickness mm||Length mm||width mm||Weight pc/kg||Pc per/pallet||L/ mtrs||Weight pallet/ton|