Hard landscaping and railings.
The hard landscaping and the paving were completed to a highly satisfactory standard. During this period the uprights for the iron railings were also installed. The railings arrived with the paint still moist and on a rainy day. I was assured by the contractor that this was not a problem as he would return in the Spring to make good any defects in the final finish. The results Is that we have railings that are rusting, it appears that the railings did not have a correctly applied zinc oxide undercoat. Additionally a great deal of paint was splashed onto the stone work this will need to be cleaned. After numerous phone calls asking for the work to-be rectified , no response. I feel that the railings need to taken away and painted in a professional environment.
1 May 2011
Response from Markus Gladdish:
The iron railings were suplied and installed by a third party and the client was advised prior to installation that a zinc oxide undercoat and exterior gloss top coats would NOT be recommended and corosion of the iron would become efident quickly owing to the location of the job. I recommended a process wherby the railings would be zinc dipped and then black powder coated which would ensure a maintenance free life for the railings, however this was declined by the client.