Painting and Restoration – London Site

Painting and Restoration to London Site using Rope Access.

The Comprehensive Group, Birmingham based high level and difficult access experts, were contacted by a main contractor as the contractor required numerous painting and restoration works undertaken as part of a wider refurbishment project to a centrally located high rise residential building in central London. Rope access painting and restoration to commercial and residential buildings is less disruptive and typically more cost effective method of conducting the works. Furthermore, the results achieved far exceed traditional access methods including scaffolding.

Initially the main contractor explored the possibility of utilising scaffolding to access the numerous balconies from an external access point to carry out the refurbishment works but after receiving several extortionate quotations, the main contractor explored the possibility of instruction a rope access company to undertake the painting and refurbishment works. The Comprehensive Group was contacted and after initial site survey to inspect potential access methods. By choosing to use abseiling to access the building envelop means that even the trickiest or obscure areas can be reached. You are not withheld by limitations of building cradles or by the time and costs of erecting scaffolding so the painting and restoration works can be conducted faster and more cost effectively. Opting to paint a building via abseil as the access method will also provide a better quality of finish overall. The abseil technician will be placed directy in front of the area which requires attention and the paint will be consistent across the building. This is not the case if the contractor relies on extension poles and ladders as they will always be overreaching. As the main contractor chose to use rope access to carry out the building restoration works, this meant other project works can carry on, unaffected by the painting works. Another positive due to the unrestrictive nature of undertaking works via rope access.

The Comprehensive Group’s IRATA trained rope access technicians are highly trained and skilled to be able to undertake a range of painting and restoration work, including concrete and stone refurbishment across the United Kingdom. The London high-rise block required all external windows and balconies to be refurbished. The refurbishment package included the scraping back and sanding down of the metal window frames, doors and metal balconies. Afterwards, any blemishes and areas of concern were filled and fully prepped. Upon completing all preparation works, the abseil technicians then repainted the framework. The supporting site images below were taken during the project to showcase the repair works from initial preparation works to full refurbishment and client sign-off. Alongside the painting and refurbishment of the metal window frames, doors and balconies, our rope access technicians also undertook various spot render repairs around the entire building façade. These works included the scraping back, preparation and filling of defective render, completed with painting to match the existing colour.

If you have a painting and restoration project, including commercial concrete and stone refurbishment works that need to be undertaken using rope access, contact The Comprehensive Group today to arrange your initial site survey and works quotation.