Tubes are essential for constructing metal scaffolding

If your circumstances demand people that excel in tube drilling, you have come to the right place. We have been offering this service and various others for years. In other words, we have a vast amount of valuable experience. You can use our services to adapt tubing so it is useful in a myriad of functions.

Moving to metal

scaffoldingOne of the primary applications of metal tubing is using them to form scaffolding. Until 1922, wooden scaffold was the norm. However, metals began to push the wooden poles out and replace them. These days, metal scaffolds are the standard.

Tube scaffolding specifically has been a vital part of the construction industry since the 1950s. It’s a lightweight option but it does not undermine the strength. Not to mention, this type of scaffold is easy to assemble. It does not take much time as a result. Typically, most tubing used for this application is steel. However, aluminium is also a possibility.

Something the steel scaffolding has is considerable durability and strength. Concurrently, it has a level of elasticity that helps to prevent cracks. This kind of tube is able to support weighty loads. Furthermore, workers can take advantage of it to shift heavy supplies and equipment. For taller constructs, steel is mandatory. This is because the actual weight of the scaffolding requires higher structural strength. If the conditions are less demanding, you can use aluminium tubing.

Holding the tubes together

tube drillingAs for holding the tubes together, you will need couplers. They come in three elementary variations. These include swivel, putlog, and right-angle couplers. In addition, you can use sleeve couplers or joint pins to unite tubes end-to-end when it is a necessity.

Your tubes may not currently be suitable for scaffolding. If they aren’t, we can use tube drilling or another technique to alter them. This can drill holes in the right locations so you can secure them together.

The various types of metal scaffolding

It is possible for you to use the metal scaffolding for repairs, maintenance, and construction. Another thing it does is enable workers to reach remote and high parts of structures. Depending on the project, the scaffold can come in a plethora of forms. They are:

  • Supported – This is the most recurring form. You construct it from the ground up. It is common to see it at construction sites. Moreover, it is the most cost effective and convenient, safest, and easiest type to use. You have the option to add extra support if you must transport heavy loads or if there is a particularly high structure.
  • Suspended – As the name states, this type is usually suspended from a building’s roof. This is a decent option for scenarios where you can’t erect a base. The access requirements might be restricted to the higher levels too. As a result, construction from the ground up would not be practical.
  • Rolling – This has structural similarities to the supported variety. The difference here is you use castor wheels for mobility instead of using a stable base. What this does is give you a decent option if you must perform work over the building’s length. It is crucial to lock the wheels when materials or workers are on the scaffolding. This guarantees the safety of everyone in the vicinity.

See for yourself what our tube drilling can do

At Multiform Tubes, we make certain that we check the quality of the tubing. We do this to ensure maximum life, strength, and durability. We set very high standards and always strive to make sure each customer is happy.

With precise tube drilling we can produce some remarkable results. If you would like to see them for yourself, please get in touch.