For construction work, scaffolding is an essential tool to allow trades to safely reach a building site. However, scaffolding can be vulnerable to weather damage that can jeopardise all the hard work done by contractors. From water ingress to rusting and other weather-related damage, it’s important that scaffolding is fully enclosed with a durable covering. One of the best materials to achieve this is scaffolding wrap. Scaffold wrap is a highly flexible polymer plastic film that shrinks to form a tight finish when heated with a propane gas heat gun. It creates a proper enclosure that is far more effective than tarpaulin sheets and other forms of cladding.
The advantages of scaffold wrapping are numerous, from ensuring the safety of the workmen in wet and windy weather to protecting the surrounding area of a project from pollution caused by grit blasting, painting or concrete cutting activities. It also offers a more professional finish than Monarflex or netting and will impress neighbouring businesses and members of the public who are looking at the building works.
When fitted and heat shrunk ‘drum tight’, scaffold wrap cladding is very robust and resists damage from high winds. This means there is less requirement for maintenance on the scaffold structure and it saves time and money by not having to repair scaffold sheets that may be damaged in stormy weather.
Using shrink wrap on your scaffolding can also help to reduce the amount of dust that is produced while working on a project. This can be an irritation for neighbouring business owners and homeowners and can even cause health issues for them if it is not properly contained. The opacity of scaffold wrap makes it much more difficult for thieves to access equipment and tools on a building site too, so the risk of opportunistic crime is reduced considerably.
Scaffold wrapping can be installed and removed in stages to match up with construction phasing, which can prevent expensive delays while the scaffold is covered. It is an ideal solution for a wide range of projects, including bridge shot blasting, painting projects and asbestos removal and renovations.
If you would like more information about the benefits of scaffolding wrap, or to see how it could improve your build project, please get in touch with us at Britten. Our team are experts in designing and installing bespoke scaffold wraps and will ensure that you get the best result from your installation.
Our wraps are printed in-house and can be supplied in a variety of colours and finishes, making it easy to coordinate with your branding. Whether you need a small cover for a single bay of scaffolding or a large wrap for an entire tower, we will be happy to provide a quotation. We will also discuss your design ideas with you to make sure that we are producing exactly what you want. We pride ourselves on providing high-quality, durable covers that will last for years to come.