As we have said in previous posts, scaffolding requirements vary based on the construction and renovation project. Sometimes, a plastering project would require only the suspended scaffolding and trestle scaffolding, which you might not even need if the plastering project is for a single floor house.
So these scaffolding requirements vary based on the project, it’s better for you to know the types of scaffolding to help you with hiring the best scaffolding services in Cumbria.
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What is Scaffolding?
Scaffolding is a multipurpose supportive framework or structure, erected to function as a support to construction workers, so they can move freely while working in an elevated position. Each type of scaffolding used in construction or renovation work has its own purpose and varies as per the work requirements.
By knowing the types of scaffolding in construction, you can get a clear idea on what you would need for your next project. Apart from just knowing the types of scaffolding, hiring the best scaffolding services in Cumbria matters the most, so you need not worry about the scaffolding structure nor the safety of your workers. You can contact us any time for the best scaffolding services in Cumbria.
Scaffolding Services in Cumbria: Types of scaffolding used in construction
Scaffolding Services in Cumbria: Single Scaffolding
Single Scaffolding is otherwise known as the bricklayers scaffolding. It’s one of the oldest types of scaffolding services in Cumbria used for brick masonry. This scaffolding consists of standards, putlogs and ledgers, etc… which is erected parallel to the wall at an 1.2 m distance from the wall.
- Standards are none other than the vertical component or structural member that’s used to erect single scaffolding. Each standard is placed at a 2 to 2.5 m interval between each standard. Standards are fixed firmly to the ground parallel to the wall at a 1.2 m distance.
- Putlogs are the holes made in the wall or building that are used to connect with the standards using ledgers vertically, each putlog is made at an interval between 1.2 to 1.5 m.
- Ledgers are structural members used to connect the standards and putlogs vertically at an interval between 1.2 to 1.5 m.
Scaffolding Services in Cumbria: Double Scaffolding
Double Scaffolding is otherwise known as Masons’s Scaffolding. It is similar to the single scaffolding but with two rows and erected for the stone walls, which is mostly used for the stone masonry. Normally in single scaffolding, you create a single row of standards directly connecting to the brick wall, however in the double scaffolding you will need two rows as there isn’t a way to connect to the stone wall directly. The first row of standards is fixed at 20 to 30 cm away from the wall and the second row is erected at an 1.5 m distance from the first row.
However, scaffolding services in Cumbria basically prefer double scaffolding for most of the construction jobs, because double scaffolding is stronger than single scaffolding.
Scaffolding Services in Cumbria: Cantilever Scaffolding
Cantilever Scaffolding is usually used when there isn’t enough space to erect scaffolding structure from the ground surface and if the construction project is only on the top or mid floor. Whenever using cantilever scaffolding, scaffolding services in Cumbria use extra precaution in erecting the cantilever scaffolding, due to their standard rigidness gains support only from the wall.
Scaffolding Services in Cumbria: Suspended Scaffolding
Suspended scaffolding is a working platform that is suspended from the roof, which can be operated to move between floors outdoor. Usually painters and window cleaners use the suspended scaffolding.
Scaffolding Services in Cumbria: Trestle Scaffolding
Trestle Scaffolding is usually used for indoor painting and maintenance work upto 5 m. It consists of a working platform supported on a movable ladder.
Scaffolding Services in Cumbria: Steel Scaffolding
Steel scaffolding is none other than using steel instead of bamboo or timber in scaffolding structure, easy to construct and dismantle. However, it is not economical, yet it’s more durable, sturdier, and provides extra safety to construction workers.
Scaffolding Services in Cumbria: Patented Scaffolding
Patented Scaffolding is also a steel scaffolding constructed with special couplings and frames, so it can be easily adjusted to different heights. Moreover, it can be easily erected and dismantled.
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