NuPod Void Formers

Plastic Void Formers

NuPod®: creating planet-friendly and productive building sites, one slab at a time

An innovative alternative void former, NuPod® is environmentally friendly, ultimately reducing your carbon footprint.

NuPod Forward Thinking Construction Professionals

Void Formers Designed for forward-thinking construction professionals

The NuPod® plastic void former system empowers every person in the building process to access the benefits of a seamless and sustainable concreting workflow. Today’s Homeowners, Architects and Engineers seek partners who care deeply about the quality, sustainability and longevity of the materials used throughout their building projects – even the ones they’ll never see.

By choosing NuPod® over traditional polystyrene void formers for your concrete slab, you’ll support every person in the process – from Architects and Engineers to Builders and Concreters – to reduce their carbon footprint, whilst also accessing the cost-saving and efficiency benefits of the physical properties of our unique, patented system to ensure everything is in situ for their project.

How NuPod® revolutionises the concreting workflow

Every aspect of NuPod®’s void formers for concrete slabs has been carefully chosen to maximise efficiency, from transportation to pouring the concrete slab. The result? A highly productive process and a quality slab – a solid foundation for structural integrity using the practical structure of plastic pods. As an alternative to polystyrene pods, NuPod void formers result in a solid foundation providing structural integrity.



Built from 100% recycled plastic



Innovative, stackable design



Flexible modular system

No Waste

No Waste

Eliminates on-site waste
Close up of the plastic waffle pod system

Laying a quality foundation with NuPod®’s patented design

NuPod® supports concreters to lay quality slabs with exceptional speed and accuracy. Not only that, a NuPod® eco-friendly slab is deemed to conform with Australian Standards AS 2870-2011. Builders and Concreters alike choose NuPod® due to its innovative features, including:

NuPod void formers are the practical, simple, solution for use on expansive soils.

Placed in compliance with Residential Slabs and Footings | Australian Standards (AS 2870:2011)

Why construction professionals choose NuPod® Void Formers

Controlled costs, preventing budget blowouts

NuPod® allows builders to accurately estimate the total cost of the slab, including reo steel and concrete volume.

Easy and cost-effective transportation

NuPod®’s stackable design reduces the freight required to deliver void formers by two-thirds.

Sustainable and planet-friendly solution

NuPod® is made from Australian recycled polypropylene, keeping waste out of landfill and building greener foundations.

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What Our Partners Say About Us

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Oliver Kelly Group

The Oliver Kelly Group has been operating since 2010, they are based on the Northwest Coast of Tasmania.

Gemini Homes

Gemini Homes Mackay is a leading custom home builder that has been serving the Mackay community for over 28 years.

CCS Homes – Wide Bay

CCS Homes are located on the Fraser Coast in Queensland. They have been building custom homes in the area for over 20 years.

Bold Living

Bold Living is a midsized, Queensland boutique builder. They were established in 2010, building homes from Tweed Heads to the Sunshine Coast. They have received the HIA Medium Professional Builder Award.

Frequently Asked Questions

NuPod is designed and manufactured to be a waffle raft slab system with components placed to comply to Australian Standards AS 2870-2011.

The installation of NuPod® is very similar to the principles of a standard polystyrene waffle raft slab.

See the NuPod Installation Guide

Polystyrene pods are placed creating a grid of 110mm wide ribs at 1200mm centres. NuPod is placed creating a grid of 110mm wide ribs with 1100mm centres. This results in a NuPod slab being stiffer (stronger) than a polystyrene pod slab.

NuPod is made from up to 100% recycled plastic which costs more than polystyrene. However, NuPod is designed to be stackable resulting in lower freight cost as NuPod takes up less room.  So the overall cost to deliver to site is competitive.  In regional areas it sometimes costs less.

Overall concrete volume is very similar to polystyrene pods but NuPod will generally use a bit more due to the rib centre’s being closer.  However, NuPod is easier to install.

There are fewer items to place in the NuPod system.  The built-in coupler locks everything together, so it is quicker to install.

Comparison to other void former systems for a 176m2 slab:

  • NuPod pod slab – 352 pieces
  • Polystyrene “Waffle” pod slab – 530 pieces
  • Other available plastic pod slab – 1259 pieces

NuPod is a substitute for polystyrene pods, so the same cover is required as per the Australian Standards.

Good building practice requires that subgrades are prepared to deliver a level building pad. The better the site preparation, the better the final result in concrete usage will be.

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