TRAD UK to Replace 8,000 tonnes of Original Layher Stock with Plettac Metrix

TRAD Scaffolding, part of TRAD UK, is to commence a phased programme of replacing Layher Allround with Altrad’s innovative system scaffold, Plettac Metrix. Considered to be the foremost system available, Plettac Metrix dramatically cuts the cost of scaffold projects and improves both on-site productivity and safety.

Des Moore, TRAD UK CEO and TRAD Scaffolding MD explains, “The added efficiencies this will provide will further grow TRAD Scaffolding’s operational capabilities and ensure we can continue to provide cutting-edge scaffolding solutions to our clients. Plettac Metrix has proven itself to be the most advanced ring-based system scaffold and is significantly faster than traditional Tube & Fitting Scaffolding; making it the ultimate choice for cost-effective, rapid access solutions.”

“TRAD has benefitted from significant investment and subsequent growth since becoming part of the Altrad Group and this continues in the further development of the Plettac Metrix scaffold system – manufactured by Altrad Plettac in Germany – including newly implemented automation to increase capacity to meet demand.”

Plettac Metrix has many advantages over other ring-based systems; its unique divisibility – which allows bay lengths to be broken up both in length and width – increases the system’s versatility compared to others; the built-in safety features – such as perforated steel decks (with lifting handles, wind-locks and anti-tilting devices) and the optional Permanent Advanced Guardrail (which is installed from the level below) – make this scaffold system second-to-none. Plettac Metrix is the premier solution for projects – optimising speed, cutting costs and promoting safety.

Being a true modular scaffolding system, Plettac Metrix is suitable for use in all construction, heavy-duty industrial and civil engineering applications and is easily palletised allowing for optimal transportation.

TRAD Scaffolding was one of the first companies to recognise the advantages of systemised scaffold some 25 years ago and quickly introduced it into all sectors in which it worked. We now believe that Plettac Metrix takes system scaffold to the next level.

For all TRAD Hire & Sales customers who are interested in purchasing our Layher stock, please email for further details.