Even in this early period, there are references to the different uses of scaffolding in Egyptian architecture. Wood was an extremely rare commodity in Egypt and had to be imported. It was thus employed only when absolutely necessary, e.g. in the construction of scaffolds for working on stone when building statues. This is well-documented in Egyptian reliefs and pictures in tombs showing the carpentry involved in the construction. Scaffolding in those days consisted of wood en supports and planking joined together by ropes and bindings. This type of scaffold could be assembled and disas sembled very quickly. This principle of construction persisted for millennia and is still some times employed in Egypt and even in Europe.
A wide range of archaeological findings prove that wood was used as building material in an cient Greece. Then a relatively expensive and rare commodity, it was used for the construction of scaffolding and hoists. .
The continuing development of the cradle-vault and improve ment in building methods with new hoisting implements char acterize the considerable innovations in Roman times. The use of a mixture of mortar and crushed stone had an enor mous influence on building technology at this time, and consequently on the development of scaffolding.
The intensive building activity at this time began with Carolingian architecture and ended in the late Gothic period. The construction of enormous religious buildings at this time spurred the development of heavy cranes and scaffolding.
In Renaissance times, the con struction of scaffolding became increasingly costly. But it was not until the mid 19th century that framework constructions made of wood and iron were successfully implemented, en abling the development of the ladder scaffold. Running paral lel to this was the development in the United States of scaffold ing made up of steel tubes and couplers which could be taken apart.
At the beginning of the 1930s, scaffolding made up of steel tubes and couplers established itself in Europe, especially in countries with their own steel-producing capacity. The scarci ty of raw materials in the Second World War, however, reduced the use of this type of scaffold.
The Thyssen Hiinnebeck company launched the first system scaffold in Germany in 1958, setting new standards for the development of scaffolding construction.
Biossol introduced metal scaffolding in Greece in 1960 and its services have been important in the restoration of many historical monuments and churches and in the creation of most important infrastructure projects.
Biossol Construction tools was formed in 1999 to continue the scaffolding activities of the Biossol Group. The company is active in the fields of
- Erection and Sale of Facade Scaffolding
- Steel Access Towers
- Temporary Sitting
- Powered Access Platforms (Sky-Climber Europe)
- Aluminium Access Towers (SGB Youngman)
- Trench Lining Systems (Allround)
In the field of scaffolding and falsework the company has worked closely with the British company SGB and the German company Hunnebeck and has important quantities of rental equipment (frame and modular galvanized scaffolding) from both companies. Biossol's local know - how and erection experience coupled with support and equipment from the world leaders, result in superior performance and friendly service.
19th Km Leoforos Marathonos 15351 Palini,
Tel: +30 210-6633366, +30 210-6633360,
Fax: +30 210-6635055
Director: Athanasia Papadopoulou