Construction Scaffolding

Construction Scaffolding

New build in the Dales always brings something different, here an extension to an existing property required three lifts and a gable end peak to get the construction project off the ground and the building topped-off.

The bricklayers, stonemasons, joiners and roofers all have different needs for each lift, depending on the tasks at each level.  Safety, timing and ease of working space to get the job done are top of the list of prioirities for Highforce Scaffolding.

Proud to help build new homes in Teesdale.

New Build Construction Scaffolding Highforce Barnard Castle

New Build Construction Scaffolding Highforce Barnard Castle

Whether your new building plans are extensions to existing properties, a new stand alone property or an estate of new houses, we have experience in providing new build construction scaffolding to standard and regulatory requirements.

If you are an independent developer, building contractor or large commercial development firm you can be assured we have previously worked extensively on large new build sites for regional construction companies including Persimmon Homes and Bellway Homes developments around the North East.  With a more local focus, we are now supporting construction sites in and around the Dales with flexible Tube and Fitting Scaffolding and Scaffold Hire.

Quotations for new build scaffolding depend on the size of the build, number of lifts, boards, peaks, loading access, duration of project and how many properties are being built that require safely erected scaffold to complete.

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Please feel free to contact us and ask for a quotation for scaffolding your project by telephone 07340 922 386 or email:

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Getting Projects off the Ground

Street Licence

Street Licence

Street Licence from Durham County Council

If your property, home or business has a street front onto a pavement or Highway then you will need a street licence granting permission to erect scaffolding and carry out building works from the street.

The licence costs £32.50 per week (2018) and can be arranged by us on your behalf with Durham County Council who charge the fee and oversee the agreement.  We will submit the works plans to them and once approved the project can go ahead.

DCC Street Licence Team process applications quickly, so once submitted approval can often be granted in a day or two.  Although DCC say it can take longer so it's best to get organised ahead of time.  This system applies in other council areas, North Yorkshire and Darlington,  Please contact us for further details.

If you need scaffolding and think you may need a street licence, please feel free to contact us by email or by telephone 07340 922 386.

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Getting projects off the ground.

Scaffold Hire


Scaffolding Hire 

Highforce Scaffolding supplies for Hire upon installation: Tube & Fitting Scaffolding.

As a rule of thumb, weekly hire is 10% of the scaffold installation cost.

Accurate hire charges are calcuated, for quotations, based on the acutal scaffolding equipment to be used as designed per job, each being specific and particular to the project.

Access Scaffolding Hire:  There is a weekly scaffolding hire charge.  Scaffold hire can be extended as required.

New Build Scaffolding Hire: For new builds, hire is arranged in blocks of 4 weeks and staggered to reflect the project lifecycle for build, ordinarily 12 weeks in 3 monthly stages as construction progresses.   Hire price for new build also depends entirely on the amount of scaffolding tube, fittings, boards and specific saftey equipment required per job.

Please feel free to contact us and ask for a quotation for scaffolding your project by telephone 07340 922 386 or email:

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Building Access

Building Access Scaffolding

Access Scaffolding for Building Works

Roofing and building works access scaffolding, for repairs, pointing and restoration.  Whether you are planning a DIY home repair project or are a professional builder or tradesperson scheduling a project, contact Highforce Scaffolding for safe installation and hire of scaffolding.

Scaffold Access Types: Towers, Gable Ends, Full House Scaffold, Fall Arrest, Internal Scaffolding, Roofing, Building, Chimney Stacks.

Quotes for scaffolding depend on the complexity of the job, how many lifts high, whether lifts are boarded or not, how many qualified scaffolders are needed to safely errect the scaffold and duration of hire.

Feel free to contact us and ask for a quotation for scaffolding your project by telephone 07340 922 386 or email:

Getting Projects off the Ground


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Latest projects from Highforce Scaffolding for; Commercial Developments, Roof Access, Gable End, New Build, Constructions Sites, Event Staging, Property Development in and around Teesdale, County Durham.


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Tight Cornering

Barnard Castle is known for its Ginnels, the narrow pathways between houses from the cobbled market to surrounding streets.  At the end of such a Ginnel, where Queen Street meets Birch Road, for the thin pavement scaffolding was tied in to the wall and tucked safely away from vehicles cutting the tight corner.

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All the world's a stage ...

Event Staging outdoor for the Summer production of Twelfth Night by the Castle Players that was performed in the grounds of the Bowes Museum.  Another amazing Teesdale location to scaffold in, and being part of the build up to the event added to the enjoyment.

Castle Players' Production Manager Simon Pell said of Highforce Scaffolding's stage, "I thought they did a great job on the scaffolding. I certainly needn't have worried about it blowing away!" The stage set was designed with huge cogs, steam and moving parts, for the novel Steam Punk theme.

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Conservation Projects

Conservation Projects

This was one of a series of scaffolds needed for various maintenance projects around a large and historic property in Barnard Castle. There is always a protruding bay or two to work around on these interesting buildings. That and of course bats to protect and work around; conservation and restoration.

Getting projects off the ground


LinkedIn Connect

Welcoming new connections on LinkedIn, Lead Scaffolder and Owner of Highforce Scaffolding in Barnard Castle is looking forward to getting to know more peope and businesses in the local area, Barnard Castle, Teesdale, Darlington and North Yorkshire.

Morrisons 'Get Fresh' Barnard Castle Store

Highforce Scaffolding Ltd was delighted to be invited by RN Wooler & Co Ltd to support their recent refurbishment works by providing Scaffolding Access at Morrisons Store in Barnard Castle.    The project was part of the internal refurbishment and re-branding of the sales floor and market street departments, which were undertaken out of hours, ensuring minimal disruption allowing the store to continue trading throughout the works.


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Barnard Castle School Scaffolding

Biomass boiler installation at Barnard Castle School by the expert team at Gemini Mechanical Services Ltd engaged Highforce Scaffolding to help them get the project off the ground with scaffolding for works roof access.  

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Up and Over

Restoration work at at Teesdale Farm needed access to a far chimney.  The scaffolding tower and access platform up, over and across to a secured platform for the right-hand stack gave another unique view across the dale, this time East towards the sea.

Straddling a Conservatory

Scaffolding beam straddles the conservatory on this Gable End in Barnard Castle, with three lifts boarded for pointing and restoration.

Wide Load

Scaffolding towers and platforms reaching wide over a double hip roof in Upper Teesdale to provide safe access and working platforms to a chimney stack and gable end for renovation work.

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Local Scaffolding Service

Based in Barnard Castle, County Durham, Highforce Scaffolding Ltd services domestic and commercial sites in Teesdale and the surrounding areas with Tube and Fitting Scaffolding Solutions and Scaffold Hire.

Highforce Scaffolding is fully insured to public sector and construction industry requirement levels with relevant certification, training and standards; CSCS CISRS Carded Scaffolders and Certification from CITB/CSCS as Health, Safety and Environment Specialists Working at Height.

Owner-Scaffolder Kevin Ness has 15+ years' experience scaffolding.

Kevin is an ex-Royal Engineer well-versed in challenging and remote projects having also served-time installing scaffold in offshore environments including oil/gas rigs.



Electricity Cable Shrouding

The first thing to remember, if your scaffold will be near electricity cables, is that you will need to book your electricity provider to come and fit safety shrouding to the wires before scaffolding can be put up safely.  They will do this free of charge, but may need up to two weeks' notice.

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Gable End

Work in progress, gable end Scaffolding three lifts boarded, this project was for the custom fitting of solar panels and a bespoke, solar-paneled conservatory to soak up south facing sun and help this forward thinking farm owner make more than just hay while the sun shines.

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Raindeer Pylons

Moscow design studio Design Depot has created these Raindeer-shaped electrical pylons, see full article here. We like them but think they'd raise an eyebrow here. 

Customer Review Feedback

Having started the farm building renovation I needed the services of a good scaffolder.

I was very fortunate to meet Kevin Ness of Highforce Scaffolding at a friends’ function. After chatting for a while and realising he might be just the person, I asked if he would come and assess the scaffolding needs as the project was not simple and would require a different approach.

Kevin was quick to respond, making a thorough site survey and advising me on the best way to handle the various stages of the renovation from his scaffolding perspective.

A series of competitive quotes were acquired and I chose Kevin’s integrated solution which best met the needs of the project and budget.

His professionalism, competence and speed were apparent from the off and I was very pleased with his work.

I would recommend his company’s work very highly.

Geoff. Godschalk

Godschalk Partners

Contact Us

Highforce Scaffolding Ltd

Please feel free to ask for a quotation for scaffolding your project

Office:  01833 696 750
Mobile:  07340 922 386
Highforce Scaffolding Ltd
Enterprise House
Harmire Enterprise Park
Barnard Castle
County Durham
DL12 8XT

Registered Company Number: 9629969
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