How much does it cost to hire scaffolding?

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If you’ve reached that point in your project where you need safe access for extended periods, you can’t beat quality scaffolding, both for its cost and its reliability. There’s more to it, though, than simply deciding you need it. You need to think about whether it’s cheaper to hire or buy. That’s where we come in. Here’s a brief but handy guide to scaffolding hire.


What’s happening with the scaffolding shortage?

To an extent, the industry is still experiencing a scaffolding shortage. Rising material costs and a distinct skills shortage all contributed, but as we move away from the pandemic, things are looking up. Bodies such as the Scaffolding Association Australia (SAA) have begun addressing the shortage through improvements to scaffolding training programs. 

The good news at All Star is that we have both the scaffolding materials and expert scaffolders ready to support you.


What are the benefits of hiring scaffolding vs. buying it?

While the obvious benefit of buying scaffolding is that you never have to sweat an industry shortage, there are also more robust benefits to hiring scaffolding:

It’s cheaper

This is the most significant benefit and the one most likely to affect your decision. When you hire scaffolding, you only pay for the exact amount of scaffolding you need and the exact amount of time you need it. Buying, meanwhile, is often an expensive upfront payment. 

You don’t need storage

Another massive benefit is that when you buy scaffolding, you have to store it somewhere. And scaffolding isn’t something that folds into a neat bundle you can stuff away in the garage. It’s bulky and heavy. When you hire scaffolding, it only exists in your life for the brief time needed. After that, it’s out of sight, out of mind. 

You don’t have to set it up

When you hire from All Star, you don’t have to get a scaffolding qualification to set it up. The beauty of hiring is that qualified scaffolders will assemble and disassemble the scaffolding for you, which is safer and more efficient for all involved. 

Hiring is where customisation comes into play. Qualified scaffolders can design and assemble a structure that precisely fits the job you need it for. 


How much is scaffolding to hire?

Is scaffolding expensive to hire? No doubt this is the first question on your mind. While the average cost in Australia for mobile scaffolding hire is anywhere between $200-$600 per week, how much scaffolding hire will cost you will depend on a number of factors:


Given the size and weight of scaffolding equipment, the location of your job significantly impacts the hiring cost. Transportation fees will apply. That’s why it’s best to choose a local scaffolding hire company so that assistance is nearby. 


When we talk about size, we mean the size of the scaffolding structure needed for the job rather than the job itself. The bigger the structure, the more scaffolding materials you’ll need. 


How long will you need the scaffolding? Worksite efficiency plays a huge role in working out the duration. If you’re efficient, you’ll pay the right amount because you won’t have the scaffolding onsite longer than you need.  


The size and complexity of the structure will also affect how many people you need to assemble it. More size and complexity equals more labour. 


Types of scaffolding that All Star offers:

Mobile metal scaffolding at a construction site.

Mobile scaffold

Does the outside of your warehouse need repainting? If so, then a mobile scaffold is the perfect structure for you. Strong, stable, and easy to move, this option will boost your productivity. 

Quick stage steel scaffold

If mobility isn’t a requirement, but durability is, our quick-stage steel scaffold is what you want. Quick to assemble yet safe to commandeer, this option will have your back as long as the job lasts. 

Quick stage aluminium scaffold

If you want all the features of a steel scaffold without the bulk and weight, it’s hard to look past our quick-stage aluminium scaffold. It’s light, it’s sturdy, and it’s brilliant for indoor access work. 


Aluminium scaffolding from All Star Access Hire & Scaffold used for an office renovation.


Why choose All Star for your access hire needs?

There’s nothing more satisfying than a complete hiring experience, and that’s the precise experience we offer at All Star. Regardless of the type of scaffolding your job needs, we’ve got you covered every step of the way. We’ll measure the job, design the scaffolding, deliver it to your worksite, and then assemble and disassemble it without you having to do a thing! 

If you’re ready to welcome a higher level of accessibility and efficiency to your operations, give All Star a call today!