Why use Hampshire scaffolding
Romsey Scaffold Erectors & Contractors
Nearly every day you come across a piece of scaffolding structure. It seems that you just can’t avoid it these days. Scaffolding is raised against properties undergoing renovation, new builds in the Romsey area, new supermarkets, against shop fronts etc. You might think of scaffolding as an ugly mask that hides the building inside, but scaffolding is a vital part of construction and has been used throughout history. In fact many of famous structures and even paintings you see today would not have been possible without scaffolding.
The ancient Egyptians would almost certainly have used a primitive form of scaffolding and ramps to erect the magnificent Pyramids. Whilst there aren’t any new build projects quite on that scale in Romsey, even small scale builds such as those at Holt Court and Mews in Romsey would have needed scaffolding to enable contractors to work safely and with ease. Hampshire Scaffolding Ltd specialise in scaffolding supplies for new housing. We deal with the hire and sales of all your scaffolding needs such as tubes, access platforms, new and used boards, ladders etc. We provide all the tools you need to get on with the job in hand and to further protect development sites we can also provide Heras fencing to any scale or dimension.
There were heavy casualties within the slave community who built the Pyramids, but rest assured that our erectors are far from slaves! They have all the training and qualifications they need to help you carry out your work as efficiently as possible. Our safety record is outstanding because we keep all our staff up to date with health and safety regulations and work to HSE guidelines. Further equipment can be hired or bought to ensure the safety of workers on site, such as rubbish chutes to direct rubble into skips, safety netting to prevent falling debris hitting anyone on the ground and crash decks.
The Sistine Chapel was of course painted by Michelangelo who more than likely used a bird cage or access tower which would have enabled him to have complete mobility whilst working at a height. These days of course anyone working at a height would require edge protection and handrails and who knows, perhaps he did have these safety features? But certainly his method of gaining access to the ceiling is one still used today. Bird cages are useful scaffold designs that are often used for painting and decorating. A similar structure would have been used for painting the Jacobean ceiling in Romsey Abbey and for fitting the beautiful stained glass windows. Today scaffolding is still used to fit double glazing on high storey buildings and staircase scaffold means that no awkward gaps escape our attention! Our camera platforms also allow high lighting to be fixed to help workers see what they are doing!
The Great Wall of China was almost certainly built with the help of scaffolding. It’s certainly a tremendous feat and perhaps a little over the top for a garden wall! It was used to protect the people from invasions and although we have no need for such grand fortifications today, and Englishman’s home is still his castle and that can be seen in the many home improvement jobs that are aided by scaffolding. House extensions and loft conversions may benefit from temporary roofing that scaffolding can provide; conservatory scaffolds can either help with the building of large conservatories or protect them whilst work is carried out around them.
Of course all of these magnificent structures and paintings need maintenance and once again, scaffolding provides its uses. Roof scaffold is essential for roofing repairs or fitting solar panels and chimney scaffold makes chimney repointing and repairs so much easier! Rendering is the job often being done when you see scaffolding on the side of buildings, allowing workers to tackle the job in stages.
Yes we’ve provided everyone with scaffolding (expect obviously the ancient Egyptians, Chinese and Michelangelo although if we’d been around they’d have almost certainly come to us!) from commercial to industrial and domestic. We may operate in your local area but we are fast becoming one of the leading independent scaffolding companies in the UK.
So from new builds in areas around Romsey (SO51), such as housing in North Baddesley (SO52) – to gardening in the pleasant village of Crampmoor (SO24) (we also hire out powered access like cherry pickers and gantry for hedge clipping and tree cutting and provide tree protection for those you wish to remain standing!), there should be only one company you turn to and that’s the company who is an encyclopaedia of knowledge when it comes to scaffolding. Because we supply the parts direct, you can keep costs and prices down, which is good news for everyone!
So for any scaffolding supplies for sale or hire, come to the right people – come to us!
15 June 2012