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D.B.S. Painting & Decorating

Member of Checkatrade for over 3 years
D.B.S. Painting & Decorating Feedback Scores
85 feedback reports
with an average score of 9.9 out of 10.
Works in
Southampton, Otterbourne, Totton, Romsey, Lymington, Highcliffe, Boscombe, Bournemouth and Sandbanks
Contact
name: Mr Digby Brearley-Smith
address:
Southampton, Hampshire, SO16 7ES
telephone: 023 8076 7629   Enlarged for easy dialing:
023 8076 7629
mobile: 07941 998618
email:
Company Profile
Good Customer Service Matters.

I have been decorating for 30+ years in and around Southampton & Bournemouth.  My main work is interior & exterior painting & decorating including wallpapering.  I also do coving and tiling along with other maintenance work, and if needed I can call on a reliable team of other trades.

I have built up a good reputation with my customers over the years based on good prices, passing on material discounts, getting the job done from start to finish as efficiently as possible, giving a professional & competitive result without the use of one coat paints.  I like to keep my customers happy throughout and leave them with a result to suit.

If for any reason you can't get through to me on my mobile which is always on, it may be in an area of bad reception so please leave a voice mail or text message. I check my phone  throughout the day as your calls are important to me.

I look forward to your calls, texts &/or emails.
Thank you for taking your time to read my profile.

Digby

Skills
Main work undertaken
Door Stripping, Exterior Painting, Paint Sprayer, Painter/Decorator, Painting/Decorating, Specialist Paint Effects, Timber Resin Repairs, Timber Restoration, Wallpapering
Also skilled in
Coving, Tiler - All Tiling, Wall Tiling
Accreditations and Memberships
Checkatrade



  • National Diploma in Advance Building Studies

  • CAA NVQ Level 2 in Decorative Finishing and Industrial Painting - Painter

  • CSCS - Skilled Worker
Company Information
Interviewed on: 16 November 2010 Public Liability Insurance: Current - Verified on 11 March 2014
Limited Company: No Insured by: Thistle
VAT Registered: No Coverage amount (£): 2,000,000
References 6 received by Checkatrade

As part of our vetting procedure, these references consist of the first 5 processed feedback submissions which have been spot-checked/verified by Checkatrade.com when D.B.S. Painting & Decorating joined in November 2010.

Very good quality of decorating.
Trader in Romsey, 23 November 2010
Digby has been our families decorator for many years. He has always provided us with an exemplary service and we would not hesitate to recommend his decorating business to others.
Customer in Southampton, 23 November 2010
Standard of workmanship very professional. Good time keeper, clean up after himself and good value for money. Has worked for me on many occasions.
Trader in Romsey, 23 November 2010
Very efficient, reliable work. Used for many years now. Outside woodwork done recently to high standard, also lounge and kitchen completed 2 years ago. Thoroughly recommended. I have been thoroughly pleased with the work undertaken by Mr Brearley-Smith over the past few years including work on my kitchen, bathroom and wooden panels on the outside of my house.
Customer in Lymington, 23 November 2010
Fantastic, fair price, quality work.
Customer in Bournemouth, 23 November 2010
Very polite and helpful - work done to excellent standard.
Customer in Poole, 23 November 2010
Feedback Reports Showing 10 out of 85 (reviews based on work commenced)
Total recommendations: 85, average score 9.9 Last six months: 6 reports, average rating 9.9
Scores:
10Tidiness: 10 out of 10 10Timekeeping: 10 out of 10 10Courtesy: 10 out of 10 10Workmanship: 10 out of 10
10
Combined score: 10 out of 10
1010
Renovation of hall, stairs and landing.
Very high standard work. We are very delighted with the look of the job Digby has done. He repaired the damaged wood skirting and fixed every imperfection on the wall. Also, he kept us updated everyday on the progress of the work. They are always courteous and clean up before they leave. We definitely will be asking him to work for us again. We highly recommend Digby.
Customer in Southampton, 19 March 2014  
D.B.S. Painting & Decorating www.checkatrade.com/DBSPaintingAndDecorating/
Scores:
9Tidiness: 9 out of 10 8Timekeeping: 8 out of 10 10Courtesy: 10 out of 10 10Workmanship: 10 out of 10
9.3
Combined score: 9.3 out of 10
9.310
Decoration of lounge and master bedroom.
Digby is a complete professional. His work is of a very high standard and I would certainly use him again.
Customer in Southampton, 24 February 2014  
D.B.S. Painting & Decorating www.checkatrade.com/DBSPaintingAndDecorating/
Scores:
10Tidiness: 10 out of 10 10Timekeeping: 10 out of 10 10Courtesy: 10 out of 10 10Workmanship: 10 out of 10
10
Combined score: 10 out of 10
1010
Decoration of cloakroom and shower room, including some tiling.
Digby is a meticulous worker and leaves an excellent finish throughout. He is at pains to tidy up the original shabby work so it all looks brand new without costing lots. While he was here we had a problem with damp and he sorted out the source and solved the problem. Digby is a hard worker, cheerful, fully trustworthy and a delight to have in the house. We will be asking him to return again.
Customer in Southampton, 12 December 2013  
D.B.S. Painting & Decorating www.checkatrade.com/DBSPaintingAndDecorating/
Scores:
10Tidiness: 10 out of 10 10Timekeeping: 10 out of 10 10Courtesy: 10 out of 10 10Workmanship: 10 out of 10
10
Combined score: 10 out of 10
1010
Decorated entire house.
Digby was extremely knowledgeable in his approach to decorating our house. He recommended a number of things we needed to complete prior to starting his work. The finish he achieved on the walls, doors, ceilings and skirting are amazing. We are now moving property and will be having Digby to complete all the work there. Thoroughly impressed with his work and highly recommend his services.
Customer in Eastleigh, 1 December 2013  
D.B.S. Painting & Decorating www.checkatrade.com/DBSPaintingAndDecorating/
Scores:
10Tidiness: 10 out of 10 10Timekeeping: 10 out of 10 10Courtesy: 10 out of 10 10Workmanship: 10 out of 10
10
Combined score: 10 out of 10
1010
Redecoration of bathroom following water damage and new shower fitted.
Very good standard of work. Job executed tidily and at a very fair price.
 Repeat Customer in Southampton, 20 November 2013  
D.B.S. Painting & Decorating www.checkatrade.com/DBSPaintingAndDecorating/
Scores:
10Tidiness: 10 out of 10 10Timekeeping: 10 out of 10 10Courtesy: 10 out of 10 10Workmanship: 10 out of 10
10
Combined score: 10 out of 10
1010
Complete re-decorating of dining room including ceiling.
Work was completed to a meticulous standard and once again I was delighted with the outcome.
 Repeat Customer in Winchester, 11 November 2013  
D.B.S. Painting & Decorating www.checkatrade.com/DBSPaintingAndDecorating/
Scores:
10Tidiness: 10 out of 10 10Timekeeping: 10 out of 10 10Courtesy: 10 out of 10 10Workmanship: 10 out of 10
10
Combined score: 10 out of 10
1010
Complete decoration of two bedroom flat.
I have employed Digby twice to redecorate my flat. I recommend you use him he is fantastic conscientious hard working. A tradesman that deserves the accolade of Checkatrade reputation of the year award.
Customer in Bournemouth, 2 September 2013  
D.B.S. Painting & Decorating www.checkatrade.com/DBSPaintingAndDecorating/
Scores:
10Tidiness: 10 out of 10 10Timekeeping: 10 out of 10 10Courtesy: 10 out of 10 10Workmanship: 10 out of 10
10
Combined score: 10 out of 10
1010
Papering and painting a ceiling.
A very neat job. Digby also gave us some really helpful advice beforehand about stripping the old paper.
Customer in Romsey, 18 August 2013  
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Scores:
10Tidiness: 10 out of 10 10Timekeeping: 10 out of 10 10Courtesy: 10 out of 10 10Workmanship: 10 out of 10
10
Combined score: 10 out of 10
1010
Prepare and paint newly-plastered walls and ceiling in bathroom.
Digby didn't just slap paint all over the place; he made it clear that he cared greatly about the finished product, so he took all the steps needed to produce the perfect results that he achieved. However, the price was remarkably competitive. He also gave friendly advice about how to match colours to create a stylish look to the bathroom and surrounding areas, while taking into account our own preferences. The kitchen is next and Digby will be doing it!
 Repeat Customer in Southampton, 30 July 2013  
D.B.S. Painting & Decorating www.checkatrade.com/DBSPaintingAndDecorating/
Scores:
10Tidiness: 10 out of 10 10Timekeeping: 10 out of 10 10Courtesy: 10 out of 10 10Workmanship: 10 out of 10
10
Combined score: 10 out of 10
1010
Main bedroom, emulsion ceiling and walls, regloss woodwork.
Digby would be a valuable addition to your contacts book, whether you want your rooms painted in magnolia or prefer to discuss more adventurous ideas with him. He tackled this job with welcome good humour, despite the awkward nature of some aspects of it and left behind a thoroughly professional job of work.
 Repeat Customer in Southampton, 23 July 2013  
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