Type of Works
Housing Associations
Rope Access Surveys and Safety Testing


Earl Kendrick was engaged to perform an external rope access condition survey to the windows and frames following issues raised regarding safety and water ingress.

Access to Maritime House was completed using mobile weight anchor and a specialist inspection team. We carried out a visual inspection of the external areas of the building by way of rope access to all elevations from the roof areas, and via windows within the Property. All frames, glass units and mastics seals were inspected along with localised concrete cladding details.

Our Survey identified the windows at Maritime House are estimated to be in excess of 20 years old, and were found to be defective in multiple areas. This suggested that they were reaching the end of their life span.

From external inspections, extensive historic reactive repairs were visible in the form of sealants applied to window frames suggesting historic water ingress issues affecting the building, the windows had reached the end of their serviceable life. It was then possible to offer our client a maintenance programme including budget costs for the following elements identified during our survey:

  • Failed aluminium welds to window frames.
  • Failed window gaskets.
  • Failed mastic seals to window frames
  • Failed / defective mastic seals on original installation.
  • Window frames allowing water ingress in multiple locations due listed defects.
  • Windows and frames showing extensive internal condensation
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