Types of Scaffolding You May Need For Your Commercial Construction Project

As you know, scaffolding is a temporary structure built outside a building by workmen to support its construction and other similar practices like repairing and cleaning. It’s usually made up of steel or timber such that it is strong enough to support workmen and the construction material placed on it.  But are you aware that there are different types of scaffolding that vary with the type of construction work undertaken by workmen? We bet you aren’t! So, to enhance your knowledge of the same, we have listed below the different types of scaffolding used in construction. Have a look.


 Types of Scaffolding You May Need For Your Commercial Construction Project


Single Scaffolding

Also known as bricklayers scaffolding, this scaffolding type is generally used for brick masonry and consists of standards, ledgers, putlogs, etc. which are parallel to the wall at a distance of about 1.2m. Usually, the distance between the standards varies between 2 to 2.5m.  Ledgers connect the standards at a vertical interval of 1.2 to 1.5m. Putlogs are placed at an interval of 1.2 to 1.5m and are taken out from the hole left in the wall to one end of the ledgers. 

Double Scaffolding 

This type of scaffolding design is generally used for stone masonry, so it’s also referred to as mason’s scaffolding. Since it’s hard to make holes in the stone walls to support pulogs, two rows of scaffolding are constructed to make it strong. The first row is 20-30 cm away from the wall while the other one is 1m away from the first row. Then putlogs are placed which are supported by both of these frames. Rakers and cross braces are provided to make the scaffolding even more strong. Of course, this is aside from getting a mobile scaffold hire which makes it easy.

Cantilever Scaffolding

Also known as single frame type scaffolding, this type of scaffolding is the one in which standards are supported on a series of needles and these needles are taken out through holes in the wall. Care should be taken while constructing this scaffolding type and you can rest assured that contractors and builders at Beltway Commercial Services follow all the necessary safety procedures prior to/ during its construction. 

Generally, cantilever scaffolding is used under the following conditions:

  • When the ground does not have the capacity to support standards
  • When the ground near-wall needs to be free from traffic
  • When the upper part of the wall is under construction


 Types of Scaffolding You May Need For Your Commercial Construction Project


Suspended Scaffolding

This type of scaffolding is used for repair works, pointing, paintings, and other such. In suspended scaffolding, the working platform is suspended from roofs via wire ropes or chains which can be raised or lowered to the required level.

Trestle Scaffolding

In trestle scaffolding, the working platform is supported up to a height of 5m on movable tripods or ladders which is helpful while working indoors to paint, repair, etc. 

Steel Scaffolding

As the name suggests, steel scaffolding is constructed by steel tubes that are coupled together by steel couplers or fittings. Some of the benefits extended by this type of scaffolding are durability, ease of construction and dismantling, cost-effectiveness, greater strength, and fire resistance. Hence, it is now extensively used by workers all across. 

Patented Scaffolding

These are ready-made scaffolding available in the market. These are made up of steel but are equipped with special couplings and frames. The working platform is arranged on brackets which can be adjusted easily to your required level. 

Now that you’re aware of the different kinds of scaffolding, make sure to choose the one which best suits your construction renovation requirements. If you need assistance with the same, consultants at Beltway Commercial Services are just a call away. 

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