Founded in 2010, Surrey-based 48.3 employs 23 staff specialising in the design, planning and management of scaffolding.
The wider resources of Richter Associates will allow it to offer a fully-integrated approach to design, including both temporary and permanent works.
Ben Beaumont, Founder of 48.3 said: “This is a really exciting time for 48.3 – it’s the start of a new chapter in our development and growth. I believe this is the future of scaffold design – bringing it in line with other aspects of temporary works.
“48.3 and Richter Associates share many common views on the development of the industry.
“Our companies offer complementary temporary works, permanent works and geotechnical services that, when combined, create a unique service offering available nowhere else in the industry.”
Roger Tice, Richter Associates Managing Director said: “Richter Associates remain ‘contractor’ friendly and continue to provide consultancy services throughout the whole life of a project, from conception, pre-construction, construction, maintenance, demolition and re-enable.
“Our company provides collaborative design services throughout all these stages, and with the unrivalled level of scaffolding design and installation expertise that 48.3 provides, it strengthens the specialist technical services offered to our clients, old and new.
“It is an exciting time for the scaffolding market, which now has a consultancy offering a ‘one stop shop’ solution to all scaffolding contractors.”