- The ground is not capable of supporting the standardsof the scaffolding
- You want the ground near the wall to be free of traffic
- The upper portion of the wall is being constructed.
Scaffolding refers to a supporting structure that is used in construction. It is a temporary structure that is fixed during construction work to aid the construction workers in carrying out the job and also to carry the materials to the higher floors. The scaffolding can be of timber and steel and the material that is used for scaffolding depends on the type of work it is used for as well as the height of the building. Scaffoldings for construction- types There are a number of scaffolding types that are used in construction. Whether it going to be simple or complex depends maximum on the design of the building. Some of the common types of scaffoldings include: Single scaffolding- You can see this type of scaffolding used extensively for brick masonry work. The scaffolding would be raised parallel to the wall but away from it at a distance which is less than 1.2m. the three important terms you would come across in the case of single scaffolding is standards, ledgers, and putlogs. These are arranged following the standards to create a perfect scaffolding fit for workmen to repair, cement or clean the walls Double scaffolding- This type of scaffolding too is used for masonry work. But, these are meant for stonewalls. They do not have holes to support the putlogs as in the single scaffolding system, therefore, there is a need to construct two rows of scaffolding parallel to each other and the wall in order to make the scaffoldings strong. This is usually constructed about 20-30 cm away from the wall. the putlogs would be supported by the double rows of the scaffolding. Cantilever scaffolding- This refers to scaffoldings that are used when