Mast Climbers: Giving Residents Greater Levels of Daylight

What takes 2 weeks to assemble scaffolding is little more than 2 days for a mast climber. This affects the health and well-being of it's residents

With the height of summer in full swing, you might be thinking about the extra hours you can use on your construction sites.Longer days, in theory, mean more work can be completed.But while workers are up on the scaffolding boards or on the mast climber work platform, what are those inside the building experiencing?

If it’s their home, if they’re students in university accommodation or patients in a hospital, the choice of vertical access can be critical.While you’re making the most of the weather outside, the vertical access you choose needs to help those inside the building, too. That’s where a mast climber comes in.


Mast Climbers & Scaffolding: The Differences To Residents

Imagine this scenario. You need to remove and replace all of the cladding from a high-rise residential property. It’s expected to take several months, and you need the best possible solution; something that can complete the job on time, while keeping residents happy too.

The first option is scaffolding. After taking the best part of two weeks per elevation to assemble, it’s then fully enclosed in monarflex, blocking out a huge proportion of natural daylight to the residents inside. As the project progresses, more adjustments are needed. Hop-ups need to be created and hoists need to be added. This slows the process and keeps residents in their ‘monarflex cells’ for longer. What impact will limited natural daylight have on the health and well-being of those within the building?

Read our full interview with a resident experiencing this exact scenario.

Then there’re mast climbers. As one customer said to us after using mast climbers to remove cladding

“it took just 10 days to remove. There’s no way that would happen with scaffolding.”

What takes 2 weeks to assemble scaffolding is little more than 2 days for a mast climber. With that alone, you’re already well ahead in terms of project goals. Then there’s the added benefit to the residents.The single platform means that when working is being completed on one floor, the others are not being obstructed; while at the end of the day, the mast climber work platform is driven down and not in anyone’s way. When mast climbers are being used, many trades add a privacy glass film to windows to further prevent intrusion.


Mast Climbers: Putting Residents Firs

It’s very easy to stick to the solution you know or use what everyone else doesn’t. But that doesn’t mean it’s right.What about the residents within the building? Is it the right solution for them? Shouldn’t they be considered when they can potentially have a huge impact on their everyday life?

Mast climbers are celebrated for how they can streamline construction projects, but cutting costs and days on-site is only the tip of the iceberg. Think of the bigger picture. Who is bearing the brunt of the construction work?If the answer is the residents, then mast climbers are an obvious option. With scaffolding providing the public protection below, the two vertical access solutions can be a comprehensive option to quell any concerns you might have. Interested in finding out more? Our mast climbing experts can help design the only vertical access you’ll need.

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