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Hi! I have 13 years experience of painting and decorating.I provide a high quality work on competitive price.I'll give you a very clean,and professional finishing,and i'll save your time and home.Very important for me:100% CUSTOMER -SATISFACTION

Trades serviced: Door / Window painting, External Tiling, External wall painting, Internal Painting & Decorating, Internal Rendering

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Reviewed by Sally on 26/5/2018

Fantastic job, professional, friendly reliable and great value. It was a pleasure having the guys doing the job. I would not hesitate to recommend Lazlo.

AL is plumbing & electrical company that can deliver technical expertise to the latest building designs. We pride ourselves in completing a variety of projects including affordable and high specification housing, energy centres, hotels, restaurants, community centres and a church. Our work comes with a 5 years warranty and we have an indemnity insurance of up to £5m. ELECTRICAL SERVICE AL company has been providing top quality electrical services to both domestic and commercial customers. We have worked hard to build up our excellent reputation and are now proud to be one of London's leading and most trustworthy electrical company. All of our electricians are City & Guild qualified and have years of experience in the industry. From small electrical installations to full rewiring contracts, our electrician team can carry out the work on time at a competitive price. We pride ourself on not just the quality of our work but also our customer service. Whatever the size of the job, we follow IEE Wiring Regulations (BS 7671). We also offer a personal guarantee for all jobs that we undertake. PLUMBING We are highly experienced in a wide range of plumbing services, many of which are listed below. We offer every day of the year, enabling us to provide a fast, efficient plumbing service whenever you need it. From toilet blockages and sink repairs to full bathroom design and installation, our highly skilled team is able to provide a full range of plumbing services, no matter how big or small the job is. BATHROOMS We have specialist tilers who will work with anything from marble or travertine to handmade tiles – with perfect results every time. We undertake refurbishment, repair and the installation of sanitary facilities, showers and all related bathroom work. We have a dedicated team of highly skilled tradesmen to ensure your bathroom is built to the highest standards. Our services include plumbing and electrical work, tiling and plastering. KITCHENS Installing kitchen of your dreams has never been easier with AL. Whether you prefer the antique look and feel of a traditional kitchen with elegantly carved mouldings or the chic sophistication of marble and chrome finishes, we can deliver the kitchen style of your choice. We have a dedicated team of highly skilled tradesmen to ensure your kitchen is built to the highest standard. Our services include plumbing and electrical work, wall and floor tiling and plastering.

Trades serviced: Access Control / Door Entry, Aerial & satellite dish installation, Air Conditioning / Refrigeration, Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation

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Reviewed by Gary on 26/5/2018

Very professional and great standard of work. We had unforseen problems with the kitchen floor but Leo and his team dealt with it with no fuss. Would definitely recommend them

compleat property maintenance over thirty five years experience in the building trade

Trades serviced: Aerial & satellite dish installation, Bathroom Installation, Bathroom Repair, Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing, Brick & Stone Cleaning

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Reviewed by Lilian on 26/5/2018

Alex did a fantastic job. He was a very kind person and he does his job brilliantly,and very hard worker. I would recommend him again.

We are two fully qualified Carpenters with advanced craft qualifications. We specialise in high quality workmanship in the carpentry and building sectors.

Trades serviced: Access Control / Door Entry, Aerial & satellite dish installation, Air Conditioning / Refrigeration, Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation

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Reviewed by Carasek on 26/5/2018

Jordan repaired doorframes and replaced doors prior to our house going on the market. I was very impressed with both the quality of the work and the cost. Even though the job was tricky due to doorframes not being square etc, Jordan got everything working and looking superb. I’m sure his work added more to the value of the house than he charged me to do it! Highly recommended.

Gyula Horvath is a company with professional workman,with lots of years of experience are here for you tiling painting and decoriting works. Above the perfect experience and the professionalism work done always the best conditions and the best materials are used to work. We are pleased to help you with the ideas as well so that you can get the most out of your homes for you and your blessed family. FOR ALL OF ARE WORKS WE GIVE GUARANTEE.

Trades serviced: Bathroom Repair, Brick / Block Paving, Carpet Cleaning, Chimney Building / Repair, Complete Bathroom Refurbishment

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Reviewed by Rita on 26/5/2018

Excellent work done. Always on time did a quick job. Proffesionals. I am very happy with how it turned out

We are a friendly, hard working & affordable company who specialise in general maintenance, fencing and landscaping, waste removal, end of tenancy property clearances, wooden & laminate flooring and more in all areas of Birmingham & surrounding areas.

Trades serviced: Brick & Stone Cleaning, Brick / Block Paving, Cellar & Basement Conversion, Chimney Building / Repair, Damp Proofing

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Reviewed by Jo on 26/5/2018

guys did a brilliant job of my front garden quick, efficient, and professional. would highly recommend.

I am a small family run business that has been established for 15years all jobs are considered and will be dealt with extreme professionalism

Trades serviced: Brick & Stone Cleaning, Chimney Building / Repair, Conservatory, Decorative Glazing, Demolition

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Reviewed by Mark on 26/5/2018

James was polite, punctual and offered good advice before we committed to the scale of the job. Did not want or ask for a deposit and made sure we were happy before leaving and issuing the bill. Pleasant team of workers and tidied up thoroughly after finishing the work. I would definitely recommend James and his firm for any roofing work that you may require and will certainly use him again in future.

I've Been in the Building trade for over 30 Years. As well as being a very experienced Builder with many Years trading under my belt, I am also a "City & Guilds" awarded Carpenter/Joiner. I also have qualifications in "Damp proofing/Timber treating" Wood.

Trades serviced: Bathroom Installation, Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing, Bespoke furniture, Bespoke kitchens, Brick & Stone Cleaning

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Reviewed by Barry on 26/5/2018

Paul arrived on time.After explaining the situation,he gave me all my options.I decided in the interim on a repair,with a view to having the whole of the guttering and pipe work replaced by Paul within the imminent future.What more can I say!

Whatever you need to do in your house or in the garden, I'm the handyman that can offer you a free quotation and a good quality and fast job. Plus warranty.

Trades serviced: Domestic House Cleaning: One off, Domestic House Cleaning: Regular, Door / Window painting, End of tenancy cleaning, External Tiling

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Reviewed by elaine on 26/5/2018

I am very glad that i hired Sorin he is an excellent worker, the work he done was very good and he was most helpful with advice etc, I would highly recommend him, Thank you Sorin for all your hard work, I would hire Him again

We are very experienced painters we have 10 years experience an we have always had very good feedback on our work we are very cheap an reliable workers an always achieve goals we have been set

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

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Reviewed by Julie on 26/5/2018

Avoid this bloke like the plague! He quoted for my work, came back a second time to take final measurements and we agreed a price. Spoke on the phone Friday evening when he told me he had purchased the materials and would start work on Saturday morning. He didn’t turn up and will not answer my calls or text messages. Very untruthful!

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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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