How much is scaffolding?
Updated: May 12
The 4 key factors that effect the cost of scaffolding.
A common question people ask is how much does the scaffolding cost? This article is written to help give anyone who might need scaffolding a clearer guide to understand what scaffolders have to consider when pricing a job. Without having prior experience in the building trade it’s hard for people to understand and recognise the factors that scaffolders take into account when pricing a scaffolding project. Size The size of the scaffold for obvious reasons will play a large part in how much a scaffold cost. The bigger the structure the more time, materials, and men it will take to erect the scaffold. Typically the higher the scaffold is the longer it will take to erect as the scaffolders will need to hoist the materials up using the most appropriate and safe methods. Purpose The purpose of which the scaffolding is erected will play a key role in how much the scaffolding costs. For example, a light duty scaffold erected for a man to mastic windows or change guttering will require a lot less material than a loading bay that is erected to hold multiple tonnes of weight. Some structures may need heavy duty materials such as ladder beams to be used. These more technical structures will require more materials and take more time to erect that will also effect the price of the scaffolding. Access Access to the place where the scaffold needs to be erected will play a role in how much the scaffolding costs. If the scaffolders cannot park their lorry close to the job for any reason this will slow down the process of erecting the scaffolding. Parking restrictions, unsuitable ground and alleyways are some examples of poor access. Terrace houses without back alleyways can make it hard to get materials into position for scaffolding to be erected. Walls and fences can also impact on the time in which the scaffolding can be erected in. All of these factors need to be taken into consideration when pricing a scaffold. Time How long the scaffolding will be needed will pay a key role in the price of the scaffolding. Scaffold time scales vary greatly and range from one day to several years depending on the work that needs to be carried out. H&H Scaffolding Services LTD offer a free quotation to all of our clients and always strive to give our customers the best possible price and advice for their projects. We have a can-do attitude, so no job will be too much hassle no matter the obstacles they come with it. I hope this has helped you in understanding how much scaffolding costs and what we take into consideration when pricing up our jobs.