Scaffolding is carefully set up around the conservatory using aluminium beams that are used to create a platform that bridges over the roof. The work area is boarded around the edges to increase safety when working over a conservatory, and handrails are safely installed.
Scaffolding is pitched over conservatories for various reasons, such as accessing the property roof area, gutters, facias and soffit, and windows. Erecting a scaffolding system over a conservatory is a complicated task and will require you to use some specialised equipment to reduce the risk involved.
How to scaffold over a conservatory
The best way to scaffold over a conservatory is by using a tower bridge scaffold. You need two scaffold towers which are leaned against the wall to offer stable and sturdy support. The bridge, which also serves as the working platform, is made using alloy beams, which are put over the conservatory roof. The bridge should be fitted on the two towers based on the desired length. Once this is done, the floorboards and handrails should be fitted for additional safety.
How much does it cost to scaffold over a conservatory
The cost of erecting scaffolding for the conservatory is £900 per week. You will need to construct a scaffolding bridge over the conservatory.
Scaffolding Bridging over a conservatory
A bridging system is an access platform assembled to use when working over conservatories or when looking to access windows or gutters. After being assembled to the desired length, the bridge is lifted onto the supports, which are stabilised by leaning against the walls. The handrails and floorboards are the last to be fitted onto the structure.
An advantage of using the bridging system is that it is very lightweight and can easily be assembled by two people in fifteen minutes. With the platform having adjustable heights, it is flexible enough to work with various projects.
Can you stand on conservatory roof
It’s not advisable to stand on a conservatory roof because the main idea behind its construction is aesthetics. The roof is lightweight and unable to handle large weights therefore, standing on the roof will damage the roof if not breaking it completely. With the risk involved, hiring scaffolding for the job is safer rather than having to incur more unnecessary and avoidable repair expenses.
Can you use crawl boards on conservatories
Crawl boards can be used to provide easy access when working on conservatories or roofs. They are planks that have cleats that are spaced and secured to provide safe access to workers. However, they’re not meant to support equipment or heavy loads. Considering how risky it is to stand on a conservatory, it’s advisable for workers to use crawl boards instead.
Hiring a qualified professional for the job will ensure that all the safety precautionary measures are followed to the latter. With the right know-how, it’s easy to erect scaffolding over a conservatory and ensure that you have a safe and sturdy working platform.