High Rise Building Concrete Repair Brisbane

How Our Rope Access Team Helped a Brisbane High Rise Avoid Potential Disaster

The advantages of having qualified tradespeople on ropes was really highlighted on a Brisbane high rise this week when our building maintenance team discovered a dangerous structural cracking issue with the potential to cause serious harm to the public nine floors below.

During a routine building clean, our high rise building maintenance team identified a vertical crack 90mm in from the end of the building parapet.  Upon close inspection, the crack had started to dislodge the last section of wall with the potential to fall off.

structural crack discovered by high rise building maintenance team

Working With an Engineer to Formulate a Solution

In order to eliminate the risk of the section dislodging completely, the team consulted with specialist engineer who specified a temporary solution.  We would pin the loose section of concrete in place using 16mm threaded steel bar, epoxy glue, washer and a locking nut.

Once the engineer came up with a plan, our rope access technicians were able to set up access to the area and safely carrying out the installation in less than a day, without the need for costly scaffolding.

crack repaired by high rise building maintenance team

By catching this building defect early, we were able to greatly reduce the risk to the general public below.  The make good would hold the section in place whilst the body corporate engages with the engineer further to develop and carry out a permanent repair.

How Can We Help You?

Carrying out abseiling building maintenance can be tricky – especially when it comes to carrying out complex tasks such as repairing structural cracking issues whilst working in a high access environment.  Luckily, our team has been providing solutions to complex high rise remedial issues for over 15 years.

If you need a high rise building maintenance team with the skills and qualifications to identify and fix complex remedial issues, Alltech Industrial Abseilers has got you covered.  With qualified painters, renderers, glazers and roofers in-house, there’s not many building maintenance tasks we can’t carry out on rope!

Get in touch today to discover the difference that a trade qualified abseiling team can make for your building.

Phone: 1300 786 583

Rope Access Building Inspection Brisbane

If you’re like most people, you probably don’t realise how much work goes on up in the sky here, above you in Brisbane City – day after day!

For a well trained eye though, it’s actually quite busy up here in the skyline – window cleaning, painting, maintaining… and in this case, carrying out a visual facade inspection for an engineering firm to evaluate the integrity of the building’s external structure.

This job was the latest in a string of rope access inspection and maintenance jobs that have been carried out by Alltech Abseilers, and suggests that this may be a time when many stakeholders are considering carrying out essential inspections and remedial works to maintain the integrity of their properties.

Clean – Maintain – Protect

It’s not just our motto…

It’s our way of helping you protect your asset… and your sinking fund!

Our rope access team have been looking after hundreds of the most iconic buildings and structures in Queensland for over 10 years.  We know what’s important when it comes to looking after a high rise… and what’s not.

Most importantly, we know that by identifying and nipping small issues in the bud now, you are setting your sinking fund up to save thousands… and in some cases, hundreds of thousands on costly and unnecessary repairs that could have been simple if you caught them sooner!

If you don’t know exactly what’s occurring on your buildings facades, isn’t it time you did?

To learn more about the benefits of rope access building inspections in Brisbane, Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast, contact us today.

Rope Access Building Inspection Brisbane

UniLodge Rope Acces Sign Installation

Alltech Industrial Abseilers was recently contracted to install two enormous 11m long aluminum signs at the new UniLodge high rise building in Toowong. The Alltech team took on the task with gusto and enthusiasm, as per usual.After all, having installed hundreds of signs and advertising banners of all styles, the toughest to reach locations are what we relish. Our team has years of expertise and skillsets prepared for any high-rise sign installation project, and the Toowong undertaking was no different.Wood & Wood manufactured the signage, weighting in at over 400kg each, and it was no piece of cake, but Alltech Industrial Abseilers handled the large sign install with precision and ease. The McNab constructed building was coming to a completion and was fitted out with all the abseil rated anchor points needed for the rope access sign installation.

Alltech hoisting unilodge sign high rise sign installation using ropes
Installing signs using rope access is a specialized skill that requires professional tradesmen with a successful history of having installed various sorts of signs and banners, but also training and certification to carry out the work on ropes.

Our abseilers are highly trained in industrial rope access, which gives them the knowledge and confidence to deliver jobs with precision— these aren’t just blokes on ropes.

The rope access team were able to provide a safe and neat installation of the Toowong UniLodge sign, on time, and within a reasonable price range. Scaffolding and cranes can get expensive, which is why we prefer to use rope access for our sign installs.

It gets the job done fast and efficiently, whilst also keeping our workmen safe. This allows them to install everything from sail track banners to cable tensioned banners and ACM lettering, and even illuminated signs – all via industrial rope access.

As per rope access standards, the team rigged their ropes to two separate concrete mount anchor points and set up a haul system on separate anchors that would be used to hoist the gigantic sign into place.

unilodge sign installed by rope access sign install using anchor points

Once the team finished all rigging, 3 rope access technicians abseiled into position from the top of the building, whilst 2 other team members used a winch and pulley system from the ground to haul the system into place.

Once in place, hammer drills were used to create holes for the fixes that would hold the sign in place, and after careful measurement, the sign was secured into place – one bolt at a time. After 2 long days, the team of five tradesmen had successfully installed the new Unilodge signs, complete with lighting, and we think you’d agree, the result looks sensational!

rope access team installation the UniLodge sign

Alltech Abseilers supplied all the labour, access equipment, and tools to carry out the sign installation safely in accordance with specifications.

With QBCC licensing in carpentry, as well as an elite team of rope access tradesmen with vast experience in all manner of high access sign installation, Alltech Industrial Abseilers is the logical choice for your next project.

If you need any more evidence as to our superb work, just visit our website gallery to view other similar projects, such as the rope access signage installation at the Wesley Specialist Centre.

Our tidy and tight approach will allow you to work with us without the mess and unsightly view of a construction site that scaffolding gives.

So go ahead and give us a call on 1300 786 583 or complete our online form for simple solutions to complex sign installs at heights.

rope access technician installing sign Alltech abseilers team at unilodge toowong

Rope Access Sign Repair Brisbane

Rope access sign rectifications at QUT Brisbane

Alltech were recently contracted by Site Signs for the replacement of the LED lighting strips on the QUT campus signs.  The most economical way of accessing the signs was by rope access and our team of abseiling sign installation professionals were able to carry out the removal of the old LED strips and installation of the new light bars safely and within budget.

In this video Grant gives us a close up view of the QUT light box sign whilst hanging from a rope.


If you require a sign installation or sign repair to a high access area, contact us today for a free assessment.

Phone: 1300 786 583 or use the chat box below to speak live.

High Rise Painters Complete Project in Fortitude Valley

Alltech High Rise Painters Complete Wickham Street Project

This week the rope access painting team are set to wrap up another successful high rise painting project in Brisbane City.

rope access painters painting a high rise building is Brisbane

After losing nearly 2 weeks of productivity due to non-stop rain as the painting project was set to get started in early February, the team pushed on with an ambitious target of painting the 6,000 square metre high rise office building on Wickham Street, Fortitude Valley in just 7 weeks.

With an average team size of 7 rope access painters at any given time, the crew worked Monday through to Saturday to complete the high rise repaint on time. The scope included carrying out remedial work on the building, including removing old anchor points from the facades and applying a new Dulux paint system, guaranteed to last for 10 years.

Alltech won an extensive bidding process to be contracted by Xenia Constructions to carry out the commercial painting project using its dedicated in-house team of high rise painting specialists.

With practical completion deadline set for the 4th of April, the team are set to bring home the painting project almost 1 week early, despite set backs at the beginning.

This is a testament to the outstanding commitment of the abseil painting team and the onsite rope access painting supervisor.

Is your high rise or commercial building in Brisbane due for painting transformation?

Contact us to discover how our team of high rise painting experts can quickly and affordably paint your building.

Phone 1300 786 583


several rope access painters painting a high rise building in Brisbane

Wesley Specialists Centre Rope Access Project

Wesley Specialists Centre Rope Access Signage Installation

Alltech Abseilers have just completed a signage installation at the Wesley Specialists Centre. Signage Installation is an important part of getting your branding right, and when you need it added to hi rise buildings or places on height safety experts can access, we are the people to help you get the job done right the first time.

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