The construction workers require the right platform for moving persons, materials, and perform various associated tasks.  The commercial scaffolding is ideal for the purpose. This has a temporary framework of steel or timber with platforms set at varying heights. It supports the under-construction structure and the people involved. The masons use this to place the construction materials and sit when the building or its structural component, wall, or column exceeds 1.5m. People use scaffolds for new building construction, maintenance, repair, inspection, and access.

The common scaffolding types used in various projects are the following.

Steel

The appearance of this is similar to mason’s scaffold the only difference is the use of steel material in place of timber or bamboo in the latter. This can take on the design of bricklayer type with holes made in wall surface for supporting one of part of the scaffold.

Another name for this is tubular scaffold due to the hollow steel metal design with tubes of diameter 1.5-2.5 inches instead of bamboo and timber planks. Steel couple and not rope lashing fastens the metal of scaffolding and the mechanism contains prop nuts holding individual pipes, nuts, washers, bolts, clips, and wedge. This can be a right solution provider for sure. These scaffolding for hire are highly available in market and can be availed online also.

It has the following advantages:

  • Good fire resistance
  • Quick installation and dismantling
  • More durable
  • Ideal for use at heights as it is strong and sturdy

Single

Another name for this is the Brick Layers based upon its common use or brick masonry projects. This has a single framework consisting of ledgers and standards with the logs placed parallel to walls under construction or maintenance.  These temporary constructions are at a 1.2m distance from walls.


The workers put the standard sequence of bamboo and timber members vertically in the ground and fixed firmly. It is parallel to the under-construction wall. The members are at an interval of 2-2.5m. The horizontal and longitudinal components are the ledgers and such construction scaffolding connects standards at 1.2-1.5m vertical intervals.

The workers use rope lashing to ties the ledgers with standards at every 4-5ft rise. These are highly effective for sure.

Double

Also known as the mason’s scaffold, workers use this for projects involving stone masonry. This has stronger construction base offering better support than a single scaffold. This has two standard rows with ledgers separating this to improve support.

A single standard row remains fixed on the ground for bricklayer and this is weaker, so for many construction projects, the mason’s scaffold is a popular choice. The first standard row is near walls, fixed, and the second row slightly away at a 1.5m distance from the first row.  The scaffolding are becomes more durable and stronger with the placement of transoms on ledgers and cross braces.

The two standard rows touch the ground and this gives the framework its name the double scaffold. Now when you know the types choose the one desired by you.

The scaffolds are temporary structures supporting original structures and the workers use this to perform construction work and the selection of the type depends upon the construction.

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