Supplementary Check Couplers & What The Eurocodes Say About Them

Posted by Matthew Robinson on Apr 27, 2020 12:43:04 PM

No matter the size or nature of your scaffolding project, the safety and durability of the scaffold is essential. Sometimes supplementary couplers are used to ensure the safety and strength of a scaffolding structure. So, what exactly are supplementary check couplers and what do Eurocodes say about them?

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Topics: Scaffold Design, TG20

The New Scaffolding Standard From BSI: What You Need To Know

Posted by Matthew Robinson on Mar 13, 2020 2:41:00 PM


In 2019, BSI produced a fully revised and updated version of BS 5975, the code of practice businesses are recommended to comply with for temporary works procedures as well as stress design of falsework & formwork on-site. The first major revision since 2011, this significant update has provided further recommendation and guidance for the safety and control surrounding a vast range of construction projects. New advice has been included, as well as several smaller updates to bring the standard up to scratch for modern-day purposes.

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What's To Be Expected Of Your Scaffolding Design?

Posted by Matthew Robinson on Jul 19, 2019 11:07:00 AM

No matter what the nature or size of the project you are working on, if the project requires scaffolding, it is essential that the design of your scaffolding follows certain requirements. This is to ensure that not only your scaffolding will be safe for workers to use, but also that your project can be completed in the most efficient way possible.

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How Are Interior Scaffold Designs Different Than Outdoor Designs?

Posted by Matthew Robinson on Jul 11, 2019 3:00:00 PM

Although both interior and exterior scaffolding can provide a similar function, there may be significant differences in the considerations taken during design. Here we take a look at some of the key potential differences between interior scaffolding design and an exterior design.

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Topics: Scaffold Design, TG20

Which UK Health & Safety Regulations Are Most Likely To Change After Brexit?

Posted by Matthew Robinson on Jul 5, 2019 4:10:31 PM

Being a company that specialises in scaffolding design, there are many areas of Health & Safety that we deal with, including building regulations and scaffold regulations. Brexit has cast a cloud of uncertainty over many compliance issues in the UK, including Health & Safety regulations, so in this article we take a look at the post-Brexit landscape and pre-empt which rules could change.

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Topics: Scaffold Design, TG20

At What Stage Of The Scaffolding Process Should You Get Design Drawings?

Posted by Matthew Robinson on Jun 20, 2019 11:06:00 AM

Every scaffolding project is different and has its own set of unique requirements. As such, it can be difficult to determine at what stage of the scaffolding process design drawings should be completed. Unfortunately, there is no one-answer-fits-all solution to this question, but, in general, design drawings should be considered as early in the design process as possible. We explore the reasons for this and look at planning scaffolding in more detail below…

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How To Know If Your Scaffolding Build Needs A Design

Posted by Matthew Robinson on Jun 14, 2019 11:04:00 AM

Whether for a commercial or domestic project, knowing how to construct scaffolding correctly can be difficult, as it is hard to know whether your scaffolding build needs a design. Even if your project seems relatively straight-forward and has no special requirements, a design may still be necessary. So, let's explore scaffolding design in more detail…

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Guidelines To Keep In Mind When Getting A Scaffold Design

Posted by Matthew Robinson on Jun 10, 2019 11:03:00 AM

Finding the right scaffolding solution is an important element in many construction projects and often the scaffold will need to be designed, so ensuring that the design is created by specialists who understand the nuances of each location can be very important. But what are the key things to think about when getting a scaffold design?

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How Much Does A Scaffold Design & Drawing Cost? How Can A Design Help With Scaffold Estimating?

Posted by Matthew Robinson on Apr 1, 2019 1:55:44 PM

Scaffold design is essential to the safety and success of most construction projects. Whether you are refurbishing an existing structure or creating a new build, the correct scaffolding is vital. A key consideration for any project manager is how much the scaffolding for the job in hand is going to cost.

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Tube & Fitting vs System Scaffolding

Posted by Matthew Robinson on Feb 19, 2019 10:25:00 AM

The different formats and structural components of scaffolding can make a significant difference to site safety, but also to the flow of work that they support.

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Topics: Scaffold Design

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