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Layher Ireland

Following its successful launch into the Irish market in early 2016, scaffolding specialist Layher Ireland continues to expand its reach into a range of building and construction sectors.

Housebuilding is one of the principal areas where the benefits of the safety and design versatility of the company’s scaffolding, access and protection systems are being demonstrated. A good example can currently be found at Swords, County Dublin, where contractor Ainscaff is one of the first to use the equipment in the sector.

Ainscaff Director, Simon Ainscough said: “We have invested in the Layher system as we believe it offers proven advantages compared to other alternatives.

“Its inherent safety and ease of erection are both top of the qualification list, but other factors such as clear walkways and the availability of durable steel boards also help ensure that trades on site gain as much as possible from the scaffold installation.”

This project in Swords – the development of the Rathbeale Housing Estate – makes extensive use of 1.09m wide walkways with inside hop-up brackets throughout. The installation includes both exterior and interior wall areas.

Simon added: “The Layher system is extremely sturdy when installed and this, combined with the ease of movement around the structure that is achieved, has produced very favourable comments from the bricklayers on site.”

According to Layher Ireland Country Manager John Carolan, the move into the housing sector is an important step forward for the company. He said, “Alongside equipment supply, we have also worked closely with Simon Ainscough and his team to ensure both safety and efficiency objectives are achieved – all of which continues to be backed up by our ongoing commitment to customer support.”

Layher UK Managing Director Sean Pike said of the project: “We are delighted to be able to work with Ainscaff. Factors such as safety, speed and system versatility can only become more important and all point towards greater opportunities for Layher Ireland’s involvement in the housebuilding industry across the country in the future. The chance to address this with Ainscaff is very exciting.”