South Pacific Scaffolding Ltd. has been providing the wider Auckland area with scaffolding services for over 25 years. They are equipped to deal with projects of any size or complexity, with services that tailor to the exact needs and specifications of your project. There are a few different factors that go into calculating the cost of these scaffolding services.

These factors are not independent of each other, and therefore will need to be considered in relation to your project, in order to create an accurate quote for our services. One of their friendly staff will visit your site to measure your job specifications and requirements. All quotes are free and no-obligation.

Length of Hire

The length of time required for scaffolding to be hired is one of the biggest considerations to your budget. The overall cost of the equipment and personnel required needs to be considered on a per-day basis. Therefore the length of time you require the scaffolding for should be one of the first controls in your budget. The use of good project management projections will allow you to determine the amount of time the scaffolding will need to be present on your site. Are you going to require scaffolding for two weeks or two months? Determining this is a crucial step in working out not only your scaffolding hire prices, but your overall budget for your project.


The higher the scaffolding required, the more Health and Safety requirements need to be met. This requires specialised personnel and equipment to keep your worksite safe and hazard free. South Pacific Scaffolding has a brilliant safety record, and the team are well trained for working at heights. They can accommodate scaffolding for almost any project in relation to height, but ensuring this is done safely does incur an additional cost. Another consideration for the height of the scaffolding required is whether any specialty scaffolding is needed, such as walkways or bridges between sections.

Public Access Restriction

It is vital to find out ahead of time whether or not your scaffolding is going to need to be (even partially) placed on a public road or footpath. This will require permission from the Auckland Council and usually comes at a cost.

Weather Proofing

South Pacific Scaffolding will often recommend utilising their shrink-wrapping services alongside scaffolding hire. This allows you to weatherproof your project from the ever-changing New Zealand elements for a dry, warm and safer site. While shrink-wrapping is an additional cost, it can pay for itself by offering protection against delays on your project due to weather conditions.

Ease of Access

Ease of access directly affects the time required to set up your scaffolding. If the team can put up the frame easily and efficiently without running into any obstacles, set up costs will be lower. The flip side of this is if the scaffolding needs to be maneuvered around tight spaces (such as hallways, passages, or narrow roads) the amount of time to both set up and take down the job will be extended.

Scaffolding Hire Price List

The cost for scaffolding hire services will differ greatly from project to project. Below are some examples of industry ballpark costs to help you to determine your budget:

  • Scaffolding for a chimney: Approx $900 – $2,000
  • Scaffolding for a single level, simple residential project e.g. repainting: Approx $2,000 – $5,000
  • Scaffolding for a large height project e.g. two storey home approx. $5,000 – $10,000
  • Weather proofing/shrink-wrapping: Full encapsulation for reclad approx $15,000 – $45,000

South Pacific Scaffolding will partner with you to guide your next building project to success, safely and efficiently. If you are requiring a top-notch, highly regarded team to sort your scaffolding needs, give them a call today. They can tackle almost any project thrown their way, no matter the size or complexity. Request a free quote to get you started.