When Should I Hire Scaffold?

Scaffolding is essential to any construction or renovation project that requires work completed at height . It provides a safe platform for builders, carpenters, bricklayers, painters and more from which to work and access the job.

When to Hire

If you’re building a house or new structure, or if you’re conducting renovations, scaffolding is a necessity, not only for providing adequate access to the work area, but for providing protection in compliance with WorkSafe and Australian standards. The following are some applications where scaffolding is particularly useful;

  • Bricklaying
  • Roofing
  • Fascia and Gutter Installation
  • Window Installation
  • Rendering
  • Painting
  • Roof Fall Protection
  • Balcony Fall Protection
When To Hire Scaffold

Advantages of Scaffold

Empire Scaffolding has scaffold for any situation. The modular design of scaffolding means it can be constructed to suit any structure or hard to reach place. Our heavy duty steel scaffolding is strong enough to support both workers and heavy building materials, while our lighter weight, aluminium scaffolding is advantageous for spaces where weight is an issue, such as roofing or indoors. In addition, we also have mobile aluminium scaffolding that can be moved around as needed, exceptionally useful for indoor applications, such as window installation, painting and carpentry. Whatever you need, we’ve got it covered.

Things to Consider

If you decide to hire scaffolding, it is always important to consider the scope of the project and if it requires additional protection. Hoardings, for example, can provide additional site security, while shielding unsightly projects from view and providing a great surface on which to advertise your business. Shade cloth can also be particularly useful for keeping workers cool during the summer months, as well as protecting the surrounding area, neighbouring properties and persons below from loose materials and falling items. Empire Scaffolding offer a range of additional extras.

Site access is also an important factor to consider when hiring and erecting scaffold. Having an area where scaffold can be unloaded and stacked prior to install and after dismantle is essential. Entryways underneath scaffold will also require additional protection and space to allow for traffic.

Our expert staff have years of experience in solving all manner of scaffolding problems, and can provide you with advice specific to your project and site. Contact us today!

What’s Included

Scaffolding Hire from Empire Scaffolding includes hire cost, transport, installation and dismantle. All scaffolding erected by Scaffolding comes complete with a scaffolding ticket and handover certificate, certifying your site is safe and legal to work on.