The scope of work carried out by Mitchell's Scaffolding Ltd is truly diverse, covering the widest range of building types imaginable from old, listed structures to brand new building projects. Here we look at a unique project we completed.
The Yorkshire Bank building is located on Manchester Road in Burnley, where it stands on a busy corner. When upper-level window decoration work was planned, the owners contacted Mitchell's Scaffolding Ltd to provide a comprehensive scaffolding solution to provide safe access.
The time allotted for the project, a single Sunday, meant that we had to work quickly to meet targets. This short working time ensured minimum disruption to passing traffic and allowed the bank to offer completely uninterrupted service to its customers.
The installation of the scaffolding was designed to allow window decoration and replacement to take place quickly and safely. A licence and scaffold permit were obtained through Lancashire Highways due to the unique positioning of the structure.
The scaffolding structure we designed included three fully-boarded lifts at the base to allow rapid, unobstructed access to the building. There was a danger of escaping debris causing injury to passing pedestrians and so debris nets were installed to prevent this from occurring.
A final safeguard was provided in the form of a fan, which was run in to the full perimeter at the lowest point. Ladder access was built at each level and ladder traps installed. To ensure complete stability, the whole scaffolding structure was firmly tied to the building.
Find out more about our past projects in the 'Portfolio' section of our website and get in touch with our skilled technical team for further information on our scaffolding services.