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 Temporary Roofs Systems: How Our Scaffolding Structures Support Effective Roof Coverings

Temporary roofs are almost an essential component of a major renovation or new build project. After all, how many rainy days does the UK suffer? If you are waiting for a permanent roof to be installed on your property, don’t expose it to the elements. UK Scaffolders can deliver the temporary roof weather protection you need at a low price.


We can provide several different types of temporary roof covering. The most popular and cost effective temporary roof systems solution available is traditional corrugated roof sheeting. Like many other temporary roof structures, this type is compatible with the 450mm or 750mm alloy Layher or Haki beam system. Layher scaffolding beams are versatile and can be used to build many kinds of structures, including the support for a temporary roof. The same can be said for the Haki beam system. Both beams are reliable, robust and excellent as a temporary roof scaffolding framework.


Using the traditional system, we build the scaffold structure to the intended ridge height of the new roof. In doing this, we have to ensure that the alloy beams we use are of the correct span. We install them by using double couplers and tying tubes to the front and rear of the beams so that the span across and over the property is properly supported. When these are in place, we install purling tubes at the centres of the beams that will support the steel sheets.


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Of course, these are the sheets that will prevent water from entering the property so we take extra care at this stage. We lay the sheets on the purling tubes and tie them down using a special roofing coupler that has been designed specifically for temporary roof scaffolding. When the roof has been covered, we install more purling tubes with the roofing couplers to keep every sheet firmly in place. For added temporary roof edge protection, we usually cover the building from roofline to gutter line in plastic monaflex sheeting. This gives further waterproofing qualities.


System roofing structures, using a framed scaffold, have also been developed as a quicker and lighter way of covering buildings. This system always uses the 750mm size of Layher or Haki beams, which are fixed together with spigot pins and bolts or quick release pins.


When we are asked to provide temporary roofs on larger buildings, the alloy beam sections are constructed on a gable end scaffold and are then wheeled along a track into place. Once the structure in the right location and at the correct intervals along the eaves of the property, we tie the beams together using sturdy braces similar to the ones used on alloy towers. When we’re happy that the braces have been fully installed, we pull a canvas sheeting into the runners and over the span of the roof beams to act as a barrier against the weather.


We don’t use monaflex sheeting with this kind of temporary roof cover as we can use a canvas size that extends beyond the level of the eaves – even down to floor level if required.


Both of these temporary roofing solutions are suitable on particular projects, such as church and cathedral roof repairs and listed building renovations. We have a great deal of experience of providing temporary roofs for homeowners, trade firms and construction companies. Whatever your temporary roof requirements are, we can deliver quickly and effectively. We cover large regions of the south east of England, including London, Hampshire, Surrey, East Sussex and West Sussex.


Don’t leave things to the whim of the weather; please give one of our qualified scaffolders a call for further information. We believe that we’re the best scaffolding services company in the area and are dedicated to achieving excellent customer satisfaction. We are happy to provide free guidance on the best type of temporary roof for your property and a no obligation quote.