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Damaged panels repaired at medical research facility

The national cosmetic repair specialist, Plastic Surgeon, has been involved in some delicate work within a new medical research facility located in the centre of Glasgow: repairing minor areas of damage to panels, but potentially saving the client huge expense and disruption due to components coming from abroad on a long lead time.

The work at Glasgow’s Southern General Hospital was carried out inside laboratories and refrigeration rooms, on behalf of Food Processing Engineering, a sub-contractor working on the fit-out contract with a very tight timetable.

A team of three Finishers from Plastic Surgeon spent a total of seven days carrying out what the company refers to as ‘Cosmetic Repairs’ – filling areas of damage with proprietary two-part filler and rubbing the surface back smooth, before colour matching the original finish.

Plastic Surgeon’s Regional Manager for Scotland recounts:  “These were mainly very large panels so it was important that we were able to achieve a very good colour match and effectively ‘feather out’ the Cosmetic Repairs, otherwise spraying the whole of them would have taken a lot more time.

“These panels were integral to areas such as the chilled refrigeration rooms in the laboratories, and down in the mortuary, and replacing them would have been a difficult process; especially as they would have had to come from abroad.  If we had not been able to repair them, it would have been hugely expensive to have replaced them, and could have even held up the handover.”

Integral to the service Plastic Surgeon provides its different clients across the country is the availability of a full break down on the jobs completed as part of the billing information, with the company’s bespoke VisibilITy software generating estimated weights and value of the different components that have been saved from gong to landfill.

On average, Plastic Surgeon’s clients save £3 for every £1 spent on its repair work, not counting the labour cost and disruption involved in replacement. The Southern General call out duly saw another group of the Finishers’ ‘patients’ make a full recovery.

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