Scaffolding & Formwork

Kirtanlal International is a company that prides itself in quality services through both the engineered solution and the execution of that solution by timely delivery of materials and correct utilization on site. The quality of the materials and experience of its staff are the key features which will ensure complete customer satisfaction.
Through a network of outlets across the GCC Region, we are in an enviable position to avail to the public a wide selection of internationally recognized scaffold and form work systems on a hire and sale which are already proven as one of the best available to the construction market today.
We have the ability to provide on a Sale & Rental basis, the following scaffolding components :
Cuplok (Grade 43c and Grade 50c ) system scaffold
Kwikstage propping components
Allround system scaffold
Props to BS, EN and DIN Standard certification.
All Components can be finished in galvanized or in painted form to the Clients own requirements.
 
Our group company, Al Zahra Scaffolding TR LLC have stocks of scaffolding and formwork materials which are available on the rental basis along with technical support and site supervision. We aim to provide an engineered solution to all your scaffolding and formworks requirements through the safe and efficient use of our rental materials.
Please refer to our Standard Terms and Conditions of trade for both hire and sale of material.

Materials available for rental:

Aluminum beams and steel walers

This system comprises of aluminum beams used vertically supporting the plywood whilst a high grade steel waler is used horizontally to restrain the forms. Due to the height of the form, several layers of walers will be used to restrain the form parting. A through tie system will be used to hold the forms together creating the correct concrete sizes required. Vertical alignment is achieved by the use of push pull props being attached to the horizontal walers via a common base plate fixed to the ground.

When used in the column application, vertical aluminum beams will support the plywood face while the horizontal steel walers will connect together to form the outer yoke. Vertical alignment is achieved by the use of push pull props on two phases of the column box. Access platforms for labours can be provided which connect onto the horizontal walers for access during the concreting operation.

We carry two sizes of aluminium beam in our rental stock. The KT 150 is a twin web beam, utilising its strength as a primary support beam on both the Techlok system scaffold on the prop supports.

The KS 150 is a single web beam, providing support to the plywood facia on both slab support and wall / column form.

Each size beam has a timber insert which provides a secure method of fixing the plywood facia by either screw or nail fixation.

Techlok system scaffold / Aluminium Primary or Secondary Beams

Techlok system scaffold comprising of adjustable bases being positioned into the base of the standard to ensure level installation. The standard being connected together by the fixation of the blade end from the horizontal being locked by the captive rotating top cup, locking up to four horizontal elements in one action making it a highly efficient connection. Adjustable jacks are then inserted into the top of the open ended standard onto which is located a fixed fork head. Into this fork head, aluminium primary beams can be located to carry aluminium secondary beams onto which plywood decking can then be attached. Clients own timbers ( H20 TFB  or softwood ) can be located within the fork head for supporting purposes as an alternative to the aluminium beams.

 

 

Props

 

Props can be utilized to support the aluminium beams where heavier loads are not anticipated. Due to their versatility, props when design calculations have been carried out can be located along the primary beams easily, providing the Contractor a very economic and versatile method of deck support.

Techlok Access System

Techlok system scaffold comprising of adjustable bases being positioned into the base of the standard to ensure horizontal installation of the ledgers. The standards being connected together by the fixation of the blade end from the horizontal being locked by the captive rotating top cup, locking up to four horizontal elements in one action making it a highly efficient connection. A basic scaffold design will consist of a scaffold built up from 2.50m bays x 1.30m width. The general lift height will be 2.00m between platforms. These will be constructed from either white kiln dried softwood, LVL timbers or steel platforms.  Access to the platforms will be provided either by external ladder or an internal staircase constructed in conjunction with the access scaffold.
Note : Structural ties must be positioned and connected to both the structure and the building in a safe and structurally sound configuration. Reference should be made to a scaffold design made by a competent Engineer when constructing such an access scaffold.

 

 

Timber boards and working platforms

Working platforms are created by placing timber boards, generally 3.90m x 0.225m x 0.038m in size upon transoms, spaced at distances regulated by the thickness of the board, and positioned in such a way so as not to create a ’ trap’ or opportunity for an accident to occur. However working platforms can also be created by using Laminated Veneer Lumber ( LVL ) Boards which are far stronger and durable than the traditional kiln dried softwood timber from Europe. Steel boards can also be provided especially within Industrial applications or where ‘hot works’ may be designated.
Reference should be made to BS 5973, Code of Practice for Access and Safe Working Scaffolds in the construction and maintenance of access scaffolds.

 

Traditional scaffold tube and fittings

This type of scaffold should always be constructed by skilled men who have been trained in the erection of scaffolds using traditional tube and fittings in accordance with EN12811-1 and TG20:13. These are scaffolds built from plain, unpainted or galvanized tubes of 48.3mm OD x 4mm wall thickness. Connections are made by double couplers forming connections at right angles or swivel couplers creating couplings at an angle. Tension joints are created using a sleeve coupler while compression joints are created using a joint pin. Safe Working Loads of fittings are shown within the EN12811-1:2003 and TG20:13 guide to good practice for scaffolding with tube and fittings.

 

 

 

 

Stairway Towers

These are constructed using standard components from the Techlok system along with specially designed staircase units which locate over the horizontal members of the tower to give a clear unobstructed passage to any working level.

Site Application

The stair treads are 0.90m wide and made from aluminium stiles with aluminium treads which easily connect together to construct the staircase unit.
The staircase can be of 8 or 10 leg configuration, depending upon the height and loading conditions required.
The staircase units are 5.1m x 2.5m in plan and must be tied to an adjacent structure for stability.

 

 

Mobile Tower

Standard components form the Techlok System can be used to form either a square or rectangular platform by the addition of four Techlok castor wheels.
The platform will be constrained using scaffold boards spanning across the width of the tower. If the width exceeds the safe span of the scaffold board, then intermediate transoms shall be utilised to support the scaffold board mid span.

Each tower shall be face braced on four sides to full heights. Plan bracing should also be incorporated during the construction of the tower.

Maximum working load on all tower is 10KW. Check platform capacity. All tower with platform levels above 5.90m should be erected on steel caster wheels. Apply break on all caster wheels before use and DO NOT move whilst men or materials are still on it.

We have the knowledge and capability of designing scaffolding and form work solutions to the most intricate and complex of Clients requirements. We implement both BS and ASTM Standards in the design and production of scaffolding systems and maintain strictly controlled tolerances within the production stage of this material. We have in depth knowledge about castings; forge work, press working and fabrication which allow us to maintain production to a very high standard, reflected by the Cliental which we are presently associated.

Healthy & Safety guidance notes for further reference

BS 1139. Pt 1. Scaffold tube

BS 1139. Pt 2. Scaffold fittings

BS 2482. Pt 1. Scaffold boards specifications

SG 4: 10 Preventing falls in scaffolding and false work. ( NASC )

BS 5795 Code of practice for false works.

TG 20:13 Guide to good practice for scaffolding with tube and fittings.

EN 12811-1:2003 Guidence in the safe use of scaffold tube and fittings.