Client Brief:

Our recent client approached us with an urgent need for temporary scaffolding and roofing solutions for a block of flats in the heart of Hemel Hempstead. They were in the process of adding a new roof to the building and required a reliable temporary structure during this construction phase due to extreme weather conditions.

Our Solution:

Eager to begin the project, our team promptly initiated the planning and execution phases, considering the importance of adhering to project deadlines and accommodating the client’s specific requirements. We successfully erected the scaffolding and temporary roof well before the agreed-upon deadline, also providing a useful hoist system to facilitate the efficient transportation of materials to the upper levels of the building.

To ensure the safety and productivity of the construction team, we conducted a comprehensive handover, providing guidance on the proper use of our structures and ensuring that they were well-equipped to use them safely, efficiently and productively. But that’s not all; our commitment to safety extends beyond the handover stage – we collaborated closely with the local council to ensure compliance with all relevant regulations, and our expert inspectors conducted weekly site meetings and thorough inspections to maintain safety standards.

As with any project, there are always things that our team need to consider to ensure everything runs smoothly. Here are some of the things we had to bear in mind throughout the project:

  • Occupied Flats: We had to consider the well-being of residents living in the flats adjacent to the construction site.
  • Pedestrian Safety: Ensuring the safety of pedestrians passing by the construction area was a top priority.
  • Extreme Weather Conditions: Unpredictable weather conditions, including wind and rain, posed challenges for the construction team.

The Outcome:

Our extensive experience providing scaffolding in Northampton, Milton Keynes and the surrounding areas meant we could tailor our structures to the project’s specific challenges. In this instance, the extreme weather conditions demanded extra efforts to ensure the temporary roof was water-tight and resistant to high winds. We returned to the site more frequently than usual to ensure the scaffolding remained secure and weatherproof, which it did throughout the entire year and a half.

This is just another example of how our talented team can provide custom solutions for your construction project, regardless of the challenges posed by the weather or site conditions. If you require premium scaffolding in Northampton, Milton Keynes and the surrounding areas, please don’t hesitate to contact us and book your free site survey and quote.


What Our Clients Have To Say

"We have worked with many scaffolding companies over the years but never came across one with standards as high as Merlin Scaffolding. They had a solution to every one of our problems, and the hoist that they recommended sped up our entire project by a mile. Can’t thank you boys enough – I would definitely recommend!”"