Commercial Scaffolding in Dartford
Our team here at
Millennium Scaffolding & Cradles Ltd provide scaffolding design and erection services for commercial customers in Dartford and the surrounding areas. We can work onsite alongside bricklayers, roofing contractors, joiners and labourers to complete the job. Offering scaffolding services to both contracting companies and individual commercial properties, our team deliver safe and reliable results every time. It is our priority to make sure that all employees, clients and members of the public are in a position of safety when near or using the scaffolding, which is why we install all scaffolding in compliance with health and safety standards. When carrying out a construction project you will find that scaffolding is usually an integral part of it, as it is usually required to support heavy building loads, people and allow you to reach certain heights. We have a wide range of heavy duty scaffolding materials available to create durable and reliable structures. Types of Scaffolding
You may not be aware of it, but there are many different types of scaffolding available for different purposes. Some scaffolding is built to support heavy construction materials including bricks and concrete, whereas scaffolding may just be required to protect passers-by and the public from the construction work. Traditionally, scaffolding was made from pre-cut lumber and wood, however in the recent years, aluminium and steel have become more affordable and readily available. The most popular types of scaffolding are:
Wooden & Bamboo Tube & Clip Single Pole Models Rolling Scaffolding Cantilever Staircase Tower Frame & Brace Suspended Mast Climbing Systems Cuplock Shoring Design and Installation
We provide a complete design and installation service of scaffolding to any type of building, whether it is agricultural, residential, commercial or domestic. Scaffolding creates multiple raised platforms to enable users to carry out erection, maintenance, construction, repairs, and inspections. To create a scaffolding design there are many things we need to know to create an accurate plan, including:
The location of the site The project deadline What you will use the scaffold for Amount of boarded lifts Any necessary ladder bays The condition of the ground Maximum working loads Will you require netting, sheeting or brick guards? Any other restrictions
The installation process involves fitting all the components including the tube, fittings and boards safely and efficiently. Commercial clients we have designed and installed structures for are trade suppliers, builders and developers, and we have gained an excellent reputation for keeping to deadlines.
Benefits of Scaffolding
There are many benefits of using scaffolding in construction, although you may think that just a ladder will be suitable. It can be essential for a safe working environment as it can prevent accidents from occurring and ensure that your project is being carried out in compliance with the industrial standards and protection measures. It is a more effective and safer option when accessing high-level areas, for example on multi-storey buildings and large apartment blocks, allowing you to carry out work with ease. Scaffolding is found to be most useful for carrying out building maintenance, structural repairs, civil engineering projects, external painting and window cleaning. As a stable working platform above ground level, scaffolding can be used as a temporary roof, storage shed, ramp or walkway.
There are many potential risks associated with the use of scaffolding, which is why it is important that we carry out detailed risk assessments to ensure that it is safe to use and walk beneath. The most common hazard is a fall from elevation, which is why fall protection and fall arrest systems should be in place at all times, for example, a guardrail. Another risk associated with scaffolding is bad planking, if the lumber slips off or breaks due to it being low quality. Excessive overhang is also a common cause of workers falling from the structure. People on lower levels are at risk of being hit by debris or tools that have fallen or been dropped, which is why we ensure that there are guard rails in place to prevent this from happening. After we have installed scaffolding to your property, we carry out risk assessments to ensure that it complies with all health and safety regulations and
laws and it is as safe to use as possible. Cradles
Cradles are suspended platform solutions that are used to allow cladding and sheeting to be carried out to upper levels of a buildings facade. They are hung from cables and are created from deck units, headgear and winches. They do not create any obstruction below them, as opposed to scaffolding, which makes them a better option for if the building is in a highly populated pedestrian area. They are often used for installation and cleaning work on the exterior of a building's structure, and they should always be used with the necessary safety equipment including hard hats, foot protection and safety jackets.
Working in Dartford
Dartford is a large town in Kent that is home to many places to visit including
The Orchards Shopping Centre and the Stephen Oliver Studio and Gallery. Central Park and the Central Park arena lie in the centre of Dartford, where the Dartford Harriers Athletics Club play. The park has the River Darent running through it, and Dartford also has Brooklands Lake on the outskirts. Whilst in the area you can also visit the Dartford Borough Museum, The Orchard Theatre or The Malt Shovel pub. Get in Touch
If you require commercial scaffolding or would like to find out more about our services,
get in touch with us today or take a look at some of our recent work.
Tel: 020 8858 9494 Mob: / 07956 469496 07961 188396 Email: