Scaffolding Pricing


OK, before i go and get quotes for some work that will involve erecting some scaffolding around the house, can anyone give me a ballpark figure of the cost of scaffolding for a LARGE 4 bedroomed semi. Its for pointing/painting, so said scaffolding could be there a week at least, i guess I seem to recall a while back that its BLOODY expensive............four figure sum perhaps? All replies gratefully recieved.
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Keyboard Ninja wrote:

The cost is split into the base cost + period cost, both of which vary greatly on where in the country and how difficult. They don't (AFAIK) charge to come and look and give a quote.
It is priced in the number of lifts, IIRC. Plus, again IIRC, there isn't a great difference in cost between having it for 1 week or 2. Even if you book it for a week, if they are busy it could easily be up for considerably longer, unless you nag them to remove it.
Lots of people seem to be using hired scissors lifts, instead of scaffolding - maybe worth investigating?
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Keyboard Ninja wrote:

How about renting a tower? (one of the experts will probably say why not!)
http://www.hss.com/g/80700/Alloy-Span-Tower-Addit-1-0m.html
(who I've never used, so I don't know if they are any good!)
Or there are several on ebay to *buy* for a couple of hundred!
Andy
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Thank for those suggestions, you 2 Unfortunatly, the house is on land that slopes a bit too steeply, to allow the easy use of a scissors lift, and i am not sure a tower would not meet with the same problems. Its the side of the property that needs the most work done on it, on which the land slopes from back to front, and then there is a raised patio area with steps leading up to it (strange configuration, i know) to get any scissor lift or tower over to get to front of house The back and front are no problem.....in fact ladders would do Oh well, back to the drawing board i guess
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On Fri, 25 Jan 2008 17:38:22 +0100

Depending on the fall of slope a tower would possibly be okay. The legs can be jacked to different lengths. AFAIR a 45 degree slope should cause no problems. I used a 26 foot tower made out of 4ft X 4ft gates many years ago to repair lighting columns on railway sidings where the ground was very uneven. Some of these were on a steep slope Never any problems as long as outriggers were in place. You don't get much of a reach though and dismantling and reassembling them every day can be a pig if you're on your own.
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"Keyboard Ninja" wrote:

When I needed scaffolding to the front of my two-storey semi they priced it per foot and it cost 150 about 10 years ago and it was there for a week or two. They didn't charge by the week. If you phone some scaffolding companies they will probably be able to give you a price based on the lengths of the three sides that are to have the scaffolding.
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