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Elite roofing are highly trained and professional, ready to face any new project handed to them. We will perform all the previously mentioned roofing work with expert precision, confidence, the up most professionalism and the highest levels of health and safety.

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Reviewed by Pete on 24/1/2022

Great service.

We believe superb installation is key to finishing your kitchen & Renovation to the highest standard possible We cover following areas: - Sheffield - Rotherham - Doncaster - Chesterfield - and more . ? Full House Renovation ? Small extension ? Garage Conversion ?Kitchen & Bathroom Renovation ? Garden work ? and much more.. Kitchen Dry fitting: Kitchen “dry fit” refers to a stage in kitchen installation where the kitchen is installed to a certain level of readiness for the complete installation. This might include worktop or backsplash and even installation of appliances but does not include plumbing, wiring, gas or other services connection and relevant certification. Our Team have full project capability and will be happy to quote for any electrical work, plumbing, gas, tiling or plastering you may need. Kitchen furniture installation usually takes around 3-6 days, during this time our team will be on hand should you have any questions. Completed Kitchen Installation & full house renovation Complete is a fully comprehensive service that we offer to our customers. The service includes any preliminary preparation for the installation of the kitchen, provision of services according to design such as plumbing, electrical wiring, gas, and wastewater services. Installation of appliances and certification. We can also take care of any preconditions that might stand on the way of your kitchen installation, such as making good of walls, provision of a reinforced structure where necessary( hanging wall units, suspended units such as extractor hoods, etc.) ceilings and floors. References available.   Please get in touch for a great reliable and professional service

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Reviewed by tony on 6/4/2022

Great job turned up when the said they would. Did a very clean and professional job, would recommend to anyone .

Frank decorating company based in Kent,I cover Kent and surrounding areas. I am skilled Decorator and I've been doing this job for over 10 years. As a business owner I stand for excellence and professionalism. I specialize in painting and decorating interior and exterior decoration.

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Reviewed by kathryn on 11/6/2022

A wonderful job. Frank was very accommodating and got all the paint and was very helpful when I had to change the date last minute. Walls look great now, all blemishes gone. I could not be more pleased. So quick too.

With over 30 years’ experience in the construction industry, we know how to deliver work that looks good and lasts. We work on properties of all shapes and sizes, commercial and domestic, turning your dreams into a reality.

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Reviewed by Sohail on 15/12/2021

What an amazing guy!, another 2 weeks and he would have become a member of our family!. You can set your clock with George, he was at our door an 8am on the dot every morning. He gave us so many different ideas which really helped us. His workmanship i, totally flawless. We know what quality looks like now. George is a loyal, honest and hardworking individual who will always be our first choice when getting work done.

ELANTI CONSTRUCTIONS LTD

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Reviewed by Sue on 4/12/2021

I had a new en-suite built, team did an amazing job, superb work, very reliable from quote to finishing and leaving the area clean, great attention to detail would highly recommend.

We are a new company but with more than 10 years experience, working in construction companies. We can do painting and decoration, tiling, wood and metal work.

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Reviewed by Elise on 13/1/2022

Oscar did a really good job of painting and was able to work in difficult circumstances with other building work going on. Would highly recommend.

Experienced and trained painter and decorator and joinery over twenty five years experience internal and external work private and business clients I pride myself on doing a good job which results in future work from recommended and repeat business.

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Reviewed by Mary on 18/2/2020

Faz did a really good make-over job on our storage cupboard. We are really pleased. You couldn't wish to meet a nicer guy. He is very conscientious and helpful.

We are a time served, Decorating company, specialising in Interior, wallpaper hanging, wood and floor stripping, renovation and commercial works even shopfitting.

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Reviewed by Fiona on 10/12/2021

Excellent job done and would recommend him to anyone. Turned up on time, very tidy person. Went above and beyond what’s was asked to do..

I am new to this website my intention is to use the leads to expand and generate work in new areas, previously I have relied on word of mouth to do this customer satisfaction is key, this ethos will continue. J.J Smith Plastering Ltd has been established for 10 years, prior to this, it was a family run business started by my father over 40 years ago. Between us we have a wealth of knowledge and experience in the trade. I attended college for 4 years achieving a NVQ Level 3 in solid plastering and a NVQ Level 2 in fibrous plastering. I have been fortunate to work with many time served tradesman and larger dry lining/plastering companies over the years gaining valuable on site experience on a variety of jobs from large commercial projects to small domestic works using a variety of materials and methods. We can carry out domestic, commercial, shop fitting or insurance work covering new builds, extensions, repairs or restoration using a variety of materials, from lime render through to modern coloured renders, externally, or traditional 2 coat plaster or dry lining, internally.  

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Reviewed by Diane on 13/12/2021

Jim gave us a quote and was really patient as we had a few delays. He fitted us in quickly and has done an excellent job. We had a block built extension and it is now rendered. They worked quickly and when finished they tidied everything up. The render looks amazing and is flawless. High quality work and a good price. Would highly recommend

Over 30 years experience in all aspects of painting & decorating and I have a 5 star rating on rated people

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Reviewed by emmet on 29/5/2022

Fast response. Arrived on time. Honest and clear advice. Fair price agreed. Job done within a couple of hours. Very impressed,will use again if needed. Enjoyed the chat too.

We are a decorating company that prides itself on providing our customers with a superior service and quality finish to all work undertaken. We are fully insured and all our staff have professional qualifications in painting and decorating.

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Reviewed by Rodger on 20/6/2022

Steve responded with a very quick quote. Started- and finished the external window/door re stain - today . An invasion of 4 keen and active painters ( in perfect weather) completed the job . Minimum disruption , job done well . Thanks Steve and team.

We are a family run company, we have a reputation for excellence and attention to detail, not only in the quality of work we do, but also in the high standard of customer service we provide. You only have to read our ratings on rated people to know that we are competitively priced. But we don't cut any corners - quality and value are what we offer. We liaise with you every step of the way, are knowledgeable and willing to give advice, before, during and after your work. You will always find us willing to help and answer any questions you have.

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Reviewed by David on 2/1/2021

Maurice was helpful and polite at all times. He arrived at the agreed times and always kept us informed throughout the project. After completing this small project to our satisfaction we re-engaged him on a larger project to completely refurbish the main roof of our property which he did in a timely and professional manner with plenty of before and after photos. Highly recommended.

We offer 24/7 solutions to all your property maintenance needs, whether it’s a small task such as assembling a desk or a seemingly daunting full house refurbishment. It is our extensive experience within the industry, combined with passion, innovation and dedication that makes our clients choose us for all maintenance or building services required. Our professional staff will guide you from your first encounter with us all the way to billing and subsequent repairs and we guarantee that you will look nowhere else for assistance!

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Reviewed by Tom on 19/5/2022

The team did a brilliant job plastering our new room. They did it on time and to budget. Definitely recommend

spacewise Construction jobs we do extension loft conversion basements plumbing electrician plastering painting and decorating tiling carpentry

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Reviewed by Oliver on 9/11/2018

Alex is a hard worker and a consummate professional. He did a terrific job in our bathroom in a timely rate and at a very competitive price. He was also very accommodating to our needs - whatever we asked, he kindly granted! Very honest, very open... He clearly takes great pride in his work and will never let his client down. 10/10

I am very serious worker and many years to be. Big team to make any thing to do Free quote for the all my costumer

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Reviewed by Clare on 12/5/2022

I was so impressed by Sorin & his team. From first meeting Sorin gave me confidence that he’d do a good job & he certainly didn’t disappoint. The team worked super hard, were very friendly, polite & respectful. They really made sure everything was done well, nothing was too much trouble & the end result is beyond my expectations. Thank you very much to all the team!

Performing various household tasks installing,Doors and appliance. Painting ,tiling international and exterior, carpentry jobs, repair. Furniture assembly

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Reviewed by Joanne on 4/4/2022

Amazing work completed, very professional and would highly recommend

Small family business. Very friendly and reliable. Keeping customers informed all way. Trading for over 25 years. All work guaranteed from completion. No job to big or too small. Liability insurance. Free quotations.

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Reviewed by Paula-Larisa on 22/6/2022

Rude person. I contacted him by phone, but he didn't even listen to what I had to say, that was job-related, and hung up the phone. Very unprofessional.

Hi I'm painter and carpenter since 2003. Working in USA, Europe and now in London. I'm also B&Q approved kitchen installer.My company provide high standard of work and flexible approach to customers. There is no jobs to big or to small for me.

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Reviewed by Marcin on 4/6/2022

Fantastic workmanship and great service!

Painting and decorating services offered with making good plastering undertaken , if needed . Spray painting also available.

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Reviewed by TONY on 24/6/2022

Great service, on time, proffesional finish would recommend to anyone. Friendly and does daily walk through regarding progress and time frame.

At Shropshire garden and property services offers a wide range of ground work. that some of u don't av the time for such as- all types of tree trimming shaping lopping and removal of weeds destroyed. Also Slabbing, gravelling, fencing planting, mowing, seeding and turfing with real or artificial grass, this choice is yours! all types of low maintained gardens made.on all frontages of ur home.making ur garden a pleasure to see wen ur at home.we am to please for customers now job to big or small we ar ready to go to work at all times sow for them jobs that u ant got the time to do we can help u All waste is removed and no mess left behind, overgrown gardens brought back to life! I also offer power washing on all outside paving and slabbs blockpaving an Guttering cleaned or replaced, also painting: sheds/fences/Fascia boards At Shropshire gardening and property services we aim to make your dream garden come alive, with 25+ years experience you hopefully won’t be disappointed with the outcome :)fz

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Reviewed by Jak on 7/5/2022

Great job from Lee and team! They laid a slabbed extension to my patio as well as a new slabbed garden path and shed base. They matched the slabs as close to the originals as possible and worked within my budget. The overall quality has been excellent and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend their services to others and would certainly use them again for any future garden related work.

At O.B.Build we want to make your home look amazing inside or outside.We take pride in our work and can handle any job or task.We are clean tidy, polite and always deliver a quality finish.

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Reviewed by Lucy on 2/5/2022

General builders,kitchens,bathrooms,plumbing,extensions,roofing etc

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Reviewed by Colin on 21/5/2021

Dougie and his team came to our house to completely renovate a bathroom and a downstairs toilet (that wasn't even in use as a toilet at the time). He gave a fair quote for labour and materials. His team worked really hard (without rushing the job). We always felt in safe hands with this team and any extra bits and pieces of work that came up as the job proceeded were charged fairly once agreed upon. They were respectful and tidy. The standard of work was really good. We love our new bathroom and toilet.

Razas Direct Ltd. is a small friendly company providing home and office renovation and garden landscaping services ideal for homeowners, business executives and investors. With our services you will be able to change entire look of your home or a garden.

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Reviewed by Cathie on 13/9/2020

Hello all, had Denis to finish my kitchen which was in a sorry state after bodge job by another builder. Denis carried out all work without issue or intimidation. Pleasant and professional throughout. Denis will offer his advice and opinion, however, he has no qualms about listening to you, which can be a problem these days with builders, who enter your home and proceed to tell you what you want. Denis, I would hire without hesitation.

Onyx stonework and restoration have teamed up with BSW construction and are willing to help in any way needed, there is no job too small, if you need any guidance we are happy to help, free quotes and we will not leave a job till the customer is happy, phone is always on. thank you and kind regards Ben

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Reviewed by roger on 10/6/2022

Very professional work. Relatively small bit of work but still very professional. Worked quickly and their ability to tint and match their repairs was way better than anyone else.

General builders. Garage conversions Loft conversions Roofing Joinery Carpentry

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Reviewed by andrew on 10/7/2020

Well...what a job !! I cant fault Jim and his team for anything. Our toilet and shower building for our yurts at Looe Yurts is fantastic. The job was not without challenges - Covid-19, social distancing, lockdown and lack of supplies. However none of this phased Jim and his team. Its always tough trusting builders...cant think why, but these guys were ace. Polite, diligent and tidy and most importantly ON TIME & ON BUDGET. Even did a couple of extra bits too. No hesitation to recommend.

We are a trust worthy roofing and home maintenance company specialising in the south London and Surrey areas with 15 yrs of experience in the roofing and building trades and I always do my up most best to achieve customer satisfaction with good work at competitive affordable prices

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Reviewed by James on 9/9/2021

Worked quickly and efficiently and were clear about the extra work requirements as they went along the job.

TG MAINTENANCE is a specialist trade company with over 20 yrs of experience . specialised in all aspect of the property maintenance private and commercial .

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Reviewed by Rebekah on 13/7/2021

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Hello , I am Michael . Fully qualified time served plasterer of 10+ years, customer satisfaction a top priority. Work is always carried out to a high standard with a friendly service, many trade and domestic work references, competitive quotes provided

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Reviewed by Lilian on 25/11/2021

Gets on with his work very pleased with the finish

Thank you for considering PG Home improvements. We are a caring, concentious and skilled company that undertakes all home improvements... from small repairs 2 larger extensions and conversions. On every job we do as we say. We strive for repeat business

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Reviewed by James on 22/4/2022

Couldn’t be more pleased with Paul and his company! We are thrilled with the finished work which has exceeded our expectations! Having been given a fixed price at the start, he has honoured the commitment with no hidden extras. Paul has always communicated well during the build. All the tradesmen on site have been a pleasure to work with. The quality of the work has been excellent. Nothing is ever too much trouble.

BD DRYLINING&FIT OUT

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Reviewed by Lorraine on 18/6/2022

creation, devotion, promptness

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Reviewed by William on 3/6/2022

Very pleasant gentleman. Finished the job within 3 hours. Gave me some useful tips for the upkeep of my garden. Thank you Emil.

Hi, my names Barry, Here at Office Home Shops, we’re a family run business and skilled in every aspect of the decorating trade. Over the years I have decorated just about every domestic and commercial type of property you can think of. I take a great pride in my work with the amount of time devoted to proper and adequate preparation work, the use of good quality materials and paints and a high standard of work second to none. We use the latest equipment so that I can give you a 99.9% dust free decorating service due to the sanding equipment and extractor unit. So if your looking for a truly reliable and profession company with years of experience that take a pride in there work look no further Offices and shops decorated weekends and nights if required. Fully insured, no job to big or to small and free estimates

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Reviewed by Abigail on 19/10/2021

Booked to lay tiles in utility room but didn’t show up and hasn’t been in contact. Unreliable.

WE PROVIDE THE PERFECT SOLUTIONS FOR ALL YOUR PLUMBING, HEATING AND PROPERTY NEEDS Our excellent customer service is key to building a relationship between us and our clients. We treat every individual needs as our own, ensuring the best possible solution

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Reviewed by Ketan on 21/7/2019

Had a really tricky issue with my underfloor heating that various tradesman couldn't resolve. Delroy from Secta took a methodical approach, diagnosed it and then fixed it. He also helped me upgrade both my underfloor and central heating system, Highly recommend

We are competitively priced and we can handle everything from basic installations to complete renovations.No job is too small or too large and we look forward to taking on new and innovative designs.

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Reviewed by Lizzie on 12/4/2022

Lee and Alan were fantastic. This was a tough job that had some challenges. Very professional and trustworthy.

Experienced multi tradesman specialising in plumbing, I also carry out the following: •Bathroom/kitchen installation •Emergency work (gas water electric installation) •Handyman in big or small jobs including painting and decorating •Lighting works •All aspect of plumbing Portfolio and customer feedback from completed work can be shown. Free quotations. Covid guidelines followed with strict enforcement.

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Reviewed by Gary on 27/4/2022

Reliable, pragmatic, honest. Highly recommended.

CHRIS NWL CONSTRUCTION LTD is an professional refurbishment and construction contractor with many years of experience in construction industry. We are building company specializing in solutions for your Painting, Decorating, External Solid Home Insulations, House Refurbishments and Extensions. Providing free quotations with guaranteed customer satisfaction.

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Reviewed by Paul on 8/4/2022

Chose these guys for my house extension. Chris and his workforce are very organised with good planning skills and they’ve been making sure our needs have been met all along the way. Really recommend for any kind of building work.

Established in the Caribbean 20 years ago, Frank Construction Services relocated to Brighton, UK in 2009. We offer a complete range of building services for domestic and commercial projects and pride ourselves in quality workmanship. Fully Insured.

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Reviewed by Wilma on 12/3/2022

The work was not up to standard. While he was really helpful at first and tried to fix it, he has now left the floor with silicon on the tiles and badly sealed. Very disappointed.

We are fully compliant with BS7671 & are guided by IET regulations to ensure we deliver the most accurate & up-to-date information possible. We follow all electrical safety regulations. Outstanding knowledge of commercial & residential installations.

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Reviewed by Gene on 10/6/2022

Felix and Farooq did a fantastic job installing lights and testing/rewiring my bathroom. Highly recommended.

JDS Service's home maintenance: painter and decorator, handyman with over 10 years experience in construction.Small things make a big difference!

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Reviewed by Mo on 24/5/2022

Efficient and friendly service

Quick,clean proffesional service from quotation to invoice.Always reliable,always competitive.

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Reviewed by Peter on 1/10/2020

We needed a bathroom ceiling repaired and plastered quickly. Ian was very prompt in quoting vert competitively and we engaged him. He worked very well, very tidy (lots of protective coverings on the floor etc). Did the bond coat, and returned next day to skim - it looks really great. Well done, and would certainly recommend him. Real value for money.

We are a very responsible and accurate people with high standard of work. Attention on details and happy costumer is our priority. Painting, tiling, floor,dry laying, plasterbord,tape jointing, plastering is our service for you.

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Reviewed by Jill on 31/5/2022

Absolutely brilliant, he turned up on time, worked solidly and to a high standard.

Our company was established in UK 9 years ago,Before that we have worked in Portugal,France.We are experienced in refurbishment work,all carpenter work,bathroom fitting,all kinds of external insulation and rendering finishes.We are all certificated.Our work is supported with references. We will do our best to satisfy everyone with the quality of the work we can offer.

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Reviewed by David on 20/6/2022

How refreshing!! Slavi did exactly what he said he would do, from expressing an interest to leaving the site clean and tidy. Would highly recommend Slavi and his team for a rendering project.

Could your roof or guttering need repairing or tlc? Want a professional company you can trust? Call northwest pearl coatings and roofing maintenance today for advice or quotations. We specialise all painting and roofing damp Proofing and plastering and joinery work.

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Reviewed by Julie on 8/6/2022

Well all I can say is what an amazing finish, they even went the extra mile I’m so pleased with the end result, I wouldn’t hesitate to use them again .

Home maintenance,flooring and skirting, Wood , concrete , metal Fencing ! wood / composite deking Paving, we are open and able to do any kind of work both outside and inside

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Reviewed by Paul on 2/4/2022

Samual did a great professional job for me replacing some fence posts and rehanging a gate. Everything was done to a good standard and the price was fair for the work carried out. I would recommend him

I have more than 20 years of experience in construction industry. Now we are a proper company with experienced team and full insurance. We are traders on : - painting and decorating - glazing -flooring any kind - decking - tiling - handymen - basic plumbing -basic electrical - extensions - refurbishment -etc....

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Reviewed by Katherine on 25/6/2022

Rony's job was great ! I felt I could trust his opinion on the best way to do a job - he talks it through with total honesty. I also appreciate the care and respect he showed our house throughout. 4 stars rather than 5 is mainly because a bit of unclear communication about dates and details ( to be fair, we are a bit tricky in terms time availability to work)

16 years in trade, a lot experience in decorating business apply texture and all sorts of finishing you wish Apply stains,varnish Exterior AND interior painting Painting UPVC windows doors Commercial/Domestic /warehouses /spraying roof all metal work shopping centres Professional spray painter

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Reviewed by Jason on 25/5/2022

Great job. Went above and beyond. Very pleased with the standard of work and communication. Genuinely cares about providing an excellent service

Our mission is to provide professional services and we are dedicated to the customer's satisfaction.

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Reviewed by Ekbahadur on 5/4/2022

Hi, my name is Kieran I run a small decorating company based in Holloway North London. We usually work on residential interiors throughout North and Central London but are happy to look at all different types of projects when they come along. I've been working in the trade for over 30 years so have built up a lot of exprerience within that time including. different types of applications, paints, wallcoverings etc. If you need any advice or guide on which products work the best please give me a call, I'll be happy to help.

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Reviewed by sana on 12/10/2021

Kieran was super fast, really efficient and just generally a joy to work with. He's prob one of the most meticulous and organised workers I've seen. He (and his colleagues) worked quietly as we were working from home, understood what needed to be done quickly and finished pretty much the whole flat in 3 days and some change. He's transformed the look of the house completely and I will definitely be hiring him again.

My name is Carl James, I’m a fully insured Painter and decorator who has over 16 years experience. I cover all aspects of painting and decorating, including external work and commercial properties. I offer free, no obligation quotes and affordable prices. Covering South Wales and South West England.

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Reviewed by Andrew on 15/4/2022

Excellent job. Professional. Punctual. I recommend.

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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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freshen up a flat before new tenant, paint front and back external paint ceiling in bathroom and kitchen hang a new front door

Power washing house. 2 coats...

Power washing house. 2 coats of paint on exterior & window ledges painted please. Recent photos of house can be provided. Thank you.

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