An Acrow prop is a telescopic tubular steel piece of construction equipment. It is used as a temporary support. Acrow props are known by several names including shore prop, acro prop, acro jack and post shores. They are height adjustable by a wide diameter screw thread which is on the outside of the tube. The use of a screw thread means that the props are able to be tightened when already in place, which allows...

Safety Before creating an opening in brickwork is advisable to make a list of materials you will need for the project. Don't forget you will require a small scaffold to work safely from. Two steel trestles by 3 or 4 scaffold boards wide is ideal. If you can install a handrail at the back of the scaffold even better. It is amazing how often people are injured from falling even when working at low heights. I'm sorry...

Acrow props are an essential tool for supporting timber beams, or for supporting masonry with timber needles or strongboys. An adequate number of Acrow props, when they’re in good condition and tightened properly, can support the load of just about any project. But if you’re using Acrow props for the first time, or you just want to make sure that they’re completely safe for your next project, you may be wondering how tight your Acrow props...

Acrow props are an extremely valuable tool for projects that require you to support heavy masonry loads, such as supporting a cavity wall. They can also be used when you’re removing structural support beams, and to perform other tasks that require the proper support of heavy loads using a vertical prop. If you’re working on a large-scale construction or renovation project, you may be wondering how many acrow props you need, and how to set them...

All New Butlins Maxi Props - In stores Monday 8th October! Australian Scaffolds are very proud and excited to release the Australian engineered and designed Butlins range of Maxi Props. Available in Mitre 10, Hardware & General, Total Tools, Home Timber & Hardware and VEK Tools stores nationally. We also deliver Australia Wide! Props are certified to AS 3610 -1995, hot dipped galvanised, overlayed oven baked with high vis powder coat from base to underside of thread, Australian engineered...

Bracing Acrow Props Acrow props are one of the best temporary support options if you need to support a large, static overhead load. Whether you’re supporting a ceiling while removing support beams, heavy overhead timbers, or masonry with timber needles or a strongboy, an Acrow prop is a very useful temporary support to have on hand for a number of different projects. But one of the biggest drawbacks of Acrow props is that they have poor resistance...

Acrow props are a great option for vertical support, especially for supporting ceilings in the construction industry when you’re removing support beams, masonry, or any other material. The proper number of Acrow props, when properly installed, can easily support even the heaviest loads, and allow you to conduct repairs and make building improvements without risking your own safety, or the safety of your workers. So, how can you use Acrow props to support a ceiling while removing...

Acrow props are a powerful way to hold up large, static vertical loads. They’re perfect to support a large timber cross beam during construction, for example, or to hold up a masonry wall for repairs. But when it comes to how long you should wait before removing Acrow props, you may have some questions. When is it safe to remove the prop? How should it be done? What precautions should you take? In this quick blog...

There is no single answer for this. The distance that Acrow props should be spaced will depend on the total load you’re supporting, the material upon which they’re resting, the type of load they are supporting, the length of each Acrow prop, and the load bearing capacity of each device....

If you are thinking about using Acrow props (sometimes called a “jack post) for your next project, there are several things you’ll need to know about using them. In this guide, we’ll discuss everything that you need to know about installing them....

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