Case study 1


Painting and decorating
Industrial rope access vs. scaffolding

Debenham's, Oxford Street, London, UK



The brief was as follows:

  • Full preparation of all painted areas
  • Repairs to masonry and render where necessary
  • Application of an undercoat and topcoat to client's specification
  • Inspection and repair to all brickwork, guttering and slates
  • Preparation, primer and top coat to all metal surfaces (railings, etc.)
  • Works to be completed at night - shop open during the day


Options: Scaffolding or Rope Access




Erection 30 hours   Set up 2 hours
Task 90 hours   Task 116 hours
Dismantle 18 hours   Clear 1 hour
Total 138 hours     119 hours


This is a saving of 16% in time, plus all the usual advantages of industrial rope access.



The works progressed as planned, a number of additional problems discovered and remedied without extra charge. The store functioned completely normally throughout the works with zero downtime.


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Capaxis had its roots in the UK, before relocating its main offices to Belgium. The company possesses operating centres in Brussels and Wavre and has considerable experience in national and international contracts. The history of the company as well as its structure enables us to adopt a flexible attitude and combines the technical possibilities of a company of our size and experience with the advantages of a local base.


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