From a chimney repair to a complete house build
we are the wise choice
Stobbs Scaffolding is a family-owned business based in Truro.
We offer a fast, reliable and efficient service for the full range of scaffolding requirements.
Professionally trained, fully certified and appropriately insured our operating practices
adhereto the highest safety standards and legislative rules and guidelines.
0749 27 25 200
Call or email to request an estimate
Whether your are a home owner planning roof repairs of repainting the windows
or a local contractor building a 40 home development, Stobbs Scaffolding can provide the service you need.
Click here to send us an email or pick up the phone and call us to give us the details of your job.
We are happy to visit your site to discuss requirements and provide a specification and estimate.
0749 27 25 200
Is it an eagle or is it a budgie?
The Stobbs Scaffolding brand has been very well received since our launch in 2018.
Even the witty wise crack “Is it a budgie?” means that our site signs and vehicle livery is being noticed and remembered.
Our clients, the general public, our staff and associates have all made positive comments or compliments.
We are not like other scaffolding companies. Our flying owl symbolises how different we are.
0749 27 25 200
The Wise Guide
Wise clients want friendly, efficient, reliable service, best practice safety and security, the latest scaffolding equipment with the option of shrink wrapping, a clean and tidy site, a good clear plan and professional execution. They want COVID compliance. And of course, a fair price and full knowledge in advance of the final cost. They look for a complete and bespoke service that gives them everything they want.
What should I look for in a scaffolding company?
Look at the track record and customer testimonials, the management of the company, the approach to customer service and the quality of the operations. Make sure the company is accredited, carries insurance and applies best practice to health (COVID), safety and 24/7 security.
What are the industry certifications?
The main certification is based on the training courses provided by the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB). So, if your chosen scaffolding company is fully trained by CITB this means that they have the crew has an appropriate level of knowledge and expertise.
What about a scaffolding licence?
Every operator must have a highways licence issued by the local authority.
Should the contractor carry insurance?
Yes, the scaffolding company should carry public liability and buildings insurance.
Should I choose the cheapest quote?
Perhaps, but be careful. Make sure the estimate covers all the things you need. Check the small print. You might find there are some extras which are added at the end of the project. Make sure that the estimate covers the precise scope of work and duration you need.
Construction projects are allowed during COVID-19 lockdowns but there is a set of procedures for onsite workers. They must have daily temperature tests, maintain social distance and wear gloves. Scaffolding companies should follow these guidelines set out by the Construction Leadership Council.
How do I know if I really need scaffolding or not?
On small projects you may think that you can have full access by using ladders, ledges and rooftops. Think again. It is always worth getting advice and an estimate from a reliable scaffolding expert so that you can make an informed decision.
What happens if one of the scaffolders gets hurt?
There should always be more than one in the crew and all crews must be fully trained in first aid. The crew will tend to the crew member who is hurt and if necessary, call for backup. As a customer you are not liable for such accidents so long as you are using a reputable company.
What happens if the scaffolders
cause a nuisance on site?
If they are dirty, noisy or in other ways disrespectful you should contact the company and make a complaint.
What happens if the scaffolders
damage my property?
Make sure that the scaffolding contract includes a provision that any damage caused by the scaffolding is the responsibility of the company.
How about security?
Surely scaffolding is a gift to burglars!
Make sure that your property has good 24/7 security. Ideally the scaffolding company will install webcams and put up a sign to that effect. Also, consider shrink wrapping which doesn’t allow opportunists to enter the scaffolding. You can also arrange for the scaffolding to be alarmed.
Will the scaffolding affect my house insurance?
It is best to check with your insurer. Most house insurers cover you as normal during the time you have scaffolding at your home. In any event you need to make sure all upstairs windows are locked and that you put any valuables out of sight as scaffolding makes the upper floors more accessible than they are normally.
I’ve got a business onsite;
the scaffolding could affect my trade!
All the more reason to plan the project carefully with a proactive scaffolding team. There are ways to mitigate any interruptions to trade and customer traffic. A good, clean professional site installation with shrink wrapping, graphics and signage all help to maintain a professional presence. In fact, if you choose shrink wrapping you could use the wrapping as a giant billboard to promote your business.
What is street works registration?
If the scaffolding company has this registration it means that the scaffolder can arrange a permit if the scaffolding encroaches on local authority land, such as a pavement or car park.
What paperwork is required?
Risk & Method statements, CADs drawing and TG20:13 and SG4:15 compliance sheets. These cover the safety aspects of the scaffolding project.
What is an RCO?
A Regional Compliance Officer, who may make inspections of your site to ensure it is compliant.
What is ‘Scafftag’?
Scafftag systems are designed to clearly show users and inspectors the current safety status of equipment and shows if it has been inspected, whether an inspection is due, or whether it is unfit for use.
What about safety netting?
Safety nets are used in a wide variety of applications such as roofing or floor installation where there is a risk to personnel, but other forms of protection prove impractical.
What is the normal process?
You will want your tenderers to visit your site to survey it, agree the brief and scope of work. The tenderers then prepare 3D design and a detailed proposal with all items listed and costed. The scaffolding plan should include RAMS submissions (Risk Assessment Method Statements) and a detailed scaffold plan, as well as a thorough risk management checklist.
There should be a dedicated supervisor assigned to your project. When the crew starts on site there should be a ‘Tool Box Talk’ (a site safety briefing) and when the scaffolding is erected the contractor should issue a handover certificate.
During the project there should be regular (daily or weekly) checks and maintenance to ensure that, for example, all platforms are fully boarded and the scaffolding is not overloaded.
Finally, when the scaffolding is dismantled, any loose items, such as bricks, tiles and paint boxes should be removed and any affected areas touched up.
What happens if the scaffolders
don’t perform in any way?
You should contact the office and make your complaint. If it’s a responsible contractor they should sort out the problem. If they don’t rectify the situation and the company is a member of trade body you may have redress. You should check the contract you have with the company and if they continue to ignore your complaint you should withhold final payment.
What are the normal stage payments?
When you agree the contract it is normal to pay 50% in advance and the balance on satisfactory completion of the project (ie when the contract has removed the scaffolding and left your site in a tidy condition).
The wise checklist
• best practice health, safety and 24/7 security
• fully insured and certified
• bespoke planning and site care
• professional delivery, installation and removal
• friendly, personal and responsive customer service
• a fair budget and a known final cost
So, if you have a commercial or home project that needs scaffolding, we’re fully qualified, resourced and ready to give you the best service, recognised by our many wise customers. In fact, most of our customers choose us through recommendation and because they know that Stobbs Scaffolding answers all their needs.
They say it pays to make the right decision.
“The estimate from Stobbs Scaffolding
includes all the extras.”
Homeowner, St Ives.
“They’re very reliable and professional.
I’d recommend them.”
“They planned the job carefully
and managed the site really well.”
Property co, Plymouth.
Stobbs Scaffolding customers include property maintenance and refurbishment companies, house and extensions builders, chimney repairers, painters and decorators, property developers, homeowners, landlords and freeholders, marinas, shipyards and yacht service companies. We are able to apply scaffolding to any structure by using our bespoke method.”
Get wise to shrink wrapping
Why not ask about shrink wrapping? It’s our new, elegant and tidy way to protect your site from the weather and increase security. If you are running a company at the site you can add giant graphics promoting your business.
A family business
Stobbs Scaffolding is owned and managed by the Stobbs family and applies family values to the way we run our business. Wise customers benefit from this approach. It means sensitivity to customers’ needs, personal service, accountability and responsibility.