Scaffolding for sale NZ, what does it mean?
What does scaffolding for sale mean?
judging from the picture above it means we’ve come along way.
It also means a range of different scaffolding on the market that you can buy and install yourself.
What does it mean when it comes to Ringlock?
It means the industry standard in scaffolding across NZ. Yes the scaffolding you see everywhere, on all the buildings in town and around peoples homes. Its the main one in the country. We have brought this scaffolding not only to the scaffolding industry as a viable competitor but to the trades and home user markets as well.
Thanks we appreciate it, its the scaffolding the professionals use, brought to the home user market.
Yes, that’s what we are all about. And lets be honest, if this is the scaffolding the professionals are using, then so should you.
Whats another big value in buying Ringlock Scaffolding?
Second hand value, yes the ability to sell the equipment back into the scaffolding industry because its industry used.
Lifetime value, same thing, its quality, and it lasts a very long time.
Are the brands compatible?
Yes, mostly at low level, the scaffolding brands that sell Ringlock type scaffolding are all compatible.
As soon as it gets into the territory of needing Engineers then it is recommended to only be using the one system as they may be tested to different weight loads. For low level scaffolding use, then it should be fine to use Ringlock together from different brands provided they have been tested to meet the standards.
By default we would use it all at a light duty weight, rating limit, just to be on the safe side.
Our scaffolding is tested to a heavy duty weight loading of 675kg, not all Ringlock type scaffolding on the market is tested to this loading.
“O” and “U” Shaped systems:
Why we went with the U system and will we eventually invest in the “O” system?
When we first started Ringlock Scaffolding the “U” shaped system was the most commonly used in the scaffolding industry and still is. Other companies have come along and introduced the O shaped system which has certain benefits, however, we still believe the U is the best and the most safest.
Eventually we will invest in the O system also but at this point we are solely a U system base.
Whats the difference between them, why is there a difference?
The “O” and “U” aspect refers to what the decks sit on. Do they sit on U shaped ledgers or O shaped ledgers?
Below is an example of a U shaped ledger.
Below is an example of an O Shaped ledger.
As you can see they are different shapes and so the ends of the decks will have different clips on them to either clip over the edge of the U bar or go right over the O bar.
O system is more versatile at a low level as it can be used on the scaffolding ledgers (handrails), this makes it more versatile because you already have the handrails. However the ledgers are not re-enforced and can bend when doing this, particularly when there is extra weight load on them. All of our U transoms above .73m in length come re-enforced, making them far safer for taking the extra weight loads of additional decks, people, and equipment. The U system is still the best.
Are they both compatible?
Not really. If you have a U shaped system you should stick with it or a O shaped system stick with it. This is because you cant join the decks up at the ledger or transom.
However all other bits other then the Transom and decks are compatible so if you have a O shaped system you can still buy everything else from us other then the decks and transoms.
Other notable differences between the “U” and “O” system.
The “O” clips are longer and are more prone over an extended time to eventually soften, bend, or break.
The “O” system decks have a built in lock that is accessed under the deck. It too can become faulty over time (it does mean 1 less item to have to buy, explained below.)
The “U” System utilises deck padlocks to lock the decks in. These are far more secure and safe then using the O system latches. They are also applied from the top.
Which one to go with? Choice is up to you, but we would say the “U” system is better quality.
Whats the majority of scaffolding industry using?
The “U” Shaped system.
Next time you are driving past some scaffolding, go and have a look 😀
Thanks for your time reading our blog,
The team at Ringlock Scaffolding Supplies NZ
Working hard these boys
Nice and safe