Scaffolding Price Guide

When you’re looking to start a scaffolding project, it’s a good idea to know how much it’s going to cost. Especially as scaffolding work is often a part of a larger project, it’s important that the scaffolding doesn’t hold up the job. To help you get a handle on the costs of scaffolding, we’ve created this price guide.

General advice

Do your research

It’s vital that you do lots of research into your project before you start. What size of scaffolding do you need? When does it need to be installed by? Come up with answers to these questions as early as possible. Doing this will make sure that your scaffolding is correctly specified and arrives on time. It’ll also save you time and money, as you won’t waste time getting quotes for things that you don’t need.

Set a budget

Make sure that you come up with a budget and stick to it. This will help you work out what you can and can’t afford. In the context of a larger project, it’s vital to figure out how much will be allocated to scaffolding and other smaller parts of the job. If you don’t do this, it’s easy for the entire project to end up running over budget significantly.


Scaffolding prices can vary depending on the type of property that you have, and the kind of scaffolding that you require. Here are some general guide prices for kinds of scaffolding you might need:

Types of scaffolding Approx. cost
One side of house to gutter height £400-£800
Multiple sides of semi-detached house to gutter height £600-£1000
One side of house with multiple levels £750-£1200
Multiple sides of semi-detached house with multiple levels £1000-£1400
Bridge conservatory Add £250-£500
Wrap around a chimney Add £700-£900

Bear in mind that more complicated or larger scaffolding will add to the above prices.

If you’re trying to get the best price for your scaffolding job, always get a number of quotes. You can then compare them and pick the ideal pro for you.

This guide to scaffolding prices should give you a good idea of how much your project is likely to cost. If you’re struggling to find scaffolding pros in your area, just fill out our online form. We’ll match you with up to four trusted and local pros.