Curtain walls protect buildings from the elements, blocking out the weather and act as an insulator. When buildings have curtain walls they are cheaper to maintain and have more durability. 

Installing curtain walls can be challenging due to the height of some buildings and difficult to reach areas. Rope access offers a safe and reliable solution for curtain wall installation and Apex Facades can assist when the curtain wall is being installed behind a sheer wall or ground staff aren’t able to assist with the project. 

About rope access

Rope access is the use of ropes and rigging to conduct inspections, maintenance and other works on high rise buildings. It’s a great way to gain access to difficult to reach areas of a building, normally at height. 

Rope access is safe and uses a variety of tools and safety equipment to conduct maintenance and emergency work. 

The benefits of rope access for curtain wall installation

Rope access has many benefits for curtain wall installation, including: 

Minimal disruption

If your building is in a busy area it’s important not to encroach on the surrounding buildings and streets and minimise disruption. Rope access is a less disruptive option for carrying out curtain wall installation.

Improved access

Compared to scaffolding, rope access gives us access to the most difficult to reach areas of a building. It’s a flexible option where we can reach the curves and angles of a building when installing a curtain wall. 


Rope access has strict regulations that ensure safety. Rope access systems undergo regular, comprehensive safety checks and tests. Apex Facade rope access technicians are highly experienced and fully trained professionals who undergo constant training. 

Cost effective

Rope access is a cost effective method for curtain wall installation. There’s no expense related to scaffolding or other equipment. 


As there is no need to install scaffolding, rope access is also a faster way to install curtain walls. Less time is spent navigating hard to reach areas of the building as rope access is more flexible. 

What to look for in a rope access company? Why choose Apex Facades? 

When choosing a rope access company in South East Queensland it’s important to find a professional company with the skills and experience to get the job done. An experienced rope access company will be able to install curtain walls with skill and efficiency, and have the ability to take on even the most challenging projects. 

The company you choose should have a great safety record and take all necessary steps to ensure the safety of their team and everyone in the vicinity of the project. They should also hold all the relevant licences and insurance. 

Apex facade is an Australian owned and operated company and our technicians have years of experience working high up on multi-level buildings. We have an exceptional safety record and impeccable history with all of our projects. 

See one of our previous curtain wall installation projects here.

We are fully covered with specialist high-risk public liability and professional indemnity insurance and achieved certification in the following ISO Standards: 

  • Environmental ISO 14001:2015.
  • Safety ISO 45001:2018.
  • Quality ISO 9001:2015.

If you have any questions about curtain wall installation, or rope access, please contact us online or call 1800 APEX FACADES.

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