APT Client - Mayphil
Client Details: Mayphil UK

Project: Property Refurbishment – Dilapidations

A new project refurbishing an old industrial factory of some 100 years

What did the client need?

Mayphil is a well-established and prominent company with a reputation for excellence in its industry. With a focus on delivering top-tier services and products, Mayphil has become a trusted name in the market, earning the confidence of its clients through a track record of successful projects and unparalleled customer satisfaction.

Mayphil approached APT with a comprehensive property refurbishment project. The internal walls of their building were painted with multiple layers of lime wash and other paints, causing flaking and damp issues. The exterior masonry displayed limescale, brick salt staining, and algae growth that needed removal. Additionally, the exterior steel-coated cladding sheets were peeling off, requiring stripping and re-painting as part of the property refurbishment.

Some cladding sections also needed replacement due to damage. The warehouse floor demanded deep cleaning and repainting, while old industrial metal cutting machinery needed thorough cleaning before shipment to another plant. The factory’s timber-lined ceiling covered with damaged soundproof boards required attention. Leaking roof steel gutters and glass skylights covered in moss, algae, and rust staining needed treatment. Minor repairs and redecoration of some exit doors were also part of the refurbishment plan, all with the objective of enhancing the property’s visual appearance.

How did we approach the property refurbishment & dilapidations?

To address the diverse challenges of the property refurbishment project, we conducted a thorough property survey in collaboration with Mayphil’s management team. Through insightful discussions, we explored various options and approaches, proposing repair solutions over replacements for certain items like cladding and security grills to save costs.

For removing paint from walls and cladding, we utilised our specialised soda blasting system, reducing time and expenses significantly. Exterior cladding was stripped and recoated in appropriate colors, while steel cladding and metal grills were treated with anti-rust primers before recoating. We employed our high-pressure washers to clean up glazing effectively. For the warehouse floor, we acid-etched and repainted it, incorporating designated safe route walkways.

Mayphil’s old industrial machinery was thoroughly cleaned using our sister company, APT Commercial Chemicals cleaning products, including UltraMax 2020 – Industrial Degreaser, before being shipped to another plant. Moss and algae growth on the roof light glazed panels were eradicated using our specialized product, Algae Free, with the help of our high-level rope access team.

Throughout the property refurbishment project, we adeptly managed obstacles, such as constant machinery movement and the presence of other contractors, ensuring smooth coordination and efficient execution of the project.

What was the outcome?

APT successfully delivered the property refurbishment project, meeting the client’s exacting standards and exceeding expectations. Our comprehensive and cost-effective solutions saved Mayphil thousands of pounds, transforming their dilapidated building into a functional and attractive office block and showroom. The remarkable results stand as a testament to our commitment to excellence and expertise in property refurbishment.

Client Testimonial

“Having been recommended to APT I would like to state how professional they carried out their work on a difficult project. They were very flexible and worked around my production. We saved thousands of pounds due to Andrew’s expertise of the industry. We will definitely be using APT for all our future projects.”

Lance Wilmott – Health and Safety Manager


Work with us

Ready to transform your property with top-notch refurbishment solutions? Trust APT for exceptional results and cost-effective solutions tailored to your specific needs. Whether you need expert paint removal, cladding restoration, floor refurbishment, or specialized cleaning products, we’ve got you covered.

Contact us today to discuss your project requirements and experience the difference of working with a trusted industry leader. Let’s turn your vision into reality – schedule a consultation now and discover why APT is the preferred choice for property refurbishment.

End of lease term – Dilapidations

Dilapidation claims can arise if a tenant has made alterations or has not attempted to keep the building in a good state of repair either inside or out. Ensuring that your building looks clean is paramount to ensuring that you receive your bond back and that no further legal action is taken. We highly recommend that you employ the services of a professional dilapidation surveyor before the end of your tenancy. When the landlord or estate manager can see that building is clean and well looked after they may well be less harsh if there are other areas not quite as tip top… it’s back to the “first impressions count” and so it’s money well spent.

Our building cleaning experts could increase your sales, leasing opportunities or value of the property and prevent dilapidation claims. APT have completed many dilapidations on numerous small and large commercial buildings across the country and are available 365 day a year.

For upfront advice on your dilapidation, please call us today, where our experienced team can help you decide the on best solution.

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