The high flying world of scaffolding

I am sure that at some point you have been driving around your local area and you have come across some scaffolding that has been erected by a professional Scaffolding Essex company for one purpose of another. But, you have probably not given it any more attention.

Well, now is your chance to find out about some of the interesting facts in the high flying world of scaffolding.

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  • Is thought that scaffolding first originated in North Africa or China where bamboo and other other wood materials would have been used to create scaffolding-like constructions to enable people to erect buildings and create other masterpieces. Including the Great Wall of China that was constructed with the use of bamboo scaffolds.
  • Up until the early part of the 20th Century all scaffolding was erected using wood. It was as a result of a shortage in wood supply that companies started to look for alternative materials to use and metal then became the preferred choice.

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  • Scaffolding is used not only in the construction of buildings but in the creation of artwork. The most notable being the scaffolding that was used by Michelangelo whilst he painted the Sistine Chapel.
  • It is the criss cross maze of pipework that gives scaffolding its sturdy structure.

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