Propping Panels
Props are used to temporarily support precast concrete elements until the permanent fixings are made. Planning for the placement of props is important as they take up a significant amount of space and can affect other site works.

Reid’s Swiftbrace Props are high capacity steel props suitable for the positioning and temporary stablising of;

  • Precast elements
  • Retaining Walls
  • Tiltup Panels
  • Block Walls
  • Formwork

Reid provide advice on propping solutions. This design service is available from your local Reid representative.

Nominal Sizes:  3.5m, 5m, 6.5m, 8m, 10m.  Telescopic props  can be adjusted to any length between 5m and 8.4m with 500mm adjustments.

Design Service for Props

When your precast panels are transported to you, it is desirable that you have a signed off prop design. This is the best way to ensure that your panels are safely propped in accordance with OSH regulations and the Code of Compliance for the Safe Lifting of Precast.  Reid provides this service free to anyone hiring Reid props and using our lifting systems.  Contact our engineers on or 0800 88 22 12 for further information.

Propping Bolts & Accessories

Reid supply the propping structural anchors specific to the propping design supplied by us to the contractor.  This is an engineering calculation and bolts shouldn’t be substituted without consultation with a Reid’s engineer.

HDA18/110    Heavy Duty Anchor               Drill diameter 18mm
AS15/15         Liebig Heavy Duty Anchor    Drill diameter 15mm
AS20/15         Liebig Heavy Duty Anchor    Drill diameter 20mm