Construction Shrink Wrap
Construction shrink wrap is flame retardant and is used on multiple different types of projects. Our construction grade shrink wrap is used on scaffolding structures, used as building screens and can even be used for temporary roofing.
Construction shrink wrap can be used to screen a worksite or to protect it from adverse weather conditions. Creating robust and effective temporary weather protection or containment around a building project that remains in place for the duration of a job can be a challenge, especially for long term projects.
Shrink wrap overcomes a common problem with the scaffold sheeting becoming loose over time and eventually completely detaching from the scaffolding.
Benefits of Shrink Wrap Scaffold Sheeting
Shrink Wrapping for Weather Protection
Because Rhino scaffolding shrink wrap is heat shrunk over and around a scaffolding structure it becomes ‘drum tight’ and very resilient to high winds. This means your work within the encapsulation can continue uninterrupted. For examples where shrink wrap sheeting can provide weather protection without scaffolding see building screens.
Shrink Wrapping for screening and privacy
In addition to weather protection and the containment of dust and debris, construction activities in built up areas may require screening to give privacy to local residents and to shield construction activities from view.
Where a scaffolding has been built flush, then shrink wrap sheeting can present a very smart and professional option. An added benefit is that because the shrink wrap sheeting is fitted ‘drum tight’, it will not flap or bang against the scaffolding which can prevent complaints from local residents.
Shrink Wrapping for Environmental Containment
Because individual sheets of shrink wrap can be heat welded together, it is possible to create a continuously bonded skin around a scaffolding project. It is this important feature that makes shrink wrap sheeting useful for situations where the total environmental containment of dust and debris is required.
This feature has led to shrink wrap being used extensively as an environmental containment measure on bridge shot blasting and painting projects. Where paint work needs stripping back to bare metal and repainting, lead in old paintwork that has been shot blasted from the project could contaminate the environment.
Typical ‘containment’ uses;
- Shot blasting
- Asbestos removal
- Concrete cutting
Rhino recently completed a Temporary Roof Encapsulation project for us. I must say that the whole experience from start to finish went very smoothly. From the initial enquiry through to completion everything was dealt with professionally & quickly.
Excellent professional service. Kris kept me upto date at every step of the way. Guys on site were brilliant and did a fantastic job
Would highly recommend the product as it's the most durable plastic sheeting I've come across and has many benefits. Such as noise reduction and to keep the public safe as possible. Mainly keep us warm through the winter. Rhino shrink wrap is the future!
How does scaffold shrink wrap work?
Sheet is unrolled (6m drop typically) and wrapped around scaffold tube with approx 30xm-40cm overlap. Temporarily clipped in place.
The heat gun is used to weld the shrink wrap back on to itself
The heat gun is then used to shrink the wrap ‘drum tight’.