3 Things to Consider About Scaffolding Hire

Scaffolding is used for several different reasons, from event management to construction and everything in between. The issue is that when renting scaffolding for the first time it is very easy to make a mistake that can cost you a lot of time and money, which is why you need to take a step back and think about what your needs are. A little bit of time spent planning can go a long way to avoiding common errors. Here are three things that you have to consider when organising your scaffolding hire to ensure that you get exactly what you need for your project. 

Mobile Or Static

Static scaffolding is what you see on the side of large building projects. They are huge constructions that can almost be as tall as you can want them to be, sometimes even larger than the building that they straddle! Mobile scaffolding, on the other hand, is just a platform that you have that is shaped like one portion of static scaffolding that has wheels that allow it to be moved around and used in different positions. It cannot have different scaffolding added on top of it, but it is much more reliable and easy to set up for most smaller projects. Unless you are building something major, mobile scaffolding should be where you look first.

Supportive Base

Scaffolding needs to have a very steady base so it can support your weight along with all of your tools and equipment. The issue is that sometimes that solid base simply isn't available due to uneven terrain or obstacles like steps. However, there are mobile scaffolding units that are built to be operated on top of uneven terrain. These are more expensive and require a bit more finesse to set up, but if you need it then it will be worth it to overcome these problems.


Scaffolding is usually rented in three blocks of time: hourly, daily and weekly. Hourly is only just for small tasks as even three to four hours is generally going to cost the same as a daily rate. Most of the time you will be safer choosing the daily rate so that you don't feel rushed, even for the most minimal project. Unless you need the scaffold hire as part of a core element of the project, then daily hire should be your choice. Weekly hire does have the benefit of not having to load and unload the scaffolding multiple times, but that is up to you whether you find that an avoidable nuisance or not. 

To learn more, contact scaffold hire services.