Sitting in Marina Boulevard, on the highest point of Cullen Bay, Darwin this prestigious eight-storey building houses 59 outstanding apartments, pool, garden and two levels of underground car parking.
Crown Point in Darwin is considered one of the premier apartment complexes in the Northern Territory. Located only a short distance away from the Botanic Gardens and Sky City Casino, this luxury complex demands a pristine appearance.
The property owners engaged Programmed ten years ago to undertake a full repaint and long term maintenance programme. Fully satisfied with the professionalism and high standard of workmanship Programmed had previously displayed, they once again approached us to implement an exterior repaint and maintenance programme.
Many hours were spent devising a seamless process to undertake a repaint of such complexity and magnitude. To deliver the requisite results, Programmed drew on our broad resource base to compose a team with the right skills and capabilities for this job. The team, all of whom were Programmed employees, consisted of a local Darwin team as well as a crew from Adelaide who were flown in especially for the repaint.
Over eight weeks, the team painted an area in excess of 18,000 square metres and more than 130 doors and frames.
To minimise disruption to residents, eighteen swing stages were used instead of scaffolding. These suspended platforms sped up completion timeframes, and reduce both costs for the customer as well as noise levels for the residents. A 135-foot knuckle boom further provided an elevated work platform from which the painters could reach any difficult position, at any height.
Programmed consulted closely with both state and local government to gather the extensive documentation needed for the project to be implemented: necessary council permits, engineer reports on weight distribution recommendations, and reports from the Northern Territory Building Practitioners Board, which monitors compliance, competence and professional conduct.
Safety checks were conducted every morning with the penthouse owners and the swing stage provider. Daily communication with key personnel at Crown Point was crucial in ensuring things continued to run smoothly.
To further protect the building, Programmed waterproofed unpainted balcony edges to minimise the risk of water seepage and ingress. A water based membrane which is six times thicker than ordinary paint was used over repaired hairline cracks to create an airtight waterproof seal.
With a crisp and fresh exterior, the new colour scheme enhances Crown Point Apartments luxurious and nautical appeal. Knowing regular maintenance will keep their buildings looking as new for years to come, Crown Point can continue to focus on offering its residents the very best of waterside living.
“From assisting in the choice of the colour scheme through to completion of works, it was done in a very informed and professional manner. The team of painters who undertook the work were always considerate of tenants’ needs, polite and efficient in getting the job done. Feedback received after completion of the painting has had a very positive response as to the revitalising of the complex. The scheduled yearly follow up visits are a great way to continue to maintain the appearance of the building.”
- Doss Littely, Committee Member, Crown Point