Do you know the different types of scaffolding?
Construction workers need a platform to move materials and move along to carry out their tasks – which is where scaffolding comes in. It is a temporary framework mainly made of steel with platforms at different heights.
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It supports both the original structure that is under construction plus the workmen involved. Masons need scaffolding where they can sit and place construction materials when the height of a column, wall or any other structural components of a building exceeding 1.5m. Scaffold can be used for the construction of new buildings, maintenance of an existing structure, access, repair plus inspection.
Scaffolding uses in construction
Single Scaffolding – Single scaffold platforms are often used in brick masonry works, consisting of a single framework of standards, ledgers and put logs that are temporarily constructed parallel to the wall being worked at.
For scaffoldings placed on very tall heights, braces are usually fixed for additional support and help to maintain the stability of the high scaffolding. Braces are fitted cross diagonally with the standards using rope lashing.
Double Scaffolding – Also known as mason’s scaffolding because it is widely used for stone masonry works. This type is generally stronger and provides better support for construction works when compared to single scaffold platforms.
It features two rows of standards separated by ledgers for better support.
Steel scaffolding – Also referred to as tubular scaffolding due to the hollow nature of the steel metals used. The metals are fastened using a special form of steel couples instead of rope lashing. The fastening mechanism consists of prop nuts that hold individual pipes, bolts, nuts and washers plus wedge and clips.
The standards in steel scaffold platforms are anchored on square or round steel plates known as base plates by welding, instead of fixing them into the ground.
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