Benefits of using steel scaffolding

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Benefits of using steel scaffolding

When it comes to buying or renting scaffolding, you are spoilt for choice these days: construction scaffolding, modular scaffolding or system scaffolding with cuplock or ringlock connections, mobile scaffolds - the list goes on. And then there is the type of material you want your scaffolding to be made of. While wooden scaffolding is becoming increasingly rare, modern system scaffolds are made of steel or aluminium. Of course, this immediately raises the question of which material is better. Every scaffolder would probably give you a different answer to this, because both aluminium and steel scaffolds have their decisive advantages. It is entirely up to you and your project which scaffolding material you choose.

In this article, we will introduce you to the advantages of steel scaffolding and what you should consider when buying it.

 

Is steel scaffolding the right choice for you?

Impossible to imagine scaffolding without steel as it is one of the most frequently used materials in the worldwide production of scaffolds. Ever since its introduction to the market, it has quickly climbed up the popularity list and outpaced the long-popular wooden scaffold. No real surprise, because it brings with it great advantages:

  • The long service life of steel scaffolding is guaranteed by high-quality corrosion protection such as hot-dip galvanisation. This way, maintenance costs are kept to a minimum.
  • The high load-bearing capacity and stability of steel scaffolds due to the weight of the steel alone.
  • The fast and less error-prone assembly thanks to prefabricated system elements.
  • The lower purchase price compared to, for example, the equally popular aluminium scaffolding.

These characteristics make steel scaffolding particularly suitable for construction work and long-term projects. Especially when large amounts of weight have to be moved up and down the scaffold and a high load capacity is required, such as in bricklaying, steel scaffolding is the way to go.

 

What to consider when buying or renting steel scaffolding?

If you need a particularly durable scaffold, the steel scaffold could be the right choice for you. When you make your choice, you should pay attention to the following:

  • Make sure the scaffold complies with your local safety standards. Most reputable scaffolding suppliers will already follow recognised standards.
  • If a scaffolding manufacturer can provide you with certificates and approvals for its products and production, this is a very good proof of the quality and safety of the scaffolding. Read more about the advantages of scaffolding certificates and approvals here.
  • The traceability of individual scaffolding components should be guaranteed by means of an engraving. This shows when and where the respective scaffolding part was manufactured. If, for example, a coupler or ledger breaks after a short time, you and your supplier can use the engraved batch number to identify any problems with a particular batch and make it easier to locate and replace the affected parts in your yard.
The engraving shows the manufacturer (SC for Scafom-rux), the place of production (B for Belgium), the year of production (20 for 2020), the week of production (21 for week 21) and the batch number (16).

 

At Scafom-rux you can buy or rent high-quality steel scaffolding, e.g. construction scaffolds or modular scaffolds. Our team will be happy to inform you about your options.

 

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