St. Mary’s Church, Ambleside required a full pointing and stonework survey of their 52 metre bell tower and sandstone spire. This survey, alongside a drone survey and orthophoto modelling were required to inform the planning of restoration works. We were tasked with providing a low-impact solution that would enable all areas of the tower and spire to be accessed and surveyed.
Using our extensive experience we were able to utilise our rope access skills to carry out an in-situ tactile inspection of all spire and bell tower stonework and in doing so gather the critical physical condition information that a photographic drone survey was unable to provide. The use of rope access enabled a safe, cost effective and low impact approach to accessing and surveying this Grade II listed historic landmark.