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DIY Scaffold Towers- do I need one?

July 02, 2018 0
When the sun shines and the grass finally stops growing, it's time to turn our attention to outside decoration and maintenence. For most of us this means getting out that old shakey ladder and heading skywards with sander, brush and paint pot to tackle the painting jobs we've been putting off all year. Or perhaps it's the gutters that require a clean out, there's always plenty to do when the weather eventually picks up. But it's not easy or indeed safe tryng to work for long periods with both hands free on a ladder... and where on earth do you put everything, paint pots are heavy and there are only so many pockets to stuff with tools. Well, have you considered a scaffold tower? the advantages are manyfold, the most obvious being the large platform area you have to stand on as well as plent...
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DIY Jobs Where a Scaffold Tower Works

June 08, 2016 0
While most of the jobs you need doing around the home or at your workplace can be handled with a good old fashioned ladder, there may be some instances where you need something more substantial. If you are serious about DIY and plenty of work needs to be done, investing in a scaffold tower can not only save you time but give you the flexible and secure platform to undertake large projects.Scaffolding for Complicated JobsThere’s nothing more time consuming than having to run up and down a ladder when you are doing a difficult job. The more complicated it is, the more tools you will undoubtedly need. It’s much better if you have a scaffold tower because you can take everything you need up with you and get on with the job. For example:Facias and Guttering: Not only is this a high up DIY p...
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Is it worth investing in a mobile scaffold tower?

February 04, 2015 3
For the serious DIYer and anyone who lives in a building that requires ongoing maintenance, this is a question you may have asked yourself several times.  For clearing guttering, repainting exterior walls and touching up old window frames a scaffold tower is a much better alternative to a ladder, as you can stay working at height for much longer than if you were standing on a ladder rung.  Once the tools and equipment are on the scaffold, there is no need to keep going up and down the ladder for bits and pieces and you can actually get jobs done much quicker.  Because you also have a bigger working area than you get while using a ladder you are able to work on a wider area at one time without having to move a ladder.  Of course, you will need to move a scaffold tower often when you are...
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Scaffold Towers – When Should I Use One and Which Model?

June 13, 2014 0
Scaffold towers are an alternative access method for jobs that involve working at height for a long time.  Being up a ladder and working for periods of more than 30 minutes can be uncomfortable on the feet, arms and back, not to mention the legs.  The other issue with using a ladder for long tasks is that you only have one hand free to work with, so painting and maintenance jobs could take twice as long on a ladder compared to a scaffold tower.A scaffold tower also gives you more stability, so there is no issue with balancing up a ladder and trying to hold a paint can at the same time: scaffold towers have plenty of room for tools and equipment as well as yourself.  For outdoor jobs they are especially useful, as the greater contact area with the ground makes for a more stable base, and...
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The Who, What, Why and When of Scaffold towers!

May 27, 2014 3
Scaffold towers are an alternative access method for jobs that involve working at height for a long time.  Being up a ladder and working for periods of more than 30 minutes can be uncomfortable on the feet, arms and back, not to mention the legs.  The other issue with using a ladder for long tasks is that you only have one hand free to work with, so painting and maintenance jobs could take twice as long on a ladder compared to a scaffold tower.A scaffold tower also gives you more stability, so there is no issue with balancing up a ladder and trying to hold a paint can at the same time: scaffold towers have plenty of room for tools and equipment as well as yourself.  For outdoor jobs they are especially useful, as the greater contact area with the ground makes for a more stable base, and...
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Thoughts on Scaffolding Towers

January 04, 2013 18
Most scaffolding companies now manufacture top quality scaffolding towers for both corporate and DIY use, and statistics show that the domestic market is certainly on the upturn. The fact that many of them can be assembled quickly, make them an instant hit among homeowners.  They are extremely safe at heights as they are built very sturdy, and most people will have the capability to assemble and use them without problems.  Actually assembling the kit can be done quickly because all the scaffolding tower producing companies provide you with easy-to-follow simple instructions.A scaffolding tower can be much better than a ladder in many situations because you don't have to prop the former against a wall or hard surface, they are free standing. As ladders are generally not freestanding, they...
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Scaffolding towers - Mobile Scaffolding Towers

October 22, 2012 2
Scaffolding doesn't have to be set up by a professional scaffolder and take up a lot of space on the outside of a building.  For shorter term projects a scaffold tower or mobile scaffolding towers fit the bill perfectly.  They are available in small mobile sizes, which fold down to fit in the back of a small van or large car, and can be used indoors, to very tall systems that are designed for use on the exterior of buildings and provide lots of space to work at height.  For long term projects, or projects where the scaffolding needs to be as fixed as possible, it is best to hire in scaffolding which can be erected around the structure being worked on.  These big scaffolds are fixed into the building and are as immoveable as possible.  However, if the cost of this option is too much,...
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Scaffolding Towers

September 10, 2012 0
Sometimes a ladder just isn’t enough when you need to get on top of things, or need something a little more stable and that's when you look for scaffolding towers. A scaffolding tower is decidedly remarkable, not only because it is extremely versatile, but also because it is easy to use and move around. The stability provided by a scaffolding tower is far superior to the stability provided by a ladder. Sure, you can use ladders if you have odd jobs around the house, but when you need to reach great heights, you have to make use of equipment that will provide for a larger base at ground level, because stability of equipment is an important consideration when you have to climb high: At least it is if you want to do it safely!The Work at Height Regulations 2005 (guidelines that exist to ke...
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Scaffolding Towers: Using Them Safely

June 07, 2012 3
Scaffolding towers are the preferred solution for working at height for extended periods. They're safer and more comfortable than conventional ladders or scaffolds, and help prevent falls that are caused by overreaching. In addition, these structures are very stable and easy to move because they're fitted with sturdy lockable castors. However, like any trade, industrial or DIY tool, a scaffold tower should undergo a thorough safety inspection before every use. Here's some important information about these useful structures, including some guidelines from HSE.Inspection GuidelinesInspect scaffolding towers before and during every use. The tower must be in full compliance with all safety codes, standards and directives. There should be no missing, loose or defective parts or components, and ...
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