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Void Scaffolds for Stairs and Escalators - Stronghold Hire Sydney

Void Scaffolds for Stairs and Escalators

Over the years Stronghold Hire has been asked to provide scaffolds for voids such as stair or escalator voids. Carrying out works to ceilings in these areas are obviously too difficult to complete from your basic aluminium mobile scaffold and so void scaffolds are used.

Void Scaffolds – Safe Working Platform

Whether it is installing a false ceiling on a new construction project or simply changing some light fittings in a high street department store, we can provide a safe working platform suitable for the task with void scaffolding.

Void Scaffolds - Safe Working Platform - Stronghold Hire Sydney

Understanding Void Scaffolding Client Needs

At Stronghold Hire we also understand that most of these void scaffolds that are in shop stores, hotels or office buildings can only be done out of normal working hours. We work in with the client to ensure that enough resources are allocated to deliver and erect the scaffold, complete the works and then dismantle and remove the scaffold within the given time frame. We usually choose our clean, lightweight aluminium modular kwikstage scaffold for these void works, especially night work in shop stores, hotels and office buildings.

Void Scaffolds Client Needs - Stronghold Scaffolding Hire

Challenges for Void Scaffolds

Sometimes we do not have the luxury of being able to erect scaffold straight from the stairs or escalators due to weight restrictions (especially escalators) so we have to come up with a way of suspending the scaffold over the void space. A safe way of erecting and dismantling a scaffold that is to span over a void space is to install a rolling scaffold. This way the scaffold can be erected outside of the void space, behind the handrails and away from danger. The scaffold is erected on heavy duty castor wheels (instead of screw jacks) and once complete is simply rolled over the void space and then locked into position.

Dismantling Void Scaffolding

Once the works are complete, we simply unlock the wheels, roll the scaffold back from over the void and dismantle. If there is a limited amount of room to erect the scaffold then this is not a problem as we simply build the scaffold in smaller sections whereby we build a section then partly roll over the void, then extend another section, then roll again, then extend and so on……

Rolling and Void Scaffold Project

Examples of these rolling scaffolds can be found on our Facebook page and can read more about our scaffolding void project for NBN here.

Void Space Scaffolding Sydney

Void Space Scaffolding Sydney

If you have a difficult void space that requires access, it could just be at your home to hang a painting or new chandelier or at your place of work, feel free to call us to discuss the most safe but economic way to provide you access. Give us a call now on 02 89852020 or contact us online.


We have over 20 years combined experience in the scaffolding and labour hire industry with clients ranging from government bodies and large construction companies through to smaller subcontractors such as painters, plumbers, lift installers, electricians, roof tilers and renderers. We are one of the leading providers of scaffolding labour hire throughout the Sydney area and our experienced and qualified scaffolders can ensure your projects are erected and dismantled on time and on budget.

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