New Construction

New Construction is split into two sub-categories; COMMERCIAL and HOUSING/ADDITIONS, each has three further sub-categories to cover all project pricing scales.

COMMERCIAL New Construction is classed as projects of new commercial construction with a specific painting contract value, sub-categories are:

Paint Value up to $200,000
Paint Value $200,000 - $1M
Paint Value over $1M

Entrants must demonstrate a high quality of work throughout the project.

Paint work should be:

  • Blemish free
  • No brush, roller marks, sags and runs
  • Adjoining surfaces must be clean

Judges will note, and witness:

  • Demonstration of WH & S processes.
  • Document control – how updates and design changes are managed
  • Stock Control - Were special order materials required? Was an onsite storage facility required?
  • Management of Sustainability – Was the project Green Star rated and are sustainable processes in place for wash up. Was a VOC footprint calculated on the project?
  • Degree of difficulty in application
  • Accessing hard to get to areas
  • Has a warranty been given?

Consideration will be given to:

  • Time constraints
  • Clients requirements
  • Overall aesthetic of the project

Scores based upon the following:

  • Surface Preparation
  • Project Management
  • Application
  • Degree of difficulty

HOUSING / ADDITIONS New Construction is classed as projects of new residential construction or additions (individual dwellings – i.e. individual apartment not a block of apartments), sub-categories are:

Project value up to $300,000
Project value $300,000 - $800,000
Project value over $800,000

Entrants must demonstrate a high quality of work throughout the project.

Paint work should be:

  • Blemish free
  • No brush, roller marks, sags and runs
  • Adjoining surfaces must be clean

Judges will note and witness:

  • The degree of difficulty in application
  • Accessing hard to get to areas
  • Presentation of the contractor

Consideration will be given to:

  • Time constraints
  • Clients requirements
  • The overall aesthetic of the project

Scores based upon the following:

  • Surface Preparation
  • Application
  • Degree of difficulty

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