Steel Formwork For Hire In Queensland & Victoria

Cassaform's modular steel formwork systems are designed in compliance with the highest safety standards and can easily integrate into any work site. Thanks to the modularity of the elements, our systems have been designed to allow quick handling/dismantling on-site, leading to fast and efficient forming. A formwork system can significantly reduce timber wastage on site compared to conventional methods.

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What is Steel Formwork?

Formwork is the terminology used to describe the material required to shape or mould concrete structures before curing.

It can be permanent, such as lost formwork, cast into the slab soffit or each side of in-situ walls, or temporary. Temporary formwork predominantly consists of plywood or plastic sheet reinforced by conventional timbers or modular aluminium-type systems. Depending on the class of finish required and the formwork system adopted, formwork liners are also being incorporated to enhance the concrete finish.

Formwork is supported by falsework or shoring, which usually consists of timber, aluminium or steel sections. Given the volumes of gear required and shorter project durations, it may be feasible to consider formwork hire as an alternative to purchase.

Cassaform offers a fully engineered steel formwork service across Queensland & Victoria.

  • This service begins with contacting our customer service centre on 1300745674. Our Customer Service representatives will handle all repeat orders and general transport scheduling enquiries.
  • We will record your contact details for complex project requirements and transfer you to an Account Manager.
  • Your Account Manager will discuss your project requirements with you over the telephone and then may arrange a site inspection or meeting to discuss the project in more detail.
  • For Cassaform to prepare written proposals, AutoCAD or PDF drawings will be required.
  • Construction Drawings are forwarded to our In-House Engineering department, which will prepare preliminary concept drawings and written proposals.
  • More complex projects may require further meetings with our engineers for construction concepts to be refined and accepted before proposals are finalised.
  • Upon acceptance of the conceptual drawings and proposal, our Engineering Department will finalise designs, prepare construction issue drawings and accurately determine detailed equipment requirements.
  • Equipment is procured and prepared by the Customer Service & Operations Department to meet your program requirements
  • Your Account Manager will contact you regularly to schedule delivery. Note – The client can arrange delivery if preferred, or we can make it on your behalf.
  • Upon delivery, the Account Manager or Engineer will visit the site regularly to offer assistance and support throughout the project.
  • If engineering sign-off is required before concrete pours, this can be arranged.

There are several different materials and systems used to form concrete structures. Depending on the complexity and arrangement of the structure, a contractor has to identify which will be the most favourable for the given application.

At Cassaform, we analyse your project and, in consultation, help you, the contractor, by providing sound advice on all your formwork hire needs. We supply formworks easily in Brisbane and Melbourne!

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Applications for vertical forms

  • Conventional timber
  • Double-sided wall formwork
  • Single-sided wall formwork
  • Modular formwork (lightweight & Steel)
  • Permanent polymer-type forms

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Applications for horizontal forms

  • Conventional timber
  • Aluminum panel-type systems
  • Aluminum beam-panel systems
  • Permanent steel tray-type forms

Benefits of Cassaform’s steel formwork over Traditional ways of formwork

Traditionally formwork used to cast vertical or horizontal concrete elements consists of timber bearers, joists and formply lining to give concrete its smooth or textured finish. This traditional method of assembling formwork could be faster and more labour-intensive. To meet the cycle times of the construction program, formworkers resort to putting on extra labour to achieve the result. They then resort to fabricating formwork tables to speed up their process and rely on the ability to reuse the timbers and formply components across a few projects to amortise their costs.

This philosophy is dramatically changing as formworkers better understand the hidden costs of their business. For example:

  • Timber and formply material wastage costs
  • Storage facilities are required to house idle building materials and formwork tables between projects
  • The suitability of their owned equipment to suit every project
  • Labour costs are incurred to clean, repair, and handle conventional formwork systems
  • Costs associated with stock control, management and accounting/depreciation of owned equipment
  • Rented equipment can be fully expensed to the project

On the other hand, Steel Modular systems provided by Cassaform can provide up to and, in some cases, even over 50% labour and time savings to your project. These systems are available for rental or sale.

There are a variety of modular systems available in the market. Some are suited to casting vertical concrete elements such as walls and stair or lift cores, and others are suited to casting horizontal concrete elements like suspended slabs.

In the case of modular walling systems, as the name suggests, the systems consist of a series of modular panels of varying sizes that can be joined together quickly and easily to fit the desired shape to be cast. These panels typically come in heights of 3.0m, 1.5m or 1.0m and vary from 200mm up to 1000mm in width but can be joined to achieve wall heights of up to 9.0m. They can be assembled and positioned horizontally or vertically to suit the final shape required best. They are extremely versatile and can be joined together or dismantled with clamps with a simple hammer. To put this into perspective, a typical wall where six men would be required for five days to assemble a conventional formwork wall can be achieved in less than one day with three men using modular walling panel systems.

In the case of modular slab systems, there are a few different types of systems available, but irrespective of which system is used, they are generally much faster and easier to use than conventional formwork systems. For example, three men can erect approximately 500m2 in one day using an aluminium slab panel system. In contrast, the same area formed using conventional systems with timber bearers, joists, and formply could take six men up to 4-5 days to complete.

Due to these systems’ modular nature, they are light, easy to assemble, and fit most flat plate slab areas. The primary components consist of steel beams, props and panels. The panels come in various sizes and contain an aluminium frame with formply inserts.

These modular slab systems have a built-in drop head mechanism, which allows the aluminium beams and panels to be removed earlier than the shoring props. This enables the reuse of the beams and panels, which can be used to form subsequent floors. Apart from significantly saving in the cost of equipment required to service a project, it has a significant labour savings benefit by eliminating the need to remove formwork shoring and re-shore or back prop.

Australia needs more skilled labour and skilled sub-contractors. Modular steel formwork systems, whether for walls or slabs, reduce the requirement to have such skills on projects as the systems are easy to assemble, and the manufacturer or supplier will generally provide you with construction drawings as to how they are to be assembled.

Why We’re The Best Formwork Company

When you combine innovation & unique, effective procedures & experience – you get a dangerous combination. And that’s exactly what we’re doing. Utilising steel modular systems in formwork is the leading innovative way to increase profitability – some even reaching a 50% increase in profitability. If you want assistance with your formwork needs – get in touch today.

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Melbourne Address

9 Barclay Road
Derrimut VIC 3026
Phone: 1300 745 674


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11 Mackie Way
Brendale QLD 4500
Phone: 1300 745 674


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