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If you’ve come to the realisation that precast manholes aren’t the best solution for your manhole needs give the team at Manhole Form Hire a call today on (07) 3801 5666. We service the East Coast of Australia, covering Brisbane, Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne and everywhere in between. With warehouses full of manhole forms we have the form you need when you need it.

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Hiring manhole forms for unique manhole specs means you’re able to complete the manhole in half the time it would take for a precast form to be ordered and delivered. When you hire manhole forms you can place them together in a range of configurations and stack them to the height you need. By doing this you’re able to cut down on separate concrete pours which in turn strengthens the manhole despite its unique specs.

Do you use the exact same manhole on every project you work on? Or are you faced with different manhole specifications on every new project you work on? While some manhole specs are used regularly there are times where there is a need for unique specs. When this happens how do you get the manhole you need? Do you order a specially made precast manhole? Or do you order the manhole forms you need and create the manhole you need on-site?

3. Hiring manhole forms means you can meet unique specs in half the time

Cracks and chips in precast manholes almost always mean they can no longer be used, which is a waste of time and money for the construction project as well as the company that supplied them. The costs associated with ordering replacement precast access chambers can completely blow the construction budget. Using a manhole form ensures that concrete is poured and cured exactly where you need it, removing any risk of damage during storage and transport.

Leading on from the point above, when you hire manhole forms you get them delivered when you’re ready for them, not when it suits the precast concrete manhole supplier. When precast manholes are delivered to the construction site early they run the risk of being damaged before they’re even able to be installed. With construction machines, trucks and utes constantly moving around the site, even precast forms placed in the safest area run the risk of being accidentally damaged.

​2. Manhole forms are on-site when you need them, not weeks before

Anyone that’s worked on a construction site knows how things can change in an instant. One day everything is tracking well and the next a discovery is made that delays the construction project for weeks. Delays often result in changes to the original construction plan. If you’ve already ordered your precast manholes and they’re on their way they’ll have to sit on-site for weeks, potentially obtaining damage during this time.

​1. Changing a manhole form hire is easier than changing a precast manhole order

Below we’ve broken down the 3 reasons why you shouldn’t buy precast concrete manholes.

Precast manholes can seem like the better option for a busy construction site, they’re delivered and you don’t have to do anything but install them. But as with any quick solution, it ignores a number of risks that are associated with it. While hiring manhole forms may seem more laborious in the short run they have continuously proved themselves to be the smarter choice to fulfil your manhole needs.

Even if you are able to halt the delivery of your precast concrete manholes you will more than likely incur more charges related to delivery or storage. Then of course if your precast manholes have been cast specifically for your construction project and the models need changes you could potentially be out of pocket even more. Alternatively, if you hire your manhole forms you just have to cancel the delivery and re-order when you need them.


Why you shouldn't buy precast manholes

Don’t buy precast manholes

It may seem biased, but here at Manhole Form Hire, we’re not the biggest fans of precast manholes and access chambers. But hear us out, there are quite a few real, legitimate reasons why in-situ forms are a good idea. We’re always ones to champion the benefits of hiring manhole forms and really, why wouldn’t you? When you’re able to customise every manhole form order to the exact civil standards and specifications of your project, have the forms delivered when you need them and change your order when you need, why would you do it any other way?

To help, you can view and download our latest prices, delivery charges and guidelines from the links below and get in touch with us using the enquiry form or call us on (07) 3801 5666 or 0437 015 666.

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