If you’re trying to figure out which type of scaffolding to use for your construction or renovation project, it’s easier than you might think. You need to look at the different types of scaffolding and then look at the type of construction you’ll be doing.
Are you building with block, brick, stone, metal, or wood? Any type of scaffolding that requires using holes in the wall to create supports will not work with certain materials. For example, stone is difficult to use if you need to add holes. However, a double scaffolding is ideal, since it is more standalone.
Look at the Height
How high will you be going with your construction? Whether you’re building a wall or a full building, the height will affect whether or not you select certain types of scaffolding. Some types can only be used with relatively low walls, while others may be used on any height of wall and can be added onto if things go further up. The ability to add on as the building grows is a big one.
Consider the Use
What will the scaffolding be used for? Will you be hauling things up and down it? Will people be constantly moving up and down and side to side? Each of these determines what you will be using. Stairs might be handy if you’ll be constantly moving items up and down the scaffold.
Types of Scaffolding
You have a number of choices when it comes to scaffolding. Wood vs. metal is a common debate, but metal wins every time if you are looking at more than one story of building. The metal rods can be coupled together to create stable bases and you can add a platform of metal or wood, depending on your personal preference.
You can also choose from single and double, or from a variety of specialty scaffolding designs. Of course, custom is also an option and many people with unique or unusual buildings will end up using custom built and designed supports. To get these, you’ll need to contact a scaffolding company to create the necessary design for your needs.
The company will handle all practical aspects of the job, from transporting the various pieces, to doing the site visit and assembling everything to create the scaffold. It will then be checked to ensure that it’s as safe as possible for your employees.
Are you ready to start setting up scaffolding? Let us help! Call us today to arrange a visit.