How To Hire The Top Renovation Firm

For you to make sure that you are able to hire the right residential house painting contractor, it is important for you to follow the tips that are going to be mentioned below. Painting is one of those major home improvements that you may decide to do. It is also a significant investment especially when it comes to increasing the value of your entire home. However, for you to be able to reap the benefits that come with residential house painting, you need to make sure that you can hire the right contractor for the job.

Before you go ahead and choose a residential house painting contractor who will be able to meet all the needs that you have, below are some of the consideration that you need to make at all times.

Their experience
One of the very first questions that you should always ask yourself before you decide to hire a residential house painting contractor is precisely how long they have been in business. This kind of trade may be a bit challenging to turnover which is why you need to go for an individual or company that has been in the deal for a couple of years. It is always advisable that you go for someone who has been providing this kind of service for either two years or more.

Legal licensing
When you are looking to hire a residential house painting contractor, this is also another major factor that you should never avoid. You need to make sure that they have a license that has been issued by the state, insurance for worker’s compensation and general liability. Never hire a contractor who does not have all the necessary permits and protection that are needed. Also, on top of this, a contractor who is licensed, reputable and also insured should have with them all the necessary documents that are required.

Preparing for the work
Before anything can begin, you need to find out the kind of preparation the residential house painting contractor makes. If the job is shoddy and insufficient, then the contractor may end up skipping the preparation part. Excellent and highly skilled contractors will take the time to ensure that they can prepare for everything that is needed so that they can provide you with the customer with everything that they had said they were going to deliver. In the end, the quality of their job is going to show you if they are skilled or not.

References
Can the residential house painting contractor be able to give you some recommendations that you can have a look at? Doing so is essential before you go ahead and make a decision.

Renovation History

In 1987 Albert Obrist, a Swiss Industrialist well known for his restorations of Ferraris, finished the ground breaking restoration of the Fife designed and built classic yacht Altair (1931). This restoration was carried out by his handpicked team together with Southampton Yacht Services.

Mr Obrist so enjoyed the classic yacht restoration process that he asked Duncan Walker, the number 2 under Paul Goss on the ‘Altair’ project, to find a suitable historic yacht to restore, stating that the time was right to set up the first specialist restoration yard for classic and historic sailing yachts..

In late 1989 Duncan saw a simple advertisement for a restoration candidate in Yachting World. This yacht proved to be ‘Tuiga’ the first of the 15M IRC class to re-appear for some years. After a visit to Cyprus, ‘Tuiga’ was inspected and then purchased. After over wintering in Palma, Duncan sailed the yacht up to Hamble under a reduced 12m Bermudan rig. Fairlie Restorations was subsequently born in May 2000 with the renting of 120 sq metres of covered space from Hamble Yacht Services.

The original plans of ‘Tuiga’ were obtained from the last Manager of the Fairlie Slip Company, as the yard became after the death of William Fife in 1944. Archie Macmillan, then aged around 90 years and Duncan became firm friends, as it was discovered that Archie and Duncan’s grandfather must have gone to the same village school in Salcoats, Ayrshire, so creating a special link.

The return of ‘Altair’ to the village of Fairlie to celebrate her 60 birthday in 1991 gave Archie the thrill of sailing Fife’s yachts again. Shortly after the celebration Archie offered the Fife Archive of some 600 rare original drawings and lofting calculations to Fairlie Restorations, in exchange of course for a suitable sum of money.

Following the completion of the 15m class ‘Tuiga’ in 1993, Mr. Obrist introduced one of his friends to Duncan, looking for a large ketch to restore and sail around the world. Coincidentally, details about a large yacht about to be auctioned by the legal authorities came to light and Fairlie secured the yacht for their client. An extensive structural restoration followed and after a few years cruising in the Mediterranean, ‘Kentra’ set off on her circumvention which was completed in the Summer of 2003.

The yacht ‘Mariquita’, the last known survivor of the 19 metre class, was purchased in 1991, salvaged from her mud berth in Pin Mill, near Ipswich, UK, and brought to Hamble where she lay for ten years before a client came forward and invested in her restoration. This restoration completed in 2004 is the largest project undertaken to date.

Throughout the nineties various smaller projects were undertaken, three yachts from eight metre class; ‘Fulmar’; ‘Carron II’ and the Morgan Giles designed ‘Siris’.

‘Madrigal M’ originally built in 1938 and then rebuilt by Archie Macmillan in 1952 was completed in 1997, the first small cruising yacht undertaken by the yard. The Owner, a Spanish Architect, managed to sympathetically modernise the interior whilst keeping the yacht original on deck.

‘Madrigal’ was quickly followed by ‘The Lady Anne’ another member of the 15 metre class. The completion of this yacht in 1999 saw the first race, together with ‘Tuiga’, between members of the 15 metre Class since the late twenties.

The restoration of ‘Jap’ (1897), a Cork Harbour One Design, is the oldest yacht restored by the yard. This project carried out for a very experienced yacht owner, produced a new concept in regatta sailing. ‘Jap’, on her trolley, and rigged with her bowsprit fits neatly into a large shipping container, with all her gear. Hence the movement of the yacht between regattas can be carried out quickly and safely.

2003 saw the birth of a fusion yacht, this yacht designed by in-house Naval Architect Paul Spooner combines the traditional sea keeping qualities of a long keel yacht, fitted out with superb joinery fused with a 21st century rig in the form of a carbon mast with in-boom furling.

In addition to these various restoration projects the yard has built up a reputation for building high class exterior deck joinery. Much investment in the last few years has equipped the yard with all the plant and machinery likely to be required to make the yard more efficient. The investments in 2006 included a substantial spray booth to significantly reduce the costs of varnishing and painting.

2006 saw the first French owned yacht into the yard. ‘Moonbeam’ of Fife came to Hamble and the yard carried out considerable structural and detailing work.

Yacht Restoration

Restorations, classic yacht replicas, traditionally built new yachts.

“There are the hanging arts, decorative arts, sculpture, ballet ……….But there is a superb tradition of functional arts…objects that are cherished and more importantly used. The classic yacht is the choice of a growing number of people who have the double pleasure to cherish and use a piece of history”
Lance Lee, USA.

‘Fairlie’ is the name of the famous shipyard and spiritual home of the classic yachts designed by William Fife and is the adopted name for the Fairlie restoration programme. These magnificent restored examples of ‘functional art’ travel the world to compete in the most spectacular classic sailing regattas bringing together a special breed of owners who cherish these fine classic sailboats. Many owners extend their passion for restoration to many other areas of functional arts, including classic cars and collectable aircraft.