Unlike most companies installing Hoardings, Eagle Rock Hoardings does not rely on connections to 10mm plasterboard ceiling as a structural connection point. Why? Because it is a dangerous construction method.
Ask yourself one question: Can a hoarding connected to only 10mm plaster and maybe light tin frame by only a screw BE SAFE? Answer: NO!
It is an outdated and dangerous method of hoarding construction.
- A Form 16 cannot be issued by a tradesperson or builder as a Structural Certificate
- Structural Engineers will not certify a hoarding connected to plaster ceiling unless:
- The hoarding company has mislead the Engineer or;
- The Engineer does not understand the requirements of the AS 4687 (Australian Standards for Hoardings)
- Seek out and review a plan of any Hoarding that claims Structural Engineer's Certification, now cast your eye over how the hoarding is secured at the top.
- Plans detailing a construction method of plaster connected hoardings most always leave out the ceiling connection detail, why, because the hoarding company is aware it will never pass a competent Structural Engineer's Certification.
Protect the public, ask the question... Is the hoarding safe?