Update: As of December 2019, K-FORM is now available through 4S: https://4s.co.nz/k-form
Inforce no longer supplies K-FORM formwork.
‘Using the K-form system saved both time and money, and considering the tight time constraints, was a huge contributing factor in delivering the project on time. iNFORCE’s service was exemplary, ensuring product was always available and delivered on time’ – Tony Munro JFC/City Care JV Concrete/paving Manager
The process of placing concrete has not changed a lot over the years. In most cases timber forms are boxed out in squares – concrete is poured into alternating squares, the concrete hardens, the timber is stripped and then you come back to pour the ‘in-between’ squares.
Having to pour, then sit through drying time, then dismantle the boxing, then pour again, is obviously a very time consuming process.
On this project JFC + City Care chose our K-Form.
Because KForm is made from uPVC, it’s a lightweight cast in-place permanent screed rail, yet strong enough to handle all types of conventional mechanical screeds. It’s fast and easy to put in place, providing control, construction and isolation joints.
In other words, you set up, pour and the KForm simply stays in the ground.
On this Christchurch job, the JFC + City Care JV used KForm to set up the entire area and poured everything in one go – because KForm is a sacrificial formwork, they didn’t have to waste valuable project time with hit and miss pours.
Likewise, there was no need to diamond cut as the KForm acts as a control joint already cast in place, including a removable top strip to provide a clean, dry void for a sealant.
The K-Form Advantage for the JV;
- No hit and miss pouring, no shutter stripping, faster to place to accurate levels, no diamond cutting.
- The risk of uncontrolled cracking was all but removed, which meant less risk of jack hammers, re-placing and any costly time penalties.
- Labour hours, material costs, waste management, diamond cutting
Written by Finn McGaveston