The Comprehensive Group, difficult access specialists, complete school glazing restoration works to the Bartley Green School in Birmingham during the summer holidays.
The management team of the Bartley Green School contacted The Comprehensive Group to undertake a range of school glazing restoration works, which included; hammer testing, concrete repairs and painting to the windows and eaves across the entire school site. We were instructed to conduct the required works as a direct result of access costs. The School had originally received numerous quotations to carry out the works packages via traditional access methods, scaffolding. However, the associated costs and timescales were impossible to meet budget and the new school year.
With a restricted budget, the school sourced an alternative access method and this is where rope access techniques came into their own! Firstly, the cost for access using rope access techniques were dramatically reduced, compared to the traditional scaffolding method. furthermore, working with rope access allows us to avoid obstacles in a safe and efficient way in order to carry out work at height. We use Rope Access when other working methods are not safe, not possible or have a negative impact on the environment. Rope Access also enabled the works package to be carried out in a more efficient and less obstructive way to the building and associated space.
As The Comprehensive Group were the primary contractor for the works package, a Construction Phase Plan to meet the CDM regulations to undertake the school glazing restoration works was required.
The below pictures depict the works being undertaken, through to the revitalised school, ready for the new school year to start.
If you have a difficult access construction or glazing works then speak to The Comprehensive Group today and see how we can offer rope access techniques to save you time and money!