What type of wood for formwork?
Fir (spruce) is the most used material. The boards of formwork fir offer the best value for money. However, the drink mountain ash or poplar are also good alternatives. Be that as it may, be vigilant as to the origin of the drink.
The main types of formwork Depending on the application, there are only two types of formwork – Vertical formwork: for footings, columns, walls, sides of beams, etc. – Horizontal formwork: For slabs (slab formwork), beam soffits, etc.
On site, the forms used to pour the concrete are formwork. Specifically for vertical elements such as walls, columns, walls, these forms are called formwork, hence the name “formed concrete”. Formwork is an essential tool in the construction of concrete structures.
This term designates a formwork made up of strips of decorative modular elements of the paving type of natural stone, concrete, brick, or any other decorative element. Layouts are widely used to make formwork for exterior decorative concrete slabs (terraces, garden paths, etc.).
Pine boards 18 or 27 mm thick and 3 meters or more long provide inexpensive formwork.