In this feature, we give the answer to the popular question of what is scaffold sheeting and explain why it is superior to standard shrink wraps for construction purposes.
For constriction sites, buildings under repair, and roof work, purpose-designed scaffold sheeting is superior to standard shrink wrap. This specialist sheeting provides temporary protection from adverse weather conditions and other causes of damage to workers and sites in these environments.
So what is scaffolding sheeting, and why is it superior to standard shrink wrap?
What is scaffold sheeting: its advantages
1. Scaffold sheets provides increased durability
As height increases, so does exposure to wind and other adverse weather conditions. Because of this, scaffold sheeting is engineered to withstand these tougher weather conditions. Increased polythene thickness reinforces the strength and durability of the material.
Another problem typical to construction sites is size; the scale of large installations requires a large volume of scaffold sheets to cover it. To combat this, the individual shrink wrap sheets can be heated at the joins during application, welding them together to create a single, larger sheet and a sealed fit.
2. Designed to endure strong wind pressure
Increased wind strength means heightened pressure. In order to handle this, we design scaffold sheeting with increased malleability. This property enables it to respond to strong winds, as opposed to snapping, tearing, or breaking. Coupled with increased thickness, these qualities set this specialist sheeting apart from standard shrink wrap.
3. Certified to guarantee quality
Certification is important for guaranteeing the material’s unique properties. You can rely on certified sheeting to provide specialised protection for construction sites and building repairs. Certification also distinguishes genuine scaffold sheets apart from standard shrink wrap being mis-sold.
Verisafe Shrink Film
Polythene UK’s Verisafe Shrink Film is manufactured specifically for encapsulation and containment. As a fully certified material (LPS 1207 and 1215 BRE audited), Verisafe Shrink Film guarantees the industry-leading protection your scaffolding needs against adverse weather and inhospitable construction site conditions. Its heat-sealed joins and malleable properties also make it ideally suited for wrapping unconventional shapes, which standard shrink wrap would struggle to properly cover.
- Verisafe Shrink Film is available in different sizes from 5m wide up to 12m wide in standard grade, or 7m x 15m in the flame retardant option.
- The product is extremely durable, with a thickness of up to 320 microns. We can offer sizes from 50 to 350 Micron (Mu) from 30cm to 12m.
- Shrink film rolls are white in colour.
- Due to technological progress and the increasing demands in terms of safety, fire protection and ecology on construction sites, Verisafe Shrink Film is by far the best product to choose.
At Polythene UK we also offer professional installation services. Our highly qualified installation team uses a combination of knowledge, experience and state-of-the-art equipment to ensure a safe and efficient installation process, guaranteeing your construction site or scaffolding reliable protection, whatever the weather.
What is scaffold sheeting and shrink wrap? To find out more, or request a quote, call Polythene UK today on 0845 643 1601 or contact us here.