Functional and Attractive
Wherever you look you can’t miss scaffolding wraps. They’re on every piece of building work up and down the country.
Not only do they look pleasing to the eye but they also serve a purpose. The first being safety: with most building sites, things can go wrong and/or things fall off and can potentially cause injury. The scaffolding wrap protects the people below from rogue spanners or pieces of debris from the ongoing building works.
While some building companies may decide to opt for a simple dust wrap to contain any flying debris or loose tools, many – especially in city developments – decide to add artwork or advertising onto theirs for a point of difference and to advertise what the development will look like.
How Are They Made?
Scaffolding wraps require a lot of planning.
The first stage is for our in-house design team to carefully plot out the desired scaffolding wrap. If the customer has requested that an image or some text be added to the wrap itself, then our design team will draw this out.
Once all of the plans have been approved – both by ourselves and by the customer – our in-house manufacturing team with then start the process of creating the scaffolding banner wrap. Owing to the size of the scaffolding wrap this is printed in sections which are detailed and specified by our design team while creating initial plans and prints.
Printed in five metre widths on our state of the art Agfa Anapurna wide-format printer, each section of the scaffolding wrap is finished in-house – undergoing rigorous checks to ensure everything will align once installed.
Once checks are completed, it is then packaged and ready to be fitted by our installation team.
How Are They Installed?
When scaffolding banner wraps are made, they are designed and created to have perforated holes throughout the banner. These perforated holes allow wind to easily pass through. Without these holes, the wind could potentially catch it and tear it down. The perforated holes on the scaffolding wrap are quite minute so they don’t interfere with the image or advertisement on the finished article.
When our in-house installation team attach the scaffolding wrap to the scaffolding itself, they do so using the designated loops (through a process called looping). Each of the poles have to be flush against the side of the building so the wrap doesn’t warp. The installation team may use cherry pickers to install the banner wrap at great heights, but they need to make sure that the wrap is taut and tight against the building itself.
And that’s it – a perfectly designed and seamlessly installed scaffolding wrap.
Taking creativity to new heights.