Node Scaffold Design Highwood House3
Node Scaffold Design Highwood House2
Node Scaffold Design Highwood House1


Highwood House


PDC Scaffolding




October 2020

Listed buildings usually present a range of challenges to be designed around in regards to the scaffold access, between a combination of lack of ties being available, poor existing structure/ground conditions as well as just general space constraints. Highwood House is a grade II Listed Georgian Building in Barnet, bought in 1825 by the founder of the London Zoological Society.

Node Scaffold Design attended site alongside a long term client to review the proposed access scope and the design brief for a full encapsulation perimeter scaffold and temporary roof, to enable partial demolition works and refurbishment of the existing main building. Due to the site constraints and neighbouring properties, along with the programme of works being so tight, the perimeter access required various bridging supports throughout the perimeter to support the roof cover above.


Using the existing 2D drawings that were provided, Node Scaffold Design generated a 3D schematic of the building so that our 2D scaffold design could be translated to 3D for full client review of the entire scaffold scheme due to the sensitive nature of the works. Utilising this, the team at PDC Scaffolding could review the impact to neighbours, logistics and the structure itself in full 3D with their client alongside their programme, safely erecting an excellent scaffold meeting all access needs.