Learn how steel formwork for staircases saves contractors expensive labour costs and delivers a product with unmatchable features
Believe it or not, steel formwork for staircases has been around for centuries. Not only that, but the art of pre-casting a concrete structure like a staircase goes all the way back to early examples of concrete forms like arches and domes built by roman engineers. Back then, traditional materials to create formwork consisted of timber and plywood. In a very time-consuming process the outline of the structure was built and formed with these materials. Once the formwork was completed, the form was filled with concrete and only after the concrete had cured, the timber and plywood would be removed to reveal the cast structure.
This technology of pre-casting forms has been used in countries where labour is typically inexpensive and has been practiced in the South African construction industry for centuries.
Although, during the last couple of years, with the increased sizes of commercial buildings and structural engineering requirements, including the cost of manual labour and materials to create an off shutter structure like a staircase, contractors are looking to do more productive work with their labour force and save time on pre-cast structures that could be outsourced at a fraction of the price. As a result, Steel Studio now offers their recently launched permanent Steel formwork for staircases and have saved contractors a lot of money in a very competitive marketplace and consequently changing the construction industry in many ways. This product is a permanent structure. Fabricated and manufactured out of steel to the exact design of the staircase which is placed and fixed to the area after which the contractor fills the structure with concrete. No temporary materials like timber or plywood is necessary to achieve the staircase design.
Some noticeable benefits of Steel Studio’s formwork for staircases are: