Auckland debut for new Farra work Platform

Revolutionising the recladding of tall at-risk buildings, with Farra's High-Riser climbing work platform.
Posted 21 May 2018 in News

Farra is assembling its world-first high-rise-climbing work platform, which could revolutionise the recladding of tall at-risk buildings.

Our High-Riser climbing work platform encompasses all sides of a building, two storeys high, and 'climbs' wires suspended from multiple davits on the building's roof, using a combination of a hydraulic ram and specialist wedging system, which locks on to the wire cables.

Chief executive Gareth Evans said while marketing had not been done on the High-Riser, there was already interest across New Zealand and Australia.

''We've had very positive responses. Our markets will be the Middle East, Australia, the United Kingdom and here,'' Mr Evans said.

The 24-storey Grenfell tower tragedy in London in June last year killed 72 people after external aluminium cladding caught fire, prompting building owners worldwide to consider recladding their buildings.

Each High-Riser unit is bespoke for the building and can take up to a year to build, potentially being on-site and attached to the building for up to two years.

Farra has for more than a decade carved out a niche-market in designing and constructing 'building maintenance units', much smaller working platforms which are slung from permanent cantilever davits on the top of high-rises, for maintenance and cleaning purposes.


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