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.
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.
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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