ITP’s Powerclad scaffold sheeting has been used on a major new mixed-use scheme in York which will transform the former Heworth Gasworks site into a 600-home community comprising luxury apartments, retail space and leisure amenities.
Nine acres of brownfield land at Heworth Green- where the city’s gas supplies were once stored in gasometers – is being developed by North Star, alongside Heworth Green Developments, with Tolent as the main contractor for the first stage of demolition, remediation and infrastructure work. Work has commenced on the opening phase at The Gasworks featuring 215 properties comprising a range one, two and three bedroom apartments and duplex apartments as well as a gym, meditation space, café, parking spaces and park areas.
Scaffold contractors, ABscaff, have installed Powerclad FR as a protective solution facilitating a secure working environment with significant environmental benefits and minimal disruption. Powerclad’s usage minimises weather-induced delays, aids heat retention, reduces wind-chill and enhances site safety by preventing the fall of debris.
Powerclad FR sheeting is independently tested to achieve fire retardancy certification to TS 62 for external use and TS 63 for internal use for both plain and printed sheeting. It is also tested to Euroclass B-s1,d0 to EN 13501-1 and it passes the main standard for scaffold sheeting BS 7955: Containment nets and sheets on construction works, specification for performance and test methods. BS 7955 specifies the minimum required tensile strength of scaffold sheeting and the minimum required eyelet strength of the reinforcement strips.
ITP Account Manager, Dave Gilmore, said:
“ITP are delighted to be working with ABScaff in support of this high-profile regeneration project. Developments of this size and value require flame retardant grades of sheeting which are tested and certified with third party approval. That’s one of the key reasons why our Powerclad FR sheeting is so widely used on major construction schemes across the UK.”
Powerclad Premium FR and Standard FR scaffold sheeting are part of ITP’s extensive range of sheeting solutions designed to provide security, protection and containment on construction sites, outdoor locations and public/commercial venues. The company also manufactures Heras and perimeter fence banners, building wraps, full-scale façade reproductions, vented sheeting, debris netting, keder/temporary roofing, acoustic barriers and insulated sheeting.