What Can You Expect From a Scaffolder
As with everything in life, good things come to those who wait, which is why the process of developing your dream house can be relatively arduous. One of the most significant parts of construction is scaffolding, so before your house is taken over and plastered in metal poles, make the whole process that bit easier and find out what you can expect from a scaffolder while they’re at work.
The Build Up
Before any work gets underway, there are a few procedures which need to be adhered to. Planning permission needs to be granted from the council to approve any work before it begins, and they will also notify your neighbours to make sure they are aware of the work that is set to take place.
It is illegal to carry out any work without the appropriate permission, and you can be served an enforcement notice ordering you to undo any developments. Familiarise yourself with the rules for planning permission to see if your build requires it, and stick to the rules to make sure you don’t waste any money on scaffolders if you are going to have to undo it all afterwards.
What Can You Expect from a Scaffolder at Your Home?
If you have yet to experience scaffolders at your home, the reality can come as quite a shock. Within a day or so, your home will be encased in metal poles and platform boards with a team of scaffolders clambering all over the frame. Depending on the work being carried out, scaffolding can be up for any amount of time, from days, to weeks to months. Although the frameworks can be up for a fairly long time in some cases, domestic scaffolding is usually up and down within a few days.
It is important to remember that your home will be turned into a construction site, so you can expect it to be loud with a lot of materials on site. Although the process can be loud and messy, the stripping down process is quick and efficient, so every piece of rubbish will be cleaned up and they will be out of your hair before you know it.
What Can You Do to Help?
To ensure that the scaffolders can stick to their ways of completing their tasks as quickly as possible, there are a few things you can do to make the process easier. If there are any essentials in the space where they will be working, take these out so you are not having to constantly fetch things. To avoid any injuries, the team will wait for you and this will ultimately slow down their process.
Are There Any Health and Safety Concerns?
When working at height, there are always risks involved. However, scaffolders are all trained in accordance with the appropriate health and safety protocols and procedures to minimise any chance of an accident occurring. Recent law changes have also ensured that all frameworks are safe and secure before any work begins.
For any commercial or domestic scaffolding work, get in touch with Safeway Scaffolding and enlist our team with over 20 years of experience under their belts. Call us on 01675 465593 to speak to one of our advisors, or use our online form and leave us a message.