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Temporary roof scaffolding Kent

The aim of this article is to be able to provide some answers to following questions.

· What is a temporary roof scaffold or what is also known as tin hat or tin roof?

· What is a temporary roof used for and why might I need one?

A temporary roof scaffold is just that, a temporary roof structure which is built from scaffolding in order to protect a building, structure, storage or event from adverse weather and damage by the elements. Rain damage is probably the most common reason why a temporary roof will be needed. Temporary roof scaffolding is built by assembling and frame to the adequate height and then spanning the above area with scaffolding beams and corrugated steel sheets at an angle suitable for rain to run off. After this is done Monarflex sheeting is fixed to the side of the frame to form a watertight shell. Here are a few examples of when you might need a temporary roof scaffolding:

When roofing works are being carried out on a building.

When roofing works are being carried out on a building, the building and its contents could be exposed to rain damage and other harmful elements like snow. This applies to all types of roofs from pitched to flat roofs and from tiled to felt roofs. Loft conversions, new roofs and refurbishments are a common reason why a temporary roof scaffold may be needed. Having a temporary roof scaffold will also allow work to commence when otherwise it would have to cease.

Storage of goods and materials.

Having a temporary roof structure to store goods and materials under can be an invaluable resource. Ensuring building materials can be kept in good condition and dry to avoid unnecessary costs and delay can help projects run smoothly and in budget. These can also be valuable to builders’ merchants, mechanics, garages, bike racks, MOT centres and car washes, to name a few. A temporary roof can allow work to commence whatever the weather.


Events like concerts and festivals can benefit from temporary roof structures also. Having a place to temporarily store materials and goods can be of use. Temporary structures can also be set up to shield food and drinks stalls. Although this method is not as common anymore, a temporary roof scaffolding structure it is still an option.

H&H Scaffolding Services LTD scaffolders are very skilled at erecting temporary roof scaffolds and enjoy the process of this type of work. If you are in Kent, or London, including; Medway towns (Rochester,Strood,Chatham,Gillingham,Rainham), Maidstone, Sittingbourne, Gravesend, Tonbridge, Sevenoaks, Bromley, Orpington, Swanley, Bexley, the South East of England or London then get in touch today and we will be happy to help you with your next project.

H & H Scaffolding Services LTD

C Cuxton Industrial Estate

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Mobile: 07702-471 434

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