Scaffolding Bideford

Bideford Scaffolders and Scaffold Hire Services

Scaffolding Bideford Devon: When major works are being carried out on your property such as replacing the roof, repointing the brickwork, having your chimney stack restored or upgrading the double glazing, you're almost certainly going to need some scaffolding erected to make it less dangerous for the workers and you, and so that the construction work will be easier to accomplish. To obtain a quotation and to get your scaffolding erected safely you will have to locate a trustworthy Bideford scaffolder. This isn't a job for cowboys, so don't go cheap on the costs and make certain you employ an established and recognised scaffolder, endorsed by someone you know.

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A Brief Guide to Scaffolding: A method for providing workers with a temporary but solid platform for performing their duties upon houses and other structures, scaffolding is typically made from steel tubing and fittings which are clamped together and boarded out with wooden planks (called scaffold boards). And it isn't just construction workers who are protected by the scaffolding, as it also shields the general public and people residing or working in the property, from falling dust and debris and other hazards. Dependant upon what sort of project is being done, Health and Safety legislation will call for a thorough risk assessment to confirm if scaffolding is essential.

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The different sections that combine to form a scaffold include: couplers, ladders, right angle clamps, scaffold boards, standards, limpet clamps, base plates, board clamps, sills, ladder clamps, facade braces, ledgers, toeboards, spade ends, swivel clamps, sole boards, guard rails, diagonal braces, midrails and putlogs.

Subject to exactly what purpose you need a scaffold for, you will find that there are several different sorts of scaffolding including double scaffolds, cantilever scaffolds, single scaffolding (bricklayers scaffolding), suspended scaffolds, tower scaffolds, patented scaffolding, rolling scaffolds, shoring scaffolds, confined space scaffolds, tube and fitting scaffolding and trestle scaffolds. As a property owner in Bideford, the style that you're likely to require is the bricklayer's or single scaffold, for your project. Nonetheless, if it is a business building or premises that's having work done to it, any one of the above mentioned types may be necessary.

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If you need scaffolding in Bideford, you must look for an experienced scaffolding contractor, who is endorsed by the local council. If your scaffold is likely to encroach onto a road or pavement you must get permission from the local authority and will be required to make sure that it is safe and secure before using it, thoroughly re-check it every seven days, as well as safety test it after damage, high winds or alterations . Such local council permits are required for several siting tasks including access towers, staging, hoardings, scaffolding, pedestrian barriers and also skips or builders plant. The scaffolding must also have safety lighting if it is located on a public highway, any decent scaffolding contractor will provide this. Scaffolding in the United Kingdom must conform to the European Standard, BS EN 12811-1, which specifies general performance specifications and methods for the design of working and access scaffolds.

When you happen to be on the lookout for scaffolders in Bideford, you'll probably have knowledge of two or three companies in your locality. It's a popular marketing strategy with scaffolders to display big, eye-catching promotional boards, high-up on scaffolding, anywhere they are working. Having these local businesses on your short list will give you a few options. Yet another approach might be to make use of an internet site like, who will contact any nearby scaffolders on your behalf and send you an email with their results. You should soon enough have enough prospective scaffolders to make an informed choice for your upcoming project.

Scaffold Tower Hire Bideford, Devon

Scaffold Tower Hire Bideford - When your planned project is a pretty modest one, and you will only need to hire a scaffold tower in Bideford, your possible options could be a little broader. You will be able to hire a tower scaffold from tool hire companies, builders merchants and perhaps even certain scaffolding companies may be willing to provide one on hire. Try enquiring at HSS, Hire Station, Jewson, Travis and Perkins or other more localized tool rental providers, should there be any nearby.

Tower scaffolds are generally fabricated from aluminium to make them lightweight and easily transported and moved on site. There are various sizes and styles of scaffold tower available. Amongst the more common forms are stairwell access towers, single width scaffold towers, cantilever towers, tower bridge decks, microfold towers, folding indoor towers, podium steps, non-conductive towers, span access platforms, double width scaffold towers, guard rail towers, 1-man towers, folding low level platforms and additional bespoke towers. It may even turn out cheaper for you to invest in a basic tower scaffold, should you have a lot of work to do on your house.

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Such scaffolding services are also readily available in Handy Cross, Westward Ho!, Appledore, Barnstaple, Weare Gifford, East-the-Water, Eastleigh, Tapeley, Landcross, Monkleigh, Northam, Instow, Littleham, Westleigh, Fairy Cross, Abbotsham, and other surrounding locations, if you live outside of Bideford.

The Need for Scaffolding

Virtually any building which is being knocked down, developed or significantly repaired is going to need a scaffold. The size matters not, nor whether it's commercial, domestic or public. A multi-storey apartment building being knocked down will need scaffolding that's taken apart from the top down as the structure becomes lower. Scaffolds can be obtained for all of those requirements and every other purpose you can dream up.

Temporary Roofing Scaffolds

Temporary roofing is a type of scaffolding that you will quite often notice on homes in Bideford. Its main purpose is to protect the house and those working on it, from damage by the elements. It is not only domestic homes that need temporary roofing scaffolds of course, they are also helpful for industrial premises and office blocks. A temporary roofing scaffold can be built into a pre-existing scaffolding platform or can be erected as a separate system when further scaffolding isn't required. In cases where they may later have to be moved as the construction work progresses, they can even be mobile. Temporary roofs are ideal for projects like re-roofs, loft conversions, properties damaged by fire and new constructions.

Cuplock (Cuplok®) Scaffolding Bideford

Formulated by a company called SGB, the first, and some would state the finest, of the "module" or "system" scaffolding solutions is Cuplock (or Cuplok®). Mostly due to its simplicity and versatility, Cuplock is nowadays one of the most commonly used scaffolding systems in the world. Adaptable for use in various locations and situations, Cuplock has a innovational locking mechanism, and is quick and easy to use in staircase scaffolds, birdcage structures, mobile scaffolding towers, shoring scaffolds, facade scaffolding, curved structures and loading tower scaffolds. With construction companies in Bideford constantly trying to find ways to save cash, Cuplok® has continued to grow in popularity, in particular over the last 30 years or so. Know as a "system" or "module" scaffolding assembly, Cuplock has a galvanised finish and employs a "cup and blade" arrangement, with a twist action to tightly lock the various ledgers and standards together to build a robust working platform.

Birdcage Scaffolding Bideford

For single-level usage for example when working at height on a ceiling, a birdcage or independent scaffold is the design of scaffolding that's regularly deployed. Excellent for more modest contained projects, birdcage scaffolds stand on their own and are easy to assemble. Bird cage scaffolding comprises at least 2 rows of standard poles which are connected by transoms and ledgers at each lift height.

Scaffolders Bideford, Devon

Bideford scaffolders will be ready to help with H-frame scaffolding, scaffolding licences, industrial scaffolding, cheap scaffolding, scaffold safety fans/nets, module scaffolding, scaffold tower hire, suspended scaffolds, painting platform hire, single scaffolds, scaffolding for roofing, double scaffolds, scaffold sheeting, Cuplock scaffolding, scaffolding quotations, system scaffolds, scaffold inspections, scaffold safety, single person scaffold towers, rolling scaffolds, scaffold removal, tower scaffolds, scaffold safety netting, patented scaffolds, aluminium scaffolding, scaffolding for loft conversions, affordable scaffolding, stairwell access towers, scaffolding hire and similar scaffolding related services.

Interesting Scaffolding Articles

If you want to uncover a bit of in-depth information on scaffolding you'll find a range of insightful discussions and articles online. As an example we thought we would include a website link to this fantastic article providing a checklist for scaffold design.

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