Rope access snagging on any construction and refurbishment project.

abseiling snagging

Abseiling /rope access/ is coming up for snagging, finishing and the final touches when the building process approaching to the deadline and the access is restricted or difficult to certain building surfaces already. Repairing any imperfections, sealing joints, installing missing parts or just clean the surfaces can be a vital part of any building projects when the deadline is coming to the end. In these special cases, when completing all parts of the snagging list require professional abseiler assistance, Repair Abseiling Limited’s professional team is ready to manage any snagging projects . These “small” issues and imperfections are revealed usually at the finishing of the building process, after that all general access (scaffold, mast-climber …etc) are gone and not available anymore, however these issues must be completed in time, on budget for the successful handover procedure. Snagging and the perfect completion is a general duty of the actual builders or building contractors, but sometimes when the access to some surfaces and structures becomes impossible, abseiling snagging is coming up. We are facing in our practice time to time the price, complications and limits of other, traditional and powered access solutions. Scaffold and/or powered access absolutely necessary during the building period for the most effective building process, but the effort to remove them as soon as possible is absolutely understandable. Sometimes when the builders cannot complete their job perfectly on time and the snagging or finishing have to be completed without any available ordinary access solutions, then our special abseiling services offers the best, professional and most reasonable way. Numerous rope access snagging and finishing projects have been completed by our abseiler team already on many famous landmarks of London. As generally any unitised curtain wall installation projects do not require scaffold or other external access solution for the building process, and the access to the external surfaces restricted after that, all necessary snagging finishing, masticing, …etc must be carried out by abseiling.


Masticing and waterproofing is the most common abseil snagging task

abseil mastic snagging


Huge variety of building issues require our professional abseiling snagging assistance for completion. Waterproofing and masticing on various surfaces, expansion joints of any brickwork, high level glazing and window frame perimeters, cladding joints and other surfaces …etc. are our basic services. The proper mastic application is the key of the perfect waterproofing of the building, but sometimes it goes wrongly, what revealed by the cladding inspection and water test process. These issues are coming up and getting in fore when some unwanted leaking appears on the internal surfaces. All building dedicated to save people from the weather conditions and provide dry, comfortable living space, however all these phrases are failed if the rain water can find a way inwards and gets inside the living spaces or the building structures. Leaking issue inspection and repair are also general tasks in our abseil snagging services. Sometimes the installation process, sometimes the waterproofing goes wrong what leads to serious leaking issues. We often meet wrongly set sills and soffits or window frames, penetrated and damaged EPDM membrane or other similar common leaking issues what require our abseiling snagging assistance.


Abseil snagging at Metro Central Heights, London

mastic snagging abseiling

Repair Abseiling Limited has worked together with “You Choose Independent Window Brokers” on a comprehensive window replacement project on Metro Central Heights, Elephant & Castle. Our professionals carried out a complex abseil snagging works as part of the main window replacement project on these huge tower block buildings. This window replacement project was combined with the exterior painting and re-decorating project what has been carried out by a separate painting company, using a huge and really expensive scaffold system, all around the buildings. As the painting project is completed and handed over to the customer, the scaffold system was taken apart, so it wasn’t available for the window replacement works anymore. However at the meantime the window replacement project was still running with full steam ahead. All parts of this replacement project had to be carry out from inside of the flats, so the access to the external surfaces of the new UPVC windows and joining surfaces became restricted and really difficult. Over these difficulties about the proper finishing (from inside), this replacement project produced a lot of metallic dust by the grinders and cutting machines what was sitting on all horizontal surfaces around, on window sills, coping ..etc. This metallic dust, slowly started to leave a red rusty patches on the freshly painted white sills and wall sections. Over this issue, a lot of small glass particles and other rubbish collected on the horizontal surfaces and window sills what has made our abseiling snagging project a bit more complicated. Despite the high quality work by the installation team we had to do a lot for the perfect final result. Fixing and sealing adequately all UPVC trims and parts, complete masticing on all perimeters of the frames, cleaning all windows, frames and glass surfaces, repair and painting over all damaged surfaces of the previously handed over paintwork, were our tasks on this complex building refurbishment project in London. You can read more about this project in our blog post HERE.


Construction site snagging in Hackney, McLaren project

cladding snagging abseiling

Tiger Way, Downs Road McLaren construction project was one of our long lasting, complex abseiling project in 2018 – 2019. Two tower blocks covered by terracotta tiles externally what required our constant assistance and abseiling snagging services because of the restricted access to the affected surfaces. All external building process, mainly the cladding installation scheduled tightly because of the deadline of each phase. When the mast-climbers removed from the elevations to give place to the roofers and other trades on the first floor, all other possible access solution has gone to the external surfaces of the towers, but some terracotta tiles, glasses and glazing beads, …etc. were still missing because of the delay of the manufacturing process. Over the completion of these elevations, Repair Abseiling professionals had to carry out all snagging and final adjustment. Replace some glazing beads and fixings, adjust and repair some terracotta tiles, take some laser-foil off and clean certain surfaces were our abseiling snagging project on this site. You can read more about this project in our blog HERE