Many of the scaffolding solutions designed, built and finally removed by Mitchell's Scaffolding Ltd facilitate new-build housing projects. One of these installations, at a brand new social housing project in Chorley, was particularly complex and presented our team with several challenges.
The project involved building six new semi-detached houses, each of which was to be constructed using timber frames. This method of construction meant that, unlike traditional new builds to which scaffolding is erected in phases to accommodate the work of bricklayers, the bespoke scaffold had to be erected in just one phase.
Pre-start meetings are always arranged to ensure that no detail is overlooked before construction of the scaffold begins. One of the key points raised at the pre-start meeting for this project was the close proximity of the intended site to railway lines and the need to avoid rail services being disrupted. To prevent any boundaries being crossed, additional fencing and brick guards were agreed on.
Staircases were included in the scaffold design to allow easy, safe access. In addition to these, small link bridges were constructed to allow workers to move easily and safely between plots. To allow party walls to be completed, loading bays and internal scaffolds were set up.
Find out more about projects facilitated by Mitchell's Scaffolding in the 'Portfolio' section of our website.