The construction of any traditional new build requires extensive scaffold works to provide suitable access at all of the main build stages of the project. Completed in Spring 2020, Sky Scaffolding worked hand in hand with the Main Contractor to ensure the successful delivery of a new build care home in Coventry city centre.

Scaffolding works are often on the critical path of the programme as they are required before the works of follow-on trades can begin. It is therefore essential that the scaffolding contractor if effectively resouced with materials and labour, is flexible to the changing requirements of the build and maintains strong relationships with the Main Contractor’s site management team.

The team at Sky Scaffolding ensured that the demands of this project were met at every stage, securing the successful delivery of this new build scheme.

Project Overview

Bond’s Lodge is a 3 storey traditional brick build with concrete floor slabs and traditional pitched roof. It provides sheltered accommodation in the form of one and two bed flat units, with laundry, residents lounge, kitchen landscaped courtyard.

The project was completed in May 2020 for Coventry Church (Municipal) Charities.

Progressive New Build Scaffolding

The main external scaffold was erected using traditional tube and fittings, in 1.5m high bricklayer lifts. In traditional brick builds, the scaffold is normally erected in shorter lifts so the bricklayer doesnt have to work above their head. A single lift of boards is provided that is lifted with the progression of the works.

Other progressive works include loading bays, stair cases and lift shaft scaffolds that are all raised progressively as the brickwork is completed.

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