Having a scaffolding design is vital for many contractors and businesses. The main reason is due to handling work that would not fit traditional scaffolding uses because of angles, height differences, or length. If you have been considering having a custom design scaffolding created for your business, there are three steps you should take before placing an order. Here are those steps and what you should know about each one.

Consider All Your Needs

You may have stumbled on the need for custom scaffolding due to a recent job. The job may have given you difficulty because of height changes in the work area or other related problem. Though this may have been your main issue, you should consider all of your needs for a custom order. For example, you may need custom scaffolding design that is lightweight because of weight restriction issues in transport. You may also need a scaffolding that is longer and can accomodate a higher weight limit so more workers can use it. These are all valid considerations and should be listed to show your scaffolding design contractor.

Use an App to Draw Out Ideas

There are many free and low cost apps that can help you draw out and play around with different scaffolding designs. Some of them give you a sandbox style set-up. This means that you have complete control over what you are designing, even if that design may not be realistic at this time. The reason this is important, even if it is unrealistic, is that it will let you play with the different variables and ideas that you have for a scaffolding design that will work for you. The finished optin can be shown to your contractor and they can take, even unrealistic designs, and create a realistic workable scaffolding design that will fit your needs.

Consider Your Material Options

Even if the materials used are not pressing on your list of requirements, they should be considered. This consideration is for several reasons. The first is the knowledge of the materials, so when your scaffolding design contractor mentions them, you will know what they are referring to and why. Other benefits are knowing which materials  may benefit you in the long run, such as materials with low maintenance, easy storage options, and that are lightweight.

By taking the time to go through these three steps, you can save time on the custom order. You will also be able to work with the designers easily and get the scaffolding you need. If you already have taken these steps, then you may want to consider a consultation with a scaffolding designer for pricing and options.