Primary trade Painter and decorator
28 ratings
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Fresh Start decorating are a professional decorating company with much experience in all aspects of interior and exterior decorating/carpentry/house maintenance. We are contractors for large letting agencies as well. My experience is vast and I work with my clients on a daily basis with good communication. I work in many large medium and small houses. I am able to work alone and by doing so I am very efficient in all I do. Customers trust me while they go away. ALL WORK IS CARRIED OUT WITH PRIDE.

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A FRESH START rated for Builder in Maidstone


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28 total ratings 0 last 30 days 2 last 6 months 2 last 12 months

16 Dec 2020

Painter and decorator

The work undertaken was as follows: fitting of coving to an open living area incorporating the kitchen/living room and to the hallway and wallpapering to the hallway and open living area. Doug arrived and set to work immediately and worked tirelessly throughout. To watch Doug work was an absolute pleasure, he was thorough and meticulous throughout. It brought back memories of a time where time served tradesmen who really knew their stuff were few and far between. Thank you Doug

, ME20

02 Oct 2020

Painter and decorator

I would thoroughly recommend this hardworking ,focussed decorator

, ME18

13 Jul 2019

Painter and decorator

I’m always slightly apprehensive about hiring unknown traders and I didn’t know Doug before he picked up this job for me but Doug is someone you can trust. The job was paining my 2-bed flat, gloss, ceilings, walls etc. I’d been quoted previously 3-4 days for 2 people but Doug did the job in 2 days alone. Probably link days yes, but he got it done - in time, in budget, high quality. I felt the job was safe in his hands. I’d have no reservation about recommending Doug and asking to do work for me again.

, ME16

12 Jul 2019

Painter and decorator

Very pleased with the work completed by Douglas Clark of A Fresh Start. The job was completed during the time frame agreed. Alhrhough I increased the scope of the job to include stripping the old carpet floor and replacing with new laminate flooring, all was done and completed in the time frame agreed. I will definitely recommend Douglas for painting and flooring.

, ME4

15 Jun 2019

Painter and decorator

I would highly recommend a Fresh Start. A fantastic finish. So pleased with the end result. Will be recommending to family and friends And will be booking in for my next job soon. ??

, ME14

22 Mar 2019

Painter and decorator

Doug was fantastic! His quality of work is second to none and he was so neat and tidy. We are so pleased with the rooms he has done for us and would not hesitate to use him again.

, ME3

29 Jan 2018

Painter and decorator

We hired Doug to paint our bedroom - ceiling, walls, woodwork and fit coving to the ceiling. He did an excellent job. Really took time to prepare surfaces, skimming the ceiling and filling holes before painting. The same with the woodwork - sanded down and filled before painting. He did it all in two days and to a high standard. Would definitely recommend and use again.

, TN9

25 Oct 2017

Painter and decorator

Very happy with the work done and the way it was done. Helpful, considerate, timely and we'll done. Will be looking to use his services again if the need arises. Highly recommended.

, TN12

17 Oct 2017

Painter and decorator

I couldn't rate doug more highly - he was very thorough with superb attention to detail. I'm delighted with the work he did!

, ME2

12 Mar 2017

Painter and decorator

Very nice guy, he did some decorating for me. it was meant to take a couple of days, it took 5, he was so messy he walked dust all through my house, i know to expect dust when sanding down, but a workmen should clear up when they have finished, he left so much mess outside my house also. the worst bit is the wallpaper behind the radiator, he didn't drop the radiator and decorate behind it, so when you stand in my lounge you can see that it is not decorated behind there. I will not be using him again.

, ME14

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Services available

Top trades offered by A FRESH START

Primary trade

Painter and decorator

Internal Painting & Decorating

Wall Murals / Paint Effects

External Wall Painting


Mould / Damp Control

Carpenter / Joiner

Laminate Flooring

Garden Shed / Playhouse

Flat Pack Furniture Assembly

Floor fitters

Laminate Flooring