Is scaffolding expensive?
Scaffolding cost depends on numerous factors such as height, flexibility, access consideration in the quoted price and regional variations across the global market. Thus, some of the important points are mentioned below which can significantly alter the scaffolding cost:
Hiring period: The standard hiring period in the scaffolding industry is between six and ten weeks, and the company will be provided the quoted prices. If work is expected to take longer, you will have to pay an additional weekly rental rate thereafter.
Height: Higher the need for scaffolding to go up, the more money it will cost. Other factors that attribute to height costs, including having to scale a narrow alleyway or place footings on public land.
Location: Geographical location can have an impact on the total costs of scaffolding. The global market determines the prices across different countries. Therefore check the price listing for the country you are hiring your scaffolding for.
Number of Walking Levels: More the walking levels required, the more expensive scaffolding will be. If you are working on a construction project, you will need a multilevel lift and walking level. However, if you are working on a small scale project, fewer walkways will be needed which will significantly reduce the cost.
Restriction of Public Access
In some cases, scaffolding needs to be erected on a public road or footpath. In such cases, you will have to get a license from your local authority which could be expensive.