How Could Rope Access Methods Make Your Building Painting Project A Success?

Rope access, or industrial abseiling, is a well-known alternative to other access methods which may not be suitable for certain building painting projects.  Each access method has its own pros and cons, but rope access is particularly useful when tackling the challenges of modern architecture and high-rise buildings.  In a world where architecture is being stretched beyond the limits of the human imagination, it’s often rope access that’s the go-to access method for building painting projects.

The Merits of Using Rope Access for your Building Painting Projects

Material replacement can be a very expensive way of updating your building’s façade, and it may be that repainting is a more suitable option.  Many methods of access can be used, such as scaffolding, MEWPs, hoists and cradles, but rope access is a worthy consideration.

Industrial abseiling means that time-consuming and costly scaffolding erection may be avoided, and cumbersome powered access such as cherry pickers and scissor lifts can be used sparingly or not at all.

Building Painting Considerations May Cover Some of the Following Areas:

  • Specialist access solutions: Abseiling, cradles, tower hoist, MEWPS, and scaffolding
  • External building painting and redecoration
  • Industrial building painting and re-spraying
  • Cladding painting and industrial roof coatings
  • Masonry, concrete and façade repairs
  • Structural masonry ties and façade stabilisation
  • Application of protective coating and weathering sealants
  • Balcony, balustrade repairs and redecoration
  • Podium & balustrade deck water proofing
  • External wall insulation and finishes
  • Building façade cleaning
  • Protective façade coatings

Sensitivity and Efficiency

The great thing about rope access is that it can be used on almost all types of building; whether you have a high-rise luxury apartment block or a listed heritage building, a rope access technician may have a wealth of skills that can be applied to many aspects of building painting and restoration.  One highly trained individual may be able to carry out masonry repairs as well as the painting aspect, which in turn minimises the need to bring in tradesmen for each and every task.

More about Rope Access Services for Building Painting

Anyone involved with building or property management will no doubt have been preoccupied at some point by the appearance of the building.  We have the skills and expertise when it comes to all forms of building painting solutions, but we know that not everyone will have worked with rope access services before.  Sometimes scaffolding is simply unsuitable for a project, and rope access can help you to achieve the results you need without risking the integrity of the building façade. Airless spraying, spraying and roller application of paint can all be carried out using rope access professionals.

Rope technicians can make the job look SO easy, but actually many technicians will have a wealth of qualifications under their belt.  The IRATA International qualification is the absolute foundation for any rope access technician, and the organisation’s stringent training and development programme ensures that IRATA-qualified technicians are at the forefront of the industry.  It’s imperative that any rope access technician you may use on a project has the necessary qualifications and is able to prove this. If you’re looking for a technician to perform a variety of tasks, it may be worth checking that they also have the specific painting skills and experience you are looking for.

If you’re looking for specialist access solutions, speak to one of our experts today. We can supply a specialist access solutions to test, inspect, repair, and maintain any building or structure, even those with the most challenging access points.