Enigma applies various encapsulation product solutions based on the specific project requirements and usually install durable polythene plastic sheeting that’s heat welded, utilising a shrink-wrapping process to create a continuous sealed weatherproof enclosure that is less prone to tearing. Shrink-wrapping allows natural light to penetrate the substrate and is a versatile solution ideal for protecting very exposed sites, large-scale structures, or tall temporary access configurations against harsh weather conditions. The solution is well-suited for built-up commercial, residential areas, or industrial sites.
Once applied, flame retardant shrink-wrapping is long-lasting and fits tightly around the scaffold to provide a cladding surface ‘smart and clean in appearance’ that will not flap noisily, detach from the temporary structure, or look untidy after being installed for long periods. Usually, the polythene plastic sheeting can be repaired and recycled after use.
Additional solutions include traditional plastic sheeting that’s normally attached to the next adjoining sheet using bungee strings. However, this latter solution leaves gaps between the individual sheets through which dust, debris, and weather elements can penetrate.
Creating fully closed working areas with encapsulation produces a safety-barrier to help eliminate potential problems with falling debris, air pollution or issues caused by contamination risks.
Our in-house Design and Engineering Team work closely with clients to design, build and wrap entire structures to ensure the sheeting installed for scaffold encapsulation will not detach in high winds or inclement weather conditions.