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Covering all of Devon and Cornwall, we take pride in not only doing the best but doing so with consideration for our customers and the Environment. With over 36 years in our industry we boast qualified staff, full insurance & FREE quotations within 48hrs.

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Reviewed by Dave on 21/9/2018

We found JB services to be highly efficient with excellent workmanship. Jay left everything clean and tidy and completed the job on time and was always ready to go that extra mile to ensure that we were happy with the result. We would highly reccomend him and will be using JB services again.

Quality Service, Reasonably Priced, Tailored To Suit You. We have been trading for over 20 years specializing in all forms of fencing & decking. We also do house, rubbish clearance and removals.

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Reviewed by Robert on 21/9/2018

Pleased with the Markband team put in, working efficiently & leaving the place clean. would recommend.

We are a family business,myself and my two son's, we are over twenty years of experience in landscaping and tree work,my son's are also experienced roofers and upvc fitters, we also do a wide range of upvc cleaning and high powered presure washing.

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Reviewed by Colin on 21/9/2018

Brendan did another job for me which was excellently carried out, very professional in his approach, and carried out to a high standard. Even when I request a few bits more he carried them out with no extra charge, Great job.

We are a local family driveway and roofing company based in north wales who deal with all aspects of roofing and driveways block paving/ tarmac paths and patios including slating, tiling, flat roofs – high performance system, we serve north wales and north west

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Reviewed by Dave on 21/9/2018

Very happy with the service and the lads who did the work were decent lads. Would use again!!

M Grant Property Management is a family run business that covers all aspects of home & garden improvements. We have all trades available within the company so have the ability to quote any job, as an idea we specialise in: - Interior & Exterior painting & decorating - Wallpapering - Gardening (maintenance or complete overhauls) - Decking installation, cleaning and staining - Facia & gutter cleaning, installation & repairs - Oven cleaning - Carpet & upholstery cleaning - Rubbish clearance & waste removal - Man & van removals - Handyman tasks We provide free quotations and will work to Customer needs and budgets. We’re happy to provide creative ideas should you need some inspiration or work to your complete specifications. We have great Customer reviews and pride ourselves on efficiency and honesty. Check out our work and reviews on our website and Facebook page. Follow our Facebook page for the chance to win in our free competitions! There’s no job to big or small.

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Reviewed by John on 21/9/2018

Friendly helpful couple of lads who did the job quickly and efficiently. Have already asked them to do another assembly job for us.

Hello, I’m 38 years old plasterer with 15 years experience in dry lining ,skimming, Internal & external waterproof render in south east London. Having NVQ Level 2 in plastering and rendering My priority job is to deliver high standard service to customer’s satisfaction.

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Reviewed by Alistair on 21/9/2018

Great quality workmanship, great communication, and decent price. Only areas to work on would be ensuring that the original quote included all materials needed and clean up; and providing more formal receipt after the work is completed. Would work with again.

Pride myself in the details of all work undertaken also in been as helpful as possible with value for money a must

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Reviewed by Neil on 21/9/2018

Steve did a great job turned up when said he would did what he said he would no hidden extras would recommend him to any one will be using again in the future

We specialise in all aspects of hard landscaping such as patios, driveways, fencing, garden walls, sheds, lawns and garden clearance. We also complete aspects of general building such as extensions, porches, interior and exterior painting

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Reviewed by Danny on 21/9/2018

The job was done quickly and efficiently and was happy with the completed job.

Recommend company been trading for 15 years, very good worker and very reliable, reasonable on quotations. A specialist In flat roofing, all pvc products including facias soffits and gutters, all general roofing repairs, new roofs and all property maintenance

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Reviewed by Kate on 21/9/2018

The job I originally requested (gutter repairs) was done swiftly and the gutters were cleaned out (half a bucket full of mud and other assorted rubbish!) I was pleasantly pleased with the price quoted (I expected it to be more) I'd recommend them.

Our team of seasoned construction professionals has over 70 years of combined technical expertise and knowledge across a wide range of property types. From inception to completion, our team is involved every step of the way: pre-construction planning, design, obtaining planning permission, budget development and execution, scheduling, contract procurement, and close-out. Using unique methods of extracting value while simultaneously providing the highest standards of quality are the hallmarks of our construction team’s process. Marketing, sales and leasing for our portfolio is managed directly by our marketing and sales team from inception to completion. Strategically, relying on a keen awareness of industry analytics and trends is our key to maximizing market share and optimizing absorption. At the predevelopment phase, our marketing team works in concert with the architects and designer to craft the property in alignment with current demands. Imperial development, construction and marketing and sales teams remain fully-integrated throughout the entire life cycle of a project to ensure efficiency and synchrony. In simple terms, we design, construct, refurbish and operate outstanding buildings. For public and private sector clients, and for our own portfolio of properties. Creating a new building – or breathing new life into an existing one – takes vision. Clear, long-sighted vision. A vision that’s shared by the client, the designer, the construction company, the facilities management supplier… It takes into account how that building will evolve throughout its design life. How it will be maintained. How much it will cost to run. And it factors in the impact that the building will have on its environment: immediate and global; now and in the future. That’s what we mean when we talk about sustainable buildings. We know this process and these arguments inside out from the client perspective and the user point of view, as well as with our design, construction and maintenance hats on – because we’re property developers in our own right.

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Reviewed by Bob on 21/9/2018

Quick and very good

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External wall painting specialists - what you need to know

Looking for a quick and affordable way of refreshing your house’s exterior?  A fresh coat of paint can work wonders in revitalising your house’s appearance, improving curb appeal and adding value to your home.

Whilst painting may seem like a DIY task, exterior walls can be tricky. Not only is it difficult to do a thorough job without the use of scaffolding, the walls will also need a lot of expert preparation to achieve a neat and long-lasting finish.   

External painting is best undertaken during the summer months so that paint can dry quicker and to avoid moisture penetrating the walls.

Which paint is suitable for my property?

Exterior wall paint doesn’t come in one size to fit all. The type of paint suitable for your property will depend on the age of your house, wall surface type, and whether it’s been painted before.

Houses with cavity walls

Newer houses built after 1920 usually have cavity walls. Cavity walls can be painted with standard water-based masonry paint, mineral-based paint or eco paint.

Standard water-based paints are the most affordable option and are suitable for houses with walls that are in good, dry condition. Mineral-based paints are more expensive but contain a binder that creates a long-lasting finish. Eco paints are best for the environment and have very low or zero volume of volatile organic compounds.

Good quality paint should be weatherproof and contain a fungicide to prevent the growth of algae, moss and mould.

Houses with solid walls

Older properties built pre-1920s often have solid walls which should only be painted with a high quality breathable paint like Dulux Weathershield or Sandtex to prevent damp getting trapped in the walls.

If your house has lime rendered walls it’s advisable to stick with a breathable limewash only.

A professional painter and decorator will be able to guide you through which paint or finish is most suited to your property type.

Benefits of painting your house’s external walls

As well as the obvious aesthetic benefits, a new layer of paint will also help to protect your walls from the elements. This improves their longevity and reduces the need for repairs later down the line.

Will scaffolding be required? 

Painting the exterior of a house is a time-consuming job, and not one that should be attempted using a ladder only. If full scaffolding is required, it can significantly bump up the price of the job.  However, many painters and decorators now use lightweight access towers that can be set up very quickly, eliminating the need for scaffolding.

Ask your painter what access equipment they plan to use and whether they have included the cost of this in their quote.

What’s involved in the job?

Depending on the size of your property, the weather, and the condition of your walls, external wall painting usually takes 2 to 4 days to complete.

See below a brief outline of the steps your painter will take to complete your job.

  1. Set up access equipment.
  2. Remove flaking paint.
  3. Brush dirt off the walls.
  4. Wash dirt, mould, moss or algae from walls.
  5. Make any necessary repairs.
  6. Allow the walls to dry.
  7. Apply a stabilising primer.
  8. Apply first coat of paint and allow to dry.
  9. Apply second coat of paint and allow to dry.
  10. Apply any further coats necessary.
  11. Remove access equipment.

Cost of external wall painting

The average cost of having all external walls painted on a semi-detached house usually falls somewhere between £900 and £1500. 

The price will be dependent on factors including:

  • Size and type of property.
  • Condition of the walls/whether any repair work is needed.
  • Whether the price of scaffolding is included in the quote.
  • Number of coats required.
  • Type of paint being used.
  • Surface being painted (pebble dash is more expensive).
  • Your location.

The qualifications your tradesperson needs

Although no formal qualifications are required to be a painter and decorator, there are certificates and courses that can be taken that show a commitment to providing a high standard of service. These include the Painting and Decorating Diploma, levels 1 to 3 and short courses offered by product manufacturers.

Check with your tradesperson if they have any trade qualifications and whether they’re members of the Painting and Decorating Association (PDA).

Members of the PDA must stick to a code of practice that demonstrates commitment to professional, quality workmanship and fair practice.

Planning permission for external wall painting

There’s no need to apply for planning permission when painting the exterior of your house.  However, if you live in a listed building you’ll need to apply for listed building consent.

Insurance for external wall painters

It’s very important that your tradesperson has public liability insurance at minimum.  Although unlikely, if there were to be any accidental damage to your house whilst the work was being carried out, public liability insurance would pay for the damage.

Questions you should ask your external wall painter

  • Will full scaffolding be used and is this included in the quote?
  • Do they have any trade qualifications?
  • Are they members of the PDA?
  • Do they have public liability insurance?
  • What type and brand of paint will be used?
  • Is the work guaranteed and if so what are the terms of the guarantee?

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    We'll connect you with the right tradesmen, from over 30 different trades.

  2. Get quotes

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