Encapsulation Scaffolding; All Saints Church, Hindley, Wigan.

For this project to carry out roofing works and masonry works to the gables to the church building, Hardy Services supplied and erected a full weather encapsulation scaffold around the building, providing a working lift at eaves level and above.

To avoid placing any weight load on the low level flat roofs at the east gable, a trussed out-beam arrangement was implemented, which in turn supported the main beam span traversing the main part of the roof.

A free-standing gantry scaffold was also erected to aid the disposal and re-delivery of roof components and to meet security requirements, the entire scaffold was encased in a five-metre high, galvanised tin sheet hoarding from ground up.

With the perimeter scaffold in place, a UBIX temporary roof system was deployed to cover the whole of the church and surrounding scaffold, supplemented with 2.2metre Monaflex sheeting to provide full weather and debris protection; essential to ensure thev works to be completed within programme.

This project is testament to the high-quality workmanship provided by the Hardy Services team; the scaffolding stood through the twelve weeks of very high winds and rain storms experienced at the start of 2014 without a single report of wind damage or water ingress.


The works were carried out for Lloyd and Smith Ltd, a specialist historical restoration contractor.