As demand for this game-changing system hots up around the country, Intaks is looking for regional agents to manage the increase in enquiries and orders.
The demand for work platforms has skyrocketed, with Department of Labour regulations now requiring roof edge protection and platform systems on all builds — even on single level homes.
But conventional scaffolding is one of the biggest causes of disruption on building sites, restricting ground and wall access. Intaks was developed precisely to overcome these frustrations.
In his 25 years in the trade, Bay of Plenty roofer and scaffolder Lew Cleveland experienced first hand the shortcomings of traditional scaffolding structures.
“I knew there had to be a better way, so I set about designing it,” Mr Cleveland says. And over the past 13 years, that’s exactly what he did.
The fully certified and patented Intaks system is now being used on sites around the country, delivering benefits to building and roofing companies, subcontractors and home owners.
Being 80% lighter than steel, Intaks takes far less time, truck tonnage and manpower to install
It also achieves very wide spans and can be installed with no footprint, so ground space and lower walls stay clear.
Multiple trades can work on site together and access is no longer restricted. And with more than 15 different configurations, the system will adapt to virtually any job or terrain.
All this adds up to reduced costs overall, and a building site that can progress much more quickly and efficiently.
Intaks can also remain an integrated part of the framework of the building, for easier, lower-cost future maintenance.
Intaks NZ manager Joel Warren says the response has been phenomenal, and the company is now looking for agents around the country.
Mr Warren says there is now a proven market, and a great business model.
“We are offering a chance to get in on the ground floor, so to speak. Agent areas throughout New Zealand are being quickly snapped up, but there are some regions where we still need agents.”
The Intaks system is certified as complying with AS/NZS 1664.1, Department of Labour Best Practice Guidelines for Scaffolding in New Zealand, AS/NZS 4994.1.2009 Temporary Roof Edge Protection and AS 6001 Working Platforms for Housing Construction.