Scaffolding costs: what you can expect to pay in 2024

Scaffolding around two-storey semi-detached house
Scaffolding costs will vary depending on a number of different factors (Image credit: Getty Images)

Scaffolding costs are a key component when working on any exterior home improvement project. Whether you're fixing a roof, repointing a chimney or installing new guttering, it's almost impossible to do them without the help of scaffolding. It provides a safe, secure platform to work from, but it's a job that only professionals should tackle.

So, when budgeting for a project such as painting a house don't forget that you’ll need scaffolding. It is essential that you factor in scaffolding costs in your budget, and try to stick to a timescale to make sure your costs don't spiral out of control. 

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Steve Jenkins

Steve Jenkins is a freelance content creator with over two decades of experience working in digital and print and was previously the DIY content editor for Homebuilding & Renovating. 

He is a keen DIYer with over 20 years of experience in transforming and renovating the many homes he has lived in. He specialises in painting and decorating, but has a wide range of skills gleaned from working in the building trade for around 10 years and spending time at night school learning how to plaster and plumb.

He has fitted kitchens, tiled bathrooms and kitchens, laid many floors, built partition walls, plastered walls, plumbed in bathrooms, worked on loft conversions and much more. And when he's not sure how to tackle a DIY project he has a wide network of friends – including plumbers, gas engineers, tilers, carpenters, painters and decorators, electricians and builders – in the trade to call upon.