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Does my scaffolding job need ladder access?

All scaffolding jobs need ladder or stair access for workers to use the structure safely.

Do I need to insure the scaffolding on my building site?

Insurance will cover loss or damage to our scaffolding while on your building site.

How do I hire scaffolding for sites with special requirements?

Sites with special requirements like steep slopes, tight spaces or fragile buildings, are possible to install scaffolding on, just contact a team member.

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Why should we use Alltrade Scaffolding?

Our scaffolding team carefully consider all trades using the scaffolding to ensure we are using the best design to suit everyone. We solve even the most complex working-at-height challenges with our designs, extensive experience and expertise. Alltrade Scaffolding partners with some of Melbourne’s best and most respected builders. We pride ourselves on meeting deadlines, great communication, maintaining high safety standards and actively working with our clients on any and all challenges as they arise.

Which locations do you provide scaffolding hire Melbourne?

Alltrade Scaffolding provides scaffold hire for residential and commercial building projects in all Greater Melbourne locations. Our team work on building sites from Melbourne to Portsea to Pakenham and the complete east side of Melbourne. If your Melbourne site location isn’t listed here, please call 1300 578 243 to confirm availability.

Do you provide scaffolding hire in regional Victoria?

Scaffolding is available to builders building in all of Victoria’s most popular regions. Please call 1300 578 243 to find out if we can provide scaffold hire on your site.

What type of scaffolding do you install and hire?

Alltrade scaffolding supplies and installs heavy duty Kwik Stage steel scaffolding for builders, bricklayers, cladding trades etc. Aluminium light weight Kwik Stage scaffolding is available for for painters, sign writers etc.

What qualifications does your scaffolding team hold?

Scaffolders hold a License to Perform High Risk Work (basic, intermediate or advanced). In addition, we employ staff with other relevant licenses such as Medium or Heavy Rigid vehicle license, Forklift license, Riggers License, Working With Children, police checks, Electrical Passport, ASIC security clearance, First Aid certificates and more. All onsite staff holds OH&S Induction cards (White or red Cards).

Do you have current Public Liability Certificate and Work Cover insurance?

Yes. Alltrade Scaffolding maintains current Public Liability insurance ($10 million) and Work Cover insurance on all our staff. Alltrade Scaffolding will provide certificates of currency and SWMS etc to clients upon request.

Do you sign off scaffolding on completion?

Yes. Alltrade scaffolding supplies a tag on the scaffolding on completion. Our site has special requirements for all onsite workers.

Do you accommodate for site inductions or other licensing requirements?

Yes. Alltrade scaffolding works on sites that have special conditions that require our staff to obtain security clearances (police checks), undertake site inductions and special training courses. Many of our staff already have working With Children checks, Q fever cards etc.

Can I arrange a free scaffolding hire quote?

Yes. Most jobs can be quoted off the plan, however site inspections are available for complicated projects or existing buildings. If your site has special conditions, please discuss this with our Estimator Managers. To request your free scaffolding quote, please send your floor plans and elevations along with your full business contact details. Please advise which areas you require scaffolding and how many weeks you would like quoted.

Do you arrange onsite visits free to quote scaffolding hire in Melbourne?

Yes. Projects can be quoted from your plans, or we will visit your site for complicated jobs or existing buildings. If you would like to arrange an onsite visit to discuss your upcoming project please call 1300 578 243. It is very helpful to email all your floor plans and elevations to us in advance if possible.

What Is the minimum hire period available on scaffolding hire Melbourne?

Scaffolding hire periods can start at 1 (one) day but usually 1 (one) week is the average minimum.

Can you install my scaffolding outside normal business hours?

Yes. Commercial builders often require installations and dismantle outside normal business hours. Alltrade Scaffolding is happy to arrange installations and dismantles on weekends, night shifts, outside our normal business hours. Please let us know at the time of your quote if you require works undertaken outside normal business hours. Discuss your upcoming project please call 1300 578 243 or email

How can I confirm my scaffold hire installation?

Scaffolding installations are confirmed by signing the quote or conformation in writing. We require you to confirm your scaffolding installation date with the conformation prior to installation. Visa and Master cards are accepted for COD customers note; no fees charged. Account clients may use their credit account. Please note: Bookings are not confirmed until all paperwork has been received by Alltrade Scaffoldings office, and rescheduling is subject to availability.

How far in advance do I need to book my scaffolding?

Typically 7-10 working days is sufficient to book your scaffolding installation. These time frames should be used as a guide, as they can vary depending on demand at the time. Urgent booking requests may be possible depending on availability. It is advisable to allow extra time around busy periods such as Christmas, Easter and long weekends. We recommend staying in close contact with Alltrade scaffolding estimator as your project progress to ensure you secure the most convenient installation and dismantle dates. Please phone 1300 578 243 or 1300 KSTAGE to find out our current lead-times.

How do I off-hire my scaffold hire and arrange dismantle?

Your hire charges will continue as per your quote until your off-hire request is received. You can off-hire your scaffold hire by email or speaking directly with your estimator. Once you have off-hired your scaffold, Alltrade Scaffolding will schedule your dismantle from the date you nominated it is ready. It is important to ensure your site is ready for us to access, dismantle and collect the scaffolding by 4 x 4 folk lift or crane truck. Additional charges may apply if you're still using scaffolding when we turn up.

Can weather or other factors affect installation or dismantling?

It can. Extreme weather may force a reschedule of scaffold works. In this case, our office will be in touch to advise of any scheduling changes. If your site is running behind or affected by bad weather, e.g. very muddy please contact Alltrade Scaffolding as quickly as possible to reschedule scaffold works.

Do I need insurance to cover scaffolding while it is on my building site?

Yes. All scaffolding is the responsibility of the client from the date it is installed until we collect it. Alltrade Scaffolding may charge the client for any scaffolding that is lost or damaged during the course of the hire period. In many cases, your building insurance will cover loss or damage to scaffolding during the construction process, however it is your responsibility to check coverage prior to hiring scaffolding.

Do you sell scaffolding?

No, we don't. We hire out scaffolding systems.

What are your business hours?

Office hours are 9am – 5pm, Monday – Friday (excluding Public Holidays & Christmas period). Normal hours for our onsite scaffolding crew is between 7:30am-4:00pm Monday- Friday. Times may vary depending on weather, demand and other factors. Onsite works outside normal hours may be arranged upon request at time of quote.

Where is Alltrade located?

You'll find us as Factory 13 Cannery Court, Tyabb Victoria 3913. Our scaffolding crews work all across Melbourne Victoria.

What are your payment methods?

We gladly accept EFT deposit, company cheque and cash payments. Credit cards, Visa, Master card etc note; NO FEES CHARGED.

Can I get a credit account with Alltrade Scaffolding?

Yes. Alltrade Scaffolding can provide credit accounts to registered builders, subject to approval. Credit Application forms are available from our office and processed within 7 business days from receipt. lf you would like to apply for an account please call our office on 1300 578 243 or 1300 KSTAGE or discuss this with your Estimator Manager. If you’re not a registered builder you can pay with credit card note; NO FEES or on installation of scaffolding.

How do I get a job with Alltrade Scaffolding?

Alltrade scaffolding is always looking for great staff to join our permanent crew. If you are interested in full time employment opportunities with us, email us at

Can Alltrade Scaffolding work for a volume builder in Melbourne?

No. Alltrade Scaffolding will remain focused on your needs one on one and achieving your targets. We pride ourselves on providing the exceptional customer service, problem solving capabilities, high service and safety standards that are essential as a supplier to a builder or homeowner. You are allocated one of our most experienced estimators, who remain in direct contact with your key personnel and supervisors from start to completion.

Do I need ladder access?

Yes. All scaffolding systems are required by Work cover and Work safe to be fitted with ladder access, and must meet the following mandatory requirements: Secure ladder brace, Ladder is at correct angle, Ground clearance to accommodate for movement, Securely attached to scaffolding structure.

How high should my scaffolding be?

The type and size of scaffold required will vary depending on the scope and purpose of the project. Scaffolding for painting a two-storey house will be vastly different to scaffolding for building an apartment block. Below are a common scaffolding application and their recommended scaffolding type and size: Two Storey House: 1.2 meters wide x 4.0 meters high top platform and a platform below at 2.0 meters of Steel Kwik Stage Scaffolding.

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