System Scaffolding | HAKI Stairs
In its beginnings Sky Scaffolding used traditional tube and fitting scaffolding almost entirely, but after roughly 10 years of trading we started to see the attraction of system scaffolding. We tried various system scaffolding types (Kwikform / Kwikstage scaffolding; Cuplok / Cuplock scaffolding; HAKI; to name a few) but we found that none delivered the entire package.
We were approached by Layher who wanted to demonstrate the significant improvements their Layher Allround Scaffolding system had over any other on the market, and were immediately impressed by the speed and versatility offered by the Layher system.
Sky now work hand-in-hand with Layher to develop scaffold designs to best suit or customer requirements, and have access to material stocks to suit projects of great scale.
System Scaffolding Advantages
Scaffolding erection times cut by up to a factor of 4
No protruding tubes for a better and safer finish
Significantly lighter structure for reduced leg loads
Considerably improved load bearing capability
December 2016 Visit to Layher HQ in Germany
December 2016, Sky Scaffolding management meet Layher owners Georg Layher and Carolin Langer, and take a tour of the production factories in Güglingem, close to Stuttgart, Germany.
Our tour allowed us to see all stages of the production process, from raw material pressing and forming, through to galvanization and packing. We saw how raw materials were assessed, and witnessed the destructive testing of key components like screw jacks and standards.
At every stage of the production process, it was clear that delivering a product of the highest quality possible was Layher’s prime focus. This gives us great peace of mind: it underpins the safety and long-term performance of all our scaffolds.
What is System Scaffolding?
A system scaffolding structure is essentially a frame structure that has evolved from the general principles of tube and fitting scaffolding, but utilises a specialised modular connection. The major difference between tube and fitting and system scaffolds is the connection between the uprights (or “standards”), the horizontal members (or “transoms and ledgers”), and the diagonal members (or “braces”). The connection between the various members normally consists a specially designed mouth piece at the ends of the horizontal and diagonal tube members and a rosette device at regular spacing up the standard, or other similar modular connection.
The main advantage of system scaffolds over traditional tube and fitting scaffolds is that the erection speed is greatly increased; it’s not unusual for a system scaffold structure to be put up in a quarter of the time of a similar size traditional tube and fitting scaffold structure.