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Reviewed by Anouk on 11/11/2018

Quick and effiencent. Great job. I would recommend.

I am focused high-quality service, friendly, competitive family business and customer satisfaction with over 25 years experience. I also have a Chaucer Insurance with a public and product liability limit of million pounds.

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Reviewed by Rijul on 9/11/2018

Good job, friendly guy, was done pretty quickly. and came same day. Price started very high at first but we got there in the end

About Folarinmaintains: We are a family run company that specialise in electrical interior, exterior, handyman and general maintenance. We offer Same Day Service and guarantee our work for 12 Months. Most jobs fixed within a few hours. Experience/Quality/Peace of mind: We install/remove and cover all aspects of electrical work from as small as changing a light bulb, emergency callouts to completing an entire rewire and this is for both Landlords as well as private home owners, domestic and commercial properties. We take pride in our work and always complete to the highest standard and that is why we offer a 12 months Guarantee! Qualifications: City and guilds electrical installation levels 1-3 17th edition in electrical installation BS7671 Extensive years of experience. WHAT THE CUSTOMER WANTS IS WHAT WE WANT TO DELIVER.

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Reviewed by Robert on 4/11/2018

Job well done.

Years of experience: 25 years. Specialities: Plumbing, Laminate Flooring, Plastering, Rendering, Brickwork & Blockwork and All Aspects of Decorating. We value our customers opinions. It is in our interest to make our clients happy, at all times.

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Reviewed by James on 9/11/2018

Good job. Door hung well. Handle installed at a slight angle but not that noticeable. Initial booking rescheduled by trader on the day as stuck on another job but wasn’t too inconvenient and was notified. Would have been helpful to take previous door away however I didn’t request this of trader so can’t complain really. Overall a good job, arranged at short notice for a fair price.

RGM Roofing is a family run roofing service providing our customers with protection from the elements. For the last 25 years we have dealt with hundreds of satisfied customers with great ratings from them all .

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Reviewed by Neil on 1/10/2018

Good job done in a timely manner.

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 Laura on 11/11/2018

David was very efficient and tidy and carried out the job without fuss.

Over 15 years experience in house and property maintenance. All DIY work undertaken.

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Reviewed by Mary on 12/11/2018

Here on time and worked efficiently throughout day

infinity property care team is made up of friendly professionals who are experienced in a number of different fields including roofing, decorating, cleaning and many more. We only hire fully trained and qualified staff so you can be sure of high quality

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Reviewed by Shirley-Anne on 18/9/2018

Perfect job my husband and I are both very happy with the end result. The workmen were very pleasant and completed the job in the time frame (weather permitting). Would use them again for their quick, efficient and cost effective job. Thanks

Hi , My names Tom.Im 31 years old and have been running my business for 5 years now and enjoy every single day as I meet different people everyday.This year I was Britians Top tradesman Regional winner/National Finalists.Its common sense,turn up on time.

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Reviewed by Stephen on 8/8/2018

Tom is obviously very knowledgeable and chats through the job with you beforehand. He offered us good advice and options on how to connect our 2 new vanity sinks, a new shower and new toilet to our existing soil stack. Tom communicates well and arrives as agreed. Would thoroughly recommend and use Tom again as I felt I could trust him to do the job properly, on time and to budget.

Welcome to this site. The client is the most important visitor on our premises. They are not dependent on us, we are dependent on them. They are not an interruption to our work, they are the purpose of it.

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Reviewed by Zoe on 11/11/2018

I am really pleased with the job - we have had some unexpected niggles, and Michael was always available on the phone to explain and arrange to fix them, and get his team in. (I have been working and not on site - I trusted them to get on with the job whilst I was a work - and they did). The end result is great - on time, at the quoted price, and looks excellent. I would definitely use Michael's firm in the future.

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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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