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All the scaffold tube we supply are TYPE 4 which means that they have been manufactured to British standards BS EN 39 and have an outside diameter of 48.3mm with an inside wall thickness of 4mm.
If you require a different size, please always contact our office to check our availability as sometimes we are able to obtain off cuts which you can buy. We also have timber whitewood scaffold boards for sale which can also be purchased online.
What is a scaffold tubes diameter?
To find a scaffolding tubes diameter you need to measure the outside of the tube from edge to edge. You will find most type 4 tubes no matter what length they are have a diameter which is usually 48.3mm or 1.90 inches.
What is the weight of a scaffolding tube?
Galvanised steel type 4 tubes are known for being very heavy duty and each length of tube has a different weight, and these are as follows:
21ft – 27.93kg
16ft – 21.28kg
13ft – 17.29kg
10ft – 13.30kg
8ft – 10.64kg
5ft – 6.65kg
What is the thickness of a tube?
To work out the thickness of a type 4 steel scaffolding tube you need to measure the inside wall and regardless of the length most galvanized tube measures in at 4mm in thickness.
Why are the poles galvanised?
The galvanising process is pretty simple, when the poles are manufactured the metal is sealed from all corrosion and oxidation. The steel poles are hot dipped in to a bath of molten zinc at temperatures exceeding 800 degrees Fahrenheit adding a bonded coating to the steel for extra protection.
These poles have been put through the galvanizing process to ensure that they are environmentally friendly and also strong and hard wearing, resistant to rust and have an increased life span.
Buying steel scaffold tube is slightly more expensive than other poles available and this is due to the galvanising, however you will save your money in the long run as these steel tubes will require far less maintenance or replacing.
Want our tubes delivered to your front door?
We offer a fast and efficient delivery services using Hiab trucks and wagons to off load the tubes you buy from us. Our delivery prices do vary and this all depends on the tube sizes and distance from our depot. Our prices to deliver can start from as little as £35 and go up to £75 and sometimes more. Please always ring us first to confirm a price for delivery.
When we deliver your order please ensure access is good and we are able to pull up and drop off your load kerbside or as far as our truck can go, our drivers are not permitted to carry and walk any of your delivery to another place.
Current 2019 lead times
Our current delivery lead times when buying scaffold tube from us is approx. between 3-5 working days and we do not currently offer deliveries on Saturdays or Sundays.
Unfortunately, at this time we do not offer a collection service from our yard. Apologies for any inconvenience but this may change in the future.
We do have a minimum order quantity set in place when you buy from us, this is to qualify for our paid for delivery service. Please check on the individual scaffold tube pages as each size varies in the quantity you have to buy from us. If you are unsure or have any questions, please do not hesitate to give us a call or drop us an email.