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Scaffolding & access to back of 4 story terrace-drainage

Discussion in 'Roofing and Guttering' started by bcmdd, 5 May 2015.

  1. bcmdd

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    Hi

    I need to have work carried out to the drainage on the back of a tall four story mid terraced house (divide in to 4 flats).

    I've been told by my builder that I need to get scaffolding put up for the work to be done. The only problem is access for this.

    There is a road to the back of the house that could be used as access, the only issue is that the wall is about 20 feet tall. Is this an option for getting the scaffolding through?

    Are there any other options for this other than bringing scaffolding through ground floor flat?

    thanks
     
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  3. Nige F

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    Only if there is a door in it :idea:
     
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    Hi bcmdd.

    It is a "Possibility" that a truck equipped with a large "Hiab" truck mounted crane may, just may be capable of lifting Scaffold over even a 20Foot high wall.

    Suggest you ask around, especially the Scaffolders and the builder you are possibly thinking of employing?

    Question? how long does the Scaffold have to be in place? there is another possibility that a road closure and the use of a lorry mounted Platform could be an answer?

    Ken.
     
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    Joking aside - IF there is room next to the wall on the roadside - build a narrow scaffold to allow the rest of the gear to be raised up and over the high wall :idea:
     
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    Is the wall really 20ft high? The forum is full of 20ft walls that turned out to be 10ft tall or whatever. Whatever, scaffolders will find a way! They may look like hairy gorillas you wouldn't want to meet in a dark alley but they're a canny bunch of hairy gorillas!
     
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    After many years of hiring and firing scaffolders, let me give you some advice. When they come out to quote the work, if they say to you,Well how do we get it over the wall? you say to them, not my problem, you're the experts. Do not get involved in making suggestions, if anything went wrong the first thing they will say is "well it was your idea" Though that would'nt stand up in a court of law. You want to be helpful, but don't be to helpful, its not worth it these days. They will probably add extra costs on though. Your choice.

    T
     
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