Scaffold Info

Northern Adelaide, the Fleurieush Peninsula and Victor Harbor Scaffolding, also called scaffold or staging, is a temporary structure used to support a work crew and materials to aid in the construction, maintenance and repair of buildings, bridges and all other man-made structures. Scaffolds are widely used on site to get access to heights and areas that would be otherwise hard to get to. Scaffolding is also used in adapted forms for formwork and shoring, grandstand seating, concert stages, access/viewing towers, exhibition stands, ski ramps, half pipes and art projects.

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Different types of scaffolding have various functions. There are two main characteristics of scaffolding. First, supported types use a system of frames, poles and planks from the base up, with the ground serving as the foundation.Supported varieties are very common and considered the easiest, cheapest, most convenient and safest way to erect scaffolding. They accommodate multiple tiers from which workers can perform their duties. As supported types scale up, the frames and planks connect by bolts and couplers or from steel tubes held in place by clamps. Hanging brackets connect different levels of scaffolding.The precise names and terminology used to describe scaffolding types and terminology may differ from Northern Adelaide to the Fleurieu Peninsula to Victor Harbor! Types of scaffolding refer to the interaction between an existing building or structure, the weight supported and the construction.In Northern Adelaide, the Fleurieu Peninsula and Victor Harbor, the scaffolding we can supply:
  • Independent or birdcage scaffolding
  • Single pole scaffolding
  • Kwik Stage scaffolding
  • Cantilever scaffolding
  • Aluminium scaffolding
  • Mobile scaffolding
  • Tube and clamp scaffolding
  • Hanging bracket scaffolding
  • Bridging scaffolding
  • Staging and lighting scaffolding
  • Roofing scaffolding


While scaffolding appears to be a relatively straightforward structure, its safe construction and use often relies on sophisticated engineering and interaction of multiple forces. Important specifications of scaffolding include:
  • Safety load specifications
  • Maximum bay lengths, lift heights, leg loads and tie spacing (horizontal, vertical and tie duty)
  • Platform boarding arrangement
  • Information of additional elements
  • All detail pertinent to the design, installation and use of the scaffolding


Scaffolding is a network of support frames and planks connected by joints that is temporarily erected to provide workers and their equipment access to the sides of buildings, interior walls and ceilings. Standard scaffolding is built modularly and for easy transport to multiple locations from our Northern Adelaide, the Fleurieu Peninsula and Victor Harbor sites.It is utilised in adjusted forms for grandstand seating, exhibition stands, film sets, sporting events and formwork and shoring.The purpose of scaffolding remains the same throughout history: provide laborers access to perform work in an area too high to reach. However, the technology has changed.Standards for safety, improved materials and stronger designs emerged in the early 20th century, significantly improving dangerous working conditions.Advances in metallurgy in the first part of the 20th century introduced tubular steel water pipes in place of timber poles, helping to standardize dimensions and improve structural stability.For the modern history…Daniel Palmer Jones and David Henry Jones led the revolution in scaffolding construction. Several scaffold components developed then are still in prominent use today.Their “Universal Coupler” which allowed for the construction of scaffolding without using rope, debuted in 1919 and quickly became an industry standard. Diagonal bracings began to appear in scaffolding around the middle of the century, further improving stability, particularly in scaffolding used on tall buildings.


The use and application of scaffolding are vast and diverse, matching numerous work purposes. Various uses throughout Northern Adelaide, the Fleurieu Peninsula and Victor Harbor building and job sites include:
  • Initial construction of a building
  • Renovation work to exterior walls, interior walls and ceilings
  • Roofing installation, upgrade and repair
  • Restoration work on historic buildings and art or sculptures attached
  • Window washing
  • Window replacements
  • Siding work
  • Painting and sealing


General construction, interior and exterior painting, window washing and roofing are normal applications of scaffolding solutions today. Selection criteria in these areas are based on varying degrees of uniqueness needed for each job. For example, roofing scaffolding requires the necessary scaffolding functions of performing roof work safely.However, particular climates and work environments narrow the choices. This concept applies to all applications of scaffolding.  An expert understanding of scaffolding is necessary as additional features are evaluated for proper selection – Talk to us.


Examples of climate and environment considerations are as follows:
  • Freezing temperatures – platform materials that are less slick under icy conditions
  • Storms – climates with high chance of lightning should use less metal materials
  • High Wind –  requires extra safety harnessing options
We prescribe that all scaffolding systems be erected, inspected and taken down via our services.   We are your trained scaffolding contractor and designer.

Scaffold Solutions to Builders & Trades Across South Australia

We work with many building, trades and construction companies in Northern Adelaide, the Fleurieu Peninsula and Victor Harbor for their building projects. We deliver, install, erect and dismantle scaffolding for Northern and Southern Adelaide building projects including the Fleurieu Peninsula and Yorke Peninsula.

If you’re in Northern Adelaide, Southern Adelaide, the Fleurieu Peninsula or Victor Harbour wanting a scaffolding or hoarding solution, please contact us for quote and service.

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Why choose us for Scaffolding in Northern or Southern Adelaide?

Hillsley Scaffolding aims to create and foster strong relationship with our clients in Northern Adelaide, the Fleurieu Peninsula and Victor Harbor. We endeavor to supply the very best scaffolding service in Northern Adelaide, the Fleurieu Peninsula and Victor Harbor.

Professional and Responsible

Hillsley scaffolding aspires to work in a safe, scheduled and efficient manner which enables all our clients to be confident that all our scaffolding and contracting tasks will be thoroughly planned and achieved on time. We deliver and erect scaffolding for you in Northern Adelaide, the Fleurieu Peninsula and Victor Harbor.

Projects Completed On Time

We work to deadlines so that you can. Once we have your booking, the time and date specified is linked-in. We arrive and erect scaffolding with speed and experience to ensure you can start your Northern Adelaide, the Fleurieu Peninsula and Victor Harbor project as planned.

Always Available

Construction happens 7 days a week. If you need scaffolding in Northern Adelaide, the Fleurieu Peninsula or Victor Harbor urgently before Monday, then we can help at short notice. Even emergency scaffolding for safety and barriers we can facilitate.

About us

Hillsley Scaffolding is South Australia's leading scaffolding company with depots in Lonsdale South Adelaide, Dry Creek North Adelaide and Moonta on the Yorke Peninsula. Since launching as a scaffold business in 2000, we hire, delivery and assemble all levels of scaffolding for Builders, Trades, Construction Firms and DIY Renovators.


City & South Adelaide to Fleurieu Peninsula
Dry Creek
City & North Adelaide to Barossa Valley
All of Yorke Peninsula