heritage and historical scaffolding
Since the early years of RBS Scaffolding, the provision of access for working on Historic Buildings has been a field in which our expertise has grown.
Today we have the knowledge and experience to fulfil your requirements on what are often exacting and detailed projects to renovate important, though sometimes fragile and deteriorating buildings.
Over the years we have worked on many high profile buildings such as St Cross Hospital, Winchester, Loseley House, Surrey, Mary Rose Museum, Chettle House, Dorset, Kensington Palace, Stratfield Saye House and a major renovation and rebuilding project at The Grange, Northington.
Listed and historic buildings deserve a lot of love and care, so that we can preserve their beauty for future generations. At RBS we have the skills and many years of experience to provide you with designed, bespoke solutions for any access you may require in this specialist area.
case study - LOSELEY PARK (Surrey)
Loseley Park – House Renovation, Surrey
The building wrap was made up of two elevations covering a very complex scaffolding structure. The print is of Loseley House as it was to undergo extensive and necessary renovation and would have been almost unseen under all the scaffolding.
There are many challenges in making sure the print fits the scaffolding, as the structure is much larger than the building. There was also the added challenge that the front door was still to be used so the print had to line up with the actual door.
The installation was carried out by RBS Scaffolding and took a total of 15 men to lift the building wrap into place.
case study - Mary Rose Museum (portsmouth)
The Mary Rose Museum – Portsmouth
RBS were privileged to have worked on the construction of the iconic Mary Rose museum. This involved working in the hot box with the ship as well as the full external perimeter of the museum.
This was a very delicate job working within the compound of such great heritage. The internal roof structure of the hot box was 15m high with the total span just under 50m.
CASE STUDY - chettle house
Chettle House Renovation – Blandford Forum, Dorset.
RBS was privileged to work on Chettle House (a red-brick Queen Anne Manor House), designed by architect Thomas Archer for George Chafin in 1710. The highlight of Archer’s design is the sweeping double staircase in the Oak Entrance Hall.
The manor underwent full renovation including roof replacement. The drone footage below shows the sheer scale of the operation which required over 200 tonnes of weight to keep the HAKI roof and External Scaffold secure without drilling into the existing building.