- 20 Jul 2010
Back to Black
Assembly Square is an office development by Bam Construction on Cardiff Bay, where the aggressive saline atmosphere had led to a marine paint finish being specified for all of the external metal fire doors.
Unfortunately the need to use the fire exits for temporary access had led to many of the doors suffering damage to their black gloss finish, and even some denting of the leaf panels. Faced with the possibility of having to replace these expensive and very heavy doorsets, BAM Construction opted to task Plastic Surgeon with the challenge of restoring them to a pristine condition.
Plastic Surgeon's proprietary two-pack filler was used to build up the profile where necessary and then rub down to achieve a completely level surface, before spraying them with the special marine grade paint obtained from the door manufacturer. A total of a dozen doors weighing approximately 70 kg each were successfully repaired prior to the building being viewed by prospective tenants.
The Bristol region of BAM also employed Plastic Surgeon's services to save the stylish aluminium framed windows enclosing the penthouse apartment to the Tramsheds residential development in Bath. The windows concerned were not only large, but situated at high level, prompting the architect to specify the use of electric motors for their operation. These had initially been installed in the wrong position by a sub-contractor, leaving a series of small but unsightly screw holes.
With the penthouse already occupied, Plastic Surgeon worked under the supervision of a BAM project manager to ensure the holes were invisibly mended using a similar technique of filling, rubbing down and colour matching; this time in green.