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WE SELL FRP THREADED RODS, THREADED NUTS AND SLAB LEVEL KITS.

THEY WILL MAKE YOUR BASEMENT SELF BUILD NOT JUST EASIER BUT REALLY EASY.

DETAILED INSTRUCTIONS, TRAINING AND SUPERVISION ALSO AVAILABLE TO BUY.

The rods stay in, get cut off, don't need repair, don't leak.

FRP rod cut flush
The problem with traditional methods.

traditional formwork

pvc push fit
Traditional formwork and hired in systems are usually held together with steel threaded rods through pvc tubes.

The rods are withdrawn and reused a dozen times while the pvc tubes stay in place.

That means leaving holes that need to be filled in otherwise waterproof concrete basement walls.

They don't just need filling. They need filling carefully with the right repair material.

As you see in this Caltite concrete example. These holes can leak even if the repair looks like it had been done properly.

steel threaded bar
Mabey formwork

steel threaded bar


The solution is to use FRP threaded rods and nuts.

Our fibreglass FRP rods are just as strong in tension and they are cast in.

So you don't have to fill, or worry about, any holes.

Sometimes these rods get used a second time as the concrete work goes higher.

Because they are already cast in they are particularly handy.

threaded tie rods frp threaded rods reused threaded tie rods for self build basement



we took the best of ICF and improved it These rods are resined into concrete piles.

Single sided formwork becomes double sided formwork.

Much easier and much cheaper.


The rods and nuts can be used with hired in systems as well.
mabey formwork


RODS. £3.50 per metre. Mostly sold in 2m lengths for £7 each.

The rods are stocked in 2m lengths (although we currently have a few in 600mm, 800mm and 4000mm lengths as well). We have miles and miles of it.

They can easily be cut by you on site with a diamond blade. So they are very versatile. But don't let anyone breathe in the dust.



NUTS. £2.20 each.

The nuts are made about 75mm long. We have thousands and thousands of them.

We cut nuts into several lengths and sometimes we use 2 whole nuts together.

Choice:
  1. You want to use the rod again after the concrete has set around it. For instance, it was used in the wall form, now it will support the podium deck edge above.
    You must use two whole nuts so that they will screw off. Use the rod and the nuts again.

  2. You won't use the rods again.
    Use a whole nut to begin with. Cut it off close to the waler plate and re-use the large part. Repeat about 5 times.

  3. You want to keep the wall forms the correct distance apart.
    Slice 8mm to 10mm off whole nuts and use them inside the forms to push apart like plastic tube.
FRP formwork nuts

Cut nuts with a diamond blade. Wind your nuts onto a rod and hold the rod down firmly with your foot. Take care.

The way to cut nuts is to put them on rods first so that you can hold the rod down with your foot.

They should be cut with a diamond blade in a petrol disc cutter - which by this stage you should have on site anyway to cut reinforcing steel.

You must take care that no one breathes the dust.
 



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self build basement concrete waterproof self build basement formwork shuttering wall form self build basement drainage membrane self build basement concrete waterproof consultancy self build basement concrete waterproof supervision training
Concrete additives to make your work easier and better Formwork accessories to make your results waterproof and flat Budget external drainage membrane Consultancy and advice On site supervision and training
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