Thinking above the conventional
At a height of 30m above ground level, cladding panel damage required repair on this building. After receiving a number of full-height conventional scaffolding proposals, the principal contractor approached Above Scaffolding with a request for some lateral thinking.
Above Scaffolding secured the project with an imaginative design combining the use of electric winches with their Layher Allround scaffolding system.
Cantilevered suspension rigs were assembled on the building’s roof whilst 3 scaffold modules of 7m length and 5m height were constructed concurrently at ground level. The modules were then winched into position and anchored to the suspension rig. To achieve continuous working platforms between the modules, intermediate bays were simply cantilevered into position. Finally, a stretcher stair was assembled to provide access from roof level to the scaffold platform.
Brian Whelan, Managing Director of Above Scaffolding, commented “Our client was delighted with this safe, efficient, and cost-effective solution to address his access problem.”
Thank you to Brian Whelan for permission to use these photos.