Things you need to consider before beginning a scaffolding project: part one

Cambridge Scaffolding - Things you need to consider before beginning a scaffolding project: part one

Before beginning a scaffolding project, there are a few things you need to consider before you go ahead with a scaffolding project. In this blog post, we dive into all the things you need to have considered and lined up before you give the go ahead and jump into your next scaffolding project.

First things first: figure out the kinds of scaffolding you need to suit your unique project needs

Before you begin a scaffolding project, you need to know what kinds of scaffolding you need. You need to know what the different kinds of scaffolding products and types you need for your specific project, different projects need different kinds of scaffolding.

For example, supported platform scaffolding is ideal for many projects, as it is strong, reliable and offers height. This type of scaffolding is designed to be tough in order to reliably support all the materials that construction work requires.

In comparison, a mobile tower scaffold, is constructed with pre-formed framing components, it also has wheels attached to the bottom of the scaffold structure. This type of scaffolding structure is ideal if you have a large building and need to low level work quickly and efficiently, such as clean or refurbish low-level windows. These types of scaffolds are designed to be strong and sturdy, able to take the weight of both workers and work materials, while also being light enough to easily be moved from one place to the next.

Another type of popular scaffolding that may be a better fit for your needs is the birdcage scaffold. The birdcage scaffolding is frequently the kind of scaffolding you see when you walk into a cathedral and the roof is being repaired. Parallel rows rest beneath a platform. Birdcage scaffolding is a great kind of scaffolding to look into if you want some internal work done on your ceilings.

Feel unsure about the kinds of scaffolding you should look into? Reach out to a scaffolding service provider and chat. A qualified and experienced scaffolding professional can help match you to the right kinds of scaffolding for your project needs.

Check out the reputation of the different suppliers

In addition to looking into the types of scaffolding you will need for your projection, you should also take the time to carefully research the reputation of the different scaffolding service providers that you are considering in your area.

To find out more about the different scaffolding supplies your area, check out online testimonial sites - even a simple Google can bring up the past reviews of a business - to find out more about each one. Independent reviews are a great way to find out more about the experience, integrity, and skill of a scaffolding business.

In addition, you can also find out more about what a company’s past customers thought of their work by checking out their testimonial page on their website. Most professional scaffolding companies will have a separate page for reviews from past customers. Happy customers are most than delighted to share a positive review of a company. However, if a service provider doesn’t have any testimonials on their page, it may be a sign that past customers were less than pleased with their scaffolding services - so look elsewhere!

Next week, we will cover what else you need to keep in mind before you begin a scaffolding project. Stay tuned.

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