This two bedroom flat is in central Twickenham, part of the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames. A period apartment that was built in the Art Deco era between 1908 and 1935. The current tenant was due to vacate the Twickenham flat in a few days after seven years or so in occupation.
With the landlords based in Brighton they needed a local reputable and trustworthy Twickenham painter and decorator that also appreciates period buildings and their characteristics and features. So the landlords called in Twickenham Painter and Decorator – Phantom painting and decorating contractors who are experts providing painting and decorating services throughout Twickenham.
Scope of work.
With the Twickenham flat being tenanted for some seven years meant considerable preparation was required to get this Art Deco flat to a much higher finishing standard expected by Twickenham landlords and tenants alike. So our Twickenham painter spent a full day preparing surfaces including treatment of mould and mildew that was lurking behind a recently removed fitted wardrobe.
Prior to painting, the existing walls were a “dirty cream” colour, so our Twickenham painter and decorator recommended using Dulux Trade Supermatt because of its high opacity and excellent coverage. This was applied to all plaster surfaces throughout, including inside fitted storage units.
As with all property rentals, our Twickenham painter recommended applying a hard-wearing acrylic eggshell to all woodwork, including original Art Deco panelled doors, architraves and skirting boards. Not only it is quick-drying but also eco-friendly and odourless.
Painting and decorating in rent void periods is always a challenge, often due to time constraints to minimise loss of rent to the landlord. Our Twickenham decorators encountered other challenges along the way including:
Squeezing around six days work into just four. The schedule of four days was based on original scope of works which excluded the kitchen and bathroom. However, once our Twickenham decorator started we recommended to the Twickenham landlord that the kitchen and bathroom should be painted because the finish will vary greatly, particularly around the original Art Deco doors and curved architraves.
Making sure our Twickenham decorator had completed all painting and decorating, as well as professional cleaners in good time for new tenants move-in day.
Being Twickenham painters and decorators, without diesel polluting vans, meant we were able to overcome challenges by utilising all resources to this project, including the time we saved in traffic while doing our bit for the environment.
This project timeline shows the tight schedule our Twickenham painter had to deliver the brief successfully, and on time without compromising our high professional standards in painting and decorating.
As this project timeline shows, utilising our Twickenham Painter and Decorator 30-years experience in delivering residential landlord painting and decorating projects, we fulfilled the brief in spite of the challenges.
With our 30-years experience and thorough project planning and management our Twickenham painting and decorating experts successfully gave this characteristic Art Deco flat in Twickenham a fresh look and feel in just four days, with enough time before the tenants move in.
Future periodic painting and decorating during void periods will be more cost efficient as the painting and decorating finish is brought to much higher standard.
Having treated the mould and mildew, the landlord is less likely to receive complaints from tenants.
By carrying out painting and decorating after a tenant has moved out means we saved the landlord around £49 a day in rent loss.
And important of all, a happy landlord and tenant who have made this Art Deco apartment, in Twickenham, a loving home once again.
Here is what the client said…
Exceptional service – Jonathan went above and beyond to ensure the work was completed on time and to a high standard. He provided a competitive quote and in a timely manner. He was professional and friendly. I couldn’t fault him at all. I wouldn’t hesitate to use him again.
Lyn Zimmo, Landlord, Twickenham, Trustpilot, August 2021