Construction Scaffolding

Why Construction Scaffolding is the First Step towards your Dream Home

Construction scaffolding or staging is a structure that aids in construction, repair or maintenance of structures such as buildings, bridges or any temporary arrangements like stage. Essentially these are added to man-made structures to carry materials and aid workers in getting access to the whole arrangement. They are usually created to access heights or those areas that normally cannot be accessed easily.

To be simply put, those temporary structures made of metal or bamboo, around in construction buildings, is known as construction scaffolding. It can also be utilised for exhibition stands, viewing towers, ski ramps, concert stages or grandstand seating.

Home Renovation

A possible best use for indoor scaffolding is in assisting building builders to work on indoor renovations. Whether it is a double storied residential property or a large commercial building, the workers need to be safedoing their work.
A safe working environment is of paramount importance. Indoor scaffolding can allow builders or workers to operate from irregular surfaces like escalators or stairs or heights. It facilitates an environment that ensures work can be completed effectively and safely while being on time and of standard quality.

How can scaffolding lead to your dream home?

Any building under construction requires scaffolding. It allows architects and workers to get to various places and heights. It is important for the safety of the workers and the space around the structure.

The reason why we say it is the first step to a dream home is because:

  • It can allow the architect to create proper extensions or upper floors of the house.
  • You can add more work and detail to the ceiling, as construction scaffolding can be used for this as well.
  • It is good for reaching difficult corners for painting or adding a false ceiling.
  • Scaffolding can help the construction workers install things like mood lights or a chandelier if you want.
  • Important aspect also is about the safety of crew working at the site or the pedestrians going near by the construction site, Scaffolding plays the complete role at its best.

Reasons for using scaffolding

There are very good reasons why the construction industry uses scaffolding. It is a temporary platform for support and materials during, construction, repair and maintenance of any structure made by man. Scaffolding is always needed for work on buildings and here are the reasons why:

Access – The construction of any high-rise is a difficult task as many portions are unreachable by workers. Scaffolding helps in solving this problem as workers can easily reach height and work without discomfort. They can reach walls and ceiling at an arm’s length. The small platform which can be made from glass, wood or any lightweight material provides the needed height for completion of work.
Safety – Safety is apriority at construction sites and therefore scaffolding is needed to protect workers who are working at heights. This allows workers a balanced and flat working platform that can hold multiple workers on site at one time. It helps in faster construction and it’s easier for works to manage construction equipment and materials when there is a balanced platform. This means that there is a lower chance of materials going down and accidents are prevented. These also come with handrails for workers. Scaffoldings ensure the safety of pedestrians below.
Position – Construction scaffolding provides a strategic and advantageous position to workers. Although ladders can also do the job, but they are positioned at an angle and there aren’t any platforms for the worker to stand on securely for long. Scaffolding can put workers directly in front of the ceiling or wall for work, ensuring good leverage. Multiple workers can use the platform at one time, whereas, this isn’t possible with a ladder.

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All about Independent Scaffolding

The independent scaffolding is the most common-used type of scaffolding. Unlike the putlog scaffolding, it is not physically tied into the brickwork but it has an inside row of standards for the inside support.

What is it

The independent scaffold consists of two rows of standards with each row being joined together with ledgers. The ledgers support the transverse transoms. The scaffold is erected independent from the building but is tied to it at suitable intervals. The inner row should be set as close as is practicable to the building. A base plate is provided for each row of standards. In addition, diagonal braces are fitted between standards to provide stability. The distance between the lines of standards should be the minimum necessary to accommodate the required number of boards and toe boards.

Where to use it

This type of scaffolding is suitable for both the residential and commercial sectors, building and construction industries.

It does not depend on the building and its structure as it does not use the building for support. The ledges touch the building in a few places to improve the stability but it is a self-supporting structure.

The independent scaffolding is basically used to provide a structure for light projects, like painting, decorating, and cladding.

There are various types of independent scaffolds which are used for different purposes. Please contact so we can discuss your needs further.

Learn about scaffolding types in construction

Scaffolding is typically formed from simple, repeating systems of tubes, joints and boards that provide a temporary safe working platform for activities such as; construction, maintenance, repair, access, inspection and so on. There is a surprising range of scaffolding types that can be used in construction and for other purposes.

Most often seen in construction projects, scaffolding structures and other constructs can be used for a variety of purposes. It is common to see scaffolding being used for repair work, to access high objects, for window cleaning tall buildings, and more. Choosing the most appropriate form of scaffold structure is an important stage in the project that you are undertaking.

The basic scaffolding types are:

Independent Scaffolding

This consists of two rows of standards with each row being joined together with ledgers. The ledgers support the transverse transoms. The scaffold is erected independent from the building but is tied to it at suitable intervals. The inner row should be set as close as is practicable to the building. A base plate is provided for each row of standards.

Supported Scaffolding

Supported scaffolds consist of one or more platforms supported by outrigger beams, brackets, poles, legs, uprights, posts, frames, or similar rigid support. Because frame scaffolds are the most common type of supported scaffold, this eTool uses the frame module to describe requirements that are common to all supported scaffolds. Requirements specific to the other scaffold types are described only in their respective modules.

Suspended Scaffolding

Suspended scaffolding are mostly used for maintenance works as painting, pointing, distempering, white washing etc. It consist of a working platform suspended from the roof or parapet walls by means of ropes, wires or chains which can be raised or lowered at any desired level.

Rolling Scaffolding

Rolling scaffolding is a similar type of construct to supported scaffolding, but rather than offering a stable base, it uses castor style wheels that enable the base to be moved. This is a useful form of scaffolding when you need to complete work over a longer distance than a single scaffolding construction would permit.

Trestle scaffolding

Trestle scaffolding are widely used for minor repairs or painting works inside the rooms. Trestle scaffolding consist of working platforms supported on movable ladders with no standards, putlogs, etc. These type of scaffolding can be easily shifted from one place to another.

Mobile Scaffolding

Also known as a mobile tower scaffold, this type of scaffold is assembled from pre-formed framing components and fitted with wheels which allow it to be rolled from one place to another. It is typically used on sites where multiple areas require access for light maintenance work, or where a traditional scaffold would have to cover too great a distance to be practical.


There are more scaffolding types which can be used for your project. Call us today to discuss your construction project and help you start it.