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Barking Scaffolders and Scaffold Hire Services

Scaffolding Barking Essex: When major works are being done on your property such as having a new roof fitted, replacing your double glazing, repointing the brickwork or rebuilding a chimney stack, you're most likely going to need a bit of scaffolding erected so as to make it safer for your family and the workers, and to make the construction work easier to do. If this is in fact your situation, then you will want to locate a reliable Barking scaffolder, to supply you with an estimate and get the required scaffolding put up correctly. This is not a job for cowboys and rogue traders, so never go cheap on the costs and make certain you use an established and recognised scaffolder, endorsed by someone you know.

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What is Scaffolding?: Normally composed of steel tubes and fittings, a scaffold is actually a temporary structure that is installed to provide a safe and sturdy platform for workmen engaging in their work on properties and structures in Barking. Shielding the public and occupants from potential hazards like falling objects is additionally a crucial function of scaffolding, helping make the general environment safer. To decide if a scaffold is needed for any specific job, a thorough risk assessment needs to be done.

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A scaffold is made using various different elements that will typically include: couplers, sills, toeboards, base plates, ledgers, midrails, diagonal braces, limpet clamps, guard rails, spade ends, swivel clamps, putlogs, facade braces, standards, scaffold boards, right angle clamps, board clamps, sole boards, ladder clamps and ladders.

To confuse things even more, there are tube and fitting scaffolds, cantilever scaffolding, trestle scaffolds, patented scaffolding, confined space scaffolds, double scaffolding, rolling scaffolds, single scaffolding (bricklayers scaffolding), suspended scaffolds, scaffold towers and shoring scaffolds, every sort covering its own particular objective. As a property owner in Barking, the only sort that you are liable to need is the bricklayer's or single scaffold, for your project. On the other hand, if you manage or own a business premises, you may require any of the types in the list above.

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If you need to get scaffolding in Barking, you have to track down a competent scaffolding contractor, who's recommended by your local council. You will have to get permission from the local authority if the scaffolding is going to intrude onto a pavement or public highway and it will need safety checks before its used, routinely every 7 days, after adjustments and modifications and after stormy weather. This scaffolding licence will be essential when you're putting up stagings, access towers, pedestrian barriers, scaffolding, hoarding and also if you are siting contractors plant or a skip. Any scaffolding that's set up on a public highway has to have adequate safety lighting fitted. Scaffolding in the United Kingdom should conform to the European Standard, BS EN 12811-1, which describes general performance specifications and techniques for the structural design of access and working scaffolds.

You may already know about a couple of local contractors who do scaffolding. It's often difficult to overlook the large, striking advertising hoardings which they display prominently on scaffolds all over the area. Having such local businesses on your short list will give you a few options. An additional strategy might be to use a web-based company like, who'll get in touch with any nearby scaffolding contractors on your behalf and email you with the results. You should soon have an adequate number of prospective scaffolders in order to make a well informed choice for your forthcoming project.

Scaffold Tower Hire Barking, Essex

Scaffold Tower Hire Barking - A scaffold tower could be sufficient if your building project is only a small one, meaning you will have a lot more options. You can hire a scaffolding tower from tool hire companies, building merchants and even certain scaffolding companies may be prepared to provide one on hire. Hire Station, HSS, Travis and Perkins, Jewson or similar nearby tool hire companies are possible spots to try.

To ensure they are painless to transport and move when in situ, tower scaffolds are usually constructed from lightweight aluminium tubing. A number of different sizes and shapes are usually available. For practically any type of work you'll be able to make a choice from podium steps, stairwell access towers, folding low level platforms, span access platforms, non-conductive (fibreglass) towers, microfold towers, guard rail scaffold towers, single width alloy towers, single man towers, folding indoor scaffold towers, cantilever towers, double width alloy towers, tower bridge decks and various other bespoke scaffold towers or work assisting towers. It might even turn out more cost-effective for you to buy a basic tower scaffold, should you have lots of work to do on your house.

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Areas in and around Barking where you can also get scaffolding assistance: Gants Hill, Ilford, Upton Park, East Ham, West Ham, Stratford, Leamouth, Bromley by Bow, Seven Kings, London, Upney, Becontree, Manor Park, Redbridge, Loxford, Dagenham, Wanstead.

The Different Forms of Scaffolding

  • Shoring Scaffolds
  • Confined Space Scaffolds
  • Patented Scaffolding
  • Rolling Scaffolds
  • Suspended Scaffolds
  • Double Scaffolds
  • Single Scaffolding (Bricklayers Scaffolding)
  • Trestle Scaffolding
  • Cantilever Scaffolding
  • Tube and Fitting Scaffolds
  • Tower Scaffolds

Cuplock (Cuplok®) Scaffolding Barking

The original and many would suggest the finest of the "system" scaffolding options Cuplock (or Cuplok®) was developed by a scaffolding company called SGB which was established in 1919, and is still in operation in 2020. These days Cuplock is one of the most widely used scaffolding systems across the globe, and that is mostly down to it's flexibility and simplicity. Adaptable for use in various situations and locations, Cuplock has a innovational locking system, and is easy and fast to use in staircase access scaffolds, mobile scaffold towers, loading tower scaffolds, birdcage scaffolding, facade scaffolding, shoring scaffolding and curved structures. With construction contractors and companies in Barking continually in search of ways to save cash, Cuplok® has continued to grow in popularity, particularly over the last thirty years. Know as a "module" or "system" scaffolding set up, Cuplock has got a galvanised finish and utilizes a "cup and blade" concept, with a twisting action to fasten the different ledgers and standards together to form a stable working platform.

The Main Components of a Scaffold

  • Diagonal Braces
  • Putlogs
  • Midrails
  • Standards
  • Guard Rails
  • Base Jack
  • Scaffold Boards
  • Base Plates
  • Ledgers
  • Toeboards

Work at Height Regulations

Any scaffolding that is erected in the Barking area has to comply with the Work at Height Regulations 2005. In the British Isles there were a reported 46 fatalities and 3350 serious injuries attributable to falls from height in the years 2005/06. Work at height involves any working activity where there is a possibility of falling some distance that can cause personal injury, and also where objects and debris can fall from a height and injure the general public. It's the duty-holder's responsibility to ensure that all scaffolding is erected safely and securely and that the work site is a safe as possible for both the public and workers.

Scaffold Boards Barking

Practically everybody knows what scaffold boards are and will have frequently seen them on construction projects and sites in the Barking area. A fair number of homeowners in Barking may also have scaffold boards someplace in their home or garden, for various purposes. Often used for bridging muddy lawns, across ladders for decorating, for raised beds in the garden, and a hundred other possible uses, scaffold boards are generally thought of as strong and durable. Although, we're not endorsing such use here!

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Providing a sturdy platform for workers on scaffolds, is however, the intended and correct use of scaffold boards in Barking. Scaffold boards are generally mounted lengthwise along scaffold lifts, and supported at evenly spaced intervals which will depend on the grade and quality of the boards.

Scaffold boards in the United Kingdom are traditionally 225mm wide, 38mm thick, and are available in lengths ranging from 5 feet (1.5m) to 13 feet (3.9m). Easily recognised as they have a metal band at both ends, timber scaffold boards require this additional protection to help stop them splitting and support the exposed end grain of the board. There are different kinds of scaffold boards and they aren't all made from wood.

The Different Types of Scaffold Boards

Grade "A" Scaffold Boards - Scaffolders all over the United Kingdom have for several decades regarded grade "A" scaffold boards to be the default board type, and used them as standard. However, whilst the name implies otherwise, they aren't the finest quality scaffold boards, and in reality do not satisfy British Standards requirements. They certainly should not be the favoured choice on a building site, and they've been known to break on occasion.

BSI Standard Scaffold Boards - These scaffold boards do satisfy British Standards requirements (BS 2482:2009) and are suitable for use on-site. They can easily be recognised by the marks on the metal end band, which should also mention whether they have been machine or visually graded. To fully meet the recommendations these boards should be supported at 1.2m (3.9 ft) intervals.

Plastic Scaffold Boards - Scaffolding contractors in Barking sometimes also use plastic scaffold boards which are more rot and water resistant, are anti-slip and are more durable.

Steel Scaffold Boards - Compliant with British Standards requirements (BS EN 12811), metal scaffold boards are fire retardant and are incredibly strong and durable.

Flame Retardant Wooden Scaffold Boards - There are timber scaffold boards available that are flame retardant, normally to Class C of BS EN 13501-1 (British Standards).

Scaffolders Barking, Essex

Barking scaffolders should be ready to help you with scaffolding prices, confined space scaffolds, supply and erection of scaffolding, single scaffolds, scaffolding solutions, scaffold sheeting, commercial scaffolds, scaffold tower hire, stairway access towers, affordable scaffolding, cantilever scaffolding, tube and fitting scaffolds, access scaffolding, scaffolding for guttering work, mobile scaffolding, scaffold safety, system scaffolds, Cuplock scaffolds, scaffolding for loft conversions, scaffolding contractors, module scaffolds, scaffolding designs, scaffolding permits, scaffolding wrapping, H-frame scaffolding, double scaffolds, single person scaffold towers, scaffolding hire and more scaffolding services.


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Also find: Upton Park scaffolders, London scaffolders, Redbridge scaffolders, Bromley by Bow scaffolders, Gants Hill scaffolders, Wanstead scaffolders, Ilford scaffolders, West Ham scaffolders, Leamouth scaffolders, Upney scaffolders, Loxford scaffolders, Seven Kings scaffolders, East Ham scaffolders, Becontree scaffolders, Dagenham scaffolders, Manor Park scaffolders, Stratford scaffolders and more.

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Scaffolding Around Barking

Scaffolds have recently been erected in the following Barking places: Bagleys Spring, East Park Close, Mill Lane, Crabtree Avenue, Arneways Avenue, Mayfair Avenue, Whalebone Grove, Adelaide Gardens, Cavalier Close, Ashton Gardens, Providence Place, Rosehatch Avenue, Eastern Avenue, Rowan Way, Newhouse Avenue, Tantony Grove, Eastern Avenue West, High Road, Dover Road, Kelly Way, Henley Gardens, Hope Close, Kingston Close, Sheepcotes Road, and in these postcodes: IG1 2JJ, IG11 0ND, IG11 0PG, IG11 0QA, IG11 0EA, IG11 0LD, IG11 0RY, IG11 0LF, IG11 0AQ, IG11 0AE.

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