Seasons Greetings and a Happy New Year to all of our clients, colleagues and friends.

Thanks for all of the exciting and challenging projects we have been involved in during the last 12 months. We hope you have a well deserved and enjoyable break, and look forward to working with you in the future.

Holiday Hours
Our offices will be closed from 17:00 Friday 20th December 2013 and will re-open on Monday 6th January 2014.

As ever we can respond to emergency and urgent enquiries, in which case please contact:
DJ – / 0274 449 774
Gareth – / 0272 080 592

Wishing you all the best for 2014 from Dj, Martin, James, Gareth and the rest of the Abseil Access team.


The internal regional rivalry at Abseil Access between Canterbury and Wellington continued with the promotion of the Hurricanes and Crusaders new Super Rugby jerseys.

Abseil Access worked with Spark Proactive to organise the publicity event where the teams suspended the shirts from locations in each respective town.


The Christchurch team recently worked with Kiwirail to inspect steel span bridges and also to carry out subsequent maintenance.

The works consisted of visual inspection of the steel truss, recording and logging corrosion and mechanical defects, leading to an overall condition report.

Access was gained to the hard to reach areas via some athletic aid climbing through out the structures. Rivets were also replaced via oxy-propane cutting and then corrosion treatment applied once the new bolt was torqued.


Abseil Access carried out a visual inspection of the silo with repairs to the concrete walls and steel stairway.

Silo 1 is a concrete silo with a 2200 ton capacity for concrete storage. The repair works were undertaken by a four man team over a nine week period. Repair works to the silo walls included crack repair, spalling concrete repair, corrosion treatment, replacement of sealant on containment bands and painting over rust stains.

The stairway repairs involved the replacement of several stair treads, bracing arms and hand rails, as well as painting over rust stained areas.