Most Common Types of Scaffoldings

Before you start looking for scaffolding companies in Dubai, you should know about the various types of scaffoldings which are used in construction so that you can choose one which is suitable to your project:

Single scaffolding

This type of scaffolding is most commonly used for brick masonry and is most commonly known as a brick layer’s scaffolding. This type of scaffolding involves putlogs, ledgers, and standards. This scaffolding stands parallel to the wall at a distance of about 1.2 m. Standards are placed about 2 meters apart from each other. Standards are connected by ledgers at vertical interval of about 1 and a half meter. Putlogs are separated by an interval of approximately 1.2 m.

Double scaffolding

Most commonly used for stone masonry, this type of scaffolding is also known as mason’s scaffolding. While you cannot make holes in the wall for supporting putlogs, you can strengthen it by putting up two rows of scaffolding instead of a single file. The first row is placed about 30 cm from the wall, and is separated from the second row by 1 m. Both the frames help to support the putlogs. Cross braces and rakers can be utilized to strengthen the structure. This type of scaffolding is a perfect example of independent scaffolding. Read more to know about this scaffolding type.

Cantilever Scaffolding

In this type of scaffolding, a series of needles are taken out through holes in the wall to support standards. This is known as single frame scaffolding. When it comes to double frame or independent type of scaffolding, openings are made in the floor for needles to strut out. When this type of scaffolding is constructed, care should be taken. This type of scaffolding is used when the upper part of the wall is under construction, when the ground in the vicinity of the wall is to be freed from traffic, and when the ground is not capable of supporting standards.

Suspended Scaffolding

In this type of scaffolding, chains and wire ropes are used to suspend the working platform from the roof. This way, it can be easily lowered or raised according to your required level. This type of scaffolding is most commonly used in paintings and repair works.

Trestle Scaffolding

With this type of scaffolding, ladders or movable tripods are used to support the working platform. This type of scaffolding is used for inside work, such as repairs and paintings inside a room.