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Understanding Basic Components for Scaffolding

Understanding Basic Components for Scaffolding

By on Nov 14, 2019 in Blog, Scaffolding |

If you’ve never used scaffolding for a construction project before, you may not know all the components that are required. Network Scaffold are seasoned experts in erecting and dismantling scaffolding on projects right across Derbyshire, Tamworth and the surrounding areas. Every Component of Scaffolding Explained Here we are going to explain all of the components required to make your scaffolding safe and secure – Putlogs and Transoms – Putlogs and transoms should be horizontal and securely fixed to ledgers or standards with right-angled or putlog couplers. They will need to be supported with the flattened end placed right into the mortar bed joint of brickwork with putlogs approximately 75mm long. Ledgers – Ledgers should be horizontal and securely fixed to inside of standards with right-angled load-bearing couplers. They also need to be fitted in such a way that joints are staggered between bays. Ledger Bracing – Ledgers need to be fitted on alternative pairs of standards except where the width of the bays are 1.5mm or less, which means they should be fitted on every third pair. They should be fitted with ledgers or standards using load-bearing fittings, to the full height of the scaffold and start at the base level. Standards – Standards should be fitted vertically or inclined slightly towards the structure and spaced in such a way as to give sufficient support. They should also be on a base plate, or on a base plate and sole board to prevent displacement and near to ledgers. Finally, standards need to be fitted so any joints are staggered between bays. Longitudinal or Facade Bracing – These should be fitted to all scaffolds that do not get the longitudinal stability by any other means. Bracing needs to be connected to every lift of extended transoms with right-angled couplers or to every standard with swivel couplers. All joints should be manufactured with sleeve couplers. Ties – Ties link the scaffold to the structure and help to resist inward and outward movement plus they give additional longitudinal stability. Scaffold Boards – The minimum a scaffold board can overhang a putlog or transom is 50mm, with the maximum overhang dependant on the thickness of the board. Decking – Decking and working platforms...

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Do you Need Scaffolding Following Storm Gareth?

Do you Need Scaffolding Following Storm Gareth?

By on Mar 11, 2019 in Blog |

If Storm Gareth has affected your property, Network Scaffold Services UK Ltd can provide you with reliable and cost effective scaffolding when you need it most. The Met Office issued a yellow weather warning ahead of turbulent conditions which included 80 mph winds in some areas and heavy downpours.  The HSE (Health and Safety Executive) also recently tweeted a reminder to all scaffolding companies of the Scaffold Design Checklist, in light of any incidents in the wake of Storm Gareth. Our scaffolding is ideal for on-going construction sites as well as repair work if your building has been affected by adverse weather. Here are some examples of how you can use our scaffolding systems for repairs – Damaged roofing Broken chimneys Window repair or replacement Gutter replacement Health and Safety is at the heart of our Business Here at Network Scaffold Services UK Ltd, we pride ourselves on making sure that the health and safety of our staff, clients, and the general public are covered when we start work on a project. We fully support halting work using scaffolding if we feel the safety of anyone involved or the general public could be affected. Once our specialist team start work on a project, we always work closely with customers and clients to establish the highest health and safety standards and to ensure that they are adhered to throughout. As standard only members of our qualified team are responsible for erecting and dismantling our systems, no matter how big or small the project may be. Working strictly to the Working at Height regulations of 2005, we continually invest in training for our staff to make sure they’re working knowledge of the industry is fully up to date. Trust the Scaffolding Specialists We regularly work with private individuals, local authorities, industrial, commercial and house building projects in Derbyshire and the surrounding areas. With a wealth of industry experience and expertise, we can provide you with a helping hand to get your property repaired and safe. If you’d like to know more about our services, please get in touch and our team of experts can answer any questions that you may...

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Scaffolding Checklist from Network Scaffold Services

Scaffolding Checklist from Network Scaffold Services

By on Jan 10, 2019 in Blog |

Network Scaffold Services is one of the Midlands leading suppliers of scaffolding solutions for commercial, industrial and domestic buildings. As a result of our success, we’ve written a guide and checklist to scaffold design, erecting, dismantling and site surveillance. When working at heights it is imperative that the contractor you’ve chosen for your scaffolding is trained and aware of the latest regulations. Network Scaffold have always strived for continuous improvement and education of our health and safety policies. Us striving to better, allows us to deliver bespoke and safe scaffolding solutions. Our Scaffolding Process Scaffolding should be a bespoke service as no two projects are the same! At the start of the planning process, we’ll need information about your site to determine the most adequate scaffold materials in regard to length, strength, and stability when erected, dismantled and in use. The information we’ll take includes. Location Length of time the scaffolding will be in use. Intended use Height and length required How many scaffolders will be needed for the job? Access needed Any restriction or requirements needed to be taken into consideration (pedestrian walkways as an example) Surface and ground condition Building information (grading and structure) Any permission that might affect the work. As scaffolding is one of the UK’s most dangerous professions it must be erected, dismantled and operated in a safe manner. Our guidelines and policies are in place to ensure this and all member of our team is fully aware f our policies, or hey will not work on your site. As a result of our safe working conditions, we’re recognised by a number of respected third-party organisations including the Scaffolding Association and Worksafe Contractor. Get in Touch for Scaffolding from Network Scaffold So, if you’d like to know more about our services and the areas, we operate in, speak to a member of our team today. We’re happy to discuss your project in full and provide you with a no-obligation quote. Our goal is to provide services that meet your requirements and operate to maximum...

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Scaffolding Solutions from Network Scaffolding

Scaffolding Solutions from Network Scaffolding

By on Dec 8, 2018 in Blog |

When looking for scaffolding solutions in Derbyshire and the surrounding areas; the only place to go is Network Scaffold. Here are just a few reasons why you should choose Network Scaffold for scaffolding solutions on your next project. 6 Scaffolding Solutions Experience – Our team have handled different construction sites over the years and bring an unmatched wealth of experience in both commercial and domestic projects. Safety first – It’s our job at Network Scaffold to keep everyone working on our sites, as well as the general public safe. We ensure that we comply with all the latest laws and regulations, with safe working conditions of paramount importance. Training – Network Scaffold are committed to providing the best service to our customers, which means our staff need to receive the latest training. We are also members of the governing body the Scaffolding Association as well as being accredited as a SMAS Worksafe Contractor and in Safety Schemes in Procurement. Scaffolding for all seasons – We don’t down tool during the colder months of the year, statistics will tell you having reliable scaffolding in unpredictable weather is a must; with Network Scaffold on hand to help. Budgeting for scaffolding solutions – Here at Network Scaffold we understand the need to work to a budget, but with our years of experience and knowledge, we will definitely find the scaffolding solutions for you. Remember the Heights – All scaffold towers clearly highlight their dimensions, which you can use to assess the working height you require. Our experienced team will help you to choose the right size height tower preventing workers overstretching or falling from a height. Get in Touch for your Scaffolding Solutions Network Scaffold provide the highest quality of scaffolding solutions from our base in Derby, right across the Midlands including Nottingham, Loughborough and Staffordshire. We also offer no obligation quotes for scaffolding solutions, so contact us today to talk to our friendly...

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Scaffolding in Derbyshire by the Midlands Experts

Scaffolding in Derbyshire by the Midlands Experts

By on Nov 13, 2018 in Blog |

Network Scaffold Services UK Ltd can help with any scaffolding in Derbyshire needs you may have. Operating out of Derby, our team of in-house scaffold designs provide cost-effective scaffolding solutions that are bespoke to the structure and project. We strive for a consistent service which is fast, reliable, individual and most importantly safe. Scaffolding services from Network Scaffold ensure all steps are taken to eliminate risks and hazards when working at heights. Safe, Reliable and Socially Responsible Scaffolding Our scaffold designers work with customers from domestic, commercial or industrial backgrounds and ensure all risk assessments are carried out, assessing every last detail no matter how small. It goes without saying that scaffolding is a dangerous industry to be in and we recognise this fact and the importance of being responsible on site. As a result, we are a long-standing member of the ‘Scaffolding Association’ and a recognised by the ‘Safety Schemes in Procurement’. Our team are constantly trained to latest legislation and standards. Health and safety are integral to our service. Whether you’re a project manager or home/ business owner our team will work with you through your project ensuring you’re always in constant contact. Our scaffold design team have all the necessary skills and creativity to provide ideal and practical solutions. Serving the Midlands with Scaffolding for over 20 Years Over the last 20 years, Network Scaffold Services have been providing comprehensive scaffolding throughout the Midlands. From day one we have been a service led company, never failing on our deadlines. Thanks to our highly qualified and experienced team. No matter the size of your project we have tailored solutions for you. If you require any of our scaffolding in Derbyshire services speak to one of our team today. For our full list of scaffolding in Derbyshire service see here. As well as strict to health and safety policy we also cast an eye on our operation impact on the environment. As a result, we promote recycling and waste management along with reducing emissions. Where we Provide our Service As the Midlands go to for scaffold services we work right across the area, including Staffordshire, Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire,  Tamworth and towns in between, so whether you’re looking for...

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