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Optima Scaffold Designs LLP have been operating since 2003 providing national coverage from our offices located in Bristol and Kings Langley.


Our engineers are trained to comply with current legislation and scaffold engineering best practise, demonstrating competence derived from degree level engineering qualifications and numerous years of practical scaffold design experience, ensuring our customers design obligations are fully met.


Optima Scaffold Designs LLP are represented on the NASC technical committee and with the Scaffolding Association and we carry £5m professional indemnity insurance and £5m public liability insurance.


Our engineers utilise frame analysis packages along with in-house software and hand calculations to justify our CAD drawings.

We prepare design documents to cover many types of temporary structures including traditional access scaffolds, bridged access, buttressed access, suspended access, temporary roofs, façade restraint scaffolds, shoring scaffolds and many other forms of traditional tube and fitting scaffolds along with all the major system scaffolds such as HakiLayherCuplok and Kwikstage.


Node Scaffold Design is a scaffold design consultancy, offering a comprehensive design service for scaffolds of all types, utilising the latest software for 2D and 3D design. All designs are produced and analysed in line with the relevant British Standards and Eurocodes, using manual calculations and frame analysis to ensure compliant designs.

Alongside our technical scaffold design service, Node can attend sites anywhere in London and surrounding areas to review scaffold proposals, or to review existing scaffolds for required designs. This service can also be carried out remotely as part of Category III independent check, which we can provide for any projects that require it.

Fully insured and always putting our clients first, Node can assist with your scaffold design needs at a very competitive price, to allow you to ensure your scaffolds are safe, compliant, and cost effective.

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Operating from our London depot, where we have been established for many years, providing an ideal distribution point, allowing us access to the various areas we cover.
Heading up the London team is the Regional Director John Riding, who has been with the company for the last two decades and has seen the company prosper and expand over that period.

Further growth is anticipated as D+R projects that it will acquire a greater market share in the future of the construction industry.
At present, the company is acknowledged as a leading force in the market and shall enhance its reputation in the future.

How is this to be achieved?

We shall build further on the foundations that were established in previous years based on a fundamental strategy tailored to provide practical solutions to our customers requirements.

Part of this fundamental strategy is based on progressive attitudes, allied with a constant review of procedures and quality, enabling us to provide our customers with a wide range of possible solutions to suit their projects.

Also, through our combined knowledge and experience we can assure our customers a sustained and reliable service developed via an effective and efficient management team that understands the concerns of the construction industry.

The success of the London region can be measured in many ways, most notably by the acquisition of numerous works through repeat business indicating customer’s satisfaction of D+R’s service and commitment. The capabilities and resources are sufficient to provide customers with confidence and peace of mind, safe in the knowledge that the problem of access on site has been solved by the most professional scaffold package around.

In addition the many awards and letters of commendation received confirm client satisfaction where complex works requiring particular attention and detailed planning have been completed on time.


Coventry Scaffolding is no ordinary London scaffolder – and not just because of our name. Coventry Scaffolding is the only London scaffolding company to hold the Royal Warrant; companies are eligible for the Royal Warrant only when they have completed at least five years of exemplary service to the Royal family.

Since Patrick Hanifan established the business in 1950 in South London, the everyday running has remained a family venture; Patrick’s sons, Perry and Paul, now manage Coventry Scaffolding.  Our professional and passionate long-standing staff form the backbone of the company, and an impressive number have worked at Coventry for 20 years or more. Many have security clearance and safety qualifications, so we can guarantee that each and every scaffold will be safe, secure, efficient.

The company is also renowned for emergency scaffolding work; we proudly sport the title of ‘The 24 Hour Emergency Scaffolders’. Quick thinking, dedicated staff and an effective health and safety policy means we are always prepared and have a history of arriving first on the scene when buildings and monuments in London are damaged and in need of scaffold towers.

So why Coventry? After all, the company is based in London. Well, it’s because the Midlands was heavily damaged during WWII, and company founder Patrick Hanifan associated the scaffolding industry with the rebuilding work in Coventry. There were plans to change the name to something that evoked a sense of London, but the company went from strength-to-strength and the name stuck.


We specialise in the undertaking of major projects within the electricity industry, which can involve overhead line refurbishment, cabling renewal and sub-station schemes, ranging in total contract value anywhere from £2,000 to £2,000,000.

Our facilities allow us to project manage all sizes of contracts ranging from smaller civil projects to large bespoke scaffolding designs for some of the UK’s largest utility contractors and nationalised industries. We also have the benefit of a fully qualified in-house design team who specialise in temporary works solutions. Our workforce are able to undertake projects anywhere within the UK and Northern Ireland.

As a family run business, Carrington Scaffolding was founded in 1993 by Nigel and Caron Potts. Both have worked in the scaffolding industry since 1981 and have gained various qualifications as well as extensive industry experience. Ash and Craig our two sons both Advanced level scaffolders are also co-directors who personally oversee all site activities and hold SSSTS Certs.

Our emphasis is on high standards of Health & Safety, staff training and continual monitoring to improve on our existing quality service and safety record.

 Range of scaffolding solutions

To give our customers the best service, we have made a major investment in the equipment we use, now employing the “Layher” system scaffold, which has extensive advantages over traditional tube and fitting.

Our qualifications include:

•  Advanced Construction Industry Scaffolders Record Scheme

•  Institution of Occupational Safety and Health

•  Association of Northern Scaffolding Contractors

•  Committee member of the Staffordshire and Shropshire WWT

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