Newell Scaffolding Limited, Assessed Members of the Scaffolding Association, have an excellent reputation for working on listed buildings.
The business has been trading for 35 years, with over 80% of work in support of the restoration of churches and stately homes within a 70 mile radius of Kings Dyke, near Peterborough.
The company are on the preferred contractor list for English Heritage and the National Trust. They are also the go-to scaffold contractors for the prestigious public schools of Uppingham, Oakham and Kimbolton.
For this issue of On The Level, Newell have shared images and project details for the Church of St Leonard, Little Downham, Cambridgeshire. The company partnered with Access Design & Safety (Associate Members of the Scaffolding Association) to create an access solution for the clocks to be removed from the church tower via the belfry windows, restored and then reinstalled.
Light duty scaffolding was erected to three elevations of the tower, with lattes beams over north and south aisle roofs, and bridged over the nave roof, to give a working platform. On the south west pinnacle scaffolding was erected to replace the top stone, which was then repointed. The Newell team installed box profile hoarding with a hoarding door and a beamed censor alarm to comply with the church’s insurance stipulations for avoiding lead theft.
A buttress – three metres wide and four metres high – was erected to three elevations and the scaffolding was racked back to stop movement, with kentledge to the buttress as ties could not be fixed to the fabric of the listed building. As a respectful consideration, the team fixed ply board to all grave stones within three metres of the works, protecting them from on site trades.
Find out more about Newell Scaffolding Limited here.