Scaffolding for Swansea

Are scaffolding boards treated?​

Over here at Scaffolding for Swansea, we make sure that when you look for ‘scaffolding companies near me‘ we show up for all of your scaffolding needs. Whether it may be the materials we would be using, the service, installations or general queries for your projects. But for this page, let’s stick with the quality of materials and in particular, scaffolding boards. Anywhere you go you will see a common sight of metal poles and wooden boards aka a scaffolding structure. So with so much weight, so many people working on them and harsh weather conditions in Swansea it’s no surprise that people question “Are scaffolding boards treated?”.

Let's take a closer look at scaffolding boards

Firstly though, while on the subject of the materials being treated. Most of the scaffolding boards that we have here in our company are chemically treated. This is with the intent and purpose of being used for construction and similar projects for any home or building.

Fire resistance

Along with being treated for their purpose, the boards we use for all projects also have some kind of fire-resistant coat to them. This is to stand the test of any fire or intense heat it’s put through. It ensures that the scaffold is just as durable as its materials once it’s been put up.


Now with the raw materials for our boards, it’s a familiar matter, as the wood we use has become quite popular in the use of various furniture and interiors. The wood is mainly composed of pine. It’s designed to indeed stand the test of time and remain sturdy and durable throughout its lifetime. On the other hand, the rough kind of scaffolding planks is mostly used in construction projects, usually held at sites. With the raw material being pine wood, this can be either new or second-hand. Furthermore, we usually don’t waste the materials that we use. Despite some being second-hand, we still ensure that the process that turns the wood into a board is strengthened. So then the board may be similar to a new kind of wood that was used. Thus ensuring the quality of the boards we use for all scaffolding projects in Swansea.

A photo of us standing a the top of a structure on our treated scaffolding boards

End bands

On each board, there are end bands that we put on. These are to enable some sort of protection for the ends of the board as well. The bands cover up the vulnerable end grain of the boards, against a lot of factors, such as heat, cold, insects and more.

Special oils

Sometimes, in very specific scaffolding boards, although maybe rougher or a bit textured in some aspects, we also apply some Danish oil. The oil acts as a varnish so it can strengthen the wood in hard-to-reach places. Such as the cracks and creases, which would allow the wood to last longer and become more durable.

Quality materials

Our scaffolding company in Swansea don’t skimp on materials. So you can rest assured that when we erect a structure on your property, it will be safe. Our poles are inspected, our scaffolding boards are treated and our team is trained. So give us a call today!