Repairing and restoring roofs and rooflines that are higher than usual can be difficult and dangerous. When it comes to carrying out high-level maintenance, Ploughcroft is more than well equipped to handle any job at height.
We can work with any high-level access requirement and site limitations using the most appropriate high-level access equipment, tools and machinery for the job. For example, we used scaffolding to safely replace several old roofs at the Grade 2 listed High Fernley Hall near Wyke in Bradford with our energy-efficient Eco Roof.
Ploughcroft provides our own scaffolding and high-level maintenance systems to all our jobs. Our high-level access team is trained and experience in constructing and dismantling scaffolding with minimal disruption to the property owner.
Ploughcroft uses a fleet of cherry pickers to provide our skilled high-level access team with a safe and easy method of high-level maintenance for structural assessments and repairs. They can be elevated quickly to respond to emergencies in difficult-to-reach areas. Using the cherry pickers can also reduce costs of scaffolding requirements.
Emergency work required as a result of storm damage is an example of a situation where immediate repairs at height need to be carried out. With a ladder or scaffolding, this would take much longer, compromising the integrity of the roof. Our cherry pickers also give Ploughcroft a unique opportunity to complete high-level photography as a means of carrying out building surveys.
A ground-breaking piece of kit, the Roof Anchor System, was designed by our very own Managing Director, Chris Hopkins. The Roof Anchor system is a first for the industry, designed to reduce the time roofing companies have to spend putting up scaffolding for short-duration jobs.
The Roof Anchor is an amazing safety device which negates the need for scaffolding in some instances, thus saving costs and time during high-level maintenance projects whilst still ensuring safety and without compromising the integrity of the roof surface. It also has a universal fitting, meaning no matter what type of roof it is, The Roof Anchor system will fit. The equipment is easy to carry, fitting neatly into a backpack. It comprises a harness plus rope grab and roof anchor device that attaches to timber rafters or trusses.