Reinforced Concrete and Landscaping

Published On: November 25, 20200 Comments on Reinforced Concrete and LandscapingTags: Last Updated: February 9, 20243.1 min read

Reinforced concrete is the friend of many a landscape architect, builder or homeowner for a diverse range of projects. Laying it, however, can be a long and laborious task, which requires both time and money. Large areas of reinforced concrete can now be laid more quickly and without the pain we have previously expected from such a task by plastic shuttering.  An innovative product launched by UK-based firm K Form is set to save installers both time and money when looking to lay reinforced concrete bases or edgings.

Reinforced Concrete and Landscaping

K Form plastic shuttering is now making the job much easier and cleaner. Whether handled by a novice or more experienced user, the benefits are clear.  This handy product enables a single user to set the area ready for the concrete pouring and increase pour rates by up to 50%.

What is K Form Plastic Shuttering?

For many landscape architects taking on small and large projects, access to the specialist and heavy equipment required to lay traditional metal screed rails costs money and can take time and involve a team to manage. The opportunity to use handy plastic shuttering which is typically 4 times faster to set than traditional metal rail shuttering is perhaps the answer many have been waiting for. This product is certainly gaining credence in the construction industry, becoming a go to lifesaver for both time and budget on many construction sites. The uses for smaller projects are now gaining recognition and we look at just some of the ways a landscape architect can benefit in their work.

Plastic shuttering allows a single user to lay many hundreds of meters in a single hour. Whilst you may not need quite this much, you will find the time saving over installing more traditional metal screed rails or hand built wooden rails to hold your concrete where you want it a welcome benefit. Its click together construction method makes creating the perfect retaining area, which is both stable and capable of withstanding high volumes of poured concrete easy.

Reinforced Concrete and Landscaping - concrete patio

Traditional methods of laying reinforced concrete suitable for outbuildings such as garages, pool houses and man sheds, decking or that getaway cabin in the garden, can be pretty hard going. Completing the job on time and to a standard that will last and support the building on top, can be a challenge and a chore. More often than not a job that requires more than one person, this plastic shuttering offers the option of a lightweight highly versatile alternative which could save your project, both in terms of budget and time.

It also ideal for use in laying patios, driveways and landscaping of earthy areas, where reinforced concrete is required. It allows large areas to be laid without the need to wait as the product remains in situ, and does not require removal, cleaning and re-siting as with traditional shuttering. It can also be installed with just a rubber mallet and saw. The mallet is used to gently tap the shuttering rails into the mortar bed and a saw for cutting the lengths and handy four way angle joints. It simply clicks together to create a frame, joining lengths with handy joint clips. There’s no more difficult mitre cutting, dodgy leaking joints or wonky angles. This really is simple for experts and amateurs alike.

Environmentally friendly

Made from old uPVC window frames, K-form’s use of 100% recyclable materials make it good news for the environment and stops many old window frames from filling up our landfill sites. This has to be a plus for you to make this claim when selling your services.

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