Project Name: Merchants House, Bristol
Location: Whapping Wharf, Bristol, BS1 4AB
Project Scope: Merchants House is a purpose-built office building, arranged as North and South blocks, and is situated in a prominent position on Wapping Road to the southern edge of the city centre. The building was undergoing a full refurbishment, including new roof covering, new roof lights and upgraded air conditioning units.
Like most modern office buildings, the roof is home to a number of components, such as air conditioning units and roof lights, but with these modern features, new issues arise. Air conditioning units require regular maintenance, and new roof lights are fragile. This means that workers need to be able to access the roof in an efficient and safe manner. Ezi Klamp were asked to provide permanent roof guardrails around the perimeter and the fragile roof light.
The flat roof areas on the top of the building housing the air conditioning will have to be accessed by maintenance personnel regularly in the future, so permanent access and edge protection were required. The new roof light created was fragile so also needed a guardrail as a protection.
Unlike some options on the market, Ezi Klamp’s Roof Guardrail system is completely freestanding. Providing permanent solutions without the need to fix through the roofing membrane that can cause complications further down the line if not installed correctly. This free-standing roof guardrail can be installed by those without any prior knowledge of the system and uses a counter leaver with a 20kg rubberised weight to create strong protection without the worry of any issues down the line.
To give users access to the roof itself, Ezi Klamp also provided a vertical Aluminium CAT Ladder and 30° Sloping Roof Ladder from the Roof Hatch to Roof Level on the South Block.
While the Free-Standing Guardrail was an ‘off the shelf’ product, both the Vertical CAT Ladder and the Sloping Roof Ladder were bespoke made specifically for this project. The Vertical CAT Ladder also incorporated a Bilco ‘Ladder-Up’ Safety Post to ensure a secure handhold and enable the user to enter or exit the opening in an upright and balanced position.
Whether you are looking for a fast and effective solution to provide safe access to your roof or a bespoke solution to your needs, Ezi Klamp has over 20 years of experience providing access, edge protection and Boundary fencing solutions. Call our team now on 0117 970 2420 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org, and they will be happy to guide you through the process.
Ezi Klamp Products Used:
- Ezi Klamp Free Standing Roof Guardrail
- Ezi Klamp Vertical CAT Ladder
- Ezi Klamp Roof Ladder