ReFORM strippable formwork by ZEGO Building Systems was specified for a new amenities block being built as part of the new sports facility at Karuah’s Lionel Morten Oval.

Two levels of Government, Cricket NSW and the Port Stephens community came together to make this project possible. The project is funded by Port Stephens Council, the Australian Government’s Move it Fund and the Australian Cricket Infrastructure Fund. Construction work on the modern sports facility is almost complete.

The project involved demolishing the existing amenities building and replacing it with a new purpose-built facility comprising of amenities, change rooms, a canteen, dedicated umpires/ referees facilities, a first aid room and storage. ZEGO Building Systems supplied their ReFORM strippable formwork to cast an off-form concrete finish on the new amenities block.

ZEGO ReFORM was specified for this project to create a maintenance-free, durable and long-life internal and external finish. The ReFORM typically is a Class 4 finish featuring a unique stretcher bond pattern. While traditional plywood can be used a couple of times only, ZEGO ReFORM can be used multiple times with some clients re-using up to 30 times over. The formwork is also simple to transport and store between projects.

The new building is expected to be completed in May 2020.