Preformed columns have a perfect steel finish ready for painting, lining with other products or left bare.
Columns are supplied with 2.9 mm galvanized steel self-bracing formwork and reinforced cage. Column size and steel reinforcement are made to suit design specifications and can be manufactured at any size.
Once in place the concrete can be poured and the upper deck can be completed. The starter bars for the upper deck are already in place ready for the next column placement.
Columns must be ordered six weeks before they are required onsite. We guarantee a four-week delivery after sign off on shop drawings.
A standard column (1000×300, 3m height) weighs approx. 300 to 500kg per column depending on reo specifications.
We utilise every scrap and off-cut of steel minimising the tipping of scrap metal. Less than 1% of non-reusable by-products results from our manufacturing process.
Approx. 20 columns can be installed in half a day using a team of two labourers and a crane (vs 2.5 days for the conventional method – a saving of 1.5 days per 20 columns).
Column cages are fabricated as per structural engineer’s specifications.