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Freestanding Access Scaffold

Dec 2011

Handsworth Cemetery Chapel, Birmingham


16.8m high freestanding access scaffold, butted to the existing building upto the 10.8m level only, to provide access to and around one of the two towers of the Chapel to enable stone repair and replacement works. The scaffold was designed to stand freely from the 9.0m level to the 16.8m level without the aid of ties or butting.

The scaffold also incorporated two beamed spans over existing roofs. The largest of the two spans being some 11.8m using 4No. lines of 750dp Apollo X Beams, which also provided support to the end reaction from shorter span. Three individual fully buttressed towers from ground provided support to the beam reactions.