How to secure your scaffolding using precast concrete

If you’re in the process of embarking on a building project, be it to adapt or extend a domestic property, industrial unit or commercial building, chances are you’ve already thought long and hard about how to support the existing building foundation.

Scaffolding tends to be the most popular choice amongst builders, since you can design a scaffolding structure to suit the size, shape and layout of your existing building.

Scaffolding helps to create a safe and secure structure, surrounding the building to create safe access in and around the building as well as keeping the structure itself secure.

But good scaffolding is only ever as good as the weights used to secure it in place. Many building owners are unsure how to create weights that are heavy enough to hold scaffolding down and our customers often ask us which weights we recommend.

Securing scaffolding can also be quite costly so we’ve put together this short guide to explain the options available and to give more details on size and weight.

Which weights should you use to hold down scaffolding?

If you’re looking to create secure scaffolding, you can easily choose from our range of weights, which includes marquee weights, kentledge blocks and kelley blocks. We supply and manufacture a wide range of weights and sizes, which we’ll explain a little later in this article.

What are scaffolding weights made of?

Whether you decide to use marquee weights, kentledge blocks or kelley blocks, concrete is by far the best material to use to hold down scaffolding. Our precast concrete is made from the very best materials and provides a long-lasting and durable finish.


Can you hire scaffolding weights?

Yes. We offer a hire service for marquee weights, kentledge blocks and kelley blocks if you have a short-term project. We’ll also supply lifting loops with the units which will make installation a lot easier.

Our hiring service is easy to use and whether you’re looking for marquee weights, kentledge blocks or kelley blocks, UK customers can have these delivered within two to three days of ordering.


Do you offer an installation service for scaffolding weights?

Not only do we supply and manufacture a wide range of concrete weights, we can also deliver and install them, too.

Our experienced team members will deliver the units on a craned vehicle at a time and date convenient to you, and offload and place the blocks for you which means that you don’t need to worry about sourcing specialist machinery to aid installation.

If you’d like more information on our highly efficient installation service, just get in touch and a member of our team will explain how it works.

Which sizes and weights are available?

Here at JP Concrete, we have developed a wide range of sizes and weights to choose from to suit your building project. Our standard blocks are 500kg, 1000kg, 2400kg, 2500kg and 5760kg and come in a range of heights and widths.

Our smallest blocks start at 650mm in height and go up to 1000mm. Width-wise you can choose from our narrowest blocks which start at 450mm through to our largest blocks which measure 1000mm. You can also choose from a block length of 800mm going all the way up to 1000mm.

However, if your building project requires a more bespoke approach, please get in touch and we can discuss your requirements in more detail and make our recommendations.

We know all too well that each building project can differ dramatically from the next, so we always ensure that our service is flexible and adaptable to meet the needs of our customers.

We hope that this guide has helped to explain how you can use marquee weights, kentledge blocks or kelley blocks to secure scaffolding on your building but if you have any other questions, please just get in touch.

Our team can provide help and advice on using concrete blocks on scaffolding, whether it’s to advise on the best height, width, length or weight to use, or whether you need some advice on installation.

Either way, just get in touch with us on 0115 895 9783 and discover how you can best create a secure and safe scaffolding structure for your building.