Understanding the Different Types of Scaffolding in Australia

28 June 2022

Scaffolding can also be referred to as staging or scaffolding. It can be used for a variety of building projects. Scaffolding can be classified into eight different categories, including trestle, steel, patented, suspended, cantilever, single, double, and kwikstage. To get a full grasp of these Scaffoldings, we first need to know what they are and what they are used for. You’ll find explanations of the most common forms of scaffolding in this blog.

  1. Single Scaffolding
    Single scaffolding is usually used for brick masonry and is also called “brick layer’s scaffolding.” Single scaffolding is made up of standards, ledgers, putlogs, etc., and is about 1.2 m away from the wall. There are about 2 to 2.5 m between the standards. Ledgers connect the standards every 1.2 to 1.5 m up and down. Putlogs are taken out of the hole left in the wall and put on one end of the ledgers. The space between putlogs is between 1.2 and 1.5 m.

  2. Double Scaffolding
    Most of the time, double scaffolding is used to build things out of stone, so it is also called mason’s scaffolding. It is hard to make holes in stone walls big enough to hold putlogs. So, they put up two rows of scaffolding to make it strong. The first row is 20–30 cm from the wall, while the second row is 1 m from the first. Then, putlogs are placed that both frames can support. Rakes and cross braces are there to make it stronger. This is also called independent scaffolding.
  3. Cantilever Scaffolding
    This is a type of scaffolding where the uprights are held up by a series of needles that go through holes in the wall. This type of scaffolding is called a single frame type. In the other type, which is called independent or double frame type scaffolding, needles are placed inside the floors through the holes. When building cantilever scaffolding, it is important to be careful.

  4. Suspended Scaffolding
    With suspended scaffolding, the work platform is hung from the roof by wire ropes, chains, or other means. It can be raised or lowered to the level we need. This kind of scaffolding is used to fix things, point, paint, and do many other things.

  5. Trestle Scaffolding
    Trestle scaffolding uses movable tripods or ladders to support the work platform. When working in a room, such as painting or fixing objects, up to a height of 5 metres, this is the most common tool.

  6. Steel Scaffolding
    Steel tubes are joined by steel couplers or fittings in this structure. It’s a cinch to assemble and disassemble. It is more durable, lasts longer, and is less prone to catching fire. However, workers will be safer as a result. So, it’s becoming more and more popular.

  7. Patented Scaffolding
    These scaffoldings are built of steel, but they are equipped with unique couplings and frames, making them ready-made scaffoldings that may be purchased. Using this style of scaffolding, we can alter the working platform’s height to meet our specific needs.

  8. Kwikstage Scaffolding
    Galvanized steel is used to make this scaffolding. Installing and dismantling it is a cinch. That’s why large and small building projects alike make use of it. Scaffolding of this sort has a robust working platform and a safe interlocking system.

Commercial, industrial, residential, and speciality scaffolding are all covered by Above All Solutions in NSW. You can count on us for all of your scaffolding needs from specialised engineered structures to labour-hire, to scaffold hire and transportation. All of New South Wales, including Sydney, Parramatta, Surry Hills, North Sydney, Mascot, Blacktown, Castle Hill, and Chatswood, is covered by our scaffolding services.

If you need scaffolding for a small or large project, or if you’re just getting started, don’t hesitate to contact us. We can help.

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