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At Highlife we are passionate about undoing the assumptions that some people may hold about rope access, and it's place in the conservation sector. Having worked closely with some of the best in the industry, our client satisfaction speaks for itself.

“I first met Alex and the Highlife team on a project in North Wales’ world heritage slate mining site, where a church spire was in a dangerous condition. Their professional ‘can-do’ attitude got me up there to the business area, inside and outside the spire to assess the tip. They’re all climbers, so the challenge of scaling a dodgy spire was no problem to them.


Since stabilising this spire, Highlife have become my first choice for ‘can’t be done’ projects. It’s not just rope access – these guys are proper craftsmen, lime buffs, and will be dangling off somewhere scary dampening down the fresh mortar, beating back shrinkage, tending to their work and giving a high quality repair however awkward the situation.


We’ve recently completed another spire project in central Manchester, where an iron cross-tree had corroded into non-existence, the only parts left were the embedded ends of the flat-bars which were jacking the masonry apart. The guys pulled some very late shifts, up there in the dark with headtorches while they set about anchoring the unstable spire tip.


All in, highly recommended to anyone dealing with historic buildings in need of some serious TLC”


David Wiggins, Conservation Engineer

"We have to say that we have been very impressed with the way that the works were undertaken and we were grateful for the care and consideration that was given to the work.

We feel that we have been very fortunate to have been able to work with such a knowledgeable and skilled group of individuals, and the quality of the work undertaken from ropes has surpassed what we often see from people working on fixed scaffolds."

Tony Keeble, Overton Architects

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