Specialist and advanced scaffolding
RBS’s project management team will work with you to develop a comprehensive access plan for any project that requires specialist or complex access scaffolding. Selecting the optimum combination of products to provide an access solution which ensures maximum on site productivity without compromising safety.
Each of these projects brings about its own unique challenges. RBS approach each specialist / complex scaffold with a consistent methodical system. Initially calling upon fully qualified structural engineers to provide clients with bespoke, detailed and risk-assessed design drawings in 2D and/ or 3D dimensions.
Planning and delivery by our operations teams with the support of senior management, contracts management and supervisory staff. All key staff hold CISRS advanced scaffolder, NEBOSH, SMSTS, SSSTS, advanced scaffold inspection qualifications to ensure that nothing is insurmountable.
Our highly qualified, directly employed workforce receive thorough training in a vast variety of areas, and have the skill to ‘think outside the box’. They regularly provide innovative solutions to the challenges faced by clients.
Thriving on challenging projects, RBS are passionate about coming up with the best concept for the job.
Listed below are just a few exciting, complex projects we have worked on recently.
CASE STUDY - BAE Systems radar station, portsdown Technology Park
BAE Systems – Radar Station, Portsdown Technology Park
RBS Scaffolding were called upon for our special resources and expertise to design and implement this bespoke access solution for BAE Systems on one of the most exposed sites on the south coast.
The base support structures and access staircase were constructed using our Cuplock System. The spine beams were formed with ten lines of 750mm aluminium beams. The main access scaffold was erected from traditional tube & fittings allowing full access to this uniquely shaped equipment. Finally a Hakitec 750 Duo-Pitched Roof was added to the access structure together with shrink wrapping to provide complete protection to the radar during the refurbishment.
case study - building #29, highfield campus, southampton university
Southampton University – Highfield Campus (Building #29)
At over 30m high the chemistry building at Southampton dwarfs the surrounding buildings. During 2016 the building underwent major renovations including roof replacement and changes to the venting systems and the plant rooms.
The scaffolding was required to be erected over the Easter Holidays to avoid disruption to the students. The work was carried out while maintaining access to the building for some students and lecturers. As the work was only being carried out on the roof and top floor, we produced a Hangar Scaffold requiring over 1,000m of beam work – significantly reducing the cost of a full scaffold from the ground – whilst allowing full access for vehicles at ground level.
The project required regular design changes to allow for complications that arose due to needing access via crane to the roof.
Europa House – (Student Accommodation), Portsmouth
An area of speciality for RBS is providing scaffolding solutions for multiple-storey constructions or tower blocks. One such project undertaken by us in 2016 was at Europa House in Portsmouth at 18 storeys (60m) high.
Europa House was previously an office building, comprising the main 18 storey block and a 9m annex building. The purpose of the project was to convert the entire complex into a 242-bed student accommodation facility – to include studio apartments, 2, 3 and 4-bed apartments at a value estimated at £21m. This scaffold required external design to include plan bracing, double standards and the accommodation of a full-height goods and passenger hoist.
High-rise skyscrapers have become an area of expertise for RBS and we are fully aware of the specific risks (espcecially access and egress concensa, as well as emergency rescue procedures) required for such projects.
Stoneham Tower – Southampton University
RBS provided full access to Stoneham Tower with fully boarded lifts to all 16 floors.
Over 120 tonnes of tube and fitting scaffolding materials were utilised in the construction of this structure for the University.
We have great and long-standing working relationships with the Local Councils, Schools, Universities and Hospitals.
Working in such busy and often sensitive environments requires the right attitude, heightened awareness from all operatives and regularly working at weekends or out of hours so as not to disrupt the day to day activities of these establishments.
RBS are devoted to providing our clients with an open, friendly, professional service and are committed to providing a smooth and positive outcome with minimum disruption and impact to all members of the public.