• Upload up to 3 files
    If you have more than 3 files to send, please zip them up into 1 zip file. Max upload size 20MB.
  • Max. file size: 256 MB.
  • Max. file size: 256 MB.
  • Max. file size: 256 MB.
  • Hidden

Façade Access Package for Cardiff Development


The Client

Winvic Construction, established in 2001 is a multidisciplinary, leading main contractor specialising in industrial, build-to-rent, student accommodation and civil engineering projects.

Working alongside London-based development firm PLATFORM_, Dumballs Road in Cardiff is a build-to-rent (BTR) project comprising of 206 one and two-bedroom apartments complete with on-site gym, lounge, roof terraces and parking facilities across the 150,000 sq. ft scheme.

The progress on site can be viewed via live feed here.

The Brief

Heightsafe were tasked with designing, installing and certifying a comprehensive Façade Access Package for the roof spaces of the Dumballs Road development. Our design team decided that a combination of guardrails, safety lines and davit posts on the roofs of both structures would be the ideal solution, creating a safe working area while the site is under construction and allowing operatives to clean and maintain the roof and facades of the building upon completion.

Davit Posts at Dumballs Road

The davit posts will allow operatives to abseil down the façade of the buildings, and the safety lines and guardrails are there for workers to safely carry out tasks on the roof.

The Solution

Heightsafe installed over 300 metres of safety line systems across the composite concrete deck roofs and secured the posts with a back plate, all tested to BS EN 795 Class C. 100 davit sockets were installed and tested to BS EN 795 Class A and LOLER 1998, along with 166 metres of guardrail in accordance with BS EN 13374 Class A.

Dumballs Road Cardiff

The Outcome

The combined systems deliver a complete safety solution for roof and façade access. When the building’s construction is complete and access to the façade is necessary for maintenance works and cleaning tasks, it can be done so efficiently and safely with minimal disruption for residents.

Contact Us

If you require multiple safety solutions or just want to discuss the different systems we offer, get in touch and a member of our expert team can assist today.

Services Provided:

Related Projects

Roof Access Systems

Access Ladder Installation at Rumfields Water Tower

Heightsafe recently completed a Bespoke Roof Access Ladder installation at Rumfields Water Tower, using intricate rope access methods.

Track System 8 build London
Façade Access Systems, Work at Height Systems

Complete Facade Access Solution for London Office Development

Heightsafe recently completed an installation of davit systems, eyebolts and abseil rail at a office development in Central London.

Roof Access Systems, Work at Height Systems

Half a Kilometre of Guardrail Installed at Inovyn Runcorn

Heightsafe were asked to provide a Fall Protection solution across the roof spaces of Inovyn’s Runcorn site. Fixed Guardrail was the perfect solution.

By using this website you agree to accept our Privacy Policy and Terms & Conditions

Can't find what you're looking for?
Send a question to our friendly specialists who will be in touch to discuss your requirements further.
By clicking 'Send' you agree to give consent for the data to be used in line with the guidelines specified in Heightsafe's Privacy Policy.