As the year edges closer to an end, and before we pack up and close for the traditional Christmas break we take a look back at what most attracted your attention during 2021.

Daniel Norton - Scaffmag Editor
Daniel Norton – Scaffmag Editor

The last twelve months have been another busy news-filled year for the scaffolding industry as ScaffMag continues to keep you updated with what’s going on. Whether on desktop, mobile, tablet or in our quarterly magazine available in digital and print, we have you covered.

During the holiday season, we will update the site with any major breaking stories but our full news service will be back on 5 January 2022.

We would like to take this opportunity to wish all our valued readers, subscribers and social media followers from around the world a very safe and Merry Christmas and a happy new year.


Most Read Stories of 2021


Worker dies in London scaffold fall

New TG20:21 guidance set to launch in the spring

Also in January our report on NASC’s eagerly-anticipated eGuide scaffolding design software update and expansion of TG20:21 got your attention.


Scaffolders strike action continues

Lyndon SGB provides access solutions on one of the UK’s largest scaffolding projects

Also in February our report on Lyndon SGB supplying complex access solutions on one of the most prestigious and largest scaffolding projects in the country got your attention.


Introducing: ScaffPutLoad

Layher UK launches new guardrail system

Modular scaffolding giants Layher have developed a new hybrid advanced guardrail system that combines the versatility of its leading Allround System with the speed of its STAR system.


Scaffolding falls after London demo incident

Industry facing spiralling materials costs

A leading UK construction trade body issued a warning in April over spiralling materials costs as a result of disruptions brought about by the twin impact of coronavirus and Brexit. 


Scaffolding Board Prices Set To Rise Further

Exclusive: Alltask bolsters capabilities with acquisition of top scaffolding firm

Scaffolding specialist Alltask Ltd strengthend and extended its capabilities after completing the acquisition of Luton based, EA Scaffolding & Systems Ltd.


Scaffolder and Son’s Toy Scaffolding Offers Priceless Help for Kent Hospital

TG20:21 Users Download Over 10,000 Compliance Sheets

NASC revealed that more than 10,000 TG20:21 compliance sheets were produced since the new software went live.


Scaffolder and Roofer Sentenced After Fatal Fall from Height

Construction materials shortage set to continue until 2022

Elevated prices and the shortage of construction materials including timber, cement and steel is set to continue throughout the rest of the year.


Altrad Group Acquires Actavo Hire & Sales

Scaffolding collapse causes travel chaos

Scaffolding erected over a railway bridge in Warrington collapsed causing travel chaos for weekend commuters.


New Makita XGT Impact Wrenches

Former manager ordered to pay back £6K after defrauding scaffolding firm

A former branch manager at MG Scaffolding has been ordered to pay back all the money he gained from fraudulently selling scrap metal.


Safety warning issued after scaffolder falls from dropper

‘Our Town Hall’ the UK’s largest commercial scaffolding project

Our project report on the UK’s largest commercial scaffolding project got your attention in October.


Alimak Group launches new Scaffolding Transportation System

British Steel scaffolders in fifth week of strike action

Scaffolders at British Steel in Scunthorpe have entered their fifth week of all-out strike action in a long-running pay dispute with bosses.


Scaffolder suffers 48,000-volt electric shock

Scaffolders warn Rope Access company over British Steel strike breaking

A GIANT INFLATABLE RAT has joined British Steel scaffolders and strike campaigners outside a South Shields company.


We hope you have a very merry Christmas and a happy new year, see you in 2022!