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Hello my name is kerry and I have just started myself up in a small DIY business I offer a reliable and affordable service in a wide range of services, including painting and decorating gardening guttering roofing patio and block paving no job too small

Trades serviced: Brick / Block Paving, Chimney Building / Repair, Door / Window painting, External wall painting, Flat Pack Furniture Assembly

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Reviewed by Amanda on 17/2/2018

Absolutely Brilliant job. Kerry was professional, courteous and efficient. Would definitely use him again.

: plastering : painting and decorating: roof repairs and repointing

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

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Reviewed by Asif on 17/2/2018

You never turned up at time. You said you had an accident but actually you went and got a tattoo done. You can even fill a a few minor blemishes on a wall. You got paint all over the carpet and furniture The list goes on and on. But worst of all you threatened my wife.

Trades serviced: Brick / Block Paving, Carpet Cleaning, Domestic House Cleaning: One off, Domestic House Cleaning: Regular, Door / Window painting

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Reviewed by Bal on 17/2/2018

Great service very happy with the work. Good communication highly recommended

The scope of our works include kitchen & bathroom refits, redecoration and building works.We pride ourselves on being professional, reliable and considerate to the needs of our customers expectations, many of them returning to us for further projects.

Trades serviced: Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation, Complete Bathroom Refurbishment, Complete Kitchen Refurbishment, Fitted kitchens

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Reviewed by Christian on 17/2/2018

Doug & Luke were punctual, worked efficiently and delivered a great result whilst leaving the room tidy. Would certainly recommend Doug.

I'm a plasterer based in Bristol and surrounding areas, also do the odd handyman jobs, I am clean, tidy, reliable and hard working.

Trades serviced: Decorative Cornicing / Plasterwork, Demolition, Domestic House Cleaning: One off, External wall painting, Flat Pack Furniture Assembly

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Reviewed by james on 17/2/2018

professional job well done

Castle roofing quality workmanship at low prices

Trades serviced: Brick / Block Paving, Chimney Building / Repair, Door / Window painting, External Rendering, External Tiling

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Reviewed by Ryan on 17/2/2018

Nice guy. Turned up on time. Quoted the job, offered a great price. However kept delaying the job due to other jobs and weather. After four weeks I lost patience and gave the job to someone else. Came across well but needs to be more organised and not agree to take on jobs if unable to fulfill.

AG Handyman Services provide high quality home maintenance covering a variety of trades.

Trades serviced: Bathroom Repair, Drains - installation / unblocking / cleaning, Flat Pack Furniture Assembly, Garden Clearance, Garden Maintenance

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Reviewed by CATHERINE on 17/2/2018

excellent job done, planning to have Geoff back to do some other jobs that l need doing in the future. kept me updated via text. good price. very clean & professional job. very pleasant. would pass his name & number onto anyone who was looking for a handyman.

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

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Reviewed by Natalie on 17/2/2018

Excellent professional service

I have over 28years experience in the painting and decorating trade. I like to think of myself as a professional, reliable and trustworthy individual , who prides himself on turning out a job to a high standard. Hopefully my customers would agree too.

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

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Reviewed by Angela on 17/2/2018

Neil did a great job - professional, friendly and efficient.

PAINTER AND DECORATOR WITH 30 YEARS EXPERIENCE IN THE TRADE - UK & EUROPE. GENERAL BUILDING MAINTENANCE. ALL ROOFING COVERED - SPECIALISING IN SLATE ROOFS. CITY & GUILDS REGISTERED

Trades serviced: Chimney Building / Repair, Door / Window painting, External wall painting, Flat roof- installation / repair, Guttering and Rainwater Pipe

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Reviewed by Susan on 17/2/2018

Leon was on time and did a excellent job, and will be contacting him again in the near future for other jobs I would like done!

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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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