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  • Preparing Your Property for a Revamp

    Proper preparation prevents poor performance! This is definitely true when it comes to redecorating as a correctly prepared wall can drastically increase the longevity of your paint. We’ve put together a few tips to help prepare your property ahead of your next revamp:   1. Choose the right season   When it comes to painting external walls, summer is the ideal season. With more light and the weather a bit more reliable, there are more hours to paint without disruption. This is less important with indoor projects, but it is still wise to choose a time when fewer people are on the premises, such as over the holiday […]
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  • Why Leisure Centre Maintenance is Important

    With the upcoming Easter and Summer holidays, leisure centres can expect to see a rise in visitors and memberships. Once the weather starts to heat up and the school holidays set it, swimming pools become extremely popular, as well as gym equipment for those seeking their “summer body.” Because of this, regular maintenance for busy periods is essential. If you want your leisure centre to stand out from the rest, preparation is key. Ensuring that all facilities are up to scratch is an obvious priority, however, repaints and general touch-ups can make the world of difference too. When operating a […]
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  • What’s the Best Colour for your Property?

    When it comes to your property, you want to choose a paint colour that not only suits your branding but stimulates motivation and comfort for your employees too.  Because of this, certain aspects need to be considered. It’s not always easy finding a colour that is a perfect match for your property, which is why we’ve put together a small guide and a few things that might help you decide. Lighting & Positioning – Depending on the position of your office, lighting can affect the colour of your walls. For example, a South facing room enjoys an intense amount of […]
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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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