Strata complex painting ideas for modern makeovers

Are you living in a strata property and taken note of the most important part of the complex – the paint? You’ve probably noticed the strata complex painting could do with a modern makeover.  Below we look at the process of strata complex painting and get some ideas on how to modernise the building.

How to get your strata complex painting project started

So, your strata complex needs a new coat of paint. Our Strata Painters understand this is a big undertaking given the number of people involved in the decision making. The following is a great breakdown of the process:

  • Speak to the residents of the building and the Strata Manager or Committee and get them on board
  • Come to an agreement on your strata complex painting needs
  • Ascertain with the Strata Manager/Committee how much is in the budget for the painting project
  • Obtain detailed quotes, ensuring companies have the correct insurances and experience in strata complex painting
  • Work together to choose the right colour scheme, or enlist the help of a colour consultant

The best way to modernise your strata complex painting

Now you’ve made the decision to modernise your strata complex with a fresh coat of paint it’s time to choose your paint colours. You can work closely with our colour consultant who will help you choose the best colour scheme. Also, check out our new colour trends for 2018 for inspiration.

A fresh coat of paint can do wonders. A new colour or even a re-vamp of the existing colour will made your strata complex look like new again. Light shades are best to make areas look fresh and spacious. This would work especially well in common areas such as entrances and hallways. To modernise the look, we suggest throwing in a feature wall to really make a statement.

The exterior of your strata complex is the largest area to cover and is super important as it’s what everyone will see first! It’s important to tie the paint colour in with the gardens and surrounds. A good tidy up of the outdoors will make a huge difference. A clean up of the gardens, pathways and driveways can add to the street appeal and compliment your new strata complex paintwork.

The strata property below demonstrates how painting a strata complex in a modern cream with dark trim can really lift a property. Also complemented with a manicured garden this property is presenting it’s best street appeal.

Strata complex painting street appeal ideas from Summit Coatings

For a more modern earthy look, a green and grey colour pallet would look spectacular. Or to really make a statement, you can modernise the building with a dark shade, like charcoal. Team this with a contrasting light shade trim and/or interior.

Mixing and matching different textures is also a great way to modernise your strata complex painting. If you have a red brick building, take advantage! We can paint sections of the complex to mix in the brick and paint work. This is a popular modern choice as seen in the image below.

Strata complex painting of a Manly multi unit project from Summit Coatings

Have a look at other strata complex colour schemes in your area for inspiration. You can also look at endless images online through Google and Pinterest.

The importance of Strata Complex Painting


  • Update and modernise the façade of your strata complex
  • Improve your street appeal
  • Increase saleability
  • Increase rental return


  • Decrease the financial position of the strata complex budget

Painting is about more than making your strata complex aesthetically pleasing. Paint also protects the building. With our harsh weather in Australia is an important aspect. We can help you choose the right paint though to prevent things like rusting and concrete damage if you have these materials on your property.

Given how complex strata painting is with the many elements involved. It’s important to work with a company that has strong experience in strata complex painting. We have over 50 years’ experience and understand what’s involved to ensure the painting process is smooth and stress free for all parties involved.

If you are ready to modernise or update your strata complex painting, contact us for a free quote today!



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Why you need a professional and qualified strata painter in Sydney?

Are you a strata owner or body corporate member? Then you will know the importance of using a professional strata painter in Sydney. Also, the importance of staying up to date with the property maintenance including the painting. The exterior painting maintenance can be a huge job for some strata property managers but then also with the internal common areas too.

When it comes to painting a strata property there are many different working parts involved. From dealing with the strata manager or body corporate, dealing and communicating with the tenants and strata owners as well as the general public depending on where and how the strata property is positioned. As well as dealing with local councils in some cases. Which is why we recommend only dealing with a very experienced and professional strata painter in Sydney like Summit Coatings. We have been at it for over 30 years so have worked in many situations and have perfected it all. We have also won many awards with the Master Painters Association of NSW for our strata painting work.

Only contract an experienced strata painter Sydney

If you are new to strata management or body corporates, then you need a painter that is experienced with large jobs. Not all painters or painting companies are experienced with large jobs of this nature.

When it comes to strata properties there can be quite a few obstacles to manage:

  • High rise buildings which mean painters need to be licensed and capable to work off heights
  • Stairwells which present awkward angles and tenant access to manage
  • Communication with strata managers, body corporate, tenants/property owners

This isn’t everyone’s cup of tea or area of expertise. Strata painting is quite a niche area and there are a lot of balls to juggle. We have written an article previously “Why we recommend using strata painters for strata properties” which we recommend reading also.

Summit Coatings are specialist and professional strata painters in Sydney

At Summit Coatings we specialise in undertaking professional strata painting. We are well known around the Northern Beaches and North Shore area of Sydney and have undertaken many strata properties and commercial properties that can be quite complex.

We specialise in excelling at communicating with all parties involved – strata managers, body corporates, tenants/property owners. No job is too big or too small.

We are also registered with the Master Painters Association of NSW who have a code of conduct we must abide by. If you are looking for experienced strata painters in your area then contact the Master Painters Association in your area and ask for a recommendation.


Strata painters Sydney award winning strata painting project in Manly with Summit Coatings

Strata painters coming in on budget and time

Painting your strata property is one of the most expensive parts of owning and managing a strata property so you want to ensure it is done correctly. When you are dealing with strata properties too it’s important that they come in on time and on budget.

Strata painting usually means the properties can be a multi storey or high-rise which means specialised equipment may be needed in the way of extra scaffolding and or cherry pickers. This also means that your strata painters will need to hold certificates and licenses to use this type of equipment as well as working from heights.

Why keeping up the painting on a strata property is so important

Painting is a lot more than aesthetically pleasing too. Paint plays a big part in protecting your strata property from the elements. Paint acts as a protective layer between the elements and the building substrate whether it be timber, brick, concrete, etc.

It’s also important that your strata painter in Sydney uses the right paint for the job too. So exterior paint is used on the exterior and interior paint is used for the internal paint work. It’s also very important that the right paint is used for the material/substrate that your strata painter is using too. And the right paint is used for high traffic areas, etc too.

You want to ensure you get a professional long last paint finish and by your strata painter using the right paint and the right tools for the job will ensure this occurs.


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Why we recommend using strata painters for strata properties

Painting a strata property is quite different to that of a single storey residential home.

Areas are bigger to paint, heights are taller and the job can be enormous if it includes the inside and out. Particularly if it’s a multi-storey apartment building.

That’s why we recommend using experienced strata painters for strata properties.

Locations of strata properties can be quite different too.

A strata property can be in a busy commercial district or shopping centre area.

So, dealing with the public and traffic successfully is a niche area and, unless you’re experienced, a lot can go wrong; not only in the way of accidents but also when it comes to holding the project up with delays.

And unless it really can’t be helped and you aren’t putting anyone at risk, you don’t want to hold up a project.

Strata painters Northern Beaches with Summit Coatings

What to do to ensure your strata painters are experienced

Research: undertake research on the companies quoting. There is so much you can find out online these days. A quick Google is a great place to start. Check out any reviews or comments from current and past customers.

Social media: again, there is so much you can find out with social media. Find out whether they have a business page? If so, do they have reviews and what are those reviews like?

Multiple quotes: obtain multiple quotes and make sure the scope of work is the same so you are comparing apples with apples. Ask them questions. Ask to see their licenses and insurances.

Master Painters Association: are they a member of the Master Painters Association? If they are, it’s great reassurance that you will get a quality price and quality job. Also, that you are using experienced and reputable strata painters.

Testimonials: ask for testimonials from other strata owners or body corporates. Ask for testimonials from the company too. If they can’t supply anything that you can cross reference (check as being correct too) that should set off alarm bells.

Best strata painters Sydney Summit Coatings

Safety and care of strata painters

As we mentioned before, strata properties can be quite different to other painting projects.

Alot more challenges can present when painting a strata property:

  • Painters are usually working from quite high heights at times as strata properties are often multi-storey apartment blocks
  • The m2 of space that needs painting is a lot more
  • Access can be difficult both inside and out
  • Balconies and stairwells all have their own challenges with access and disruption to the building’s occupants too
  • Occupants and visitors to work around
  • Areas to temporarily block off, such as driveways and walkways

All of these things need to be communicated with the body corporate or with the strata manager to create a plan and timeline that works for all involved.

Good communication is key when it comes to strata properties where there are numerous people involved.

The pros and cons of strata properties

Are you thinking about purchasing a strata property to live in or making a purchase for an investment? This great article we have previously written may help you, “Are you thinking of investing in a strata property.

It covers many things including the pros and cons and what changes you can make easily to a strata property both internally and externally.

When you are ready and have a property in the Northern Beaches or the North Shore area of Sydney we would be more than happy to chat to you about your project’s needs.



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Strata complex painting and what’s involved

Being an owner of a strata property can have so many benefits some of which you can read in our blog post from last week. They key though is to engage the services of a good strata and community management company if you can. They can take on managing things like:

  • Maintenance – especially when it comes to when your strata complex painting needs completing.
  • General upkeep.
  • Enforcing and monitoring the strata complex by-laws and staying up to date on these areas.
  • The day to day finances and communication.
  • General administration.

We have worked with many strata managers and management companies over the years while undertaking strata complex painting for their clients. It’s amazing what a spot of colour, refresh or complete makeover can do to the inside and outside of your strata complex.

What’s involved in having your strata complex painting completed

To start with we will meet with the strata manager or committee liaison to walk through what is needed from their perspective and we can make our recommendations too. We will then provide a detailed quote. Because of our experience with painting strata complexes and commercial work we are well skilled in coming in on budget and on time. Given that there is normally a lot of people affected when you have your strata complex painting completed having the job completed on time is very important too so the least disruption is caused to the residents and community members and alternate arrangements can be made if necessary.

If need be we are happy to speak with your strata manager or committee liaison regarding any questions they may have concerning the quote, the timeline or the products we use.


strata complex painting at Hornsby with Summit Coatings

How to choose your strata complex paint colours

Choosing your paint colours can be quite a task but we are here to help! You may just wish to refresh the paint colours you already have or take this as a good opportunity to revamp the strata complex a bit with some new colours.

It’s a good idea to do some research:

  • Speak to the strata committee members or residents and community members and see what they would prefer.
  • Is your strata complex heritage listed? There are some quite strict rules and regulations regarding what you can and can’t do when it comes to paint colours. Check out a previous blog post we did on heritage properties and paint colours. You would probably know already if your strata property is but it doesn’t hurt to double check just in case too.
  • Google, Pinterest, etc are always great resources to see what colours work well together and our preferred paint supplier Taubmans have an online colour chart too which is a great reference.
  • You can also take a drive around your local area to see what other properties and complexes use when it comes to colour.

If you still aren’t sure or if your committee can’t come to an agreement then we also have a colour consultant who can help you through the process too.


paint colour examples with Taubmans and Summit Coatings

Source: Taubmans

Why choose Summit Coatings for your strata complex painting

We are experienced strata complex painters and commercial painters so we know how to manage and complete large jobs and in some instances awkward spaces and access points. We have a lot of experience managing jobs where a lot of people will be affected such as with strata properties and communities. And are happy to work with you to ensure the least disruption to your residents and community members.

testimonial from strata painting client for Summit Coatings

You can rest assured we have the correct insurance and licenses for a job of this size. We also have experience in dealing with local councils should we need to go that avenue too.

We are also proud members of the Master Painters Association so you can rest assured you will receive a quality and timely job from our experienced strata painters in Sydney.



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Are you thinking of investing in a strata property?

Are you looking at investing in a strata property? Strata properties can be a great investment and having experienced trades in particular excellent strata painters on hand to look after your investment is beneficial. If the strata property you are looking at purchasing is also being managed by a Strata Manager then it can be a very hands-off type of investment which depending on your circumstances can be great. Who doesn’t want more time to enjoy life.

For those that aren’t familiar with the strata property concept, it’s where multiple properties are on the same title because they share a common area – roofs, lifts, gardens, driveways, etc can all be common areas that aren’t normally owned by one owner. Properties such as apartment buildings, unit complexes, townhouses, retirement villages, caravan parks, commercial buildings/shops, etc are common strata properties.

Strata properties are normally managed in one of two ways. Either with a Body Corporate or they appointment a Strata Manager:

  • Body Corporate – is made up of a committee of owners who appointment office bearers, etc. Decisions are still made at meetings and discussions are had around issues, etc but the office bearers take on more of the day to day tasks and are your go to people for any issues, etc.
  • Strata Managers – a Strata Manager still works with the Body Corporate but the Strata Manager takes on more of the day to day task and administrative tasks. They still seek approval of any changes, etc from the Body Corporate and Body Corporate meetings are still held. They just free up the time of committee members and are also up to date on laws and regulations that need to be met.


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Pros and cons of purchasing a strata property

There are many pros and cons to owning a strata property. One thing you want to investigate when looking to purchase a specific property is the financial position of the Body Corporate and what the Body Corporate fees are:


  • Great lifestyle.
  • Low maintenance investment if managed by a strata management company.
  • It can be more economical to purchase compared to a freestanding property.


  • Permission is usually needed to make any changes to your property.
  • Strata fees are normally subject to change so can increase as things need updating/repairing with the building.


Strata painters Sydney with Summit Coatings Northshore


What changes can you make especially when you want the strata painters in

It’s always best to double check your strata laws but you can generally repaint the inside of your apartment/unit without needing to get permission from the Body Corporate or Strata Manager. If any area that you wished to repaint is in a common area then you would need to get permission and it would generally have to go to a Body Corporate meeting.

So, if you are wanting the strata painters to come in to repaint a common area and you are wanting to change the colour scheme, then do your homework. Take along your colour charts or paint chips to show the committee members at the meeting. Even take it a step further and speak to the committee members individually if you are able prior to the meeting and then if there are any concerns regarding the colour, etc you can always revisit some other options and then be able to present some other options at the meeting which will speed things up.

Why choose Summit Coatings as your strata painters in Sydney

Summit Coatings have worked with many Body Corporates and Strata Managers over the past 30 years. Our painters are experienced in undertaking large projects and we are experienced in the concerns and processes of working on a strata property. We have reviewed and perfected our process over the years to make it as streamlined and least disruptive as possible to the owners and residents of your strata property.

Strata painter testimonial with Summit Coatings



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Can you really trust online review sites?

Being in the painting game for over 30 years, we’ve lost count of how many happy clients we’ve completed work for. Whether it’s a residential home, commercial space or strata complex, our aim is always to ensure the best result for our customers (even if that means going above and beyond the usual call of duty).

A recent development since the dawn of this wonderful technology called “the internet” is the possibility for customers to share their experiences with a company – good or bad. Previously, if a customer had positive or negative feedback about a business, they could generally share it with a close circle of friends and the buck stopped there. Now we all have the potential to share our reviews to anyone interested in finding the information – be it locally, nationally or even globally!

Whilst it’s great that our happy customers can sing praises of Summit to a much larger audience, it also means addressing some of those not-so-happy customers who, regardless of what effort you’ve gone to keep them happy, simply can’t be pleased. And quite often, it’s these customers that like to take to the internet to share their frustrations (warranted or not). What’s more, there are cases of competitor businesses using these wonderful review platforms to slander businesses, in the hope of gaining deflective business.

This begs the question, can you really trust online review sites? We’ve put together a few top tips to help you decipher online reviews of trade contractors.

Check for a name

Many online review sites, such as Yelp, require reviewers to use their legal full name. This hopes to weed out fake reviews vs legitimate ones. If you’re using online research to determine whether to hire a contractor or not, make sure the review you’re reading use a real name (not an alias, or a nickname).

Has the business replied?

If there was a negative review, what has the company done to address the issue? As with all things in life, sometimes things go wrong. The key to finding a good trade contractor is seeing what they do to rectify a negative experience. Often all it might take is a 1 hour visit to the site and the problem can be fixed!

Majority Rules

Whilst it would be great to have a 100% positive feedback history, we know it might not be realistic to keep every single person happy. For example, as strata painters, we don’t just consider our client to be the strata manager or the members of the executive committee, but every single resident and owner in the complex. And when we’re working on multi-storey apartment blocks with over 100 units, that can get tricky! We’ve had reviews from strata residents in the past who we didn’t even know existed until their review popped up and diminished our 100% positive score – the issue was of course dealt with but it goes to show the power of online reviews! As a rule, if the majority of reviews about a trade contractor are positive and you’re dealings with them so far are favourable, don’t let one or two bad reviews change your mind.

As trade contractors, we’re not saying that every negative review is false or should be disregarded – we know there are many businesses which deserve the negative review they’re given, however the trick to deciphering these online review sites is to look at a few elements to determine how legitimate each review is and of course to trust your own instincts!


Why executive committees should use a colour consultant

If you’ve ever been a member of a body corporate or executive committee, you’ll know that they’re made up from a range of different owner types (residents, investors etc.) and personality types. At Summit Coatings, we’ve worked with enough executive committees to know when it comes to making unanimous decisions, it can get a little rough.

Colour selection is a subjective, personal choice. Choosing colours for your property can be one of the most difficult things, and that’s just when it’s you and your partner weighing in on the choices. Imagine sharing the task with ten more of your fellow strata property owners, with nothing in common between you but an address!

To make this decision easier for executive committees, Summit offers its clients an affordable colour consulting service to help make the hard choices. If you’re wondering why executive committees should use a colour consultant, read on.

They do the hard work for you

Have you seen a colour swatch lately? Those lovely fans of colour can make things more difficult for the average person not in the know. Never mind fifty shades of grey, try unlimited. So when you and your executive committee decide you would like a “light grey facade”, it’s now up to the colour consultant to head off and find the right shade which works with your building style, surroundings and environment. You can rest easy and wait for the shortlist of colours to come to you.

They’re experts

How is that colour consultants know the exact right shade for your property? Colour consultants are not only up-to-date with the latest trends, but work with paint colours daily to know what works and what doesn’t. Whilst a particular colour might look great on a 2cm swatch, they can advise if the actual application of this colour appears darker, lighter, fantastic or absolutely overwhelming on a 20-storey building. Why? They’ve probably used it before somewhere and seen how it reacts. What’s more, professional colour consultants are trained to consider elements which the regular property owners might dismiss. How does the light hit the building? Will the neighbour’s choice in colour impact the colour? How will the guttering colour tie in? All of these are important considerations which will drive colour choice.

They make the decision easy

We live in a time where we have a million-and-one options, which means a million-and-one decisions to be made. Sometimes the range of choice is a good thing (see: ice cream counter), sometimes it can inhibit a choice being made. The best thing about colour consultants is that they don’t necessarily make the choice for you, they just make the choice easier. When considering why your executive committee should use a colour consultant, just remember this aspect. As a collective, your committee will brief the colour consultant on what the overall aim of the project is (refresh a tired building/make your complex stand out/blend in with the natural environment etc.) and the colour consultant will present you with a shortlist of options to make a choice.

They work directly with the painters

One of the reasons we, as Strata Painters love working with colour consultants is that it limits the “guess work” associated with choosing colours. Colour consultants know exactly how a colour will react on a surface and have explained this to the client, so when we finish the final colour coat, there won’t be any surprises (for anyone) as to how the final product looks. Executive Committees also love working with colour consultants as it takes the technical elements out of the consideration.

If you’re a member of an executive committee who is looking at repainting their complex, talk to Summit today about how we can make the job easier with a colour consultant! Contact us through the website or call 02 9973 3131.


The worst advice we’ve ever heard about choosing paint colours for unit complexes

Working as a colour consultant for Summit Coatings, we’ve helped many strata, commercial and residential clients through finding the best colour scheme for their new paint job. Choosing colours can be a stressful time for clients – it’s a big decision, and with so many colour options floating around, it can seem almost impossible. Top all that with bad colour advice and you might all out regret your colour choices. In an effort to assist our clients on deciding on a colour scheme, we’ve listed the worst advice we’ve ever heard about choosing paint colours for unit complexes and what to do instead.

“Choose colours that are really on trend”

Choosing overly trendy paint colours for major apartment complexes can spell recipe for disaster. Why? A new paint job is often one of the most expensive maintenance costs for strata plans. With so many exterior surfaces, including endless common areas, balconies, garage doors and more it’s easy to see why. It’s important to choose a paint contractor who not only guarantees their work, but has a history of delivering lasting paint finishes to drive the sinking fund further. With this in mind, it’s important to stay away from paint colours which will date quickly, when choosing paint colours for apartment complexes. Even though the paint job stands the test of time, your building will quickly look old, simply because of your colour choices.

“Unusual paint finishes always stand the test of time”

Hands up who remembers the paint sponge finish of the early 90s? What about bad “feature render”? Further to the above point, don’t think that unusual paint finishes will serve your unit complex for years to come. When choosing paint colours for unit complexes, remember that simplicity is key. It’s not the chance to make a bold statement (save that for your bedroom feature wall). Choosing a subdued paint finish will help your paint job last the distance.

“Don’t bother with the extra coat”

Whilst this “advice” isn’t necessarily colour related, it can affect how your colours show and will definitely affect the longevity of your paint job, when choosing colours for unit complexes. Summit always recommends at least 2 coats of colour paint (on top of the multitude of prep, sealer and undercoats). This ensures the colour on your walls is true to the colour on your paint swatch, and that your coloured surfaces are durable to any environmental factors.

“The more colours the better!”

Again – less is more when it comes to choosing colours for unit complexes. Whilst it’s spot on to select a few different colours in your scheme for different zones, don’t go overboard with this. Just think of that house on the street with a different colour on every wall – not only does it stick out like a sore thumb, it cheapens the look and feel of the home with all its distractions. With larger complexes especially, it’s important to use a colour scheme of a few colours only which all fit together nicely to create a uniform, premium look to the unit complex.

choosing colours for unit complexes


If you’re a strata manager or member of an executive committee and are considering investing in a repaint for your unit complex, contact Summit Coatings to discuss how we can look after your needs (including colour consulting). Contact us through the website, or call 02 9973 3131.

How to choose a strata manager for your complex

Summit Coatings have worked with countless strata managers and self managed body corporates over the last few decades, and have learnt a thing of two about what makes a good strata manager (especially when it comes to managing maintenance projects). If your body corporate is in the market for a strata manager, be sure to check out our top tips on how to choose a strata manager for your complex.

1. Speak to their current clients

When considering how to choose a strata manager for your complex, ask for contact details of current clients and call them. It pays to do research and see how happy other executive committees are with your candidates.

2. Find their specialties

Whilst good strata management requires wearing many hats, you might notice that certain management teams specialise in different types of strata plans. Some boutique strata management agencies focus on smaller schemes, whilst some managers with multiple offices across Sydney have more resources to control larger schemes.

3. Make a clear list of your expectations (remember, they’re managers not mediators)

Together with your executive committee, it’s best to make a clear list of what you expect from your strata manager. What will their responsibilities be? How and how often do you expect to communicate with them? How do you expect them to handle disputes between owners/residents/contractors? What is the extent of their responsibilities? An honest strata manager will let you know if your expectations are realistic based on your budget – whilst others will promise you the world (so make sure you get everything in writing!)

4. Be prepared to pay for good management

Like most things in life, you get what you pay for. Just like you’re more likely to get a dodgy paint job if a quote is half the price of other contractors, choosing a strata manager purely on cost will more likely cost you more money down the line. A good strata manager will charge more for their services but on the plus side, they will most likely save you money by properly balancing the books, hiring quality trade contractors and making sure the day-to-day runs smoothly.

If you’re a member of a body corporate and are looking for experienced strata painters, speak with Summit Coatings today.

How to solve the biggest problems with strata maintenance

Summit have worked with enough of strata managers over the years to know that their job is no easy feat. Wearer’s of many hats, strata managers have a broad range of roles and responsibilities to ensure a strata plan is working to its full potential. With our experience, we’ve put together a short summary of how strata managers can make their lives easier by solving the biggest problems with strata maintenance on a large project.

Working with multiple trades on a project

With any large maintenance project, there is rarely just one type of trade contractor on the job. As Master Painters, Summit Coatings often identifies need for remedial building work to ensure the new paint job is worth the investment, and lasts the distance. What this means is that strata managers then need to source and engage a remedial builder externally to the painting project, taking up more time and resources to get the job done. Summit have identified this is an area of concern for strata managers, which is why we now include carpentry services in our service offering. This means, if any remedial building works is recommended in our quotes, we can also manage the rectification as part of our painting scope. This not only saves time in managing an additional contractor, it’s also a cost saving to the strata plan.

Managing residents during large maintenance projects

While it’s inevitable that any large maintenance project will cause a certain level of disruption to residents, Summit have had years of experience to ensure this is minimised during large scale works. Many residents of a strata building will go straight to their strata manager if they feel a contractor is not doing the right thing by them, creating additional work for the strata manager. Complaints can vary from untidy work sites, rude contractors and even concern of safety for personal belongings. Depending on the contractor used, some of these concerns are well warranted, however at Summit Coatings, we make it our priority to ensure disruption to residents are minimised, and that residents have no reason to raise concerns with their strata manager! All of our professional painters share our passion for delivering not just excellent paint work, but only the best in customer satisfaction in all aspects of the job.

Making the budget work

When undertaking any major maintenance project, budgeting is always a challenge for the strata manager. Before even engaging a particular contractor, it’s important to find the right team for the job. Going with the cheapest quote can pose problems in the long run (has the job been quoted correctly? Is the painter properly licensed and insured? What quality materials will be used? etc.), however this also doesn’t mean that the most expensive quote will deliver the best job either. It’s important to choose a contractor based partially on their quote price, and partially on their merit and references. Often it’s also worth asking your preferred contractor to revisit their quote price if it’s come in slightly above others. Summit Coatings is always happy to match like-for-like quotes!

If you’re a strata manager looking to undertake a major paint project, speak to Summit Coatings today and see how we can make your life easier with our experience working with large strata plans.