Improving the quality of housing stock is essential and it is to this end that the Local Authority Renewal Program was set up in Lancashire. Mitchell's Scaffolding Ltd have been involved with several projects carried out as part of this program, two of which were located in Huncoat and Great Harwood.
The renovation works were carried out to a large number of properties, with operations centering on repair/replacement of chimneys and removal/render work. Mitchell's were awarded a rolling contract to supply scaffolding to the large-scale project, with around ten properties at a time having scaffold erected. As each property was completed, the scaffold was removed and re-erected at the following property.
The scaffolding solutions we provided gave complete roofline access to bungalows and houses with two, three or four storeys. Many of the rendered properties had gables; these properties each required a pair of working lifts while the non-rendered properties needed a double handrail edge to prevent workers from falling. Added debris protection was provided with the addition of double toe-boards and gantry installation.
All of the toe-boards and platforms were firmly clamped in place to prevent high winds from uplifting scaffold boards. A minimum of two staff members handled particularly long components to further enhance safety levels.
Find out more about our past successes in the 'Portfolio' section of our website.