It was our pleasure to carry out the necessary single glazing – glass replacement, painting re-decorating, crittall window painting, roof repair, brickwork repairs and pointing repairs of he chimney stack and parapet wall and other additional external building maintenance works at Spruth – Magers art gallery, Mayfair. Probably it wasn’t the most challenging and exciting abseiling window painting project in our practice, but carrying out all works according to our standards in the achievable highest quality, racing with the time, tested our skills and pushed our team to the limits. A huge rusty metal crittall style window (Francis Henry Crittal), its rotting timber window frame and window sill, and other timber details required our special skills to bring these building parts back to the worth of this precious building. As it is a really busy and constantly visited exhibition building and art gallery, this rotting window frame and window sill, cracked and missing glazing putty and some broken glass panes spoiled the view of this elevation, which had to be repaired quickly, in a very tight timeframe. This narrow window in the time made this abseiling window painting project challenging, but our rope access /abseiling/ painting services proved again that Repair Abseiling Limited provides the best, most professional and highest quality abseiling service in London. Next to this window restoration and window painting project which retrieved the quality of this beautiful building part, some less spectacular issues also required our indispensable expertise. Repairing the leaking roof, replacing some broken slates, repair the pointing, brickwork and flaunching of the main chimney stack and repairing of the leaking damaged cast iron soil-pipe on the rear elevation were also on our to-do list on this project. Our team completed all of these works safely in time in budget, which made the opening ceremony sterssless for our customer eventually.
Carrying out liquid waterproofing works professionally is a fundamental part of our leaking roof inspection and roof repair services. Numerous of our customers have suffered from serious water ingress, roof leaks and damp issues for a long time, however the cure for these issues were simple and easy eventually. Some of these issues have been tried to be repaired somehow previously, but the final and perfect resolution has been delivered by our professional team. Our team can choose from the most professional waterproofing materials (brands and technologies) and application methods, based on the existing materials of the leaking roof and building conditions. We use one component PU, fleece reinforced Sika waterproofing system for any lead or other metal roofs and grp roof repairs, Arbo adhesive and EPDM membranes for certain joints, IBM Sealoflex and Kemper liquid waterproofing systems for gutter repairs and joints, …etc. These materials and their professional application can sort out almost any roof damages, leaking and damp issues. As the access is really difficult or complicated to the faulty roof surfaces, especially high level gutters sometimes, Repair Abseiling Limited provides the best, affordable and most reasonable solution for these issues. Our decades of experience in this industry helps us to spot and find the most hidden (but usually absolute obvious) issues, and offer the best, professional solution for the repairs. Roof leak inspection and repair is a process of the elimination only, which can be successful (as usual) in the first instance, or can be a longer process sometimes. Our roofing services provide this special service, which has saved a lot of effort and money for our customers already. High level roofing and roof repairs is a special industry, which requires specially trained workforce, who is able to carry out any (complicated) roof repair works safely without scaffolding or other bulky access aid and of course trained properly for any roof repairs too. Repair Abseiling Limited provides a professional liquid waterproofing application, using professional materials and professional abseiler roofers for safe execution. Our services can mean significant short cut compared to the complete replacement of certain roof sections and/or other roofing services provided with scaffolding.
Our rope access team successfully and efficiently completed a complex roof repair and rainwater goods adaptation project at 5 Langley Street, London (Covent Garden), working for/with Travill Construction Ltd. principal contractor, where the existing rainwater downpipe system on the street side had to be adapted to the new requirements, and modifying the entire system to drive all collected rainwater to the back of the building. It sounds easy and simple, but working above the busy high street in the middle of the Christmas shopping madness, and diverting the downpipes inside and through the building, straight backwards, meanwhile the look of the front elevation must be perfectly preserved, was challenging. Taking advantage of our engineering skills and working together with Travill Construction this special rope access roofing and high level guttering project successfully and seamlessly completed on time on budget. Our work started on the roof, where a 100mm cast iron downpipe system had to be redirected and extended horizontally in 25 metres length, to divert all rainwater from that roof section to the other side of the building. This part of the project didn’t require any rope access or other special skills or solutions, but the street side gully and its downpipes couldn’t be sorted out without our special skills. Levelling up and relining the asphalt gully and setting up a new “Sikalastic” seamless, fleece reinforced liquid waterproofing on this terminated gully section and repairing all imperfections of the joining roof sections were the basic part of this project, which tested our roofing skills ultimately. High level roofing and roof repairs are complex undertaking usually, but our team skilled, trained and experienced to carry out any special roof repair or rope access guttering project, coming up. As our customer (Travill Construction Ltd.) won this special roof repair and rainwater goods adaptation tendering project (by Knight Frank), based on our offers and pricing (calculated with our professional rope access /abseiling/ services), all parts of this project sorted out via rope access without the using of scaffolding, which is significantly reduced the costs and timeframe of this project. Repair Abseiling Limited’s professional abseiler team modified all street side downpipes to achieve the final goals of this project, which (despite the original plan) included some brickwork, pointing, downpipe reinforcement with some additional metal brackets and completed with the painting (black Hammerite) of these pipes from top to the bottom.
LED signage installation
LED signage installation requires specialist’s assistance sometimes, like in this case, when the new signage of “The Triangle” building had to be set up by a really complex sign installation process. This project included a comprehensive “restoration” of the full wall surface, especially behind the old aluminium vertical signage where the rusty marks, dust and other contamination coloured this delicate render. Our team cleaned the entire wall surface (high pressure jet wash cleaning), repaired all screw holes using identical render, vanished all surface colourisation and roughness with a special wall restoration method and painted the full base surface over properly. This effort payed off eventually, as the new, brilliant white rendered surface just lift the brightness and shine up of the new halo type LED lighting signage. Screwing up some base plates and letters or logos sounds easy, but this building and its structure required some extra and special fixing solutions. This building extension on the top floor was built on a so called SFS (steel frame system), covered with cement boards and Rockwool EWI system, which made the fixings and fixing method really complicated. Marking up all letters and its fixing points, drilling all oversized holes for the special butterfly fixings and spacer sheath, setting up all fixings and make the holes watertight with a special masticing process was challenging. Thanks to the designer and principal contractor / NES Solutions, / this halo light LED signage shines bright and advertises this building eventually. Repair Abseiling Limited‘s sign installation services have completed a lot of similar special LED signage installation and replacement projects In London already. Next to some smaller sign and banner installation project one of our biggest and most complicated signage installation / replacement project was the huge and heavy weight Marriott signage replacement project at Marriott Kensington, where the 15 metres long 350 kg weight signage replaced (removed and installed) in one piece in the fully glazed atrium. You can read more about this special sign installation projects HERE
External building maintenance without scaffolding
External building maintenance works can be carried out an easy, fast and flexible way, for reasonable price via rope access without using scaffolding. This new, cost effective professional way provided us numerous external building maintenance contracts in the previous years with the most of leading property management companies in Greater London and the South, however we are widely open for any residential or commercial clients, no matter the scale of the actual project. Our external building maintenance services without scaffolding show extreme variety in all aspects. Of course, these projects require years (if not decades) of experience from our team members in various fields of the maintenance and construction industry to satisfy all demands of our customers. Repair Abseiling Limited’s external building maintenance services (residential property maintenance and block property maintenance services) cover any repairs, from top to bottom on any buildings and/or structures.
Painting and re-decorating external building surfaces and refresh the sight of the building can provide a spectacular progress in a view, but these works are significant part of the general external building maintenance on any building. Our professional abseiler team carried out a comprehensive concrete repair and painting, re-decorating and window painting project at the Athenaeum Hotel & Residency – Piccadilly, where the entire back elevation of this hotel building required major refurbishment works. All damaged and cracked concrete surfaces, window surroundings and other structures have been repaired adequately, the surfaces prepared for painting (plastering and sanding) and the entire surface painted over with Keim – Royalan paint. One of our other project completed at the Danish Church – Regents Park, where the old and worn cast iron down-pipes have been painted over, after thorough surface preparation. Painting over metal structures (down-pipes, rails, cast iron and other iron /metal/ parts) can help for long lasting conservation of these decorative features. Another painting related external building maintenance project without scaffolding carried out at Park West – Westminster, where the external brickwork has been made weatherproof, using a liquid brick sealant. Waterproofing – weatherproofing is one of our basic service, which is really often coincides with our other (brickwork repair, pointing repair, roof repair, leak inspection and repair …etc) and similar abseiling services. We carry out any painting and external refurbishment projects without scaffolding safely and efficiently for the most reasonable prices.
Guttering, gutter cleaning
Our professional abseiler team have successfully completed numerous rope access guttering, downpipe repairs and gutter cleaning projects on various buildings in the previous period. Next to a lot of residential guttering projects, we maintain (clean and repair) dozens of gutters and gully systems on numerous commercial buildings constantly. Keeping these gutter systems clean and perfect condition, or repair any imperfections is our daily routine. As the inadequate rainwater management causes a lot of external and internal building issues, damages in the joining structures, windows, brickwork, pointing, internal surfaces, paintwork, …etc, these works need to be on the top of the maintenance to-do-list and should be checked regularly. Carrying out these basic external building maintenance projects without scaffolding is one of our fundamental service. Our professional high level guttering – gutter cleaning services provides professional high level gutter cleaning & repairs on the most efficient and cost effective way.
Leak inspection and repairs
The most frequent external building maintenance projects in our practice are our leaking roof inspection and repair services, when leaking roof or gutters have to be repaired, damp issues have to be inspected and eliminated. Our professionals find any hidden imperfection on any roofs or building surfaces, and repair leaking issues with 99% efficiency on any residential or commercial properties. We have some regular customers (schools, office buildings hospitals and hotels) who rely on our professional external building maintenance – leak inspection and repair services. As these buildings have a weak vulnerable waterproof / weatherproof design generally, our special services is essential in their maintenance strategy. One of the most vulnerable building is The Bridge Academy – Hackney. Despite the spectacular look of this building, its waterproofing requires constant assistance. Next to some other problematic buildings and building designs, The Sussex Hose (Collinson) – Haywards Heath causes a lot of head ache for the maintenance team. The general “climate change” and its side effects make our team really busy, even after all stormy days, when dozens of new leaking issues are reported.
Roofing, roof repairs
Roof maintenance is always on the top of the external building maintenance strategy. Our roofing and roof repair services is specialised in the most complicated roofing projects where the access is difficult or seems to be impossible. We can carry out any roofing and roof repair projects without scaffolding on any residential and commercial buildings or block properties. Our high level roofing services is tightly cohering to our leak inspection and repair services, but sometimes leaking cladding or leaking glass roof structures require our professional assistance. We are always ready to sort any roofing issues out no matter that it is a small residential or a bigger scale commercial roofing project. We work for any residential customers and numerous property management companies (Urang, United FM, KFH, Savills, ..etc throughout London, Greater London. Our professionals completed several slated and tiled pitched roof repairs and liquid waterproofing projects in the previous period. We are familiar with any slated and tiled or flat roofs, repairing bitumen, GRP, fleece reinforced – solvent free (Kemper, BMI Sealoflex, …etc) roofs, or using some temporary roof repair materials (Acrypol or similar) for any temporary or permanent repairs.
Glazing repairs, glass replacement
Glazing repairs and glass replacement is a delicate part of the external building maintenance projects. When shattered glass units jeopardies people or just old and worn double glazed units are misted and require replacement, then our professionals always ready to manage the actual glazing issue. Glazing and glass replacement without scaffolding wasn’t imaginable so far, but we can provide this professional, prompt service safely in London for any residential or commercial properties. Our professional team replaced several shattered balcony glass units and damaged double glazed units, where the access and safe working manner required our special skills, tools and equipment. Kew Bridge West, Platinum Riverside, Simon Harrison Wearable Design, L&Q , and many other new and old customers have relied on our expertise and professional services when special high level glazing projects came up on their properties. Our rope access glazing services managed atrium glass replacement , high level glass replacement , and a lot of general glazing maintenance projects on numerous residential and commercial blocks, hotels and office buildings. Our team is specialised for balustrade glass repairs and replacement, where the safe access and safe working method is a basic requirement.
Window cleaning, building cleaning
Window cleaning, even special window cleaning and building cleaning works are inseparable parts of our projects usually, but sometimes when some special cleaning require professionals for the perfect result, then our abseiler team is ready to provide the highest, sparkle clean quality on any, even the most neglected glass and building surfaces too. Our team carried out a sparkle clean quality window cleaning work on the fully glazed atrium at The Marriott Hotel – Kensington, where (caused by a tricky access) these glass surfaces haven’t been cleaned in the last 7-8 years. As some glass surfaces, skylights, atriums, and building parts ..etc can be cleaned only by using special access solutions, our abseiler team has been asked to carry out professional window cleaning on numerous neglected windows and glass surfaces throughout London. Some skylights on a residential property in Lambeth couldn’t be cleaned in the last 10 years or so, which project was a real challenge for our professionals, but the final high quality result provides a stunning view to the sky again. Another challenging project was a fully glazed building surface at Holborn, where huge glass units (in terrible conditions) had to be ready for the hand-over procedure. As the living plants on each level of the building are fed with a special fertiliser which overflows in all rains, its residue leave awkward marks on the glass surfaces This heavy contamination removed perfectly, providing a sparkle clean quality for the hand-over procedure. Some heavily contaminated (by the time and the recent refurbishment works) glass units on the Churchill Theatre – Bromley, also required our professional assistance to get back the crystal clear view to the park at the back side of the building. But our abseiler team successfully carried out many other special window cleaning works in the previous period at The Athenaeum Hotel – Piccadilly, Simon Harrison /wearable design/ – South Bank, Mansion Boulevard and Pioneer Building at Elephant & Castle…etc
Painting and re-decorating buildings, windows, metal structures and other surfaces on a professional way have been carrying out by our special rope access painting services for decades. One of our latest professional rope access building painting, re-decorating project carried out at Gresse Street, London. This comprehensive internal and external refurbishment work by Virtus Ltd. required our assistance to avoid the really unwanted and expensive scaffolding, that must be approved and arranged by two councils on the two sides of this corner. As Repair Abseiling Limited have provided professional and reliable abseiling services with the best prices for many other building refurbishment projects of Virtus Contractors Ltd. already, this painting and re-decorating project in the City also tendered and could be priced successfully. Based on this new contract, our abseiler team started to clean and prepare all window frames and other surfaces for painting. Window painting is never easy, but our professional team members have many years experience in these delicate window painting projects. Cut the edges around the glasses and frames sharply and accurately, make surfaces seamless and homogenous like a pro, require extensive experience and aptitude. Our professional abseiler team painted and re-decorated all windows, previously painted stones, ledges and other features of this mansion style building. Some damaged stone window sills and concrete structures also required our assistance. Concrete window sill repair and stone restauration is a complex undertaking, using special tools, techniques and materials, even if it have to be carried out by rope access. These damaged and dangerous concrete parts have been removed safely, the damaged surfaces and existing ironwork cleaned thoroughly for the new concrete mix and these corners and edges repaired on a professional way. All painting and re-decorating projects contains many other additional works, surface and structural repairs, that have to be completed carefully and thoroughly to achieve the perfect final result. As this project cannot be completed without the sparkle clean quality window cleaning, our team polished and cleaned all glass surfaces of all windows on both sides of this building. Hand glass polishing combined with a thorough window cleaning takes much more effort, but the result will be indisputable.
One of our latest and maybe the most complex signage installation project carried out by our professional abseiler team in the fully glazed atrium of Marriott Hotel, Kensington. This lighting signage removal and signage installation (replacement) was based on advanced rope access techniques fundamentally. As this fragile glass atrium cannot be accessible on any other way, and the fixings of this signage placed on the highest beam structure above the lobby area, just below the glass roof, any other lifting method (crane operation or similar) couldn’t be calculated for this project. This signage installation and replacement project was a major part of the internal refurbishment works and the new facial design of ” Marriott Hotels & Resorts”. Next to this delicate signage installation, Repair Abseiling’s abseiler team carried out a comprehensive window cleaning works on the internal surfaces and the top of the atrium, some repairs of the hardwood cladding, a minor leak inspection and repair, and glazing repair works on the glass roof. Meanwhile the interior works approached to the final phase in the lobby area, our team removed and lowered the old, original, lighting “Marriott” sign from the top of the atrium for the start of the comprehensive refurbishment and remake works, carried out by Ashleigh Sign Ltd.. Rope access sign installation and maintenance is one of our special service, but lower this huge 9.5 metres long 450Kg weight signage from the top beam structure to the strictly limited space of the lobby area safely, with pinpoint accuracy was challenging, but our experienced abseiler team completed this huge undertaking seamlessly. However this internal refurbishment project of the lobby area and the “Cast Iron” restaurant brought a beautiful final result, these works changed some basic conditions of this delicate lifting operation. Signage installation is never easy, but when the space requirement of this newly refurbished sign rose from the original 9.5 metres to 12.5 metres, meanwhile the entrance area shrank significantly and the starting position of the signage pushed away with two metres, then revising of our original plan became inevitable. Over the difficulties of the assembly works on the ground, the moving and lifting operation also faced with severe complications. Remove, lower and direct the original 450 Kg, 9.5 m long sign to the right place in the lobby area, using rope access techniques and pulley systems only, was a huge undertaking, but the reinstate and installation of the new 12.5 metres long signage next to the fragile glass fins (like the bull in a china shop) required our best and decades of experience. Eventually, the perfect planning, professional coordination and teamwork paid off and the new signage installed back onto its own place to the top beams in one day. All wiring and other details completed by our professional engineering team that made easier for any further maintenance for our maintenance division, and signage maintenance team at propertymaintenancecontractors.co.uk
The replacement of the vertical sign at the back side of the atrium also required our professional abseiling services, but it is another story….
Our property maintenance services do not restricted to traditional buildings only of course. Block property maintenance rather more require safe, efficient and reasonable access solutions than any traditional residential buildings. Many of London block management companies (Rendall & Rittner, TLC London, Interserve, L&Q …etc) rely on our work and expertise if any external maintenance project is coming up. Residential block property maintenance is also a major part of our undertakings. Replace broken glass units, inspect and repair leaking issues, damaged or faulty cladding, windows or masticing and weatherproofing around window units are also on our service list. One of our latest residential block property maintenance project carried out at City House, Croydon, where numerous properties struggled with a sever leaking issue, experienced on the window units. This project extended to the external and internal inspection, repairs and weatherproofing as well. The resolution is easy and obvious sometimes, but inspect and find the real issue, even repair or replace special and original faulty parts can be complicated and labour intensive usually. Repair Abseiling Limited’s team members experienced on many new building projects and landmarks of London, so finding the rout of the issue and offer the most reasonable resolution is our speciality. Tall, 4 storeys and higher buildings, block of properties or commercial (office) buildings relies on rope access maintenance in any cases if any external issue experienced. Our abseiler team just recently completed a complex balcony glass replacement at Platinum Riverside, Greenwich, a window repair and waterproofing at City House, Croydon, and a cladding repair and survey at Newal Court, … You can read more about these projects HERE
You can find more information about our recent residential and block property maintenance projects if you navigate on this link below. Our general maintenance service extension, Property Maintenance Contractors offers comprehensive maintenance services for any residential, commercial or block properties in London, Greater London. Our services covers any internal and external cleaning, repair, survey, and engineering projects or just a regular care taker service.
Residential property maintenance is one of our main and fundamental abseiling service. Carry out any building maintenance and repair projects safely and efficiently, even via rope access, requires a specially prepared, experienced and professional abseiler team. Based on our professional skills, Repair Abseiling Limited is a trusted contractor of numerous construction (J.Coffey, M-Price, FK, Alucraft, …), residential property and commercial building management companies (Alliance, TLC, Hamptons, L&Q, Rendall & Rittner… etc.) throughout London. As the vast majority of the traditional residential buildings are struggling with some absolute basic issues (leaking roof, damaged and clogged gutters, …etc.), caused by the difficult access to certain surfaces or structures, our rope access abseiling services specialised in to offer the most reasonable resolution for these projects. Our team provides a huge variety of external building maintenance services, from the repairs of leaking and damaged roofs, clean or repair clogged and faulty gutters, and adequate water management keeping the building dry, to the painting and re-decorating external surfaces, repair brickwork and pointing or just clean the windows. One of our latest residential property maintenance project have been completed in Kensington on a three storey residential building, where the long ago experienced leaking issue required complex repair works. Our vast experience in these cases, professional planning for the repairs and the ability to manage these issues safely and efficiently for reasonable costs, even via rope access, lifted our abseiling company to the right level as the most competitive candidate of this residential property maintenance project. All water ingress inspection and repair starts with the roof and gutter system. As the the collected rainwater on the roof wasn’t directed properly into the wrongly set, undersized gutter, all excess rainwater was running on and soaked the brickwork below, causing sever damp issue inside the flats. This basic error of the rainwater management have been eliminated with the adequate size gutter and down-pipe fitting, being set up to the right sloping, directed all rainwater straight into the down-pipe. The other serious leaking issue experienced on the mid level of the building caused by the aged, cracked and worn concrete window sills. This horizontal part of the windows, by its drip edges would be dedicated to keep away all rainwater from the lower building structures and wall sections. As these sills have been made and set up without any dripping edges and the worn joints and deep cracks provided free way for the flowing rainwater inwards to the building structures, the experienced leaking issue below becomes understandable immediately. External residential property maintenance is always a complex undertaking what requires multi-skilled and experienced abseilers. Setting up dripping edges, repair the cracks with adequate exterior flexible filler, make the surfaces homogeneous and paint the sills over on a professional way can be challenging, even if it needs to be carried out via rope access, but our professional abseiler team has a daily routine in these projects. Our property maintenance division (Property Maintenance Contractors) provides the most comprehensive general and special residential and commercial property maintenance services from care taker services, window cleaning, interior and exterior regular cleaning, to the most complicated repairs.
We also clean windows, … sometimes, as I explain usually to our customers. Like now on this project, the sparkle clean quality thorough window cleaning and gully cleaning was just a small, but really important part of the main glass replacement project, when five defected double glazed unit needs to be replaced on the top section of this building at the South Bank, next to the Borough Market. The absolute lack of any acceptable access solution on this building have made the proper window cleaning or other building maintenance almost impossible so far, so these glass surfaces were heavily contaminated by the air pollution and general urban environment. Repair Abseiling Limited’s abseiler team have set up adequate anchorage system and cleaned all glasses and frames as a part of the initial survey of the conditions of each glass units and the entire glazing system. Our professional abseiling services provides the most comprehensive service for these complex abseiling projects. These neglected glass surfaces required hand glass polishing and thorough window cleaning to achieve the deep clean quality for the clear view of the general conditions of the glass units. When the glazing system became clean our abseiler team got better insight about the conditions of the double glazed units, frames and previous inadequate mastic-works around all perimeters. The spotless, deeply cleaned windows have made our customer happy, but the other revealed glass and waterproofing leaking issues tilted the scale to the counter part. Carry out any high level glazing project and replace five glass units on a normal, vertical surface wouldn’t be a big deal, but in this case these glass units require adequate crane operation, what press the budget really much. But it is another story …