What is a putlog scaffolding system?
Putlog scaffolding, otherwise known as bricklayer’s scaffolding or single scaffolding, is a system that involves using the wall of a building or structure as support for the working platform. It is erected using a single row of standards and a single ledger. The ‘putlog’ is a component that links the wall and the ledger together.
This method of scaffolding derives from old masonry techniques where they used a hole in a wall of a structure to ‘put the log’.
A putlog scaffold is tied directly into the brickwork of a structure using putlogs or tubes with putlog adapters. Depending on the project or type of building, different scaffolding is required and is developed to suit individual structural needs and requirements.
Different components of putlog scaffolding
Standard (e.g. upright tubes)
Ledgers (e.g. the horizontal tubes)
Double/ right angle coupler
Single/ right angle coupler
Benefit of putlog scaffold
One of the main benefits of this scaffolding system is that it does not require additional components like an independent scaffold does. Due to putlog scaffolding using a wall for support, it means that the scaffold structure is more rigid and that it can stand stable even in poor weather conditions such as wind.
How is putlog scaffolding different from independently tied scaffolding?
The difference between independent scaffolding and putlog scaffold is that an independent scaffold relies on two lines of standards to support the working platform, not the building wall. This means that independent scaffolding is separate from the building, and only tied to the building for additional security.
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