Tilt-Up construction is fast becoming a preferred construction method and there are some very good reasons for that. Here are just seven –
1. Good economic sense
Tilt-Up construction makes sound financial sense. It eliminates the need for scaffolding and vertical forming and there is no need to pre-purchase building materials, you use the material as soon as it’s made. Concrete is very price –stable too.
2. Fast-tracks construction
The construction industry can be beset by hold-ups but Tilt-Up construction helps fast-track your building project. Panels are cast horizontally and literally ‘tilted up’ into their vertical position, a method that is quick and efficient.
3. Safe as houses
Tilt-Ups are one of the safest construction methods as there is no scaffolding and no vertical formwork. The panels are constructed horizontally at ground level, usually using the floor slab as a solid and stable work surface. Also, fewer workers are involved and the project cycle is shorter, which represents reduced opportunities for accidents.
4. Highly versatile
We love to work with Tilt-Ups as it allows us to custom design our buildings. We can work with any ideas our clients have and create something that is purpose-built to meet their desired outcomes – both in function and aesthetics.
5. Ten stars for durability
Concrete is very resistant to fire and is less likely to be damaged with impact than timber or steel. Tilt-Up buildings handle storms well and are not easily damaged by hail. They also age well, showing little sign of deterioration after many years. And they are rodent-proof.
6. Quality, quality, quality
Tilt-Up construction utilises the latest technologies to facilitate quality design and construction. It also lends itself to colour or textural treatments so can provide aesthetic advantages too.
Shadforth Lythgo is very experienced in Tilt-Up construction and would love to chat with you about how this technology can benefit your building project, whether it’s a private residence or a commercial property.