Restoration & Heritage
Restoration Access Engineered for the Best Results
Restoration contractors searching for an all-in-one solution turn to Klimer mast-climbing work platforms where the combination of brute strength, fast travel speeds and unmatched freestanding capabilities deliver on all of your access needs.
The scope of work on restoration projects often calls for the heavy capacities that our KPM-8 mast-climber delivers – from 11,500 lbs (5,227 kg) on a single mast up to 26,000 lbs (11,818 kg) on a twin mast. The KPM-8’s work platform is easily adjusted to allow positioning of man and material at optimum height for improved productivity. With variable speeds of up to 39′ (11.89 m) per minute, removal of debris is fast and efficient with our medium- to light-duty KlimerLite mast climber.
Restoration may be completed by a variety of trades including masons, concrete, stone, weatherproofing, glaziers, EIFS, cladding, balcony repair and others. With our mast-climbing work platform systems, trades work safely and ergonomically – right from the platform. There is minimal disturbance to occupants with all work being performed from the exterior, making for happy tenants and clients!
Specialty contractors rely on the KPM-8’s unique reputation for requiring the fewest tie-ins in the industry. Fewer tie-ins to the building mean a significant benefit when it comes to preserving and protecting historical integrity while performing sensitive restoration.
Apartment Building Restoration
Twin KlimerLite & KPM-8 Mast Climbers
Restoration of facade and balconies on an occupied 15-storey apartment building. Two twin-mast KlimerLites with mobile chassis plus four single-pedestal KPM-8 mast-climbing work platforms.
Homestead Land Holdings Limited of Ottawa turned to two types of Klimer mast-climbing work platforms for an extensive six-month restoration of this Mississauga, Ontario apartment building.
Restoration and repair of face and balconies involved handling of various trades, equipment and materials including concrete, windows, old and new railings and paint. Two twin-mast light-to-medium-duty KlimerLite platforms plus four single-pedestel KPM-8s were put to work on this building.
“We saw the Klimer mast-climbers as a much safer and more efficient form of access vs. swing stage or scaffold,” said Site Supervisor Mark Courtney. “The swing stage can handle an average of 750 lbs concrete, while the mast climbers have a much higher capacity for materials. Swing stage is also much slower, with more trips up and down,” Mark added.
“Klimers provide optimal access for workers to the building plus optimum working area on building, Mark said. “A 16-foot to 40-foot platform gives you the work area to maximize labour and achieve highest efficiency.”
Other projects may go on for many months while the use of mast climbers considerably decreases project length, Mark said. For occupied buildings, where residents lose the use of their balconies, speeding things up and getting in and out in one season helps deliver improvements to the tenant faster … and everyone is more satisfied.
“We’ve used Klimers before. It’s not just the equipment that we rely on – it’s the people behind it,” Mark added. “When it comes to service and support for our projects, we have a lot of confidence in the Klimer team.”
Ashman Court Hotel
KPM-8 Mast-Climbing Work Platform
Masonry Restoration Project
Akins Construction, Inc. Sterling Heights, Michigan
Richard Akins, Owner
“From set-up to completion, we scaffolded 11,800 square feet of wall in less than 10 hours, with no tie-ins.”
Our Dealer provided Akins Construction with the twin-mast KPM-8 which spanned 128 feet with 75 feet freestanding height. Using the Klimer system instead of suspended platforms resulted in overall project savings of 55 percent.
Historical Church Steeple Restoration
KPM-8 Mast Climbing Work Platforms
Two KPM-8 mast climbers equipped with double-wide sliding stages and two standard stages provided access to the tapered widths of the steeple. The design allowed the crews to move in and out, working safely at optimum height. Optimizing safety, providing access to the back of the steeple and ground conditions were challenges overcome by Klimer’s customized platforms.
“There are a lot of church steeples in need of repair, and a big issue is having safe access to them,” said Kurt. The steeple at St. Josaphat’s Church was heavily damaged in a wind storm. As a result, the steeple was unstable and it became an urgent safety concern. A custom solution developed by Klimer’s sales and engineering team provided versatile, lightweight aluminum stages on all four sides of the steeple. Castors were placed on the stage to allow platforms to roll in and out as needed. Custom base plates were used to fit the machines into the limited space on the ground. Our reduced tie requirements were a benefit in reducing the need to tie to the unstable steeple.
Safety is a priority for Kurt and his crew, “Safety is first. That’s why I like your machines. There’s a lot to be said about how everyone stays inside that unit. It is much safer to set up – you guys have got great equipment!”