Hardy Access services were asked to attend site and assess the suitability of an existing scaffolding within a building that was purchased by a long-term client. The scaffolding in Manchester had been in place for several years and was originally erected to support a gable wall of the building by tying the external walls to internal walls, due to internal floors removed due to issues with rot. No design drawings could be located to allow a thorough inspection of the structure to be carried out. The scaffold was inspected and a report compiled that identified the shortcomings of the scaffold, including non- compliance with current legislation, lack of design work for a scaffold of supportive nature and ineffective ties being currently installed. A design was commissioned and remediation works carried out, including removal of failed and installation of suitable ties.