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.

The construction companies are under the constant pressure to deliver complete projects in the shortest possible time, especially nowadays when the whole industry is facing long delays caused by the lockdown and the global pandemic situation.

Shrink Wrap services more than ever become extremely important first of all because of their versatility, durable product and impact on reducing the project’s completion time.

Shrink Wrap installations protect the building site and allow workers to make progress despite variable weather conditions.

Why should you use a shrink wrap installation on your next project?

7 benefits of a scaffold shrink wrap:

  1. Temporary Weather Protection - shrink wrap acts as a reliable, weather-resistance barrier, prevents rain from seeping into a wall and stops build-up moisture within cavity walls

  2. Total Costs Reduction and Minimising Delays - when shrink wrap is installed around the building the interior work can be initiated prior the completion of final external cladding that can help address the problem of project overruns and associated cots

  3. Versatility - shrink wrap services can be used on all shapes and sizes structures, their usage leads to less wear and tear, the material is lightweight and can be applied fast

  4. Fire Resistance - shrink wrap material is safe and flame retardant, and can be used in all types of projects required on the construction site

  5. Environment Friendly - shrink wrap is extremely easy to remove and 100% recyclable

  6. Protection from UV Light - shrink wrap contains UV inhibitors protecting the elements of the construction project without blocking the access of the natural light to the site

  7. Professional Appearance and Public Safety - shrink wrap installations provide a neat and clean look to scaffold sites and protect the public from the side effects of all building works, what is always required in city centres or busy public areas

Shrink Wrap services are now a necessity for construction sites and provide not only protection but offer a much more professional, affordable, and smarter solution than traditional alternatives.

To discuss your project with us please send your inquiry to info@encaps.co.uk or call us on 01202 934 933.

To read more about costs of shrink wrap installations and services offered by EnCaPS please visit www.encaps.co.uk

Shrink Wrap structures serve well as a temporary roofing solution during the refurbishment process, but there are a few things that need to be considered before starting the project.

When constructing scaffolding for the roof it should allow for a decent run off for rainwater. The minimum pitch on the roof should be 10% and no more than 20%.

For medium to large size temporary roofs, there is a greater amount of additional scaffolding that we need to ensure a safe install.

The general rule of thumb is a double handrail with a three board-wide run around the perimeter. This first step enables our installers to clip on to the handrail and move around safely and to position the shrink wrap rolls ready to roll out over the span of the roof itself.

We would also require a run of two or three boards at every 1.5m centers running adjacent with your beam-work. These essentially become our walkways so we can move around the whole perimeter and around on the roof with ease.

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Updated: Dec 12, 2019

Hi everyone.

I really want to get a message out today to shrink wrappers, both new an old, or indeed any scaffold firms that may do their own in house shrink wrap applications that even though have gained their basic training, were definitely not taught the ins and outs of shrink wrap health and safety.

It's time for all shrink wrap companies and installers to really take eye safety seriously. I know that nearly everyone's RAMS will state specifically that eye protection must be worn on site, but in reality this can sometimes be somewhat site specific or more of a choice by operatives.

Just yesterday I experienced for probably the 6th time in my 11 years shrink wrapping, what I'd refer to as burning droplets that ignite and fire out from the shrink wrap. This molten plastic literally sticks to your skin and burns almost like sugar, even when you wipe it off it leaves hot plastic residue that will eventually scar. I have several small pea size scars on my arms from such occasions over the years and every time I have thought 'Wow, lucky that didn't hit me in the eye!'

Make no mistake, I am positive it would most likely burn through your eye ball and cause significant damage, possibly loss of sight or worse...complete blindness.

Now, this is an extremely rare occurrence and usually only happens when there are multiple layers of sheets and you really have to put a lot of heat in to make sure its welded properly. It also seems to happen most when there are several layers of tape or perhaps the sheet is really dirty or wet; it seems combination of the elements that build up and react with the properties within the wrap itself. Sometimes though, It seems completely random!

Whatever causes it though, it is only a matter of time or bad luck before one of these burning droplets hits someone in the eye. My partner was born with sight in only one of her eyes. I think how devastated we would both be if she were to lose this and be completely blind in both eyes... then I think how stupid and blasé I am being when I'm not wearing my glasses on site. I can't speak for everyone, but I think losing an eye in an accident is one of the worst events that can happen on a construction site and life in general.

Once again I implore everyone in the shrink wrap game to seriously think about your eyes next time you're welding or shrinking and not wearing safety glasses, it really is not unforeseeable for this to happen to any one of us!

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