Brunswick estate repainting specification
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Brunswick Estate Repainting Specification 2010
The Hove Borough Council Act 1976 includes a requirement for the fronts of all properties in the original Brunswick Estate to be maintained unaltered and painted every five years. This Act succeeds the Brunswick Town Act of 1830 which was introduced to preserve a unity of appearance following completion of the Estate.
The Act applies to 1-58 Brunswick Square, 1-42 Brunswick Terrace and 1-8 Brunswick Place.
A major review of the paint type and colour was undertaken in 1999 when it was agreed that the water based, micro porous, smooth semi gloss paint ‘Sandtex Classic Stone Gloss’ masonry paint should be used. Consultation with the residents showed satisfaction with the paint’s performance and this remains the specified paint.
The paint to be used on previously painted masonry is Sandtex Classic Stone Gloss – Hove Cream, for previously painted joinery (except doors) it is Sandtex Trade Flexigloss X-tra – Hove Cream, and for all previously painted metalwork and doors it is Sandtex Trade Flexigloss X-tra – Black. These paints and other specified materials are held by C Brewer and Sons Limited at their stores in both Brighton and Hove.
The specification is very similar to that of 2005 however added emphasis has been given to the need for a thorough approach to preparation and painting, particularly of ironwork in order to avoid unsightly rust staining, and additional preparation requirements for ironwork are given. In addition there are some changes to the primers and undercoats, a new wood filler, a new sealer to apply over graffiti and rust staining, and the type of gloss for the timber and ironwork has also changed.
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