Need scaffolding for your detached house? Scaffolding costs for a detached house can vary according to many factors such as location, duration of hire and scaffolding height. But in general, scaffolding for a detached house costs between £800 and £2000. This article explains the cost factors involved so you can budget for your project.
Here are the key scaffolding cost factors for a detached house:
- Duration of Hire
- Ease of Scaffolding Erection
- Height, Length and Walking Levels
- Historic/Listed Properties
- Ease of Access and Public Access Restriction
- Scaffolding Access Type
- Ground Conditions
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Duration of Hire
How long you need the scaffolding for will be an important factor in how much your detached home scaffolding will cost. 6-8 weeks is standard for the scaffolding industry in the UK, but you may find that you need the scaffolding for a longer or shorter period. If this is the case, you will need to speak to your specific contractor, as their standard rates may switch to a daily rate for shorter or longer periods.
Where you are in the UK will also be important for determining the price. As expected, scaffolding rates vary across the UK, and so where you need scaffolding erected may be more or less expensive than the average.
For example, if you are in a major UK city, or in London for example, you should expect to pay more for scaffolding hire.
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Ease of Scaffolding Erection
If your detached house has particularly unique features, it can cost more to erect the scaffolding. This is because the scaffolding will have to be adapted to the building, and may take longer to erect than a more conventional house.
Height, Length and Walking Levels
Scaffolding costs will also vary depending on the height of the building and length of scaffolding required. This is because more materials and labour will often be needed to adequately scaffold a taller building and less for single storeys or bungalows, for example.
If the entire building needs to be scaffolded, it may also be the case that you require more walking levels for tradesmen to carry out the work, this will increase the cost simply because more materials will be used.
If your property is historic, it can cost more to erect the scaffolding. This is because the scaffolders may have to adapt the scaffolding to the requirements of your building. This is particularly the case for historic or listed properties, where you may need to consult an expert in order to ensure the building’s features are protected during the erection of the scaffolding. This may result in specialist protective equipment being used.
Ease of Access and Public Access Restriction
Scaffolders love buildings with easy access, where the job is straightforward and there are no restrictions on their standard method for assembling the scaffolding.
As such, if your detached home has restricted access and it makes it difficult for vehicles and scaffolders to erect the scaffolding, this will increase the cost. Similarly, if the scaffolding needs to be placed on a public pathway or will restrict public access in some way, the scaffolder will need to apply for a scaffolding license from the local council. This license can cost £200-£600 for the first month and can cost hundreds of pounds more for additional months, so this cost factor will need to be considered when budgeting.
Scaffolding Access Type
The access type required to get onto the scaffolding will also cause costs to vary. Depending on the nature of the project, staircases, ladder bays or external ladders may be needed. The complexity of access will, as a result, increase the amount of equipment needed and associated costs.
It is not unusual for scaffolding to be erected on ground that is not fit for purpose. This is particularly the case when a building is in construction, in rural environments where grass may surround the property, or simply when previously stable ground surrounding the building has worn over time.
As such, an adequate base will be needed in order for the scaffolding to meet regulations and act as a stable structure for work. This will increase the materials required.
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