Stonework Survey - Rope Access - Abseil Commercial Ltd.

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Stonework Survey – Ambleside

Client Brief

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.

Scope of Works

  • Access bell tower and spire facilitating physical access to all aspects
  • Physically inspect and document condition of stonework and pointing
  • Compile report with photographic documentation


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.