Cheshire Scaffolds Ltd
Whitehill Industrial Estate,
Tel: 0161 476 2223
Scaffolding for heritage sites and listed buildings demands careful design and consideration. At Cheshire Scaffolds Ltd. we have a wealth of experience providing heritage scaffolding for conservation, restoration and renovation of historic properties. We understand the extra care required when working with a unique historic building and collaborate closely with our clients to determine the exact requirements of the project.
Scaffolding for heritage sites is often required to gain access to areas for repair and needs to be carefully designed to not cause damage to the fabric of the historic building. Every aspect of the scaffolding process needs to be considered from where the delivery vehicles park to how the scaffold is tied.A birdcage scaffold may need to be erected to provide access to roof timbers from the inside so no fixings to the exiting structure are required.
On historic sites access may be limited so we always complete pre design surveys of the site so our design team have a clear understanding of the whole site and project. Load spreading and protection of the historic fabric needs to be considered and temporary foundations may even be required. Electrical earthing of the scaffold, plus temporary roof coverings and rainwater disposal will all be included where appropriate in the scaffold designs.
In many heritage renovations the site may still be open to the public whilst restoration is completed, so public health and safety plus workforce health and safety is also an important consideration.
At Cheshire Scaffolds we have the experience and knowledge to undertake sensitive restoration projects and are happy to discuss your Heritage Scaffolding requirements.