Why do we want to build wooden scaffolding in Perth?
Posted October 01, 2018 07:14:38 I am an avid builder, but have always been a bit sceptical about the future of wooden scaffolds.
It is a lot more expensive and time-consuming to build a wooden scaffold than a metal one.
But my friend and I were both fascinated by scaffolding that was made from wood.
We started by talking about what we wanted to build.
The main question we wanted answered was “what do we need to do to build it?”.
I was intrigued by the idea of a wooden stairway.
There was one simple thing that we could agree on.
And that was the most important thing we would agree on – the design of the stairway should not involve any mechanical parts.
I could build it with a saw and drill, but I wouldn’t be able to use the wood as a structural component.
So what did we need?
We needed a timber frame.
Wooden scaffolds have always had their origins in Europe.
In 1837, the Swiss-born architect Joseph Goebbels was one of the first architects to create wooden stairways in the US and UK.
He designed them as an extension of his own work, using wooden beams and wooden beams to construct a series of staircases.
They were called “braces” and they were built in a series for a couple of different purposes.
First, to support a stairwell in the basement of a house in which the stairwell had previously been constructed.
Goebbel believed that the stairs would provide a safe, secure, and comfortable place for the family to go up to and from their home.
Second, they were used as a means of connecting a building with a river or other natural area.
Both of these functions were essential to the purpose of the wooden stairwells, Goebbal believed they could also serve as “bridges” for a building that needed to be built over.
While the wood beams used in Goebbel’s wooden staircases were not used in the construction of today’s scaffolds, the design remained the same.
When the stairways were used to support the stairs in Goes’ first designs, they had a distinctive wooden frame with an iron cross-brace attached.
This was made possible by the fact that the staircases’ wooden frame was made to be reinforced by iron.
For example, a wooden frame that was reinforced with an alloy of steel and iron would be stronger than one that was not reinforced with the alloy.
A similar concept was used by the German architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe in his construction of the Eiffel Tower in Paris.
Mies built a series on the side of the tower and the wooden frame of the Tower supported the entire tower.
Then, the steel and aluminium frames of the upper and lower sections of the scaffolds were used together to form a whole that was called a tower.
Mies called the tower “the tower of Mies”.
And then, of course, Goethe came along and said: “I have a better idea”.
Goethe was inspired by the design and structure of the Mies tower and built the famous Mies spire in Paris in 1872.
What are the advantages of wooden stair structures?
Wood stair structures are much more stable than steel or aluminium stair structures.
Even though they use steel and concrete, wooden stair towers can be designed in a way that does not compromise the stability of the structures themselves.
According to Goebbeels, a stairway can be built with a number of different wooden frames to provide a structure that is strong enough to withstand the force of falling on the surface.
Another important advantage is that wooden stair houses are much lighter than steel and other materials.
Because wooden stairhouses have a stronger frame and the beams are stronger than those of a steel or metal stair, a falling timber stair can be reinforced with steel or aluminum.
Lastly, wooden scaffolded structures are a lot cheaper to build than their metal counterparts.
If you build a wood stair house, you will spend an average of around $20,000 to $30,000.
On the other hand, if you build an aluminium scaffold, it will cost you around $10,000 and an average construction time of about 10 hours.
Why would anyone want to use wooden scaffraft?
You can see the difference in the cost of building a wooden staircase versus a metal stairway when you consider the different materials that are used to make a wooden ladder, a concrete stairway, or a steel scaffold.
An aluminium scaffolding is about the same weight as a steel stair structure and is made of steel.
You would need to make the scaffolding with about 40kg of steel