Single & Double Scaffolding


Scaffolds are usually used in construction sites because they make work easier. They are temporary structures that provide support to the main structure. The construction crew also uses them to transport heavy construction materials to areas that would have otherwise been hard to access. Single and double scaffolding are examples of scaffolding Birmingham companies offer to their clients.

Single Scaffolding:

This is also referred to as brick layer’s scaffolding. This type of scaffolding is used in brick masonry. In this type of scaffolding, a series of standards made of bamboo or timber are placed vertically in a row parallel to the wall at a distance of about 1.2 meters. A ledger connects two standards that are 2.0 to 2.5 meters apart horizontally at intervals of 1.2 to 1.5 meters. Putlogs are used to support the ledgers on one end while in the other end is placed into holes in the wall. Rope lashing ties the ledgers to the standard. Additional braces may be placed diagonally if the scaffolding is too high to increase it stability and tied to the standards using rope lashing.

Double Scaffolding:

This type, unlike single scaffolding, is used in stone masonry and is therefore referred to as Mason’s scaffolding or independent scaffolding. Here, there are no holes for the putlogs because holes cannot be made on the side of the wall to attach the ledgers. Therefore, two columns of platform are constructed with the first one being 20 to 30 centimeters away from the wall while the second one being one meter away from the first. Putlogs then support the two scaffoldings. Braces may also be placed. This way the scaffolding is more stable.

It is important to choose the correct type of scaffolding in your construction project. You must consider all the safety aspects to ensure that there are no hazards to the construction crew. Aside from the above two there are many more scaffolding Birmingham options to choose from.