CONTRACTORS CAN NOW ACCESS PLETTAC METRIX AND TRAD SAFETYDECK FROM A SINGLE SOURCE
Lower installation costs help contractors improve margins
• Both systems ideal for housebuilding and developer market
• Quick and easy to install, giving immediate savings in labour time
• Colour-coded components for easy identification and fast assembly
• Can be used in conjunction with TRADHATCH and TRAD Internal Stair Unit
• Strong, lightweight systems designed to be safe and secure
• Fully tested to meet or exceed the applicable requirements of BS EN 12810 and 12811.
• Available for sale or hire from all 6 TRAD depots, now including Andover
TRAD UK, the new brand for the combined TRAD Hire & Sales and TRAD Safety Systems companies, is now able to offer a full suite of products for sale or hire across the UK.
Bringing all its proprietary systems together, TRAD UK can support scaffolding contractors to provide a ‘one-stop-shop’ service, for example to housebuilding and developer customers. Being able to source all the key components from TRAD UK, contractors can save time and money, making them more competitive and improving service levels.
In particular, contractors can benefit from immediate access to PLETTAX METRIX and the TRAD SAFETYDECK.
Designed to make scaffolding erection safer and quicker, PLETTAC METRIX is a proprietary rosette scaffolding system that has, over the past six years, been used on a wide range of major residential and commercial construction projects in the UK and beyond. Being a true modular system, it’s particularly useful for the housebuilding and developer market, as well as heavy duty industrial and civil projects.
The system, which features a unique rosette fitting that can handle up to eight components at any one time, is significantly faster to erect than standard scaffolding – up to 50% faster, in fact – and can be used on all building types. Components are colour-coded for easy identification of size. With an allowable safe working load of 6.0 kN/m², depending on the general scaffold configuration, the galvanised steel decks are hooked directly onto the tubular support, and come complete with integral handles, wind-locking components and anti-tilting devices to ensure complete safety on site.
TRAD SAFETYDECK is a proprietary internal fall prevention and working platform system which is already in use with major homebuilding and scaffolding contractors. Able to take a load of up to 2.0 kN/m², it is a flexible and sustainable option that can be 6 to 8 times faster to install than traditional scaffolding birdcages, depending on configuration. The system can easily be adapted to different room sizes and, unlike similar steel systems, the elastic nature of the manufacturing material further helps to prevent injuries from falls.
Contractors can take advantage of a complete access and safety package from a single TRAD UK location, whether they choose to invest or hire, from one location. Both systems can be used in tandem and used in conjunction with the TRADHATCH – a temporary floor access hatch developed to promote safe access and loading between floor levels – and the TRAD Internal Stair Unit, which provides quick and safe access in stairwells prior to the permanent stair case being installed.
Available at all depots across the UK, these products reduce the time spent on installation, significantly improve safety and give housebuilding and development clients confidence in the contractor’s ability. For contractors, costs are lower, labour is reduced and jobs can be done faster and more efficiently every time.
“The fact that these products are now available for hire or sale from a single company is great news for the scaffolding market,” says Alan Slater, Head of Technical and Product Support at TRAD UK. “We have a fantastic team of product and technical experts across all our depots who can offer bespoke options, dedicated installation training and more, to help scaffolding contractors offer the best possible services to their customers. Our aim is to produce inherently safe systems that keep costs down and make life on site easier, and we will continue to promote and develop our products alongside the industry to make sure we are always supplying the best.”
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