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How Clayboard is Saving Costs in Construction


We absolutely love Clayboard. It’s – in our opinion – the best construction solution to the problems of ground heave and makes pouring a rock solid foundation slab of practically any size a breeze. But performance is performance – we all know a Ferrari goes fast, but not everybody can afford to drive a Ferrari and, let’s be honest, nobody wants to use a Ferrari for pouring a concrete foundation slab.

So we know that Clayboard performs well – especially compared to alternative products – but how does it help with cost?

Let’s find out how Clayboard is saving costs in construction.

Clayboard is easy to install

Clayboard’s modular design makes it a walk in the park (or, at least, a walk on site) to install. Once you’ve poured your footings, you line up all the Clayboard blocks according to a blueprint, tie them together, install the void pack pipes, and pour the concrete slab.

This doesn’t need any extra expertise, and the blocks’ light weight makes them easy to put in place by hand. So you save a bunch of labour time as workers are able to be easily directed at the beginning before continuing independently once they’ve got the hang of it.

Clayboard is lightweight

Its lightweight construction means that Clayboard is easier to pack and transport – again in terms of labour costs, but also in terms of volume efficiency and fuel consumption. This means you get cost savings during the project, as well as before. Because it’s so lightweight, your first-day apprentice can easily move it around while the experienced members of the team get on with the prep work. And because it’s so lightweight and its neat shape stacks and packs perfectly, you save a huge amount on fuel and are able to better optimise deliveries & transport.

Clayboard is effective

If there’s one thing we’re sure of in life it’s that Clayboard works. Making it easier to prepare the ground and actually pour the slab means there’s a much smaller chance of anything going wrong. It’s a lot less susceptible to human error (though, of course, within reason) and is able to hold literally tonnes of concrete perfectly happily while it sets.

This, in turn, means far fewer headaches for installers, project managers, and your business’ bottom line. And this, in turn, likely means a lot more happy customers – when a job’s done well, you can trust it’ll be done well again! So it’s less stress for you and more likely to result in more contracts.

Let’s do the job properly

If a job’s worth doing, it’s worth doing right. Let’s talk about saving you money while making you more.

6th September 2023

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