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How you can save money by buying second hand & used scaffold boards

UK Scaffolders offers great deals on scaffold boards that are useful for many different purposes. We sell high quality boards for raised beds, fences, shelving, decking, flooring and much more. Lots of different people, including DIYers, landscapers and gardeners, come to us in the knowledge that they can buy robust and many different types of boards at low costs. Our planks are particularly useful on allotments to separate sections of the land and act as enduring paths for wheelbarrows.

We provide a wide range of scaffolding boards, in a number of lengths. Used scaffold boards for sale are an effective way of obtaining solid pieces of timber for different types of small projects. Their use is virtually limitless around the home and garden. While our products are second hand, we certainly wouldn’t regard them as old, especially with the number of checks that they go through before being sold to our customers.

We provide standard board lengths of 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 10 and 13 feet (0.6 to 4 metres) but are also happy to cut to size. Most of our scaffolding boards are 9 inches (225mm) wide and 1.5 inches (38mm) thick but we do offer boards previously used for quickstage scaffolding that have dimensions of 8 feet (2.4 metres) long by 2 to 2.5 inches (51 to 63mm). We have found that other companies come to us for supplies of scaffold planks for their own scaffolding structures or builder trestles but we’re also very popular with those who want to transform their gardens or fence off property.

Our boards may be used but they have been fully treated to prolong their life expectancy. We only procure scaffolding boards that have been dipped in a clear liquid treatment called Osmose Naturewood as soon as they have been sawn from logs. When they reach the factory, they are cut to the required length and have metal bands secured to the ends to prevent them from splitting.

Any boards that we offer that have been treated with fire retardant chemicals to fully comply with TG10 regulations and have been tested to ensure that they are strong and robust.  

While some companies still use the more traditional practice of nailing the bands to the boards, most will operate pressing machines to secure the bands for the sake of efficiency and cost. Either way, you can be sure that the second hand scaffold boards you buy from us have been professionally prepared and will give you years of service.

You can also be reassured that our scaffolding planks are made from selected white wood pine based timber and are approved by the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification, which is the world’s largest forest certification organisation. You can buy our boards and be confident that the timber has come from sustainable sources. We know that this is important to many of our customers so we go out of our way to find only the best and most reputable suppliers.

Of course, you’ll also want the planks you buy from us to be hardwearing and long lasting. Our boards have the British Standard Kite mark and show the mark BS:2482:2009 on the metal band, which is the standard reference for scaffold boards in the UK. This proves that our boards are durable and strong enough for most DIY or garden projects.

Don’t be concerned that you are buying used or reclaimed scaffold boards. We inspect our boards after every job as part of our robust quality control exercises. If any our boards show any signs of splitting, decay or warping, they are immediately discarded from our scaffolding hire work. Of course, we don’t believe in being wasteful – particularly with a precious resource like timber – so we’ll cut them to make use of the solid parts and reband them or use them as soleboards.

It’s very important that this work is undertaken carefully to display the maximum safe spans of the shortened boards. This means that our customers can select the right products for the use they have in mind. We’re also able to reuse some boards that have split ends with nail plates, so long as they continue to meet the requirements of BS 2482-1. We apply the same exacting standards to the sale of scaffold boards as we do to the health and safety obligations we meet as scaffolding constructors.

Alternatively, we can offer a new type of scaffold board that is made of a recyclable polymer composite material. They are stronger, lighter and more durable than traditional timber scaffold planks and come in lengths of 6 feet (1.8 metres), 8 feet (2.4 metres), 10 feet (3 metres) and 13 feet (4 metres). They have a standard thickness of 1.5 inches (38mm) and are used on building sites but more often in industrial or chemical plants. They have a good grip so will provide you with safe footing and won’t absorb water so you can safely leave them to the ravages of the British weather. Of course, there’s no risk of splinters so they can also be more useful if children will often be nearby.

Whatever type of board you would like, why not check out our cheap prices before considering buying new timber? We’re sure that we can save you a small fortune and offer you a product that delivers high quality and versatility. We’re happy to provide advice and recommend the right type of boards for your project and answer any questions that you may have about weight bearing and span.

We are able to provide scaffold boards to customers in London, Surrey, East and West Sussex and Hampshire. Please give us a call if you would like to know more.