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Which among the following is true in case of timber and steel shuttering?
1. Easier to dismantle timber forms compared to steel.
2. Steel forms absorb moisture.
3. Steel forms are stronger, durable, and have a longer life than timber formwork and their reuses are more in number.
4. Steel does not shrink and expand.

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Correct Answer - Option 3 : Steel forms are stronger, durable, and have a longer life than timber formwork and their reuses are more in number.

Explanation:

Shuttering

  • Shuttering or formwork is the term used for temporary timber, plywood, metal, or other material used to provide support to wet concrete mix till it gets strength for self-support.

Types of Shuttering

  • Timber Formwork.
  • Steel Formwork.
  • Aluminum Formwork.
  • Plywood Formwork.
  • Fabric Formwork.
  • Plastic Formwork.

Advantages of steel formwork over timber formwork:

  • Steel forms are more durable and stronger.
  • Steel forms Provide a uniform and smooth surface finish to the structure.
  • Steel forms have Great reusability.
  • Steel is Easy to fix the formwork and also easy to dismantle.

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