Guide to scaffolding prices

Scaffolding is essential for many property refurbishments and building projects – find out how much it costs to hire scaffolding here.

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Scaffolding is an essential part of building projects, renovations and refurbishments. The final price of scaffold hire will be determined by how long you need the scaffolding for and the amount of jacks and walk boards that are needed. If you are hiring a tradesman to do a job that requires scaffolding the hire price will be in his quote if he doesn’t own any. Find out how much it costs to hire scaffolding here.

Why you need to use scaffolding

Whether you already have a home or are about to build one at some point you will need to access the roof and higher parts of the house. You may need to replace roof tiles, or work on the chimney or paint the eaves. Many of these jobs can be undertaken safely using an extension ladder but other jobs will you need you to hire and erect scaffolding to do the job safely.

Scaffolding will give you access to the higher parts of your house and a platform to work from. More than one professional can work from the same scaffolding platform which will save time and therefore money. Scaffolding is useful when you are handling heavy materials such as bricks and mortar. The materials can be stockpiled on the scaffolding before you start work that will save you many trips up and down. (see scaffolding rules and regulations here)

How does scaffolding work?

Scaffolding is a very flexible system that allows you to access areas inaccessible by any other means safely and securely. Scaffolding relies on jacks or metal supports. The jacks are made from heavy steel tubing with adjustable feet that are locked into position with steel pins. Every jack has horizontal tubes where you can place boards to walk on and store materials on. The built-in ladder rungs make climbing a scaffold easy. The jacks are placed apart so a walk board is spanning between them. The walk boards are heavy planks of wood that the tradesmen stand on. In order to reach very high places the scaffolding jacks are placed on top of each other until the desired height is reached. The feet are removed from the bottom jack and it is placed over the top of the other.

How much does scaffolding cost?

You do not need to buy scaffolding to do work around your home. Many hire places have scaffolding for hire and the scaffolding hire prices include the jacks and the walk boards. The cost of scaffolding can vary but for a rough guide:

  • The cost to erect scaffolding at the front of a semi-detached home for roofing work starts at around £420

  • Scaffolding costs for roofing work that requires scaffolding around a home starts at around £900

It is better to get a few quotes for the cost of scaffolding hire before you go ahead and hire it. Compare local suppliers and choose the supplier and price that fits your budget and requirements.

Laurence says:

Need to do some work on my chimney that is external on a gable end. (removing gas fire flue and fitting pot). Unobstructed access to gable end. Height approx 12 metres. Based in St Eval Cornwall. What’s it liable to cost???

mjackson says:

Hi Laurence,

Thanks for your post.

The cost for scaffolding would depend on whether you are scaffolding just one side or the entire circumference of the property.
Erecting scaffolding at the front of a semi-detached home would cost in the region of £400 whereas the entire property would increase the cost to approximately £850.

Should you be looking for official quotations from local contractors, feel free to fill in this form and we will aim to match your job up with up to 4 companies who will each contact you in order to arrange a free quote.

Thanks again and we wish you all the best.

Mark @ ServiceMagic

scott says:

Hi looking for quotes for scaffolding at the back of my house end terrace as the rendering and brick works coming off gabble end

mjackson says:

Hi Scott,

Thanks for your post.

Should you still be looking for quotes, please fill in our Scaffolding form online and we will aim to match you with up to 4 local companies who will each contact you in order to arrange the free quotes.

Thanks again

Mark @ ServiceMagic

Steve says:

Dear sirs

Can you please advise of the average weekly scaffold hire charge for a detached house to replace a roof. The scaffold will also include a temporary roof.

Many thanks

mjackson says:

Hi Steve,

Thanks for your post.

As detailed in the cost guide – Erecting scaffolding at the front of a semi-detached home to carry out roofing work: £400 – Erecting Scaffolding all around a semi-detached home to carry out roofing work:£850.

Should you wish to receive official quotes from local contractors, please feel free to fill in our online scaffolding form and we will aim to match your details with up to 4 local scaffolders who will each contact you in order to arrange a free quote.

We hope that this helps.

Mark @ ServiceMagic

Ahmad Mustafa says:

we need scaffolding 25mx25x100m .please advise me how mach cost erected,dismantling & 1 month weekly charges.

regards,

Ahmad

mjackson says:

Hi Ahmad,

Thanks for your post.

Prices for scaffolding will differ depending on a number of factors therefore we suggest that you obtain quotes from local contractors.

Should you wish to receive calls to arrange these quotes, please fill in our scaffolding form and we will aim to match your request with up to 4 local scaffold companies who will each contact you in order to arrange the quotes.

We hope to hear from you soon.

Mark @ ServiceMagic

OCEAN Q SARL says:

We would like to have the price of aluminium scaffolding that can cover wall of arround 450 square meter(lenght=30m and height=15m)
Please send your best price.Destination Country:Cameroon
Louis
Tel:+237 78 84 31 34

mjackson says:

Hello,

Please fill in our online scaffolding form in order to receive up to 4 free quotes from local contractors.

Thanks for your post.

Mark @ Servicemagic

M Sajjad says:

Scaffolding required for 3bed Semi in Birmingham for front and side walls. Side wall has leanto roof. Required for exterior wall rendering. Thanks.

mjackson says:

Hi Sajjad,

Thanks for your post.

Please feel free to fill in our online request form and we will aim to match you with up to 4 local contractors who will call you in order to arrange a convenient time for them to visit you and provide you with a free quote.

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