MK1 Scaffolding Ltd have vast experience in providing access solutions to historic and listed buildings.
Listing marks and celebrates a building’s special architectural and historic interest, and also brings it under the consideration of the planning system, so that it can be protected for future generations. The older a building is, the more likely it is to be listed.
All buildings built before 1700 which survive in anything like their original condition are listed, as are most of those built between 1700 and 1840. Particularly careful selection is required for buildings from the period after 1945. Usually a building has to be over 30 years old to be eligible for listing.
Categories of listed buildings
- Grade I buildings are of exceptional interest, only 2.5% of listed buildings are Grade I
- Grade II* buildings are particularly important buildings of more than special interest; 5.5% of listed buildings are Grade II*
- Grade II buildings are of special interest; 92% of all listed buildings are in this class and it is the most likely grade of listing for a home
At MK1 Scaffolding Ltd, we understand the importance of not only erecting a sound structure but also our duty of care when carrying out scaffolding works to listed buildings.
All scaffolding works are erected as per TG20:13 & SG4:15 at all times. We also have design engineers at hand to provide us with technical drawings to ensure we can erect the best possible scaffold to whatever our clients desire.
When working on church’s MK1 Scaffolding Ltd ensure all scaffolds are sheeted from ground level to a mimium height of 3m unless specified otherwise by main contactor using CI metal sheets. We integrate an access door to hoarded areas and provide a combination lock to allow authorised access.
All scaffolds on church’s are earthed eliminating the risk to operatives working on the scaffold should it be struck by lightning.
We can also provide scaffold alarm systems should they be required.
On some historic buildings higher than 5m buttress support scaffolds can be incorporated where tieing directly into the building façade cannot be achieved.