Why Hong Kong uses
Bamboo Scaffolding?

While looking at it, bamboo scaffolding may appear fragile, but it’s really a time-proven technique that goes back a thousand years, and is still widely considered today.

Why Hong Kong uses Bamboo Scaffolding?

Bamboo Scaffolding method

In Hong Kong, bamboo scaffolding is used as the primary method to build skyscrapers, which at first glance, seems a bit risky. However, compared to iron rods that we use here in Warwickshire, bamboo rods are cheaper, faster to build, and easier to transport. Despite their appearance, bamboo rods are actually safer, as they are much lighter than iron rods and cause less damage if they fall.


To build with bamboo, which can be as huge as The Shard in London, it only requires three things: Bamboo Rods, Scissors, and string. Scaffolders often set up the scaffold structure in the middle of the night, eight hours at a time.

Most Common Method in Hong Kong

Though the most common to see these at construction sites across the city, bamboo scaffolding has also been used to create temporary Cantonese opera theatres and church halls, most notably for the ‘Yu Lan Ghost Festival’

In 2000, several scaffolders from Hong Kong were invited to Berlin, Germany to build a work of art using bamboo scaffolding. According to German scaffolders, they were sceptical about the strength of the structure. But when the structure was all done, people of Berlin were amazed and blown away over the strength. The bamboo installation later won an award from the Hong Kong institute of Architects.

Materials we use in the scaffolding structures are of highest quality industry standards and all the scaffolding structures undergoes routine checks for any defects or strength issues. Birmingham No1 in the West Midlands.

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We take immense pride in every job we undertake and hence we make sure we deliver the job with perfection and quality. Upon taking up a contract, we will visit the location first and prepare suitable Scaffolding design.

Health and Safety of our employees as well as other personnel on site is of paramount importance to us. We make sure we adhere to all security norms and regulations to be adhered during the scaffolding work.

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