MEVA Original Used Formwork

Inspected and regenerated formwork for excellent concrete finishes

Data & Facts

  • Project
    • Apartment building, Neumarkt, Germany
  • Principal
    • Donhauser GmbH
  • Contractor
    • Baugeschäft Lukas GmbH
  • MEVA systems
  • Engineering and support
    • MEVA Schalungs-Systeme GmbH, Munich office, Germany

Flexible in use

When MEVA rigorously inspects, cleans and reconditions selected, used formwork, the results become part of the MEVA Original Used Formwork brand. The used formwork panels are inspected and treated individually according to the official quality criteria.

“We provide a double warranty on MEVA Original Used Formwork for functionality and the alkus all-plastic facing,” says Tarc Fröhlich, Region Director Americas. “We are able to do this because as the manufacturer we have absolute faith in our products and because, after all, we built them in the first place. Simply the Original!”

Tried-and-tested quality
Having proven their worth in a great many applications, MEVA formwork systems, like all formwork, start to show signs of wear. That is why our used formwork is precisely inspected and then reconditioned if necessary. The robust frame is cleaned of concrete residue and other contamination using a 1,000-bar high-pressure cleaner. Thanks to the closed frame profile, no concrete can adhere on the inside, making cleaning on the construction site much easier. At the same time, the frame profile ensures that MEVA formwork systems have a high level of stability and torsional stiffness. 

Economy without losing quality
With MEVA used formwork, every single panel is industrially cleaned and is subject to an additional inspection to ensure that all MEVA quality standards are met. With its double warranty, MEVA also guarantees the full functionality of the frame as well as key characteristics of the alkus all-plastic facing. This includes that the facing is UV resistant and rigid, does not rot, and that no rippling occurs. 

Premium class: reconditioned
In the premium class the same double warranty is valid for a period of five years. After undergoing the same reconditioning as standard used frames, the frame is also shot-blasted to remove all residual coatings and dirt. The frame is then coated with a white or red coating depending on what formwork system it is. 

Reconditioned facing
Before it is installed, the MEVA formwork experts completely recondition the alkus all-plastic facing. First the facing is cleaned using a rotation cleaner. Scratches, nailing holes, and other damage are permanently repaired. The repairs are made using the same material and allow the facing to be brought back to a state that would not be possible with plywood or other plastic facings. The alkus all-plastic facing retains its technical characteristics, is smooth, and is stable over the entire surface. Therefore, it can be easily cleaned on the construction site using a high-pressure cleaner.

Numerous construction projects
MEVA’s used formwork delivers excellent concrete finishes for many years. This has been confirmed by numerous construction projects on a daily basis. One of these is located in the Upper Palatinate region of Bavaria in Germany. A new residential housing is being built here by Baugeschäft Lukas GmbH using formwork systems from MEVA. Two separate buildings with several residential units, two cellars and an underground garage offer sufficient space for up to 14 families.

Getting to know each other at bauma
A year earlier the construction company bought the formwork systems utilized, AluStar and StarTec, from MEVA as used formwork. “We were already aware of the flexible fields of applications offered by these systems while visiting the MEVA booth at the bauma in 2016,” reported Siegfried Lukas, managing director at Baugeschäft Lukas GmbH. “We then bought the formwork in 2017 and have been using it non-stop in our building projects ever since.”

Flexible in use
The latest construction project consists of a residential development project of two individual buildings with separate cellars and a total of 14 residential units. Harald Lukas explains that the cellars were formed using AluStar and StarTec “because the height of 9 ft was a perfect match.” The large-area StarTec panels with a width of 4.45 ft enabled rapid construction progress to be made. Smaller AluStar panels are used especially in the corner areas. “This makes us more flexible, as we do not require a crane to move the lightweight aluminum panels.”

Positive conclusion
And the conclusion after two years using MEVA Original Used Formwork? “Absolutely no complaints,” Siegfried Lukas is happy to say. “Right from the start everything went without a hitch.” The quality of the used MEVA formwork is, as promised, excellent,” adds Harald Lukas.