Fletcher Reinforcing's Max Frank Stremaform Used Throughout New Zealand

Monday 11 November 2019, 7:32PM
By Beckie Wright

Fletcher Reinforcing’s reinforcing steel and reinforcing mesh act as the bones of concrete foundations and structures, and they offer fabrication services from their nationwide branch network for constructions sites, precasters, contractors, and builders throughout New Zealand. Their recent projects have been the Ferguson Wharf and Tauranga University.

Max Frank’s Stremaform Stay-In-Place construction joint system speeds up construction, improves build quality, reduces the need for skilled labour and saves you money. The Stremaform Construction Joint Formwork Systems consists of a special expanded metal mesh which replaces the traditional formwork. It stays in the concrete and eliminates any need for formwork removal or scabbling of the surface prior to the second pour.

Tests carried out by the Technical University of Brunswick show that the resistance of these construction joints to shear forces is identical to that for monolithic concrete. Stremaform construction joint formwork is available independently of Fletcher Reinforcing’s Steel Offer or in conjunction with it.

Stremaform construction joint formwork is ideal for construction joints in slab on grade floors, steel composite flooring, ground or perimeter beams and slab to column construction joints. Stremaform eliminates any need for formwork removal and scabbling, and the installation speed is dramatically sped up when heavily congested with reinforcing. It is dimensionally stable, and designed to withstand concrete pressure during the pour.

The more consistent performance of concrete bond at construction joints results in a monolithic joint, with reduced task duration and greater overlap, with lead and lag tasks reducing the critical path duration.

Fletcher Reinforcing is home to 100% New Zealand-made reinforcing steel and mesh products, and with their help, your concrete foundations and structures will benefit from the strength of their skilled team. From initial estimations and detailing, to manufacturing and on-site placement, their complete service is with you until the job is done, so for more information on steel reinforcement charts and reinforcing bar couplers please go to