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POWERCLAD® Scaffold & containment sheeting

 ITP supplies dual solution for historic restoration

ITP’s Powerclad keder sheeting and flame-retardant debris netting have been used to facilitate a major conservation project at the Bar Convent in York.

Famed for being Britain’s oldest living convent, which was founded in 1688, the building is also regarded as the country’s second ever school for girls. Formally known as the Bar Convent Living Heritage Centre, it houses an 18th century chapel, a modern exhibition, a 22-bedroom guest house, café, gift shop, garden and three meeting rooms.

Overseen by York-based CG Building & Restoration Ltd in conjunction with local project managers, Gate & Bar, the sensitive renovation project will involve the restoration or renewal of many of the building’s original features, preserving the historic character for future generations. Work will include repair and redecoration of more than 280 windows, re-roofing with Welsh slate and repairs to the building’s brickwork and stonework. All work is being conducted within strict guidelines to meet the requirements of a building which is part Grade I listed and part Grade II listed.

To provide weather protection for the roof refurbishment, specialist contractor, ADS Scaffolding, installed a keder roofing structure featuring Powerclad KR 2000 FR sheeting, ITP’s most heavy-duty keder product.  The flame-retardant sheets are manufactured using full width material, without any joins or seams across the width, significantly increasing their strength.

ADS also constructed scaffolding to surround the building and support external refurbishment work. The scaffold has been fitted with ITP’s Powerclad Flame Retardant Debris Netting, an innovative product with flame retardancy standards which are T62 certified for external use. Powerclad Flame Retardant Debris Netting is unique as the only netting that has marking at the end of each roll showing the T62 certificate number which stays on the material.

ITP Account Manager, David Gilmore​, said:

“We are pleased to be supporting ADS Scaffolding on another high-profile project. Once again, they have installed our products to an exceptionally high standard. This is the second keder sheeting installation we have supplied for the restoration of a historic building in York, having supplied a similar solution for the renovation of Central Methodist Church, a Grade II listed building in the city centre.”

Powerclad keder sheeting and debris netting are two of a wide range of options within ITP’s range of scaffold and containment products. The company also manufactures temporary fencing, vented and filter sheeting, acoustic barriers, and insulted sheeting. ITP supplies various flame-retardant grades of scaffold sheeting which are compliant with BS 7955 and TS 62 / TS 63 accredited.

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keder sheeting
FR debris netting


CG Building & Restoration Ltd


Gate & Bar


ADS Scaffolding

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