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The game plan. How to reduce your property maintenance costs

The game plan. How to reduce your property maintenance costs

It’s not hard to find popular phrases that back a good plan. Be it ‘a stitch in time saves nine’, ‘an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure’ or simply ‘fail to plan, plan to fail’, it’s common knowledge nothing good comes from procrastination.   But when...

5 tips for maintaining your Butyl Rubber roof

5 tips for maintaining your Butyl Rubber roof

Rubber roofing is renowned for toughness and durability. But, like all parts of the building, it should be checked regularly and included in your regular maintenance schedule (and if you don’t have a maintenance schedule get in touch and we’ll audit your site and set...

How much will it cost to paint my roof?

How much will it cost to paint my roof?

We’ve got the low down on your up above After many, many years of commercial roof painting in New Zealand it’s safe to say we’ve covered a lot of buildings and worked with a lot of owners and building managers. One of the first questions asked is also one of the most...

Evaluating Contractor Quotes

Evaluating Contractor Quotes

Comparing contractors for projects can be a difficult task because the industry supplies intangible services. You cannot sample the experience of a plumber, painter or property consultant until you actually give them the order. In contrast evaluating tangible items...

How to make a simple paint maintenance plan

How to make a simple paint maintenance plan

Maintaining painted surfaces has many benefits for organisations however it can often be overlooked and put in the too hard basket. The key to developing a great paint maintenance plan is keeping it simple and also flexible. Remember, things change and you probably...

First Impressions Count

First Impressions Count

Journalist Ken Strugnell talks to Papanui High School Executive Officer Gaye Parlane. As first impressions go Papanui High School ranks at the top of the game. Through the main gates, the well tended gardens by caretaker Phil Walker present a wonderful environment...

Are you sick of flaking paint at your factory?

Are you sick of flaking paint at your factory?

Increasingly we get asked by factories, how do we fix flaking paint on walls, ceilings and doors? I have put out the key issues that cause flaking paint, and some ideas on how to overcome them. Poor preparation: Surfaces need to be prepped properly – this may include...

How to save thousands when doing a repaint?

How to save thousands when doing a repaint?

Paint the damaged areas only: Often the North/West faces may be in the worst condition – or perhaps it’s just the windows. Repaint these areas only. Leave the rest of the building and clean it down to refresh it. Painters will often tell you to repaint the whole...

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