Independent Tied Scaffold

dependent scaffold

A dependent scaffold has all the putlogs (board supports) resting on the brickwork,these are then built over as the building goes up, then removed and the “holes” filled in once the building is complete and the scaffold dismantled.

We do not use this type of scaffold any more as it tends to leave a poor finish to the brickwork.

Independent tied scaffold

This consists of two rows of standards with each row being joined together with ledgers. The ledgers support the transverse transoms. The scaffold is erected independent from the building but is tied to it at suitable intervals.