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  • How to Know it’s Time to Repaint your Property

    Maintaining a commercial property is essential when operating a business. Image is everything, so having a poor exterior or interior can lead to a bad first impression, and potentially impact the chance of gaining business. It’s common to assume that maintenance includes tidying around and making sure an area looks clean, however it’s much more than this. Painting and decorating should be a priority within maintenance processes as this can represent a brand, showing care and attention to detail. After all, a damaged exterior with chipped paintwork will appear careless and lazy, and possibly deter customers away. So, how do […]
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  • How Paint Can Increase Energy-Efficiency

    Over the past couple of years, more and more businesses have made efforts to become eco-friendlier for the sake of the planet as well as their wallets. Energy prices increase each year, which is why it can be a struggle during high or low temperature seasons. Monitoring your energy consumption and making attempts to reduce it will not only benefit you but your staff too. Last Summer, the UK reached an astonishing temperature of 35.3°c in Faversham, Kent. With another heatwave predicted this year, judging by February’s record-breaking temperatures, energy efficiency is becoming more important than ever. For example, running […]
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  • What’s in Store for GME in 2019?

    Happy New Year! We’re incredibly excited for what this new year brings for GME. After a long break for Christmas, we’re back in the office and on the job feeling more than refreshed. Last year was a fantastic year for us, we hit milestones, and worked on some fantastic projects, which we hope to continue in 2019. With a number of on-going projects, as well as many within the pipeline, our expert team are keen to get started with the year. After recently landing a contract with Harrogate Council and continuing contracts with Bradford Council, we anticipate that this year […]
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  • Merry Christmas from GME!

    The adverts, the lights, the songs – the festive season seems to arrive sooner every year. Christmas is a time for relaxing with friends and family, sitting by the fire and eating until you can’t move, but also for reflecting on the past year. It’s been a busy twelve months here at GME and we’ve been proud to undertake a number of exciting projects for clients across Yorkshire. For instance, we were very happy with our comprehensive renovation of Barnsley College House, a challenging yet rewarding three-month task involving everything from window repairs to external painting using cherry pickers. Another […]
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  • Getting the Most Out of 2019

    Getting the Most Out of 2019 With the year coming to an end, preparing your commercial property with a fresh coat of paint is the key to ending the year on a high and kick starting 2019 with a positive attitude. Starting a new year with new decor will not only motivate your employees to perform better but will also highlight the dedication you have to maintaining the appearance of your business. With colours and décor having a psychological impact on employees and clients, it’s important to consider a fresh coat for the New Year, if you truly want to […]
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  • 3 Reasons your Building Panels are Fading

    Industrial buildings can require a lot of maintenance. Being such large buildings, it can be difficult to notice every problem and area for touching up. However, an area that is incredibly noticeable is panelling. Building panelling is one of the first things clients and employees will see, as this will cover most of the exterior of the property. You may notice as of late that they aren’t looking as vibrant and colourful as they once did. This could be due to a number of reasons such as… Sunlight and UV Damaging – Despite many panels being designed to resist this, […]
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  • Commercial Painting within Visitor Attractions

    Specialising in commercial painting in Leeds and its surrounding areas allows our team of painters to work on a number of exciting projects. From retail buildings, to grandeur manor houses, our skillset really has no limits when it comes to commercial painting. Over the years we have also completed many projects involving common visitor attractions like townhalls, cathedrals and museums, making our portfolio even larger. Maintaining tourist attractions, regardless of their age is incredibly important to ensure they are safe to visit as well as long-lasting. Despite there being many famous attractions throughout Yorkshire dating back centuries, this doesn’t mean […]
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  • 3 Tips for Designing a Welcoming Restaurant

    Running a restaurant can be tough, especially when competing with other food establishments in the area. Making yours stand out with incredible food, service and design is therefore essential. Depending on the cuisine you provide, there are a number of ways you can integrate fantastic, unique designs into your restaurant’s décor. Although food quality and pricing are the main focuses when competing against other restaurants, the way you choose to design and decorate your property will also have an impact. So, how can you create an inviting restaurant for hungry people? Focus on the entrance – Once a customer has […]
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  • Improving the Appeal of Yorkshire’s Offices, Warehouses and Public Venues

    Offices, industrial buildings and public venues are at the heart of some of the North’s most important businesses and community spaces. Maintaining their appeal to staff, visitors, and customers is pivotal in continuing to attract them. So, to inspire some improvements to decoration, here are some quick tips for each industry and how they can help maintain or restore, or enhance their visual appeal: Offices: A growing trend in the renovation or redesign of office space is the addition of a communal area for staff to take breaks. Sometimes called a breakaway space or just referred to as a staff […]
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  • 3 Ways to Plan and Prep Your Feature Wall

    Feature walls are a great way of adding character to commercial spaces. Livening up an area for your employees will not only spark their creativity but increase productivity levels too. If your office or commercial interior’s theme is basic or neutral, feature walls are a great way of incorporating your branding and personality into it. When designed and planned correctly, a feature wall can have a powerful impact on a room, which is why we’ve put together three ways in which you can plan and prep an effective feature wall for your business: Create a centre piece – Your feature […]
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