The perfect combination of service and product from leading paint manufacturer Johnstone’s Trade has ensured that Housing Leeds’ 2014 cyclical maintenance programme has got off to a flying start.
Intensive internal redecoration of more than 30 sheltered homes and community spaces across Housing Leeds’ stock commenced in January. The project has already benefited from the specification of products from Johnstone’s innovative Flame Defence System and the unrivalled expertise supplied by Johnstone’s technical advisory department, PPG Extra.
Working closely with Housing Leeds and its partnering contractor Mears and Greens Decorating, PPG Extra undertook extensive pre-project planning to ensure an accurate and appropriate paint specification was made. This resulted in the use of Johnstone’s Flame Retardant Top Coats - in both Durable Matt and Acrylic Eggshell.
These products have been specifically formulated to inhibit and slow the surface spread of flame and is designed to meet the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2006 (UK & Wales) & the Fire (Scotland) Act 2006. The Act dictates that building designers, managers and owners, housing associations, local authorities and facilities managers all have a legal ‘Duty of Care’ to minimise the risk of fire within their premises and prioritise the safety of its occupants.
Johnstone’s Colour Consultants also supplied over 30 different colour schemes for each building decorated during phase one. This ensured that consideration towards access and usage of the buildings by partially sighted people, as highlighted in the Equalities Act, was taken into account.
The level of service provided by Johnstone’s has been praised by Housing Leeds and will continue throughout 2014.
A representative from Housing Leeds’ surveying team said: “The level of service, technical expertise and advice afforded by Johnstone’s Trade has been outstanding and has ensured that phase one of this planned maintenance programme has run incredibly smoothly thereby ensuring all work is completed within the timeframe.
“Working alongside our construction partner Mears, Johnstone’s has left no stone unturned in order to ensure that Housing Leeds’ stock is decorated to the high standards that our residents expect and we look forward to strengthening our relationship with them as we progress into the next phases of work for 2014 and beyond.”
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