Trade (e.g. electrician)

Top Finish

Richmond, Surrey


Skills & expertise

  • Painter/Decorator
  • Bedrooms
  • Carpenter
  • Damp Proofer

Company info

18 years + experience 

Free quotations and insurance works undertaken. 

Professional interior/exterior painting and decorating, woodwork repairs, plastering and damp repairs, professional wallpapering. 

My name is James and I set up Top Finish with my dad in 2003. Thank you for taking the time to read my page. We offer free no obligation quotes and will always be honest with you about our prices. 

In our company we like to go the extra mile which makes all the difference, for example, removing and covering light switches and room appendages before painting around them instead of just cutting in and keeping paint off door hinges and handles. We appreciate that these items are not cheap and so we leave them in as good a condition as we found them. We will often poor paint through filter or sieve before applying to a surface to insure the very best finish. We will always leave your home clean and tidy during and at the end of the job. 

We prepare surfaces fully, putting primer on any areas that require repair before the repair is made so it bonds better, instead of using filler immediately. 

With a broad knowledge of products and materials and the understanding of prep work we can finish a job to a high standard and leave knowing it will last.

Other services I can undertake include the following:-

      *  Cement/masonry repairs

      *  Lining paper repairs

      *  spindle and finial post replacement

      *  Radiator painting/spraying     

      *  Front door glazing and painting

      *  Damp Repairs,

      *  Masonry Repairs, 

      *  Sash Window Repair

      *  Fitted wardrobes

      *  Wallpapering

      *  Cornice repair

      *  Facia and Sofit repair/replace 

      *  New guttering and downpipes


  • Domestic Work
  • Commercial Work
  • Free Estimates
  • Insurance Work Undertaken
  • Cards Accepted


Works in

Richmond, London, Surrey, Twickenham, Teddington, Sheen, Kew, St Margrets, Petersham, North Sheen.

Verification status

Fully Verified Trader

Company Type
Sole Trader
Terms & Conditions
Interviewed in 2012
Company Status
Insurance Details

Accreditations and Memberships

City and Guilds
  • National Joint Council Certified Certificate issued to Barry Ellwood who completed an Approved Apprenticeship in the Craft of Joinery.
  • Building Crafts Training School Certificate of Merit awarded to Barry Ellwood who regularly attended the Carpenters & Joiners Class during 1964-1967.
  • City & Guilds Certificate in The Advanced Craft in Carpentry & Joinery awarded to Barry Ellwood 1968.
  • The Incorporated British Institute of Certified Carpenters Certificate awarded to Barry Ellwood who passed the Associate Examination 1968.
  • National Federation of Building Trades Employers - London Region Award of Merit presented to Barry Ellwood - Best Student in Building Subjects 1967-1968.
  • The Incorporated British Institute of Certified Carpenters Certificate awarded to Barry Ellwood who was elected an Associate of the Institure 1968.
  • City & Guilds Level 1 Certificate in Basic Construction Skills - Plastering awarded to James Ellwood 2010.