Abseiling for Construction & Building Maintenance in Ratcliff
It is not always possible to access your Ratcliff building once the scaffold has been struck and using cherry pickers is simply too expensive. To put things in perspective, our abseilers can usually complete the task for the cost of hiring a cherrypicker! and that doesn’t include anyone to actually complete the work you need, it’s only the hiring cost.
If you add that to the inconvenience of trying manoeuvre a massive lorry to the work area, abseiling really does make sense. Or abseilers can reach any area of your building to assist with installations or repair an ongoing issue, be it a leaking gutter, replacing glazing, adding an expansion joint or inspecting for faults.
Using abseiling for building maintenance
Facts About Ratcliff
Ratcliffe in earlier times was also known as “sailor town”, originally known for shipbuilding but from the fourteenth century more for fitting and provisioning ships. In the sixteenth century, various voyages of discovery were supplied and departed from Ratcliffe, including those of Willoughby and Frobisher.
By the early seventeenth century it had the largest population of any village in Stepney, with 3500 residents. It was again a site of shipbuilding in the seventeenth century – a number of sailing warships were built for the Royal Navy here, including one of the earliest frigates, the Constant Warwick in 1645.
Ratcliff or Ratcliffe is a former hamlet and locality lying by the north bank of the River Thames that is now split between the modern-day districts of Limehouse, Stepney, and Shadwell after being absorbed into them.
The Ratcliffe Fire was the largest fire disaster in London between the Great Fire of 1666 and the Blitz in 1940. The fire took place in July 1794 when a smaller fire ignited a barge loaded with saltpetre. The conflagration that followed destroyed over 400 homes and 20 warehouses and left 1000 people homeless.