Historic Leinster House in Dublin, the Georgian building that is home to the Houses of the Oireachtas, recently underwent a major programme of restoration while government business continued as usual.
For temporary containment and weather protection during the project, the client wanted a full PVC building wrap, digitally printed with an image of Leinster House’s facade. The material had to be flame retardant and approved to LPCB LPS 1215 standard. Unfortunately, no such PVC product has the required FR rating.
Scaffolding contractors, McCrory Access Solutions, approached Industrial Textiles & Plastics (ITP) who manufacture Powerclad FR Scaffold Sheeting, which is approved to LPS 1215 and TS 62 for plain and printed sheeting.
The challenge of recreating the facade image on 2.0m wide scaffold sheeting was taken up by ITP’s in-house design and print department. They enhanced, tiled and layered the image for digital printing on custom 52m length sheeting to accommodate the full 50m width of the building.
McCrory Access Solutions were responsible for the meticulous installation at Leinster House of the precisely aligned and printed sheeting. Restoration work could then progress safely behind a full-size, flame retardant reproduction of the building’s elegant facade.