Scaffold Case Study: Westleigh Homes


Housebuilder: Westleigh Homes
Location: Abbey Meadows, Leicester
Development size: 188 homes and apartments
Date: October 2017 to date

We’ve had a working relationship with Westleigh for many years. As a midlands-based housebuilder, well-known for their timber frame construction, we understand how their system works and are able to provide a tailored scaffolding service which is different to that required for traditional masonry builds.

The Contract

In October 2017 our scaffolding team started work on a historic industrial site in Leicester. Known locally as ‘Sock Island’, Abbey Meadows was previously home to international hosiery manufacturer Wolsey, until 2004. Following planning approval, Westleigh contracted our services to design, erect and dismantle scaffolding for the five phases of the development, which includes private and social accommodation in houses and two six-storey apartment buildings.

Our approach

Knowing timber projects move fast with entire floors being built at a time, this is a labour-intensive contract for us. We developed designs to suit the timber frame structure and devised a build programme with Westleigh which would progress at the rate required. We then allocated four experienced scaffolders as a dedicated team on site, with a Field Manager overseeing progress and acting as a main point of contact for Westleigh’s Site Manager. With all of these elements combined, we’re able to build an entire lift in a week and, at the end of Phase 1, we’re already 10 days ahead of schedule, helping Westleigh to stay on track for completion.

Client comment

“We continue to use BillSaveUK for scaffolding services because they understand how our timber frame system works. They have the experience to develop the designs we need, they’re reliable, professional and they get moving, staying well ahead of where we need them to be. They’re an invaluable part of our delivery team.”
Jason Mann, Westleigh Senior Production Manager

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