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Created On: 07 November 2012 09:56 PM
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 07 November 2012 09:56 PM
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DOUGIE1000

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Got a commercial job,

On 2nd floor of a building there is a large open space, previously used for a factory production line. There is access by means of single door and straight onto a stairwell to ground level.

Anyway powered access is a no go due to stairs, only access for powered equipment would be through a a set of large access doors and use of a craine .

Is scaffolding possible for a height of 10meters? Don't fancy shuffling it about the room.

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 08 November 2012 07:51 AM
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dickllewellyn

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Either speak to the client about arranging scaffolding and quote on the bass that it will be in place, or speak to a friendly local scaffolder to obtain a quote, add a bit, and add it to your own quote.

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 08 November 2012 12:49 PM
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AJJewsbury

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Some scaffold towers seem to go up to 14m (12m) high - e.g. http://www.scaffold-tower.co.u...ouble_width_3.2m_10x4/

Even for hire ones hit 10m http://www.hss.com/g/80400/All...ower-Addit.-1.0m.html

(I've no connection with either firm, just a google results having been looking for a tower myself)

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 08 November 2012 01:23 PM
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Ricicle

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Try and get an aluminium one as they are lighter !

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 08 November 2012 03:28 PM
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peteTLM

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Ive recently done some unistrut on the underside of a warehouse roof at 10m on a tower scaffold. Not too bad to put up as long as there is at least 2 of you. Not too woobly as long as you get lots of tension on the outriggers.
If you dont like heights though dont bother as 10m is the same as a 4th floor on a tower block or similar and a long way down.

It will cost maybe 8 times more to get a fixed scaffold by a scaffolding firm.

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 10 November 2012 10:31 AM
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I personally wouldn't entertain usin a mobile tower above about 5 meters. I don't like building them at the best of times, but certainly wouldn't fancy swinging a platform into place at that height, or indeed climbing up and down it with tools and equipment.

I personally, if powered access is out the question, would like a solid scaffolding to work on. If the price is to high, my competitor is welcome to the job!

Ironically, I would rather harness up and swing out working off suspended ropes than on a mobile tower! Just what you are happy with I guess!

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 16 July 2013 11:21 AM
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DTimbers

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You can get some pretty high towers - Link removed/mobile-towers/, but you need to weigh up stability for the job. Obviously the higher the tower the less stable and the wider footprint you would require.

As Richard points out, a harness is a good alternative (and sometimes easier) but is really personal preferance. Mobile towers are clearly more permanent and sound the most suitable if you do your research. Drop me a line if you want any help
 16 July 2013 08:48 PM
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Grumpy

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As an ex potholer I thought I had a pretty good head for heights. However, when doing a loft conversion and I was nominated to be on the tower when we craned the steels in I had an instant rethink. And what would that be, 6m? Mind you it wasn't helped by the crane driver whacking the first steel straight into the tower. I never knew I could wimper like that. For the roof work we coughed up for proper scaffolding, what a difference. Personally, I wouldn't countenance a 10m tower and if the job won't pay for proper scaffolding I'd walk (er, whilst you still can!!)
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