Timber formwork advantages

timber formwork

Formwork is either temporary or permanent moulds which hold materials like concrete.

Timber formwork takes the form of a structure of boards surrounding an open cavity, and also offers several advantages over other formwork types.


Timber formworks can be constructed at a lower starting cost when compared to steel because of its availability and cheaper production costs. The cost of timber will be dependant on the quality of the wood.


People new to building formwork typically choose timber as it requires no special tools nor a high level of construction experience. It is also easier to handle as timber is a lightweight material.

Aesthetically pleasing

You can achieve an aesthetically please architectural effect by using formwork. Painting the timber and using an oil or epoxy treatment can increase the life of the timber formwork, allowing you to use it many times.

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