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  • Potential job for a London based outfit

    Posted by Richard Wills on June 7, 2022 at 10:32 pm

    After a phone call today, I’m meeting a client tomorrow morning to discuss an outdoor production and ready for installation crew job, that may well be beyond my capacity. Up to 20 peices at , or a bit above street level, potentially 1.5 sqM, atached to various walls / arches. I can do the print, laminate & mount (3mm dibond), but I don’t have the facilities to engineer mounting to variable (detail TBC) walls.

    I might be wrong about the complexity of the job, but assuming it does require properly engineered fixing, does anyone have a recomendation for a London based crew who I can potentially hand the project over to?

    The installers aren’t able to meet tomorrow, but the installation is scheduled for June 16th.
    Artwork, TBC.

    Richard Wills replied 4 weeks ago 2 Members · 3 Replies
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  • Richard Wills

    Member
    June 8, 2022 at 9:32 am

    In answer to my question, the work will be on laminated scrim banner, screwed to walls, so no real structural issues. Thinking wall anchors, with penny washers over the face of the vinyl.

    I’m planning to tape/hem the banners, but wondering whether to put grommets in in advance, as the pieces will be going onto very solid ’70s red brick, and potentially into coarse concrete, so the bolt holes would have to be very precise to keep the banners smooth. Or should I plan on bungees?

    The install is literally two minutes from us, so I do have the option of grometting each piece to match wall anchors.

  • Robert Lambie

    Administrator
    June 8, 2022 at 10:54 am

    Banners 1.5m x 1.5m:
    We have done loads of this type of thing, up to 12ft by 30ft banners in the same fashion.
    I forget the proper name for these rubber back washers but you get them on tech screws as shown below.
    You can buy them separate from the likes of Screwfix.
    Use a minimum of 35-50mm screw with the rubber back washer which will hold the banner secure.
    Use a decent heavy grade banner material.
    Definitely hem the banners. And if at all concerned with the strength, use nylon hem strengthening tape around the perimeter.
    I occasionally pass banners we fitted in this way 3-4 years ago, 20ft x 10ft and still perfectly fine. they do have nylon hemming tape on them though.
    I have attached a picture of the type of screws, which you can get from any Howdens. (do not use the silver tech screws just using that to show the washer)

  • Richard Wills

    Member
    June 8, 2022 at 11:06 am

    Thanks Robert – a great help as always.