Formwork and Scaffolding Services


Uni-span’s support services ensure that all processes pertaining to the formwork and scaffolding solutions are optimised and make for accurate and successful project execution. 

Construction projects can be difficult and dangerous without the proper formwork and scaffolding in place. Formwork and scaffolding are essential elements to any construction project to ensure that safe, reliable work can get done.

At Uni-span, we offer high-quality formwork and scaffolding services that will save you time and money. Our team of experts will help you choose the right products for your project and make sure everything is installed safely and securely. We also offer formwork and scaffolding design services if you require designs and plans to be created to meet regulations and the highest in safety standards too.

Uni-span’s support services ensure that all processes pertaining to the formwork and scaffolding solution are optimised and make for an accurate and successful project execution. Included in our service offering: Technical Design, Timber Engineering, Special Formwork, Technical Support and Refurbishment & Maintenance.

Contact us today to find out more about our range of specialised scaffolding and formwork services and solutions.

Benefits Of Using Professional Formwork and Scaffolding Services

Want to know why you should use scaffolding support services and formwork design from Uni-span? Here’s the main benefits to choosing us:

  • We have over 30 years’ worth of experience servicing the civil, commercial, and power and generation industries
  • We offer the highest quality steel, concrete, and timber formwork and scaffolding
  • We also offer highly specialised technical design services to meet regulation

Technical Design

Advanced and detailed technical designs

Our Technical Design Specialists supply advanced and detailed drawings that adhere to all standards as stipulated in the Construction Regulation Act. The team use state-of-the art design software and will provide technical designs in accordance with your project requirements. All designs conform to the Occupational Health & Safety requirements.

Temporary works 12.1 services are offered as external service.

Timber Engineering

Custom-made formwork elements 

Uni-span has a fully equipped Timber Engineering Workshop for the construction of any custom-made formwork elements. The Vario system is used to create special formwork structures that can be adapted to suit all geometries and requirements, e.g. tie positions or acceptable fresh concrete pressure. It is possible to construct any shape or size of formwork  with various finishes – smooth to rough, special patterns or detailed off shutter finish.

We use this system as project formwork in commercial, industrial and residential construction for particular architectural concrete parts or bridge abutments and retaining walls. Projects:

Project experience includes:

  • Loftus Park – Elliptical wall
  • Heineken Brewery – various circular structures
  • Du Pont Pioneer, Delmas – various shaped and sloping beams

Special Formwork

Custom manufactured according to specific project requirements

A team with extensive international project experience performs an analysis on the special project requirements and develops an optimal and technically mature formwork and/or scaffolding solution. We offer both steel special formwork and timber special formwork. Our technical designers prepare detailed drawings for the manufacturing of special formwork equipment as and when required.

Whether the project requires a unique load capacity, flexibility or surface quality, we will find the right solution.

Examples of special formwork that Uni-span has manufactured include viaducts, spine beams, V-shaped piers and special bullnose panels.

Technical Support

Our team of professionally trained and highly experienced Sales Engineers are on the clock 24/7 to provide assistance when you need it most. A cost-effective, advanced and accurate solution, efficient planning & delivery and on-site support & coordination are what our Sales Engineers, Project Managers and Technical Designers are trained to do.

We understand our market. We understand the pressure. Our promise is to understand our customers’ requirements and provide the right solution to our client. A solution that is unmatched throughout Africa.

Refurbishment and Maintenance

Formwork and scaffolding refurb and maintenance is something we take very seriously.  Incoming site equipment will go through a cleaning process, inspection, repair work, necessary painting and then stacked/palletised. It is important to us that our outbound equipment is of quality, safety and fit for purpose.

Why Choose Uni-span for All Your Formwork and Scaffolding Support?

We understand the challenges that come with operating in the tough African climate which includes dynamic requirements and highly pressurised deadlines. Our promise is to understand our customers’ requirements and aim to serve in the most advanced, cost-effective and efficient manner.

Uni-span has offices throughout South Africa including Johannesburg, Bloemfontein, Cape Town, Durban, East London and Secunda. We also have offices in Ghana and Botswana to service our African customers.