Hiring vs Buying Scaffolding: Which is Right for You?

Hiring vs Buying Scaffolding: Which is Right for You?

27 June, 2024

As a business owner, you have to make lots of financial decisions that will best suit you and your team. One of those decisions might be whether or not to buy or hire your scaffolding. As a construction company, you may have seen scaffolding for sale, but you’re not sure whether it's a more feasible option in comparison to scaffolding hire.

If you require commercial scaffolding, we’ve put together this blog to help you understand which option is right for you.

Scaffolding hire for short periods

If your project is short-term, such as something that will take a week or two, it will likely be more cost-effective to hire scaffolding rather than buy it. However, it is also dependent on how often the scaffolding will be used. If you constantly have regular short-term projects, you might benefit from owning your own scaffolding.

Another thing to consider is that if you were to do several jobs that last for a significant period, buying will work out cheaper than hiring scaffolding long-term. You should also consider how confident you are in erecting the scaffolding yourself as you will be reliant on the scaffolding hire service to do it for you.

Buying scaffolding for long-term projects

While scaffolding hire can be very beneficial, making it easy to easily erect scaffolding for a variety of projects. However, if you need scaffolding for a long-term project, it is likely more cost-effective to buy it outright. If you need scaffolding for at least 20 weeks, it might make better sense to buy scaffolding, the money spent on buying the scaffolding would pay for itself because of the amount of work being carried out.

Consider the costs

Buying scaffolding outright isn’t cheap, it is an expensive investment but one that is worthwhile for particular businesses. It might not be worthwhile for businesses that use scaffolding sporadically throughout the year, but rather better for businesses that constantly require scaffolding hire for their projects. Hiring can be a better choice for businesses that don’t have the money to invest in long-term equipment because you only pay for the scaffolding you use.

At TJR Scaffolding, we offer scaffolding hire and scaffolding for sale to meet any of your commercial scaffolding needs. To learn more, get in touch today.

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