Scaffolding Helston

Helston Scaffolders and Scaffold Hire Services

Scaffolding Helston Cornwall: When you've got some major works to do on your business or home in Helston, like having a new roof fitted, repointing your brickwork, putting in new double glazing or having a chimney stack rebuilt, there's a good chance that you are going to need some scaffolding erected, in order to make the site safe and secure for both yourself and the workmen who are carrying out the work. If this proves to be the scenario, then you'll need to get a reputable Helston scaffolder, to work out a quotation and get the required scaffolding set up properly and safely. This isn't a task for rogue traders and cowboys, so don't go cheap on the costs and ensure you use an established and recognised scaffolder, recommended by someone you know.

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About Scaffolding: A system that enables tradesmen to operate safely at height and reach what are otherwise unreachable places on houses, commercial buildings and other structures, scaffolding consists of a framework of steep tubes and fittings which when clamped together tightly create a solid platform from which to work. Shielding the public and occupants from hazards like falling objects is likewise a fundamental objective of scaffolding, helping make the surrounding environment safer. Depending on what sort of project is being done, Health and Safety legislation will necessitate a thorough risk assessment to decide if scaffolding is necessary.

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A scaffold is built from a number of different elements which will usually include: diagonal braces, guard rails, sole boards, limpet clamps, couplers, spade ends, ladders, board clamps, putlogs, ladder clamps, facade braces, scaffold boards, toeboards, standards, ledgers, midrails, right angle clamps, base plates, sills and swivel clamps.

To confuse things even more, there are suspended scaffolds, trestle scaffolds, double scaffolding, cantilever scaffolding, shoring scaffolds, tube and fitting scaffolds, confined space scaffolds, rolling scaffolds, patented scaffolding, scaffold towers and single scaffolding (bricklayers scaffolding), each type serving its own specific purpose. The most commonplace type and the one that most homeowners in Helston will likely want for their repairs or improvements is the single or bricklayer's scaffold. Nonetheless, if you own or manage a commercial premises, you might need any of the types in the list above.

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Getting a scaffolding company that's experienced and who has been endorsed by your local authority is definitely the wisest course of action to take anytime you need scaffolding done. You must get permission from the local authority if the scaffold is going to creep onto a highway or pavement and it'll need some safety checks before its used, routinely every 7 days, after alterations and modifications and after windy weather. Such local authority licences are needed for several siting activities including staging, scaffolding, access towers, hoardings, pedestrian barriers and also builders plant or rubbish skips. If your scaffolding needs to go on a public public highway it must be fitted with safety lighting, which will be supplied by your Helston scaffolders. The European Standard, BS EN 12811-1 is the legislation that any scaffolding erected in Britain needs to adhere to.

You might already be aware of a couple of local firms who put up scaffolding. Scaffolders are renowned for massive, eye-catching promotional hoardings, placed conspicuously upon their scaffolds, which is an effective marketing technique which gets their brand well known around the Helston, Cornwall region. Having a handful of possibles to choose from is a good situation to be in. Another strategy might be to make use of an internet company like Bark, who will get in touch with any nearby scaffolders for you and get back to you with the results. You will soon have a sufficient number of prospective scaffolders to come to a well informed choice for your forthcoming project.

Scaffold Tower Hire Helston, Cornwall

Scaffold Tower Hire Helston - You will have lots more alternatives if your construction project is a limited one that only involves the hiring of a scaffolding tower. Certain Helston scaffolding contractors, will be happy as Larry to hire you a tower scaffold, if that is what you need, but there are also other places that you could try, for instance certain tool and plant hire companies in Helston may hold scaffold towers and perhaps building merchants and similar outlets in and around Helston. HSS, Jewson, Hire Station, Travis and Perkins and other tool rental providers close to you will be ideal places to begin your search for a suitable tower scaffold.

Tower scaffolds are for the most part made with aluminium to ensure they're lightweight and very easy to transport and shift on site. There are various styles and sizes of scaffold tower available. Among the more common styles are tower bridging decks, non-conductive towers, microfold towers, 1-man towers, folding indoor scaffold towers, double width scaffold towers, cantilever towers, stairwell access towers, guard rail towers, folding low level platforms, single width alloy towers, podium steps, span access platforms and similar bespoke towers. It may even end up being cheaper for you to purchase a DIY style scaffold tower, if you have a lot of work to complete on your home.

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Scaffolding can also be provided in villages and towns around Helston, for example Crowntown, Wendron, Nancegollan, Gweek, Constantine, Lower Town, Prospidnick, Breage, Ashton, Trewennack, Little Trenethick, Mawgan, Penrose, Porthleven, Sithney, Penzance, Turnpike Cross and other nearby villages.

Work at Height Regulations (2005)

Any scaffold that is put up in the Helston area must conform to the Working at Height Regulations 2005. In the year 2005/06 there were roughly 3350 significant injuries and 46 fatalities attributed to falls from height in Great Britain. These regulations pertain to working activities where there's a chance of serious personal injury being caused by falling some distance, and in addition where injury can be inflicted on bystanders and passers-by by falling objects. It is the duty-holder's responsibility to make sure that all scaffolding is constructed securely and safely and that the working area is as safe as is reasonably possible for both the public and workers.

Cuplock Scaffolding Helston

The first and some would claim the best of the "module" scaffolding styles Cuplock (or Cuplok®) was invented by a scaffolding company called SGB which was established in 1919, and is still in operation today. Now among the most commonly used scaffolding systems around the globe, Cuplock owes a lot of its popularity to its cost-effectiveness, simplicity, and versatility. Adaptable for use in various situations and locations, Cuplock has a innovational locking system, and is quick and easy to use in stairway access scaffolds, facade scaffolding, loading towers, shoring scaffolds, birdcage structures, mobile scaffold towers and curved structures. Cuplok® has continued to grow in popularity, especially over the last 30 years, with construction companies in Helston constantly trying to find ways to save cash. Cuplock is a galvanised "system" or "module" scaffold which uses a "cup and blade" concept, with a twisting action to tightly lock the different ledgers and standards together.

Tube and Fitting Scaffolding Helston

What's referred to as "tube and fitting" scaffolding is the most widespread form of scaffolding in Helston and all over Great Britain. Varying lengths of aluminium tubing (or in some cases galvanised steel) are fastened together in a framework with the help of unique couplers, clamps and clips. In order to adapt to the particular prerequisites of each Helston construction site, tube & fitting scaffolding can be assembled in a host of configurations and designs. Tube & fitting scaffolding can be made to observe the appropriate Work at Height Regulations concerning falling objects, by the addition of measures like fans, toe boards, debris netting and brick guards.

Temporary Roofing

One sort of scaffolding that's frequently used on homes in Helston, is temporary roofing. This is used to protect your house from the weather when extensive works are being done to your roof. Obviously it is not just houses that need protecting with temporary roof scaffolding, offices and commercial premises can also get the benefit of this solution. Temporary roofs can be placed as standalone structures, or can easily be connected to a pre-existing scaffolding. These temporary roofs can even be made mobile, so that they can be shifted along a building as the construction work progresses. Temporary roofs are just the thing for projects like re-roofs, loft conversion, fire damaged properties and new builds.

The Various Styles of Scaffolding

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

Scaffold Boards Helston

Scaffold boards in the UK usually come in lengths ranging from 5 feet (1.5m) to 13 feet (3.9m), and are traditionally 38mm thick and 225mm wide. To prevent any splitting of the weaker end grain of the boards, wooden scaffold boards are easy to recognise by the metal band that's nailed to the ends of each board. Scaffold boards come in a variety of types and grades, and can be constructed from materials other than simply timber..... READ MORE

Scaffolding Guidance and Advice

If you would like to get some in-depth info on scaffolding you'll find plenty of engaging blog posts and articles on the web. To give an example we thought we would include a hyperlink to this first-rate article outlining scaffold design requirements.

Helston Scaffolding Tasks

Scaffolders Helston, Cornwall

Helston scaffolders will be willing to help you with scaffolding for loft conversions, scaffold safety fans, painting platform hire, renovation scaffolds, the hire of scaffold boards, scaffold safety netting in Helston, access scaffolds Helston, scaffolding for extensions, mobile scaffolding, cheap scaffolding, scaffolding contractors, aluminium scaffolding, temporary scaffold roofs, scaffolding for roofing repairs Helston, tube and fitting scaffolds, scaffold removal, single scaffolds, bespoke scaffolds, access staircases/handrails, railway maintenance services Helston, scaffold shrink wrapping Helston, tower bridge decks, confined space scaffolding Helston, cantilever scaffolding Helston, scaffolding permits, scaffolding for guttering work Helston, supply and erection of scaffolding, single person scaffold towers in Helston, module scaffolds, scaffolding for sale, scaffolding solutions, scaffold sheeting, scaffolding price quotes and similar scaffolding related services. Listed are just a handful of the activities that are performed by those specialising in scaffolding. Helston contractors will keep you informed about their entire range of scaffolding services.


Scaffolders Near Helston

Also find: Wendron scaffolders, Crowntown scaffolders, Nancegollan scaffolders, Ashton scaffolders, Breage scaffolders, Porthleven scaffolders, Constantine scaffolders, Penrose scaffolders, Turnpike Cross scaffolders, Gweek scaffolders, Trewennack scaffolders, Little Trenethick scaffolders, Sithney scaffolders, Penzance scaffolders, Prospidnick scaffolders, Lower Town scaffolders, Mawgan scaffolders and more. The majority of these locations are catered for by companies who do scaffolding. Helston business and home owners can get estimates by clicking here.

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Scaffolding Around Helston: Scaffolds have recently been requested in the following Helston streets: Sanctuary Lane, Hermes Road, Barbican Close, Trevenen Road, Borlase Close, Cades Parc, Gwealdues, Redruth Road, Godolphin Road, Five Wells Lane, Nans Kestenen, Casterills Road, Grylls Parc, Boscawen Road, Gweal Wartha, Church Lane, Park Crescent, Belmont Road, Pendeen Park, Mill Lane, Meneage Street, Gwealhellis Warren, Sithney Old Hill, Bosnoweth, Hichens Road, Turnpike, Kingsley Way, Penventon View, Fitzsimmons Close, and in these postcodes: TR13 8LW, TR13 8EE, TR13 8BJ, TR13 8HB, TR13 8HW, TR13 8HF, TR13 8JL, TR13 8FF, TR13 8LU, TR13 8BA. Work was performed in these locations by specialists in scaffolding. Helston homeowners enjoyed dependable and high quality scaffolding services.

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(This scaffolding Helston page was revised and updated on 23-04-2022)