Seven years after painting the National Trust’s Souter Lighthouse, Bagnalls are back again giving this famous landmark a new lick of paint. Specialist two pack paint is being applied to recoat the lighthouse and protect it from the harsh weather and sand that attack the external walls day in, day out.
The lighthouse was fully scaffolded so our painters could work safely more than 75 feet above the ground. Paul Smith was foreman in 2006 when the project won the industrial Trophy at the Annual PDA (Painting & Decorating Association) Awards. He is foreman again in 2013, this time managing his son Callum Smith, who is a third year apprentice with the company, alongside a team of six additional craftsmen painters assigned to the renovation project.
The 12 week project is near completion and will continue to be a great place to visit for schoolchildren, National Trust members and the general public as well as an iconic landmark for seafarers. Stewart McPherson, a building surveyor from the National Trust, said: “Souter Lighthouse is a very important landmark in South Tyneside. It was first opened in January 1871 and has become one of the North East’s most popular tourist attractions. The National Trust took over its care and ownership in 1999.”
Bagnalls is very proud of the work undertaken for the National Trust and being chosen once more for this project is testament to our ability to consistently deliver painting works to a high standard of quality and safety.