Big River Timbers, an Australian manufacturer and supplier of formwork products to the construction industry, has unveiled Armourdeck, made from Deckform steel.

Responding to increasing numbers of enquiries and project specifications for steel decking in commercial projects, Big River Timbers, which manufactures and supplies to customers nationwide, has enhanced its product portfolio to give its customer’s greater choice.

Armourdeck provides a fast, efficient method of creating suspended concrete slabs, offering high performance through its intrinsic strength and good spanning capabilities.

The product has been rollformed from Deckform steel at Big River Timbers’ manufacturing facility in Grafton, NSW and comes in a range of base metal thicknesses (BMT) conforming to AS1397.

Armourdeck has already been specified for various projects across Australia, including offices, units and car parks.

“Responding to our customers is something we pride ourselves on and it has consequently helped build our brand across the country,” said Jim Bindon, Managing Director at Big River Timbers.

“The commercial projects we get involved with require specific solutions, so expanding our product portfolio has been a natural and successful process for us over the years.”

“A number of factors have helped the introduction of the new steel product,” explained Jim Bindon. “Our decision to rollform Armourdeck at Grafton gives us cost efficiencies and control over quality and stock management.”

“Also, the company’s existing distribution network and transport capabilities means that delivery to market will be as seamless as possible, all of which supports our value proposition.”

According to John Kralic, National Market Development Manager at BlueScope Steel , the steel market share of formwork has been on the increase for a number of years.

“It is a testament to Big River Timbers’ foresight that it has enhanced its portfolio to meet customer demand like this,” he said.

“The company has a reputation with the industry and we are confident that Armourdeck will play an ever increasing part in their future business across different markets in Australia.”

Deckform steel, available from BlueScope Steel, is Australia’s well known steel decking material, offering good durability and performance.