About Us

Why Use Us?

“Discover the 7 Reasons You Should Choose Dudley & Sons for your Kitchen & Bathroom Renovations”

Reason #1 - We ‘re reasonably priced, so you can have a “new “ bathroom or kitchen and save huge replacement costs.

Can’t afford a new kitchen or bathroom? Well, you can have a “new” one and save up to 70% on replacement costs by having a resurfaced kitchen or bathroom. Think what you could do with the extra money you’ve saved! Why not do the bathroom as well as the kitchen?

We will deliver quality work – all guaranteed for – considerably less than you thought you’d have to spend!

Benefits & Advantages of Resurfacing

  • MUCH more affordable than traditional replacement costs – often our clients save up to 70%!
  • Ready to use in 24 hours.
  • Superior hardness Flexible coatings (for fibreglass)
  • Adheres to all types of material
  • Outstanding wear, chemical and moisture resistance.
  • Mould and mildew resistant High gloss, satin or textured finishes.
  • Save time, save mess, save inconvenience.
  • Work done on-site.
  • Domestic or commercial.
Reason#2 - We’re a family business so you know you’ll get a personal service.

Everyone promises personalised service, but because Dudley & Sons is a family business, our reputation is so important – we deliver.

We know your time is important so we always turn up when we say we will. We do everything possible to ensure your schedule is maintained, so your room is ready and functional, when we promised.

Reason#3 - We’ve been in the family business since 1975 so you can guarantee we are THE EXPERTS.
You don’t want to get someone who’s just bought a business franchise and doesn’t really know what they’re doing, do you? We have the experience in the industry, so you’re getting a professional, every time. We are the experts in this field – without the franchise hype.

Dudley & Sons has in-house technical support as well as fully-trained specialists.

Reason#4 - There’s no mess or rubble to clean up so your home isn’t disrupted and you can live in your house with minimum disruption.
Rebuilding kitchens and bathrooms not only takes a long time, it’s very messy and can cause long and disruptive delays in your home.

We make sure all the fumes and dust is contained and doesn’t fill the rest of your house. We know how important it is that the rest of your house isn’t affected, so we ensure your living conditions aren’t disrupted.

We also respect your house and belongings. We’ll take care not to damage anything, including other appliances. We know your home is your personal space – we respect that.

Reason#5 –Our professional finish lasts many years! You get a quality finish that will last longer.

Rebuilding kitchens and bathrooms not only takes a long time, it’s very messy and can cause long and disruptive delays in your home.

So Dudley & Sons make sure you do.

You don’t want your cupboards to look “painted” and “done up”. We also know that some products peel off, so we only use professional products and an extensive, proven process to ensure its long term use and professional look. You’ll get a professional finish every time, plus the quality assurance that it will last longer.

Reason#6 - Our process takes less than a week so your house isn’t upside down for weeks on end

We’ve all waited for tradesmen who don’t turn up on time – or don’t turn up at all! That’s frustrating! We arrive when we say we will. Not only that, we also give you realistic time frames for completing your projects, which means our projects don’t blow out which many rebuild projects can do.

You can plan properly and know how to manage the rest of your house for convenience. Normal resurfacing projects take only between 2-5 days to complete.

As resurfacing professionals, we don’t involve any other tradesmen in the process so you don’t have lots of people coming through house.

From your initial enquiry, we are happy to discuss a rough quote on the phone. We then make an appointment to come out to your home,

where

  • We explain what we do
  • We show samples and colours
  • We measure up and explain the process on how we’ll execute the job
  • We’ll give you a firm quote on the spot.
Reason#7 - Our Quality is Guaranteed so you don’t have to worry

Our customers range from home owners to letting agents but guarantees are only valuable if you need them. And they’re only valuable if your service provider follows through on them.

If you’re worried that you won’t get the service you paid for, then you can trust Dudley & Sons’ ongoing service warranty. Because we provide a professional service and product, we always follow through if you have a problem.

Dudley & Sons is also a Licensed Contractor

With proper maintenance you’ll get good use out of your rooms for 5-10 years. Your money will have been well spent and we’re here to back you up 100%.

Our Team

Dudley & Sons is recognized as THE EXPERT resurfacing company —you know you can trust a company which is backed over 35 years of experience

Resurfacing since 1975…

We’d like to introduce you to our team

Founder, Jim Dudley…

Jim Dudley is a highly experienced special spray painter from the aviation industry. After experimenting and developing the process for the consumer industry, Dudleys was born in 1975.

During its 35 years in business, Dudleys has developed a reputation for quality. Its high standard of workmanship means it can offer you genuine guarantees. Bathroom Resurfacing

The Son, Steve Dudley

Since then, Jim’s son, Steve, joined the business and has continued running it successfully.

Steve’s first job was in a bank before joining his Dad in the resurfacing business in 1975, as the manager.

Steve thinks his values of being a genuine, friendly and punctual person are values everyone has in the company.

The Dudleys’ passion for quality means their reputation has grown because this family believes in genuine old fashioned service.

You can visit their display site in South Brisbane, e-mail your enquirers info@dudleyandsons.com.au  or they’ll come to your home to discuss your particular needs and to give you an obligation free quote.

The rest of the Family

Eddie Dudley – Steven’s brother is one of the resurfacing specialists starting in the job in 1980, he ran the DUDLEY AND SONS Resurfacing in Durban South Africa .In 2008  immigrated to Australia, were he joined Steven.

Gerald Forttman – A resurfacing specialist, Gerald came out from South Africa and started working with Steve since 2005. His background is in big game parks in South Africa 

Our Story

How we became THE EXPERTS in resurfacing! So you can be sure you get the results you want

Jim Dudley is a highly experienced special spray painter from the aviation industry. After experimenting and developing the process for the consumer industry, Dudleys Resurfacing was born in 1975.

 

During its 35 years in business, Dudley’s has developed a reputation for quality. Its high standard of workmanship means it can offer you genuine guarantees.   Since then, Jim’s son, Steve, joined the business and has continued running it successfully.
The Dudley’s’ passion for quality means their reputation has increased because this family believes in genuine old fashioned service, making us one of the oldest and most successful resurfacing companies. Many bath re-enameling companies have come and gone over the years, offering unbelievable guarantees and the best sales pitches. You can be sure you’ll get a really good job at an good price with a genuine Dudley & Sons Guarantee. You know you can trust our guarantee because we have the experience and backup of 35 years to be able to offer it!

Many bath re-enameling companies have come and gone over the years, offering unbelievable guarantees and the best sales pitches.You can be sure you’ll get a really gooddudley_display_centre job at an good price with a genuine Dudley & Sons Guarantee. You know you can trust our guarantee because we have the experience and backup of 35 years to be able to offer it!
You can visit their unmanned display site in South Brisbane to see what it can look like, or e-mail a few photos to info@dudleyandsons.com.au for a rough quote.

How it All Works

How The Resurfacing Process Works

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Step 1: First we pull out the old grout and silicon, followed by thorough cleaning of the surface with a blade to get rid of the mineral and soap deposits. Then we fill in all the chips, nicks and cracks following with sanding down the surface of the item. How the Bathroom Resurfacing Process Works

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Step 2: Then we perform and acid etch with a acid on porcelain surfaces and acid clean on acrylic/fiberglass surfaces. This cleans the surface from any minor rust build up and other spots that are difficult to clean. It also leaves the surface ‘grippy’ so that the primer and top coat can really ‘stick’ to the item. Acid Etch Bathroom Cleaning Brisbane

howitworks3Step 3: Now the item is clean and masked off. All the floor and other items which aren’t being resurfaced are covered with drop cloths. The item is ready to be coated. How the Bathroom Resurfacing Process Works

howitworks4Step 4: Then we spray a epoxy primer that has an adhesion promoter added to the chemical before spraying. We apply two coats of primer. How the Bathroom Resurfacing Process Works

howitworks5Step 5: The final step is the chemical coating, which duplicates the feel and look of the original porcelain. The actual chemical used in the final coat is an Aliphetic Acrylic Polyurethane Enamel. This is the only chemical designed and produced for our industry. How the Bathroom Resurfacing Process Works

NOTE: Nicks and chips are repaired free of charge. Items can be refinished in any color.

See our display at the Brisbane Home Ideas Centre, 66 Merivale St, South Brisbane, Stand 57.

FAQ

Is it durable?
You can trust the products we use, because our coatings are designed for their intended use and have been tried and tested world widefor over twenty years.
How long will it last?
You will get value for money from the longevity of a resurfaced room. A bathroom or kitchen area that has been resurfaced should easily last many years or longer with proper care and maintenance.
How do I clean my refinished surface?
Use only liquid cleaners that do not contain abrasives, bleach or chlorine for all porcelain, enamel or laminated surfaces.
Do you use dangerous acids to prepare the surface?
No. The chemical cleaners and bonding agent we use, means we don’t need to use out-dated and dangerous acids. This means waste and fumes are at a minimum.
Will it look painted?
Absolutely NOT. All coatings are applied by a high performance finishing gun. The refinished surface will make an old surface look new again. Spraying means the process is much faster, dries quickly and looks like it’s straight from the factory.
How long will it take?
A bathtub or bench-top can be completed in 4-5 hours. An entire bathroom will normally take a day and a complete and a kitchen only takes 2-4 days. That makes it easy to plan for and relatively quick in terms of disruption to the household.
How long before I can use my refinished surface?
The refinished surface is normally ready for use again in just 12 hours.