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Damaged statue repair

We were called on to restore a statue of the much loved comedian, Stan Laurel, which is located in a North Shields park and had suffered ...
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Damaged sink repair

One of our insurance customers called us in to repair a policy-holder’s sink when a replacement sink could not be found. Although it was ...
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uPVC window repair

Our Finisher carried out a great repair to this damaged uPVC window cill. Not content with that though, he also did a bit of landscape gardening ...
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Colour changing wellies

We love getting unusual repair requests and this has to be one of the strangest! An assistant site manager needed blue wellies for a display his ...
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Model gorilla repair

A life-size model gorilla that was on display in a department store was damaged by a member of the public. As well as repairing holes and ...
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Split GRP bath repair

A GRP bath suffered serious damage after the homeowner slipped and the impact of their knee split the moulding. Read the full case study.
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Glass scratch polishing

This repair was done using our new, improved Diamond Glass Scratch Polishing system. Unlike old glass polishing systems which are slow, wet and ...
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Burnt worktop repair

We see a lot of this type of damage, especially around Christmas and New Year. Worktops are easily damaged when hot pans are placed on them. ...
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Hot tub repair

We have been repairing a lot of hot tubs recently, fixing scratches, dents and holes to damaged surfaces. This repair involved fixing the damage ...
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Paint spill repair

The owner of this house was trying to paint his fascia when he fell off his ladder, throwing the paint all over his canopy and brickwork. The ...
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Burnt uPVC door repair

A burnt uPVC door that we repaired for a policy holder, after being contacted by one of our regular insurance customers. This saved the homeowner ...
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Metal lamp post repair

We have had a number of metal lamp post repairs recently. Here we repaired the dented and scratched metal prior to resurfacing in a matching colour.
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Marble hearth repair

A tricky repair for one of our insurance customers. The policy holder was sceptical about whether we could do the repair, but our Finisher did a ...
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Bamboo worktop repair

A bamboo worktop had been stained by oven cleaner. One of our Finishers from the eastern team inspected the damage and after discussing with the ...
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Door re-spray

Any colour you like as long as… A site manager on a new housebuild site asked one of our Finishers to fix dents in a new door and change ...
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Tile recolouring

One of our insurance customers had a policy holder who had wall tiles that were damaged by flooding. The tiles couldn’t be replaced as they ...
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Brick tinting and repairs

With bricks still in short supply, some housebuilders are getting creative and making use of every single piece. This is a great example where a ...
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Burnt bath repair

A tricky burnt bath repair by one of our Finishers in the London team. The burn marks were caused when a pillow that had been set on fire by a ...
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Medical equipment repair

This small repair is to a very expensive piece of dentistry equipment. Although it was only a small chip, it was important to have the machine ...
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Marble tile repair

We repair floor and wall tiles throughout the UK, in homes, hotels, council buildings and the like. This marble tile repair was for a facilities ...
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Brick corbel repair

Pictured is an example of a brick corbel repair that we were asked to carry out on a new housebuilding site. Corbel is the term used to describe ...
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Housing bath repair

We undertake a wide range of bath repair work for social housing customers, such as the one shown here. Baths take a lot of wear and tear and the ...
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Worktop pan burn

A worktop pan burn such as the one pictured here is a common problem encountered by private landlords, social housing providers, student ...
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Repair chipped stone

To repair chipped stone, we have developed our own stone repair and coating system, that is weather resistant and hard wearing. The stone damage ...
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Vintage basin repair

This vintage basin repair was carried out in a house that is undergoing a full renovation. The antique basin was damaged when an electrician ...
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Chipped sink repair

A great chipped sink repair by a Finisher in our Eastern team this week. The edge of this grey sink was broken when a heavy object fell on it. ...
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Stone statue repair

A slightly unusual stone statue repair this week that demonstrates the versatility of our cosmetic repair service. The Finisher began by ...
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Woodgrain repair

This damaged woodgrain repair shows off the Finisher’s skill in replicating the woodgrain pattern and colour across quite a large area.
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Wooden door repair

This wooden door repair was one of six doors repaired by our team in Scotland. The Finisher was determined to complete the repairs to a high ...
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Toilet rim repair

It is possible to repair toilet cisterns and bowls, such as the toilet rim repair shown here. We can repair chips, minor cracks and splits, star ...
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Marble chip repair

Marble chip repair on a damaged fireplace. We repair chips and cracks in marble surfaces and polish out stains and discolouration.
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Replicate bricks

There are various reasons why builders may need to replicate bricks. For example, supply shortages, high prices, or the unavailability of a ...
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Basin chip repair

A site manager told one of our Finishers that he didn’t think he would be able to carry out this basin chip repair. All of our Finishers ...
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Brick paving repair

This brick paving repair was carried out for one of our big insurance customers. We have a specially developed brick tinting process that we use ...
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Cupboard repair

This cupboard repair is typical of the type of repair work we do where holes have been drilled in the wrong place. Our Finishers have to use ...
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Damaged render repair

Our new damaged render repair service is now being used by house builders and insurance companies throughout the UK. This is typical of the type ...
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Patterned basin repair

Many of our Finishers are very artistic, and occasionally get the chance to show of their skills on some of our more unusual repair projects. ...
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Sink repair

This sink repair was carried out for one of our major insurance customers. When their policy holders suffer damage to household items or ...
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Render repairs

Our Finishers had to repair the damage to a through coloured render (i.e. Weber, Monocouche) wall caused by the removal of a satellite TV ariel. ...
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Marble repairs

We were asked to restore a large marble countertop in a very prominent public area on board a luxury cruise liner, approximately 15 meters in ...
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Floor repairs

Floor repairs like this one are typical of the work we do in new house builds, hotels and residential properties. Laminate and solid wood ...
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Laminate floor repair

This laminate floor repair was carried out in a customer’s living room. A lighted candle that was standing on the floor had burnt down, ...
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Victorian tile repair

Victorian tile repair and restoration is a growing area of our business, as more and more people seek to preserve the distinctive patterns and ...
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Worktop repairs

Worktop repairs are one of our top five repair requests every year. Last year we repaired over 6,000 throughout the UK. A Finisher in our North ...
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Brick tinting repair

Bricks can suffer a variety of problems, including staining, efflorescence, caused by salts raising to the surface, and accidental damage as ...
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Garage sign repair

An articulated lorry collided with the price display sign at a Shell garage and then hit the canopy above the pumps, breaking the lettering and ...
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Desk repair

Corners are very susceptible to damage, such as chips, scratches and chunks being knocked out, and we repair thousands of them every year.  This ...
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Wallpaper repair

An unusual repair this week. This wallpaper repair was carried out in a show home on a new housing development that was due to open the next day. ...
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GRP pillar repair

GRP (glass reinforced plastic or polyester) is a laminate composite of glass fibres within a polyester resin. A versatile building material, it ...
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Cracked floor tile repair

Claridges luxury hotel in Mayfair had some cracked and chipped black floor tiles on the ground floor of the hotel. To take up the damaged tiles ...
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Cracked uPVC cill repair

This cracked uPVC window cill was damaged when a digger head hit the cill and the homeowners thought that the entire window would have to be ...
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Change colour of ceramic

When the toilet forming part of a distinctive pink bathroom suite was damaged, the insurers couldn’t find a new one in the same colour. Rather ...
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Stone portico repair

Persimmon Homes, a regular customer of Plastic Surgeon, called us in to repair the damage to the stone portico at their group headquarters in ...
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Brick stain repair

A brick wall was accidentally stained with silicone by a drainage company working at this property. A cleaning company tried acid cleaning and ...
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Repair cracked sink

It takes skill to prepare, fill and finish the cracks, and to match the colour and sheen of the ceramic in a damaged sink. There are many ...
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Damaged worktop repair

This is one of thousands of damaged worktops that we repair for customers such as UPP and Unite, who manage student accommodation throughout the ...
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Damaged bath repair

Baths are one of the most common items that we repair. From damaged enamel, like the repair shown here, to chips, cracks, scratches and holes ...
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Brick replication

Our customer wanted to replicate the appearance of brick on this concrete block. Our Finisher first replicated the texture of the bricks and then ...
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Fire damaged door repair

A high gloss kitchen cupboard door that was damaged by fire. The customer called her insurance company who has a national agreement with Plastic ...
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Shop front repair

Fit-out companies often call on us to repair store fronts that get damaged when old signage and fittings are removed. This repair at a ...
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Brick wall repair

Damage often occurs when satellite aerials or other installations take place at a property. The good news is that we can repair most surfaces, ...
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Cracked wall tile repair

To replace a tiled wall like the one shown would have been costly and time consuming, involving the purchase of new tiles and a tiler to remove ...
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uPVC threshold repair

uPVC thresholds and window cills are very prone to damage, especially from heavy objects being dropped onto them. This is a typical example of ...
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Hotel shower tray repair

Damaged shower trays that show delamination and crazing or other damage, so typical of resin moulded material, are a regular repair challenge for ...
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Stone fireplace repair

We repair stone surfaces, both interior and exterior on a daily basis. This cracked stone fireplace surround was carefully filled and smoothed ...
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Veneer table-top repair

Pictured is a badly damaged veneer table top at an aquadrome in our eastern region. A skilful repair involved re-building the veneer surface, ...
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Terrazzo wall repair

A tough challenge this week repairing and restoring terrazzo walls, skirting and floors that had suffered over 50 years of heavy wear and ...
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Screedcoated GRP canopy

This GRP canopy was coated using our unique stone coating system that is used to replicate stone. Excellent for keeping costs down in new builds ...
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Exterior stone repair

Repair to stone at the corner of an old house. The damage was caused by a satellite engineer who took a chunk out of the stone. Our Finisher ...
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Damaged wall repair

A satellite aerial installation company called us in to repair the wall at this property. Removal of the aerial left holes and stains on the ...
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Polished concrete repair

At a new Sainsburys supermarket building in Bicester, Finishers from our Eastern team have been carrying out repairs to polished concrete.
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Marble bathroom repair

Marble is easily stained by food acids such as lemon juice and will also degrade from standing water if the local mineral content is high. Using ...
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Ceramic tile repairs

Damaged tiles are a real hassle to replace, often involving the re-tiling and grouting of large surfaces. The good news is that we can ...
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Worktop repair

We work for facilities management companies such as Unite and UPP in universities throughout the UK. One of the most common types of damage is to ...
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Wood damage repair

A hospital is the setting for this week’s repair, with one of Plastic Surgeon’s Eastern teams working on a project at Kettering ...
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Smashed window cill repair

Window cills are quite vulnerable to damage, especially on the corners. We carry out this type of repair on a regular basis, to cills damaged by ...
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Brick wall tinting

Brick tinting is a cost-effective way of rectifying discoloured, mismatched or damaged bricks. Our Finishers are trained to colour-match, so are ...
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Gloss laminate repair

Amazing repair to a glossy white surface this week. This brand new reception desk was specially ordered and fitted, but then was snapped in half ...
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Fibreglass bath repair

This type of damage to fibreglass, plastic and GRP baths is surprisingly common, often caused by heavy objects such as tool boxes or hammers ...
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Wood door repair

The Commonwealth Games construction site in Glasgow was the setting for this repair. We had a team of repair specialists on site for nearly two ...
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Cracked sink repair

More a complete rebuild than a repair to a sink damaged by a heavy object. A Finisher from our south-west region completely restored the surface, ...
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Graffiti damage repair

This house had been vandalised with roofing tar which went over the brickwork, upvc front door and the bay window. Working in freezing ...
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Work surface repair

Our surface repair specialists recently spent a couple of days at Lords cricket ground. In the Lords’ Media Centre there are four rows of ...
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Wood surface repair

This wood surface repair was carried out onboard a cruise ship. It is just one of thousands of surfaces that our Finishers routinely repair, ...
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Surface repair

Surface repair is often how we describe what we do, as most of our repair work is concerned with fixing chips, dents and scratches to a vast ...
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Terrazzo floor repair

This terrazzo floor repair was part of a refurbishment contract for Morgan Sindall, undertaken by Plastic Surgeon at City Hall in Norwich.
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uPVC window repair

Sun reflecting from a mirror caused this burn damage on a uPVC window surround. One of our Finishers in the North Eastern team repaired it in ...
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White goods repair

This washing machine on a new house build site was badly dented. The site manager was going to replace it, but our Finisher convinced him that it ...
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Stone cill repair

Badly damaged stone is often considered to be beyond repair, which is a shame, considering how much space it takes up if thrown into landfill. ...
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Burnt shower tray repair

This shower tray was damaged when the householder placed a lighted candle in it during halloween. This type of damage is surprisingly common, so ...
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Victorian sink repair

An antique Victorian sink, damaged when a heavy glass mirror fell on it, was a real challenge this week. The hole was the size of a ...
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Wood veneer door repair

When a hotel chain removed signage from guest room doors, they were left with unsightly marks. Our Finisher first prepared the surface area, ...
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Chipped wood door repair

A Finisher in our north east team carried out this repair to a wooden door that had a badly damaged edge. After preparing and filling the edge, ...
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Stone pillar repair

We spent a week at McDonalds in York city centre re-coating and repairing the whole of the stone frontage which included pillars inside and ...
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Damaged worktop repairs

Unite FM use our repair services in student accommodation throughout the UK. One of the most common repairs is where students have put very hot ...
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Stone sign repair

Stone signage repair When new signage was fitted at a university, deep holes were left in the stone facade. Plastic Surgeon’s Finishers ...
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Shower tray repair

We have been repairing shower trays for many years now, in housing developments, hotels and homes throughout the UK. This repair to a damaged ...
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Terracotta tile repair

This lovely terracotta tile was damaged by a satellite TV engineer whilst installing an aerial at the customer’s property. The landlord ...
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Paint removal

When a tin of grey paint was spilt over a newly laid yellow tarmac path, the quantity surveyor was quoted £4,500 to lay new tarmac. It had to be ...
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Wood hotel door repair

Hotel maintenance managers are enthusiastic users of our cosmetic repair services. Hotel fixtures suffer huge amounts of wear and tear, like this ...
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Burnt brick wall repair

An al fresco barbeque on a balcony went horribly wrong and ended up damaging the timber decking, uPVC and brickwork. The owner’s insurance ...
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GRP bath damage repair

Bath repairs are something Plastic Surgeon’s Finishers carry out on a regular basis. However, the variety and extent of the damage that we ...
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IPS panel repair

After carrying out this IPS panel repair our Finisher had to mix up the distinctive lilac colour and match it by eye, as no RAL colour reference ...
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Worktop burn

Burnt worktops have been one of our most popular repair requests over the years. This one was literally a real scorcher. A hot pan was left on ...
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Theme park ride repair

One of Plastic Surgeon’s most enjoyable repair projects to-date, has to be the work we did repairing rides and facilities at Drayton Manor, ...
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Metal cladding repair

Mansell Construction called on our services to repair badly dented metal cladding panels, across a whole elevation of a retail park building in ...
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Leatherette panel repair

These damaged leatherette finish panels are on the external walls of a Costa Coffee outlet in Chester. The repair challenge for our Finisher was ...
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Corian vanity unit repair

Holiday Inn made good use of our fine finishing services with this repair to a damaged Corian vanity unit in one of their en-suite bathrooms. ...
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Wood desk repair

Vinci FM called us in to Coventry Hospital to repair this water damaged wood desk. Our Finisher firstly had to cut off and sand down the affected ...
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Handrail repair

A vandalised handrail in a block of flats posed an unusual repair challenge for one of our Finishers in our north east team this week. Undaunted, ...
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Kitchen unit repair

When a national retailer delivered a new washing machine to a customer, the delivery men snagged their coats on her kitchen units, ripping off ...
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Bath crack repair

Edinburgh City Council’s Building Services Department has a contract with Plastic Surgeon to carry out bath repairs across its extensive ...
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uPVC door frame repair

uPVC is one of Plastic Surgeon’s most popular repair requests, which is not surprising given the popularity of the material and the ease ...
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Metal shelving repair

On the 100th anniversary of the Titanic sinking, Plastic Surgeon was called to the new Sea Centre museum in Southampton, built to house ...
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Metal railing repair

Plastic Surgeon’s repairs helped to meet a Royal deadline this week, at the new Exeter University Forum. The new building had to be ready ...
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Caravan worktop repair

Plastic Surgeon carries out a lot of repairs for caravan traders and owners, fixing damage both inside and outside caravans and motor homes. ...
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Brickwork stain removal

Crest Nicholson called us in to remove brickwork stains on a customer’s new property. The customer contacted us and wrote: “I would ...
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Damaged granite repair

Plastic Surgeon was called in to repair cracks in the granite cladding panels at the London offices of Hogan Lovells. The Finisher re-shaped the ...
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Bath repair

One of our Finishers was faced with a tricky bath repair recently. Not only did he have to rebuild the profile of the damaged bath, but he also ...
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Engineering brick repair

These engineering bricks at a site in the new Olympic Village had suffered damage to the joints. The bricks had been cut like a mitre to a non 90 ...
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Brick repair and rebuild

On a new house build site a plumber had drilled through an outside wall to fit a pipe where a string course formed a feature in the white render, ...
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Smoke damaged stone repair

A newly fitted stone fire surround was damaged by smoke escaping from the fire. The blackened stone could not be cleaned using normal methods as ...
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Chipped bath repairs

At Plastic Surgeon we are called in to repair many type of damage to bath surfaces. The most common being chips, scratches, cracks and enamel ...
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Chipped basin repair

As a new £73 million community healthcare facility in South Wales approached handover, a team of Plastic Surgeon’s cosmetic repair ...
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Partition wall repair

Plastic Surgeon performed cosmetic repairs on a new moveable wall at the Financial Times, damaged during installation. We carried out the repair ...
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Metal panelling repair

This damage to an external aluminium building was caused by a cherry picker which sank in the mud and got stuck against the building. Our ...
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Damaged stone cill repair

We are regularly called upon to repair damaged stone cills. Here, the Finisher used our specially developed stone fillers, formulated to yield ...
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Enamel cooker repair

Enamel is a surface that people may not consider repairing, but we have developed techniques that can restore it perfectly. It is possible to ...
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Historic building repair

We had two Finishers working on the Palace Cinema, a landmark in Risca, South Wales, which has stood derelict for decades. Previously described ...
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Brick lintel repair

This was a tricky repair that involved re-building sections of brick using a series of our specially formulated two-part fillers. The surfaces ...
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Wooden staircase repair

Wood is one of those surfaces that is relatively simple to repair, but it is the fine detail that sets a really good repair apart from the rest. ...
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Metal cabinet repair

One of our construction customers called us in to carry out a series of repairs to large freezer cabinets in an Aldi supermarket store. Many of ...
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Veneer desk repair

This is an unusual example of a repair that we did for one of our housebuilding customers. They had a desk in the sales office that had a strip ...
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Chipped stone cill repair

As a specialist, Plastic Surgeon can repair virtually any type of stonework ranging from bricks and blocks to reconstituted products and granite, ...
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Stone Belfast sink repair

This lovely old Belfast sink was damaged when a heavy object fell against it. The customer really didn’t want to replace it, so she sent a ...
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Fascia repair

A Finisher in our North East team was tasked with this tricky repair to a damaged fascia. Faced with a large hole and ripped sections, our ...
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uPVC porch repair

This badly damaged uPVC porch would have cost £3,000 – 4,000 to replace. The customer thought that the damage was far too extensive to be ...
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Brick tinting

Replacing bricks in an existing building can be a costly process. However at Plastic Surgeon we have developed brick tinting processes that allow ...
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Ceramic tile repair

A tradesman managed to drop a heavy object onto this ceramic hearth tile while servicing the gas fire, causing a large chip. The customer was ...
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uPVC door repair

Our customer in the South of England didn’t believe that we could repair the damage to this uPVC front door. Our highly skilled finisher ...
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Aluminium door repair

Plastic Surgeon is called upon on a regular basis to repair doors of all types. Internal and external, old and new, made from wood, uPVC, metal ...
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Bath re-enamelling

As the nationwide repair specialist we carry out cosmetic repair work for councils the length and breadth of the country. A large contract with a ...
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Laminate panel repair

Wates Construction called us in to repair this laminate panel on a balcony. The panel, which had a 20 inch crack along the middle, would have ...
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Kitchen worktop repair

This is a repair to a 2.5cm burn mark on a newly fitted kitchen worktop. As a kitchen worktop repair specialist for over 20 years, we’ve ...
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Enamel bath repair

As the nationwide bath repair specialist, we’ve repaired baths of every shape, size and material. In fact in 2010 alone, we carried out ...
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Building repair

Mrs Cain was evacuated from her building at 5.30 am, when nearby retail units caught fire, damaging the exterior of her home. Her insurers called ...
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Stone window cill repair

Damage to a stone window cill is a common occurrence. Delivery men had chipped the end off this cill while carrying a bulky item into the house. ...
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Bath repair

A customer in Scotland called us in to repair this damaged plastic bath. A large chunk had been gouged out of the side of the bath and the ...
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Formica worktop repair

This repair to a damaged Formica laminate worktop which had two blisters approximately the size of a 10p piece in the centre, made another of our ...
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Cracked sink repairs

One of our finishers in the South West completed this repair to a cracked sink. The customer wrote in to say: “Job completed in the 4 hours ...
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Laminate door repair

The laminate door on the left was damaged when the panels were ‘blown’ as a result of flooding causing the door to swell and split. ...
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Burnt window cill repair

The damage to this window cill was described by the customer as a ‘small burn mark’. The challenge of repairing it was presented to ...
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Whirlpool bath repair

One of our master Finishers in the North East carried out this amazing repair to the side of a whirlpool bath. During the repair process he had ...
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Meter box repair

Plastic Surgeon repaired over 300 damaged meter boxes last year. Wales and West Utilities stipulates, “under the Gas Act 1996, the domestic ...
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Laminate worktop repair

Laminate worktop repair The customer couldn’t believe his eyes when a Finisher from our Western team had completed this repair to a badly ...
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Chipped worktop repair

“The repair was organised by Scottish Gas after they damaged my worktop and kitchen door. I am delighted with the repair, I didn’t ...
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Cracked bath repair

Our customer was more than happy with this repair to his cracked bath. “What I initially thought was an impossible job to repair, a very ...
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Wooden screen repair

A member of our Finishing team in the North East carried out this expert repair to a wooden screen panel. Not only did the Finisher have to ...
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Plastic bath repair

A homeowner in Lincolnshire was thrilled with this bath repair. Just two weeks before the family were due to stay for Christmas, accidental ...
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Glass scratch repair

A Finisher in our Southern team was put to the test recently, repairing badly scratched mirrors in a lift on a new build site. The finisher ...
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Shower tray repairs

Static holiday homes suffer a lot of damage throughout the season, with bathroom fittings and especially shower trays being particularly ...
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Stone cill repairs

A badly damaged stone cill posed a challenge for our team based in Scotland this week. The cill was carefully restored by one of our ...
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Door frame repair

This wooden door frame was badly damaged, with scratches, discolouration and holes. A Finisher from our Eastern region carried out this excellent ...
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Worktop repairs

The surface had been burned by a hot pan and the occupant was depressed at the thought of having to buy a costly replacement, plus the disruption ...
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