Here are some of the questions our customers frequently ask us. We hope you’ll find what you’re looking for, but if you have a question that isn’t covered here, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

No project is too large or too small for us here at Towie Scaffolding: we have the expertise, capacity and qualifications to carry out any size of job.

Do I need to use scaffolding for my project or will ladders do instead?
For the majority of work taking place at height, it is generally safer to use scaffolding than ladders. This is because a scaffold erection will have a more stable base, which is constructed to sit flush to the floor. Propping a ladder against a wall is rarely a safe or reliable solution. Even where ladders can be used safely, it normally creates more work as you get a much smaller working area that you do with scaffolding.
Where do you work?
We are based in Sutton in Surrey and work throughout the surrounding areas, including Croydon, Epsom, Carshalton, Mitcham, Kingston upon Thames, Beckenham, Bromley, Surbiton, Chessington, Esher and Wimbledon. We also offer our scaffolding services in Kent and Greater London. We can travel further afield on request – please contact us for more details.
Do I need a permit for my scaffolding?
Scaffold erections don’t usually require a permit, unless the structure goes over any part of a footpath or road. If your scaffolding does require a permit, we can make all the necessary applications and arrangements for you.
Will scaffolding damage my garden or the ground around it?
We’ll always take great care to ensure our scaffolding doesn’t cause any damage to your land and property. We make every effort to protect your land but please discuss this with us as soon as possible if you have any concerns.
Can scaffolding be used on ground that is sloping or uneven?
Generally, yes. Ground that’s not completely even or flat doesn’t usually pose a problem. The scaffolding systems we use can integrate components to make sure any uneven ground doesn’t destabilise the scaffold. If you’re concerned about the ground on which you want scaffolding, just give us a call to discuss and we’ll be happy to advise you.
When does a scaffold have to be inspected?
It’s important that any scaffolding is inspected before each use, as well as in the following circumstances:

  • Where the scaffolding structure has had significant alterations made to it
  • After adverse weather, like strong winds, snow or heavy rain
  • At any time where there is any cause for concern about the safety of the scaffolding.
  • We would recommend one inspection every week to make sure your scaffolding is still safe. You can be sure that we will thoroughly and regularly inspect all our scaffolding.
Are you insured?

Yes. We have public liability insurance to the value of £10 million, giving you extra peace of mind that everything is covered.

Are your staff qualified and experienced?
Yes. Our team of scaffolding erectors all have CISRS cards, which prove that our employees have received formal training and have passed the relevant qualifications and assessments in the field of scaffolding. A CISRS card is your peace of mind that the scaffolding will be installed safely and efficiently.
How much do you charge?
Cost depends entirely on your requirements. We’re happy to provide a free, no-obligation quote or estimate on request, as well as giving you advice about the safest and most cost-effective scaffolding solution for you.

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Towie Scaffolding

Masons Bridge Road,



07904 404159


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