Scaffolding plays a vital role in the construction industry, when it comes to selecting a scaffolding company for your project, it is essential to choose one that is reliable, experienced, and committed to safety. In this blog, we will guide you through the process of how to choose the perfect scaffolding company for your project and what to look out for.
No matter what job you do, whether it’s painting a room, fixing a car or playing a game of golf, it’s always important to ensure you have the right equipment and this couldn’t be more true than when it comes to finding the right scaffolding company to take care of your next project. Whether you’re looking to redecorate, extend or install, it is of the utmost importance that the contractor you choose can be trusted to prioritise the safety of both you and your project.
Check Your Requirements
Every project is different and will require a specific set of skills and equipment, the same can be said for your scaffolding. Scaffolding isn’t a “one size fits all” and there are many different types of scaffolding suited to different construction projects. Take a look at their website and browse through the list of services they offer and compare this to what you are looking for. There’s no point in choosing a company who only offer residential scaffolding when you are in need of industrial scaffolding. No1 Scaffolding work in collaboration with our clients to ensure complete control over the design. Our clients find it helpful to see how the scaffolding will look before it is erected. If there is anything you aren’t happy with in the planning process, this can be explored and rectified with the team.
Do They Have a Portfolio?
As with any service, you will need to make sure that your chosen scaffolding company has the relevant industry experience to complete the job to the highest of standards. You can check your potential contractor’s website for a portfolio of project pictures or you can check their social media for posts which contain examples of their previous works or projects. This can be very telling on how a company operates. Social media allows a company highlight their capabilities and quality of their work. If a company doesn’t have any examples of their previous projects or any pictures, it is as they don't want to advertise it!
Working with scaffolding can be high risk and can consist of a variety of tasks. Every company should have the comprehensive training and safety qualifications. When choosing a scaffolding contractor, its important to check that the business has these qualifications. Being a ready member of a regulatory board signifies that they meet certain standards and adheres to professional ethics.
A reputable scaffolding company will readily provide this information, usually listed on their website, and have earned this through their ability to demonstrate a commitment to safety and high-quality practises. For example, No1 Scaffolding are fully qualified and hold certificates with CHAS, CISRS, CITB and approved by local council trading standards. Ensuring that our customers feel confident with our experienced team of scaffolders!
As with any service from any industry, it’s always advisable to check the company’s pricing before agreeing to hire them. No one wants to be confronted with a bill that far exceeds your expectations. Consider your budget and what you can expect to pay. Then, ask for initial quotes from a few companies to get an estimate. That way, you can then compare prices and filter out any that seem wildly expensive.
However, don’t just opt for the cheapest price without a second thought. Having this estimate in mind will also alert you to any pricings that are alarmingly low, which may be an indicator that a contractor is not going to perform to a high quality, which will just end up costing you more in the long run should things go wrong. It’s never a good idea to cut corners when safety and professionalism need to be a priority.
Reviews are a great way to see what real feedback their real customers have given them. Reviews provide proof that a business is trustworthy and credible. Seeing positive reviews from past customers can give you confidence in a company’s products or services when making purchase decisions. Reviews are also a great way to gather information about the quality, reliability, and performance of a product or service.
Contact the Team
Sometimes you can’t get a feel for a company over emails and so it is best to try and contact a member of the team directly. Speaking to a member of the business directly can help develop a good relationship with them which will work in your favour to should you choose to work with them again on future projects. Being able to easily contact a business’ customer team also gives a positive indication that they value their customers and their needs.
Have a project that requires scaffolding? Look no further than No1 Scaffolding Solutions! We offer a wide range of scaffolding services, including design, erection, dismantling and aftercare. Our team of experts are committed to providing you with safe, reliable and efficient services.
To get started, simply contact our dedicated team today. We'll be happy to answer any questions you have and to schedule a consultation.