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Hello! Welcome to my blog. My name is Col. I live in Perth and I have a passion for construction. I am pretty useless when it comes to construction work so I tend to leave it to the experts. However, I find that there is nothing more pleasing than seeing a team of construction workers complete a job. Over the years, I have hired many different types of construction worker and they have all taken the time to chat with me. During these conversations, I have learnt so pretty interesting things which I will be exploring on this blog. Enjoy!

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How to choose the best domestic scaffolding company

Ethan Burton

Whether you need a chimney scaffold built or an access platform designed to allow work to be carried out on part of your property, finding the right domestic scaffolding company is vital. Erecting scaffolding may look simple, but getting it wrong can be disastrous. Before choosing a scaffolding company you will need to ensure that your choice is not only fully qualified and insured but also that their workers are meticulous and thoroughly professional at every point. Scaffolding must be safe not just for those who will be using it, but also for those who will be in the vicinity of the building under repair. A collapse of any part of the structure could be fatal for anyone passing by. To be certain that your scaffolding company is suitable and will work to the highest standards, there are three questions that you will need to be answered before agreeing to hire their services.

Do they cover projects like yours?

Not all domestic scaffolding projects are the same. You will need to discuss with the company exactly what type of scaffolding you need. Perhaps you are building a home extension, or maybe you are conducting some repairs to a wall. Different jobs require different scaffolding solutions and you must be certain that your chosen company can supply exactly what you need. You don't want to be struggling to work at height because the scaffolding isn't quite right and doesn't allow you to access the work area easily at the correct height.

Do they offer a free site visit?

One of the best ways to ensure that you get exactly the right domestic scaffolding for your purposes is to have the company look at the site in advance. A site visit allows you to receive an accurate quote, and it also reassures you that the scaffolding company are aware of exactly what the situation on the ground looks like and that they are confident of supplying the perfect scaffolding solution for your situation.

What's included with the scaffolding?

Does the price you are quoted cover just the basic scaffolding or does it include any extras that you might need? People working on scaffolding frequently need brick guards, safety fencing and rubbish chutes to make their work easier and the site safer. Talk to your scaffolding company to find out whether these extras are included with the price of the scaffolding or whether they will incur an additional cost.

Asking these important questions before accepting a quote will ensure that your scaffolding company supply exactly the scaffolding you need and that it will be erected safely by a qualified, professional team.


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