The committee has decided to repaint the building, what process is required to change the existing colour scheme? – Peter, QLD
Q: The committee has decided to repaint the building, what process is required to change the existing colour scheme?
A: If your committee wish to repaint the building there are a few steps that can be taken to help make the process smoother and more organised. It is also worth noting that council approval may be required to change the external appearance of the building.
If it can be arranged, it’s a good first step for the committee to arrange an inspection of the building. This will give everyone a chance to inspect the building and agree on areas that need repainting. It may also bring to light areas that you may not have considered before that require repainting, or areas where damage needs to be repaired before painting can commence.
This will also allow you as a committee to agree on the scope of work, so that when you get quotes from painting contractors, they will be providing you estimates based off fixed parameters. This makes it easier to accurately compare quotes across different contractors.
Once you’ve worked out costs and timings for the work, we recommend you get owner approval at a general meeting. This gives everyone a chance to resolve any concerns they may have, and help make the process easier once work begins as owners and residents will already be across the changes.
If your committee requires help in managing the project, you may choose to hire a professional project coordinator to help manage the job. You can find out more and get a free quote by visiting https://bfms.com.au/project-coordination/.