Carbon Savings

carbon trust logo

Fast Form promotes the fact the system its is lightweight and also has a very low carbon footprint, so recently we put our methods to the test with help from the University of Grimsby. The examination would compare Fast Form formwork against traditional timber & plywood formwork, these would then be calculated by the amount of CO2 embodied in materials and the transportation process.

The amount of CO2   embodied in these materials used in both systems is taken into account and is considered per kilogram and multiplied by the weight of the unit. The amount of carbon embodied after 100% recycling has also been considered this amount is then added the total CO2  embodied in each unit. This figure then can be used to calculate the embodied carbon amount for a single year.

The results show a significant difference between the embodied CO2 amounts in each of the systems during the unit lifecycle. It is clear that the amount of carbon embodied in Timber and Plywood brackets are up to 10 times more than the amount of the Fast-Form brackets yearly so multiplied by the expected 15 year lifespan of the brackets offers a significant reduction. Even using timber ply with Fast Form instead of Plastic Ply it still offers a huge savings over traditional timber methods with timber using at least 5 times more carbon per year than the Fast Form brackets with Timber ply”, ‘Quote from the Grimsby University’

In Conclusion, Fast Form Systems Ltd will improve your safety, reduce your carbon footprint and save you time and money, typically 50-60% cost and time savings can be achieved against traditional methods and traditional methods use up to 10 times more Carbon, using FastForm can also loweryour Carbon Footprint by 90%.

Broken down we can see the following:

Traditional formwork uses 2.39kg of Carbon per M2

Fast Form with a Plywood Face uses 0.43kg of Carbon per M2

Fast Form with Plastic Ply face uses 0.22kg of Carbon per M2


So take a company constructing 8000 m2 per year and their Carbon use would be:

Traditional formwork uses 19,120.00kg of Carbon

Fast Form with a Plywood Face uses 3,440.00kg of Carbon

Fast Form with Plastic Ply face uses 1,760.00kg of Carbon

So a minimum saving of 15,680.00 kg and a maximum of 17,360.00kg of carbon per year, on top of the labour time and cost savings


Carbon Footprint Report Fast Form

Fast Form FULL Case Study Google Headquarters