An independent tied scaffold consists of two rows of standards, each row parallel to the building. The inner row is set as close to the building as practical, with just enough room to allow for one or more inside board, depending on your needs, between the inside standards and the building. The distance between the inside standards and the outside standards will be determined by the number of boards required.
Ledgers are fixed to the standards using right-hand couplers and the ledgers, like the standards, are fixed parallel to the building. Transoms are fixed to the standards (where possible) using right-hand couplers or to the ledgers using single couplers. Braces are fixed diagonally to the ledgers or standards. Sway bracing or longitudinal bracing is fixed to the standards across the face of the scaffold.
The spacing of the standards to form the bay length depends on the height and loading of the scaffold. The spacing of the ledgers or the lift height is normally 2 metres but in certain circumstances lifts may be greater, provided the standards are capable of supporting the load.
There are various types of independent scaffolds which are used for different purposes. Please contact so we can discuss your needs further.