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Plastic Surgeon Case Study:

Mansell Construction Services Ltd Client: Sector:

Mansell Construction Services Construction: Power Stations

Repairs: Site:

Door repairs, wood repairs Langage Energy Centre, Plymstock, Plymouth, Devon

The Challenge Specialist in partnering community regeneration projects, Mansell Construction Services Ltd has been involved with the development of Langage Energy Centre near Plymouth, which is one of the first power stations to be built in the UK for five years. Unfortunately, the need for ‘snagging’ occurred on the site, so Mansell called upon Plastic Surgeon as a specialist, which repairs the bumps and breakages which are an inevitable aspect of construction, to assess the scratches to six doors within the building. The striations travelling across the grain of the timber doors were highly visible, being that they were at eye level and the doors were quite light in colour. It was of paramount importance, then, that the repairs were carried out to a professional standard to avoid replacing these expensive, high quality doors.

The Solution The damaged areas were filled and sanded back by Plastic Surgeon’s Finisher, who then airbrushed on the base wood colour, which he hand-mixed to ensure the match was exact. The next move was to draw, by hand, the missing wood grain, making sure that it met with the original imperceptibly. Lastly, the Fine Finisher blended lightly around the edges of the work to complete the task, leaving a totally professional repair.



The Result Both the Site Manager and the Chief Quantity Surveyor from Dean & Dyball were so impressed with the repairs, they asked the Clerk of Works from Alstom Power Ltd (the supplier of equipment and services for power generation and rail transport), who has a reputation for being quite good at finding snagging repairs, to try to spot them; he could not.

Sustainable Repairs

Full UK Coverage

At the same time as providing clients with a comprehensive cosmetic repair service addressing virtually every type of product and substrate, Plastic Surgeon is also addressing important aspects of the sustainability agenda. For while the company’s ethos of ‘repairing rather than replacing’ , represents a saving of approximately IP IT£3 for every pound spent, this approach K S N’T going to landfill and therefore helps cut a also significantly reduces DOwaste customer’s carbon footprint.


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translates each finisher’s job08report, 45 sent from their hand-held computers, into the equivalent weight and other statistics on a data base that participating customers can utilise for their own sustainability reporting.

Total Landfill Savings for this project:

1.86 tonnes

Blue Waters House, Pottery Road, Bovey Tracey, Devon TQ13 9DS Tel: 0845 141 0000 Fax: 0845 143 0000 Email.

Scratched door repairs by construction snagging specialist, Plastic Surgeon  
Scratched door repairs by construction snagging specialist, Plastic Surgeon  

Construction snagging specialist, Plastic Surgeon repairs scratched wooden doors at energy building.