What type of scaffolding to choose
There are really many types of scaffolding available on the market – so how do you choose the one that will be most suitable for the construction you are currently carrying out? Which scaffolding is the safest and easiest to assemble? It is worth knowing that each scaffolding must meet very high safety requirements – but compliance with health and safety rules is also necessary and everyone should absolutely stick to them.
What are the types of scaffolding?
As already mentioned – there are many types of scaffolding. First of all, we are talking about wooden, steel, aluminum and fiberglass scaffoldings – and these scaffoldings are mainly divided into two groups; mobile and facade. It is easy to tell them apart as mobile scaffolds have wheels and can be ridden on them, while facade scaffolding is attached to the facade of the building being constructed or maintained.
This type of scaffolding is good for smaller and lower buildings – because its height is limited due to mobility. Mostly, this type of scaffolding is used for work inside the built rooms. A great advantage is also the fact that such scaffolding is characterized by a light structure, easy and, above all, quick assembly, as well as considerable stability. They are perfect for places where a frequent change of position is needed – because they can be mobile. However, if necessary, they can also be immobilized so that you can do your job without the scaffold moving.
Such scaffolding can be much higher, which makes it better for the construction of taller buildings. It is worth knowing that such scaffolding should be anchored to the walls of the building to increase its rigidity and static. Moreover, such scaffolding is often confirmed by special certificates – which are granted by research and inspection institutions. Thanks to this, you can be sure about the safety of their use. It is also worth mentioning that the entire structure is rigid – which allows for quick assembly and disassembly.
To buy or rent?
Of course, everything depends on many factors – without scaffolding it is impossible to carry out work at heights, they are necessary. For obvious reasons, primarily because they are smaller, mobile scaffolding is cheaper than facade scaffolding. Of course, it is worth being aware that a lot also depends on the selected model – less advanced scaffolding is cheaper than more advanced scaffolding. When it comes to rent – the prices start from as much as PLN 60 per day for a mobile scaffold, while facade scaffolding is calculated on the amount of rented m2.