how Much Does scaffolding Cost?
Q We’re building a three-storey house and need to begin obtaining scaffolding quotes.
How long would we need to hire scaffolding for, and what kind of price would be realistic for this service? Billy Mason
A DAVID SNELL SAYS:
It’s quite possible that a three-storey house has the top floor with rooms in the roof and
that, therefore, to all intents and purposes, and as far as scaffolders are concerned, it’s the same as for a two-storey house. Without sight of the plans it’s impossible to be precise on costs, which could be anywhere between £5,000 and £8,000; possibly a little bit more if the shapes are complex. As to how long you’ll need it, then once again it’s the proverbial piece of string.
Many scaffolding companies quote for a 10-week hire, which generally assumes that the scaffolding should be ready to come down by week 14. But if you have a sloping site and
you need a foot scaffold then it’ll be required a lot earlier.
Shop around. Companies starting up or going through a lean period might well be prepared to give a cheaper price. Always insist on hire and erect as the scaffolding companies have the necessary and relevant insurances.