The Structural Engineer > Archive > Volume 96 (2018) > Issue 2 > Temporary Works Toolkit. Part 18: Introduction to site hoarding
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Temporary Works Toolkit. Part 18: Introduction to site hoarding

Site hoarding is a temporary structure erected around the perimeter of construction sites to prevent any unauthorised person gaining access. In this way, site hoardings ensure the health and safety of the general public and enable a site to fulfil its obligations.

Hoarding can be erected using a modular system or be a bespoke installation. It can be made using a wide range of materials, such as steel, timber or plywood, which may be re-useable or disposed of after use. Hoarding can incorporate barriers, gates and viewing windows, and may be used to display warning and information signs.

This article provides an introduction to the design of conventional timber hoardings using plywood sheets.

Author(s): A. Khan and R. Dixon (Swanton Consulting)