Why Aluminium Scaffolding is the Best Choice
Scaffolding is a temporary structure that is used outside or within a building for workers to stand on to carry out repairs or even maintenance and cleaning tasks at various heights or hard-to-reach areas. Scaffolding is also used during the construction stage of a building. When shopping around on the market, you will find that various materials are used in the manufacturing of these temporary structures and as such, it is best to know which is the ideal investment for you and your business. Caslad strongly recommends that you opt for aluminium or steel scaffolding, and we will gladly tell you why.
First and foremost, aluminium as a material is lightweight yet strong. That is highly beneficial to the construction or maintenance team as by nature and design, scaffolding must be portable. This means that your workforce will need to carry the pieces of the structure around, and because of this, the lighter it is, the better. Most aluminium scaffolding is designed to be easily set up. In fact, if you compare such a scaffolding to wood or fibreglass alternatives, you will find that it is probably the easiest to work with. It is also highly durable as it is not prone to cracking, rusting, or warping. If you consider that your structure will be used outdoors often and therefore exposed to the elements – not to mention the weight of workers and heavy-duty equipment – it makes sense to opt for durable, weather-resistant versions. And that points you directly towards the aluminium option.
Now, you might be wondering just how stable an aluminium scaffolding can be seeing as it is so lightweight. The answer is simple. It can be very stable, as long as the right supports are used. By ensuring that your supports are of the correct diameter and of good quality, there is simply nothing to worry about. Also, if you invest in self-locking scaffolding systems, the support and stability is already provided by the unit itself. If you want to ensure that you are making a smart choice for you and your team, ascertain what sort of weight you would expect the unit to carry and then invest in a unit that can cater sufficiently to a higher weight demand to provide for an ample safety margin. Not only will this provide greater stability, but it will also be convenient if your needs change in the upcoming months and years. We say years because you can expect your aluminium scaffolding to offer you a lengthy lifespan.
When it comes to the cost of scaffolding, the difference in price between aluminium, wood and fibreglass scaffolding might seem negligible. With such a small difference in price (aluminium scaffolding is generally a little cheaper), it might not seem like you are saving much, but when you consider how much scaffolding is required by a construction concern, you will quickly see just how the savings can add up.
We understand that while you want to save on your company’s operational costs, you do not want to compromise on quality and safety and for this very reason we present a range of quality, affordable aluminium scaffolding to the market. We also offer various configuration options so that you can select the right product for you. On our range, you will find self-locking structures, stairway towers, span towers and narrow span towers. Each of our units have different weight capacities and if you are not quite sure which is best suited to your specific needs, we strongly recommend that you discuss the various options with one of our friendly and knowledgeable sales consultants.
If you would like to learn more about the Caslad range of scaffolding and need further advice on the use of scaffolding, simply contact us via email or telephone today.