Traditional wooden sash window repairs and restoration
Often over time, traditional wooden sash windows located in lightwells can become very deteriorated showing signs of rotten sills. Apex Access Group provide time served painting rope access professionals for the restoration of this style of window. using specialist Timber Repair-Care systems to ensure the job is completed to the highest level of standard, prolonging the life of the windows. We can also provide a traditional linseed putty reglazing services for windows such as traditional sash.
The repainting of masonry within lightwells can really give them a new lease of life. Once again this also is a very common project that with the use of rope access industrial abseiling can be completed with ease. Because lightwells can be seen from inside the building this can prove to be a low-cost update that makes a huge difference to the property.
Bird Deterrent Systems – Bird Spikes / Bird Netting
Birds such as pigeons or gulls nesting and fowling within the internal lightwell of a building can be a real eyesore and a real problem. With the use of rope access industrial abseiling Apex Access Group can provide a bespoke full Bird Deterrent system. Using bird netting and or spikes this problem can be irradiated.
Downpipes & Gutters
It is very important to maintain, clear and clean gutters and down pipes on a regular basis. Failing to do this can lead to larger and more expensive problems. Lots of buildings have the external perimeters cleaned regularly. Lightwells are often forgotten about and neglected.
Internal Lightwell windows often become very dirty and need to be cleaned regularly. Rope access is usually the only feasible option due to the limited access for systems such as ‘reach and wash’.
Lead work repairs and restoration
Lead roofs, lead work and lead flashings are very common in lightwells because of their waterproofing capabilities. Often restoration is required, such as cleaning, using specialist cleaning methods. Re patination to maintain and increase the life of the lead is also a method used.
Softwash / Pressure Washing
Depending on the construction material, soft washing or pressure washing may be the update that the light well needs. Softwashing would be the appropriate method for lightwells built with any masonry or porous stone such as Portland. Softwashing means to clean with adjustable heat and pressure ensuring a gentle but effective clean. Pressure washing is a much more aggressive cleaning method often used on cladding panels along with appropriate chemicals. Apex Access Group can complete any pressure washing or soft washing projects with the use of rope access industrial abseilers