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DM Construction's core business is comprehensive refurbishment services. We are a dynamically developing company from Southend on Sea. Thanks to the experience gained, we provide the highest quality renovation and construction services. Our professionally selected team of qualified employees guarantees reliable work performance. DM Construction company in the field of modern interior renovations and refurbishments, helps the investor to choose the right renovation technologies. We hope that our proposals will meet with your interest. Bearing in mind the well-being of our clients, we are always ready to help in the field of technical solutions and we are happy to advise you in case of any questions. We invite you to familiarize yourself with our offer and use our services. Refurbishments - Maintenance - General Building

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Reviewed by Mark on 17/1/2020

Very pleased with worked - good job Replaced plasterboard and skimmed

Hi me and my team working very hard always come on right time looking after customers

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Reviewed by Anthony on 25/10/2019

Patryk and his team really stepped up to the mark and completed an excellent job after the decorator who was booked and confirmed (several times) did a no show. With a window of just two days, Patryk repainted my lounge ready for a new carpet to be laid. I accept I paid marginally over the odds, but given the very short notice, I am not too disappointed on the price. I have further decorating work to be commenced in the New Year. Patryk and his guys are the ones that will be doing it. Highly recommended.

HI everyone family run business .Experienced painter and decorator, kitchens fitter .we offer laminate ,solid flooring landlords offices school welcome domestic and commercial

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Reviewed by Abose on 7/11/2019

We were very happy with the outcome.. They were very professional in their approach and they tided up after themselves. They were fair with their pricing and I would use them again. Highly recommend.

Painter and Decorator with many years experience working on Private homes and commercial properties including Offices and Retail. Also skilled at tiling both walls and floors, laying Laminate flooring and building flat pack furniture.

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Reviewed by Gino on 20/11/2019

So glad we decided on Steve Miller from SCM Property Services . He gave a very competitive quote and carried out a great job so when we need more decorating doing his is the number we’re be calling . Reliability top marks Value top marks Quality top marks So if your looking for a professional decorator who will do the job and leaving you happy this is the person you need. Thanks Steve your a top guy Gino & Theresa Sholing Southampton

I am a sole trader with over 10 years experience in painting and decorating. I am a hard worker and take pride in being reliable, trustworthy, and providing work of high quality.

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Reviewed by gary on 14/1/2020

Great job, reliable, reasonable price, very clean worker

A highly competent, enthusiastic and hardworking team with ability to adapt to any environment. We are flexible guys who enjoys of challenges of meeting deadlines and targets. We have excellent communication skills and attention to details. Positive and highly self motivated professionals with proven excellent work skills.

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Reviewed by Anthony on 28/6/2019

Truly excellent honest reliable and helpful service and team. Highly highly recommended

friendly family run business, 20 plus years experience.

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Reviewed by Kristina on 25/9/2019

Great job well done Thanks

Painter and Decorator Located in the South West, i have been painting and decorating now for over 30yrs,specialities include new builds,start to finish and making good on older properties.External work and internal work,no job to big or small.i have painted many public houses,hotels to a high standard.I also have a lot of call backs off customers i have done work for,which is very pleasing.I guarantee my work is to a high standard.I have also now moved into the domestic and commercial cleaning side,again,all work is to a high standard.

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Reviewed by Terry on 27/11/2019

Andy is a first class decorator, his work ethic is exceptional, work carried out to a high standard as was his cleaning up after he finished for the day.I do not have a problem recommending Gary to friends and family or to members of the general public.

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Reviewed by Val on 1/11/2019

Would highly recommend Stephen and his team. Turned up on time every day, worked as a team with a smile on their faces. Helped me out re colour choices, tidied up after themselves every day. Even my teenage son thinks they were ‘sound’! I am recommending them to al my friends.

Make your home as comfortable and attractive as possible and get on with living.There's more to life than decorating.If you looking for help,solutions to make your interior design ideas come alive I'd be happy to support,advise or simply do it for you.

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Reviewed by ROBERT on 8/5/2019

Jimmy and his team were first class, excellent standard of work. Also clean and tidy as the job progressed.

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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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