The high profile scheme forms part of a city council initiative to achieve transformational regeneration to key areas of Nottingham. It consists of four phases which are scheduled to take three years to complete, with Sayfa Systems involved from Phase 1 of the project – a five storey construction which includes the provision of a 54 apartment independent living scheme for the over 60’s with retail units below.
A large amount of the Rhino Load Deck work platform system has been supplied to the contractor for this project – with the project covering a total floor area of 1,500 square metres. The installed RhinoDeck has generally been utilised in a segmented approach, with assemblies of around 500 square metres at any one time – ultimately unfolding across the full working area.
The lightweight nature of the system and its ease of installation has enabled Keepmoat to successfully meet the exacting schedule of this multi-phase development.
No single RhinoDeck component weighs more than 9.5 kg, and the components lock into place without the need for hand tools or fixing. Therefore the system can be quickly and efficiently dismantled and reinstalled across the full site area, compared to the often cumbersome traditional scaffolding tube and plank alternatives.
DESIGNED FOR FLEXIBILITY
The system was used on-site for the full spectrum of bricklaying work, as well as for the installation of floor joists and roof trusses.
At the special request of the site bricklayers, specific leg lengths of 1.8m were supplied for this project. This provided an optimum solution for their working height requirements, and could be easily provided due to the flexible design of the RhinoDeck system. Competitive systems tend to be less easy to modify, and are often only available in standard 1.5m and 2m leg length options.