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Choosing a Scaffolding Pattern

Scaffolding comes in a variety of patterns and sizes for a variety of applications. Below is a breakdown of our nomenclature, how we call our frames and what the terms mean. This is intended to give a person unfamiliar with scaffolding an idea of what frame they may need to suite their purpose.

Ladder Frame Scaffolding

A ladder frame is just that, a scaffolding frame built to be used like a ladder. We have them available in sections 5′ wide and either 5′ or 6’4″ tall. One vertical half of these frames consists of a ladder-rung pattern, while the other half is mostly open space, none except the lowest rungs which extend all the way across the frame, as opposed to just half way. This area can be stepped through at height when navigating between sections. Although these scaffold frames have great climbability and are the best all-purpose frames, the impediment of having to step over their bottom rungs can be a reason someone might use the following frame on a larger job.

Walkthrough Scaffolding

As the name implies, walkthrough scaffolding is built to be able to walk through. These scaffold frames are┬áconstructed in the form of a rectangular archway. When a platform is built underneath these frames along several sections of scaffolding, an unimpeded walkway is formed because of the archway construction. This scaffolding is a favorite of brick masons, and it’s benefits include the unimpeded work area they enjoy so much. Because there are no ladder rungs, however, these frames must be used in accompaniment with some sort of alternate climbing device; this could be our bolt-on external ladders, internal stair cases, or some other legal method.

Walkthrough Built-in Ladder

This is the do-it-all scaffolding frame, it is a hybrid of the walkthrough frame and the ladder frame. Built like the walkthrough frame, a ladder is added in one of the frames top corners extending below halfway down the frame. This allows for the unimpeded walkway of a walkthrough frame with good climbability with no external attachments.