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Commercial uses of Scaffolding

Commercial uses of Scaffolding

Scaffolding is a temporary complex weave of steel pipes, commonly used for construction, renovation, and building maintenance purposes. Scaffolding provides workers, cleaners, painters, sports fans, maintenance personnel and heavy equipment with a safe and heavy-duty landing. Traditionally, scaffolding was a temporary framework of bamboo sticks held together with rope and other fasteners, used construction for decades together. Even today, some builders and construction workers use bamboo and other wood pole scaffolds in their processes.

Commercial uses of Scaffolding

Scaffolding and its varying types are indispensable, reliable and cost-effective components of various commercial processes.

installation of scaffolding

 Although scaffolds are primarily used in the construction Industry, they have other applications as well, some of which include:

Temporary seating

If you’ve ever been to a sports event, a concert at a park or any other spectator event, you definitely would’ve noticed the huge temporary seating structures and raised platforms.

temporary seating using scaffolding

These structures use heavy duty scaffolds as their main framework, which has a high weight-bearing capacity. Heavy-duty scaffolding systems are capable of supporting any crowds, from a hundred to thousands. This complex metal framework is an ideal solution for temporary or semi-permanent spectator seating.

scaffolding used for temporary spectator seating

Renovations & Maintenance

Apart from their applications during construction, scaffolding is also used outside and inside of buildings during renovations, cleaning, painting, and other timely building maintenance services. They are a lot safer than suspended platforms, providing cleaners, painters and maintenance workers with a stronger working platform.

scaffolding used in renovations

Even some of the most well-known buildings and structures like the statue of liberty require the use of scaffolds during renovations.

Lady Liberty being renovated

Event Access, Camera & Lighting

Since scaffolds provide a secure and solid base, with a high weight-bearing capacity, they are also commonly used in events to construct temporary access structures and to mount equipment. Some events like fairs require access bridges to improve venue accessibility and to cater to large crowds. Other events like snow sports require secure ramps and landing platforms which are built and tested by experts.

ramps constructed with scaffolding

Scaffolding is used in all kinds of events, to construct bridges, ramps, and huge frameworks to mount displays, speakers, lighting and other equipment used in large events.

scaffolding-mounted equipment


Scaffolding is also used in advertising, to set up large-size display posters at events, or largely fabricated advertising structures. These huge advertisements are common advertising and marketing strategies used to promote brand names, brand image or specific products. Although these structures are difficult to setup, advertisers can reach a large general or target audience.

Large display advertisements on scaffolds

At Oasis Metal, we manufacture and supply well-engineered scaffolds and a range of scaffolding accessories and products. Visit our website to view our range of products or get in touch with us to know more.

Types of Steel Gratings

Types of Steel Gratings

Gratings are a steel mesh like structure that is manufactured with steel for various purposes; they are used as a cover for floorings and are also placed over opened spaces in the floor or pipes to prevent objects from entering them. Gratings allow light, water, heat to pass through but would hold back any physical body that tries to pass through. It is a combination of bars that form diagonal shapes.

Gratings are manufactured with different specifications based on the application. Some of the commonly used gratings are riveted gratings, pressure locked gratings and Welded gratings.

Riveted Gratings:tg1

Riveted gratings have the capacity to carry repetitive loads and also offer a great resistance to impact and fatigue. It also provides stability and distribution of loads this is a huge advantage riveted gratings has over the other kinds of steel gratings. Riveted gratings are the choice most often opted for.

Riveted gratings are also comfortable to walk on and the first choice when bearing heavy loads and vehicular traffic are part of the application. Riveted gratings are best suited for bridge applications, highway traffic, and industrial traffic and lift traffic. Riveted gratings are manufactured with a variety of metals like stainless steel, carbon steel, and aluminum.

Pressure locked Gratings:

Pressure locked gratings have a pleasing appearance because of its smooth clean lines and. The advantage of using pressure locked gratings is that these gratings are flexible and provide more opportunity to be molded into various designs.

Welded steel gratings:

Welded steel gratings are known for its durability and have a number of applications. They are used in commercial buildings and industries and are also utilized for walkways, safety barriers, ventilation grates and drainage covers.

Steel Your Appetite – Steel Gratings for your Kitchen

Steel Your Appetite – Steel Gratings for your Kitchen

Stainless steel gratings are economic, durable and appealing and are well-known for their diverse applications from Industrial flooring to home decor and shower floors. To most people, the only images that come to mind with regard to steel gratings are industrial floors and other applications that we see every day like those on pavements, curbs, and parking areas. Gratings are designed to provide proper ventilation or flow of air or water, anti-slip surfaces in industries, and floor covers with low maintenance requirements.

Apart from the more traditional and common uses of steel gratings in construction, public facilities, commercial spaces, and in industrial and manufacturing establishments, and their home uses in gardens and backyards, these gratings can also be used in home kitchens, professional kitchens, bars, and breweries. Whether you’re a professional chef, a home cook, or even a normal person who has friends over for a couple of drinks or a party, and you’re tired of cleaning up when you spill something, you should consider installing floor grates with a drainage or filtration system underneath.

Uses of Steel Gratings in Kitchens

Gratings can be incorporated into your countertops, floors, or even at the entry of your pantry. Channels or narrow drains can be constructed or laid under the gratings, leading to an outlet, preventing your kitchen floor from flooding.

Bar and counter top steel gratings

Kitchen counters and bar tops are the most common places where we tend to keep out bowls, glasses, and mugs. We frequently tend to drop or knock over our glasses and bowls unintentionally, causing a mess. In other cases, leaving a cold bottle of water or a glass of cold water on a counter, causes the bottle to sweat, i.e. water to drip down the sides. Both these problems can be addressed by installing a drain channel into your kitchen counters and bar cabinets.

Counter-top Steel Gratings

These drain channels are commonly made using stainless steel to prevent it from rusting or deterring, fitted with a steel grate or custom design grating on the surface. Using Stainless steel gratings as surface covers can also add to the beauty and overall appeal of your kitchen or bar.

Floor gratings

Stainless steel gratings or floor grates can be installed in patterns or designs, incorporated into all kinds of flooring. Generally, these grates cover openings to underground drains, or drain channels, which are used to dispose of water and other liquids that spill or leak onto the kitchen floor.

Kitchen Floor Steel Gratings and Drain Channel

Floor grating strips are commonly found in almost every professional kitchen, around counters and along the middle of the floor. These steel gratings and drains not only help remove and dispose of water from the kitchen floor, it also provides an ease of cleaning up spilled soup, sauce and other liquids.

Sink Grids and Grates

Sick grids and grates are must-haves if you like to spend your time in the kitchen and do your own dishes. Sink grids are steel grates or thick mesh grids that elevate items in your sink so that the drain does not get blocked. Sink cover steel gratings are like typical sink covers with integrated steel gratings. These extend your countertops over sinks to provide you with more workspace in the kitchen, with grates to allow water to drain into the sink.

At Oasis Metal Manufacturing LLC, we manufacture steel gratings for all kinds of applications. Visit our website to know more, view our products or to avail our services.