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Marlborough Sounds Encapsulation

Marlborough Sounds Encapsulation by Scaffold Marlborough
Marlborough Sounds Encapsulation by Scaffold Marlborough

Marlborough Sounds Encapsulation

Scaffold Marlborough were tasked with providing a full encapsulation on a holiday house in the Bay of Many Coves situated in the stunning Queen Charlotte Sound, Marlborough. The house, built on poles and a fairly unforgiving slope, needed relevelling and its roof, cladding, windows and flashings replaced.

Encapsulation solution for strong winds

The team at Scaffold Marlborough came up with a solution that not only fully enclosed the building, securing against strong winds, but also provided clear access to the full exterior. This allowed works to be completed unhindered. With limited flat ground, and three decks that were part of the house structure, a design was produced that enabled the scaffold to be fully free standing.

Scaffold Marlborough using Layher Keder Roof - an essential part of their scaffolding gear
Scaffold Marlborough using Layher Keder Roof – an essential part of their scaffolding gear

Scaffold Marlborough delivered a practical solution

The relevelling of the house could then take place even with the scaffold erected. For this encapsulation project Layher Allround was used in conjunction with Layher’s Keder roof system. With some help from the Layher design team, as well as their own local engineer, Scaffold Marlborough were able to come up with a practical solution.

Keder Roof sections

Rob Hellström of Scaffold Marlborough commented, “access to this steep site was challenging. With no road access the scaffold equipment needed to be barged to site from Picton and then helicoptered from the barge up to the house.” Rob continued, “all of the Keder roof sections were able to be assembled on site and raised by hand, in good time and without any damage to the client’s new roof.”

Essential part of kit

“The build time on this project was two and a half weeks with a team of three. Having used the Keder roof several times now, we are getting a good feel for its potential. It has become an essential part of our kit and we can see many more opportunities for it in the future”, said Rob.

Thanks to Scaffold Marlborough for the use of this photo.



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