What Are the Most Common Types of Scaffolding Used?

ScaffoldingThere are many projects which will require the presence of scaffolding in order to enable workers to access hard-to-reach areas. As this equipment is rather modular in nature, it can normally be used to tackle even the most challenging of tasks. There are likewise a number of different configurations which will ultimately be determined by the scaffolding firm in question. Let us quickly examine a handful of the main variants.

Trestle Scaffolding

Trestle scaffolding is mobile in nature, so it will often be used when workers need to quickly move between different locations. Fitted with wheels and/or tripods, this type of scaffolding is generally able to support working heights of up to five metres.

Modular (Patented) Scaffolding

There can be times when our scaffolders in Reading are about to tackle a complicated one-off project. In this case, the scaffolding itself may be designed with the unique requirements of the task at hand in mind. This can include special couplings, bespoke frames and brackets that can be adjusted when needed.

Suspended Scaffolding

This type of scaffolding is hung off of the side of a roof with a series of safety ropes and harnessed. Suspended scaffolding can also be raised or lowered to different levels by the workers themselves. These configurations are often seen when dealing with high-rise buildings and similar locations that might prohibit the presence of traditional methods.

Single and Double Scaffolding

Sometimes referred to as “mason’s scaffolding”, these units consist of one or two separate work levels. They can be used to address brickwork, painting, window installations, and similar projects which require a combination of stability alongside mobility. 

The professionals at GT Scaffolding will be more than happy to describe these techniques in greater detail, so feel free to contact us for additional information.

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