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COLLECTION & DELIVERY / ART PACKAGING / INSTALLATION

We care for your art as if were our own

Careful preparation and packaging of art is very important to ensure it is well protected during transit. The packaging must be able to withstand shocks, which are very common during transport.

When packing works of paper, we layer them onto a rigid double corrugated boxing with acid-free tissue paper in between each work to protect the surface. The work is secured to the surface with paper corners to prevent any shifting during transport. The packing is marked with a top side and fragile sticker.

When a framed artwork needs to be packed for shipping, a masking tape grid is placed on the glass to prevent glass from damaging the art should the glass break during transport. Foam pads are used for reinforcement on the corners of the frame.

For bigger and more delicate work, we outsource a crating service that builds a stable and hard wood cover around the work.

Work is quoted by request.

Your place or ours – either you collect or we deliver.

We know that artwork is particularly fragile and it is essential to take all the necessary precautions for its transportation, whether it is done in the context of the purchase of an artwork or the relocation from a private collection or the delivery of a framed artwork. Moving precious art takes consideration and great care throughout the moving process. Dlb has a dedicated van to assist in moving your art.

Work is transported upright to avoid strain on the art work. Work is partitioned with box, foam or blanket for protection. Work is secured with straps to prevent it moving around inside the vehicle.

Artwork is handled by a trained team.

What is included in the Service:

  • Work is delivered or collected at your door
  • Delivery time is within 48 -72 hours from request
  • Same day delivery /collection available on request at an extra cost
  • Maximum size of frame is 1800x2300mm

Check the artwork on its arrival.

It is important to check if the artwork is in good condition when it is delivered or collected from you with any notes made on our collection & delivery notepad. Any defect must be mentioned and supported with a good quality photograph.

Collection & delivery Cost (incl VAT):

48hr Collection or delivery within a 15km radius from dlb studio up to 5 works – R483.00
Same day collection & delivery within 15km radius from dlb studio – R966.00
48hr Work outside this radius to be quoted on request up to 30km – R966.00
Same day collection & delivery within 30km radius from dlb studio – R966.00
48hr Collection or delivery beyond 30km will be quoted on case by case
Large consignment will be quoted case by case i.e. multiple works, bulky works
  • Longest frame, can load only one between seats.
  • Largest size placed in van at a diagonal.
  • Largest size to stack in van upright, can load several at same time.

We offer an art installation (hanging) service on request.

Work at height (staircase landings or double volume spaces) can be arranged after consultation and planning for the erection of relevant access equipment.

Costing (incl VAT):

Consultation rate per hour (prior to installation) R977.00
Daily rate R5750.00
Minimum first hour installation R1430.00
Scaffolding hire (per day) R4370.00
Hourly rate after the first hour R862.00
Long ladder hire (per day) R747.00
Half day rate R3220.00

There may be additional charges if:
• Work is too big for one person to handle
• Location is more than 15km from our studio
• Installation is complex
• Work to happen outside of operating hours (charged at 1 1⁄2)

It is strongly recommended that you obtain insurance before transporting a precious or fragile object. We practise extreme caution and care when handling any work. Please read our T’s&C’s here.

It is strongly recommended that you obtain insurance before transporting a precious or fragile object. We practise extreme caution and care when handling any work. Please read our T’s&C’s here.