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Board-Formed Concrete

Updated: Feb 18, 2023

Board-formed Concrete is the name for a process of patterning concrete that leaves a wood grain image on the finished face of the concrete. It is a method of construction that is being used more frequently these days because concrete is extremely well-suited as a finished material in modern design, and by imprinting the wood grain on the surface, it visually softens and warms concrete’s somewhat cooler appearance while still allowing concrete to express the construction technique.

Take a look at our recent finished board-formed concrete project;

One of the most common ways to install concrete is using board-formed or poured in place concrete. For walls and decorative surfaces, the quality of the board-formed form work determines the resulting look of the concrete surface.

75 years ago, when steel-reinforced vertical cast in place concrete became the standard in large construction projects, little attention was given to the exterior texture the concrete achieved in the casting process. The concrete was poured, and the impression that the wood forms made on the concrete was just an accepted by-product of the process. The way concrete is created from a mix of materials, then applied via pouring or spreading gives rise to an almost limitless range of forms and finishes.

When combined with a brass finish hand rail along a stairway as picture above and within the video below, the finished result is a timeless, strong structure guaranteed to draw attention. Liam and his team were extremely proud to deliver this project on time and with efficiency.

The team at LF Construction Services have over 15 years experience constructing timber form-work.

For a residential project designed by Chanine Design Architects in Strathfield, Liam and his team were called in to do the board-form formwork for the concrete walls. The first stage of the formwork is to assemble the steel structure and prepare the timber surfaces for the mould.

The timber formwork must be designed to support the loads from placing and compaction of concrete during pouring. All the joinery has to be as straight and true as possible, making sure to mitre all the formwork joins and use the appropriate fasteners.

The big pour day. Concrete is piped into the top of the formwork very carefully section by section followed by a vibrator to compact the concrete. The resulting smooth concrete walls showcase the quality board-form formwork.

Formwork Beams

Render of what the completed building

Our most recent project is currently underway in Darling Point, Sydney.

A brand new multi-story residential home with breathtaking waterfront views. Liam and the team have been enlisted to complete a unique and functional board-formed ceiling.

Click through our gallery below of the latest project images.

Contact LF Construction Services today to find out more information on Board-formed concrete and how Liam's team can assist you.


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