3 Types of Scaffolding You Can Hire

Are you in need of some scaffolding to complete a job, but are not sure what type best suits your specific requirements? It's worthwhile to learn the about the different types of scaffolding that you are likely to find at your locally scaffolding for hire service. With that thought in mind here is a list to get you started.

Suspended Scaffolding

As the name suggests, this type of scaffolding will be setup in a way that is suspended from the roof of a building. This is practical in situations where you need access to the top floors of tall buildings, but do not want to erect a scaffolding structure all the way up from the ground.

Furthermore, it's also a viable solution where a scaffolding structure cannot be erected from the ground up due the lack of space. Suspended scaffolding structures are commonly used by painters and cleaners who need to access the upper levels for a tall building.

Mobile Scaffolding Unit

This type of scaffolding structure can be put together by two people from the ground up on a variety of locations. It's referred to as mobile scaffolding because of the speed with which you can put it together and take it apart, but more importantly the base of the structure will be on wheels. Therefore, the mobile scaffolding tower can be carefully pushed along when the wheels are unlocked. This prevents the need for taking the scaffolding apart and putting it together again every time you have to work on a new section of the building. 

It's the perfect scaffolding option when painting a building or installing gutters. However, this type of scaffolding structure will only extended to 2-4 floors; for taller buildings you will have to ask local companies like Instant Scaffolding WA about your other solutions.

Supported Scaffolding

Most construction sites will hire scaffolders to erect supported scaffolding structures all around the site. These can be used to build floors on the outside of buildings, and stairways to accommodate access to them. They are commonly built out of aluminium poles, and wooden planks are used for walking on.

They are a flexible scaffolding option because they can be very quickly modified to meet the demands of the changing landscape on a construction site. It's also one of the safest scaffolding solutions out there, because of how sound the structural integrity is of the finished scaffolding structure.