Most followers of our blogs, and surfers visiting our website – or indeed, users of our nationwide services – will know that we can repair practically any damaged non-sentient surface: PVC-U, stone and timber cills, doors and windows; ceramic and enamel baths, basins, sinks and toilets; scratched glass, gouged kitchen worktops and units; wall or floor tiles; other damaged substrates of all sorts including brick, block and cladding manufactured from steel, aluminium or composite; and our Finishers even tackle graffiti.
I could easily double the list but you get the idea of what Plastic Surgeon can repair, and the point of our posting this week is to explore the ethos of our work, or more specifically the key benefits for main contractors, for whom we undertake snagging operations. National companies such as Redrow, Balfour Beatty, Taylor Wimpey and BAM Construction: all organisations who have come to understand the wisdom of our mantra: ‘don’t skip it, fix it.’
So why are construction contractors increasingly using our services, choosing to repair rather than replace damaged items on their sites? We believe the benefits can be broken down under five main headings. For a start, a typical repair job done by one of our highly trained Finishers usually takes under two hours, so therefore causes less disruption; while at the same time saving money compared to replacing, for example, a gouged door or window frame.
And then imagine the implications of replacing that window frame, the collateral damage caused by ripping it out … or even worse, the process of replacing a damaged kitchen worktop – the ‘innocent bystanders’ here being the surrounding tiles or even integral sinks and hobs requiring cut-outs. It all starts to get terribly expensive and time consuming …when compared to a simple repair.
Calling in Plastic Surgeon to take over the inevitable snagging on sites across the country also frees up the time of such trades-people as plumbers, carpenters and plasterers, meaning they can get on with their primary jobs and therefore finish the build more quickly. This in turn can help avoid financial penalties for late completion.
Lastly, repairing rather than replacing materials means that they don’t get sent to landfill – on the back of fuel consuming transport – so our work is good for the environment too. Plus we are helping construction contractors meet legislative criteria on sustainability by enabling them to reduce their carbon footprints – it really is a no-brainer to repair with Plastic Surgeon, rather than replace.