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
  • Baker’s scaffolding
  • Cantilever scaffolding
  • Frame scaffolding
  • Hanging or swing stage scaffolding
  • Pump jack scaffolding
  • Roll and fold 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.

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The General Activities No 3 and the Associated Direction No 6 declares the State of South Australia is subject to Level 3 modified restrictions. The Associated Direction comes into effect at 12.01am on Wednesday 28 July 2021.

Although Stay at Home restrictions are easing people who have been directed to self-quarantine are not released and must still complete their full 14 day quarantine unless instructed otherwise by an authorised officer.

The following density requirements apply to the conduct of defined public activities:
▪ Indoor or Outdoor Place- 1 person per 4 square metres
▪ Indoor Fitness Facility- 1 person per 8 square metres
People must use their best endeavours to implement physical distancing and remain 1.5m from people they do not know.
Note- The occupier/owner of a place must calculate the density requirements based on the space available for members of the public to use for the defined activity (not including bathrooms etc). Staff and staff areas are not calculated.

The following gathering provisions apply:
▪ Gathering/Function at a Relevant Licenced Premises (eg party)- 1 person per 4 sqm and the capacity is defined by the space.
▪ Gathering/Function at a Private Place- 10 people maximum, 1 person per 4 sqm.
▪ Private Residence- Limit of 10 people at a private residence (including people who ordinarily reside at a premises). Where the number of people who live at the residence exceeds 10 they are permitted. For example where 12 people live at house.
▪ Wedding or funeral at any place (excluding a residential premises)- 50 people and 1 person per 4 sqm. If at a residential premises 10 people only. If at licensed premises, governed by density requirements of 1 person per 4 sqm.
Note- Children and infants of any age are counted in the above gathering and density provisions.

➡ The following activities are restricted:
▪ Dancing- is not permitted unless by the bridal party at a wedding or at a fitness dance studio where alcohol is not served.
▪ Singing- is not permitted in enclosed, non-residential premises unless for the purposes of education, an individual lesson, the person is performing (including backup singers). Karaoke is not permitted.
▪ Shisha/Hookah is not permitted.
▪ Personal Care Services- including services at hairdressers, barbershops, beauty salons, nail salons and tattoo parlours, wellness centres, day spas and massage parlours, saunas and bathhouses are permitted but must wear a mask (except the person receiving the service if it would reasonably interfere with the provision of the service).
▪ Public Entertainment- including concert, live theatre or other live performance, cinema, galleries, museums, publicly accessible historic sites, zoos and other wildlife animal parks or any other place of entertainment that is open to members of the public are is permitted but masks must be worn indoors and density provisions must be followed.
▪ COVID Management Plan events (attendance of more than 1000 people) are permitted but outdoors only and the plan must be approved before the event takes place.
▪ Retail Services are permitted to open but must follow density restrictions and people must wear a mask when indoor public places and must QR code in.
▪ Casinos and Gaming rooms are permitted to open but subject to density, mask-wearing and physical distancing restrictions.

➡ Fitness and Sport
The following restrictions apply:
▪ Indoor fitness is restricted to 1 person per 8 sqm in the entire facility. This also applies to a single room or enclosed space
▪ Dancefloors in dance studios must also apply the 1 person per 8 sqm.
▪ Outdoor fitness is restricted to 1 person per 4 sqm.
▪ People must still remain physically distanced and separated.
▪ Employees are not counted in the density requirement.
▪ A person must wear a mask at an indoor public place (but this is not required when undertaking physical activity).
▪ No team, club and competition sports, except training or as part of a school curriculum and not involving interschool activities.
▪ A person must not attend fitness training, sports or sporting event as a spectator. One person is permitted to attend if they are required to be present as a caregiver for a participant.
Note- Indoor fitness facility means gymnasiums, health clubs, fitness centres, yoga, barre and spin facilities, dance and pilates studios and swimming pools (other than swimming pools being used for rehabilitation purposes authorised by a health or disability practitioner).

Food or beverages which are served for consumption at venues (including pubs, cafes, clubs, restaurants, wineries, etc.) can only consumed while seated (indoors or outdoors). Communal food and beverages are not permitted.

Masks must be worn in the following locations:
▪ passenger transport services
▪ shared indoor public places (not at indoor fitness facilities when undertaking exercise)
▪ personal care services
▪ health care services
▪ high risk settings
Note- the mask can be removed by a customer in personal care services or health care services when they are receiving the service if the mask would reasonably interfere with the provision of the service. Members of a bridal party can remove a mask during the wedding ceremony and photographs regardless of the venue.

▪ Members of the public must sign in using the approved COVID SAfe Check-In system when entering a relevant public place.
▪ The use of QR Codes are vital in stopping the spread of COVID-19 within the South Australian community.
▪ Members of the public are reminded that they are required under the Direction to ensure their details are captured by the relevant system.

Members of the public are reminded that other requirements in relation to COVID Management/Safe Plans, COVID Marshals, QR Codes and Physical Distancing still apply.

For all existing Directions, tables and frequently asked questions and other information can be found here:

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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.


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