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Knowledge Guide: Flexiscreen vs. Scaffold Sheeting

Flexiscreen vs. Scaffold Sheeting

6 Reasons Flexiscreen is the Right Choice

When comparing Flexiscreen to other major temporary building screen solutions, including scaffold sheeting, there are a number of reasons why Flexiscreen stands out as being the superior option during building and construction work.

Costs and ongoing hire

One of the major reasons for the superiority of Flexiscreen is the cost. Flexiscreen has demonstrated on a number of occasions to be considerably less expensive for projects that last in excess of two months, this in part is due to the rental cost involved when hiring a scaffold tower. Extra hire costs for scaffold sheeting solutions are also applicable in the event that a project ends up taking longer than the initially stated completion date. This can result in the project going over the allocated budget.

However, with the use of Flexiscreen, the cost will remain the same, regardless of how long the project takes to complete. This is due to the fact that all costs are factored in to the price quoted at the beginning of the project. Even in the event that the project has phased openings, Flexiscreen can be re-manufactured and reinstalled at less cost to the overall project.

Air pressure

External doors and other such openings result in a build-up of pressure in large buildings. However, the structural joints deliberately built into Flexiscreen solution mean that it is able to withstand that internal air pressure far better than is the case with scaffold sheeting. In extreme cases where there are very large openings and the potential for a large pressure build up, Flexiscreen can even have automatic pressure release vents designed in.

The creation of a dust tight seal

The use of scaffold sheeting leaves an opening between eyelets, yet the use of Flexiscreen, which has a structural vee overlap system, results in the creation of a dust tight seal that is over 99% effective. The bespoke manufactured Flexiscreen also comes with specially placed joins, which create tight seals around existing services and penetrations. This is not the case with scaffold sheeting. Scaffold sheeting is also not able to effectively seal to a building’s perimeter, whereas Flexiscreen can do just that.

The creation of a secure enclosure

Creating a secure enclosure around construction and building works is a requirement of construction design management. This can be easily achieved with Flexiscreen, which can include digi-lock pedestrian doors (complete with push pad fire exits) and large access curtain doors which can only be unlocked from within. These options prevent unsafe and unauthorised access to the area. These kinds of access options are not manufactured into, or designed to be a part of scaffold sheeting solutions.

And even more reasons Flexiscreen is preferable to scaffold sheeting…

Floor space

When it comes to taller solutions, stability requirements make it inevitable that a scaffold tower would have to take up a good deal of floor space at the base of the tower. However, the unique design of Flexiscreen means that it takes no more than just a few millimetres, and can therefore be made use of in very tight spaces, as well as maximising the available floor space in the rest of the factory or warehouse.

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