Safe removal and cleaning of vegetation for difficult access locations.

Specialising in rope access services for clients in the UK’s road and rail network, our highly experienced and highly rope access team provide safe removal of vegetation from hard to reach places.

In the UK, vegetation and trees make up around 90% of all borders for road and rail networks. While a lot of this is easy to access grass verges etc, there are key points that are difficult to access yet offer the ideal growing area for vegetation. This can include:

  • Embankments
  • High Rise Buildings
  • Bridges

Using our rope access team, we can safely access these locations to clean and remove vegetation growth and prevent future damage.

Professional maintenance of these locations is vital to prevent structural damage.

Whether the devegetation work is for commercial, industrial or residentail projects, our rope access team can scale vertical slopes and buildings safely to remove vegetation – even in the most difficult to reach spots.

What exactly is Rope Access?

Rope Access is a safe method of working at height using rope systems and related equipment. It is the exact same type of climbing equipment used in mountaineering, rock climbing and abseiling. Because it can be used almost anywhere with little in the way of set up requirements, the uses for Rope Access are near limitless. It has become one of our signature services for customers who require difficult access cleaning, repairs and inspection work carried out.

How Rope Access can reduce the costs compared to Scaffolding

Scaffolding can be an expensive and time consuming part of a repair or maintenance job. It can take days to set up and deconstruct and there is the daily hiring charges included which can easily ramp up the costs of a job – especially if it is a large scale restoration job.

Alternatives to scaffolding including Cherry Pickers are limited by access to certain locations and ladders can only go so high. With Rope Access, we can provide an affordable and fast reacting service that is cheaper, faster and more usable.

Find out more

If you would like to know more about our Rope Access Services and the many benefits they have over traditional forms of access including scaffolding, please contact us. We can talk you through the process of using rope access and share case study examples of the work we have done in this field before. At Balmore, we are one of the leading Building Maintenance and Roofing Contractors in Scotland and Rope Access is one of our specialist services that allows us to become Difficult Access Experts. Please contact our Glasgow Head Office today by calling 0141 944 6100 or by emailing