High Rise Building Maintenance and Repairs.

Onyx Rope Access are Newcastle’s height safety specialists in abseil building maintenance and repairs. Our qualified tradesman are able to carry out a wide variety of works from minor repairs such as crack repairs and expansion joint replacement, to full scale building rectification works including concrete repairs and brick re-pointing.   

Rope Access is quickly becoming the preferred working at heights method and access solution, often removing the need for expensive cranes, boom lifts, scissor lifts & scaffolding. By minimising or eliminating these access costs our abseilers can get the job done quicker whilst providing an affordable alternative for commercial businesses, strata/ body corporate services and owners in residential buildings.     

Onyx work alongside some of Newcastle and Australia’s biggest construction, commercial and industrial companies. Rope access services have become an integral part of assisting these industries in project completion, rectification works, and ongoing maintenance. From a professional undertaking from inception to completion our clients request our repeat service on a regular basis.

Types of building maintenance and repair services include:

  • Concrete Repairs- concrete cancer, spalling, rendering
  • Caulking and Leak Sealing- expansion joint replacement, flashing seal, leak detection/ sealing
  • Leak detection and remedy- external water/ flood testing
  • Waterproofing- membrane coating applications/ bandaging
  • Brick Pointing- brick joint re-pointing, brick removal and replacement
  • Glazing- glass replacement, window installation, window sealing
  • Building inspections and reports- detailed facade inspection reports including up close pictures of issues
  • Bird control systems- Bird prevention spikes, wire installation and netting


When looking for a company to carry out your building repairs make sure you ask:

How much will it cost to access the work area?

Onyx uses the rope access (abseiling) method to access these work areas. This means that there are no additional access costs- you are only paying to get the job done instead of wasting huge amounts of money on scaffolding, cranes or boom lifts before any work can even be started!

Are they licenced to carry out repair works?

Onyx is licenced to carry out repair works by the Office of Fair Trading (Lic# 297169C) and is covered with all necessary insurances including $20 million Public Liability, Workers Compensation Insurance, and Home Warranty Insurance (HBCF).

Can they provide a Dulux warranty on the paint system?

Onyx are Dulux accredited and can offer an extended Dulux warranty on painting works when a complete Dulux Paint System is applied.

Do they have compulsory Home Warranty Insurance (Home Builders Compensation Fund) for residential building works over $20,000?

Onyx has home warranty insurance (HBCF) which enables us to carry out residential building works over $20,000. This insurance is compulsory for all residential building works over $20,000, however some contractors ignore this and still proceed with works out of their capabilities. Don’t be caught out by an uninsured company! Make sure you check the contracting company holds this insurance before approving any works.

We are ready to take on your next project.