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We have successfully completed projects on a range of residential buildings, including Listed buildings, Edwardian, Victorian and Georgian properties as well as modern builds. Our reliability, professionalism and expertise are second-to-none.

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

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Reviewed by Talha on 20/2/2018

Andrew was polite, clean, quick and efficient. I would highly recommend him!

Whether you need a small job done or would like to add an extension to your home, we do it all big or small. We Have over 11 years on the market and hundreds of happy customers. We are committed to customer satisfaction and delivering a superior quality of work each and every time.

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

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Reviewed by David on 19/2/2018

Everything was flawless. Teresa is extremely organised and efficient. She will help you every step of the way and will be in constant contact if you have any questions. The work done was better than anything I expected. Valdi is a star and a person who will even 'paint under the drawer' meaning he takes such an incredible amount of pride in his work. We just cannot believe how his work transformed the areas we had done. He is also an all around nice person. Trusthworthy, efficient and perfection.

Handy Andys services range from hard landscaping/groundwork/general home Improvements. I am a local tradesman starting out on my own a year ago with over 14 years experience working for major landscape/and building companies.

Trades serviced: Brick & Stone Cleaning, Brick / Block Paving, Door / Window painting, External wall painting, Floor Tiling

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Reviewed by Jackie on 19/2/2018

Even after rescheduling the visit. Efficient with the work done, from start to finish! Very happy.

Trades serviced: Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation, Bathroom Repair, Bespoke kitchens, Brick / Block Paving

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Reviewed by Patricia on 19/2/2018

Martin came out and quoted a good price very quickly for a plastering job we had. He did a excellent job, was on time, cleaned up, very professional. No problems would recommend Martin.

We are family business doing roofing and building work for over 40years we always on time and look leave our customers happy for repeat business we have long list happy customers and always looking for more

Trades serviced: Brick & Stone Cleaning, Brick / Block Paving, Chimney Building / Repair, Conservatory, External Rendering

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Reviewed by Billy on 19/2/2018

John and his colleague carried out work promptly,without any fuss and to a very high standard,he was also willing to work around my time schedule which i greatly appreciated I would therefore have no hesitation recommending John or indeed securing his expertise in the future.

Hi we are a small team of painters and decorates who can paint your dream house how you want it professional and on time. Our work is including : painting ,plastering,laminated floors,tiles,wall paper.etc

Trades serviced: Door / Window painting, Door Replacement, External Tiling, External wall painting, Floor Tiling

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Reviewed by Shabana on 19/2/2018

Absolutely fantastic team. Can’t fault a thing. Julian and Peter exceeded our expectations continuously. Job was originally to paint a large three storey hallway but to our delight of their finish we ended up including a further three large period Victorian rooms (plastered, painted & wallpapered) included installing our Lincrusta wallpaper & frieze border. They were punctual, tidy and efficient. I Would 100% recommend them to anyone. Well done guys! Look forward to calling you again for more future work.

A Reid garden services fencing hedge cutting tree trimming hard landscaping gravel supplied and lead turfin all types of paving to general tidy up thanks for looking please visit my Facebook page. A garden services for pictures of off jobs we have done

Trades serviced: Brick & Stone Cleaning, Brick / Block Paving, Crown Reduction, Crown Thinning, Door / Window painting

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Reviewed by Lisa on 19/2/2018

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Trades serviced: Bathroom Installation, Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing, Door / Window painting, Flat Pack Furniture Assembly, Floor Tiling

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Reviewed by Fiona on 19/2/2018

Great service. Got the job done. Delighted to have found a reliable plumber. Would and will definitely recommend to family and friends.

We have been in business for 30 years.We are Specialists in all aspects of roofing UPVC fascia,soffits,guttering,down pipes,dry verge, if it’s just a gutter leaking,a lose tile or a full reroof no job is beneath us, we’re here for you and want to build a ongoing and life long relationship with all our customers.10 year guarantee and price beating promise that we will beat any like for like written quote.We strive to improve our services so feed back from our customers is well appreciated.

Trades serviced: Brick / Block Paving, Chimney Building / Repair, Door / Window painting, External wall painting, Flat roof- installation / repair

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Reviewed by Amy on 19/2/2018

Shaun and his son are a family business, reliable, informative and very helpful!! I would definitely recommend them!! Thankyou for your help Shaun!!

Finishing Touch provide a friendly service from supplying to fitting your new flooring. We specify in carpet, vinyl to laminate flooring at an affordable price.

Trades serviced: Carpet fitters, Demolition, Flat Pack Furniture Assembly, Floor Sanding & Finishing, Floor Tiling

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Reviewed by Vaishalee on 19/2/2018

Jamie was extremely professional and fitted my carpet to a very high standard. Would highly recommend him.

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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

  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.