In 2013, GME were approached by the contractor Morgan Sindall, to tender for a contract with Leeds Independent Living Accommodation (LiLAC) which provides purpose-built homes for adults with learning disabilities on sites across Leeds, as well as one facility catering for children and young people.
Our team were more than happy to get involved in the decorating and refurbishment works for the organisation and have recently accepted an extension on the contract with them. The decorating and refurbishment works are carried out on a five-year cycle – to date, GME have completed work on more than 40 sites and have recently been commissioned to undertake projects on a further 25.
The contract involves preparing external surfaces, such as fascia’s, soffits and windows and doors. We do this by sanding and scraping the surfaces and filling in any holes or cracks before applying a priming undercoat and oil-based gloss paint. The internal process is very similar, except these areas require water-based acrylic paints such as durable matt emulsion for the walls and ceilings.
In the case of Rainbow House (which provides care for children and young people) we had to complete a total refurbishment of the decor within a strict seven-day timeframe, when the children weren’t present. In order to achieve this, we worked longer shifts and weekends, as it was extremely important for us to hit our deadline. We believe our dedication to our clients and projects is what makes us one of the leading painting contractors in West Yorkshire.
To ensure that all projects were carried out with accuracy, our team worked closely with LiLAC representatives to prepare schedules and discuss their requirements and if the project is progressing as it should be. The contract requires us to work flexibly due to the specific needs of the residents of the homes.
GME specialise in commercial painting in and around West Yorkshire. Our experienced team of painters and decorators are always eager to take on new challenges. If you have a project for us, give us a call today on 01924 723723.