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Established in 2016 as a new venture to provide a new customer friendly carpentry and joinery experience. We set out our business aims with one thing in mind (COMPLETE CUSTOMER SATISFACTION). We strive to meet all of our customers demands

Trades serviced: Bathroom Installation, Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing, Bespoke furniture, Bespoke kitchens, Cellar & Basement Conversion

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Reviewed by Rhiannon on 16/2/2018

Fantastic job fitting our new doors , Will defiantly be using this company again to do more carpentry work around the house.

We are team of two and we do all aspects of building work to high standard and we have experience of 10 years in trade behind us. Having worked with for some large companies we have decided that our passion is home renovations.

Trades serviced: Carpet fitters, Door / Window painting, External wall painting, Floor Sanding & Finishing, Floor Tiling

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Reviewed by Debbie on 16/2/2018

These guys were amazing. I think they could turn their hands to anything! Work was completed within 3 days including a couple of last minute additions to the original job. The floor looks amazing. The tiles and silicone round the window are perfect and no mess left behind. No hesitation to recommend them - they’re perfectionists for sure. Thank you guys. You will be back!!

Handyman, building, landscaping, painting. Public liability insurance. All major debit and credit cards payments accepted for payment convenience.

Trades serviced: Aerial & satellite dish installation, Burglar Repairs, Decorative Cornicing / Plasterwork, Door / Window painting, External wall painting

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Reviewed by Steve on 16/2/2018

Dan proved to be a very reliable and friendly tradesman who quoted less than I expected. He consulted me at every step where additional work might be needed and was very flexible. More than pleased with end result - already hired him for another job

3rd Generation family Business EST 1962 Fully Insured All Aspects of interior and Exterior Decoration undertaken Private and commercial SMSTS Qualified For further info Please find us on Facebook ,R.D.P Painters and decorators

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

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Reviewed by Martin on 16/2/2018

We have used Rated People for a number of jobs and Russell takes it to another level - very quick to respond, visited our home and discussed our requirements with my wife (which some trades wouldn’t do unless I was there) and got a quote over to us the following day. He has now completed the job which was for a hall, stairs and landing over 3 floors with 14 doors and was very tidy, excellent preparation and painting to a high standard. Highly recommend him just make sure you have enough tea bags??

Friendly, reliable clean and efficient service. Customers satisfaction my number one priority

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

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Reviewed by menna on 16/2/2018

Very pleased with the work John has just completed for us. He communicated well, informing us of his arrangements. He was punctual and very hard working. He took a lot of time with prep work, listened and understood our requests. Work finished to a very high standard. Would recommend him as he does a very professional job. Thank you John.

recently returned to north east ,after working many years in london working on prestigous contracts ,hard working non smoker and very reliable . .over 30 years experience in building industry including fencing patios plastering ect

Trades serviced: Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation, Bathroom Repair, Brick & Stone Cleaning, Brick / Block Paving

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Reviewed by Stuart on 16/2/2018

Micheal the painter is a very nice lad he has painted a few rooms in my House and I’m very ecstatic with his work and would recommend this lad to anyone. Cheers and thank you very much

With more than 10 years experience in many countries like Italy , Spain ,France ,Greece we want to promote our company in England now and provide the best services to a high standard for all our costumers . We always try our best to see our costumers happy to convert their home into a small corner of heaven. Always looking to offer good quality of work and quality materials, always showing up on time and never leave the job before is finished no matter how many issues we discover. Do not hesitate to contact us, working with Samycos is your best choice !

Trades serviced: Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation, Bathroom Repair, Bespoke kitchens, Complete Bathroom Refurbishment

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Reviewed by Dilip on 16/2/2018

Nicky and co. did an excellent job of replacing bath panel, fixing leaking toilet and sink. All work done to high standard and they cleaned up afterwards in professional manner. Would highly recommend.

BW Roofing and Building Specialist Specialising in all types of flat and tiled roof replaced or repaired / All types of bricks walls, paths and patios

Trades serviced: Brick & Stone Cleaning, Brick / Block Paving, Chimney Building / Repair, External wall painting, Flat roof- installation / repair

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Reviewed by John on 16/2/2018

A bit more expensive than the budget I had posted but the job was done quickly and courteously. My wife cleaned up the resultant mess (moss) while the man was working above - I would not recommend this, though.

Welcome to ROOF CARE proud to be rated people's most rated roofing services for South wales, we gained this by the way we take pride In our work and professionalism through out our team, with over 20 years experience in the industry, we are a pround member of the confederation of roofing contractors where our work is covered by a insurance backed warranty plus our guarantee, We take care of every thing from start to finish such as scaffolding,skips,materials etc, ALL you got to do is sit back and admirer the high standard of work we will carry out for you, on completion of works you be issued with all your warrantys and invoice Fully insured Fully health and safety trained (ALL STAFF ARE EMPLOYED NO SUB CONTRACTORS) I over see all jobs my self this helps me keep my ratings high We specialise in: Slating and welsh slating Tiling Dormer tiling Firestone flat roofs (approved) Grp flat roofs (approved) Flat roof balcony Roof lanterns Conservatories roof replacements Corrugated sheeting Chimney removals, repairs & rebuilds Roof Windows fitted Lead work Pvc fascias gutters etc Roof cleaning Gutter cleaning Roof repairs Roof ventilation (ALL OUR WORK IS FULLY GUARANTEED)

Trades serviced: Chimney Building / Repair, Domestic House Cleaning: One off, Domestic House Cleaning: Regular, End of tenancy cleaning, External wall painting

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Reviewed by Lindon on 16/2/2018

At first everything appeared fine, other than It took several calls to get them to remove all the rubbish. I have never received the written fifteen year roof guarantee I was promised. There is a damaged tile on the roof. I have contacted Craig several times, and he has promised to visit to fix. He has failed to do so. I am taking advise from the Trading Standards Office, and will have to contact another roofer to fix my roof. I would recommend staying well away from this company.

The people who take pride in our work!!

Trades serviced: Brick & Stone Cleaning, Brick / Block Paving, Chimney Building / Repair, Crown Reduction, Crown Thinning

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Reviewed by Dan on 16/2/2018

AVOID THIS COMPANY. Frank Sykes is not to be trusted.I had the misfortune of getting this guy to repair a leak in my roof is quote seemed high £500 but it was urgent and he was willing to fix it immediately. He took about an hour to do it. When it started leaking again i got back in touch but no response. I then got a proper contractor round who said what Frank had done (basically clean the flashing and paint a sealant over it) was worth about £50. We were conned.

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Painters and decorators - what you need to know

Painting and decorating sometimes feels like the kind of job most people can tackle themselves, and many people do. If you’ve got the tools, the patience, and attention to detail then it can be very rewarding to give it a whirl.

What a painter and decorator can help with

  • Applying coats of paint (primer and undercoat), to the inside or the exterior of your home.
  • Hanging wallpaper.
  • Adding special finishes like glazes or marbling.
  • They’ll work out how much paint is needed for the size of the walls.
  • Stripping off old wallpaper or layers of paint.
  • Filling holes and cracks and making sure surfaces are level
  • Mixing paint to the right shade, often using computerised colour-matching equipment.
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However, if you go with a professional, there are lots of advantages. First off, you’ll get someone who can do it in record time – so why waste a weekend when you can leave a pro to take care of it while you’re at work.

Painters and decorators will also have a full range of tools to get the job done. It’s not just brushes and paint tins – they’ll have:

  • Plastic and fabric to protect floors.
  • A full range of brushes, rollers and sprays.
  • Wallpaper strippers.
  • Masking tape so their lines are perfect.
  • Large A-frame ladders or scaffolding for high ceilings.

They’re also well versed in calculating exactly how much paint they’ll need to complete the job, so there’s no excess spending on tins, and definitely no last-minute dashes to the shops.

When decorating bathrooms, a pro will know the best materials to use that won’t be too affected by damp or water.

A quality tradesperson will even be able to help you pick colours, or find the perfect match of shade that you’re looking for.

All-in-all you’ll get a slick, professional finish, as well as the creative eye of someone who does it for a living.

Costs for common painting and decorating jobs

Costs will ultimately depend on:

  • The size of the room, wall or ceiling.
  • The condition of the room to start with.
  • Whether old wallpaper needs stripping first.
Some typical jobs Low High
Removing décor £75 £250
Wallpapering £100 £500
removing painting £150 £125
Painting £75 £750

Planning permission for painting and decorating jobs

Planning permission is not generally required for internal decorating. However, if you live in a listed building you should contact your Local Planning Authority.

Insurance for painting and decorating jobs

Most tradespeople should have public liability insurance to cover them against any damage done to your home – always ask about this before you hire someone. 

Questions you should ask a painter and decorator

  • Do they have public liability insurance and what does this cover?
  • How long have they been trading for?
  • Will they give a guarantee/warranty for the work and how long does it last?
  • Will they source all materials and equipment?
  • Can they help with colour schemes and/or matching colours.
  • Do they have examples and references for previous work?

Painting and decorating ideas

Here’s 5 things a painter and decorator can do for you, plus, have a look at how to break decorating rules with wallpaper and paint effects. Lastly, check out how to cheer up you home with a bit of yellow.

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