the worker moves on the scaffolding.

Types of scaffolding and where they are used

Scaffolding is an essential tool for any construction site. It is used for height work in the construction and renovation sector. Thanks to a well-built structure, we can get to the required height and carry out work inside and outside the building. All insulation and façade work requires free access to carry out the work.

Main division of scaffolding according to its construction

Modular scaffolding

It consists of stands and crossbars and, thanks to its design, it is possible to set up the structure in any possible location. The stability of the scaffolding is significantly influenced by the elements consisting of transoms and brackets. The scaffolding itself is time-consuming to assemble, but the structure adapts very well to different forms of the building. They are mainly used for construction and maintenance work, but are often used during the construction of special stages.

Frame scaffolding

It is made of flat frames joined together and also includes platforms and braces to keep the structure stable. The flat frames ensure safe movement on the structure and are ideal for quickly replacing the platforms with wider ones. We can change the width of the decks and frames efficiently, and the main advantage is quick assembly and disassembly.

assembly of tubular scaffolding.

Ladder scaffolding

As the name says, the structure resembles a ladder, comprising two ladders connected to each other by a platform and secured by a stabiliser. The platform can be placed anywhere according to our requirements. It is ideal for use in renovation work, inside the building. 

Warsaw scaffolding

Also referred to as columnar, it consists of steel tubes and small components typically used in the interior of a room. Screws are not required for the tenon joints, making assembly much quicker and easier. The maximum reach of the scaffolding is up to 8 metres, so it is used for small heights. This type of scaffolding can mainly be seen in residential insulation work.

Based on the type of material and construction, there are 3 main types:

Wooden scaffolding - These are the oldest forms made of wood and the construction is not robust. Through developments in technology and the economy, there are more durable materials than wood.

Aluminium scaffolding - thanks to welding, the scaffolding can easily be converted. They have the advantage of being corrosion-resistant and the low weight of the structure contributes to the speed of assembly and disassembly. Such scaffolding is popular and is now the most common.

Steel scaffolding - are characterised by their considerable strength, but are far less mobile than aluminium scaffolding.

Main advantages of scaffolding.

  • are stable,
  • enable work at height,
  • protect against accidents,
  • wide range of scaffolding types.

Questions and answers

Can aluminium scaffolding be welded?

Yes, aluminium scaffolding can easily be converted using, for example, a welding machine.

Where is Warsaw scaffolding most commonly used?

Warsaw scaffolding is most often used for insulation work on outbuildings. 

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