Paramount will arrange for routine and reactive maintenance to be carried out on a timely and economical basis. Paramount has a network of approved contractors throughout Ireland who provide day-to-day and emergency repair services.
Contractors engaged by Paramount are required to offer a 24 hour call out service and are expected, subject to availability of parts, to complete any repairs within 24 hours of being notified.
Examples of some of these services are detailed here:
- Broken locks
- Lamp replacement
- Loose handrails
- Ill fitting doors
- Lift not working
- Pedestrian and Vehicle gates
PLANNED & PREVENTATIVE MAINTENANCE
It is desirable to try and even out service charge expenditure each year to spread the burden of periodic maintenance and repair. This can be best achieved using a planned maintenance programme or schedule. This is produced by a building surveyor and is developed with a combination of physical survey and lease obligations. The schedule is priced using the building surveyor’s experience and will typically be net of VAT and fees. A good report would allow the flexibility to adjust the figures to give best value for money. For example if scaffolding is needed to redecorate it is sensible to cover all decorations and repairs regardless of the timescales for various elements contained in the lease. It is important to note that a planned maintenance schedule is not actual quotation from builders and by necessity it has an expert’s best guesstimate based on research and experience.
During the economic lifespan of all buildings many component parts including parts of the building fabric, certain furnishings together with Plant and machinery will become obsolete due to wear and tear or age. Paramount prepare a schedule of all those items that are likely to replacement or major refurbishment and implements a plan of works that is economically efficient.
Contracts are put in place that prolong the lifespan of these items and in conjunction with the operation of a prudent sinking fund, monies are made available for major expenditure items in the future.
PROVISION OF SERVICES
Paramount provide a comprehensive range of services to enhance the quality of the living environment and tailor the same to meet the specific requirements of the subject development:
- Waste collection
- Landscape maintenance
- Vermin control
- Security services
- Garda liaison
- Communication to owners
- Risk assessments
- Life safety equipment maintenance
- Parking control
- Energy auditing