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Last edited 20 Feb 2021
How to get scaffolding prepared for Building wrap
The scaffolding can only be designed and erected by a qualified scaffolding contractor, who, if necessary, will have access to engineers to calculate wind loads and so on. These wind load calculations are very important, otherwise winds could pull the scaffold structure down.
Getting the scaffolding designed to accommodate the building wrap from the beginning is very important. Trying to modify the scaffolding structure once it has been erected is expensive and sometimes is not possible.
For more information on scaffolding contractors please visit NASC (National Access & Scaffolding Confederation www.nasc.org.uk) which is recognised as the national trade body for access and scaffolding in the UK, producing a wide range of industry guidance for scaffolding contractors, their operatives and their clients. Members of the NASC are strictly regulated to ensure a continuous high standard of scaffolding practice.
The building wrap needs to be installed onto a picture-frame scaffold structure which projects about 300mm further than the last projected pole of the main scaffolding. This will allow the building wrap banner to move back and forth in the wind without fouling on any poles. Projecting scaffold poles should also be capped to cover sharp ends. If any part of the building wraps banner fouls on anything it will eventually wear though and the banner integrity will be compromised.
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