Category: Working At Heights

For working at heights

Repairing damage caused by storm force winds

Storm force winds had displaced the lead flashing on a structure on the roof of my garage. A number of roofers quoted ‘silly money’ for what I considered to be a relatively simple job. In comparison, I thought Jules’s quote was more reasonable (just the standard call-out fee). Jules turned up at the agreed time, and agreed to take me up on the platform so that I could assess the integrity of the underlying wooded structure. It appears the original builders attached the lead by hammering it into position (I’m surprised it lasted 20 years). Jules re-attached the lead with adhesive and screws for extra measure. The whole job was completed in less than 15 minutes. In addition to his ‘cherry picker’ skills, Jules appears to be a highly competent general handyman. I very seldom give more than 9 out of 10, or 4 out of 5; thinking that no matter how good a service is, there is usually some room for improvement; but in this case, I think Jules Total Access warrants the full 5 stars. I would have no hesitation in using him again.

Ore Place Resident. October 2022

Chimney rebuild

We were happy to complete another paint job for a front and rear elevation of a building. With two coats of paint on the masonry and two undercoats and two top coats to the door. This included making good to the rendering to the elevation of the wall front and back. To remove old blown render where necessary to the firewall and chimney stack.

As can be seen, the chimney was in a poor condition and the whole off the top of the chimney had to be rebuilt. The before and after speaks for itself.

Replacing a chimney flue

Once again partnering other businesses to assist with their work. On this occasion, working with the Sussex Stoveman in replacing a chimney flue.

Even with tight access, there was no need for scaffolding for the work to be carried out.

A cracked chimney flue left unrepaired can wreak havoc on a home’s chimney system,
potentially leading to a dangerous gas leakage seeping into the home.

Cleaning exterior of windmill

We were called again to support the cleaning of windmill in Battle. Using our cherry picker, we work with a local cleaning company. As you can see, the windmill looks outstanding.

If you need this type of work completed to a high standard then contact us and we will liaise with them. If you need just our services to support, we can always accommodate.

House external painting work

We won the contract to repair and paint the windows and door in Hastings, as you can see in photographs exposure to weather and moisture penetration into gaps and cracks contributes to the growth of rot on wooden window frames.

Once rot begins, it can spread quickly, and whole sections of a frame can begin to crumble away. Although the damage may appear beyond repair, you can often make seamless restorations with two-part wood fillers, which contain either epoxy or polyester. These are easy to shape and harder than the wood you’re repairing, however in this case some of the wood was so bad that we had to replace parts with new sound timber, once completed we primed and then painted the front windows and door with two coats of paint to the highest standard.