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The Benefits of Frami and Slimshore

Frami Formwork Panels on site

Formwork – the building blocks for concrete structures Posted by The SEL Team Concrete construction is a fundamental component of our built environment and the various shapes and sizes that concrete structures can be moulded into cannot happen without formwork. What is Formwork? Formwork is a temporary structure used to contain wet concrete to mould […]

Propping and Needling, BoxHall Bristol

An artist's rendering of BoxHall Bristol

A great example of a propping and needling project at work is the execution of a recent project for Cordwell Leisure’s development for Bristol’s BoxHall, a new BoxPark group food, music and drink hall set in two historic dockside sheds. Site Equipment Ltd (SEL) was asked to assist Cordwell in their renovation with propping and […]

Propping And Needling In Action

Propping and needling work on BoxPark Bristol

Adaptable and flexible, Slimshore Soldiers are quick and effective when Propping and Needling is required during construction. Here’s all you need to know. Posted by The SEL Team Used as a means of support for a structure during construction works, propping and needling systems are a form of temporary works intended to maintain building safety […]

Why Trenchless Technology?

Taking a closer look at our top quality equipment: the Impact Mole, Grundoburst and Grundowinch Posted by the SEL Team For those who may be less familiar with trenchless technology and its uses in construction, this is essentially a method of installing or replacing underground piping (often to expand pipeline carrying capacity) without the need for trenching, […]

How Temporary Works Design Can Give Excavation Works A Solid Foundation

Temporary works design being discussed over laptops

What is Temporary Works Design, and how can it help you get your construction project off to a successful start? Posted by the SEL Team Excavations are an important first step in any construction project. Whether the site is large or compact, this process is essential for site preparation and to lay solid foundations before […]

Ground support, Herefordshire

Ground support

SEL worked in partnership with the project team to allow a subterranean leisure area to be constructed in a hillside in the grounds of a property overlooking the Malvern Hills.  Due to the presence of mudstone rock it was not possible for a sheet pile retaining wall to be employed. SEL suggested and delivered a […]

Slimshore, Wraxall

Slimshore system supporting internal walls

SEL assisted a contractor that specialises in the construction of bespoke houses to redevelop a plot of land overlooking a valley outside Bath. Due to planning restrictions the developer was required to retain three walls of the existing structure.  SEL were able to employ our versatile Slimshore System to ensure that the walls were laterally […]

Dokaflex, Somerset

Site Location: SomersetLength of Hire: 4 weeks For this extensive project, our Doka Frami Xlife panels were used for the walls and our popular Dokaflex soffit system was used for the slabs. View more Case Studies.

Bristol Stadium

Site Location: Bristol StadiumLength of Hire: 2 WeeksContract Value: £3.4k Our Client required a double-sided formwork system capable of forming the structure of both a new Retaining Wall and a Hydrotherapy Pool with some complex geometry. Our Design Team produced bespoke designs for each pour element using our new Frami Formwork System. We utilised many […]

Groundwork solutions, Kent

Site Location: Chatham – North KentLength of Hire: 5 weeksContract Value: £12.5k Our Client’s requirements for the installation of a large-scale Storm Water Attenuation tank was fulfilled using multiple bays of our H-Series Hydraulic Bracing system. Once the sheet piles were pre-driven into the ground and our system bracing installed, the Contractor was safely able […]

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