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Hi my name is Andy,my business name is Aj scott i have be self employed for 11 years and pride myself in good honest work that the customer will recognise

Trades serviced: Door / Window painting, External wall painting, Flat Pack Furniture Assembly, Flat roof- installation / repair, Garden Shed / Playhouse

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Reviewed by Malcolm on 18/2/2018

Excellent tradesman. Nothing too much effort. Highly recommend.

I have been a self employed bathroom fitter for the last 10 years there is nothing I don't know when it comes to bathrooms. I can do anything from a leaking tap to a full bathroom re fit. Can show pictures and give references upon request.

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

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Reviewed by Pankaj on 18/2/2018

Great job .. professional and friendly. Would definitely recommend Paul.

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

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Reviewed by Waqar on 18/2/2018

Fitted an extractor fan in the bathroom with some roof work. All done nicely and very happy with the finished work.

Working in North Wales and surrounding areas The Tree Fellas offer a professional and courteous service at a rate that isn't extortionate.

Trades serviced: Brick / Block Paving, CCTV installation, Crown Reduction, Crown Thinning, Demolition

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Reviewed by ROSE & JOHN on 18/2/2018

A very hard working bunch of lads who arrived on time and worked right through until dark. We were so impressed with their work ethic that we had them replace all the garden fencing on both sides to the front and rear of our property. All rubbish was removed and the site was left clean and tidy.

Hi my name is joe Carlucci I have had over 30 years experience, my key field is carpentry. I am also availed to do fencing, flat pack furniture, decoration, door maintenance fitting and adjustment.

Trades serviced: Complete Kitchen Refurbishment, Decorative Glazing, Door / Window painting, Door Replacement, External wall painting

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Reviewed by Geoff on 18/2/2018

Very satisfactory experience.

Suffolk Decorators is a well established, local painting and decorating business serving the Suffolk and surrounding areas. Providing first class workmanship and customer service is what we are all about, along with catering for all budgets.

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

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Reviewed by eileen on 18/2/2018

Excellent service and a very professional job completed, Paul and Alex arrived on time on the date booked, they worked well together doing a very good Job. They were very neat and tidy, cleaning as they worked. I would have no hesitation in recommending them to friends and family and will use them again.

Friendly Decorator/Handyman with 18-years experience. No job too small â?¢ Decorating - Painting/Wall papering â?¢ Door Fittings â?¢ Laying of laminate floors/wooden floors â?¢ Tiling â?¢ Drop ceilings. Provide competitive rates and friendly advice.

Trades serviced: Bathroom Installation, Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing, Chimney Building / Repair, Complete Bathroom Refurbishment, Door / Window painting

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Reviewed by Paul on 18/2/2018

Job done on time and to a good standard, left everything clean and tidy Paul

Our company has been established in 2012, I've got over 25 years experience in the building sector. We specialized in painting, decorating, tiling, carpet & laminate floor laying, minor plumbing, suspended ceilings, general building maintenance.

Trades serviced: Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation, Bathroom Repair, Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing, Brick & Stone Cleaning

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Reviewed by Neil on 18/2/2018

Excellent job done by a very nice bloke would definitely use again

Painter and decorator. Based in the West Midlands, London and London's surrounding areas. Ready, willing and able.

Trades serviced: Internal Painting & Decorating

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Reviewed by Nina on 18/2/2018

Excellent I would highly recommend .

We are a  family run business and pride ourselves on our exceptional customer service and a friendly approach. Our focus and main objective is to provide our customers with only the very best quality of work and we promise to complete all works to your satisfaction. We work with our customers throughout the project to make sure that the finalised product is what you had imagined.  (You can find us at checktrader)

Trades serviced: Aerial & satellite dish installation, Air Conditioning / Refrigeration, Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation, Bathroom Repair

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Reviewed by Cary on 18/2/2018

Please be advised that after Junior failed to arrive on the said date (he couldn't make it!!) I emailed you to say that the job had been completed by A.N.Other. He did turn up two days later to look at the job and was going to complete it and when I asked him how much it would cost he relied "it doesn't matter".It did to me hence I got somebody else to do the job. Thank you. Cary Barnes

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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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  2. Get quotes

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  3. Check ratings

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  4. Pick a tradesperson

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  5. Job done

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