A closer look at the Layher scaffolding system

Not all scaffolding is created equal. Here's why Layher is our top choice

Scaffolding is essential for any construction project when height is involved. But not all scaffolding solutions are created equal. Poor quality or overcomplicated scaffolding poses multiple risks and can increase project costs.

Over the past 70+ years, Layher's scaffolding system has become the most innovative and reliable option on the market with modular design, lightweight components and modern safety features. It's for those reasons (and more) that we only use the Layher scaffolding system. Let's take a closer look at Layher and the key advantages of its market-leading product.

What is the Layher scaffolding system

Founded in 1945, Layher is a German-based company that has become a leading supplier of scaffolding systems worldwide. Its approach to design, engineering and manufacturing focuses on innovation and quality.

As its flagship product, the Layher scaffolding system has evolved into a modular and highly versatile design, ending clunky and cumbersome scaffolding. That means the system can be customised to fit any requirements across residential, commercial and construction projects. What's more, its high-quality components provide superior safety and durability.

Here are the unique components of the Layher scaffolding system:

Component 1 – The rosette

The standout feature of the Layher scaffolding system is the rosette. This metal component connects other scaffolding parts, like tubes and ledgers, to create the structure. Rosettes are designed to be strong and durable, making a wide range of angles and configurations possible.

Component 2 – Tubes

Layher scaffolding tubes are used to create the vertical and horizontal members of the scaffolding structure. They come in a wide range of lengths and diameters and connect to the rosettes using special clamps, creating a secure and stable structure.

Component 3 – Ledgers

Ledgers are the platforms for workers to stand on. Layher designed special ledger clamps which connect quickly and easily to the rosettes and scaffolding structure.

Component 4 – Accessories and safety features

Accessories such as guardrails, toe boards and ladder access ensure the Layher scaffolding structure is always safe for workers to use.

The 6 advantages of the Layher scaffolding system

Made from high-grade aluminium, Layher scaffolding is lightweight and stronger than the steel used in many traditional scaffolding systems. This means it can support heavy loads while being easier to move and set up. In addition, aluminium doesn't rust or corrode, making it ideal for outdoor use.

Layher also uses other high-quality materials, including hardwood and hot-dip galvanised steel. The combination of materials makes the scaffolding system more robust, stable and long-lasting.

Here are the top six reasons Layher has become one of the world’s most trusted and widely recognised scaffolding solutions:

Advantage 1 – modular design equals versatility

Each construction project requires a unique type of scaffolding. Some sites may be straightforward, while others may have limited space, uneven terrain or other obstacles. The Layher scaffolding system has a modular design, so we can configure and adapt it to suit any project, whether that's simple access scaffolding or complex structures for industrial or commercial work.

Advantage 2 – fast to assemble and take down

Every building project works to a tight schedule, and the Layher scaffolding system means the job can be completed faster and with fewer disruptions. Designed for fast and efficient assembly, the prefabricated components are easily connected using rosettes and clamps. This lets us eliminate the need for multiple types of scaffolding for different areas of the job, and downtime and labour costs are kept to a minimum.

Advantage 3 – keeping workers safe

At Sidewall, we understand the importance of keeping workers safe on the job, which is why we chose to work exclusively with Layher. Over the past 70+ years, Layher has consistently improved its scaffolding system with quality built-in guardrails, toe boards and ladder access to help keep workers safe and avoid the risk of accidents and injuries.

Advantage 4 – durability means less cost in the long-run

When you work with Sidewall, you're choosing a scaffolding system that is not only safe but built to last. Made from high-quality materials and components, it has been rigorously tested and certified to meet international safety and quality standards. Its durability also helps save money by reducing the need for frequent replacement or repair.

Advantage 5 – tailored scaffolding for even the grandest designs

At Sidewall, we love big challenges and finding ways to solve them. One of the main reasons we chose to work with Layher is because its system can be adjusted to fit the shape and size of any structure and can accommodate unusual angles or shapes. It can also be modified to incorporate additional features such as stairs, platforms or access points.

Advantage 6 – Training and support

Safety is paramount on any job site, and proper training for the scaffolding is essential. Layher has local NZ experts who can help with scaffolding design, calculation, project planning and logistics. That means when you work with Sidewall, you're also getting the expertise of the Layher team.

Layher – the foundation for construction success

Better scaffolding foundations are crucial for the success of any construction project – and the Layher scaffolding system ticks all the boxes:

  • Innovative and reliable brand – continuously works to improve its features
  • Modular design and lightweight components – safer and more efficient than traditional scaffolding systems
  • Made with high-quality materials – durable and can withstand heavy loads
  • Easy to set up and dismantle – significantly reducing time and labour
  • Standardised components – making the system highly adaptable for any project

By working with Sidewall, you have access to the Layher scaffolding system for all your project needs. Our team of experts can help you with everything from design to installation, ensuring the scaffolding system is tailored to your specific project. Here are the different scaffolding solutions we have available:

For more information or a project quote, contact Sidewall Scaffolding – our team would love to speak with you.

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