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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.

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Services: Property & Building maintenance, Refurbishment, Joinery, roofing, damp & Ventilation, we do what we say we will when we say we will! Providing excellent quality & service giving our customers value for money

Trades serviced: Bathroom Installation, Complete Bathroom Refurbishment, Bathroom Repair, Chimney Building / Repair, Pointing / Repointing, Garage Conversion

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Reviewed by Adrian on 24/9/2017

Jason was professional in his approach and advice on the options available in responding to a request to restore the property ventilation that had been blocked. This included existing and new vents, and a new kitchen extractor, which now looks superb and works well. Good job done by Jason and his colleague, cleaned up very well afterwards, on time, to quoted price, and without any problems. Thanks.

We offer a wide range of services from landscaping,decorating,building works and more please ask what other services we provide

Trades serviced: Garden Wall, Chimney Building / Repair, Pointing / Repointing, Home improvements, Wooden Decking, Garden Shed / Playhouse

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Reviewed by Bikhram on 24/9/2017

opportunity to resolve is being given and currently in progress

We specialise in home improvements our main aim is to please and keep the custom coming back to us. Find us on Facebook GCP joinery & Building we have all the pictures of our work on there.

Trades serviced: Chimney Building / Repair, Cellar & Basement Conversion, Garage Conversion, House extension, Home improvements, Loft Conversion

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Reviewed by Robert on 24/9/2017

Craig gave an excellent quote and we accepted and he has a very high quality of work and he worked when he said he was to be there and the price was right and he never went over this as there was no need to and he made sure that the house was always secure before he left each night. We would recommend Craig and his work to others that need a job doing as he was able to do our job on short notice and got us out of a tight spot. We would highly recommend him to anyone that wanted a quality decorator.

My names Aaron I'm a extremely approachable guy. I specialise in building and plastering with over five years experience. I take pride in my work. Providing the best possible service. With a finish that is superior. I offer a five year guarantee.

Trades serviced: Pointing / Repointing, Home improvements, Wooden cladding /Fascias/ Soffits, External wall painting, Garden Clearance, Garden Maintenance

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Reviewed by Irene on 24/9/2017

Very pleased. Nice people, very good professional job.

Friendly local roofing and building company who will go the extra mile for your satisfaction

Trades serviced: Garden Wall, Chimney Building / Repair, Pointing / Repointing, Porch / Canopy, Wooden cladding /Fascias/ Soffits, External wall painting

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Reviewed by Kevin on 24/9/2017

Quick response, friendly professional service

BW Maintenance are a friendly, honest and reliable firm with many years experience in all areas of construction. We take great pride in our work, and work closely with our customers to ensure the work is carried out to complete satisfaction.

Trades serviced: Garden Wall, Chimney Building / Repair, Pointing / Repointing, Stonework / Stone Cladding, Conservatory, Garage Conversion

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Reviewed by Edward on 24/9/2017

Ben did an excellent job, everything we asked for, was friendly, on time, and went beyond what we expected. Will definitely use his services again!

Pontypool based company that specialises in all types of Carpentry and Landscaping work

Trades serviced: Garden Wall, Home improvements, Wooden staircases, Log Cabins / Timber Framed Building, Wooden Doors - Internal, Wooden Shutter

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Reviewed by Adrian on 24/9/2017

Jago and Jamie worked hard to complete the install efficiently and to a high standard. I have no hesitation in recommending them. They take great pride in the work they due and communicate well at all stages of the works. My advice is to book them early as they are going to be booked up in no time.

CJ PLUMBING are located in north bristol area, we specialize in plan design and fitting of kitchens and bathrooms including small spaces and facilities for the disabled. with over 20 years exprieance within this trade and working with our customers.

Trades serviced: Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation, Complete Bathroom Refurbishment, Bathroom Repair, Garage Conversion, Porch / Canopy

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Reviewed by David on 24/9/2017

Chris came to our house to repair a leaking pipe which was in a difficult area an made an excellent job neat and tidy.

We are a small independent family run company with many years experience on housing association and council contracts consisting of small repairs and new roofs, specialising in flat roofing and fascia's, soffit's & guttering.

Trades serviced: Drains - installation / unblocking / cleaning, Wooden / Metal gates, Garden Design, Garden Clearance, Stone / Concrete Paving, Garden Shed / Playhouse

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Reviewed by Sandip on 24/9/2017

friendly and completed the job on time

Qualified painter and decorator 10 years experience References available on request.

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

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Reviewed by Natalie on 24/9/2017

Dani was extremely professional. First of all, he immediately took his shoes off outside of the door. Most workmen do not do this. Dani was very fair on prices and time management was brilliant. He worked very well and we are so happy with the results. Such a gentleman. Thank you Dani.

Painters and decorators - what you need to know

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.