*Artist’s impression, Photos: Adobe Stock
Ralf Mang, Foreman, Spiluttini Bau GmbH
„“DokaXlight hand-set formwork weighs only 22.6 kg per main panel, so my people find it easy to handle. There’s less effort involved, everything gets done faster and at less cost in many areas of application.”
Building work on existing structures involves special challenges. Whenever space is restricted and access to the site is poor, the flexibility and handiness of the formwork material are crucial for getting the job done on time.
This is where DokaXlight handset formwork really comes into its own, because one person can handle forming operations quickly and effortlessly even in awkward places, and there is no need for a crane.
The ultra-lightweight Supporting construction frame AL is ideal in situations that require one-sided operation of the formwork.
Alexander Knop |
Managing Director, KnopBau GmbH
"We decided to buy DokaXlight last year. The very first time we deployed the new formwork on site we used the Supporting construction frame AL to form a one-sided concrete wall against an existing structure and we were delighted that forming was so effortless and fast, and we formed everything without needing a crane. There’s a second benefit to using these triangular construction frames: they fold up, and that helps minimise storage and transport costs. For us as builders that translates into cost savings.
To cut a long story short: DokaXlight and Supporting construction frame AL are what I call a great double act."
Building extensions and additions often means working without a crane on site. In many cases, moreover, the formwork has to be operated from one side.
The extremely light Supporting construction frame AL is an efficient solution, because it makes erecting wall formwork quick and easy.
Where the DokaXlight panels cannot be tied through the concrete, the Supporting construction frame AL reliably transfers the concrete forces into the subbase through diagonal anchors.