Scaffold for Facade Repairs of a Curved Building

Posted By T.McDougall  
22/07/2020
15:00 PM

Building façade repairs are not always ‘straight forward’ and often pose unique challenges.

This essential building façade repair in Sydney posed 2 main challenges:

  • Scaffolding around a curved building
  • Scaffolding without tying to the building

Alphasafe took on this interesting project and was able to overcome both major constraints.

SCAFFOLDING AROUND A CURVED FAÇADE

Using precision engineered German scaffolding, Layher Allround. We were able to utilise its connection to form a curved scaffold.  Not only overcoming one of the project constraints, but also utilising fewer scaffold components than traditional scaffold systems.  Which resulted in a more efficient, and safe outcome.

SCAFFOLDING WITHOUT TYING TO THE BUILDING

The strength of our Layher Allround braces contributed to our efficient free-standing design and allowed for 6.5m between buttresses.

SCAFFOLDING WITHOUT TRIP HAZARDS

With a commitment to eliminate risk, we identified that lapping planks between each section of our curved scaffold presented a risk to workers using the scaffold platform.  To eliminate this trip hazard Alphasafe utilised a unique low-profile component which reduced the lapping plank depth from 35mm to only 6mm.

LIGHT WEIGHT SCAFFOLD SOLUTION

The overall efficiency of our scaffolding design kept the weight of structure to a minimum, thus avoiding having to back-prop below the ground floor slab.

Our client was impressed with our design, and delighted by our ability to achieve a build time of 9 days for this scaffolding project.

BUILDING FAÇADE SCAFFOLD SOLUTIONS

Do you require scaffolding for a challenging façade repair?

Do you need a scaffold but can’t tie to the building?

Contact Alphasafe today for a solution.

From our major depot’s in Sydney and Newcastle Alphasafe provides safe and reliable scaffold solution throughout NSW.  View other façade scaffolds and remedial building repairs