Tips on hiring a scaffolding firm
- 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.
- Scaffolding contractors can usually take on all sizes of projects but some stipulate a minimum hire period. Of course, if the project that you are working on is quite large, this will not be an issue but it is always worth checking if there’s a minimum hire fee / project duration.
- Always consider how much scaffolding you need. What I mean by this is, if you want to paint the outside of your building you will need access to every part of the building, so you will need a number of levels so that you can reach everywhere. If you are only needing to get to the roof to fix a chimney, for example, you will need less scaffolding and therefore it will be cheaper for you.
- Cost. Always an important consideration but make sure you get a total cost price including installation, hire fee and removal. As with everything, do not assume that the cheapest price is the best one. Talk to the scaffold companies, do your research and of course your gut feeling!
- Ask for recommendations. We score 9.9 out of 10 on our Checkatrade page but we also work with lots of commercial contractors who we can provide references from. Word of mouth referrals are still, I believe, the best and safest way of finding a reliable scaffolder or indeed any tradesman.
- Ask questions. If you are not sure, just ask. We have been doing this job for over 20 years and with that comes lots of experience and interesting stories of how we’ve solved scaffolding related problems. Make sure you have satisfactory answers to all of your questions and do not be embarrassed - there is no such thing as a stupid question.
If you need a scaffolder in Chichester, Horsham, Worthing, Guildford, Arundel, Petersfield, Bognor Regis, Midhurst, Petworth, Portsmouth and the surrounding areas, we can help.