OUR PRICES ARE ALWAYS COMPETITIVE
WE WILL GIVE YOU A VERBAL QUOTE ON THE SPOT - NO WAITING - FOLLOWED BY AN EMAIL QUOTATION WITHIN 2-24 HOURS *
We always try to be competitive in our pricing whatever the job, whoever the person, wherever the area.
There are differing factors involved in every quote and we try to gauge exactly what your requirements are and quote accordingly.
For example you may have just moved into your new home and require a full decoration throughout, including repairs, this is cost effective compared with decorating one or two rooms at a time, for a full redecoration you could save 10 - 20% overall.
The best time to get a decorating quote is in NOV DEC JAN FEB mainly because there is no exterior work and prior to xmas people are pre-occupied with the festive season, of course it does need to be started in this period.
We tackle small jobs, as well as large. Some painters and decorators will not quote for small jobs, this is quite understandable as its not economical to visit a customer, find a parking space, discuss the job and email a quote for say a small bathroom possibly taking 2-4 hours to paint.
Some people may get at least two or three quotes, (which for larger jobs is quite right) but working on the basis that only one person will get the job, and it takes an hour (with parking and travelling) for each decorator quoting, you could spend more time quoting than working.
We have the answer in our handyman service, where you can get a professional decorator and handyman at the same time. Our rates compare most favourably with other handyman companies, some who charge nearly double our rates for a painter and decorator and more for a handyman. Hire a painter by the hour *
Its important you describe what you want done exactly to each decorator quoting for the job, make a list and a copy for each decorator.
In older properties there may be far more preparation required to all surfaces, if you want a perfect woodwork finish to a 100 year old door or frame for example this can take time, rubbing down filling cracks and holes is a standard requirement for us, but does it need more than that ?, sometimes yes, sometimes not, you should run through the job with each decorator, try to emphasise exactly what you want and the standard required.
Does your decorator have the experience required to complete the work ? engaging a decorator because he is cheap is not the way to go if your unsure of his credentials, this is especially important on exterior work, you could be paying twice over for an exterior decoration, ( we regularly decorate exteriors which have been badly painted in the past 12-18 months). We have been decorating home exteriors since 1977, we show you each stage of the work from preparation and through each coat. SEE OUR EXTERIOR GUARANTEE.
WHEN DO YOU NEED THE WORK DONE - AND HOW MUCH ?
When contacting a decorator you should first enquire as to his availability, its a pointless exercise asking him to quote if he cannot do the work in your timeframe. Some decorators take on too much work at times and can let you down due to not planning their workload, another common problem we encounter is underpricing, its deja vous to us when a customer rings us and explains that they have been let down by a decorator, this occurs more following the winter months when work can at times be scarce and everybody prices lower, ( this is understandable, we do this, but if and when work increases we stick to a price given and complete the work as quoted and to the original specification given. Some decorators with an order book of lower quotes may ditch some customers for more lucrative jobs that have just come in, or rush through the job with little care and attention to detail because they are upset with themselves having priced too low.
So sometimes getting a cheap quote can be a negative in more than one sense, this is not to say we are expensive, were not, we just quote as we see it and for what you would expect from a professional decorator, in essence its a state of mind and a professional attitude.
QUOTES BY EMAIL ARE WITHIN 2-24 HOURS - WEEKENDS VARY.