Whether you regularly use scaffolding or have never had a scaffold erected before, you’re bound to have some questions about our services. On this page, we have answered some of the most common questions our customers in Banstead, Brighton, East Grinstead and the surrounding areas ask, and we hope you’ll find the answers you need. As a customer focused scaffolding company, we are always happy to advise on individual projects and answer any queries about practicalities, services, our company or anything else. If we haven’t covered your question below, please don’t hesitate to get in touch and our friendly scaffolding contractors will give you the information you need.
No project is too big or too small for our skilled scaffolding erectors so, no matter your requirements, we’re bound to have the ideal solution.
Can I use ladders instead of scaffolding?
We strongly recommend using scaffolding when working at height as it is much safer than using ladders. This is because our scaffold erections have a stable base, sturdy construction and provide platforms for easier manoeuvrability and for placing tools or equipment. On the other hand, ladders lack safety and reliability and even where they are suitable, they provide a much smaller work area, requiring frequent repositioning and making work take longer to complete.
Do I need a permit for scaffolding?
Scaffolds within the boundary of your Crawley, Banstead, Brighton or East Grinstead property don’t require a permit, but if they go over a pavement or road, you will need to get a licence from the local council. As part of our services as a scaffolding company, when a licence is necessary, we apply and obtain it before erecting the scaffold, whether you need domestic scaffolding or commercial services.
Does the ground have to be flat for scaffolding?
Ground that is not completely even of flat is not a problem because our scaffolding contractors can integrate specialist components that ensure uneven ground does not cause destabilisation.
What are the inspection requirements for scaffolding?
By law, scaffolding erectors must inspect scaffolds at various intervals and in certain circumstances, including:
• Before first use
• Every 7 days while it’s up
• After any alterations, damage or extreme weather conditions
• Whenever there is a concern about safety
As a reputable scaffolding company, we undertake all necessary inspections and ensure your scaffold remains safe.
Are you insured?
Yes, TOWIE Scaffolding has public liability insurance up to £10 million, as well as employers’ liability insurance.
What qualifications do your staff have?
Our scaffolding erectors all have CISRS cards, which prove they have received formal training and have achieved relevant scaffolding qualifications. This includes CITB, SSSTS and SMSTS accreditations. Our team also boasts 40 years of combined industry experience.
Can I get a quote?
Yes. We are happy to provide a free, no-obligation quote on request, just get in touch. We tailor quotes to individual requirements and our scaffolding contractors can advise on the safest and most cost-effective options for your project in Banstead, Brighton, East Grinstead or any of the surrounding areas.