ITP’s Powerclad FR printed scaffold sheeting is being used as part of the refurbishment of the Turner Contemporary, one of the UK’s leading contemporary art galleries.
Contractor WW Martin is carrying out external works as part of a 10-year maintenance plan. The project, commissioned by Kent County Council, is scheduled to take up to 42 weeks with the gallery remaining open during its normal hours throughout. Celebrating Margate’s connection with the painter J.M.W. Turner (1775 – 1851), the building was designed by Sir David Chipperfield and opened in 2011. The venue is recognised as an important cultural icon, offering a year-round exhibition programme offers free access to creative and cultural experiences.
On-site safety and security are being supported by Powerclad FR sheeting on scaffold installed by All Access Scaffolding. Featuring printed branding which displays the WW Martin logo at regular intervals, the sheeting offers a flame-retardant grade which is independently tested and has a Euroclass rating of B-s1,d0 EN 13501-1.
ITP Account Manager, David Gilmore, said:
“We are pleased to be working with leading contractors like WW Martin and All Access Scaffolding on the refurbishment of this iconic cultural venue. Our Powerclad FR sheeting is often selected for high profile projects like this based on its high performance across all key requirements, including strength, durability and fire retardancy. Powerclad FR is available with flexographic printing and digital printing without compromising its fire safety credentials – our printed sheeting is approved under Certifire T62 for external installation and Certifire T63 for internal installation.”
ITP manufactures a wide range of other sheeting solutions for construction sites, including debris netting, vented sheeting, filter sheeting, insulated sheeting, sound barriers, keder and temporary roof sheeting and perimeter fence sheeting. The products are available with a range of fasteners and scaffolding accessories, including toggle ties and ratchet ties.
Images courtesy WW Martin