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Welcome to Fix4U. My name is Michael I am a skilled tradesman that's been working in home Renovations and repairs for the last 10 years. I come highly recommended from my previous customers and i look forward to helping you improve your home.

Trades serviced: Bathroom Installation, Bathroom Repair, Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing, Brick & Stone Cleaning, Brick / Block Paving

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Reviewed by paul on 15/7/2018

Micheal was very friendly, full of advice and good ideas in relation to home improvements we were contemplating.. Came on time, to agreed price, did work required to high standard and tidied up afterwards. Would recommend him

Hi we a family run business we do all sort of roofing work building work landscaping work propperty maintenance and painting and decorating we are very reliable no job to big or to small

Trades serviced: Brick / Block Paving, Chimney Building / Repair, Crown Reduction, Crown Thinning, Door / Window painting

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Reviewed by Valerie on 15/7/2018

Very friendly very good job recommend

Hello my name is peter I be came a handy man back in the 90s I cover all types of work down to the ground up to the roofing all or work I cover up 10 year guarantee we or tradesmen Love helping our customers

Trades serviced: Bathroom Repair, Brick / Block Paving, Cellar & Basement Conversion, Chimney Building / Repair, Conservatory

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Reviewed by Karen on 15/7/2018

Also this was the ONLY quote I received ... not 3 that check a trader profess to send

DECOR FLOORS AND MORE Domestic, Commercial and Contract work undertaken, From decor to carpets to floors, our services include - Decorating (interior/exterior) Carpet and Floor Fitting Floor preperation Floor Tiling Minor carpentry work (doors/architrive/skirting/ repairs etc) Garden maintenance and repairs

Trades serviced: Carpet fitters, Door / Window painting, External wall painting, Flat Pack Furniture Assembly, Floor Sanding & Finishing

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Reviewed by Dino on 15/7/2018

Obviously I couldn’t give any other rating since you responded to my add and left it.

My Name is Matt, I am a reliable, honest and loyal workman, providing a professional and as keenly priced job as possible. I have been a brick-layer for 10 Years. I am a very clean and tidy bricklayer and I have worked for many big company's doing sub-contract work, having experience in brick and block work, slab-work, ground work, including patios, paths, concreting and re-pointing. I have worked on new builds and older properties. I can also undertake demolition and waste removal. Should you require any painting for internal / external building works I have had many years experience, therefore would be happy to provide additional quotations for this work to be completed.

Trades serviced: Brick / Block Paving, Carpet Cleaning, Chimney Building / Repair, Conservatory, Door / Window painting

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Reviewed by Lyn on 15/7/2018

After posting the job I had a contact within a short time and a visit/quote within 2hrs. Mathew had a gap between jobs and could start the next day. He did a good job at a reasonable price.

D&B Company uses innovation, experience, and teamwork to get the job done. D&B will exceed your expectation in quality, service, and dependability from day one.

Trades serviced: Bathroom Installation, Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing, Brick / Block Paving, Decorative Cornicing / Plasterwork, Demolition

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Reviewed by veronica on 15/7/2018

Disappointed

We pride ourselves on delivering a dedicated service with a top quality finish.

Trades serviced: Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation, Bathroom Repair, Bespoke furniture, Bespoke kitchens

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Reviewed by Irial on 14/7/2018

Very helpful and friendly. Did a great job! ?? I will definitely be using them again! Thanks again!

We are a small family run landscaping/gardening company with a vast amount of experience from building to re-designing your garden to your specification and budget. We can either quote and carry out your requirements on a day rate or hourly rate to suit you. No job is too small, we cover driveways, extensions and all types of gardening

Trades serviced: Brick / Block Paving, Door / Window painting, External wall painting, Flat Pack Furniture Assembly, Garden Clearance

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Reviewed by Barbara on 14/7/2018

I found Doug very professional turned up on time and did a great job, good value for money , I will be using him again

We are dedicated to giving you a Quality, Honest & Reliable Building Service. For a full gallery of pictures and additional references please visit our website and facebook page. Please get a quote via our rjbconstruction1 website!

Trades serviced: Brick / Block Paving, Carpet fitters, Complete Kitchen Refurbishment, External wall painting, Garage Conversion

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Reviewed by Silje on 14/7/2018

Very happy with the work. Showed up on time and kept the budget. Will definetly use again.

Spectra Painting and decorating is run by Dominic Shaves, A painter and decorator based in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire. We provide high standard and high quality painting and decorating services to private and commercial clients in the local area, and around Peterborough. The areas we cover are Cambridgeshire, Northamptonshire, Bedfordshire, Lincolnshire, Norfolk and Suffolk. Dom has 15 years experience in the trade, starting work with his dad at 16 years old who is also a painter and decorator. Dom has gained all his knowledge which was passed down from his father who has 35 years experience in the trade, providing a very high standard of work to get the finish you want. Over the years Dom has picked up other skills which include Tiling and plastering. Wether you need your new bathroom tiled or new kitchen tiled, or need your walls to be skimmed before decorating, Dom has the knowledge to do so. There is no job too big or too small!

Trades serviced: Door / Window painting, External wall painting, Internal Painting & Decorating, Wall murals / Paint effects

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Reviewed by Dave on 14/7/2018

I cant thank Dom enough for replying to my advertisement on this site, I was in the process of moving house and was taken ill and could not get all the work done myself, we met at the house and as promised he was there on time and did all the work I needed, he was so reasonably priced for such short notice I would have no problem in recommending him to anyone. Mr D Funnell Ely

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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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