Pouring concrete slab

Should I Use A Waffle Pod Slab Or A Conventional Slab?

All new building projects must go through an organisation and planning phase. This is typically the first initial stage of any new construction project and commonly used to determine what exact materials will be used during the building process. The first building material applied to any construction project is typically

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Pouring concrete

How Many Bar Chairs Do I Need For A Waffle Pod Slab?

Various builders, contractors, and construction companies use bar chairs in multiple applications. Bar chairs are a tool that helps hold reinforcing mesh into the correct position. Bar chairs are essential because failing to use the proper amount on your project can lead to the incorrect amount of clear cover allowed

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Waffle pod slab with bar chairs

Are Waffle Pod Slabs Cheaper Than Conventional Slabs?

Any new construction requires a solid base like a slab or foundation. Choosing the right foundation for your building is probably the most critical factor in the entire building process. So, you need to select the correct type of slab to form your foundation to ensure it will last. There

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Connolly Safety Caps Sale

Visit one of our QLD branches today and take advantage of our Connolly safety caps sale. All you need to do is follow our social accounts and you will receive 15% off all Connolly safety caps available in store.

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What Is Hot Dipped Galvanising?

Galvanising steel is a chemical process which is used to create a protective coating in order to prevent corrosion of steel through atmospheric exposure. So called “hot dipped” galvanising involves a process where the steel is literally dipped into a bath of molten zinc to create the protective layer. The

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Steel mesh slab

How To Cut & Bend Steel Reinforcing Mesh Into Shape

Steel reinforcement is a common requirement for many construction projects, and you may be required to cut and bend steel into shape so that it can support the intended loads and improve the structural integrity of the project. However, the big dilemma facing many project workers is knowing how to

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Small pad footing

The Difference Between Strip Footings & Pad Footings

The foundation of a structure is naturally a central feature of any construction site, which is why you must understand the different options at your disposal in order to make the most practical choice for the specific project. Strip footings and pad footings are the most common solutions by far,

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How To Stop Spacers Breaking Your Waffle Pod Concrete Slab

Engineering design indicates that slab reinforcing mesh be positioned in a way so that a specified amount of concrete cover be achieved. Incorrect concrete cover can cause a variety of issues including severe concrete cracking and structural problems. That’s something which any construction veteran will know must be avoided. Using

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Steel reo bar cylinder

Using Spiral Ligatures To Create Circular Steel Cages

Any construction worker is familiar with the importance of steel cages and the role they play in reinforcing concrete. But when should you use spiral ligatures instead of circular ones? What is a spiral ligature? Spiral ligatures are basically a giant slinky which can be extended out to create a

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What Is The Benefit Of Steel Prefabrication?

In the construction industry efficiency means the difference between completing the job on time, or potentially delivering the finished build later than expected and over budget due to added site costs. The problem is that the construction site is a dynamic environment where things don’t always go to plan. What

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