What is formwork?
Formwork is the term used for the process of creating a temporary mould into which concrete is poured and formed. Traditional formwork is fabricated using timber, but it can also be constructed from steel, glass fibre reinforced plastics and other materials.
What is steel fixing?
Steel fixing is a highly skilled construction method used to add skeletal and structural strength to concrete.
Steel bars of various diameters are assembled to engineered drawings to achieve the structural stability of concrete. Our skilled team are able to assemble and fit these to any structure required.
What is concrete?
Concrete is an engineering material that simulates the properties of rock and is a combination of particles closely bound together. It is simply a blend of aggregates, normally natural sand and gravel, or crushed rock.
What is not commonly known about concrete is that there are many different types for different applications. For example: waterproof concrete for an underground basement, or coloured concrete for more visible architectural structures. We are specialists in working with concrete and can help you achieve any structure or finish you wish.
What are pre-cast units?
A pre-cast unit is best described as a bespoke item, made to any size or dimension, that is cast in concrete and then lifted into place.
Examples of this are: internal/external staircases, balconies, motorway barriers, and retaining wall sections. We are able to create bespoke pieces for all areas of your building to help achieve your project vision.
Health and safety
The health and safety of our team, and also the people we interact with in the construction world every day, is vital.
Health and safety is not just about making sure we operate safely during our construction activities, but also about the wellbeing and mental health of our team. It is important to us to have a team of operatives that feel they are valued members of the Bishop Construction machine, and this in turn leads to projects completed safely and to a high standard.