Glasgow’s Homes for the Future initiative began in 1999 and aims to enhance the area around Glasgow Green, which is used as a public route to and from the city centre. It has involved collaboration between a number of parties, including architects, Scottish Homes and property developers.
The most recent project involved painting the site’s flagship apartment building which was designed by Ushida Findlay and is managed by Speirs Gumley. The work was carried out by painting and decorating contractor Bell Group over a period of 10 weeks.
Bell Group’s painters used approximately 2,500 litres of Sandtex Trade Fine Textured Masonry paint in Pure Brilliant White, supplied by The Decorator Centre in Airdrie. The product’s flexible coating is formulated to stop peeling, cracking or flakeing, and is resistant to dirt and mould. Drying time of three to four hours and it is rainproof in one hour.
Bell Group were responsible for the building’s render repairs prior to the repainting, and also used Sadolin Superdec Satin Opaque Wood Protection to repaint the timber-framed windows.