EnCaPS has over 25 years of combined installation and management experience, providing our clients with the best methods to optimise scaffold structures alongside the most dependable and efficient shrink wrapping techniques to deliver fantastic results. We would like to share our experience and expertise in Shrink Wrap installations and highlight the challenges that are being faced by the construction industry nowadays.

One of the key advantages of using shrink wrap is its ability to become drum-tight through heat application, meaning it fits perfectly around any structure tightly, not flapping around in the wind like cheaper alternatives. The shrink wrap is folded around scaffold tubes back onto itself and then welded together, forming a strong bond that will not come apart unless cut off.

How to set up a scaffold for shrink-wrap installation?

We must make sure that every scaffold we work on has been designed to the appropriate standard. There are wind loads to consider, all of which a qualified engineer will be able to take into account before a structure is built. Generally though, so long as a scaffold is weighed down and has sufficient ties and buttresses, adding shrink wrap will not increase wind loading any more than conventional sheeting.

As a separate trade to scaffolding, we would expect a structure to be safe to work on with adequate ladder access to all areas, boarded working lifts and handrails as standard.

An ideal scenario is to have a flush scaffolding that can make the daily installation much swifter and optimised for the desired finish. Not only will this look better, but it will increase the lifespan of the encapsulation due to very few weaknesses in the sheet.

Sheeting rails are not absolutely necessary for us to install our shrink wrap, they really can make the difference between a smart-looking job and an amazing looking centrepiece on site. We always recommend at least two sheeting rails, one at the bottom and one at the top of the desired area; these would be fixed to the external scaffold on single fittings.

When installing a shrink wrap temporary roof, a double handrail is mandatory to ensure the safety of our operatives and to maximise efficiency during the installation.

To find out more about temporary roof shrink-wrap, please visit www.encaps.co.uk

To discuss the project please contact us on info@encaps.co.uk

or call 01202 934933

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Shrink Wrap is a recommended solution for transport protection of modules. Shrink Wrapping provide waterproof 'drum-tight' fit that secures it during transit.

Shrink Wrap is a flame retardant material and 100% recyclable after use.

It is a light and fast installation, but most of all, a cost-saving solution for any modules manufacturer.

EnCaPS provides on-site shrink-wrap training courses for in-house teams and also supply all necessary materials.


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There are things to be considered by Construction Project Managers before choosing the type of scaffold wrap:

  • What is the project duration and are you ready to fix any future damage to the wrap before the project is done?

  • What are your clients looking to see?

  • What kind of work will be going on during the construction, with that answer in mind? A wrap that will contain the elements will be the best choice.

  • How much time will it take to install the wrap because the time it takes to install the wrap is part of the duration given to complete the construction work?

Shrink Wrap thick all the boxes not only because of the effectiveness and cost-saving of the whole project but also being a durable and versatile solution for all types of building sites.

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