The Spiritual Art Of Scaffolding

Scaffolding on the Boston Stump

Charismatic St Botolph's Church in Boston which is also known as the ‘Boston Stump’ looks pretty spectacular at any time of year, especially from the air. It's persona however, takes on a different yet fascinating front when lovingly wrapped in scaffolding. But this isn't any old scaffolding. This has been brilliantly designed especially for a wonderfully...

Light And Strong – Layher highlights clear benefits for the scaffolding sector

Layher Steel Deck LW

“With scaffolding, access and protection systems, there is no reason why light weight and ease of handling should reduce strength and performance – indeed, this is one of the key drivers behind our ongoing commitment to innovation.”  Sean Pike is UK Managing Director of Layher Ltd, the world’s largest manufacturer of modular systems, and believes the...

Highlights from Bauma 2019

Bauma 2019

Thousands of brands from across the globe descended on Munich, Germany, for the world’s biggest construction trade fair in April. This year Bauma, now 65-years-old, attracted a some 620,000 attendees, representing the industry in no less than 200 countries, giving stand-out exhibitors a chance to impress delegates from almost every nation on the planet. 

Quality and innovation drives our sector

Forgeco

There are many great brands in the scaffolding industry, but when they lose focus on delivering what customers want and need, they’ll wither away and become confined to history. Dale, Managing Director of SCP Forgeco sees innovation as an integral part of brand performance. In our sector, whether you are a contractor,...

British Is Still Best With Brent

Brent Scaffold Boards Ltd

With Brent Scaffold Boards Ltd you know exactly what you're going to get. Not a sales slogan but a basic fact of life. Personal service, quality timber and a no-nonsense honest approach to life in the industry. Maybe this is why they've got clients going back to 1992 when the company began life back in Selby....

Sustainability in Scaffolding or How Not to Pave Paradise

Sustainability in Scaffolding

When, in 1970, Joni Mitchell sang about how “you don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone/They paved paradise/And put up a parking lot”, she was way ahead of her time. The world’s economies ploughed on regardless in a headlong rush for ever greater development.  Here in the UK, we have now reached...

UK System Scaffold’s PAS system takes heavy footfall in its stride

UKSSH

UK System Scaffold Hire has become the "go to" specialists for companies requiring public access staircases (PAS).  UKSSH's unsurpassed product knowledge combined with HAKI's superb Public Access Staircase have provided fully compliant access solutions at sports and leisure venues including football stadia, major flower shows and boat shows as well as at railway stations...

Acorn gives structure to the biggest events

Acorn Event Structures at Creamfields

By 2017 the UK event equipment hire market had reached an annual value of £600million, according to AMA Research.  For most people this sector means audio and lighting rigs, props, effects, portaloos and security fencing, but larger structures, staging and seating accounts for one of the biggest proportions of industry spend.  It’s understandable,...

Interview with CEO PHD Group Alan Brockhouse

Founded in 1984 by Bernard Dwyer, London-based PHD has established as one of the go-to construction access firms in the country, providing scaffolding solutions to a broad range of projects. In recent years those have included One Hyde Park, the London 2012 Olympics, the Cutty Sark’s restoration, Victoria Tower at the Palace of Westminster, and both Kings Cross and...

SGB – Building It Back Up

After a tumultuous few years, legendary scaffolding and access company SGB are well and truly back in business as part of the BrandSafway group. We spoke to Kevin Fitzpatrick, head of commercial and mechanical businesses for the UK, about the company’s decision to return to their original name and the prospects for the future. What’s in a name? Quite a...

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