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Upwell Scaffolding: Your go-to for scaffolding throughout the wider Auckland region! Serving West, East, Central, South Auckland, and North Shore. We specialize in residential setup and rental of traditional tubes and clamps flexible scaffolding, timber and steel planks, and roof edge protection. With our expertise and diverse residential scaffolding experience and certifications, we can support you with reliable solutions for all your scaffolding needs. Contact us today for a free quote.


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Our scaffolding hire rates outcompete others in Auckland, offering exceptional value. Explore our past residential scaffolding projects to witness a variety of setups for house construction and other purposes.


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Standard Scaffolding Hire Prices

6 bay scaffolding

6 Bays:
Length: 2.4×6=14.4m
Size: 86.4m2
Price: $1,296
Rent: $117/w

two levels 8 bays scaffolding

8 Bays:
Length: 2.4×8=19.2m
Size: 115.2m2
Price: $1,728
Rent: $156/w

10 Bays:
Size: 144.0m2
Price: $2,160
Rent: $194/w

12 Bays:
Length: 2.4×12=28.8m
Size: 172.8m2
Price: $2,592
Rent: $233/w

14 Bays:
Length: 2.4×14=33.6m
Size: 201.6m2
Price: $3,024
Rent: $272/w

16 bays scaffolding

16 Bays:
Length: 2.4×16=38.4m
Size: 230.4m2
Price: $3,456
Rent: $311/w

18 bays scaffolding

18 Bays:
Length: 2.4×18=43.2m
Size: 259.2m2
Price: $3,888
Rent: $345/w

20 Bays:
Length: 2.4×20=48.0m
Size: 288.0m2
Price: $4,320
Rent: $389/w

Built by 48.3mm/3-4mm galvanized steel tubes and timber planks; the Height to the top layer of planks is 4-4.4m, and the railing is 1.0m, reaching 6-6.4m. Width is 3 planks 0.225m x 3 = 0.675m. All-access gates and ladders included. Prices are GST exclusive; Rent is charged upon completion with a safety tag, to be paid every 4 weeks. 

Scaffolding Prices in Auckland Understand Scaffolding Costs and Hire Rates

UPWELL Scaffolding Hire: Clear and Comprehensive Pricing for Scaffolding Rentals in Auckland. We offer fixed price quotes for all scaffolding hire and rental services in Auckland. Our inclusive rates cover transport, erection, dismantling, and safety tags; When you request a quote from us, it comes with a detailed drawing diagram to ensure mutual understanding of your requirements and usage. Here’s a breakdown of our pricing structure:

  1. Erection and Dismantle:

    • Cost: Calculated together per m2
    • Rate: $18.50+GST for setup/dismiss
  2. Rental:

    • Cost: Calculated per m2 per week
    • Rate: $1.50+GST per m2 per week

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How to calculate the scaffolding square meters

1. for an existing house it is house height x length; you can divide it into different sections, to sum up.
2. for a new build you can easily work out the area size according to the Building Consent; If you need edge protectors and higher handrails, these are typically charged extra. 

Factors Affecting Your Scaffolding Price

1. Restricting public access – if your project requires scaffolding on a public road or footpath, you’ll need to ask permission from Auckland Council, and there are likely to be costs involved. 
2. Ease of access – if we can get the frame up quickly and efficiently, then costs will be low. If the scaffolding needs to be manoeuvred through tight passages or even through the building, then the cost will go up.

Scaffolding Size Calculation Sample One: (recommended)

length x-height, (multiple sections added up) = total scaffold area m2 (320 m2 for example)

$18.5 per m2 for transportation, setup, and dismantling.
Scaffold Setup Cost: 320 m2 x $18.5 = $5,920+gst
Scaffolding Hire Cost: $1.5 / m2 / week. It is $480+gst/week as a rental cost. If you use it for 10 weeks, the total rental cost will be $480 x 10 =$4,800+gst
Total Cost: $5,920+gst for set up; $4,800+gst for 10 weeks rental.

Scaffolding Size Calculation Sample Two: (only for general cost estimates) 

In the above building consent, unit 1-4: Unit 1 = 196 m2 ; Unit 2 = 180.50 m2 ; Unit 3 = 188.60 m2 ; Unit 4 = 206.10 m2

Cost of scaffolding around Unit 1 = 196 m2 x 1.3 = 254.80 m2
(Ratio of 1.3 is an experienced based general proportion between building area and scaffold area)
Scaffold set up cost: 254.80 m2 x $18.5 = $3,822 + gst.

Scaffolding Rental cost: 254.80 m2 x $1.5/week = $382.20 / week.

Hiring vs Buying?

Buying Cost of One Bay Scaffolding – Gear List:

  • Tube: 61 meters
  • Planks: 6 x 3m
  • Base: 4
  • Sole Board: 4
  • Double: 16
  • Single: 12
  • Swivel: 4
  • Market Value: $1,130 

Hire vs. Buy Value Ratio: $19.44/$1,130=1.72%

BaysWidthSize (m2)PriceRent/W
Why our scaffolding hire price can be lower than others companies in Auckland?
  1. No Advertising Costs: We rely solely on organic searches, customer retention, and word-of-mouth referrals, eliminating advertising expenses entirely.
  2. Elimination of Yard Rental Expenses: We minimize expenditures by avoiding costly storage and yard rental fees.
  3. Cost-Effective Scaffolding: We employ an economical tube and clamp scaffolding system.
  4. Decreased Transportation Expenses: Our system allows for transporting significantly more per load compared to the Ringlock system, resulting in reduced transportation and loading labor costs.
  5. Reduced Losses: We meticulously calculate gear requirements for each job, ensuring precise transportation. We retrieve excess gears to mitigate potential losses, optimizing efficiency.
  6. Efficient Gear Rotation: We prioritize transferring equipment between jobs, reducing handling costs by almost half. This allows us to offer lower quotes, benefiting our customers.