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Acrow Props and Wall Supports


What is an acrow prop?

Acrow props are long tubular posts generally made of steel. They provide temporary support to walls and ceilings during construction work. They come in a range of adjustable sizes.


How to use an acrow prop?

Unfortunately, there is no easy answer to this question. Each job is unique and qualified tradesmen should be consulted.


How many acrow props do I need?

This will depend on the weight and height of the wall, ceiling or joist. Acrow props made in the UK are manufactured in compliance with safety standard BS4074.


What size acrow prop do I need?

Acrow props come in 5 sizes; No.0, No.1, No.2, No.3 and No.4. The main differences are in the height. The size of acrow prop will determine the safe working load.


How much do acrow props cost to hire?

Acrow prop hire is cheap costing from £5/week + insurance, delivery and VAT.


What is a strongboy?

A strongboy can be placed over the acrow prop plate to allow for additional support up to 340kg depending on working height and spacing between props. They can be hammered into raked mortar.

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