Mitchell's Scaffolding often design, supply, build and subsequently remove scaffolds designed to facilitate new build projects. One such project we completed involved creating a complex bespoke scaffold for a brand new social housing project in Chorley.
The new semi-detached houses, two to a plot across a total of three plots, are made using a timber frame construction method. Unlike traditional new builds, where scaffolding is erected in phases to accommodate bricklayers, for timber-frame builds the scaffold must be erected in a single phase.
We always carry out detailed inspections and pre-start meetings to ensure that the scaffolding solution we design is nothing less than perfect. One key point discussed during pre-start meetings for this particular project was the close proximity of the site to railway tracks: it was essential to address additional requirements that would ensure train services were not impeded. Brick guards and additional fencing were agreed on to prevent the possibility of crossing any boundaries.
Work began on the first plot, with four sides up to roof height. Improved access at each scaffold level was provided with staircases and second and third scaffolds were installed as soon as the first was completed. Our scaffolds included small link bridges, which were used to allow ease of movement for contractors between plots, ensuring that injury risk was reduced and efficiency enhanced.
The installation of loading bays followed before internal scaffolds were set up to allow for party walls to be completed. Once this had taken place and after some alterations to roofing and checking for water-tightness, all scaffolds were removed and the job was complete.
Find out more about projects facilitated by Mitchell's Scaffolding in the 'Portfolio' section of our website.