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The external redecoration of an old coast guard station in a stunning location by the sea in Robin Hood’s Bay.

Work Carried Out

May 2017

Duration of Contract

Approx 3 weeks

Case Study - Commercial

Robin Hood’s Bay Coastguard Station

Project description

This project involved the complete external redecoration of a once dilapidated old Coastguard Station on the North Yorkshire Coast. The project presented a few challenges, especially access issues over the rock beach. This was overcome by the use of a full suspended scaffold. However, with a new exterior, the building, now a National Trust Visitor Centre, has been given a new lease of life and stands proud by the sea.


Before painting could commence, all surfaces had to be thoroughly cleaned-down to remove all dirt, grease, surface contaminants and old limewash coatings. The limewash was renewed on the walls and the woodwork was painted using a Sikkens Rubbol System.

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The historic Magpie Café in Whitby. Britain’s best fish restaurant? About to be Britain’s best decorated restaurant!Looking forward to seeing it reopen very soon.@themagpiecafe
Having just finished papering it, John looks delighted to get the weight of the world off his shoulders....