Pipes & Tubes Scaffolding

Arabian Spar is the most reliable and trusted name in manufacturing and supplying scaffolding products in Saudi Arabia and other Middle East countries.

Arabian Spar is engaged in manufacturing and supplying with the latest advanced technology a wide range of scaffold steel pipes and tubes, such as Round Tubes/ Square Tubes/Rectangular Tubes/HR-Black Pipes /GI Pipes/GIS Tubes/Galvanised Pipes/Galvanised Tubes/Scaffolding Pipe/Scaffolding Tubes/ARAMCO Seamless Pipes & Tubes, etc.

Arabian Spar offers quality and safe Scaffold Pipe/ Tubes in a variety of sizes, finishes and dimensions to meet different needs of our clients at best industry prices in Dubai UAE, Al Jubail KSA, Ras Al Khaimah UAE, London England (UK), etc.

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Pipes & Tubes Scaffolding products

Scaffold Tubes and Pipes are metal steel sections of pipe used to erect a scaffold in building construction structures. The scaffolding structures allow workers to access the upper levels of a building and guarantee a safe operation. In this construction structures, scaffolding tubes/pipes can adjust its length to best suit to a particular length of construction’s structure. In addition, scaffolding steel tubes/pipes also vary in size as well as a function according to the intended application requirement. Arabian Spar is a specialized Scaffold Tubes/Scaffolding Pipes manufacturer and supplier in Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Kuwait, Oman, UK, Dubai UAE, Middle East and other MENA countries.

Scaffolding Tubes & Pipes Types

Scaffold Steel Tubes/Pipes can be divided into three main types:

  • Standards Scaffold Steel Tubes/Pipes
  • Ledgers Scaffold Steel Tubes/Pipes
  • Transom Scaffold Steel Tubes/Pipes
  • Arabian Spar Black Steel Pipes and Tubes are regarded as the best raw material of a scaffolding The Standards Scaffold Steel Tubes/Pipes which are vertical provide strong support for the entire scaffolding construction structures.
  • Ledgers Scaffold Steel Tubes/Pipes run horizontally between the standards pipes to provide lateral support.
  • Transomstructures in construction work for different industries.

Scaffold Steel Tubes or Pipes run perpendicular to ledgers tubes/pipes to add stability to the scaffolding structure.

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Transom Steel Tubes also provides a surface which can uphold Scaffold Boards/Decks, i.e. platforms on which scaffolding structures are built. These scaffolding tubes are jointed by couplers which can prevent excess movement of the structure.

Materials Used for Scaffolding Tubes/Pipes Making

There are 3 types of material used in manufacturing scaffold pipes or tubes such as

  1. Steel Material
  2. Aluminum Material
  3. Composite Material
scaffolding materials

Either metal steel or aluminium is used as a raw material to make different kinds of scaffolding tubes/pipes. The Scaffolding Steel Tubes make the scaffolding structure heavier with exceptionally strong strength to bear the load of heavy construction material and labourers. The scaffold steel tubes are mostly galvanized to make  Pre-galvanized Steel Pipe with a layer of zinc which can prevent rust and corrosion from the outside operational environment.

While Scaffolding Aluminium Tubes are much lighter than steel tubes which cannot support huge and heavy objects. The scaffold aluminium tubes don’t need to be coated with zinc because of aluminium’s ability to resist rust and corrosion.

However, the composite material is used to manufacture scaffolding pipes or tubes which increases the price in comparison to steel or aluminium pipes. These tubes are both galvanized and without zinc coating. If clients do not want to galvanize scaffolding tubes/pipes, they are advised to use other chemical treatment such as painting or oiling.

How to Keep Structure and Workers Safe

Customers are advised before purchase any Scaffold Pipes or Tubes to consider the followings:

  • They should check scaffold pipes/tubes thoroughly for any signs of damage before purchase.
  • Scaffold Pipes or Tubes should also be resistant to various factors like temperature variation and water.
  • Hooks and hardware of prefabricated platform units must be checked regularly for looseness, distortion and cracks. Because damage can be if the scaffold pipes/tubes are thrown or dropped.
  • Ice, snow, oil and grease should be cleaned from them.
  • Scaffold platform pipes/tubes must be resistant to slip and free from water accumulation.
  • Regularly check pipes/tubes on the scaffold as weather, rot, and general use can damage them.
  • Do not test the strength of pipes/tubes by jumping on them as it can make undetectable defects or damage.
  • Pipes/tubes should be stored on a firm level surface to prevent warping.
  • Pipes/tubes should not be painted before keeping in-store as the paint can hide defects.
  • The thickness of pipes/tubes should be as per universal standard considering construction work safety.

Moreover, by keeping the safety and security of structure along with workers, scaffolding customers should not compromise with the kinds and quality of scaffolding pipes/tubes. For this reason, a Galvanised Steel Scaffolding Pipes/Tubesare always more suitable for long term projects as they have better strength against damage and they won’t rot.

Arabian Spar Scaffold Steel Pipes/Tubes Quality

Arabian Spar Scaffold Pipes or Tubes are one of the most reliable and tested quality products with competitive price available in Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Kuwait, Oman, UK, Dubai UAE and other Middle East countries. They have the following required features: 

  • Keeping in mind the ever-evolving requirements of our precious clients across the world, Arabian Spar offers an exclusive range of Scaffold Pipes and Tubes.
  • Arabian Spar Scaffold Steel Pipes/Tubes are manufactured using advanced techniques and premium quality mild steel at our vendors’ end. Moreover, this pipe can be availed by our esteemed clients at an economical price as compared to the market price.
  • Arabian Spar scaffold pipes/tubes are of strong and good looking with the most loading capacity. 
  • To strengthen the structure’s loading capacity, Arabian Spar Galvanised Steel Scaffolding Pipes/Tubes are designed with the help of latest advanced technology.
  • Arabian Spar scaffolding tubes strictly conform to BS1139: Part 1: Section 1:1 and latest ARAMCO general instruction on safety requirement of scaffolds GI 8.001
  • Superior quality 4mm galvanized scaffolding tube, available in various lengths up to 6.4m (21′)
  • Fully conforming to EN39:2001 Grade S235GT.
  • 48.3mm diameter x 4mm nominal wall thickness.
  • Superior quality 3.2mm high yield galvanized scaffolding tube/pipes, available in various lengths from 5ft to 21ft.
  • The high yield S355 galvanised tube is 20% lighter than the standard tube.  
  • Made from galvanized steel, Arabian Spar scaffolding Tubes offer maximum reliability to industrial construction project, as they are protective, zinc coated, weather-resistant to prevent rusting.
  • High-quality BS EN 755-2:2008 aluminium tube, available in various lengths up to 6.0m (20’). Other lengths can be cut to clients’ required size upon request.
  • Arabian Spar always tries to be the most reliable manufacturers, and so its scaffolding products are designed, manufactured and developed with the latest technology and global scaffolding market trend.
  • Arabian Spar has qualified and experienced research and development (R&D) team who is always curious to learn and apply the advanced technology of construction field used in the USA, European Union, Japan, Australia, etc. ensuring the quality to the standard of SGS, JIS, ASTM, BS and others. 

Arabian Spar Commitment to Customers’ Services

  • Arabian Spar ensures our customers’ goods to be delivered safely and on time. 
  • Arabian Spar has qualified experienced technician and packer.
  • Arabian Spar provides container loading plan as per customers’ products quantity ordered. 
  • Arabian Spar arranges for long-term cooperative freight forwarding and shipping company. 
  • Arabian Spar came into being with an aim and objective to be a professional one-stop engineering scaffolding products and services supplier in Saudi Arabia, UAE, UK and other Middle East countries.  

Arabian Spar Scaffold Pipes/Tubes Products

Arabian Spar produces now high-quality laser-welded tubes from 0.19 mm to 152.4 mm diameter, and various other sizes of Round Tubes, Square Tubes, Rectangular Tubes that can be used for any application requiring the greatest performance.

Scaffolding tubes are supplied in HR (Black) & Galvanized type, mainly 3.2mm and 4.0mm thickness with standard specification EN 39, EN 10219, BS1139 in the following shapes:

  • Round Tubes are supplied in HR (Black), Galvanized (Hot-Dip) or Pre-galvanized types can be used in the structural and fencing application, Produced from ½’ to 6″ inch different thickness.
  • Square Tubes are supplied only in HR (Black) & Pre-Galvanized type. Can be used in structural, Furniture and other commercial application. Produced with various other sizes and thicknesses, from 16mm x 16mm to 120mm x 120mm
  • Rectangular Tubes are supplied only in HR (Black) & Pre-Galvanized type. Can be used in structural, Furniture and other commercial application Produced with different sizes and thicknesses from 20mm x 15mm to 100mm x 60mm

Locations for Arabian Spar Scaffolding Products & Services

1.     JUBAIL- KSA (H O)

King Abdullah Road, After Flyover, Behind KPS 33
Post Box -1396, Al- Jubail – 31951,
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Tel : +966 (13) 3619096, +966 (13) 3627320
Fax: 966 (13) 3618032
Email: info@arabianspar.com



PO Box 4424, Ring Road, Exit-22,
Faryan Street, Riyadh-14515
Saudi Arabia

Mobile: +966 533762893
Tel: +966 11 2044947
Fax: +966 11 2044947
email: info@arabianspar.com       


3.     DUBAI – UAE

PO Box 15188,
815 F – Ibn Battuta Gate Offices,
Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai,
United Arab Emirates

Tel: +971 549 985054
Tel:: +971 455 78125
Email: uae@sparindustries.com


4.     FACTORY

Near Riyadh and Saudi
Fransi Bank Behind KPS 33
Al Jubail KSA
Tel : +966 (0)13-3627320

5.     RAK – UAE

PO Box 37374, Plot No. P111,
Al Ghail Industrial Park,
Ras Al Khaimah, UAE

Tel: +971 7258 9988
Fax: +971 7228 1737
Email: info@sparsteel.com
Website: www.sparsteel.com

6.     UK

Suite No. 2, Frendown, Wooderford Road,

London England, E18 2 ED
Tel: +971 7258 9988
Fax: +971 7228 1737
Email: uk@sparsteel.com
Web: www.spargroups.com


  1. Anchorage: Component cast or fixed into the building or structure for the
    purpose of attaching a scaffold or tie; it also means the holding down system
    for cantilevered beams when referring to suspended scaffolding and
    cantilevered platforms.
    Base plate: A metal plate with a spigot for distributing the load from a
    standard or raker or other load-bearing tube. An adjustable base plate is a
    metal base plate embodying a screw jack.
    Bay: The portion of a scaffold situated between two adjacent pairs of
    standards measured longitudinally and extending the full height of the scaffold.
    The bay length is the longitudinal distance between the two adjacent pairs of
    Brace: A member placed diagonally with respect to the vertical or horizontal
    members of a scaffold and fixed to them to afford stability.
    Castor: A swivelling wheel secured to the base of a vertical member of the
    scaffold for the purpose of mobilising it.
    Construction work: (a) Means any work in connection with the alteration,
    cleaning, construction, demolition, dismantling, erection, installation,
    maintenance, painting, removal, renewal, or repair of —
    (i) Any building, chimney, edifice, erection, fence, structure or wall, whether
    constructed wholly above or below, or partly above and partly below,
    ground level:
    (ii) Any aerodrome, cableway, canal, harbour works, motorway, railway,
    road, or tramway:
    (iii) Any thing having the purpose of drainage, flood control, irrigation or
    river control:
    (iv) Any distribution system or network having the purpose of carrying
    electricity, gas, telecommunications, or water:
    (v) Any aqueduct, bridge, culvert, dam, earthwork, pipeline, reclamation,.
    reservoir, or viaduct:
    (vi) Any scaffolding; and
    (b) Includes any work in connection with any excavation, preparatory work,
    or site preparation carried out for the purposes of any work referred to in
    paragraph (a) of this definition; and
    (c) Includes any work referred to in paragraph (a) or paragraph (b) of this
    definition carried out underwater, including work on buoys, obstructions to
    navigation, rafts, ships, and wrecks; and
    (d) Includes the use of any materials or plant for the purposes of any work to
    in any of the paragraphs (a) to (c) of this definition; and
    (e) Includes any inspection or other work carried out for the purposes of
    ascertaining whether any work referred to any of paragraphs (a) to (c) of this
    definition should be carried out; but
    (f) Does not include any work in any mine, quarry, or tunnel.
    Coupler: A fitting used to fix scaffold tubes together.
    Employee: Subject to section (3) of the Act, means a person employed by
    any other person to do any work (other than residential work) for hire or
    reward; and, in relation to any employer, means an employee of the employer.
    Employer: Means a person who or that employs any other person to do any
    work for hire or reward; and, in relation to any employee, means an employer
    of the employee.
    Factor of safety: The ratio of the load that would cause failure of a member
    or structure to the load that is imposed upon it in service, and, unless
    otherwise prescribed or directed, shall be a minimum of 3.
    Free-standing scaffold: A standing scaffold which is not attached to any
    other structure and is stable against overturning on its own account or, if
    necessary, assisted by rakers and anchors.
    Guardrail: A rail or barrier secured to standards or upright members, and
    erected along the exposed sides and ends of working platforms to prevent
    persons from falling. A lower rail which is fixed to standards midway between
    the guardrail and platform is termed a midrail.
    Hanging scaffold: A working platform suspended by tubes, bolts, fixed rope
    slings or other methods and not intended for raising or lowering while in use.
    Health and safety inspector: An officer of the Department of Labour
    appointed under section 29 of the Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992.
    High: In relation to scaffolding, means the vertical height of the actual
    scaffold (referred to in 2.2 and 2.10).
    Height: In relation to scaffolding or part of scaffolding, means the greatest
    vertical distance from which any article may fall from the highest working
    platform of the scaffolding to the ground or structure on which the scaffolding
    is supported or above which the scaffolding is suspended or fixed, as the case
    may be. In determining the distance which an article may fall, no account shall
    be taken of any obstruction which may delay or stop the fall unless there is no
    possibility of the fall continuing after the obstruction is reached.
    Ladder: Means a portable appliance consisting of two stiles joined by steps or
    rungs and designed for the purpose of climbing and descending.
    Ladder bracket: A bracket designed to be attached to at least two rungs of a
    ladder for the purpose of supporting a plank for a person to work on.
    Ledger: A horizontal member placed in the longitudinal direction between
    standards for the purpose of supporting putlogs.
    Lift: The assembly of ledgers and putlogs forming each horizontal level of a
    scaffold. The lift height is the vertical distance between two lifts, measured
    centre to centre.
    Live load: That portion of a load which does not include any part of the
    scaffolding or decking supporting the load, and comprises the weight of
    workers and/or materials.
    Notifiable work: Means (a) Any restricted work, as that term is defined in
    regulation 2(1) of the Asbestos Regulations 1983:
    (b) Any logging operation or tree-felling operation, being an operation that is
    undertaken for commercial purposes;
    (c) Any construction work of one or more of the following kinds:
    (i) Work in which a risk arises that any person may fall 5 metres or more,
    other than—
    (A) Work in connection with a residential building up to and including
    2 full stories:
    (B) Work on overhead telecommunication lines and overhead electric
    power lines:
    (C) Work carried out from a ladder only:
    (D) Maintenance and repair work of a minor or routine nature:
    (ii) The erection or dismantling of scaffolding from which a person may fall
    5 metres or more:
    (iii) Work using a lifting appliance where the appliance has to lift a mass of
    500 kilograms or more a vertical distance of 5 metres or more, other
    than work using an excavator, a fork-lift, or a self-propelled mobile
    (iv) Work in any pit, shaft, trench or other excavation in which any person
    is required to work in a space more than 1.5 metres deep and having a
    depth greater than the horizontal width at the top:
    (v) Work in any drive, excavation or heading in which any person is
    required to work with a ground cover overhead:
    (vi) Work in any excavation in which any face has a vertical height of more
    than 5 metres and an average slope steeper than a ratio of 1 horizontal
    to 2 vertical:
    (vii) Work in which any explosive is used or in which any explosive is kept
    on the site for the purpose of being used;
    (viii) Work in which any person breathes air that is or has been compressed
    or a respiratory medium other than air.
    Outriggers (needles): Cantilevered beams from which a swinging stage is
    Putlog (or bearer or transom): A horizontal member placed in the
    transverse direction between ledgers, standards, or other supports and used to
    support a working platform.
    Raker: An inclined load-bearing member.
    Right-angle coupler: A coupler used to join tubes at right angles.
    Registered engineer: An engineer registered under the Engineers Registration
    Act 1924.
    Safe working load (SWL): The maximum load calculated in accordance with
    sound and accepted engineering practice, which can be supported safely
    under normal working conditions.
    Scaffolder: A scaffolder is a person skilled and experienced in the erection,
    altering and dismantling of scaffolding. A scaffolder aspires to or holds a
    certificate of competency as a scaffolder.
    Scaffolding: (a) Means any advanced scaffolding, basic scaffolding, or
    suspended scaffolding or any framework or structure, of a temporary nature,
    used or intended to be used —
    (i) For the support or protection of persons carrying out construction work
    or work connected with construction work, for the purpose of carrying
    out that work; or
    (ii) For the support of materials used in connection with any such work; and
    (b) Includes any scaffolding constructed as such and not dismantled, whether
    or not it is being used as scaffolding; and
    (c) Includes any coupling, device, fastening, fitting or plank used in connection
    with the construction, erection, or use of scaffolding.
    Scaffolding process: The planning for, design and erection of, inspection of,
    and use of any scaffold.
    Scaffold register: A written record of inspections carried out for scaffolding.
    Standard: An upright member used for transmitting the weight of the load
    from the working platforms to the base of the scaffolding.
    Suspended scaffold: A working platform suspended from overhead and
    intended to be raised or lowered while in use.
    Swivel coupler: A coupler for joining tubes at an angle other than a right
    Sole plate: A timber, concrete or metal bearer used to distribute the load from
    a standard or base plate to the ground.
    Sound and accepted engineering practice: Means engineering practice
    generally regarded as sound by those members of the engineering profession
    mainly concerned with the practice and accepted as such by the Secretary of
    Span: Means the distance measured along the member between the centre
    lines of adjacent supports of the member.
    Special scaffold: A scaffold which differs from the standard requirements for
    standing and suspended scaffolds.
    Standing scaffold: A scaffold which is supported wholly or partly from its
    Tie: The attachment by which scaffolding is attatched to a structure; it also
    means “tie and spreader” and includes the attachments used in conjunction
    with the spreader or putlog extension to secure a scaffold to a building or
    structure to prevent movement.
    Toeboard: An upstand or vertical barrier at the edge of a platform intended to
    prevent materials, or workers’ from slipping off the platform.
    Transom: A lube or beam spanning across ledgers to form the support for
    boards forming the working platform or to connect the outer standards to the
    inner standards (see Putlog).
    Working platform: That part of a scaffolding on which workers and/or
    materials are supported for the purpose of carrying out construction work.

  2. Planks and Platforms: A Comparison of Advantages and Disadvantages

    When planning a scaffold job, among the many decisions that must be made is what to use to construct the work
    deck(s) on the scaffold. There are a number of choices – wood planks, metal planks (hooked and unhooked),
    composite planks, fabricated decks and fabricated platforms. Each has its advantages and disadvantages that
    must be considered before making a decision.
    1. Wood Plank – available as solid sawn lumber, laminated veneer lumber (LVL), edge laminated plank and
    pinned plank.
    • Can be used in different size scaffold bays by lapping end
    • Can be cut to lengths or notched as required
    • Can be nailed to if necessary
    • Easily handled by one worker
    • Relatively inexpensive
    • Does not conduct electricity
    • Does not retain heat like metal plank
    • Maintenance is critical. Plank must be stored properly and inspected carefully for defects.
    • Planks absorb moisture, which increases weight and can reduce strength
    • Planks are flammable unless chemically treated
    • Chemical treatment can reduce strength
    • Spans limited to 10’ with reduction of strength as spans increase
    • Continuous work deck is not flush with possible trip hazards at laps
    • Limited widths
    • Generally not as stiff as metal plank

    2. Metal Plank – available as hooked or unhooked plank.
    • Generally higher capacity than wood plank
    • Requires less maintenance than wood plank
    • Fire resistant
    • Does not absorb moisture
    • Easily handled by one worker
    • Hooked plank provide flush work deck
    • More widths available
    • Generally stiffer than wood plank
    • Hooked plank can only be used safely at one span
    • Cannot be cut to length or notched as required
    • Cannot be nailed to without damage
    • Spans limited to 10’ with reduction of strength as spans increase
    • Initial cost typically greater than wood
    3. Composite Plank* – generally available as hooked plank
    • Light weight; easily handled by one worker
    • Minimum corrosion; does not rot
    • Fire retardant
    • Does not absorb moisture
    • Does not conduct electricity
    • Does not retain heat like metal plank
    • Can be repaired on site
    • Hooked plank provide flush work deck
    • Molded non-slip surface
    • Generally stiffer than wood plank
    • Longer lifespan than wood plank
    • Should not be used or stored in extreme weather conditions (>140°F, <-40°F)
    • Cannot be nailed to
    • No long term performance history
    • Susceptible to impact damage
    • Planks are fixed length and cannot be lapped if necessary
    • Limited widths
    • Initial cost typically greater than wood
    *Properties may vary greatly among manufacturers, depending on, among other things, materials and
    methods of construction

    4. Fabricated Decks – available as all metal (usually aluminum) and metal frame with plywood work surface.
    • Generally higher capacity than wood plank
    • All-metal decks require less maintenance than wood plank
    • All- metal decks are fire resistant; plywood work surface can be treated to be fire resistant
    • All metal decks do not absorb moisture
    • Easily handled by one worker
    • Hooked plank provide flush work deck
    • Generally wider than typical metal and wood plank
    • Generally stiffer than wood plank
    • Maintenance and handling are important. Aluminum decks are more readily damaged by abuse
    • Chemical treatment of plywood work surface may reduce strength
    • Hooked decks can only be used safely at one span
    • Cannot be cut or notched as required
    • All metal decks cannot be nailed to without damage
    • Limited lengths available, with maximum usually 10’
    • Initial cost typically greater than wood and metal plank
    5. Fabricated Platforms (stages) – available as all metal (usually aluminum).
    • Long spans up to 40’ available
    • Widths up to 36” available
    • Available in 1 person, 2 person and 3 person ratings
    • Can be used with supported scaffold or suspended scaffold
    • Maintenance and handling are important. Aluminum platforms are more readily damaged by abuse
    • Cannot be handled by one worker only
    • Requires separate guardrail components
    • Typically highest initial cost
    Another consideration will be whether the planks, decks, or platforms are to be purchased or rented. Long term
    storage and maintenance are usually not critical for rental equipment and the more expensive types of
    equipment may look more attractive for a rental than they would for purchase.
    These guidelines are intended to assist you in choosing the components of your work deck. You must determine
    which attributes are important considering your specific situation
    Additional Resources:
    • OSHA 29CFR Part 1926.451 Subpart L
    • ANSI A10.8, Safety Requirements for Scaffolding
    • SSFI Guide to Planks & Platforms

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