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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.

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Gas safe registered with over 8 years experience, I am also fully insured up to £2million, Unbeatable prices with highest quality of work on every single job.

Trades serviced: Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation, Complete Bathroom Refurbishment, Bathroom Repair, Loft Conversion, Wooden Decking

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Reviewed by catherine on 22/9/2017

Excellent service. Heating wasn't working and sink plug had jammed so I was freezing cold and the bathroom was unuseable. Nathanial sorted these all out at the price original quoted. I couldn't be happier.

Welcome to insideout.we are a family run company with over 15 years experiance in property maintenance.from garden makeover to painting and decorating/wallpapering to handyman.we have hundreds of happy customers and we would like to add you to the list

Trades serviced: Garden Wall, Pointing / Repointing, Stonework / Stone Cladding, Cellar & Basement Conversion, Conservatory, Garage Conversion

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Reviewed by Philip on 22/9/2017

Very happy with the painting job. Arrived on time and completed the job quickly and to a good standard.

Most types of work undertaken. Bathrooms kitchens plastering decorating. Local electrics e.g light fittings switches ect. Complete bathroom suites supplied and fitted from £499.00.

Trades serviced: Bathroom Installation, Complete Bathroom Refurbishment, Bathroom Repair, Conservatory, Home improvements, Garden office / Studio construction

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Reviewed by Katy on 22/9/2017

Henry was on time and very helpful, although the job wasn't as easy as hoped (from me) he gave it his best and didn't charge me for his time and efforts. A very friendly and helpful guy and would highly recommend

Resolution Roofing and Property Specialists. Speacialising in new roofs , cladding,UPVC fascias, soffits gutters, chimneys, jet washing and coating and much more. Free quotations cscs registered. Specialising in drives patios and tarmac drive's

Trades serviced: Garden Wall, Chimney Building / Repair, Pointing / Repointing, Cellar & Basement Conversion, Home improvements, Loft Conversion

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Reviewed by Brian on 22/9/2017

Derek was very helpful and gave a sensible quote for our job. However we also looked elsewhere, including the contactor who landscaped the garden originally - four years ago, and have asked them to do the work. We are very grateful to Derek for his interest, and coming to look at the job. But cannot give a proper rating since he did not actually do any work for us. There is no N/A option on the feedback report. So this matter is now closed.

Trades serviced: Garden Wall, Chimney Building / Repair, Pointing / Repointing, Wooden Decking, Garden Shed / Playhouse, External wall painting

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Reviewed by Graham on 22/9/2017

The tradesman failed to complete the agreed job,saying that he didn't fully understand what needed to be done for a window that needed external access / scaffolding. Admittedly he reduced the price by £60. My wife paid him. I most definitely would not have until he had completed the agreed work to my satisfaction. Lesson Learnt.

We are a family run business with 25 years experience.We take pride in a vast knowledge of the construction industry from small repairs to total house builds. All our tradesmen are fully Qualified,insured and professional. Covering England & S.Wales.

Trades serviced: Bathroom Repair, Chimney Building / Repair, Pointing / Repointing, Cellar & Basement Conversion, Garage Conversion, House extension

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Reviewed by Margaret on 22/9/2017

An excellent job in the end after a few dates of cancellation.

New to ratedpeople 16th Sep 2017 CCG Joinery and all other trades provided! based in Edinburgh, cover the whole of Edinburgh,lothians and Fife,we have been offering years of high quality workmanship! to customers by completing projects on time and budget.

Trades serviced: Bathroom Installation, Cellar & Basement Conversion, Conservatory, Garage Conversion, Home improvements, Loft Conversion

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Reviewed by ALI on 22/9/2017

Would not hesitate to hire again in fact took his number, Ali

Need a hand? Someone friendly, reliable and cost-effective? We are Able4you !

Trades serviced: Garden Wall, Chimney Building / Repair, Pointing / Repointing, Home improvements, Laminate Flooring, Bespoke furniture

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Reviewed by Rebecca on 22/9/2017

A great job the garden was transformed they all cleared up very well.

Family run business that thrives on customer service with over 25 years of roofing and building experience at your service we no we will make using our service the right choice . No job is too big or small all work guaranteed and we are fully insured .

Trades serviced: Porch / Canopy, Chimney Building / Repair, Flat roof- installation / repair, Guttering and Rainwater Pipe, Leadwork, Slate & Tiled Roof

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Reviewed by Cori on 22/9/2017

Joe seemed pleasant and friendly when he arrived to quote the job. He provided good advise and multiple quotes within my budget and additional work that will need to be completed potentially at a later date. I was pleased with him and we agreed a date and price for the job........but he never turned up. I've tried calling, texting and emailing him with no avail. #disappointing

RGM Roofing is a family run roofing service providing our customers with protection from the elements. For the last 25 years we have dealt with hundreds of satisfied customers with great ratings from them all .

Trades serviced: Garden Wall, Chimney Building / Repair, Pointing / Repointing, Stonework / Stone Cladding, Conservatory, Home improvements

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Reviewed by James on 22/9/2017

Over the moon with the work done by Michael and his colleagues (especially Bomber Brown Jnr). Work conducted was of the highest quality and they didn't leave a mess afterwards. The price was also very reasonable, especially when compared to the other quotes I received. I would definitely recommend and I will be contacting the guys in the future when more work will no doubt arise.

Painters and decorators - what you need to know

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

  1. Create a job - it's free

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

  2. Get quotes

    Up to 3 tradesmen can provide a quote, but on average you'll get 1-2.

  3. Check ratings

    Look at each tradesperson's profile to see their ratings and reviews.

  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.