Flooding affects properties all over the UK each year and many millions of pounds are spent in defense against the problem. Mitchell's Scaffolding Ltd were contracted to provide a scaffolding solution to a 70m stretch of Follyclough Brook in Rossendale, giving flood protection to a row of privately-owned houses.
Follyclough Brook runs behind the row of houses. During periods of heavy rainfall, run-off from the brook has the potential to cause flooding and the protective wall already in place had fallen into disrepair. This wall was therefore condemned to be demolished and subsequently rebuilt.
As soon as the design plans were agreed upon, Mitchell's Scaffolding created a scaffold design that would allow for access prior to and during the demolition and rebuild. The scaffolding was duly installed but then had to be quickly removed due to a downturn in the weather: this emergency removal was to prevent the the possibility of debris being trapped on the uprights and bracing standing in the bed.
The scaffold was returned to place three days later and work began, with an estimated time of completion scheduled for 3-4 weeks later. Operatives from Mitchell's Scaffolding were on standby in case the weather turned bad again but further downpours were not as heavy as predicted and work was able to progress to completion, at which point the scaffolding was removed.
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