Scaffolding is a complex and specially designed construction of metal pipes and tubes, which is primarily used to support structures. Commonly seen on domestic properties, such as those having a loft conversion installed or extension, they are also used on commercial sites for various reasons.
Read on to learn how scaffolding is utilised for commercial uses.
Construction and repairs
Despite the amount of equipment and tools available, such as cranes and extendable ladders, scaffolding is still often a cheaper and safer way of constructing a building – in fact, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, around 2.3 million or 65% of workers in the construction industry do their work on scaffolds. Shopping malls, banks, cafes, small retail shops and other commercial buildings can all benefit from scaffolding since there is no limit on size. Whether things are being expanded or built from scratch, scaffolding will help workers reach heights safely.
It is also used for repairs and renovations, so buildings, landmarks and tourist attractions and kept in good condition. Bespoke scaffolding will make it easier to access, which can be designed by a specialist team.
Large scale posters and other kinds of advertising offers excellent visibility for brands and companies. Catching the eye of passersby and commuters by using scaffolding to advertise your product, event or services could be a lucrative idea. Billboards may also require scaffolding, firstly to hold them up and to make it easier when changing the poster.
Concerts, gigs and other forms of entertainment all use scaffolding to erect different parts of the stage and set up. In bigger arenas especially, a lot of work goes into the entire production of a show, with a professional team working day and night to ensure every part is completed to a high level, creating the best experience for ticket holders. Since scaffolding is so flexible, it can be built around different structures as and when you need it, so in entertainment this is useful when installing lighting, seating, special effects or sound systems.
Here at DH Scaffold Services, we can design and inspect scaffolding to ensure you have the best set up for your project. Whether you’re building a new shopping centre, restaurant or you need high-quality scaffolding for an arena, we can help. Contact us today for more information about our services.