One of Scotland’s largest scaffolding suppliers has marked the start of a new partnership with housebuilder Dandara East Scotland on a new Midlothian development.

In its first job for Dandara, JR Scaffold Services – a division of leading construction firm, The JR Group – will deliver scaffolding services for the affordable homes part of the housebuilder’s Shawfair development.

Sitting alongside the development’s 38 private homes, the 18 affordable apartments will be housed within two three-storey blocks.

John Horne, Managing Director of JR Scaffold Services, said: “We’re absolutely thrilled to be embarking on a new project with the team at Dandara East Scotland. A major part of our ethos is partnership working and, based on our early conversations with the Dandara team, we can see a long-term future working together. 

“Scaffolding is a key division of The JR Group and is the foundation on which the business was built, so we’re keen to bring this expertise to the Shawfair development and to play a key role in facilitating the provision of affordable homes on behalf of Dandara. We hope this will be the first of many projects to come.”

Stuart Dallas, Contracts Manager at Dandara, said: “We are delighted to have JR Scaffolding Services – on board for its first development with Dandara, and look forward to working together now and in the future.”

JR Scaffold Services is the original division of The JR Group, and was founded in Govan in 1995. Over the past 26 years, it has grown to become one of Scotland’s largest scaffold suppliers.

JR Scaffold Services’ extensive experience has seen the teamwork alongside Historic Scotland on a host of listed buildings and historic monuments. The team also provides services to many of the UK’s leading private and affordable housebuilders, as well as routinely working on MoD installations, schools, hospitals and government buildings.