Here's the UK trade association:
BBC3, ITV2/3/4, channels going to the DOGs
It gives me vertigo just looking at those pictures. Is rope access better
than a cradle? Safer?
The benefit of pure rope access would be ease of setup and low equipment
cost but the cradle would make a more stable platform for more serious
work provided the roof was compatible.
I've seen both in use on a building of the height you describe with rope
access being used to test and mark damaged areas with repairs being made
from a suspended platform.
Who does your son pay his annual maintenance charge to? If there's a
residents association, they can shop around for a better deal. If it's
jobbed out to a "property company", they may have you over a barrel,
both in terms of what needs doing, and the price each flat has to pay.
I should imagine a significant proportion of the charge is insurance. If
the scaffold collapses, landing on a few cars, maybe taking a bit of the
building or a neigboring one with it or even some people the damages that
the company would be liable for will quickly reach into the millions...
> Who does your son pay his annual maintenance charge to? If there's a
> residents association, they can shop around for a better deal. If it's
> jobbed out to a "property company", they may have you over a barrel,
> both in terms of what needs doing, and the price each flat has to pay.
The freehold's owned by the residents. This was just a surveyor's report,
but I wanted to try to understand why the scaffolding was estimated to be
roughly 75% of the total cost.
Depending on the number of residents in your son's place, it may be