Choosing the right scaffolding contractor for your construction project is crucial to ensuring your work is delivered safely, on time, and to budget, but with so many to choose from, where do you start and what should you be looking for? We’ve put together a few suggestions of things you should check before employing a contractor, to help you mitigate the risks.
Check their experience
An established scaffolding company will have extensive knowledge that comes with many years of experience in the industry. Take a look at their past projects and previous and existing clients. If they have worked with reputable businesses that is a good sign of the quality of their work. At Coventry we have worked on some of London’s most iconic buildings such as Harrods, the Tower of London and many of the museums and galleries. We were the first scaffolding company to receive the Royal Warrant to Her Majesty the Queen and have provided access for many of the Royal residences, including Buckingham Palace, Windsor Castle and St James’s Palace.
Do they hold professional memberships?
Accreditations and memberships can set a scaffolding company apart from the crowd, demonstrating their quality, professionalism and commitment to health and safety. At Coventry Scaffolding we are one of the longest-standing members of the National Association of Scaffolding Contractors. NASC Members are strictly audited to ensure they meet the highest possible standards, which is recognised by construction industry leaders across the UK, many of whom will only work with NASC-accredited organisations.
Are they transparent about their costs?
A good scaffolding company will be upfront about costs and provide clients with a detailed quote at the outset. Remember that opting for scaffolders with the cheapest price is not always the best idea. You should consider what is included in the quote and the company’s reputation for safety and quality. If the job is done poorly you may need to spend more money to resolve any mistakes.
Can they deliver to your timeframe?
Many construction projects have strict deadlines so it’s important to find out how long the scaffolding will take to erect and if this fits the timeframe for your project. A reputable scaffolding contractor will be honest about the timescales and will keep you informed if any unforeseeable circumstances arise that might cause a delay, so that you can keep your clients up to date.
Here at Coventry Scaffolding, we have built an unrivalled reputation for quality, safety and professionalism in the scaffolding industry over the past 70 years. You can rest assured that we provide the top access solutions to deliver your project on time and budget, to the highest standards. Take a look at some of our work and get in touch to find out how we can help you make the right decision today.