ITP’s Powerclad Debris Netting has been used for the refurbishment of Scarborough’s Rotunda Museum as part of a major restoration project on its famous exterior.
ADS Scaffolding installed the debris netting on scaffolding surrounding the Grade II listed building to facilitate the work of stonemasons repairing the ashlar stone on its signature tower. The stone is cut from Hackness Rock, provided by Sir John Johnstone of Hackness Hall near Scarborough, when the museum was built in 1829. Specialist heritage restoration and conservation contractor, Pinnacle Conservation Ltd, was appointed to oversee the restoration scheme.
Powerclad Debris Netting is designed and manufactured to provide robust and effective containment, improving site safety by reducing the risk of debris and small tools from falling outside of the scaffold. Available in a wide range of colours, the knitted textile offers high air permeability to negate the force of high winds in exposed locations.
The Rotunda Museum is one of the oldest purpose-built museums in Britain still fulfilling its original role. Andrew Clay, Chief Executive of Scarborough Museums and Galleries, described the project, funded by Arts Council England’s museum estate and development scheme, as a “once-in-a-generation opportunity ” to safeguard the site for the future.
ITP Account Manager, Dave Gilmore, said:
“We’re delighted to support two leading contractors, ADS Scaffolding and Pinnacle Conservation Ltd, in the delivery of this high-profile project which is making a valuable contribution to Yorkshire’s coastal heritage.”
ITP is the only manufacturer in the UK that can supply debris netting which is independently certified to meet T62 flame retardancy standards in any colour. Debris netting is one of a wide range of site protection textiles in the company’s product portfolio. With in-house manufacturing and printing facilities, ITP also supplies Powerclad scaffold sheeting, banners for mobile and perimeter fencing, building wraps, façade reproductions, vented sheeting, keder/temporary roofing, acoustic barriers and insulated sheeting.