Scaffolders & Scaffolding Blog
- May 23, 2017
The site consists of 12 timber framed houses which had to go up all at the same time on a site in Hayling Island.
170523 - Hayling Island
- Jan 30, 2017
If you are looking for a local scaffolding firm for your commercial property or residence, here are a few things to think about.
- Nov 18, 2016
This scaffolding was erected in Graffham West Sussex for a customer who needed access to windows and facia for decorating works to be carried out.
The customer was very concerned about how her plants would be treated but as you can see the guys at Airo Scaffolding did a great job of looking after there plants and the customer was very happy, the customer even used the scaffolding to clean their windows!
- Nov 18, 2016
Scaffolding is a basic temporary structure embracing an existent or future possible structure per design that aids the construction worker in having safe and ergonomic access to intended job and used in industries and private properties in surrey United Kingdom.
Scaffolding construction services in surrey UK are a necessity due to the major upgrades of so much of the existing infrastructure in and around cities and the construction of new buildings. In surrey the transformation of the visual and structural aspect of most building are staggering, along with this transformations comes the need for reliable and safe scaffolding services and systems through a safety approved contractor.
Scaffolding is actually a temporary structure or formation you may say, that is manufactured in order to assist materials which are used in the construction of residential or industrial buildings in surrey. The main reason of scaffolding items is to give a complete secure place of work all along with safe entrance appropriate for the work which is being completed. It permits for expedient working platforms which can easily reach many high meters. In fact, scaffolding is quite compulsory as even though you use a ladder, but it can't help you to reach at the same level of stability. As such, scaffolding is only the solution which can help you in reaching those heights as you will get a huge platform for your tools of construction and functional workplace.
Scaffolding has help improve the transformation and the visual aspect of most building and infrastructure in surrey United Kingdom.
In Britain and most of the European nations, Scaffolding is done with Pipes whereas in Asian countries Bamboo is used still. Scaffolding consists of 3 main parts, Tubes, Couplers for joining the tubes and Boards, to create a supporting area for human access. Scaffoldings are seldom alone, they are always attached to the building with ties. Independent scaffoldings are seldom seen and are usually not as stable as the ones attached to a structure.
Scaffolds come in various Sizes and shapes in surrey but some of the most common scaffolds include:
- Independent or Bird Cage Scaffold: The Birdcage scaffold consists of 2 or more rows of vertical poles supported by horizontal Pieces of Pipes. This is a one level Scaffold. They are mostly used in work with the ceilings
- Single Fold Scaffold: This is a single row of pipes supported against the structure. This is used for painting or plastering a wall.
- Suspended or Swing Stage Scaffolds: This is the Window washer. A tall structure could use this kind of Scaffold which can be suspended, increased or decreased in heights.
- Cantilever Scaffold: This scaffold is supported only on one end.
There are variations on each types of Scaffolds. It’s important to decide the type of scaffold for each job as a life will depend on it. This construction tool has three major kinds. It either comes suspended, supported or aerial. Besides the difference in appearance, each kind has different purpose as well. They have one thing in common though. They are generally made of aluminum which is lightweight but solid.
Types of scaffoldings
The suspended type: As the term suggests, this scaffolding is suspended by rope from the roof of a house or building. It operates with the use of pulleys, levers and switches. Each of these features, allow the worker to maneuver the total height of the building for easy access of the vertical surface.
Aerial type: When workers need to lift or transfer their scaffolding in another height or location, aerial lifts would come in handy. These are mounted devices which have the aptitude to be carried to the prescribed elevation. There are added materials which must be installed in the aerial lifts so that they can support movement more safely. These are the shackles which are effective in keeping the scaffolding from accidentally dismantling from the hook carrying the lift. Thus, workers riding on it would be free from falling off.
Supported scaffolding: Are you building a house on a lot that you have just bought? If yes, you would need the supported scaffolding that is firmly situated on the ground as it is useful in building the foundation and the walls of your house. Should you need to make it move in the air, use aerial lifts? Perhaps, you are hiring window washers for the regular cleaning of your building. Suspended ones must be your primary consideration.
In Surrey ( Airo Scaffolding ), when purchasing or renting any of the three types of scaffolding, ensure to engage with reliable manufacturers only. With them, you can be assured of the quality of the materials which would be provided to you. What's more, reliable manufacturers follow the standard measurement of the tubes and other parts in order for them to function well. As you contact your prospect manufacturers, search through their websites for customer testimonials.
There are lots of quality scaffolders in Surrey ( Airo being one of the best ) which have good track record in producing innovative designs for scaffolding systems. Their scaffolds are not only durable but also easy to set up or install. Since time is an important facet in any construction job, it is imperative to have scaffolding that takes a short time to install. Scaffolding producers in surrey also make sure that their products are very easy to move around. Most scaffolding systems they have has wheels that allow them to be easily moved from one place to another.
There are a lot of elements to consider before you purchase scaffolding for your project. One of the primary elements is the safety of worker or whoever is going to be on the structure as well as the safety of anyone below or nearby. This is the main priority of most scaffolding companies in Surrey.
- Nov 18, 2016
How to professionally erect scaffolding
Scaffolding is often a necessary part of building and home maintenance.
Set up scaffolding properly to make sure you and anyone else using the equipment stay safe. An oversight in erecting scaffolding could lead to a serious accident. Setting up scaffolding is an alternative to using ladders. A benefit of using scaffolding is the larger work area and mobility it offers over that of a ladder. It provides a platform for walking and for setting all your tools. This cuts work time drastically.
Obtain mud sills or base plates to attach the scaffolding to make the footing more stable. One of the main concerns here is to have the scaffolding level and on secure ground. If you are on unlevel ground, you my need to dig down to make the dirt level in any high corner. Also, use the adjusting screws on the scaffolding to level the structure. If the surface is on a drastic slope, obtain leg extensions.
If you plan on moving your scaffolding to work on various spots, include casters in your scaffolding setup. Remember to lock the casters when you get it into place.
Lay out the ends of the scaffolding. Lift one end piece, and attach the upper cross brace. The far end of this brace should support the end piece while you lift the second end piece and attach its upper cross brace. Secure the ends of the cross braces to the bottom of the opposite end frame.
Move the scaffold into your desired position, and make sure it is level and secure.
Lift the planks through the scaffold bars and into place. Hardware should be included to fasten the planks into place.
If ladders are used to access the scaffold, use ones that are designed for that specific scaffold. Stair-like ladders can be used to access the scaffold but must have handrails and treading. A concern with the access point is to make it safe to maneuver and to prevent the scaffold from tipping over.
Guardrails are highly recommended for all scaffolding due to the height of the equipment and the risk of falls. Also consider using tie offs and other fall protection.
Thoroughly examine the scaffolding setup to make sure all pieces are secure. Reinspect the scaffold system every time you leave the site and return to it to make sure it is still safe.
Airo Scaffolding cover Arundel and most other parts of Sussex and Surrey and will always insist on the highest standards of workmanship, so you can be rest assured you are in the safest of hands.
- Nov 18, 2016
This job was erected for a customer in Worthing who required the front of their store decorated.
2 working platforms were required along with all the normal rig put in place.
Health and safety procedurs were put in place in the usual fashion, so the scaffolding was netted to protect the public from any falling debris while the work is being carried out.
Also, all standards have yellow foam on so that the public can see them and if the bump into them they won’t get hurt.
A street licence was required for this job to be erected on the highway, which has to be applied for by any good scaffolding company from the county council highways department.
A sign is also required to be on the scaffolding for a contact number incase any complications occur. So of course wed did that as par for the course
Should you require scaffolding being erected in the Worthing and surrounding areas, please do not hesitate to contact us for the very best prices and health and safety procedures.