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Hire a local painter and decorator to enhance and protect surfaces in your home. From door and wall painting to murals and paint effects, find out how you can revamp your space.

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PR Property services height specialist - water drainage system and gutter clearance and repairs -re-point and painting at lower and higher levels -roof inspection and repairs -pest control- bird netting/spikes 24 hour call out !!!!! PR Property services Garden maintenance Grass cutting and edging Hedge and shrub cut and trimming Rubbish uplifting General garden clean ups Planting and unwanted plants / bush removels

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Reviewed by Brian on 22/7/2018

No idea of the quality of work as nobody ever turned up. called a few times and got excuses. they never called back to apologise and arrange another time, poor show.

i founded weathercoat using my background in the trade to provide a cost effective reliable service. with over 30 yrs experience in the building and painting and decorating industries i have extensive product knowledge to help you with your project

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Reviewed by Steve on 22/7/2018

Weathercoat has transformed the outside of our home, very pleased with the finished result. :)

Im a fully qualified City & Guilds certified carpenter. I just moved to England from Australia,although I am South African. Plenty of experience fitting custom joinery as well as 1st & 2nd fix carpentry of any nature. Hard worker,conscious & professional.

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Reviewed by Wendy on 22/7/2018

Bryan was a great guy very thorough no short cuts a fab job would definately recommend and be using again and again! Thanks Bryan

Quality at your doorstep! Able to carry out any works of improvement on your home. Multi-skilled.

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Reviewed by Katie on 22/7/2018

Fantastic work and service. Would highly recommend, and will definitely use again! Thanks Jabir!

We are a family run business with over 20 years experience in roofing and exterior services. We carry out all works from a single tile repair, school roofs and larger developments. We specialise in roofing services which include the following: Flat roofs, tile/slate repairs, lead work, chimney repairs/replacements, guttering clearance, moss removal, Velux windows/roof lights, ventilation/insulation, repointing, facias, soffits and tile hangings. We have completed a number of courses on the various roofing techniques. We aim to leave every customer extremely happy with every part of the process and offer great customer service/communication from start to finish. We offer to take photos of before and after and these can be sent to you with the relevant paperwork if required. Thanks for considering Willerby Roofing & Exteriors Ltd.

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Reviewed by Peter on 21/7/2018

Couldn’t be faulted, highly reliable, always turned up on time, thoroughly professional job. Very pleased.

Taking on all aspects of internal plastering We have over 10 years experience plenty of references and a portfolio of work. Respectful, professional, reliable, clean and tidy we give 110% on every job whether it be a full house or a single wall. And strive to make customer satisfaction our main goal. Have experience on large commercial sites to small domestic jobs. Give us a message or a call and we will aim to complete your works ASAP.

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Reviewed by Paul on 21/7/2018

We had a tight budget, short start date and needed a quick completion. I’m happy to report that Ryan ticked all of the boxes. Communication was good and most importantly, Ryan takes a genuine pride in his work. His concern was in the quality of the job and not finishing as soon as possible. Would highly recommend and would certainly use him again. A great little team; thank you.

Hi, my name is David. If you have any work to do in your home, call or write to me. 100 % satisfaction guaranteed

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Reviewed by Carmen on 21/7/2018

Did not use in end but very polite chap

A property maintenance business

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Reviewed by Colin on 21/7/2018

I posted my job at 10.00 am, Bill phoned me at at 11.00 and came round at 12.00, quote accepted and work started at 12.15. Great job, good worker. Wouldn't hesitate to use again. Recommended? Absolutely!

At SPS we take on a wide variety of property maintenance, from building flat pack furniture to complete redecoration, Plus much more please see My photo gallery. Fast, friendly, professional and affordable service you can trust. Fully insured.

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Reviewed by Philip on 21/7/2018

Would highly recommend this gentlemen, did a great job with my flatpack furniture, friendly and reliable, will definitely use again. Philip Mackness.

GTRenovation has helped create ideal living spaces to accommodate and enhance our customers' lifestyles. Whether it's a new kitchen a master bathroom, a finished basement, or a complete home remodel.

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Reviewed by Ilir on 21/7/2018

Great quality of service, assessed the problem and fixed it without delay. Responsive, and a pleasure to deal with. I would highly recommend.

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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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