At Vertex Rope Access, providing the safest, most cost and time- effective access solutions is at the heart of our service. For some of our clients, minimising the disruption to their operations and businesses is key to the successful delivery of a project. Unlike powered access and scaffolding, industrial rope access can be carried out with unparalleled levels of flexibility. Rope access is low impact, both in terms of reducing disturbance to the normal use of properties, but also on the fabric of the buildings themselves – a key area of concern for historic or heritage buildings
Priding ourselves on employing only skilled, experienced and qualified personnel, we can provide a variety of high-quality services, including historic building conservation, restoration and maintenance.
At Vertex Rope Access we recognise that when operating on heritage sites such as churches, listed buildings and stately homes, project success depends of works being not only cost-effective, but also undertaken with the minimal disturbance to the building’s fabric and its usage, and undertaken expertly and sensitively by trained craftspeople.
Our approach to historic buildings – from cathedral to churches, castles to stately homes – revolves around undertaking repairs.
Some examples of our current scope of works includes:
- Inspections and surveys
- Conservation advice
- Condition reports
- Stone masonry
- Lime mortars
- Specialist cleaning
- Roof repairs and leadworking
What makes us different at Vertex Rope Access is our ability to select the right person to perform the right task at height. All our rope access surveys and inspections are undertaken by a qualified building surveyor with over 8 years’ experience in the heritage sector, and who holds a Masters in historic building conservation. And all our rope access conservation work is undertaken by qualified stonemasons, who specialise in stone repairs and fine carving.
On a recent project our skills were put to the test when we were tasked with carefully removing a fragile cast-iron clock dial on a historic church in the Peak District.
Using rope access techniques, the Vertex team removed the dial for off-site restoration, sensitively conserved the clock’s ogee moulding surround, repainted the clockface, and re-fixed the newly-restored dial.