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Hello! I would like to give you the warmest welcome to my blog. My name is Pete and last year, I decided to carry out some home improvements. Somewhat foolishly, I decided to try and carry out the work myself. As you can imagine, it was a bit of a disaster as I do not have many skills. Thankfully, I have a friend who works in the construction and contracting service. He called in some of his friends who were able to come in and fix up the mess I had made. I am really pleased with the results so I thought I would write about it here.


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Scaffolding Hire: When It Is Necessary and Its Advantages

by Regina Barnett

Even the most robust building will at times require a few repairs or a fresh coat of paint every now and then. These are important in keeping the house in good shape and for aesthetic value. When it comes to doing such jobs, homeowners can either do the job or hire a professional to assist them. Hiring a professional is always the best option, but most people will prefer to undertake the task by themselves. If you are one of these, you should consider scaffolding hire.

When to hire scaffolding structures

Scaffolding refers to the temporary structure (usually made up of aluminum or steel), which is erected at a particular part of a building to assist in repair, painting and even cleaning tasks for high buildings. While scaffolding hire is necessary when dealing with high buildings, it is not the only time you should hire these structures. You should also take advantage of scaffolding hire when:

  • The surface of the building you are painting or repairing requires a lot of extensive work. For instance, when you need to scrap off old paint and soften an area of a building before applying fresh paint on it.
  • The ground surrounding a building is sloping, uneven or covered with obstacles which may endanger your life in case of a fall. During such cases it is best to forgo a ladder and opt for aluminum scaffolds.
  • The building is in a high pedestrian's traffic area; in which case, if care is not taken, falling particles from the repair work or even the painter, may pose danger to self and pedestrians.

Advantages of using scaffolding over using a ladder

  • Flexibility: Mobile scaffolding structure offer you the flexibility of moving around with ease. While a ladder might offer the same advantage, you will need someone to hold it at the bottom when working on a high building.
  • Safe and stable platform: When compared to ladders, scaffolding hire can provide you the safe and stable platform you need to get your work done in a fast, efficient and safe manner.

While scaffolding hire can at times be more costly than using a ladder, you will need to ask yourself one important question: "Is it possible and safe to carry out the work well without proper support?" If your answer is no, then analyze your repair or painting needs and get the kind of scaffold that would fully meet these needs.