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    Wooden scaffolding

    I spot it everywhere in Bangkok. It seems so primative. Is it safe, or just used for cheapness?

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    Yes !

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    Even for constructing 20 story buildings?!?

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    I believe they still use bamboo in Hong Kong, and it is civilised there.

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    You are not wrong DD. Well apart from the civilised bit

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    That metal stuff doesn't look particularly safe either.

    Scaffolding as a whole is probably a pretty unsafe thing due to the cheap and temporary nature of it.

    Of course, I know nothing about it.

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    Rigged up right and with those seasoned sapling logs it should be ok, lot less dangerous than goin up a 70 ft mast in a Bosun chair with nothin but a half-hitch between you and oblivion. you get it rigged so the building, not the scaffolding, is supporting most of the weight should be able to go as high as you like. more than three levels wher ti's all self-supported starts lookin like an accordian waitn for a squeeze.
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    I've never seen any. They tend to use bamboo around here and wood for the formers.

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    ^So that would be grass scaffolding then!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by NickA
    ^So that would be grass scaffolding then!!
    Yep..

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    The bamboo riggers of scaffolding in Hong Kong are a dying breed and they are trying to revive it. The masters are paid big bucks to continue with the bamboo and knots.

    These types of scaffolding move with the winds, they are up as high as 50 or 60 stories in Hong Kong. Safer than the steel kinds.

    Flying in to Kai Tak in the old days used to amaze me, always bamboo scaffolds, and clothes hanging from the 20th floor.

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