FAQs

How long have you been established?

We have almost 30 years’ experience and a team of skilled and dedicated scaffolders. This experience and expertise means we can offer you expert advice and turn our hand to almost any project, no matter how complicated.

The ground I am working on slopes and is uneven. Can I still use scaffolding?

Uneven, sloping, rugged ground will not pose a problem for scaffold. Scaffolding can provide adjustable vertical components which will tackle any lumps and bumps, although it can be a good idea to have it installed by professionals. If you’re concerned about the ground on which you want scaffolding, just give us a call to discuss.

Why use scaffolding rather than ladders?

Scaffolding is much safer to use than ladders, because it has more stable square or triangular base, and sits flush and square to the floor. Ladders are propped against walls or buildings, so they aren’t as reliable or safe. Scaffolding also offers a larger area to work from rather than a small step on a ladder. When using ladders another person is often required to hold them in place but this is not necessary with scaffolding, meaning one person can accomplish more.

What material is used for scaffolding?

Steel and aluminium are the most popular materials for scaffolding. Aluminium is more expensive because it is more durable and is the wiser choice when you need scaffold for a long period of time. We recommend this for larger or time-consuming projects. Aluminium is often the preference with customers who only need the scaffolding for a short period of time.

If I want to erect scaffolding myself, what do I have to be aware of?

We would always advise you to hire scaffolding specialists so that you can be sure that your scaffold is safe and reliable. Working at heights poses many risks and experts are well trained in erecting all kinds of scaffold.

When does a scaffold have to be inspected?

All working platforms and edge protection should be inspected before each use, when there has been significant alterations made to it and after adverse weather such as heavy rain, strong winds, snow. This is because all of the above can affect the strength and/or security of the scaffold. The scaffold should also be checked regularly. We would recommend once every week to make sure it is still safe. You can be sure that we will thoroughly and regularly inspect all our scaffolding.

What are CISRS cards?

CISRS cards prove that our employees have received formal training and have passed the relevant qualifications and assessments in the field of scaffolding. They will have received instruction on systems of work through industry-approved training providers. A CISRS card is your peace of mind that the scaffolding will be installed safely and efficiently.

How much do you charge?

Cost depends entirely on your requirements. Call us for a free, no-obligation quote or estimate.

How do you get around a particular problem such as chimney stacks, steeples and strangely shaped buildings?

People are often surprised to find out how flexible scaffolding is – all it takes is an expert who knows the products and how to use them to their best ability. We can reach incredibly complicated areas using a variety of methods. This will often mean using additional pieces and fittings to access the desired area.

How can I find out more?

If you’d like to know anything else about our scaffolding erection and hire services, simply contact us on 0800 098 8408 or 07540 724 093.

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