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"Cutting Costs Not Corners"

Trades serviced: Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation, Bathroom Repair, Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing, Brick / Block Paving

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Reviewed by Lisa on 20/2/2018

The lads came out to quote. Received quote as advised. Pricing as what I thought. Lads supplied materials. Work excellent and clean workers. Will be using again in the future. Thanks

Welcome to Changes . The home improvement company Chosen by people who want to make their dreams and wishes come true . We can provide a wide range of services to meet your needs

Trades serviced: Bathroom Installation, Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing, Complete Kitchen Refurbishment, Conservatory, Decorative Glazing

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Reviewed by Francesca on 20/2/2018

Friendly helpful attention to detail, Would use again

Experienced, friendly self-employed electrician with public liability. Happy to do any job - big or small! Skills include plastering, painting and decorating, fitting bathrooms and kitchens as well as electrics

Trades serviced: Access Control / Door Entry, Bathroom Installation, Bathroom Repair, Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing, Brick / Block Paving

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Reviewed by Christine on 20/2/2018

The job was completed very quickly and efficiently. The plumber showed me the parts that needed replacing and offered to get the parts and complete the job straight away. He told me the price to complete the job before he commenced it. I will use his service again whenever possible.

I want to be judged by individual performance and I want be rewarded for my efforts based on their my to execute.Thanks

Trades serviced: Bespoke furniture, Bespoke kitchens, Carpet Cleaning, Domestic House Cleaning: One off, Domestic House Cleaning: Regular

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Reviewed by Teni on 20/2/2018

Good work, left all the hanging doors perfectly fixed

Trades serviced: Cellar & Basement Conversion, Commercial pest control, Conservatory, Decorative Cornicing / Plasterwork, Door / Window painting

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Reviewed by Derek on 20/2/2018

My job(s) grew after my original post but Dan took this in his stride. All work was carried out in a professional manner, finished on time and within budget. A skilled tradesman for whom nothing it seemed was too much trouble. I am hoping he will be back again this year for phase 2. Highly recommended.

Small family business that aims to please by going that extra mile to make customers happy for the last 8 years. Any jobs considered,We aim for 100% satisfaction

Trades serviced: Aerial & satellite dish installation, Brick / Block Paving, Chimney Building / Repair, Crown Reduction, Crown Thinning

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Reviewed by Vanessa on 20/2/2018

Fantastic job done by Joe, Nigel and the team last year. I am over the moon with my new, easy to look after garden! I was particularly impressed by the attention to detail and the complete focus on doing what I wanted, not what they thought was best - but with good advice given at the same time. Highly recommended.

From bathroom & kitchen installation to plumbing, plastering & tiling services from City and Guilds qualified tradesmen. Full domestic cleaning services now available

Trades serviced: Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation, Bathroom Repair, Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing, Bespoke kitchens

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Reviewed by mike on 20/2/2018

very very good

here at Harrison joinery and property maintenance we have over 8 years experience we provide and excellent service with the best quality of work at a great price

Trades serviced: Bespoke furniture, Bespoke kitchens, Burglar Repairs, Door / Window painting, Door Opening

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Reviewed by Celia on 20/2/2018

Good communication. Showed up in time and worked fast and well. Door problem completely fixed. Would sure hire him for more jobs.

Will Undertake All Aspects Of Building Maintenence& Repairs.I have Over 15 Years of Experience.I offer an excellent level of service to all my customers and pride myself in being reliable at all times and also clean&tidy workmanship to very high standard.

Trades serviced: Aerial & satellite dish installation, Bathroom Repair, Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing, Bespoke furniture, Bespoke kitchens

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Reviewed by hashim on 20/2/2018

On time, professional, tidy

check out my FB page S. E. C Painting & Decorating . All jobs under taken to a high standard. From the smallest to the biggest jobs. Very clean and tidy as I take pride in all my work. Let's make your house a home

Trades serviced: Door / Window painting, External wall painting, Internal Painting & Decorating, Wall murals / Paint effects

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Reviewed by tanya on 20/2/2018

Completed the work as requested. Did a really nice job. Would definatly use again

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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.