We at Chris Sedgeman scaffolding Ltd pride ourselves on producing the best possible job for the best possible price, but a job that looks professional. A temporary roof is a temporary shelter (roof) that provides shelter from varying elements of our weather. These structures are not permanent, they are just temporary, we do not guarantee that they are 100% watertight but we can assure our customers that they are 99% watertight. These such structures allow our clients to continue with, mainly re-roofing, working even if the conditions have turned storm-force outside. For the clients, this is a must-have during the cold and wet winter months so that work can progress as per normal; no waiting for dry weather, no covering holes with plastic sheets.
Our temporary roofs have been very successful and are an aspect of our company that we are proud of. A decision was made approximately eight months ago to invest in a system roof to eliminate the problem of handling vast amounts of corrugated iron sheets, which were proving to be an ever-increasing health and safety issue. As a result of that decision, we now extensively use our system roof and nothing else. The new system roof uses light weight kedlar sheeting to keep out the elements as opposed to corrugated iron sheets, meaning that once the roof has been erected the working area underneath is much lighter, as light is able to filter through the kedlar sheets but not through corrugated iron sheets. The system roof is also made from aluminium which controls the normal handling and weight aspect of the roofing system, bringing it into compliance with contemporary health and safety laws and recommendations. Through the use of the kedlar sheeting, it is no longer necessary to walk on top of the sheeted area to attach the sheets; the sheets are literally pulled from one side of the scaffold to the other, through the use of ramers and ropes, over all part of the roofing system. We have found that although confronted with an increased initial fee for the temporary roof scaffolding, out clients have more than covered those expenses through the ability of being able to continue work in all weathers. From the feedback we have been given, our new-style temporary roofs are extremely successful, just ask one of our clients or call use for a quote or for more information.
Another element of our specialist scaffolding are our support scaffolds. These scaffold come in a variety of shapes and sizes, but all have one thing in common, they are designed to support a weight of some description. The most common type of support work that we undertake are raking-shores. These are designed to support walls that could collapse or to support an access scaffolding itself.
Other support work we carry out include, flying shores, of which we do not do many (ROK -Redruth being one of them) hanging scaffolds, cantilever- drop scaffolds, truss-out scaffolds and false work. These jobs are very specific and do not came around that often; if you like jobs such as cantilever-drops and truss-out are scaffolds that we erect once every other avenue of possibility has been exhausted.
An example of a cantilever -drop that proved to be very successful was that at Beesons Bridge in Devon. As is visible from the numerous photographs, access from below the bridge was impossible as the bridge spanned a river, therefore the solution reached was to hand a scaffold over the side. As you can see from the photographs, these type of jobs require a vast amount of skill and knowledge on out part. They are not simply erected absentmindedly, much thought, design and consideration has to go into them, but the results, as you can see are inspiring. As we say here at Chris Sedgeman Scaffolding Ltd, “there is never a job that can not be done”, that’s how confident we are with our knowledge of the industry and the versatility of our equipment. We do not only pride ourselves in appearance but also practically.