Powerclad printed sheeting provides safety and containment at recladding project
ITP’s Powerclad scaffold sheeting has been extensively installed to support redevelopment work at Express Network 2 on Henry Street, which will see the replacement of non-compliant cladding, insulation and cavity barriers. Led by principal contractor Bell Building Projects Ltd, the property on George Leigh Street, in the Northern Quarter of Manchester city centre, comprises a mixture of offices and apartments over six floors.
ITP’s Powerclad scaffold sheeting was supplied to Allied Access to provide a weather protection and containment enclosure system, which has both significant environmental and safety benefits. Its usage aids heat retention, reduces wind-chill factor and contains dust and pollutants which not only improve the working area but also minimise environmental impact. this containment solution also enhances site safety and efficiency by minimising weather-induced delays and preventing debris and small objects from falling, reducing the risk of injury.
ITP’s Powerclad sheeting was supplied with branded printing in a flame retardant grade which has a Euroclass rating of B-s1,d0 EN 13501-1 and third party approval to the highest standards, including Certifire TS 62 for external use. ITP is also able to supply printed and non-printed scaffold sheeting which is third party-approved to meet the standards of Certifire TS 63 for internal use.
Matthew Bracken, Commercial Director at Allied Access, said:
“Safety is paramount in every solution that Allied Access provides – there is no room for compromise in any area of risk. ITP’s Powerclad sheeting is designed and manufactured to maximise safety in keeping with the standards we uphold at every project. With ITP’s support, we have delivered an outstanding combined access solution on time, on budget to facilitate the extensive work carried out by BBP at Express Network 2.”
ITP Account Manager, Howard Jackson, said:
“We are delighted to be involved in this vital redevelopment work which will see the removal of combustible cladding, installed before the Grenfell disaster led to a tightening of fire safety regulations, and the implementation of new safety features. It’s great to be working on another project with Allied Access and BBP, and we hope to be involved on many more in the future. We have supported many high-rise re-cladding projects in recent years, not only with fire retardant scaffold sheeting but also with the supply of Euroclass A2 rated breather membranes to complete safety upgrades throughout their external wall systems.”
ITP’s Powerclad scaffold sheeting is just one of a wide range of weather protection and containment solutions offered by the company. With more than 30 years’ experience in developing and manufacturing specialist protective materials for the construction industry, ITP has exceptional expertise in fire retardant technology.