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There is little differentiation when it comes to scaffolding companies – we are all quite capable of complex access requirements! However, reliability to deliver on your project in a timely manner, and on-call customer service is what sets us apart. The question is not ‘”when can you start the project?” -it’s “when will you have the project completed?!’. Delays in your project trickles down the supply train causing many headaches like holding costs, ruining not only our own reputation, but yours as well, and so on.
If you are in the business of construction, electric, or general maintenance, you need scaffolding solutions to provide your services. Tiger Scaffolds provide the products and the expert team you need. We provide a wide range of services around scaffold hire in the Wellington area.  We hold ourselves to the highest standards of workmanship. Our in-house team of experts ensures that every erection and dismantling follows proper procedure and complies with safety standards. The collective experience and skills of our management team ensure that we accomplish each job on time. Looking for a reliable, efficient, and a well-organized scaffolding company for your construction needs? Tiger Scaffolds – Wellington’s premier scaffolding solution is your #1 choice.


Tiger Scaffolds puts your safety first, and with that we stand behind our design and build quality as well. ISO45001


We here at Tiger Scaffolds go above and beyond for our clients, and that is something we deliver each and every day. Our professional service has allowed Tiger to quickly grow to the premier choice for scaffolding in the Wellington area, and we are proud of it.


Tiger Scaffolds has continued to deliver our top notch scaffolding products to our clients, and we always make it on time. Our office handles the logistics, and we deliver to site without issues, or delays to you. We will work with you to ensure, delivery, and pickup goes smoothly, and will be there for any questions or concerns.



Construction and Maintenance Scaffolding


Safety, efficient planning, and smart execution are essential components in any construction project, but especially more so in large-scale, industrial projects. One way to achieve this is by partnering with a scaffolding company that offers a comprehensive solution throughout the project’s timeline.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What scaffolding services do you provide?

We provide Roof-edge protection, Propping, Shrink wrap enclosures for weather protection or contamination containment, working platforms for tradesman. Our professional service has allowed us to quickly grow to be the premier choice for scaffolding hire in Wellington. 

Can I rent scaffolding for home repair, or is it for trades only?

Yes, we hire out scaffold to both DIY’ers and trades. Contact us for more information on the process of scaffold hire in Wellington and in surrounding areas. 

Can I just hire scaffolding from you and put it up myself?

Yes, we have a system called “dry-hire”, which means you can hire the scaffolding and install/dismantle yourself. For scaffolding hire in Wellington, call us at 04 213 9885.

What is the difference between steel and aluminium scaffolding?
Aluminium scaffold is lighter in weight in comparison to steel scaffold. It also tends to feel less secure when walking/working on it compared to a steel scaffold which feels more solid/strong because steel scaffolding has a much higher max. load capacity than that of an aluminium scaffold.
What are the advantages of using aluminium scaffolding?
Aluminium being lighter in weight makes it more suitable to be erected on roofs etc to reduce the total load weight, and it is also easier to carry. It is proven that aluminium scaffold reduces install and dismantle times. However, the scaffold once installed has a lower max load capacity in comparison to steel scaffold.
What is ringlock scaffolding?
Ringlock scaffolding is a modular scaffolding system, which makes it quick and easy to erect, alter, and dismantle in comparison to tube and coupler.
What is roof edge protection?

A barrier or system to prevent workers falling from the roof.

 Industry guidelines ensure maximum safety in workplaces. Roof edge protection reduces hazards at height, like the risk of a fall. It acts as a safety rail preventing people (or objects) from falling over the edge of a building. 

To what height can I build a scaffold without the need of a professional scaffolder?

Wellington scaffolding should be 5m high above ground level. 

At what height do I need to use a harness?

When installing scaffolds in Wellington and all through NZ, workers must wear a harness wherever there is risk of a fall (ex . 2m from the ground). Take care to use a harness that has the correct length lanyard.

What type of scaffolding do you use?

We use both ringlock scaffolding and tube and coupler systems. We also offer scaffold hire Wellington services for your convenience and safety. 

What safety equipment do your scaffolders use?

Harnesses, Hard hats, gloves, safety boots/shoes, High visibility clothing, and in some areas of work, facemasks. These are basic requirements in any Wellington scaffolding companies. 

What height do the guardrails need to be?

Guardrails need to be installed approx. 500mm above the platform height, and also approx. 1m above the platform height (+/- 100mm). To ensure the best safety for your workers, give us a call. We supply and deliver the best scaffold hire Wellington service. 

What is the maximum height a scaffold can be built to?
The maximum height for steel ringlock scaffolding is 38m before having to consult with an engineer. Refer to the manufacturer’s specifications for the particular scaffolding you are using first and foremost as different systems, or aluminium have their own safety ratings.

A hanging scaffold is a working platform suspended  by cables, cords, or chains. It is often referred to as a special duty scaffold.


It’s a sign used to prevent accidents in potentially dangerous situations that may not be readily apparent. 

New Zealand scaffolding companies follow the government’s policy on the safe design, use, and maintenance of scaffolding. In particular, companies use the joint Australian and New Zealand Standard 1576 series as the standard for working with scaffolding.

To ensure that the standards and guidelines are followed, after erecting or dismantling scaffolding, scaffold safety tags are used to indicate if a scaffold is safe to use. Tags like “incomplete scaffold” or “unsafe scaffold” should be placed in visible areas to ensure proper security in the workplace


Industry standards require that all scaffolds over five metres on site be inspected weekly by a certified scaffolder. Suspended scaffolds should be inspected daily by the operator. .


You can put up a scaffolding on your own property, but please note that you are also responsible for the safety of people who will come close to your scaffolding. You also cannot do anything that will cause public nuisance. For safety, please reach out to us for more information.


Yes. All fall arrest systems need to be inspected and tested periodically. Everything that workers use must be regularly tested, This includes all height safety equipment. 

How far away from the working face can I have the scaffold?

The scaffold must be 300mm away from the wall without having to have guardrails in place.  Check our wide range of Wellington scaffolding services to know more. 

How do you ensure safety in using scaffolding?

We make sure that all scaffolds are built to NZ Scaffolding standards (and manufacturers specifications). We also do a weekly inspection of scaffold to ensure that the integrity of the scaffold is maintained. Scaffolds can move due to weather/earthquakes, or illegally tampered with by non-scaffolders. If the scaffold fails to comply with the inspection standards , the scaffold will be declared unsafe. The person inspecting will remove “scaffold safe” tag , and expose the “scaffold unsafe” tag . Alterations will be made and an inspection will commence afterwards to ensure the scaffold complies. If you are looking for a scaffolding hire in Wellington that offers topmost safety, give us a call.