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Scaffolding Costs – Essential Information to Get a Good Quote

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There are times when standing on a chair or hanging out a window aren't quite enough to get to those difficult-to-reach places. Whether you're having some building work done or the exterior of your home's being painted, scaffolding it often required.

Though some decorators and roofers provide their own access towers, these small frames don't offer the flexibility many contractors need. This means it's a good idea to head to a site like South Coast Scaffolding and investigate scaffold hire prices.

What is Scaffolding? Scaffolding is a flexible system of steel poles and walking boards that allow tradesmen to work safely, at height, around a building. It's often used outside, but can also be useful for interiors; when trying to access vaulted ceilings, for example.

Cost Variables

As you might imagine, there are many factors affecting scaffolding prices. distance from central Dunedin can have a big effect on the final price, whilst height, flexibility and access considerations will also be reflected in the quote.

Length of Hire

Location can have an effect on the price, for example, out of town work may incur accommodation costs and extra travel costs.


Location can have a huge effect on the price, with outer areas of Otago being almost three times more expensive than Dunedin.

Number of Walking Levels

The more walking levels you require, the more expensive scaffolding will become. If you're just working on a chimney or roof, you'll probably only need one access and walking level. However, if you're having your house painted, two or more walkways will probably be needed.

Restriction of Public Access

We take care of all public access issues that may arise

Special Requirements

The easiest way to build scaffolding is to go straight up from a flat footing located on private land. However, there are times when special requirements are needed. These include having to bridge a gap over a driveway, conservatory or pathway. It's not hard to do when you've got specialist equipment.

Ease of Access

Another important aspect of scaffolding hire costs is how accessible a building site is. For situations where we can erect the frame quickly and simply, costs are straight forward. However, if there's no access to a side passage, for example, and everything has to be carried through the house, the entire project will may be effected.

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