Refurbishment and renovation projects require a little boost when it comes to doing work at high elevations. This is where scaffolding comes in handy. Our team at Layher has been involved in a number of these projects, and we put together this guide to help describe some of the benefits of scaffolding in refurbishment, demolition, and renovation projects.

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How Scaffolding Helps in Refurbishment and Renovation

A lot of refurbishment and renovation projects require safely doing work at higher elevations. A ladder can only do so much, and it has some major drawbacks. For that reason, most people opt for scaffolding.


Scaffolding is a temporary structure that you can set up almost anywhere. Your workers will work directly on the scaffolding and do their jobs safer.


You’ll usually see dozens of platforms wrapped around a building as it’s going through a renovation process. It’s all part of the same scaffolding system, but it can be set up to accommodate your needs.

Benefits of Using Scaffolding in Refurbishment, Demolition, and Renovation

Contain working activity 

In any project, there are often multiple tasks that need to be done simultaneously. By using scaffolding, you can section off areas and make sure the working activity is contained to a single platform. Otherwise, the workers can spread out and infringe on other teams’ spaces.

Easy to install and use. 

Whether you’re using a temporary roofing system, protective panel, or modular scaffold, your team needs a solution that’s easy to use. With most scaffolding, the installation is simple and takes very little effort. This leaves you more time to reno, demo, and refurb your space.

Scaffolding has industry experience. 

It’s a strange concept, but scaffolding has been used in this industry for as long as scaffolding has been around. In other words, the design considerations were made specifically with your project in mind. From the modularity to the safety features, scaffolding was made for renovations.

It’s easy to store and transport. 

If you don’t want to waste time and space storing working platforms, you should choose scaffolding. It will be shipped disassembled and relatively flat-packed, making it easier to get a full set of scaffolding delivered to your jobsite.

Install and breakdown are quick. 

Renovation timelines are typically pretty tight. Scaffolding is easy to set up and break down. This means that you’ll spend less of your valuable time dealing with erecting a work platform.

They’re strong. 

A big part of refurbishment involves masonry work. As you know, the materials required are pretty heavy. Fortunately, scaffolding platforms are very strong and the right solution can support stoneworkers and masons as they do their jobs.

It can fit your unique needs. 

Scaffolding is highly versatile. For instance, our team at Layher provided scaffolding on an 11-story church in New York to refurbish the spires. The scaffolding can be set up to give you exact access to areas you need while minimizing the overall space taken up and providing the safety and rigidity you need.


Scaffolding is one of the most important parts of your upcoming refurbishment, demolition, or renovation project. Make sure you pick the right option and go with Layher. Our expert staff can suggest the perfect option for your needs. If you want to plan your next scaffolding purchase or rental, reach out to Layher today.

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