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Lovely references for this family-run business where they have over 40 years of combined experience. They offer a high standard of decorating and take on jobs of all types and sizes, from house exteriors to bespoke hand-painted kitchens. They have several decorators, each with their own specialist area, so each customer can be sure they will receive an expert finish regardless of the nature of the job. Their priority is to provide each and every customer with the highest-quality service from start to finish and to ensure total customer satisfaction. Ben also covers the RG9 area.

64 Selsdon Avenue, Woodley

John Townsend has been in business for nearly 30 years and now works with his son, so you’re guaranteed the quality and service you’d expect from a long-established, local family business, with direct contact from start to finish. They undertake all aspects of decorating from painting and papering to coving and Artexing. Because they offer an efficient, competitive service, about 60% of their work is via recommendation and repeats. Fully insured. A City & Guilds master tradesman. Use John’s answerphone during the day or speak with him 6–9pm. ‘Professional at all times, prompt and accurate estimate ... we were given helpful advice and the standard of the work was excellent.’

180 Norcot Road, Tilehurst

Over 25 years’ experience, City & Guilds-qualified, Andrew offers a complete domestic and commercial, interior and exterior decorating service, including paper-hanging, ceramic wall and floor tiling, and home maintenance. A first-class, friendly and reliable service. Plenty of excellent references. Top-quality products, free estimates, fully insured.

16 Thornbridge Road, Reading

This business has been established for 30 years. It is a father-and-son team offering a very reliable and professional service. With excellent references, they also provide free quotations and consultations. They do interior or exterior painting and decorating for both private and commercial clients. Wallpapering and specialist finishes are a particular area of expertise. The references we have received all state that they are reliable, trustworthy work to a high standard, are competitively priced, clean and tidy. Contact Graham.

Twyford-based Stephen offers a professional service for all your interior and exterior decorating needs, including painting, papering, plastering, coving, kitchen and bedroom installations, tiling, laminate floors, flat-pack construction and other handyman services including carpentry. They also take on decking, hard landscaping, patios, edging, water features, etc. Competitive rates and many references. All enquiries welcomed and answered. Discount for seniors.

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45 Cypress Road, Woodley

Bryan Whale undertakes all aspects of interior and exterior painting and decorating and will do coving, general property maintenance, domestic and commercial. Most of his work is from recommendation as he guarantees a personal service with consistently high standards. No job too small. Free quotes.

51 Woodfield Way, Theale, Reading

This Dulux Select Decorator is also registered with Trustmark, so the business is regularly inspected by Dulux for quality and fair practice. His standards are government endorsed through Trustmark and all work is guaranteed for two years. All aspects of interior and exterior decoration and refurbishment are covered, from wallpapering to coving and cornice, from plastering to picture and dado rails.

Lunds Farm Road, Woodley

Highly trained, qualified and experienced in internal/external painting and decorating, specialist floor coatings, pre-painting repairs, detailed brushwork (like sash windows), ornate structures, traditional wall coverings, historic building redecoration and specialist treatments. Seven days a week. Fully insured.

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As a City & Guilds qualified painter and decorator with over 30 years’ experience, Reading-based Ricky comes highly recommended. He has experience in all areas of painting and decorating, including coving, Artexing, wallpaper hanging, interior and exterior painting plus much more. With a regular stream of clients, Ricky is professional, reliable, conscientious and his work speaks for itself. All works are carried out to the highest of standards. Both public liability insurance and DBS are held. Free written estimations can be provided on request.

7 Andrews Road, Earley, Reading

Dave is Earley based and offers a professional decorating service at good rates. The references on file at The Directory describe him as being prompt, reliable, friendly and flexible. He prides himself on his conscientious preparation and attention to detail with every job he takes on. Working hours that suit the client, his service also encompasses free quotes and advice. Dave holds full public liability insurance.

3 Copse Mead, Woodley, Reading RG5 4RP

A family business offering a personal service, including a female decorator for women living on their own. They can advise on colour and design helping to unlock your own ideas. ‘Over two years we have had Dec Create paint and decorate the outside and interior of our five-bedroomed house. They are very professional and provide a refreshingly high standard of expertise.’ Dust free sanding system available. They now offer bespoke kitchen cabinet painting. In The Directory for over 18 years. They cover most areas and work to a 30-mile radius.

7 Wendover Way, Tilehurst

DPI Interiors was established in 2007. In that time they have built a good working reputation with home owners and businesses in the Reading area. They offer a professional, friendly and reliable service undertaking all aspects of painting and decorating. All their work is fully guaranteed and insurance work is accepted. Please call Dan or visit their website for more details and pictures of their latest projects.

Ashridgewood Cottage, Forest Road, Wokingham

Marc Burden is a decorator with over 25 years’ experience. He offers a friendly, reliable, individual and professional service. Marc provides a complete domestic and commercial, interior and exterior decorating service, including jointing, dry lining, Artexing, skimming and coving. We have many excellent recommendations regarding his reliability, perfectionism and integrity. Free estimates. Fully insured. ‘Very fair on pricing.’

A family business established for 30+ years. Peter undertakes all kinds of decorating work, interior and exterior, including Artexing and coving. All work guaranteed. Great references. ‘High standard of work.’ Insurance claims welcome.

11 Garston Crescent, Calcot, Reading

This painting and decorating firm has been established for over 10 years, serving Berkshire and the surrounding areas. Providing interior and exterior services for both residential and commercial clients, they undertake all types of assignment. They pride themselves on listening to clients’ requirements to provide expert advice and guidance. No job too big or too small. Full CSCS health and safety registered.

76 Balmore Drive, Caversham

Small family business run by Darren Randall since 1986. All work is through recommendation. Interior and exterior decorating is undertaken together with home improvements and maintenance by well-qualified tradespeople. You can be assured of quality work with that personal touch. The majority of their work is in the Caversham area where they have achieved 10/10 reviews. Full guarantees and public liability insurance. They use a unique dust-free preparation system!

89 Kingsbidge Road, Reading

Vivienne Simmonds (Viv to all her clients) is a female decorator with a Masters Degree in Fine Arts and over 20 years' experience of decorating domestic interiors; also hand-painted kitchens and furniture.  A friendly person, Viv has a passion for her work and you are assured that the finish will be to the highest possible professional standard. Reasonable prices. Great references. Fully insured (£1m).

276 Kingfisher Drive, Woodley

Having been a self-employed painter and decorator for over 20 years, Stuart's work comes mainly from recommendation, and he provided plenty of excellent references to The Directory. All aspects of interior and exterior work are covered to a high standard with special attention given to preparation and top-quality materials. No job is too small. Call for a free estimate; all enquiries welcome.

107 Langley Hill, Tilehurst, Reading

Tom works independently (extra labour arranged for larger work) and covers all areas of painting including woodwork – both sprayed and brush finish to a high standard. He works flexible hours to meet customer needs and is considered to be professional, friendly, punctual and reliable. He works within a 20-mile radius of Tilehurst. CSCS approved. Full quotes and initial visits free. Lovely references.

304 Kidmore Road, Caversham

Terry has over 30 years’ experience in painting and decorating, external and internal, including wallpapering. City & Guilds qualified. ‘The quality of Terry’s work has always been to a high standard.’ ‘Extremely hard-working, flexible and an excellent communicator.’ No job too small. All work is guaranteed and quotations are free. We’ve seen the references – an excellent addition to The Directory.

48 Ravensbourne Drive, North Woodley

The Directory has seen many excellent references for Nick Wright, who’s been in the decorating trade for 25 years. After serving an apprenticeship, he qualified with advanced City & Guilds, and now sets high standards of workmanship using the best-quality materials, offering a conscientious, courteous and reliable service while listening to customers’ wishes. He does maintenance jobs too, with knowledge of quality tradesmen. Insurance work. Free quotes.

102 Cressingham Road, Reading

Trevor Lee has been decorating both interiors and exteriors to a high standard for over 30 years. He offers a professional, reliable service with quality workmanship a priority. Most of Trevor’s work comes from recommendations. He also has good connections with other trades. Free no-obligation quotes. Full public liability insurance. Excellent references.

4 Springwood Close, Burghfield Common, Reading RG7 3DG

Wayne Purser’s decorating skills come highly recommended. He ensures your home is worked on cleanly, courteously and professionally, never losing sight of the fact that your satisfaction is his goal. With over 25 years’ experience, Wayne offers free advice, quotations and colour assistance. Good customer references; full public liability insurance.