By definition an access scaffold is a temporary structure used to support workmen and materials to aid in the construction, maintenance and repair of buildings, bridges and all other man-made structures. Scaffolding is also used in adapted forms for formwork and shoring, grandstand seating, concert stages, access/viewing towers etc.
There are two main types of scaffolding used today. These are Tube and fitting & prefabricated modular systems. 3D Scaffolding Ltd have significant stock levels of both and are fully proficient in their use.
For system scaffolding Specialized components are used to assist in the construction of a temporary structure. These often include heavy load bearing transoms for strength; pre-fabricated “Unit”,”X”, & “Ladder” beams used to span obstacles. Also available are Stairway Units to assist in access and egress of scaffolds.
Unless a scaffold is a basic configuration described in recognised guidance e.g. NASC Technical Guidance TG20 for tube and fitting scaffolds or manufacturers' guidance for system scaffolds, the scaffold should be designed by a competent person, complete with calculations, to ensure it will have adequate strength and stability.
Before supplying and erection of the scaffolding can begin, 3D Scaffolding Ltd will provide you with detailed drawings and designs that will clearly show how the scaffolding will look once erected.