Innovative formwork for future construction

A fully insulated, internally braced, permanent formwork system that makes sense

Coming to merchants in late 2022, ready for the H1 building code changes.

Top-Tier Thermal Modelling

Meet the next-gen foundation

QuickSet is an insulated, internally-braced, and permanent formwork system for raft foundations that can exist either as a fully-insulated system or as edge insulation alone.

Our patented system is a revolution in foundation design. Incorporating the insulation panel with permanent formwork is a game changer.

Designed to be suitable for 90mm, 140mm framing, and above, the system is highly adaptable and is compatible with all pod systems. We have a solution for every scenario under the incoming H1 changes to the New Zealand Building Code.

Top-Tier Thermal Modelling

Meet the next-gen foundation

QuickSet is an insulated, internally-braced, and permanent formwork system for raft foundations that can exist either as a fully-insulated system or as edge insulation alone.

Our patented system is a revolution in foundation design. Incorporating the insulation panel with permanent formwork is a game changer.

Designed to be suitable for 90mm, 140mm framing, and above, the system is highly adaptable and is compatible with all pod systems. We have a solution for every scenario under the incoming H1 changes to the New Zealand Building Code.

System Features

The stirrup is made from 100% recycled plastic. Aside from holding reinforcement steel, it internally braces the permanent formwork. Two widgets exist on each stirrup, one to connect the stirrup to the back rail within the form, and another to secure the mesh in order to provide additional internal bracing.

The permanent formwork, which remains in place after concrete has been poured, is composed of a dense PVC sheet which is laminated with extruded polystyrene to add further insulation. The aluminium back rail allows the stirrup widgets to be easily attached.

Like the stirrup, the base is also made from 100% recycled plastic. Different base sections exist for straight, corner, and external sections of the foundation. The base can be laid directly over a damp-proof membrane, offering edge insulation alone, or it may be laid over 25, 50, or 75mm insulation, offering a fully-insulated foundation.

The rebate stirrup is made from recycled plastic. Aside from holding reinforcement steel, it internally braces the permanent formwork. Three widgets exist on each rebate stirrup, one to cater for a 120mm rebate, one for a 130mm rebate and one for a 140mm rebate. The spare widgets are used in the upper rail of the form to secure the mesh to provide additional internal bracing.

The permanent formwork, which remains in place after concrete has been poured, is composed of a dense PVC sheet which is laminated with extruded polystyrene to add further insulation.

The brick rebate is permanent formwork and remains in place once concrete is poured. The high impact, dense material is also insulating and is the only product on the market to allow the brick to be insulated underneath and behind. A powder coated snap lock clip locks the form and the rebate together.

Method

QuickSet is designed for simplicity and ease-of-use. Our intuitive click-together system makes installation a stress-free process.

Check out our interactive installation demo to see the system come together before your eyes in augmented reality!

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Case Study

"The pour went off without issue, proving that QuickSet can be adapted for the most architecturally designed houses to meet the H1 changes."

QuickSet took on one of its more complicated foundations to date with this project. Designed by Rosetta Stone Architecture in conjunction with Tetrad Engineering, the foundation had split levels into garaging and deepened edges on the outer side of the building that all needed to be insulated.

We wanted to explore whether the QuickSet system could insulate these areas while also doing so in a single concrete pour. We had used the product in this aspect before but never combined the split and the deepened edge in one pour.

This foundation had a mixture of QuickSet’s Insulated Brick Rebate and QuickSet Form for a 340mm high foundation to allow underfloor heating. With QuickSet’s high-density 300kpa rated extruded polystyrene perimeter insulation with a 25mm expanded polystyrene (EPS) layer for the internal footprint, we achieved a fully insulated foundation for the client.

The pour went off without issue, proving that QuickSet can be adapted for the most architecturally designed houses to meet the H1 changes.