Hardy Services were asked to provide a full support scaffold to the building which had fallen in to a state of disrepair following a spell of being unused. The scaffold was erected to shore up the building and prevent any further deterioration.
Support was to be provided for both inward and outward collapse, but due to the poor structural state of the building, no access inside the building could be granted for health and safety reasons.
The scaffold was designed to provide all the necessary support externally, this was achieved by using specialised fixing plates that were bolted to the external façade, which were in turn fixed to the main body of the scaffold. 26 ton of kentaledge was also introduced to the scaffold, which has footprint dimensions of only 5m x 15m.
During the erection of the scaffold, a void was discovered under the ground which prevented the kentaledge being used on the return elevation, but with minimal hindrance and disruption for the client, the problem was swiftly overcome by management.
The works were carried out for a T.E.P on behalf of the Homes and Communities agency (H.C.A).