Wall scaffolding

Wall scaffolding

Our offer includes a wide selection of scaffolding systems available to buy or rent. Our products allow to implement virtually any order at heights from a few to more than ten meters. We offer wall, modular and mobile scaffolding as well as duckboards.

Facade scaffolding

A construction for facade works (the most standard use of facade scaffolding). The construction is built along the wall line where protective roofs protect the entrances to the building, passages through the building and any traffic routes nearby the scaffolding.

Depending on the type of work that determines how fare the scaffolding is from the wall (object), if the distance increases to more than 20 cms, it is required by law in Poland to use internal handrails (the rails as in the main railing at a height of 1m, an intermediate railing at a height of 0.5m and a kerb at the platform). The internal handrails are designed to protect the user from falling down from the scaffolding into the space between the scaffolding and the object at which the scaffolding had been built.

If additional elements such as girders are used, it is possible to construct suspended scaffolding structures over other objects or make a passage (a crossing) through the scaffolding.

It is typical for facade scaffolding to fix it (anchor) to fixed elements (mainly to the object at which the scaffolding had been built). To perform this correctly, it is required to anchor i.e. to fix the anchor hook to the eyebolt screwed into the wall using a cross joint based on the anchoring grid suggested in the manufacturer’s Operation and Maintenance Manual. The number of anchors and their grid depends on several different factors. The use of additional elements, i.e. Protective roofs, lattice girders, extension brackets require additional anchoring. Additional anchoring will also be required if protective (scaffold) grids, tarpaulins or advertising banners had been used.

Suspended facade scaffolds

A scaffold construction implemented as a result of an individual project (rarely based on Operation and Maintenance Manual) which was not placed on the ground using typical scaffold base plates but was hung on the facade (object).

Such a suspension is possible thanks to (heavy) brackets attached to the wall on which the scaffolding had been built using girders. The main advantage of this solution is that there is no need for a permission to occupy the pavement or any other area that the contractor does not own. This solution allows “free” communication under the scaffolding and if occupying the area is not a problem, it is also possible to use passage frames.

Scaffolding with passage frames (frame tunnels)

This is a structure built using a frame with increased vertical and horizontal clearance, where the frame without the lower bolt allows free communication under the scaffolding. While maintaining additional protection, i.e. protective roofs, extension brackets and wooden platforms (not openwork steel platforms), it is possible to provide quite solid protection for unauthorized persons walking under the scaffolding.

Masonry scaffolding

A special variant of frame scaffolding is a masonry scaffolding – with a frame width of 1.09m  (a typical frame is 0.7m (0.75)m wide). The use of a wider frame is required by law for any works requiring increased bridge load capacity and/or proper communication on scaffolding levels.

When it comes to typical scaffolds (0.7m), the normal load capacity for working platforms is 2kN/m2 and any increase of the load capacity requires the use of shorter fields (shorter platforms). This parameter can easily be exceeded when 4 cement bags are placed next to a bricklayer. This situation is dangerous for two reasons; the elements left on the scaffolding are blocking the passage and overload the whole structure. The 1.09m wide (masonry) scaffolding provides a solution for this problem. Unfortunately, this aspect is often overlooked in Poland.

Facade scaffolds on a cylinder-shape object

This construction deserves special attention as this is a separate group of scaffolds due to its theoretical deviation from the Operation and Maintenance Manual. These are rotating scaffolding pillars connected with one another from the inside using rotary joints. If a certain level of assembly and anchoring regime is adhered to, it can sometimes be considered as a system solution. The essence of the solution is to connect the entire scaffolding around the tank (the cylinder) where we have expansion anchors (protecting the structure from falling onto to the object) and another anchors (protecting the scaffolding from detaching from the wall).

Protective scaffolding

Protective scaffolding (a special variation of it is a reachmaster scaffolding). This is a construction that is not always intended for work only, but its main task is to protect the people working above from falling over the edge of the object at which they are working. A special case is the reachmaster scaffolding (mentioned in the provisions of the construction law) that allows to carry out the reinforcing and formwork works of subsequent storeys of the building in a safe manner which is compliant with the law (unfortunately it is still a rare solution on our market).

The protecttive scaffolding can also provide protection for people working under or near the structure being built.

Self-standing facade scaffolding

This is a frame construction extended with a supporting structure which, based on a static design, constitutes a ballast (resistance) for the facade scaffolding. It is possible to not anchor such a scaffolding if specific conditions included in the project regarding the size and ballast of the supporting structure are met. Such a scaffoldings require additional reinforcement of the structure (usually every 4 meters) and extension in the perpendicular direction (usually 1/3 or 1/4 inside the objects) of the scaffolding height)