Scaffolding Project Timeline

If you’re planning a scaffolding project, it’s a good idea to find out how long it will take. This information will help you to plan your project and schedule it for the best time.

Every project is different, so it’s hard to say for sure how long yours will take. But to give you a rough idea, we’ve put together a typical scaffolding project timeline.

How long will a scaffolding project take?

Research: 1 week

It’s a good idea to start your project by doing some research. Look into the different types of scaffolding you can get and try to work out which one would be best for your property. You don’t have to know for sure, but getting a rough idea will help you plan your project.

You’ll also need to research scaffolding companies in your area. Once you’ve found a few, get in touch with them and ask them for quotes. Then you can compare the prices they give you and work out which is the best deal.

We’d also recommend looking at customer reviews before you decide on the scaffolding company you’re going to use. This will help you work out the kind of work they do and if they’re the right company for you. Search online or take a look at their Quotatis profile page if you found them through our service.

Putting up scaffolding: 2 hours-1 day

How long your scaffolding will take to put up depends on how much of it there is and the type of property you have.

If you only need a small amount of scaffolding to create a bridge over a conservatory, this should take just a couple of hours to put up. Covering the entire side of house will take longer, usually 2-4 hours depending on the size of your house. Putting up scaffolding around a whole house will probably take around half a day if it’s semi-detached, or a whole day if it’s detached.

Taking down scaffolding: less than 1 day

Taking down scaffolding is usually a quicker job than putting it up. Expect the time it takes to dismantle your scaffolding to be the same amount of time it took to put it up, or less.

Total time: approx. 7 days

So your scaffolding project could take as little as 7 days to complete. However, remember that the size of your property and the number of professionals putting up your scaffolding will also affect the time it takes. Also, don’t forget to allow time for the job you need the scaffolding for in between putting it up and taking it down.

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