- Help resolve this scaffolding problem – Edinburgh flat
How come the scaffolding company don't want their scaffolding back? Are they not arsed about it
I'm baffled by that too – it's going to be either costing them, or your landlord, a lot of money. Perhaps they've gone bust ?
Unless maybe ……. the recession has hit them badly, they've got no where else to use it, and no where left to store it ? They risk getting it nicked though.
Flog it ? ! 😀Posted 8 years agojockhaggisMember
Climb up and start dismantling it from the top down. Place in a nice neat pile so as not to look like a huffy git.
Or get some window locks fitted and write to the landlord to ask for name of scaffold company and offer to contact them on his behalf to have it dismantled.Posted 8 years agoGarry_LagerSubscriber
Anyone know how renting scaffolding works?
Long story short: Edinburgh tenament block. Landlord 2 above lives down south and is a raging arsehole. Refuses to fix leak from his waste pipe that is damaging flats below, including mine. Statutory notice served, arsehole eventually gets scaffolding put up and leak fixed after months of hassle.
5 months later and scaffolding is still up. Aside from the security issue – any Ned in South Edinburgh could shin up to me bathroom window and step into the flat, it's fking irritating to have the place looking like a building site on account of this absentee bulb-end landlord.
How come the scaffolding company don't want their scaffolding back? Are they not arsed about it – there's no sign on it so I don't even know who erected it.Posted 8 years agoskidartistMember
dismantling it from the top down
Agreed – always the best way I find.
Not everybody totally grasps that concept, I cushioned the fall of a 2 story high scaffolding staircase with my spine after a bright spark decided to start unbolting everything at the bottom then try and work his way up.Posted 8 years agohoraMember
Scaffolding company may have gone out of business or its a convenient place to 'store' their stock. Is this a known-practice in tight times? (Im guessing!).
I wouldnt dismantle it yourself. Bloody dangerous especially if you drop a clamp etc on a car or passing pedestrian.Posted 8 years agoHandsomedogMember
We had some scaffolding roudn our hosue for a loft entension yonks ago. The access road down the side of the property is fire brigade access so my mum was worried that it was impeding the way.
The local fire inspector came out, took one look and said "nah its ok, we'll just pull it down if we need to get through"
That and half the house!Posted 8 years ago
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