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Protecting Windows and Doors Prior to Scafffold Removal

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Any advice on how to protect the windows and doors so that the scaffolders do not cause any damage when they take this down.  TIA.

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Ours is being struck on Thu, I’m out of the country.

 

My main defence is my good lady being on site to scare them into being bloody careful. I hope it’s enough!

 

I guess you could get a load of OSB to try and protect them if you feel there is a risk - we haven’t...

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And if you cover them with something, how are you then going to remove that?

 

If i was the scaffolder and found the windows boarded up I might ask why.  I would be insulted if the answer was in case you damage them.

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2 hours ago, Boris said:

Any advice on how to protect the windows and doors so that the scaffolders do not cause any damage when they take this down.  TIA.

 

Be there.  Watch.

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Ours were dodgy (as they mostly are) and we’d had a few rows so I made sure I was watching when it came down - to be honest it was pretty swift and no damage done to my (then) pristine white render.

 

They’d need to be very clumsy or unlucky to damage doors and windows.

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I had a very nervous day when the scaffolding came down! Big heavy windows that took a lot of effort to get into place and lovely fresh cedar cladding. Impossible to protect really, but what I did do, was take lots of photos the day before of every window so that if any were damaged I had some proof at least in case I needed to bill them! Despite their reputation, I think most scaffolders are more responsible than your average tradesman.

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I never had any doubts about the scaffolding coming down, it was a polish team that did ours with a Scottish boss who stood and watched, nothing was thrown about, it took a day and a half to erect and a full day to take down and it never even crossed my mind that anything would be damaged which probably was because I could see they weren’t be rough.

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Watch them every time. 

 

Someone I know who has cause to know talks about the way some scaffolders are paid. And it's not entirely in cash 

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