Scaffolding sheeting from Industrial Textiles & Plastics (ITP) has been used to wrap historic Leinster House in Dublin – the Georgian building that is home to the Houses of the Oireachtas – during a major programme of restoration while government business continued as usual.
For temporary containment and weather protection during the project, the client wanted a full PVC building wrap, digitally printed with an image of Leinster House’s facade. The material had to be flame retardant and certified to the highest standards, but they discovered that the cost would be very expensive and the installation would require specialist contractors.
Scaffolding contractors McCrory Access Solutions approached ITP, manufacturers of Powerclad FR Scaffold Sheeting that is certified for both plain and printed sheeting.
ITP’s in-house design and print department took up the challenge of recreating the facade image on 2m-wide scaffold sheeting and then enhanced, tiled and layered the image for digital printing on custom 52m length sheeting to accommodate the building’s full 50m width.
McCrory Access Solutions meticulously installed the precisely aligned and printed sheeting, enabling restoration work to progress safely behind a full-size, flame retardant reproduction of the building’s elegant facade.