Which Scaffolding Is Suitable For Stone Masonry?

Depending on whether you’re working on brick masonry, stone masonry, or any other material, different types of steel scaffolding solutions may be appropriate for your project. Scaffold safety starts by choosing the right type of scaffold for your job.

Working on stone masonry? Not sure which type of scaffold you should be choosing? In this guide, we’ll discuss a few of the common types of scaffolding, and which ones are the right choice for working on stone masonry. Let’s begin.

Understanding The Best Types Of Scaffolding For Stone Masonry

Suspended scaffolding is typically not the right choice for stone masonry projects, unless they are taking place at heights where building a self-supported scaffold would be impractical. Trestle scaffolding is also not typically appropriate, due to the low maximum height of a trestle scaffold.

Brick layer’s scaffolding, also known as single scaffolding, is also not appropriate for stone masonry, as it requires the use of large put logs, which are difficult to place in hard stone masonry.

Cantilever scaffolding can be used, in some cases. This type of scaffolding uses a series of “needles” to support scaffolding and a working platform, and it’s ideal for use if it is impractical to build a free-standing scaffold due to the height of a building. This is also sometimes called “needle scaffolding.”  However, cantilever scaffolding can be very difficult to set up, and is unnecessary for most smaller-scale projects.

So, what’s the best type of scaffolding for stone masonry? Double scaffolding – which, coincidentally, is often also known as “Mason’s Scaffolding.” This type of scaffold is simple to understand, and very effective.

Double scaffolding uses two rows of scaffolding for additional strength. Holes in the wall are made, and two rows of scaffolding are built – one that’s 20 – 30 centimetres away from the wall, and one that is 1 metre away from the first row. Then, small putlogs are placed parallel to the wall, and supported by both frames. This is in contrast to single scaffolding – in which putlogs are placed directly into holes in the wall. Instead, they are supported directly by the scaffolding itself. Other supports, such as rakes and cross braces, are also typically used to lend extra strength and support to these steel tubes.

Because of its design, double scaffolding is very strong, and it’s very easy to place, even in a hard masonry surface. This makes it perfect for use on just about every stone masonry project.

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