How wide is a scaffold frame
Apr. 16, 2022

How wide is a scaffold frame

You use scaffolding in your work, otherwise you may need some additional information on scaffolding dimensions. This article is written for you.



The most common frame size is 5 foot wide and 5 foot tall, but a variety of other sizes are available depending on your needs. Scaffolds are usually erected dfferently, depending on the kind of work to be done, structure of the house among other aspects, As a result of this, scaffold frames also come in various sizes to suit different types of scaffolding. Frames / Main Walk Throu Frames and Ladder Frames / Standard End Frames.

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Depending on the setting of the wall rods and the load, the common open double-row scaffold has a horizontal distance of 3ft~5ft, the masonry scaffold has a step distance of 4ft~4''4', the decorative or masonry and decoration scaffold is generally 6ft, with a vertical distance of 4ft~6.7ft. The permissible erection height is 111ft~164ft. When set up in a single row, the horizontal distance of the rods is 4ft~5ft and the vertical distance of the rods is 4ft~5ft. ~The permissible erection height is 24m.

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The distance between frames is determined by the length of the cross braces, 7-foot and 10-foot being the most common and economical. longitudinal horizontal bars should be set on the inner side of the uprights, their length The longitudinal horizontal rod should be set on the inner side of the upright, its length should not be less than 3ft, and the longitudinal horizontal rod can be butt fastened or lapped. If butt fasteners are used, the butt fasteners should be staggered; if lap joints are used, the lap length should not be less than 3.2'' and 3 couplers should be set at equal intervals for fixing.

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Scaffolding Tips

The distance between frames is determined by the length of the cross braces, 7-foot and 10-foot being the most common and economical.

Buy adjusting screws and base plates for easy leveling on uneven ground.

Buy 8" casters if you plan to move the scaffolding.

Top the frames with three 7-foot planks and a guardrail system.

Don't be tempted to save money by using your own ordinary wood planks for the work surface; they aren't strong enough.

Measure to determine the ideal platform height for your job. Keep in mind that your working height is about aft to 6 foot above the scaffold planks.

Scaffold Frame will help you choose the correct size and style of scaffold for your task.

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Extension information

1、Scaffold Erection Requirements

Braced pole scaffolding should be erected to control the load used and erected firmly. When erecting, you should first set up a good shelf, so that the horizontal bar extends out of the wall, and then the diagonal bar will be propped up and pick out the horizontal bar connected firmly, and then set up the overhanging part, laying scaffold boards, the periphery should be set up with railings and blocking boards, the following support safety net, in order to ensure safety.


2、Setting of Couplers

According to the axis size of the building, set one every 20ft span (6m) in the horizontal direction. In the vertical direction, one should be set every 10~13'', and the points should be staggered to form a plum arrangement, and the method of erecting wall pieces is the same as that of floor scaffolding.


3、Vertical Control

When erecting, to strictly control the verticality of the sectional scaffolding, the permissible deviation of verticality.


4、Scaffolding Platforms/Decking laying

The bottom layer of the scaffold should be full of thick wooden scaffold boards, and the upper layers can be full of perforated light scaffold boards made of thin steel plates.


5、Safety Protection Working platform

Guardrails and foot stops should be provided on all levels of the scaffold.

The outside and bottom of the scaffold should be closed with close mesh safety netting and the necessary access should be maintained between the scaffold and the building.

The connection of the picket beam scaffold uprights to the picket beam (or longitudinal beam).

6'~7.8' long steel pipe should be welded on the picket beam (or longitudinal beam), whose outer diameter is 1.0~1.5mm smaller than the inner diameter of the scaffold uprights, connected with fasteners, while 1~2 sweeping rods are set up in the lower part of the uprights to ensure the stability of the shelf.


8、Steel brackets

Steel bracket welding should ensure that the weld height and quality meet the requirements.


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How wide is a scaffold frame