Trestle scaffolding is used for

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  1. the construction of upper part of wall.
  2. repair works such as pointing and painting.
  3. painting and repair works inside the room upto a height of 5m.
  4. brick laying.

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Option 3 : painting and repair works inside the room upto a height of 5m.
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Trestle scaffolding:

This type of Scaffolding is supported on tripod-type movable ladders. This type of Scaffolding is used primarily in indoors, like for repairs or painting works. The usage of Trestle Scaffolding is limited to indoors as the height in this Scaffolding is up to 5 meters only.

Additional Information The various types of scaffolding and its application are as follows:

Type of Scaffolding


Single Scaffolding

Brick Masonry

Double Scaffolding/Mason’s Scaffolding

Stone Masonry work

Steel Scaffolding

For erection of RCC or steel Column or beams in building construction work.

Suspended Scaffolding

Painting and repairing works outside the rooms or on external walls.

Cantilever Scaffolding

Upper portion of the wall is under construction



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