The scaffold is extensively used in various fields for support. Scaffold is an
essential requirement in construction and repairs of the various buildings and
structures. Such a scaffold facilitates the workers on the construction site to
work and resolve the essential problems with the structure. It even facilitates
easy transport of the required materials up and down the scaffold framework.

As a matter of fact, scaffold is a framework that is built in the construction site
primarily on the external walls, higher storey locations, for the interior decorations to offer the workers great convenience to work up and down. Such an essential scaffold is made up of materials like bamboo, steel, wood or even some synthetic materials. In some significant projects, the scaffolding tower is often used as template that is extensively used in transportation, the advertising industry, mining, municipal purposes, roads and the bridges and in several other sectors. Hence, it is necessary that the scaffold used for various
crucial requirements is strong enough to support the workers and facilitate the transportation requirements easily.

The material with which the scaffold is erected at any construction site plays a vital role to serve the desired requirements. Aluminum scaffolding and steel scaffolding both are regarded as two significant kinds of scaffoldings to meet the essential requirements at the construction site.

Steel Scaffolding

The classification of the steel scaffolding

The steel scaffolding comprises cup-lock kind steel scaffolding, gantry scaffolding, steel tubular scaffolding, socket steel scaffolding and a vast rand of handing scaffolding, the internal scaffolding and several other kinds of steel material scaffolds. Depending on the used materials and the construction, steel scaffolding can be bifurcated as follows:

1.The single specification steel pipe  scaffolding: This kind of steel scaffolding is known to use steel pipes with identical specifications like the fastener kind of steel tubular scaffold only attempt to employ 48.3 x 3.5 welded steel pipes.

2.The scaffolding formed by combinations of various different specifications of the steel pipes: This type of scaffolding includes the steel pipes with two or more than two varied specification, for instance, the gantry scaffolding.

3. The steel pipe based scaffolding: This kind of steel scaffolding is steel tube-based and is well-supported by various other steel parts, like the base and the handing scaffolding to combine the steel plates or even the internal scaffolding with a channel backwater. When the cup-lock steel scaffolding framework uses the steel rail by the side, it is the steel tube-based scaffolding and when it uses the steel bar, it is available for use as the single steel pipe scaffolding.

The common development style of the scaffolding

As a matter of fact, the general development trend of the making of scaffolding inclines towards the development of lightweight or less weighing materials, standardization, the high strength structure, the assembly technology and the multifunction. The materials develop from the bamboo and wood into the strong metal products. The erection process tends to gradually use the assembly ways, reduce or eliminate the use of the various bolts, good fasteners and several different parts. It is predicted the material use will eventually employ thin-walled aluminum and the steel products. In the near future, it is expected to experience the enhancement in the environmental needs of the scaffolding and develop some scaffolding specialized contracting industries for scaffolding hire.

Aluminum Scaffolding

Aluminum scaffolding is prominently known for having a large number of advantages over the other kinds of scaffoldings. Many of the advantages are concerned with the convenience of the use and the portability of the aluminum scaffolding. Moreover, the aluminum scaffolding even provides quite easy set up in several
different cases. This kind of scaffolding is even less probable to experience cracks and offer great support that allows it to have greater durability. Thus, the aluminum scaffold is more durable than any other to opt for scaffolding hire. 

The features of the aluminum scaffolding

1.The aluminum scaffolding components are known to employ special aluminum alloy that is nearly 75% lighter than the conventional steel frame.

2.High connection support and strength parts: Such aluminum parts make use of the external pressure and the internal expansion kind of the cold-working process. The pull-off strength of the destruction of the aluminum scaffold connector is 4100-4400 Kg and it is much larger as compared to the allowable pull-off force of 2100 Kg.

3.Simple and fast installation: The installation of the aluminum scaffolding is simple and fast. It is well-equipped with casters of high strength and is removable as per the requirements.

4.The overall aluminum scaffolding structure is known to make use of the “building blocks” combination design that does not require any types of the installation tools.

The fast installation aluminum alloy scaffolding is recognized as an efficient helper for different kinds of aerial work. This kind of aluminum alloy scaffolding is capable to solve various aerial issues of many enterprises that can offer height overlap joint as per the actual requirements. There exist 2.32 M/ 1.856 M/ 1.392 M as the three height specifications of this scaffolding. Apart from this, there prevail even
narrow and wide width specifications. The narrow frame aluminum scaffolding is efficient enough to build in a narrow ground that is quite flexible as well as convenient. Moreover, it is even capable of meeting the aerial needs at the stairs, wall corner and several other narrow spaces. It proves to be a good helper for the aerial work.

Aluminum scaffolding is even known to be stable and offer the users maximum possible
stability. Another significant factor that contributes to the benefits due to the aluminum scaffolding is the cost. Aluminum is the cheapest option available in various kinds of scaffolding. Due to its several advantages, many construction sites require greater amount of the aluminum scaffolding and thus
due to its low cost it is possible to save a considerable amount of money. With all this information, any smart person can easily make a choice as to which type of scaffolding hire
to opt for.

17/6/2014 05:40:05 pm

Great article! I agree with you: metal scaffolding in aluminium are ideal for building maintenance work; in some cases the inclusion of galvanized steel elements makes the structure even more stable and safe.

19/2/2015 07:33:11 am

Aluminium scaffolds are a essential requirement in construction and repairs of the various buildings and structures

27/7/2015 10:02:39 pm

It´s the best choice to built many things. Ver useful. I´ve had only nice experience with this material.

17/5/2016 03:02:04 pm

Interesting summary and comments. However, we are looking at the domestic situation and have found the cost of steel to be not much more than half the price of aluminium for similar setups

5/1/2017 04:11:42 pm

Good article, can I link to your article? My other website is urscaffold.com

30/8/2017 07:03:22 am

It's interesting how you said that most domestic scaffolding nowadays is being made of lighter materials. I think it makes a lot of sense that there would need to be a little weight as possible in order to avoid causing a structure to fall. Those materials would need to be strong though which adds a lot of sense to why steel would be used.

20/9/2017 05:01:30 am

Good Information! Scaffolding is widely used equipment for any industrial and real estate industries but while using it is must to take care while using scaffolding for electrical works!

4/10/2017 03:00:07 pm

Knowing that aluminum alloy is nearly 75% lighter than the conventional steel frame is amazing. If I'll ever need a scaffold, I'll be sure to get an aluminum one. Thanks for the great read!

19/11/2018 08:35:20 am

thank you very much!

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20/4/2019 03:18:13 am

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