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Hiring vs Purchasing Scaffolding

Are you looking into affordable scaffold tower hire? Maybe you’re thinking of looking up scaffolding prices for buying, rather than renting. But what’s really going to work best for you? Should you look closely at a scaffold hire price list, or is it worth buying a scaffold ladder and kit outright?

In this quick guide, we will look at the merits of both angles – however, in our minds, there is one clear and obvious winner!

Why Buy Scaffolding?

Purchasing scaffolding, at least, means that you will always have access to your own scaffold ladder and setup. This means you can be sure that whenever you need to take on building work, you will be able to set up your own kit quickly and easily.

However, this isn’t always going to be the best choice for a lot of people. Builders and construction experts likely to undertake regular work, will want to ensure they always have access to the tools and hardware they need to do the best job possible.

This isn’t going to apply to everyone. Buying a full scaffold system is also likely to be more expensive than hiring. If you know you’re going to need scaffolds regularly, this might not be an adverse option. However, you must make sure you have enough capital available, and that it is going to be a good value for you to buy outright.

Why Consider Hiring Scaffolding?

All in all, hiring scaffolding is going to be cheaper head-on. This means that, instead of paying an extortionate price for scaffolds outright, you simply pay for what you need, for the period you need it for. Therefore, if you are only likely to need a scaffold ladder, a small tower and some scaffold boards or set up for a small project or two, you can benefit from short or long term hire.

Scaffold hire is a great idea if you have very little space for your own kit. You can simply hire the scaffold pieces you need and set them up, as and when. This applies to home and work, too. Scaffold tower hire also takes a lot of the pressure and hassle off your plate too. It means that experts can set up everything for you and that you can spend more time actively getting into the job at hand.

Scaffolding prices for hire services will likely be lower than buying outright simply because you are not making the full investment. Therefore, if you want to save money, it’s going to be instantly appealing. Beyond this, hiring a scaffold is quick, easy, and it’s all taken away at the end of your project.


There are benefits to hiring and purchasing scaffolding. However, purchasing scaffolds outright might only be of benefit to you if you really want to use them for extended periods. Otherwise, you might end up with a clunky piece of kit which is going to clutter your space and not be of much use! Consider looking into our scaffold hire price list now for more details. For more details, please get in touch on 020 8427 6604 or pop over to our contact page for more information.