Frequently Asked Questions About Scaffolding
Q: How much does scaffolding cost?
A: This completely depends upon your individual requirements. Certain factors vary from domestic job to job, for example the amount of scaffolding you need, the length of the project and how difficult it is to erect. Please call us at your earliest convenience on 0800 088 6392 for a competitive quote from our friendly team.
Q: I'm not sure what scaffolding I need, can you help?
A: Definitely. At Direct Scaffolding we pride ourselves on the accuracy of our work and so we tailor our services to your individual needs. One of our experts will talk through your project with you and visit your site in order to assess exactly what scaffolding structure it is you need. We understand you may be a scaffolding novice so no question is too silly!
Q: Steel or Aluminium? Which is better?
A: Both aluminium and steel have their benefits. The biggest advantage of aluminium is its weight in comparison to steel, meaning that the scaffolding is quicker to erect and dismantle. It is best suited to those who only need the scaffolding for a short amount of time. Steel is stronger and more stable and thus more suited to difficult terrain, long periods of time and the winter months with hazardous weather. It is a lot heavier than aluminium and so takes longer to put up and take down.
Q: Can I use scaffolding on sloping or uneven ground?
A: Yes, scaffolding is fantastic in that it can sit on uneven ground thanks to its adjustable vertical components which allows us to tackle any irregularities in the ground. If you have any further or more in-depth questions please dont hesitate to contact our friendly expert team on 0800 088 6392
Q: How quickly can scaffolding be put up & taken away?
A: We are very proud of our customer service and so we aim for a very quick turnaround. Scaffolding removal time will depend on how far away you are situated from us and the size of the scaffolding structure but we will always endeavour to remove it as soon as possible.
Q: Can I erect the scaffolding myself?
A: We would never recommend that you erect the scaffolding yourself simply because 0f health and safety. Our scaffolders have 25+ years experience and know how to erect and dismantle structures with ease and precision. This is important for stability and strength.
Q: Will I need a permit to put up the scaffolding?
A: A permit will only be needed if the scaffolding occupies a footpath or road. This can be obtained from your local council which you can do yourself or we can do it for you if you so wish if you want to make your life easier.
Our Company FAQ's
Q: Where are you based?
A: We are based in Hinckley, Leicestershire which is in the West Midlands. However, we cover all areas of the country and so we can definitely help you on your project.
Q: Are you insured?
A: The simple answer is yes. We have public liability insurance of up to £5 million so if the worst was to happen, you would be covered.
Q: I want an expert. Are you qualified?
A: Yes. We would never send someone unqualified to erect or dismantle your scaffolding. All of our scaffolders carry CISRS cards so you can be sure that they possess all of the necessary qualifications to complete your job and we have 25+ years experience in the field. We also have CITB accreditations.
Q: I have spent a long time on my garden. Will you ruin it?
A: Customer service is at the centre of everything we do here at Direct Scaffolding. To that effect, we will never intentionally destroy or ruin any of your property, including gardens, boarders or grass. If we do notice there might be some issues before we put up the scaffolding, we will let you know.
Q: Do you charge for quotes?
A: A quote for domestic scaffolding is completely free and no obligation from our friendly team of experts! Simply call us on 0800 088 6392. We are very sure you will be impressed.
Q: Do you supply any extras such as rubbish chutes & internal ladders?
A: We can supply debris netting, scaffold lights, rubbish chutes, ginny wheels and monarflex. However if there is something else you require we will more often than not be able to supply you with that as well. Please call one of our team on 0800 088 6392 and we will do our best to help you.