INTAKS was designed to be quick and easy to install, and to enable multiple trades to work on site simultaneously – delivering overall time and cost savings and accelerating site progress. Many builders and house building groups are choosing to use the below process as it fits within their standard build programme, keeping job management smooth and uninterrupted.
Plus, because there’s now no need to wait for scaffolding to come down before getting windows in, there’s no longer any delay in in-progress payment.
Utilising the large spans and adjustable bay widths that INTAKS offers, all windows and doorways are kept clear to allow for access and installation of joinery later on.
The platform is installed at approx. 100mm below the soffit drop. (Indicative measurement only - adjustable to your requirements.) This allows the builder to be in good working position to maneuver and install the trusses. And because the top plate is now within stepping distance, access to the interior of the house can be performed in a natural walking motion.
The platform is lowered to approx. 1700mm below the soffit line. (This is adjustable and can be configured to whatever height is preferred). Soffit framing and preparation for fascia can be completed at eye level and in a natural standing position.
The same advantages above also apply to the fascia and gutter installer. And because the platform is lower to the ground, access can happen at any point around the house. Some installers are reporting to save 30% in time on a job.
Because the roof edge protection is already in place, roofers can start work immediately. The work can be completed in an environment where the fall from height has been completely isolated.
Due to the minimum impact INTAKS has on site, soffit linings can be installed and window prep can all happen while the roof is going on.
Windows can now be installed, even though INTAKS scaffolding is still in place. This has now brought the house to the important ‘closed in stage’ without any downtime waiting for the edge protection/scaffold to be removed out of the way.