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Building Wraps are used typically to dress a building under construction or renovation and are used to cover scaffolding. Full colour printed at high resolution for stunning graphic effects, the fine mesh allows wind to pass through.
PVC Mesh banners allow air and light to pass through, which means less resistance to gusts of wind. Ideal for building wraps our PVC Mesh banners are printed using UV technology. Mesh is also lighter in weight than a traditional frontlit banner.
Normal PVC banners are not recommended in winds of 30mph+ as hems and eyelets can be ripped out.
A professional survey of your intended installation site is advisable for building wraps over 25 square metres in size. A survey will calculate wind-loading on the structure.
Where scaffolding is not already in place, large building wraps can be installed using a wire cable frame and a criss-cross effect of bungee shock cord. This method allows even more give when the wind hits and ensures a secure and long-lasting installation.
Building Wraps Finishing
Crucial to the quality and longevity of any building mesh wrap are the methods used to finish it. Traditionally, banners were always stitched. Whilst we still offer stitching (commonly on fabric materials), we more commonly use high-frequency welding on our Building Wrap Mesh banners. This gives a much stronger, more predictable and more aesthetically pleasing finish than stitching.
On large building wraps we advise to have fixing points every 3-5 metres. These fixing points should be positioned on the supporting upright scaffold tube. We would recommend an ‘Open Omega Pocket’. An omega pocket is x2 open flaps on the reverse of the banner which runs vertically. These flaps have eyelets on each edge, wrap around the scaffold tube and can be tied together by either rope, cable ties, or bungee chord.
Building Wrap Sizes
We print Building Wrap Mesh on roll widths up to 5 metres wide. Wraps larger than 5 metres both horizontally and vertically will be joined with a weld.
Building Wraps Fitting Methods
- Scaffold Frames – Building Wraps are most often installed onto existing scaffolding. Your scaffolding contractor can be instructed to make a simple frame, to which your wrap is attached using strong bungee shock cord.
- Bungee Ties – once fixing points have been completed on the wall – typically large eye or hook bolts – bungee clips or ties can be used to attach to the banner eyelets. This method tensions the banner as well as allowing some give when the wind hits, thus protecting hems and eyelets.
- Wire Frame & Bungee – a steel wire frame can be run though eye bolts approximately 300mm outside the banner. Once the wire is tensioned, the banner can be fitted to the wire using a zig-zag of bungee shock cord – this is best done in short sections of 4-5m. This gives the effect of a trampoline on its side, tensions the banner and allows some give for high winds.