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Scaffolding – A Permanent Alternative?

Scaffolding – A Permanent Alternative?

Scaffolding has many, many uses and is used to satisfy many needs. They are used in varying processes from construction to advertising, as a temporary solution. Apart from its temporary uses in these many sectors, scaffolds can be used in building and supporting various kinds of stable and permanent structures. These structures can include furnished workshops to buildings and offices that are fully functional. Moreover, scaffolds can also be used to construct platforms, pathways, and bridges for events, access and even in industries. Stairways, bridges, outdoor flooring, indoor decor and access paths for building maintenance are just a few examples. Here are a few permanent and semi-permanent uses of scaffolds, and why they are a better choice.

Permanent Building Solutions:

Staircase and stairways:

Scaffolds can be used to construct a stable and secure complex frame to support single and multistory staircases. These staircases can be installed for permanent (or long-term) use, with stability in bearing heavy loads and constant use. These stairs can either be single row staircases or multiple row staircases that lead to several levels. Scaffolds can also be used to build outdoor staircases to other points of entry, to provide a long-term entry solution.


Exterior Access – Maintenance:

The use of scaffolding in maintenance has been around for ages together. They have been (and still are) used to clean the exterior of windows and huge glass panels in huge buildings. The most common use in maintenance is with suspended scaffolding. These are service platforms that are suspended from a frame installed on the roof of a building. Being supported by cables that can bear heavy loads, these platforms can be controlled to move vertically to access building exteriors with ease. Apart from the suspended type, outdoor platforms can be installed using scaffolds to access building exteriors that are not that many levels high.

Industrial walkways:

Most industries look for flooring solutions that are affordable, require less maintenance, and can be used for a long term. Like Mezzanine floors, scaffolds offer a more reliable and stable structure, ideal for outdoor use. These floors can be fitted with steel, stainless steel or alloy platforms to improve their resistance to corrosion and strength. Being highly secure when perfectly installed, these structures can bear heavy weights, making the ideal for industrial use.

Bridges and pathways:

With proven stability and reliability in proving a strong secure platform, scaffolds make an ideal frame for bridges and paths. Based on the material used, these scaffold structures can be used in various conditions from indoor paths to outdoor bridges. There have been many cases where scaffold frame bridges have been used for events of varying scales as a successful means of access. This only further promotes its use as a long-term solution to meeting the access needs of facilities that require bridges or access platforms that need to be elevated.

Interior Décor and Support:

Innovation in Interior décor has brought about the use of unusual components like scaffolds in enhancing the appeal of interiors. This includes the use of materials like steel gratings and scaffoldings among other products.

Scaffolds can be used to provide structural aid, while being used to suspend and mount decorative items. They can be used to mount paintings, suspend lamps and vases, and to install creative shelves and storage.

Moreover, scaffolds and scaffolding are favored for use in several other facilities, such as studios, labs, and media houses. Visit our website to view our range of products, get more details about our products or to get in touch ith us. Oasis Metal Manufacturing LLC.

Steel Gratings and Stylistic Outdoor Decor

Steel Gratings and Stylistic Outdoor Decor

Steel Gratings have been used in architectural designs for ages together for various applications. Although Gratings are most known for their uses in Industries and in different industrial sectors, their applications are not restricted to industrial use alone. Steel Gratings are notable for their special properties, such as resistance to fire and weather, strength, durability and low maintenance requirements. Being weatherproof and resistant to the corrosive forces of nature, standard steel and coated gratings are an ideal option for use in outdoor architecture and decor.

Gratings can be used for almost any outdoor applications from flooring, walling or roofing purposes. We at Oasis Metal manufacture all kinds of Steel Gratings and accessories as well as other steel products like handrails, designed to provide homes with modern home decor that lasts a lifetime. We manufacture specially engineered shaped gratings for all kinds of applications, custom size stair treads, and gratings in a wide range of specifications. A few cool and creative ideas on the perfect outdoor and garden decor and structures include decks, fireplaces, overhead planes and a whole lot more.

Outdoor Home Applications of Steel Gratings

Steel is extremely durable, and our gratings are guaranteed to last you a lifetime. With several variations in design, make and finish, we can help you choose the ideal type of gratings that best suit your needs. Here are a few ways you could use our gratings to make your home unique and creative:

Outdoor Decks and Patios

Outdoor decks are usually flat elevated surfaces in a backyard or connected to a house. Using galvanized or stainless steel gratings as deck or patio surfaces is extremely practical. Although gratings are manufactured with variations in thickness and design, our steel gratings are designed to last.

Our gratings can stand the test of time, and are suitable for outdoor use, as they do not get damaged easily. Moreover, you won’t have to worry about spilling your drink, water or any other liquid on your patio or deck surface, as it would just pass through the vented floor. Steel Grating Decks and patios are also easy to maintain, giving you some ease of mind in the long run.


Driveway floors are usually made of concrete because of its high load-bearing requirements. Heavy-duty steel gratings are specially designed and engineered to withstand heavy weights, up to 4 times that of standard gratings. Heavy-duty steel gratings are realistic, reasonable and functional alternatives to traditional concrete driveways. These are extremely practical, especially for the provision of a drainage system below, to allow water to flow when you wash your car or even if it rains.

Walkways, Pathways, and Bridges

Steel gratings are absolutely perfect when used to surface pathways, walkways, and bridges, around gardens, over backyard creeks, koi ponds and even deck-side plants. Bridges or even raised walkways can be constructed easily with a steel framework and gratings, with plants growing under them. This allows the plants to receive enough sunlight while providing you with a strong, durable, weather-resistant and easily maintainable walkway. These raised or grounded platforms can be used for multiple purposes, to lay a full drainage system under or to lead to an outdoor deck, garage or workhouse.

Balconies and Overhead planes

Balconies are protruding platforms, on the sides of buildings with access from windows and doors on upper floors. Balcones are required to have high weight-bearing capacities to bear the weight of two or more people. Using heavy duty or galvanized steel gratings for this is extremely practical. Not only do they serve their main purpose, they are also extremely appealing and a perfect blend of architectural ingenuity and modern aesthetic. Outdoor overhead planes, especially those that incorporate gratings are mainly used to filter light and provide sufficient privacy while maintaining proper open ventilation.

Some other creative home and outdoor home applications of steel gratings could also include Fire pit grill tops, Steel stairs using gratings, ramps, table tops, fencing, pool borders, tree ground borders, and much more. To known more about our standard, special treated and coated gratings, visit our website.