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Discussion in 'Building' started by eddieed, 11 Oct 2017.

  1. eddieed

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    Hi - I think I am going to be on here a lot over the next year.

    So I need to get some quotes for scaffolding. We are having a timberframe, the timberframe company will let us know what they want / need but the scaffolding company need to know all the lift heights we need (for all trades).

    Currently the main trades that will need the scaffolding I can think of are - builders for blockwork skin, renderers and roofers. Window installers will fit from inside, and may use existing scaffold to help if they need it.

    So do I need to give my lifts in milimeters or in floors. I think I need a first floor lift and roof height lift. Is this right, ignore the timberframe company at they moment I am getting their exact requirements. I am also speaking to my builder tonight but would like an idea of what I am talking about.

    Alternatively I can have the scaffold put in for the timberframe and roofers, then removed and reinstalled (or altered) for the blockwork and rendering.

    Thanks in advance
     
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    The builder ( project managers ? ) and the timber frame company should be discussing the project as to who does what and how they interact on site. That discussion will ( should ) produce a specification for the scaffolding needed.

    When my roof was re-thatched the thatching company used a scaffolding company they had worked with before. One site meeting before work started gave the scaffolders all the detailed information they needed. It was not necessary ( and probably un-advisable ) for me to be involved in that part of the project.
     
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  4. ^woody^

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    A timber fame what?

    Surely the framing contractor tells what they need, and the external cladding contractor tells you what they need.

    You don't want to be putting scaffold up and taking it down. For a house, it's 3 lifts maximum and a table lift if there are gables.
     
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  5. eddieed

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    That’s me, I think I’ll ask my architect / advisor to help with this one.

    The timber frame company provide a specification, that’s not my issue. I’ll speak to the Builder as well.
     
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    Sorry timber frame house. Ground and first floor with a single gable.

    There is also a single storey element, not sure how they get round that. I’ll speak to the main building contractor, thanks.
     
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    The first scaffold lift would do all of the ground floor and the single storey. The next lift would bridge over the single storey and just go around the house. Likewise the lift after that.

    Once the main roof is done and the scaffold around the main house dropped, but not the single storey, to allow the single storey roof to go on last.

    Your builder should really be organising the scaffold, else you may end up with delays as they wait for the scaffold to go up or come down. You will potentially pay for any delays depending on your contract.
     
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    If it's timber frame panels then the whole lot will go up at once, will all be pretty std heights all trades should be able to work off the same lifts. set it up for the framers and the rest will just muddle through, with hop-ups if necessary
     
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  10. eddieed

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    Thanks Chappers, have a sample design now from the framers. They will provide detailed design later, think I have enough to get me an estimate. Just need to measure the outside walls.
     
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