Frequently Asked Question
Q: To what height can I build a scaffold without the need of a professional scaffolder?
A: Scaffolding with a height in excess of 5 meters requires to be erected and signed off by a qualified scaffolder. We do not recommend that un-qualified individuals build scaffolds of any height. If in doubt give us a call.
Q: What type of scaffolding do you use?
A: We use all types: We use Layher Allround for commercial and Construction Scaffolds, Tube & Clip for housing. We have Layher Speedy, for quick light weight scaffolds and Nu Scaff for propping and Form Work. We use Layher Keder Roofing for large roof weather protection and Geda Rubbish chutes.
Q: Who is responsible for the scaffolding equipment on the site?
A: Once the scaffold is erected to the client’s satisfaction and signed off the responsibility for the equipment is the hirers. We do however check the scaffold safety va the Scaffold register.
Q: What is the height, width and length of each bay of the scaffolding?
A: This does depend on the use the structure is put to and the type of equipment used but as a guide for tube and clip. There is a maximum height to the first working platform of 3 meters and 1.8 to 2.0 meters between working platforms.
Q: How is the scaffolding equipment quoted and charged.
A:There are 3 parts to the charge; the erection & dismantle of the scaffold, the hire for the time it’s up and the transport of the scaffold to the site. Alterations are charged if the scaffold needs alteration.