Using Temporary Fabric Screening to Aid Project Timelines

Using temporary screening on site is a great way to ensure no matter what happens, your construction project can continue despite what weather or programme delays throws at it. We’re proud to say that we’ve just achieved this on a new project – using removable, adaptable screening to aid site access and project progression in a prominent city-centre construction site.

To aid protection from rapidly deteriorating weather conditions, the client was looking for temporary screening to secure a 15-storey office building, guaranteeing their programme of work could continue uninterrupted and meet pre-arranged turnaround times.

To meet the requirements of the proposal, we installed forty-four screens across the length of the building, with an impressive total fabric area of 1,800m2. Ensuring the project could continue no matter what happened to the weather, the screens were designed to withstand all relevant British Standard wind loadings and fire retardancy requirements. We also took this one step further and devised new attachment methods in tandem with the client to circumvent the fact that the existing columns were not appropriate. The results were cost effective, versatile, and offered much more flexibility when considering site conditions and access requirements.

The client, said: “The temporary weathering solution installed by Base Structures is a great design and fitted our needs perfectly. The installation team has maintained an extremely high standard of quality and safety and have delivered the install ahead of the anticipated programme.”

Andy Traynor, Head of Installation on the project and Director at Base Structures, added: “These temporary fabric screens help solve a problem for a client at a vital time in their building programme, enabling them to work uninterrupted in areas where building exterior is yet to be completed. Tensile fabric is perfect for this job, as they can be installed quickly with minimal disruption, allowing contractors to get on with the job and fulfil tight turnaround times. These screens are also very easy to dismount, so when they’re no longer needed, we will also remove them”

Base Structures are committed to the upcycling and re-use of tensile fabric that has not yet reached its end of life, and our zero-landfill policy means that screens like this can find another useful life elsewhere.

To speak to Base Structures about similar projects, or where expertise such as this can add value and time-efficiency to your building programme, get in touch on the contact form at the bottom of the page.

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