Access Scaffolding; Holy Trinity Church, Liverpool

For this church restoration project, Hardy Services were required to supply and construct a fully boarded access scaffolding in Liverpool to the external façade of the north and south transept, vestry and chancel elevations. This scaffold incorporated four heavy duty lifting points for the dismantling, repair and rebuilding of the 3m high pinnacles.

A working platform was provided at eaves level and with such a large roof containing many slates and limited space, an 8×5metre heavy duty loading bay was commissioned to alleviate the problem of storage. This was incorporated seamlessly into the independent scaffold at the point of the splayed face of the chancel elevation.

In addition to the roof repairs, localised pointing and general masonry repairs were also to be considered in the design of the scaffolding arrangement.

At the north Transept elevation, a recently completed extension prevented direct access from below to the work face preventing traditional tube and fitting scaffold construction from ground level.

The solution involved 750mm aluminium modular beams used to firstly construct a complex, low level beamwork span, which in turn provided a support structure for a higher return span of beamwork, forming the basis of the working lift

The complete scaffolding was encased at the base with a 5m high galvanised steel sheet hoarding to meet security and insurance requirements.

The project was undertaken for William Anelay Ltd., building and restoration contractors.