4 Features to Look for When Hiring Scaffolding for a Domestic Project

Posted on: 22 August 2018


If you're painting your home, repairing a chimney or doing a variety of other projects, you need something bigger, safer and more convenient than a ladder, and that's domestic scaffolding. To ensure your project goes smoothly, you may want to look for the following features when you decide which scaffolding to hire:

Works with Your Home's Design

Basic scaffolding just goes straight up. That's perfect if you're trying to clean the windows on a high rise that's straight up and down or working in a similar situation, but it's not the best solution if you're working on a complex house that has different roof lines, dormer windows or other architectural elements that mean the home is not straight up and down. In these situations, you need scaffolding that can work safely around your home.

Comes with Wheels

Regardless of the shape of your home, you are likely going to need to move the scaffolding throughout the project. For instance, if you are painting your home, you will need to move the scaffolding so that you can reach each area of the home. To make that as easy as possible, you should hire scaffolding that comes with wheels. Then, you set up the scaffolding once and lock the wheels. To move the scaffolding, you unlock the wheels, roll it to its new spot, and then re-lock the wheels.

Offer a Spacious Platform

Different types of scaffolding have different sizes of platforms. To ensure you have the space you need to work, you should ask about the size of the platform before you hire the domestic scaffolding. To be on the safe side, you may want to tape out an area that size. Then, put all your work supplies (tools, paint cans, brushes, etc) in that area to ensure that size gives you the space you need. Also check on the weight capacity of the platform to ensure that works for you as well.

Is Easy to Put Together

As you talk with different hire companies, also ask how their scaffolding goes together. Ideally, you want an easy design where the pieces just snap together. If you want to avoid doing that construction, you may even want to look for a company that will come to your home and set up the scaffolding for you.

To learn more, contact a company that has domestic scaffolding for hire. They can answer your questions and help you find the best solution for your project.