Earlier this month SG Coatings were featured in the Mornington Peninsula Magazine, a local magazine featuring the latest in home décor, fashion and food from Frankston and the Peninsula. The article “Lady tradie making waves on the Peninsula” outlines the reasons for the latest success of our painting business, as well as some details on our latest painting project at the Mt Martha Life Saving Club.
We are excited to share our success with the locals on the Peninsula and are grateful for the overwhelming growing support for women in trades. To us, it doesn’t matter the gender of our team, we just want to provide the best painting service possible to our customers, and in order to do that successfully, we have a mix of both male and female painters who make up SG Coatings.
We are passionate about advocating for women in the painting industry, with less than 2% of Australian tradies being women. Fortunately, in the last few years, consumers have realised the advantages of involving females in their residential and commercial construction projects, meaning there has been some rapid growth of late. Some women don’t even consider construction as a career, not realising they can add so much to the industry. We make a point of supporting women in trade and construction to help bring awareness to the issue, in hope that one day we can all work together to provide superior service to all construction clients. If you would like to learn more about Lady Tradies, please visit Tradeswomen Australia.
The Mount Martha Life Saving Club project was completed earlier in the year. The new club was completely rebuilt in 2015 and hadn’t received any painting work since then, so it was in much need of maintenance – especially because there is a large amount of exterior oiled timber that requires regular attention. The club is a local favourite, being used for school-based life saving and fitness programs, as well as nippers and various social events in the function rooms, so we were excited to be able to give the community a beautiful place to come together.
We managed to match the previously used product, and recoated all of the timber with the same one used in the past. This included all of the veranda posts and decorative screens at the front and rear of the premises. Due to the height of the posts, we arranged a scissor lift and safety equipment to manage those hard to reach places, so management didn’t have to worry about a thing. We are currently in discussions with the club to return to continue the facelift on the interior after restrictions are lifted.
You can read the full article here. If you would like to learn more about how you can support women in construction, feel free to arrange a chat with our director Sophie on 0468 390 058. If you are looking to discuss your next commercial or residential painting project in Frankston, Mornington Peninsula or Bayside Melbourne, please contact us today.