Shuttering and formwork are two related construction terms that are often used interchangeably, but they have slightly different meanings.
Formwork is the process of creating a temporary or permanent mold into which concrete or other materials can be poured to create a structure. It is usually made of wood, steel, or aluminum and is designed to support the weight of the wet concrete until it dries and hardens.
Shuttering, on the other hand, is the process of creating the formwork by using sheets or panels of material such as plywood or steel to create the shape of the formwork.
Aluminium formwork is a type of formwork system that uses lightweight aluminium panels and beams to create a strong and durable mold for pouring concrete. The panels and beams can be easily assembled and dismantled, making them ideal for use in high-rise building construction projects.
MS formwork, on the other hand, is a type of formwork system that uses steel panels and beams to create a sturdy mold for pouring concrete. MS formwork is known for its durability and strength, making it suitable for use in large-scale construction projects such as bridges, tunnels, and dams.
Both aluminium and MS formwork and shuttering systems offer several advantages over traditional timber formwork, including increased speed of construction, reduced labor costs, and improved quality of the finished product. Additionally, they are more environmentally friendly as they can be reused multiple times, reducing waste and minimizing the need for new materials