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Trades serviced: Chimney Building / Repair, Door / Window painting, External wall painting, Flat roof- installation / repair, Guttering and Rainwater Pipe

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Reviewed by David on 25/2/2018

Paul assessed the job and gave me a good account of what needed to be done. He put me in touch with scaffolders and arranged everything. There were some delays due to the difficulties of access and the weather but the work was completed to a good standard as far as I can tell from ground level.

Joinery work, plastering work, spray painting everything for your house

Trades serviced: Bespoke furniture, Brick / Block Paving, Complete Kitchen Refurbishment, Conservatory, Decorative Glazing

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Reviewed by Robert on 25/2/2018

Mario was punctual, polite and a great tradesman. I’m very pleased with his work and would highly recommend him.

We are a professional decorating company based in Sunderland. I have been trading for over 7 year, 5 as a sole trader and 2 as a ltd company. I have over 18 yrs experience in the trade so you can be assured of a quick, clean professional finish to your project. It is our goal to provide quality workmanship at competitive prices to both the private and commercial sector. PASMA and IPAF qualified for works at height. We are Trading standards approved with Cheked and Vetted.

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

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Reviewed by Steve on 25/2/2018

High quality work, efficient, reliable & good price. Booking more work in already.

We are a fantastic small business where no job is too big or small! From painting & decorating to carpentry... even gardening! check out our facebook page and don't forget to like & share!

Trades serviced: Decorative Cornicing / Plasterwork, Door / Window painting, External Rendering, External wall painting, Floor Tiling

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Reviewed by Danielle on 25/2/2018

Lee and Barry, the two men that came to tidy up my garden were very hard working and polite. Transformed my garden and tidied up after themselves. Will certainly use L and L renovations again in the future. Many thanks.

Here at Precise Property Developments we pride ourselves on the retention of our customers and as such customer satisfaction goes to the very core of our work.

Trades serviced: Access Control / Door Entry, Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation, Bathroom Repair, Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing

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Reviewed by Wes on 25/2/2018

Fitted a new shower including some adjustments to make good the poor way the original was installed. Excellent job and plan to use again in the near future.

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

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Reviewed by david on 25/2/2018

Really good job very polite and professional

MASTERhand A small local business, we have been providing high-quality home improvement and maintenance service for more than 10 years now and have many happy customers.

Trades serviced: Bathroom Installation, Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing, Complete Bathroom Refurbishment, Complete Kitchen Refurbishment, Demolition

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Reviewed by Daniel on 25/2/2018

Marek was excellent from start to finish. Our tiles weren't that great (warping etc) but he still managed to make the end result look better than we hoped. He was very punctual, polite and worked hard, finishing earlier than expected. We will be using him again.

No job too big or to small I have been in the building trade for 30 years I am reliable a clean worker and have a good eye for detail free quotes on request. Good customer feedback is essential.

Trades serviced: Aerial & satellite dish installation, Bathroom Installation, Bathroom Repair, Brick / Block Paving, Carpet fitters

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Reviewed by Steve on 25/2/2018

Friendly and sociable, worked to a good standard. Job quoted 3 days finished in 2.5 days. Half a day could have been spent finishing in minor details to give excellent finish. More than expected plaster splashes to clear up! Gave some handy tips. Overall walls look lot better. Price quoted was stuck to with no extras.

20 yers old like Handyman

Trades serviced: Air Conditioning / Refrigeration, Bathroom Installation, Bathroom Repair, Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing, Carpet fitters

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Reviewed by DESART on 25/2/2018

Told them not to cut the parts that were already there, he didn't listen and destroyed a few wooden parts. Not professional at all.

My name is Zulfi and my main trade is carpentry but also kitchen and bathroom fitting. I'm very flexible and have alot of design experience. Very willing to help from from the start to finish of a project.

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

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Reviewed by George on 25/2/2018

Very prompt and efficient. Thank you

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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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How our service works

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    We'll connect you with the right tradesmen, from over 30 different trades.

  2. Get quotes

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  3. Check ratings

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  4. Pick a tradesperson

    Use our homeowner checklist for extra tips on choosing a tradesperson.

  5. Job done

    Leave a rating for your tradesperson based on quality, reliablity and value.