Roof Access

New building design regulations factor in access for services but if the site is say 20 years old then this was never the case.

Often situated on the exterior of a building, air-conditioning units need regular maintenance to comply with the legislation that governs their safe operation. But access to them is often tricky, as was encountered with a recent installation. The solution was a simple set of steps but there lies only half the story.

Access to the air-conditioning units was difficult as it involved climbing through a partially opened window. This wasn’t the ideal method but it was the only way possible.

The answer was to design and manufacture a system that was flat-packed and could be assembled in situ.

By installing a new 90 degree opening window that opened directly onto the new steps the engineers now had a safe method of access.