Date 2018-11-22 21:34:32

“What is a scaffold?” is a common question most people who encounter this equipment ask, therefore let us clear it out for you shall we? A scaffold is a temporary structure that is erected to support access or working platforms. An example would be when you would want to clean/maintain a ceiling with height of a 60ft, you would use a scaffold as there would be no other way to reach that height. Scaffolds have a wide array of applications, however its most common use is the maintenance of high ceilings and other places where ladders wouldn\'t be able to reach. Scaffoldings are preferred in construction sites as well as other places such as malls and offices as there are the most inexpensive equipment when it comes to reaching heights, the only other options being scissor lifts, mechanical cranes.

There are a different materials that scaffoldings are made up of, these are:
1. Aluminium 2. Steel

Each has a different advantage of its own, however recently there has been an increase in demand for aluminium scaffolds primarily the reason being as they are extremely light in weight while still being sturdy. At FIRMA\'S we have years of experience in aluminium scaffolds and primarily deal with a variety of scaffolds manufactured in aluminium. There are advantages and disadvantages for each of these materials.

1.ALUMINIUM SCAFFOLDS: These are one of the most commonly used scaffolds and for a very good reason as well. Aluminium scaffolds are light in weight and extremely durable. This material allows for the easy assembly of the scaffold without compromising the quality of the product, making it an extremely favourable choice. Furthermore the product has a long life for two reasons, one is that it doesn’t catch rust and secondly all the parts in the aluminium scaffold are replaceable with minimum cost, allowing for the product to be in use for a much longer time.

2.STEEL SCAFFOLDS: Steel scaffolds are extremely robust and sturdy. They are able to stay standing even when there are extremely strong winds, making them good for uses when the scaffold doesn’t have to be moved around. The reason for this is as steel scaffolds are extremely heavy making it difficult to assemble as well as dismantle and transport. Furthermore, steel also catches rust very easily, thus leading to a decrease in quality throughout the years.