The Company

Hoben International Limited (a subsidiary company of Goodwin PLC) market a range of products under the Soluform brand name. The Soluform range provides a simple, cost effective and environmentally acceptable range of prefilled concrete bagwork for hand placement in applications such as scour protection, void filling, underpinning, the formation of headwalls to culverts and bridges, or protection of riverbanks, walls and bridges and retaining walls. Soluform MSE bagwork consists of soil filled geotextile bags and shear keys between the rows of bagwork with the goal to establish planting on/in the bagwork, to increase biodiversity to the bagwork structure.  Our concrete bagwork products are prefilled with a 32N high strength structural dry concrete mix. We also supply the bagwork in a range of different liners suitable for different applications. In addition to the bags, we also supply ancillary steelwork, needed to strengthen the finished blockwork, or place lined bagwork underwater.
Soil Filled MSE Bagwork (Mechanically Stabilized Earth)

  • Free draining geotextile bag
  • 650mm x 300mm x 120mm
  • Bag weight is 20kg
  • 50 bags per pallet
  • 1 pallet covers approx. 0.8m3
  • High quality sand rich topsoil BS 3882:2015 compliant.
  • Shear keys between the rows of bagwork.
  • Needle punched non-woven polyester

Suitable planting solutions:

  • Pre-grown turf mats
  • Live stake planting,
  • Covering with topsoil and seeding/seeded geotextiles on slopes,
  • Covering with pre-vegetated wildflower mats. Some success with seeded fabric (Hytex) has also been achieved

Concrete bagwork Images & description

  • Supplied with a 32N dry-mix concrete within a biodegradable liner inside an outer biodegradable hessian bag to be placed directly into the watercourse.
  • For placement of dry-mix concrete below water when combined with rebar pins.
  • The liners biodegrade along with the hessian bags over time, leaving just the concrete block. No waste is placed into the watercourse.
  • Our starch based bagwork is manufactured from natural, renewable and sustainable resources.
  • Allows the placement of concrete in most cases without the requirement to dewater or divert the watercourse.
  • Typical finished block dimensions 500 x 250 x 100mm, with 50 bags (1.0T) per pallet (suitable for 0.69m3 of bagwork), 20kg per bag    
  • Supplied with a 32N high-strength structural dry mix concrete.
  • Consists of an outer hessian bag and an inner water-soluble liner.
  • The water-soluble liner dissolves in 10-15 seconds upon the introduction of water.
  • For placement of concrete above water or away from watercourses, subject to regulatory approval.
  • Water-soluble lined bagwork can be pre-soaked prior to placement or soaked after placement.
  • 50 bags (1.0T) per pallet (suitable for 0.69m3 of bagwork), 20kg per bag.
  • Typical finished block dimensions 500 x 250 x 100mm.

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