The workings of the acrow prop

We have been in business for over 15 years and during that time we have become one of the UK’s leading temporary work companies. Undertaking structural support within regeneration projects is a notable service that we can provide and, as our portfolio will attest to, we can work within all kinds of confined spaces. Our team can work with super slim and heavy duty propping, providing the right solution for each setting.

Heavy duty propping exists in a plethora of forms, with acrow props being a rather popular variation. For those who may not be familiar with the concept, the props are pieces of equipment in construction that are used for temporary support purposes. They are made from tubular steel and are adjustable thanks to the large diameter screw thread. This is formed on the outside area of the tube and allows the height to be altered. A loose pin through a number of holes in the inner tube allows for a wider range of adjustment. In addition, the screw thread allows the props to be tightened when already in place, adjusting the load that each one can bear.

When it comes to applications, the acrow props find their main use in shoring, acting as temporary supports during building repair or regeneration works. One typical use is that of supporting an existing horizontal beam while the original masonry supports are removed or repaired.

The original acrow prop actually was only intended for vertical support, but as time went on the range of purposes extended. Shoring push and pull props with swivelling footplates became available and are used to support concrete formwork. Horizontal strutting props shore trench work and are similar to the vertical ones, with the exception of having a ‘claw’ form to their base plates.

At Denon Construction, we have an extensive range of props that can be applied to both light and heavy industrial specifications. We take our regeneration work incredibly seriously, which is why we use only the very best of structural propping systems. If you would like to find out more about our services, we would love to hear from you.