ASD Build’s contractor on Aquila House in Cardiff, Wales have now completed the scaffolding on the 15 storey building as part of the EWS1 fire safety improvement works commissioned by CCHA and funded by the Welsh Government. The scaffolding will allow the safe removal and replacement of the existing combustible timber cladding. Constructing scaffolding to such a height is much more complicated than on a standard residential dwelling. It requires an engineer’s design and wind calculations by a specialist consultant, in many cladding & recladding contracts the scaffolding element can make up 25% of the contract cost. Aquila House presented additional challenges due to its proximity to Cardiff Bay and the Bristol Channel.
The scaffolding industry has been hit with raw materials price increases and product availability shortages along with the rest of the construction industry. Given the complexities of scaffolding at height it is important to use a reputable company with experience in high level work, and a company which has access to sufficient stock for the project. Lead times on the project was also a consideration during the build up to construction phase, the lead time on scaffolding for 18m+ buildings is a minimum of 3 months and more than likely 6 months. ASD Build engages with our scaffolding subcontractors at tender stage so they are involved in the whole process from the offset, then when ASD Build receives preferred bidder status we schedule the work with our preferred scaffolding contractor, subject to client approval.
We currently have active building remediation projects on multi-storey apartment buildings in South Wales, Nottinghamshire and Northamptonshire. Please contact us if you have any enquiries or interests.
More information on the history of scaffolding can be found here >>> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scaffolding
ASD Build has been announced the fastest growing business in construction and building services sponsored by the University of South Wales at an awards ceremony in Cardiff held on the 27th of October 2021. Overall ASD Build was the 5th fastest growing business. Turnover in the current financial year is expected to increase to £4.8m. The picture shows Managing Director Mark Hennessey & Senior Construction Manager Mike Hennessey receiving the award. It is quite ironic that the award was sponsored by the University of South Wales as we have 2 of their students working in our business.
ASD Build is delighted to have qualified for the 2021 Fast Growth 50 List.
Not only that, we have also been shortlisted for the fastest growing construction firm in Wales and the fastest growing firm in the Valleys.
A massive well done to all the team at ASD Build.
An article written on the Aquila House recladding project made it into the CIOB Construction Manager magazine for June 2021.
“The backbone of ASD Build’s DNA is professionalism; it’s what we strive for every day”
Fantastic read (Page 51) >>> https://constructionmanagermagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/Construction-Manager-June-2021.pdf
The first elevation of scaffolding has been erected at Aquila House.
We would like to welcome Liam as our Construction Administration Assistant via the Government’s Kickstart Scheme.
Looking back at February-March at the Aberdare Girls School and came across this article that made it into the FMB magazine.
Recognised as a significant development by industry professionals, a very proud moment for everyone involved within the scheme.
(Page 15 – https://online.flippingbook.com/view/533571/14/)
After 2 years ASD Build are finally ready to begin the Heddfan project located at Rhydfelin, Pontypridd in partnership with Hafod Housing. The site has been cleared and the build contract is in place. The groundworks are scheduled to start on Tuesday 4th May 2021.
The Aquilla House recladding project is due to start next week. In line with our Hardie Backer accreditation as registered installers of this product the site team have begun their training.