A & R Painting Services Ltd successfully carried out the external cleaning and painting works at the former B & Q Home Shopping Stores at Crostons
Retail Park, Bury.
The project consisted of cleaning the external cladding to all elevations, Perimeter roof parapet, perimeter trims, soffits, canopies, doors, frames,
and all handrails, bollards and fire escape staircases.
The external cladding especially to the rear elevation was completely full of algae, dirt and grime so to remove this we used a 3000 psi power
washer along with fungicidal cleaner to remove all Contaminants to provide a clean surface in which to prepare and apply the purpose designed
Due to the cladded surfaces being previously painted, the coating had failed in various area. All areas were thoroughly prepared to obtain a key
in which to spot prime bare areas using Temaprime EE which is a single pack anti-corrosive primer followed by 2 full coats of Panssari Maali
which is a purpose designed system for external cladded surfaces.The product is a semi-gloss alkyd containing anti-corrosive properties and
the colour scheme used was BS 10A05 for the grey and Ral 5002 for the blue.
The access equipment we used on this project was a mixture of scissor lifts and cherry pickers to gain access to high work areas, appropriate barriers
and signage was used at all times along with heras fencing on the front elevation as the main car park was shared with Home Bargains so separation
of our activities from the public was paramount. With us carrying out works to the main façade of the building the roof parapet required coating
too. This was accessed by the main contractor providing safety netting which was internally secured and hung to the steel structure then and
a fixed scaffold provided within the service yard to access the roof level. Safety lines ran across the roof to enable all cleaning and painting
to be undertaken by the operatives using a safety harness and fall arrest system.