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Bower Street Manly

High level scaffolding & crane utilisation

Client: Body Corporate / Site Superintendent, Strata Asset Management / NSW Strata Management

Location: Bower Street, Manly

Task: Fix a large tile and corrugated iron roof that leaked extensively.

Andersal Project Manager: Jacques Calluaud

Special Challenge

  • The tiles and corrugated iron were old and in poor repair.
  • The building is 7 story with steep roof lines.
  • The building is astride a popular public walkway.
  • The safety of pedestrians and residents was critical when we worked on different parts of the building.
  • The steep roof is very exposed to wind and weather.
  • Safety at height procedures needed strict compliance.


  • Andersal’s quote was very competitive as we used no ground level scaffolding.
  • Andersal used abseilers, roofers, cranes, lifts and some minor high level scaffolding and access bridges.
  • Andersal and Access Hoist provided the high level scaffolding and access bridge between sections.
  • Coates provided the lift for materials and tools.
  • We used a Melrose Crane with 5m luffing fly for two days to lift tiles and remove rubbish. The luffing fly enabled us to lift across the roof platform.
  • Andersal kept the residents informed and barricaded areas to ensure safety of pedestrians at different times during the project.
  • Andersal established the static lines to allow safe working at height.
  • G-Force Roofing assisted with the tiling.
  • The roof was refurbished with new tiles, battens and sarking.
  • The job was extended to protect the minor deterioration in the corrugated iron, to re-point deteriorating brickwork, to paint the eaves and gutters and to generally restore the upper building.