CLADY FLOOD ALLEVIATION SCHEME – N.IRELAND

Case Studies / CLADY FLOOD ALLEVIATION SCHEME – N.IRELAND

Main contractor

Whitemountain

Date of Construction

February 2021

PROJECT SUMMARY

The project commenced in late 2020, with the plans of replacing a temporary flood structure with a permanent defense solution. This solution included 65 meters of piled flood wall, and a widening of the existing bridge by 2 meters.

Once complete, the scheme will significantly reduce the risk of flooring to 8 properties in the village, bringing additional comfort and reassurance to the affected residents.

THE CHALLENGE

SDG were tasked with proposing an architectural formwork liner system, capable of imprinting the in situ concrete flood wall with an aesthetically pleasing pattern.

With the limited size of wall, it was crucial to propose an economical system which would make the most of product reused in order to minimize product cost.

OUR SOLUTION

We proposed the use of Max Frank Insitex formwork liners, as a low cost means of applying an appealing patterned finish to the concrete structure. Manufactured from PVC, the formwork liners are lightweight and easy to install – improving construction speed and reducing valuable man-hours on site.

Insitex formwork liners advantages:

  • 20+ textures and finished to choose from
  • Lightweight handling, and easy to trim
  • Cost-effective for small to medium applications
  • Can be easily stripped with use of a release agent
  • Repeat usage is possible, up to 5 times
THE RESULTS

We supplied the correct number of lengths to site, just enough to form the wall and subsequently save on material waste. The low cost and limited reusability, allowed for an economical solution to form the 65mm in situ wall. Our Technical Departments form liner knowledge was welcomed throughout the project. We provided close on-site technical backup, along with continuous material selection advice.

Throughout the project we offered close on-site technical back up, along with prompt delivery of all key materials. We worked together in partnership with site to ensure materials were installed in accordance with the manufacturer’s installation instructions.

Ready to know how we can support your business?

Get in touch