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LAYHER ALLROUND UNIVERSAL ALUMINIUM HD BEAM

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 light weight 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 parts to allow integration of the beams into the scaffold itself to make full use of the beam’s and scaffold’s capacities which represents important gains compared with fixing to the outside of the scaffold that can weaken strength capacities.

The project in Reading is seeing the transformation of the old ‘Yell House’ office building for  Crown Student Living – ‘Queen’s Court’ will provide accommodation for 400 students.  Scaffolding contractor Archway Services is using the beam both as a support for the scaffold structure above and, vitally, as a means of maintaining full public access to the on-site car park throughout the 11-month refurbishment programme.

“The project on the L-shaped building, which is under the management of Osborne, features a total of 16 boarded lifts rising to an overall height of 30 metres,” says Sean Pike, Managing Director of Layher Ltd.  “The car park within, which serves one of Reading’s main shopping centres, is accessed via an entry and exit tunnel at one of end of the main 50-metre façade – neither of which could be closed off at any point, not least during the build-up to the Christmas shopping period.  Our new universal aluminium HD beam design has been positioned across the two adjacent openings to provide the optimum solution, with no road closures or even overnight work required.”  The significance of the latter point is underscored by the refurbishment site being linked directly to one of the town’s most prestigious hotels.

The beam was built at ground level on an adjacent plaza and then craned in two sections into position from above.  A scaffold tower at each end and a third support structure at the centre point allowed the two wide access tunnels – large enough for shop delivery vehicles – to be maintained underneath.  Leg load capacities of 116 kNs then enabled the full scaffold structure above to be supported by the 1.25 metre deep beam which itself has a total span of 26 metres.

The design features 48.3 mm o/d vertical posts and diagonals.  The uprights include integral rosettes and also allow traditional tube and couplers to be used as an alternative means of lacing and bracing.

“However, one of the key characteristics of the new beam design is its 60 mm o/d top chord,” says Mel Archer, Managing Director of Archway Services.  “It is this that provides the strength and which also enables the scaffold above to be connected at a wide choice of fixing positions.  Compared to a tube and fitting alternative, the benefits are clear-cut in terms of complexity, time and manpower.”

Archway Services also used Layher Allround to provide full scaffold access to all faces of the building which were then clad in fire retardant sheeting.  Apart from its light weight, which eased handling and erection operations, the wide bay design of Allround and its need for only minimal cross-bracing have created the optimum layout for workforce access and movement during refurbishment work.  This includes the installation of a new façade and windows throughout and the addition of two new storeys at roof level.

“The system also enabled our workforce to accommodate a series of bay windows that project outwards from the building,” adds Mel Archer who notes that the reduced number of scaffolders needed for the installation helped to optimise safe working at height procedures.

Layher steel decking was used throughout with the company’s stairtower systems also installed at key access points.  Additionally, a full width fan structure provided protection across the main car park entrance and exit and also above a second archway created above a further access road at the rear of the building.  Here, Archway Services used Layher’s established bridging beam system.

“This is an excellent demonstration of the benefits that can be gained from the use of the new universal aluminium HD beam and we are proud to have achieved a genuine ‘world’s first’,” says Sean Pike.  “It is providing an important solution to a key requirement at the site for the length of the project, fulfilling the specific needs of all concerned – from the shopping centre and car park management to the local authority and, of course, Crown Student Living,” he concludes.






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ALLROUND SCAFFOLDING - KEDER XL ROOF SYSTEM

LAYHER ACCESS AND TEMPORARY ROOFING SYSTEMS HELP TO MAKE THE MOST OF ENGLAND’S HERITAGE

One of the most prestigious 17th century country houses in England has gained from the use of Layher Allround scaffolding and the Keder XL roofing system during refurbishment work.

The installation – undertaken at Audley End House in Saffron Walden by Connect Scaffoldingon behalf of conservation specialists, Fairhurst Ward Abbotts Ltd. – has provided a bespoke access solution and large span, temporary roofing encapsulation.  The project has provided multi-level access to the building’s facia and translucent weather protection for the roof area while, importantly, accommodating key factors associated with the English Heritage site.

    


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LAYHER TG60 SHORING SYSTEM

NEW TG60 SHORING SYSTEM FROM LAYHER EXCEEDS EXPECTATIONS ON MAJOR PROJECT IN LIVERPOOL

The largest use in the UK to date of Layher’s recently introduced TG60 Shoring System is generating spectacular results in Liverpool where it is central to a major construction project that is seeing the largest concrete pour currently in Europe – some 11,900 cu.m.   The design is providing a safe, fast and versatile support system as part of the construction of a new waste water treatment plant being undertaken by Galliford, Costains and Atkins (GCA) Joint Venture for United Utilities.  Upon completion, the project will provide a total of 16 settling tanks and a duel level weir flow system, making it one of the most significant builds of its type in the country.

    


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ALLROUND SCAFFOLDING - KEDER XL ROOF SYSTEM

LAYHER KEDER XL ROOFING SYSTEM HELPS TO MEET MAJOR CONSTRUCTION COMPANY NEEDS – WITHOUT DISTURBING THE LOCAL WILDLIFE

The recently introduced Layher Keder XL temporary roofing system has played a key role for contractor Modus Access UK Ltd. by not only helping the refurbishment of one of the UK’s major construction company headquartersto proceed efficiently, but doing so with one eye on local wildlife.  The installation,at the Kier Group headquarters in Bedfordshire, has been central to the scheduling of roof and stonework repairs to the impressive Tempsford Hall – cruciallywithin a finite 16 week window.  Christopher Dowse, Modus Access Operations Director, explains –

“The timing for the refurbishment project was critical as there was a 16 week period when the site was free of bats which, experts advise, would return to the building at a specific time of year.  Because they are a protected species, there was no leeway in the scheduling so equipment and methods that could guarantee completion on time were fundamental to the success of the project.” 





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ALLROUND BRIDGING SYSTEM

SAVING TIME AND COSTS ON LONDON’S NORTH CIRCULAR ROAD – LAYHER’S ALLROUND® BRIDGING SYSTEM AT THE HEART OF PRO ACCESS SCAFFOLDING INSTALLATION

The purpose-designed Allround® Bridging Truss system from Layher Ltd., installed by ProAccess Scaffolding, has brought significant advantages to maintenance work being conducted alongside the busy A406 – the North Circular Road around London.  The installation, at the junction of Gunnersbury Avenue and Princes Avenue in Acton, has seen the bridge design produce tangible benefits by minimising road closure and installation requirements, with ease of installation, resulting from its versatile construction, offering a further significant advantage.  Importantly, it has also produced dramatic cost savings compared with alternative solutions.

    




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ALLROUND SCAFFOLDING

MAJOR GRADE I REFURBISHMENT GAINS FROM LAYHER SCAFFOLD SYSTEMS

 

The light weight design, strength and versatility of Layher Allround® modular scaffolding is providing combined access, heavy duty support and weather protection for a highly prestigious refurbishment project in Southern England – despite limitations imposed by the structure’s Grade I listed status. 

 

The £20 million project at the Farnborough Airfield and Science Heritage site – understood to be the largest restoration programme in progress in the UK – is centred on a building and location that are both steeped in history.  Now being transformed for the needs of the 21st Century, it will be a high profile location offering residential, office and public venue opportunities.

 

The Layher equipment is providing multi-level access to the external façade of Building ‘Q121’ – one of the three principal structures at the heart of the renovation programme – importantly, without any contact with the fabric of a building that dates from the mid 1930s.  Additionally, a temporary roofing system is in place to provide protection at several levels.  It benefits from an innovative Layher design that sees the design loads carried by supports directly through the roof of the existing building to lower ground floor level.

 

An internal load-bearing birdcage structure is providing back propping and support through the roof area.  This forms and completes key elements of the installation which pays testimony to the design skills and project support components of Layher and Archway Services, to the inherent versatility of the Allround® scaffolding system and to the speed with which the system can be erected – Archway Services plc required less than three weeks per section using just 12 operatives.

 

The need for the access and refurbishment activities to be of the highest order reflects not only the facility’s planned use following refurbishment, but also the history of this unique location. 

 
      





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ALLROUND SCAFFOLDING - KEDER ROOF SYSTEM

LISTED BUILDING COVERS UP WITH KEDER

An excellent demonstration of the benefits of the Keder temporary roofing system has been on view during prestigious building refurbishment in Dorset. 

Modus Access UK, working with by specialist building contractors, Moulding & Co., installed by the Layher weather  protection system  in just eight days.  The installation provided cover for the remedial carpentry work on the beautiful Grade II listed Cranborne Lodge in Dorset.

“The installation featured some 400m² of Keder roof system,” says Terry Sennett, Managing Director of Modus Access UK who worked closely with 48.3 Scaffold Design Ltd. to develop the optimum solution for this important refurbishment project.




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ALLROUND SCAFFOLDING - KEDER XL

NEW KEDER XL ROOF – MOVING TIMES IN LONDON

Ease of installation and the ability to move the structure with just six men were key features of the Keder XL roofing system, used during roof refurbishment of an old school building – now luxury apartments – in London. 

Installed by Grenrose Scaffolding Ltd., working for client Anglia Brickwork, the Layher Keder XL roofing system spanned some 23 metres X 15.4 metres in length.

“This building has a complex layout with eaves at 19 metres,” says Bob Quorn, Director of Grenrose Scaffolding.  “We erected tube and fitting scaffolding to include a table lift at one gable end from which roofing sections could be rolled out on the castor and tri-beam assembly,” he adds.  Key objectives relating to performance and appearance were thus achieved.




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ALLROUND SCAFFOLDING

KEY ADVANTAGES FOR JETTY MAINTENANCE AT SULLOM VOE TERMINAL

The lightweight design and versatility of Layher Allround® scaffolding has made a significant contribution to the ongoing maintenance at the Sullom Voe oil terminal in Shetland – a key BP facility.

Undertaken by specialist contractor BIS, the scaffold installation offers key advantages to ongoing maintenance, as Vince Bojlter, Scaffolding Supervisor for BIS explains –

“The initial focus has been a 300 metre long jetty which supports a large amount of pipe work, used for loading crude oil from the processing facility,” he says.  “Maintenance comprised blasting and painting, with the pipes also undergoing removal and replacement of insulation.The scaffolding, therefore, had to provide good access to all the working faces around the jetty structure despite no ground support from which to build,” he adds.

Standard Layher Allround® parts helped to create a hanging scaffold with the installation fitted throughout with Layher steel decking to provide a working platform with only minimal cross-bracing.  The lightweight modular construction meant material requirements were kept to a minimum whilst installation speed was significantly improved –eight weeks rather than some 14 weeks with conventional tube and fitting equipment, points out Vince Bojlter.

“Working closely with Layher, we were also able to assess loadings and then develop a special fitting to enable the scaffold to be partly suspended from the pipe work itself,” adds John Jamieson, BIS Manager at Sullom Voe.  “This centred on a series of friction clamps spaced at 2.5 metre centres from which scaffold could be hung vertically downwards.”

 




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ALLROUND SCAFFOLDING

HELPING MEET VITAL ACCESS NEEDS AT HISTORIC SITE

Key design features of Layher scaffolding have played a significant role during refurbishment work at the Queen’s Chapel of The Savoy in London. 

“C Ansell & Sons – working for the client, The Duchy of Lancaster – required a scaffold structure to three levels within the chapel, with a particular focus on refurbishment of the historic stone around the stained glass window areas,” says Tom Hall, Technical Director of Fastfix Scaffolding, who installed the system.  “Importantly, planned usage of the chapel during the refurbishment had to continue uninterrupted whilst the risk of damage to the chapel structure itself needed to be kept to an absolute minimum.”

Four towers were created using Layher Allround®, which could be rapidly disassembled and re-erected when required – the presence of fixed pews and seats preventing the use of a rolling tower.  The smaller size of Layher components also helped minimise unnecessary risk that could have arisen from handling larger tubes – crucial in such a unique and valuable environment.

  (Image owned and kindly provided by the Duchy of Lancaster).




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ALLROUND SCAFFOLDING - KEDER XL

UK DEBUT FOR KEDER XL ROOF BRINGS KEY BENEFITS TO LEICESTER

Extensive roof-glass replacement at Leicester’s Highcross Shopping Centre – undertaken by specialist glazing company New Glass Structures Ltd. for maincontractor, Trant Construction – has gained significantly from the new Keder XL temporary roofing system.

A Keder XL roof, 35 metresin length with a 22 metre span, was installed by Pro Access Scaffolding on to nylon castors mounted on rails installed along the full 100 metre length of the roof above the centre’s east mall.  The roof was readily repositioned as the work proceeded and was easily moved aside to provide crane access for the glazing panels.

Because the temporary roof was located over just one third of the full work area, the support scaffolds, built from the Centre’s car park alongside, could be minimised.  A total of 120 Layher 750 aluminium beams supported a crash deck to provide protection for the shoppers below as well as a further working platform for the refurbishment work to be undertaken.

“The translucent tarpaulin sheeting at the heart of the Keder XL roofing design permitted natural light to enter the working area, avoiding the need for extensive artificial lighting,” says Layher’s UK MD Sean Pike.  He also points out that the facility featured walkways along both sides of the roof structure to provide access for the ‘lock against lift off’ fittings, which secured the roof structure to the scaffold after re-location.

Property owners Hammerson were also pleased with the minimal disruption to the Centre and car park.  Highcross Building Services Manager commented – “The roofing system fully met its design intent and provided an excellent weather proof barrier, which is clearly of importance for the activity below, while significantly fewer car parking bays were removed than was originally envisaged.”

   




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ALLROUND SCAFFOLDING - KEDER XL

FIRE DAMAGED SCHOOL ... KEDER XL PROVES THE ACADEMIC CHOICE

Haberdashers School, New Cross, London required a temporary roof cover following severe fire damage. TONE Scaffolding Services Ltd designed the tube and fitting support structure which included a huge buttress and impressive 1.5 m deep x 18 m span aluminium spine beam, supported by two Layher Allround Power towers.

Andy Needham, Managing Director of TONE Scaffolding Services Ltd, decided upon the new Layher Keder XL roof due to the likely length of the contract seeing the temporary roof potentially having to support high snow and wind loads through the Autumn and Winter months. Additionally, the support scaffold and the Keder XL roof sit relatively higher than the last set of wall anchors, therefore a robust temporary roof solution was required.

The Keder XL roof is strong, lightweight and utilises a unique tie chord tensioning system, which was required to restrain the roof forces from reacting against the support scaffold. To date, this is the largest Keder XL roof erected in the UK and is in total some 1,600 m2 plus.

 




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ALLROUND SCAFFOLDING

LAYHER’S ALLROUND® BRIDGING SYSTEM SAVES TIME AND COSTS IN LONDON

Installed by Pro Access Scaffolding, the purpose-designed Layher Allround® Bridging Truss system has produced tangible benefits alongside the busy A406 North Circular Road in London with ease of installation and significant cost savings compared with alternative solutions both noted.

“Theprojectcentred on essential electrical cable maintenance work, access to which could only be achieved at the base of an existing footbridge,” says ProAccess Scaffolding’s Director, Mark Chapman, “with the Layher temporary bridging structure used to ensure access to the bridge over the road could be maintained throughout the project.”

A four-flight Layher Staircase system was built from the adjacent side street, giving access onto the 12.5 metre-long Layher bridging structure which, in turn, connected with the existing footbridge over the Gunnersbury Road section of theA406 in Acton.  Layher decking and ‘Buffalo’ board provided the optimum walkway surface. 

“Minimal road closure and the eradication of the need to install a separate pedestriancrossing were achieved,” adds Mark Chapman.

“The installation has also shown the compatibility between our Bridging Truss system and our established Original Layher Allround® scaffolding design as we were able to incorporate appropriate components to form the pedestrian staircase system,” comments Layher UK’s MD, Sean Pike.

Erection was undertaken manually with a crane only brought in during dismantling – a far quicker process.  This saw the still-assembled footbridge system lifted onto a flatbed trailer in anovernight procedure that took just 4.5 hours.   

“This was vital maintenance work that called for the least intrusive access solution for the footbridge,” says John Notcutt, Project Engineer at Balfour Beatty Utility Solutions, who undertook the project work for client, National Grid.  “Some three days were made available for the original installation with only two and a half ultimately required.”

  




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ALLROUND® SCAFFOLDING

LAYHER ON LINE WITH SHS GROUP 

Refurbishment of a major National Grid overhead line facility has gained from the combination of SHS Group experience and Layher equipment.

The installation of 11 scaffold towers and protective netting at Thickthorn Services on the A47/A11 junction is typical of the work that has been undertaken on power circuits between Norwich and Wisbech.  The 350-metre run has seen tower installations accommodate a variety of locations and terrains with SHS Group working closely with the Electricity Alliance East, the local authority and traffic management specialists.

“The towers were designed to minimise the potential for the protective net to sag, to maintain a minimum clearance of 6.1 metres above the highway and to take account of weather and potential line loadings,” says Andy Boaz, SHS Group Project Manager.  He highlights safety, speed, tidiness and the minimum number of required components as key factors pointing to the use of the Layher Allround® scaffold system.



 




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ALLROUND® SCAFFOLDING

MAINTAINING EXCELLENT SAVINGS WITH LAYHER

Time and manpower savings of some 50% compared with conventional tube and fitting scaffold, and the ability to maintain open access roads have been key advantages arising from the use of Layher scaffolding at E.ON UK power stations in Ironbridge and Connah’s Quay.

The work at Ironbridge, undertaken by Kaefer C&D, has provided access to the undersides of a precipitator during insulation repairs.

“The shorter time frame represented substantial cost savings for our customer whilst the design also provided the workers with staircase access and an excellent safe platform to perform the work,” comments Richard Llewellyn Operations Manager at Kaefer C&D.

At Connah’s Quay, where his organisation was also responsible for the scaffold installation, he draws additional attention to the problem solving capability of the Layher equipment and design team –

“The result was a 50% reduction in labour compared with conventional methods and we are now looking to enhance stockholding of Layher equipment to address further maintenance requirements at site,” he says. 

“Benefits at both sites are clear-cut and we are delighted that Kaefer C&D and E.ON were able to gain from the design of our systems,” comments Layher’s UK MD Sean Pike.  “With time and cost considerations clearly vital in all maintenance operations, I believe this is an excellent demonstration of the advantages that can be gained from using Layher modular scaffolding.”

   




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ALLROUND® SCAFFOLDING

LAYHER ALLROUND® HELPS CONNECT SCAFFOLDING REACH EVERY FACE

Layher Allround® scaffolding has played a key role in helping to make the most of a highly celebrated sculpture – the ‘Large Figure in a Shelter’ bronze sculpture, created by Henry Moore, installed at his house and studios in the mid 1980’s. 

Maintenance needs called for a scaffold structure to provide access to each face of the 21 tonne work of art for cleaning – a requirement fully met by Connect Scaffolding and their use of Layher Allround®.

“The scaffold structure is sufficiently adaptable to provide ground level and elevated access to all internal and external surface areas,” says Connect Scaffolding Director Oliver Cave.  “The system was the logical choice, particularly its versatile rosette connector design, which allows a range of angle and fixing points to be established.”

 




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ALLROUND® SCAFFOLDING

DELIVERING MEN AND MATERIALS – THE RISING HERON BUILDING GAINS FROM LAYHER’S ‘HIGHEST’ FREESTANDING HOIST TOWER SCAFFOLD

The Heron Building – part of London’s Milton Court development – is emerging to take its place as one of the capital’s most iconic and impressive landmarks.  Its 36 floors will ultimately house 285 high quality apartments alongside other facilities – not least a theatre and concert hall for the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. 

Just as the design impresses, the method of construction has presented a number of key challenges, all of which are being successfully addressed by main contractor Sir Robert McAlpine Limited.  This has included the question of material and personnel movement, with the need to move some 300 construction workers and a vast range of construction materials repeatedly each day, to an eventual height of 115 metres above ground level.  

The solution has been to construct what is understood to be the highest freestanding scaffold in the UK.  Built using the Layher Allround® scaffolding system, a hoist tower has been erected by scaffolding contractor Connect Scaffolding to provide anchoring points for the double passenger and goods hoists mechanism and to create access to each floor. 

“We were delighted that Sir Robert McAlpine selected our Allround® scaffolding system for the access and hoist tower construction, with the leg loading to height equation for a building of this height a key factor,” says Layher UK’s MD Sean Pike. 

The scaffold structure sees conventional Layher ties fixed to the concrete core at each level, with the hoist tower itself tied to the scaffolding at 12 metre intervals, with the Layher decking system used also adding structural strength.  The highly versatile Allround® system, with its wide bay design, offers clear access between the support scaffold and both the passenger and goods hoist platforms and building itself.

“Sir Robert McAlpine also developed an innovative ‘Steel Tie Beam’, which helps to integrate the hoist system with the Allround® tower,” adds Connect Scaffolding’s MD, Oliver Cave.
 
     




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ALLROUND® SCAFFOLDING - MOBILE ROOFING SYSTEM

PROTECTION ROLLS AHEAD EASILY AT MARYLEBONE STATION

A highly innovative Layher temporary roofing and crash deck design, installed by contractor PHD Modular Access Services Ltd., has helped main contractor Morgan Sindall Ltd. meet planned Network Rail completion dates during refurbishment at Marylebone Station.  Progressively moved in tandem, the design helped the station – used extensively by Chiltern Railways – to remain open during the work. 

“We used Layher’s Allround® system and decking panels, which offer excellent load-bearing capacity, to provide protection below and as support for a rolling birdcage giving access to the roof,” says Gary Peacock, MD of PHD Modular Access Services Ltd.  The entire roof structure required an average of just 40 minutes and four people to move each time.  

“We believe that, to date, this PHD/Layher project is the largest span installation in Europe for our recently introduced Lightweight Cassette Roof system,” adds Layher UK MD Sean Pike.

 




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ALLROUND® SCAFFOLDING - KEDER ROOF SYSTEM

HELPING TO DELIVER PRESTIGIOUS REFURBISHMENT OBJECTIVES

Clear access, excellent weather protection and high quality appearance are key scaffolding objectives met by Layher Allround® scaffolding and Keder roof systems during roofing refurbishment at Melbourne Hall in Derbyshire.

The highly prestigious two-phase project, has been undertaken by building contractor Alan Staley –

“It was vital to provide full working area access,” says MD Alan Staley, “so the minimum number of components of the Layher system was important.  Allround® scaffolding was built from ground level to support the mono-pitched Keder roof structure which allowed natural light into the area while providing excellent weather protection.”

The scaffolding installation – which made good use of the Layher 750 mm beam, scaffold bridges and stairtowers – was completed by Allround Scaffolding Services (Midlands) Ltd. Contracts Manager, Joe Hassall, highlights the lightweight construction and uncomplicated, acceptable appearance as key factors. 

“Alan Staley and Allround Scaffolding Services have achieved quality results that fully reflect  the Royal heritage and standing of Melbourne Hall,” adds Layher’s UK MD Sean Pike.

 




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LONDON LOCATION GAINS FROM LAYHER ALLROUND®

Cleaning and external repair/redecoration works on the prestigious Prudential building in London’s High Holborn called for the scaffolding and access installation to meet clearly defined objectives.  TRAD Scaffolding, using Layher equipment, provided a three-phase solution for Isis Restoration – delivering multi-level, simultaneous access on a number of the building’s facades. 

The structure incorporated access stairtowers and cantilevered material gantries and utilised the Allround® system which provided wide bay access and, importantly, no cross bracing. 

“The modular design helped fulfil the Isis Restoration commitment to meeting high quality visual standards,” comments Nigel Mardon, Senior Contracts Manager at TRAD Scaffolding, who also highlights the significant handling advantages of Allround® – important in an area where crane access is not possible.

Significantly, the small number of standards with the scaffold system also reduced the need to create tying-in locations – important with a listed building of this type.




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ALLROUND® SCAFFOLDING - KEDER ROOF SYSTEM

MEDIA STRUCTURES LIMITED USES LAYHER TO HELP BRING ROYAL WEDDING SPLENDOUR TO THE WORLD

The billions of worldwide viewers of the Royal Wedding in London in 2011 may not have realised that Media Structures Limited, who were appointed to provide television viewing, studio and support facilities for the world’s media at key locations along the route, made extensive use of Layher equipment.

The combination of the Media Structures Limited design team and key benefits arising from the design of the Layher equipment came together to enable a highly intensive build programme to be successfully completed at a range of locations around the capital.

Centrepiece was a dedicated media village in Green Park opposite Buckingham Palace where a three-storey structure was built using 158 tonnes of Layher Allround® scaffolding to provide up to 200 broadcast camera viewing points within 22 individual studios. 

Along the route the scaffolding system was also used in up to 30 camera and commentary positions while at Westminster Abbey itself, Media Structures Limited used Layher equipment to provide the multi-tiered media stand opposite the main entrance – to include transparent Keder sheeting in case of inclement weather.   Additional camera positions on adjacent rooftops and within the Abbey itself were also constructed. 

“The Royal Wedding project was an overall team effort including, not least, the back-up and support from Layher’s UK office which helped to deliver a successful conclusion,” comments Managing Director at Media Structures Limited, Andy Needham.  “Less than a month was available from start of build to hand over so it was vital that we selected a scaffold system which was versatile, robust, enabled the optimum use of manpower and allowed the wide range of installations to be completed quickly.”

   




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ALLROUND® SCAFFOLDING

ALLROUND® COMPLETES MISSION FOR MILITARY LANDMARK

The celebrated Serles House Military Museum has undergone refurbishment and redecoration with the benefit of Allround® scaffolding access.  Working platforms installed at different heights provided access both over and around a number of building features despite limitations on the use of drilled anchors given the historical significance of the building.

“The wide range of bay sizes and configurations enabled the many recesses and protrusions to be accommodated whilst a system of buttressing overcame the anchoring limitation,” comments Modus Access UK’s MD, Simon Jeanes who undertook the installation of the scaffolding for building and redecoration specialists, A Purkiss Ltd.   “The design of Allround® also presented a highly acceptable visual result whilst the minimum amount of materials required helped to optimise the manual transportation needs.”




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MODULAR BRIDGING SYSTEM - PROTECT SYSTEM

FIRST CLASS BRIDGE INSTALLATION SAVES TIME

The rail industry’s first use of the new Layher modular bridging system has helped ensure access for passengers was maintained at St Denys Station in Southampton during the refurbishment of an existing footbridge - demonstrating clear advantages over tube and fitting alternatives.

Scaffolding contractor Hadley Southern, working for main contractor Geoffrey Osborne Ltd. - appointed by Network Rail - says two weekend periods were allocated for the installation of the Layher bridge rather than three, which would have been needed with traditional material.  In the event, only one weekend was required.

Clark Coffield, Hadley Southern’s Rail Division Contract Manager, also reports that the Protect panels used along the 31 metre total span produced a further remarkable reduction in installation time.

“The anticipated two days, which would have been required to fix a ply-board screening, was reduced to just 90 minutes,” he says.

 




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ALLROUND® SCAFFOLDING - KEDER ROOF SYSTEM

LAYHER EQUIPMENT HELPS CREATE PICTURE PERFECT PROTECTION IN WILTSHIRE

Installation time saving of 50% compared to tube and fitting and tin-sheet, the availability of natural light conditions and minimised local disruption –
the benefits of a Layher Allround® scaffold and Keder roof system, during timber and roof refurbishment of a picturesque thatched cottage in Wiltshire, has gained from equipment design.

“We provided encapsulation and weather protection together with working platforms for the access required by R Moulding & Co. for the refurbishment work. This was achieved despite limited access to the sides and the rear of the building,” says Modus Access UK’s MD, Simon Jeanes, who undertook the installation work.

   




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ALLROUND® SCAFFOLDING

LAYHER TAKES OFF AT EARLS COURT

Participants in the Ski and Snowboard Show at Earls Court in London have been given a lift by Layher Allround®.

The move to the new venue presented an opportunity to re-design the ramp structure to incorporate a ‘hip jump’ that included a landing ramp constructed perpendicular to the take off ramp or ‘kicker’.

“The Allround® system was used to construct the ramp, with a design that also included a 750 public access stair structure that enabled the skiers and the snowboarders to climb safely to the top of the slope,” explains Sean Pike, Layher ‘s UK MD.

“Construction and de-rig times were a critical factor for scaffolding contractor Connect Scaffolding, so a system that could be installed quickly and safely was fundamental – it wasn’t just the skiers and the snowboarders that impressed!,” he concludes.




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ALLROUND® SCAFFOLDING - KEDER ROOF SYSTEM - PROTECT SYSTEM

MODUS ACCESS PASSES ALL THE TESTS DURING REFURBISHMENT AT WINCHESTER COLLEGE

Roof refurbishment at Winchester College’s New Hall has been completed by Modus Access UK Ltd. using Layher equipment to provide vital weather protection that avoids potential drawbacks associated with a traditional scaffolding and mono pitch, tin-sheeted alternative.

Appointed by Strongboard Construction Ltd. to provide a protection system against rainwater and wind loading risks, the Modus solution utilised the lightweight design of the Layher Allround® scaffolding system to create support around the building for a Keder temporary roofing system installed in a rolling, apex configuration.  The design initially covered some 60% of the roof refurbishment work and was simply rolled along when required during the three-month project – significantly less time than would have been the case with tube and fitting methods.

“The scaffolding descended to a flat roof around the three sides of the building, with propping and stabilisation installed underneath, with the remaining side using a full height scaffold,” says Simon Jeanes, Modus Access UK MD.  “Layher Protect panels with a lockable door also encased at the lower levels to provide access security and to present an extremely acceptable visual result.”

   




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STAIRTOWER SYSTEM

LAYHER EQUIPMENT HELPS UNIQUE STRUCTURE TO RISE

The ArcelorMittal Orbit Tower, designed by Anish Kapoor and Cecil Balmond, being constructed by Team Orbit – who have appointed GBG Construction (founded by the late Gerry Gleeson) to provide the access scaffold – features a Layher stairtower system that rises to almost 85 metres.

“The stairtower sections are assembled inside one half of the steel-work which will ultimately house the lifts,” explains GBG Construction Director Andy Collins, “with each section craned into position to be progressively fixed to the section below.  This method has helped us raise workforce access as the build proceeds.”

GBG Construction draws a comparison between the modular Layher system and the alternative of tube and fittings – the latter, Andy Collins says, would have used significantly more material, greater man-power and, perhaps crucially, markedly more construction time. 

“The ArcelorMittal Orbit Tower by Anish Kapoor and Cecil Balmond will become one of the most recognisable and iconic structures of its type and we are delighted to have worked closely with GBG Construction and main contractor Team Orbit to help meet very clear cut operational objectives and deadlines,” adds Layher’s UK Managing Director Sean Pike.

   




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