Formcraft Pty Ltd is the manufacturer and national supplier of the Formcraft range of eco-tech building systems which includes FormPro® insulated concrete wall systems, FormDeck™ insulated concrete slabs, and FormView® double glazed windows & doors.Formcraft ICF (insulated concrete form) building systems are premium, fast-track, energy-efficient and cost-effective systems that offer significant environmental and economic benefits compared with traditional, slower, less energy efficient systems such as double brick, brick veneer and cement block construction.
ICF construction technology combines the structural strength and durability of reinforced concrete with the energy saving attributes of expanded polystyrene insulation (EPS) and is being widely adopted throughout Australia in response to the need for more energy-efficient and cost-effective construction systems. There is a huge, largely untapped market in the construction sector throughout Australia for new energy efficient, cost effective building systems with the potential to supersede the less energy efficient forms of construction of the past. Formcraft’s insulated concrete form (ICF) building technology for durable, insulated wall and slab systems is poised to become market leader in Australia in ICF construction.
Formcraft is a young Australian owned company manufacturing its new propriety building systems in Australia and supplying all states and territories through its national distribution network of regional distributors. The global energy crisis and Australian Government legislation requiring greater energy efficiency in all residential and commercial construction means the time is right for Formcraft’s new energy efficient building systems in the Australian market. The insulating EPS form panels for Formcraft’s FormPro® and FormDeck™ ICF systems are manufactured in WA by Formcraft at polystyrene manufacturer R Max’s Kewdale plant. In addition, FormDeck™ panels can be manufactured in a number of other states using R Max production facilities in those locations.
The company’s national sales and distribution model entails state-based regional distributors supported by Formcraft sales agents in all Australian states and territories. Each regional distributor may be given exclusive territory rights under a distributorship agreement.
Supplying all states from Formcraft’s production cente at Kewdale in Western Australia has proven to be economically viable. There are economies in back-loading FormPro® panels to all of Formcraft’s distributors outside of WA from the rail and trucking freight centre which adjoins Formcraft’s production facilities. Formcraft’s Regional Distributors perform a number of essential supply and service functions. Their key role is to service their regional market, ensuring that their clients – accredited builders, owner builders, building companies and developers – are supplied with Formcraft building products in an efficient and timely manner and given the necessary training and support to ensure high quality installation.
Because ICF building systems are relatively new in Australia, the markets are largely untapped and there is huge potential for growth of the business.With increasing emphasis being placed by the Government on energy saving and the ramping up of energy efficiency requirements in building codes throughout Australia, this is an ideal time to tap into an expanding market. Six star energy ratings are becoming mandatory for new residential buildings from in most states and, in the commercial sector, Green Star certification is fast becoming a business imperative.
Formcraft provides a comprehensive training program and ongoing support for all its Regional Distributors.
Formcraft Head Office supports all its Regional Distributors by providing a range of operational and administrative systems, for example estimation, quoting, project management and QA systems, as well as technical documentation, and design and construction manuals for all its products and systems. Part of Formcraft’s management philosophy is to provide on-going support to all its regional distributors, sales agents, Accredited builders and employees, and to lead by example. We look forward to an exciting future through our involvement with like-minded partners in the Australian construction industry.
To assist regional distributors to acquire the know-how to supply and install Formcraft’s ICF systems in their sales territory, Formcraft provides the relevant training programs. Formcraft Pty Ltd has a team of qualified trainers to provide the relevant training. Participants are assessed during the program on key theoretical aspects and practical skills, and are issued with a Certificate of Competency on successful completion of training.
In order to be considered for a Regional Distributor position, applicants are required to meet all or most of the following criteria:
Regional Distributor operations will be governed and safeguarded by a Regional Distributor’s Agreement with Formcraft Pty Ltd.
If the opportunity is of interest and you meet the eligibilty criteria pleae fill out the expression of interest form here.