Painting the Windmill on Willesborough Hill

Using rope access and steeplejack techniques to paint, maintain and repair a windmill may not be an easy task.

But it is certainly more financially and visually favourable to scaffolding.

Our conservation team achieved stellar results here, giving this stunning Sussex windmill; a quintessential piece of English heritage, a refreshing lease of life.

View our blog post showing how our recent project went.

Norwich Cathedral Weathercock Repairs

An update on our latest work at the awe-inspiring Cathedral in Norwich:

In September we removed the gilded weathercock that sits on top of Norwich Cathedral’s centuries-old spire, to be re-gilded as part of a wider restoration project.

It is thought this marks the first time since 1963 that the weathercock has been brought to ground.

Re-gilding the weathercock was as enjoyable as it was challenging, with multiple layers of the micron-thick gold leaf needed to give it new life.
Suffice to say, the result was worth the effort.

First Ascent: Norwich Cathedral

This week, you may have heard us on the radio, seen us on the television or read about us in the paper.

Though our social media accounts have been somewhat quiet since the Covid-19 outbreak, we have been very busy as a company and blessed with a multitude of wonderful projects.

One such project is that of the spire repair works to Norwich Cathedral, which began this week.

At 96 metres, Norwich Cathedral is home to the second tallest steeple in the United Kingdom, topped only by that of Salisbury Cathedral.
We’re set carry out a variety of works on the spire.

Guy’s Cliffe – A Vegetation Horror Story

Guy’s Cliffe, a hamlet on the river Avon in Warwickshire, is a location is steeped in history. Occupied since the Saxon times, it is home to the legend of Guy of Warwick, who battled dragons and monsters to gain the hand of fair Lady Felice. However, filled with remorse for his violent past, he became…

BT Press Release “Castle Defended from Weeds Menace”

A medieval moated castle has undergone work to have weeds delicately pulled from its sandstone walls to prevent structural deterioration. A two-man team from WallWalkers Rope Access Ltd. have been scaling the 60ft-high battlements at 14th Century, National Trust-managed Bodiam Castle near Robertsbridge, East Sussex. With rope harnesses, hard hats and a head of for…