Why would you purchase a piece of scaffolding equipment that you only need once or twice a year? It is a waste of resources to buy scaffolding, for example, to paint your walls, which probably happens only once every year. You can get more value for money by renting these pieces of equipment for just a day or for the period you need them.
If you have a small project in Brisbane that will only last just a few days, a week or a month, going for scaffolding hire is the best decision you can make. There are so many benefits that you get from hire equipment. In this article, we have rounded up some of the major benefits of renting scaffolding equipment.
1. It Saves You Money
If you choose to go for scaffold hire in Brisbane, you will be saving a lot of money. Do you know how much it would cost you to purchase a new set of scaffolding? Well, the initial cost is very high. It could hundreds or thousands of dollars, depending on the model and size of the ladder.
The cost of renting scaffold equipment is just a fraction of the initial cost and will serve the same purpose. For example, the cost of cherry picker hire is just a small fraction of its buying price. Therefore, cost savings is one of the biggest advantages of renting scaffolds over purchasing.
2. A Variety of Scaffolds
Sometimes, you might need more than one type of scaffold for construction work. Maybe you might need a mobile tower scaffold for your painters and a cherry picker too for other tasks. In such kinds of projects, it means buying every scaffold you need, and it makes no financial sense.
With scaffold hire, you can rent aluminium planks, aluminium trestles, step ladders and all types of scaffolds from a single construction equipment hire company. You will always have the right equipment for the job at a very affordable cost.
3. No Maintenance/Repair Cost
If you purchase pieces of scaffolding equipment, you need to plan for their maintenance. That’s even if you are not using them frequently. You also need to make repairs for worn out parts. All these will be costs that add no value to your investment. But when you rent, all these costs will be delegated to the hiring company.
Even if the scaffolding runs into issues eventually, the hiring company will be responsible for future repairs. The only cost will be the hire cost as agreed in the contract. With no maintenance and repair cost, the overall project cost will reduce significantly. Take a look at our article on scaffolding hire and rental costs, we’ve done the math for you!
4. No Need for Storage
If you buy a piece of scaffolding like a cherry picker or a mobile tower scaffold, you will also need to factor in storage costs. If it is for private use, you will need to have storage in your home, which means extra cost and space. But you don’t have to incur all these costs. Just hire the equipment for a short time and return.
The hire companies will take care of the storage problem. Did you know that hire companies like Allwell Hire also deliver and pick up their equipment from your site? This makes the hiring process extremely easy for renters.
5. No Transport Logistics
Hiring scaffold equipment saves you the headache of transportation for bulky equipment. It is very challenging to transport equipment such as a cherry picker if you don’t have the right vehicle. You might need to hire a vehicle, and this means extra costs.
With renting, you don’t have to worry about this. The hire company includes the transport cost to your site in the quote. They will also collect their equipment from your site once the hire period expires.
6. No Depreciation Cost
The minute you purchase a new step ladder or a mobile tower scaffold and take it home, the value will have depreciated. After using it just once, the value will drop further. With every day, the value of your equipment will be dropping. There is no way you can recoup this money.
This is a problem you can avoid by choosing to rent equipment. You will just pay for the days or hours you need it, and that’s it. If you have planned the project well, you will get value for every dollar you paid.
7. Decreased Liability
Renting scaffolding equipment reduces your level of liabilities in a big way. First, the company will deliver the equipment to the site and collect it. So any liabilities that may arise during transport do not involve you. Allwell Hire will also install and dismantle the scaffold for you on the day of hire and at the end of the hire period as well as maintain the equipment to ensure that it arrives to you in top condition.
Another reason is that you don’t need to insure the equipment for damage. These are just some of the ways scaffold hire reduces your liability.
If you have a small project, whether commercial or private, renting scaffold equipment in Brisbane is a prudent way of cutting costs. You will also be able to choose from a range of scaffoldings you need for the job and many other benefits. See Allwell Hire’s range of scaffolding today and contact us for a quote!
Take a look at our detailed comparison of scaffold types and select the best fit for your hiring needs.