Road forms are a steel form of shuttering used to apply accurate and clean edges to concrete pours; specifically for driveways and pathways, but also for ground slabs and foundations. This kind of formwork is most commonly 150 – 200mm deep, allowing a concrete depth of at least 100mm. Heaton Products are able to provide any length and depth of steel formwork you need, as well as all accessories (such as mould oil), and steel reinforcement.
10cm or 4” is the minimum recommended depth of concrete for driveways, though if large vehicles and HGV are expected to use the road section, then a deeper pour is advised. This depth also depends on the soil your driveway will be built on. Softer soil requires a deeper pour.
While it is possible to purchase round edge road forms, we only supply the superior square edge form. Round edge forms are manufactured by pressing steel into channels, this leaves a rounded edge to the form, ultimately leaving to a soft, and less than precise appearance. Square edge forms offer a true clean, sharp edge, providing a much more professional finish.
Flexible road forms are used to provide a curved edge to pathways and driveways. Being flexible means that almost any rounded shape can be made, yet still ensuring a smooth, crisp edge to the slab.
Road forms are secured in place using stakes. Our square edge forms require 3 stakes to secure them in place. Stakes are driven into the ground within the stake housing of the formwork. Then, once positioned correctly, the stakes are locked in place. If stakes are not used, it is highly likely that the formwork will move during the concrete pour, leading to issues with concrete coverage and poor edgework.
Depending on the soil and depth, stakes can be tough to remove. We recommend purchasing a stake extractor to make this process a lot easier, as well as drastically reducing the risk of injury caused by stake extraction.
How will this item be delivered?
We use our own transport for large items and a national courier for other products. We can deliver to you home or premises, or liaise with site managers to deliver direct to site at a time that suits you. Please contact us for details.
I have a large, bespoke reinforcement project, can you help me?
Sure. Our team of designers and fabricators thrive on this kind of work. We can usually take on highly bespoke or large tonnage projects with fast turnaround. Contact us today to discuss your requirements.
I need [number of] [product] by [date]. Is this possible?
Clearly the complexity of the project, product, process is the limiting factor, but we do try to offer the fastest turnaround possible. Please contact us with your specific requirements and we'll get back to you with a response.
I'm just an individual retail customer, will you sell to me?
Of course! We sell to trade and domestic customers, orders of any size. There's no minimum order on anything we supply.