Scaffold Boards in the Spotlight

by scott douglas

Why Scaffold Boards? A Scaffold Board is just a Scaffold Board?

Maybe, but when it comes to creatively using Building Materials for a Variety of Uses inside and outside, we think the Humble Scaffold Board is winning the Race.

The Construction Industry and DIY Enthusiasts have embraced scaffolding Boards, along with Interior Designers, Commercial Shop and Restaurant Fitters, Landscapers, Upcyclers and Recyclers.

Scaffold Boards have captured our imagination, and when we look at a Scaffolding Board, we see more than one use and maybe see a thing of beauty?

But, let's start with the core objective of Scaffold Boards and their Importance within the Construction Industry.

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Scaffolding Boards in Construction

Scaffolding has been around for a while.

The first Scaffolding was documented around 17,000 years ago in Historic Caves in South Western France.

Whilst Scaffolding comes in different shapes and sizes; It may not always include a Scaffold Board. 

The majority of Scaffolding in the UK is Installed using three essential components: scaffolding boards, scaffold tubes, and Couplers.

Most Construction, Repairs and Refurbishment in the UK could not be completed without our Humble Scaffolding Boards.

The Scaffold Board

The Scaffold Board provides a Solid Platform for workers on Scaffolding.

Scaffolding Boards tend to be manufactured from Seasoned Wood, typically European White Wood.

They can vary in size, and the most popular size is 3.9 metres in length and around 210mm Width x 35mm Depth.

The 3.9-metre Scaffold Board is commonly used on Construction Projects, and New boards would typically be purchased and reused until ready to replace.

The National Access and Scaffolding Confederation provide Guidance Notes for British Standard requirements for all Scaffold Boards.

The Requirements includes the expected Strength Properties, Grade and Tolerance.

Scaffold Boards Benefits

  • Strong and Resilient
  • Graded Timber
  • Cost-Effective
  • Multi-Purpose
  • Easy to Use
  • Recyclable
  • Good Availability New Boards
  • Good Availability Used Boards
  • Treated Timber
  • Natural
  • Banded Ends for Protection
  • Natural Rough Edges

These Benefits means the Scaffold Board can be easily remodeled, whether using New Boards or Used Boards. 

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New Scaffold Boards and Reclaimed Scaffold Boards

When it comes to using your Creativity and taking the Decision to Build your Creation from Scaffold Boards, your first decision is whether to use New Boards or Reclaimed Boards.

New Scaffold Boards

Your New Scaffold Board is likely to need less attention and is more the finished product.

New Scaffold Boards are likely to be Sanded Cut Timber Boards.

This will save you some time and means you can get started on your exciting new project.

Again, Your Scaffold Board will quickly Capture your Imagination, and you may decide to Buy New but create your Finished Product by adding Wax or Wood Treatment to complement your Creation.

Reclaimed Boards

Reclaimed Boards are Readily available and a Great Option with the added satisfaction of knowing you have Recycled and Up-cycled Timber.

Scaffold Boards which are reclaimed are likely to have Organic Marks from Commercial Use, including Spills, Timber Splits, Markings, and Year-Round Weathering.

Use these Boards to Create that Industrial Look or create a new look using Timber Refurbishment Materials.

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Scaffold Board Garden Edging

Innovative Gardeners, Homeowners and Designers have used the Scaffold Board to build an aesthetically pleasing Border in their gardens.

Using New Pressure Treated or reclaimed scaffold boards will make these features look great and last for years.

Use Scaffold Boards in the Garden for;

  • Raised Beds

  • Flower Beds

  • On or Around Decking

  • On or Around Brick

  • On or Around Sleepers

  • In or Above Ground

  • Planters

  • Ponds and Water Features

  • Walls and Fences

Creating in your Garden has no barriers and the strong material will deliver for years to come.

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Scaffolding Boards for Shelving

Shelves are a Popular Choice both in the Home and for Commercial Use.

Scaffold Board shelving is Simple to create and looks great and is a valuable addition with the sturdy wood boards making a perfect home for everything from Books to your Favourite Vase.

A Simple Shelf can be put together using your Boards and Sturdy Brackets to fix to your wall, or for the more adventurous Box Shelves or an Entire Wall Book Shelf.

Board Shelving in Commercial Environments are also typical, often used in Retail Stores, Restaurants and Barbers. 

Board Shelving is Effective, Fast to Install, and Low Cost.

Due to its Strength and Resilience, Scaffold Boards can also be used outside to create an Outdoor Space using Boards for Decking, Benches, Garden Edging and Garden Furniture.

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Ideas for Scaffolding Board Uses 

  • Garden Furniture
  • Coffee Tables
  • Table Top
  • Shelves
  • Table
  • Sand Pits
  • Garden Decking
  • Picnic Table
  • Kitchen Work Tops
  • Bench
  • Garden Bar
  • Office Desks
  • Dining Table Top
  • Garden Raised Beds
  • Side Boards
  • TV Cabinets
  • Wall Art

The List is endless; anything from Candle Holders to Wine Racks can be added.

We are sure you'll agree there is not much Low-Cost Building Material on the Market that tick so many Boxes whilst providing fantastic aesthetics, whether New or Used.

This Humble Board is capturing our Imagination.

While our Valued Construction Workers stay safe and keep Building, we are Up-Cycling, Recycling, and using this Simple but effective Material to Regenerate our Homes, Gardens and Commercial Premises.

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