Project: Stonework Inspection
Client: English Heritage
Location: Bishops Palace, Lincoln
English Heritage engaged Rilmac to erect access scaffolding throughout the Bishops Palace site in Lincoln as part of a vital stonework inspection project. There are a number of reasons for the inspection, including public safety at this popular tourist venue.
The Palace was originally built in 1163, and ‘modernised’ in the 1430s and creates special challenges for the scaffolding team. Access to areas where the final scaffolding was required was an early challenge on site. Temporary scaffolding needed to be built so that materials could be manoeuvred down to levels where English Heritage needed to work.
Additionally, due to the nature of the building, Rilmac were unable to tie anything to the stonework and vital buttressing needed to be designed to keep the scaffolding safely in place, standing independently.
As members of the public will be accessing some areas of the Palace during the inspection hoarding was required to seal off the scaffold, and additional ladder security has been included.
This is a rare project and Rilmac Scaffolding are proud to have been selected by English Heritage for the work.
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