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INSIGHT – Steeplejacking

Steeplejacking is a highly specialised niche technique, often practised and perfected over many years. It is used to maintain and protect structures such as church steeples and industrial chimney stacks, carrying out repairs to masonry, carpentry or paintwork, as well as cleaning and sandblasting.

The industry’s most famous exponent was Fred Dibnah who, having mastered his trade repairing chimneys, became aware of the demand for a cost-effective method of demolishing them. He presented a number of television series in the 1980s and 1990s on his steeplejack work as well as the industrial revolution and its mechanical and architectural legacy.

Today, PTSG is the market leader in the high-level maintenance industry, servicing clients worldwide, carrying out work to various building elements such as chimney stacks, cooling towers, flare stacks and other high and unconventional structures.

In all stages of work, from pre-site meetings through to completion, PTSG provides a professional and reliable service. Our trained and certified professionals have the skills to ensure that PTSG remains a market leader in the steeplejack industry.

Industrial chimney stack are perhaps the type of structure most commonly worked on by steeplejack engineers. However, PTSG is hugely experienced in this field of work, having worked on virtually every kind of tall structure.

Industrial Chimneys

Our unique knowledge and understanding of these highly technical structures allows us to provide our clients with a bespoke service for all types of chimney stack.

From external windshield inspections to internal re-lining works. PTSG can provide bespoke solutions to any problem that may develop in these buildings.

To this day, PTSG has been able to provide access solutions and repair methods for every high-level chimney project it has been contracted for, from maintenance of school chimney stacks to the demolition of power station chimneys.

Guy Wires

We are proud to be one of only a few companies in the UK that can tension and replace guy wires on high structures such as flare stacks, towers, masts and industrial chimneys.

This specialised and unique engineering service is delivered by our highly-trained. Multi-disciplinary access engineers, enabling us to install, maintain, replace and tension guy wire stations on a wide range of structures and hard-to-reach locations.

Flare Stacks

Maintaining flare stacks has become its own specialised industry, and PTSG has led the way in developing the best techniques to maintain these tall and complex structures.

From flare tip removals and replacements to general external maintenance, PTSG delivers an unrivalled service regarding the expert techniques required for executing works on these structures.

Inspections and routine maintenance form a crucial part of our flare stack regime. PTSG offers the necessary expertise to maintain and extend the life of an operational flare stack, as well as dramatically reduce the shutdown periods of individual flare stacks.

We carry out all work to the highest standards, whilst offering the most cost-effective programme for the client. We provide detailed reports following every inspection, making sure that our clients are always fully aware of the condition of their equipment, as well as the standard to which we have carried out work.

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