Steeple Jack at St Albans Cathedral

About Rodells


OVER A CENTURY OF SERVICE TO COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY FOUNDED in 1898 by Leonard E Rodell, the present Managing Director’s grandfather, Rodell’s remain a family business to the present day.

In the early 1900s brick and steel chimneys covered the skyline of industrial Luton, where booming textile and engineering firms provided Rodells with its core business and skills.

Rodells contracted work throughout London and the Home Counties, and during World War II, the Company’s considerable rigging skills were in great demand in camouflaging Government and Industrial buildings.

With the implementation of the Clean Air Acts and Environmental legislation coming to the fore-front there has been a significant reduction in the size and number of boiler chimneys which consequently has led to the need to diversify skills throughout the Steeplejack Industry.

Present Day

Rodells continually invest in both staff training and equipment. The Company maintain it’s skills in lightning protection and conservation works, including steeplejacks and industrial rope access.

Our Temporary Support Works Department offers a comprehensive service both for the installation of support systems and fabrication and erection of structural steel.

We also have a Scaffold Department which offers a design and installation service.

With the introduction of ever more stringent Health and Safety legislation – together with Construction, Design & Management Regulations (CDM) – safety is a major consideration at Rodells today.

Rodells are members of both The Association of Technical Lightning & Access Specialists (ATLAS) and The National Access & Scaffolding Confederation (NASC).