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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 by avoiding the collapse of walls and ceilings during alterations of an existing structure. For instance, this kind of equipment is often used on a construction site when creating an opening in a load-bearing wall. An adaptable and flexible system, propping and needling is quick and easy to deploy in most cases and can be used in both residential and commercial properties – and in all manner of challenging buildings. To give some examples, this method has been used when working with stone, old timber frames and even traditional cobb-style walls. Spotlight on Slimshore Formwork soldiers have proven to be an effective system for Propping and Needling and come in a range of sizes. A modular propping system with a variety of uses, Slimshore’s soldier units are a useful means of facilitating temporary support of structural walls in construction projects using conventional propping and needling techniques. Slimshore soldiers can be used for a range of purposes, such as prop units (including HD push-pull props and HD props), raking shores and needle beams – making them extremely versatile on site and adaptable to meet a project’s needs at short notice. Using a 4no. or 6 no. M16x40 bolted joint, soldiers can be connected end-to-end, making their deployment quick and easy. This modular approach also makes the kit is easy to transport. When used as needle beams, Slimshore soldiers may be laterally restrained using light or heavy duty raking props to ensure stability, depending on the loading