April 27, 2017 Robert

High Rise Rendering off the Ropes

High rise rendering off the ropes is not something you would want to do every day as it is certainly awkward. As you can see by the photos the wall in question was pretty rough and was rejected upon completion of the job.

To make it worse the scaffolding had been removed and was going to cost a small fortune to get it set up again – so we were called in to complete the high rise rendering off the ropes. And to be honest this is the first time I have ever tried anything like this.

Yes I can plaster and render and have lots of experience on the ropes patching defects, repairs and filling in where the scaffolding ties were but rendering off the ropes on a high rise was a bit of a challenge.

The things we learned were that if you are doing a narrow wall as we did you can hook your legs around the sides to get a bit of a grip as you really do need to put some pressure onto the trowel and other tools at times and if you are not gripping the wall with your feet or something you will not likely get a good result as when you push on the tools you just push away from the work.

Petzl make a nifty tool called a sky hook that we use to hook onto or into cracks and corners to get work positioning but again a big flat wall leaves you out of the game.

My advice watch to make sure they do it right the first time so you do not need to get us to fix it.

Bottom line: high rise rendering off the ropes is possible and will save you money compared with erecting scaffolding.

If you need work done on ropes on your high rise give All Scale Building Services a call today