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Three-year Scaffolding Project Gets Underway at Big Ben

Scaffolding is now visible as a three-year programme of essential works to conserve the Elizabeth Tower, the Great Clock and the Great Bell, also known as Big Ben gets underway. Over the next three to six months scaffolding will continue to creep up the UK's most famous clock tower. In a carefully planned program of works in consultation with Historic...

Dutch scaffolders complete giant scaffolding staircase in Rotterdam city centre

Scaffolding Staircase

Dutch firm erects an impressive scaffolding staircase in Rotterdam city centre. Amsterdam based scaffolding firm Dutch Steigers have completed a huge Layher system staircase in the heart of Rotterdam city centre. The staircase forms one part of several new exciting projects within the city by contemporary architects MVRDV. MVRDV co-founder Winy Maas believes the project is the first step in creating a new network...

GKR Scaffolding completes largest of its type Layher staircase

GKR Scaffolding erect the UK's largest of its type Layher staircases. The challenge for Rochester, Kent based GKR Scaffolding Ltd. (GKR), build two match day staircases for access and egress to the East and North stands for the new stadium for Tottenham Hotspur Football & Athletic club in London. The stadium is being built adjacent to the existing one and...

City Access Scaffolding saves contractor thousands with innovative build

City Access Scaffolding saves contractor thousands with innovative build

Edinburgh based City Access Scaffolding (CAS) recently brought an out-of-the box solution to its Boroughmuir High School scaffolding contract. At the heart of the new school is a multi-functional atrium, which using a traditional birdcage scaffold would have meant a design requiring 13,000 m3 of scaffolding weighing around 56 tonnes. CAS considered another way and used CAD (computer-aided design) from a...

Layher brings ‘world’s first’ solution to major refurbishment project.

The world’s first use of the new universal aluminium HD beam from Layher is bringing key benefits to a major refurbishment project in Reading. Constructed entirely from lightweight aluminium, the design features integral Allround rosettes as bracing points which utilise customers’ existing stocks to lace and brace pairs of beams together. It can work with a variety of other adaption...

Crossway commence work on complex truss out project

Scaffolding contractor Crossway commence work on the historic Coopers Buildings in Liverpool. Crossway have reported that the scaffolding structure currently being erected in Liverpool City Center is the most complex scaffold the firm has undertaken to date. As the Coopers Building is on one of the busiest shopping precincts in Liverpool, it was decided that the scaffold could not be founded...

Godiva Erect Largest Free Standing Scaffolding in Coventry

Godiva Group have erected what is believed to be the tallest free-standing scaffolding in Coventry. Godiva were contacted by Coventry’s University Hospital Maintenance contractor Vinci Facilities to assist with an emergency scaffold at the hospital, due to the potential of spalling Render on an area of the building adjacent to the emergency ambulance entrance. Godiva contacted system manufacturer AtPac who produced...

SGB Provides bespoke scaffolding for complex bridge refurbishment project

SGB has successfully completed a complex scaffold on the historic Welsh 'Chain Bridge' The major Welsh landmark has benefitted from a bespoke scaffolding and access solution provided by the BRAND owned SGB. The historic ‘Chain Bridge’ in Llangollen, Denbighshire is undergoing a £465,000 restoration, and the scaffolding and access work carried out by SGB is central to the project. The 1929...

Sellafield saves £300K using unique rolling scaffolding system

Sellafield

An innovative scaffolding solution has saved more than a third of a million pounds of UK taxpayer’s money in the clean-up of one of the most hazardous decommissioning projects at Sellafield. The unique rolling scaffolding system from Layher has been introduced for the first time to the Sellafield site to help speed up the decommissioning of the First Generation Magnox...

Complete Access installs major power line protection over M25

Scaffolding contractors, Complete, have installed over 200 tons of scaffolding to successfully complete a huge challenging power line protection scaffold over the M25 motorway. The Barnsley based firm, Complete Access Specialist Contracts Ltd have finished a substantial large-scale system scaffold with a protective netting spanning the busy M25 motorway below. Working for Interserve Industrial on behalf of SSE, Complete erected the...

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