We developed it to stop concrete between the joints running out and into the cavity, which would fail routine site inspections.
The Clip is quickly and easily fitted without power tools, timber shuttering or screws, making it a cost-effective option. It’s also manufactured from recycled Polypropylene plastic, increasing its sustainability.
Using the Shutter Clip is safer when compared to placing temporary formwork – effectively temporary works – which the Construction Design Management Regulation (CDM), recommends should be mitigated where possible.
Lightweight but strong, it was developed and tested in-house and trialled on Bison Concrete Products Ltd sites.
Some leading names in construction specify the Shutter Clip, where traditional methods of construction are applied.
Treanor Pujol is one of them:
‘The Shutter Clip is much easier for our installers to use – it’s a quick process because you don’t have to wait for the concrete to stiffen up to put into the ends of the units, making it a cost-effective solution. Using the Shutter Clip means we’re compliant with Building Regs – we’re not using products that we shouldn’t be to create a shutter at the ends of the precast. It also allows us to follow the design of the homogenous floor and that the shear key concrete works as it should.
The Clip actually improves the quality of workmanship which benefits the follow-on trades as it’s easier to build walls off and that the correct loads can be applied. It definitely speeds up the process because we don’t have to send someone to clean concrete from around and in the cavities – so secondary works aren’t needed. One of our housebuilder clients stipulates that we use the Shutter Clip as this gives them a greater standard of finish. It’s a great product’.
Senior Contracts Manager, Treanor Pujol Ltd