Cast Iron Down pipes and Rain Heads are a predominant feature on older buildings across Australia. These features, although they are often strong and robust, are difficult to maintain as they age and deteriorate, particularly if they are located in difficult to reach areas.
Ropepro recently carried out work to remove and replace old cast iron pipework on Collins St in Melbourne. Rope Access methods are an effective way of carrying out this work as access can be made within relatively small areas such as laneways with minimal disruption to pedestrians and traffic below. Manageable sections of pipework can also be removed using Rope based hauling/lowering systems that eliminate the need for large Cranes, Scaffold or Elevating Work Platform.