Mitchell’s Scaffolding Ltd

Follyclough Brooke

Location: Follyclough Brooke, Crawshawbooth, Rossendale

Potential Problems from flooding are to be prevented following the commissioning of scaffold works to a 70m stretch of Follyclough brook.

The brook runs behind a row of privately owned houses in Crawshawbooth, heavy rain and run off from the hillside fields had the potential to cause flooding to the property's, although the houses were built some distance away the existing wall that afforded the original flood prevention had fallen into disrepair.

It was agreed that the retaining wall needed to be demolished and rebuilt to ensure that homes remain flood free.

Prior to the demolition and re- build a full scaffold design was arranged as soon as the design was agreed the scaffold was installed.

An unfortunate turn in the weather saw the emergency removal of the scaffold to prevent the possibility of debris being trapped on the uprights and bracing standing in the bed.

3 days later the full scaffold was re-instated to allow the rebuild works to continue. The project is due to take 3-4 weeks before the full scaffold structure can be removed.

With the bad weather forecast yet again this August the chance of flooding was still very much to the fore, unfortunately the scaffold could only remain in place for a week before once again being removed.

Fortunately the down pour was far lighter than predicted and the scaffold has been re-installed.

Weather permitting all the works are going to plan the scaffold will have seen its final re-install and be ready for striking permanently over the next 10 days.

Mitchell’s will be on standby should the weather worsen all our operatives will be on hand to get the scaffold out should the need arise.

The scaffold has been fully removed and the wall is once again suitable for purpose.


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