Metal rooflight repair
A high specification refurbishment project focusing on a very old residential property in Cambridgeshire had included the installation of 10 ‘heritage’ roof-lights in a several rooms; the reveal linings to which had been badly chipped during installation. As a result the Metal Window Company called on Plastic Surgeon’s #cosmetic repair service to restore their appearance in-situ.
The majority of the roof-lights were at high level – approximately 10 feet above the floor which in one room was laid with travertine marble, while high quality internal finishes featured throughout the house, including oak panelling and other hardwood joinery. Extreme care was required in respect of access and the moving of equipment, while the linings themselves were of a special Valchromat laminate.
Having assessed the difficulty in accessing the lofty roof-lights, and the vulnerable nature of the floor surfaces, the Operations Manager for the region decided to change from using a tower as originally envisaged, to hiring in a small powered platform, fitted with soft wheels to avoid any damage. Over a three day period, he and one of Plastic Surgeon’s top grade Finishers carefully levelled and smoothed the laminate reveals, before prepping the surface and colour matching the white finish using Plastic Surgeon’s System 20 paints.
KEY OUTCOMES FOR THE CLIENT
- The window company was able to delegate responsibility for restoring the high quality, period style roof-lights to their original pristine condition.
- The company avoided the need for replacement or removal to its factory for full recoating.
- The end customer waiting to take possession of their refurbished property was fully satisfied with the finish achieved after the initial distress of seeing the specialist fenestration features damaged during installation.
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