The Rope Access Cleaning Specialists

Rope access cleaning is a revolutionary way of cleaning at height. Used in construction as a safer and more cost-effective high-level cleaning technique, rope access cleaning allows you to clean virtually anything without needing scaffolding, platforms or cradles.

At APT-ICC, we’re one of the few rope access cleaning companies operating in the UK. Combining efficiency and safety, our specially-trained rope access cleaning experts work on all types of high-level projects. Whether you’re looking for specialist rope access window cleaning or have a high-level façade that needs attention, we can help.

For a no-obligation quote and site survey, fill out our online contact form in just a few clicks or call us on 0800 0723 773.

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What Rope Access Cleaning and Maintenance Services do you Provide?

At APT-ICC, we specialise in exterior building cleaning, refurbishments and rope access window cleaning. Using mechanical access platforms in tandem with industrial rope access techniques, we’re able to deliver wide-scale bespoke cleaning solutions.

Rope access cleaning systems can be quickly installed and dismantled with minimal disruption to your businesses and the surrounding environment. This means that rope access cleaning can be used for several industrial cleaning projects such as:
  • Post construction cleans (after builders cleans)
  • Steelwork cleaning 
  • Window cleaning

We understand that finding companies that offer safe, effective rope access cleaning is a challenge. That’s why we’re proud to offer industry-leading abseil cleaning for all matter of jobs. Whether you require regular rope access window cleaning or a spruce up now and again, we’re here to help with all of your cleaning requirements.

As one of the only rope access cleaning companies in the UK, we’ve worked with hundreds of happy clients to maintain their buildings. Some of our clients include: Amazon, Monmouthshire Council, Ministry of DefenceRAF and others.

Here’s what our customers think of our rope access cleaning services:

“We recently engaged APT to carry out commercial high-level cleaning and repainting of our production area. They were very professional and detailed in their management of the project. I will be happy to recommend and continue to use their services in future.”

Neil Woodford – Factory Maintenance Manager at Volcke Aerosols.
Exterior Cleaning & Building Cleaning Reading – RAF

We collaborated with the MOD and conducted a thorough site survey to plan and execute a safe and efficient approach to the high-level cleaning and repairs required.

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High Level Cleaning & Pest Exterminator Newport – Nexperia

Clean and efficient semiconductor manufacturing! APT’s expert high-level and deep cleaning services transform Nexperia’s Newport site, ensuring optimal productivity and inspection-readiness.

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Manufacturing Commercial Clean Monmouth – Tri-Wall UK

APT have helped Tri-Wall UK, a packaging manufacturer based in Monmouth, Wales with their high level cleaning. Our Commercial Cleaners are accredited to work at height to clean the hard to reach areas, outside of normal working hours.

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Food Production Factory Cleaning Chepstow South Wales – Roha

APT was commissioned by Roha UK Ltd to deep clean and sanitize their food ingredient manufacturing plant in Caldicot. We identified key areas requiring attention and provided cost-effective solutions for cleaning machinery and high-level surfaces.

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After Builders Cleaning – Jones Food Company

APT supported well-known Jones Food Company with After Builders Cleaning Services and Warehouse Cleaning. Prepared for their BRC Audit. Find out how…

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Cleaning Cladding Restoration & Painting in Wokingham – McLaren

Revitalising the home of an Engineering legend! APT’s deep cladding cleaning and commercial painting transform Nicholson McLaren’s building. Find out more.

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Abergavenny Theatre, a prominent cultural venue needed APT’s support. Our Professional Cleaning Service is the first-choice for Monmouthshire Council. Find out how we supported them…

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High Level Industrial Cleaning Cwmbran – Volcke

Volcke Aerosols UK in Cwmbran trusts our expert team for superior high-level cleaning services. Our precision cleaning solutions ensure a safe and hygienic working environment, giving their business a boost.

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Commercial Building Maintenance & High Level Cleaning – Monmouthshire Council

APT-ICC’s expert team rose to the challenge of the National Welsh Eisteddfod 2016’s urgent high-level cleaning needs at Abergavenny Market Hall. With limited access and tight deadlines, our meticulous cleaning and painting services ensured a successful event.

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Serco – RAF have been longstanding clients of APT. As an Industrial Cleaning Company, this project needed High Level Cleaning & Machinery Cleaning. Read more…

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APT responded to a weekend emergency call-out to remove rat droppings and sanitise St George School in Pontypool. High-level cleaning and UltraClean MB ensured success.

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Commercial Cladding Cleaning, High Level Cleaning & Rope Access Wales – Rhondda Council

Improve your property’s appearance with our precision cladding cleaning in Pontypridd. Rhondda Cynon Taff Council trusts our team for high-level and rope cleaning solutions at Sardis House.

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What are the Benefits of Rope Access Cleaning?

Just some of the benefits of rope access cleaning include:

  • It gets the job done quickly – If you need building cleaning at short notice, rope access cleaning is a brilliant option. Unlike scaffolding which takes time to erect, and needs licensing and permits, abseil cleaning is quick and easy to set up.
  • It’s affordable – As rope access cleaning is far quicker than alternative methods, it means it’s also much cheaper.
  • It’s unobtrusive – Some cleaning methods (like those that require scaffolding) can be disruptive to your business. Rope access cleaning is silent and can be set up easily. So, there’s no disruption to clients or employees inside the building.
  • It’s safe – Rope access cleaning is far safer than other window cleaning methods. Unlike using ladders or platforms, specialist rope access cleaning helps prevent unnecessary falls and accidents.
  • It doesn’t take up space at ground level – If space is at a premium, abseil cleaning might be the answer you’ve been looking for. A rope access cleaning doesn’t take up space at ground level, you don’t need to worry about equipment taking up valuable space that could be better utilised.
  • It offers a better result – As abseil cleaning can get where scaffolding and other platforms can’t, it means you’ll always get a better end result when you opt for rope access cleaning.


To learn more about our rope access cleaning services and whether they’re right for you, contact our experts for a free consultation.

Why APT?

At APT-ICC, we’ve been providing high-level cleaning services for over 30 years. During this time, we’ve developed effective, safe practices that ensure a stellar result on every project – no matter how big, small or awkward the job is. As such, our loyal client base includes a wealth of blue-chip companies.
All our rope access technicians and cleaning teams are fully trained to the highest industry standards in all methods of rope access cleaning. They are fully compliant with the latest Health and Safety regulations (including IPAFIRATA and CSCS) and our teams work to strict codes of conduct to ensure consistent quality control.
We only use the latest equipment, techniques and specialist cleaning products for all our rope access and abseil window cleaning services. This is so we can guarantee the best results time and time again when working at height.
Unlike other rope access cleaning companies, we don’t use run-of-the-mill cleaning chemicals. We use our own patented, powerful, eco-friendly chemicals and safest methods of cleaning to protect your hard surfaces and equipment.

The APT Difference

We see our services as a partnership. Our client-centric approach means we’ll always work with you to provide the safest, most cost-effective solution that gives you the results you want.

Our teams can offer specialist rope access cleaning 24/7, 365 days per year. So, we’ll work with you to schedule the work around your operations – minimising any disruption.

The process all starts with a no-obligation site survey and consultation. If you’re looking for a bespoke high-level cleaning plan, we want to hear from you. To get the ball rolling contact us online or call us on 0800 0723 773.

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Rope Access Cleaning Services FAQs

Also referred to as ‘abseil cleaning’, rope access cleaning is a high-level cleaning method.

Used to safely reach and clean the highest windows or tricky building facades, rope access cleaning is a technique that uses specialist ropes and harnesses to suspend cleaners in the air.

During rope access cleaning, skilled technicians anchor themselves to the roof of a building (or the top of a structure) and abseil down the side. They will clean the building or windows as they pass down. As abseil cleaners are secured with a harness and rope – and not confined to scaffolding boards – they can move freely across the building.

This means that rope access cleaning can be used to guarantee a thorough clean of those hard-to-reach spots.

To safely provide rope access services, you must gain a certification awarded by the Industrial Rope Access Trade Association (IRATA).

The IRATA rope access technique was initially created to clean oil rigs but is now used in a wide range of industries.

IRATA is built upon a strict Code of Ethics and as such, it sets out exemplary standards of behaviour and conduct required of anyone providing rope access services. This means you can be sure that if a cleaner is IRATA-certified, they’re providing safe services.

IRATA have three levels of qualification.

  • Level One allows staff to carry out rope access tasks under supervision
  • Level Two covers more advanced rope-handling techniques
  • Level Three is the most advanced and allows a person to be responsible for an entire rope access operation

At APT-ICC, all our abseil cleaning staff are expertly trained and hold IRATA qualifications as we know that safety is paramount when working onsite and at height. All our staff retrain every 3 years to ensure best practice is always followed.

To learn more about our qualifications and accreditations, get in touch today.

The IRATA two-rope, fail-safe method has solved many building cleaning problems worldwide. As rope access is a way of reaching tricky areas, rope access cleaning can be used for all matter of building.

From bridges and skyscrapers to confined spaces, there aren’t many jobs that are too difficult for our team of expert abseil cleaners.

Just some of the buildings our rope access cleaning team have tackled include:

  • High office blocks
  • City skyscrapers
  • Factories and other commercial buildings
  • Apartment blocks
  • Shopping centres and atriums
  • Historical buildings and church towers
  • University buildings
  • Schools
  • Hospitals

If you’re not sure whether your building is a suitable candidate for rope access cleaning, get in touch with our experts. Our team will be more than happy to answer any questions you have and advise on the best, safest and most cost-effective building cleaning solution.

Yes, it is. Although it might look terrifying to see someone suspended up a building, rope access cleaning is one of the safest and most reliable methods of cleaning.

At APT, our teams come prepared with the specialist equipment required and are trained to an incredibly high standard. This, combined with over 30 years of practical experience, means we’re one of the UK’s top rope access cleaning companies.

This skill, expertise and level of care mean we can guarantee our standard of cleaning is unparalleled.

As rope access cleaning is so specialist, it’s a common misconception that it’s also expensive.

It isn’t.

As rope access cleaning is quick to set up, it’s a much more affordable option than scaffolding. As it causes minimal disruption to the occupants of the building, it’s also beneficial as you don’t need to shut the premises down for cleaning, leading to further cost savings.

How much abseil cleaning costs depends on a few factors including the size of your building and how easy it is to reach the area.

This is why all our rope access cleaning services start with a consultation. During this, we’ll advise you on the best possible high-level cleaning approach and how much it’s going to cost.

For an accurate, competitive quote and free site survey, contact us online or call us on 0800 0723 773.

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Our sister company, APT Commercial Chemicals is a trusted UK-based manufacturer and supplier of specialist cleaning chemicals with over 30 years of experience, serving some of the UK’s largest businesses including the NHS, BAE systems, Tata Steel, the BBC and more.

Get a Quote for Our Leading Rope Access and Abseil Cleaning Services

If you’re looking to get your building looking its best without the need for invasive scaffolding and platforms, you’ve come to the right place. At APT, we’re proud to be one of the only companies offering specialist rope access cleaning services in the UK. Using highly skilled techniques, eco-friendly products and decades of experience, we guarantee stellar results every time. To learn more about our rope access cleaning services, get in touch on 0800 0723 773 or fill in our online contact form for a free consultation and site survey.