Paul Ballamy

Shennan Creek, Barnbarroch
Dalbeattie
Dumfries & Galloway
DG5 4QS

54.8946, -3.8116

Painter & Decorator

Listed under:  Handyman / Handyperson, Painters & Decorators / Painting & Decorating
91% recommended   Rating 9.9/10
11 reviews since 2015
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Overall Rating
9.9 /10 Overall Rating 9.9/10
Based on 11 reviews since 2015
 
 
 
Quality 9.9/10 Quality Rating 9.9
The quality of the work was as expected and agreed

 
Tidy 9.9/10 Tidy Rating 9.9
There was little disruption and the site was left clear and tidy

 
Service 10/10 Service Rating 10.0
The team was friendly, helpful, considerate and professional

 
Value 9.8/10 Value Rating 9.8
The firm\'s charges are reasonable for the work involved

 
 
 
Recent Reviews 
 
" Very clean and tidy worker. Covered furniture and floors with very clean dust sheets. Sociable person."   more
 
" Helpful. Obliging."   more
 
" Excellent jobs. Carried out to a very high standard. Friendly and reliable would recommend to anyone and will use again."   more
 
" I had been trying to find someone professional to fit this awkward ladders 10 months. Paul made no fuss, and just got on with it. I am so grateful."   more
 
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Review 7 Dec 2017
Recommended by customer in DG5
 My Age: 60 - 69 
 I'm: Female 
 My level of experience of similar services: Above Average 
 I haven't used this business before 
54.8859, -3.8112
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Quality 10/10
The quality of the work was as expected and agreed
Tidy 10/10
There was little disruption and the site was left clear and tidy
Service 10/10
The team was friendly, helpful, considerate and professional
Value 9/10
The firm's charges are reasonable for the work involved
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Customer Review
 
Re-decorate one room to include all wood work and emulsion to walls.
 

"Very clean and tidy worker. Covered furniture and floors with very clean dust sheets. Sociable person."
 
 
 
 
Team:
Paul
 
 
 


Review 4 Apr 2017
Recommended by customer in DG5
 My Age: 60 - 69 
 I'm: Male 
 My level of experience of similar services: Above Average 
 I have known this business: 5 - 10 years 
54.933508, -3.823091
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Quality 9/10
The quality of the work was as expected and agreed
Tidy 9/10
There was little disruption and the site was left clear and tidy
Service 10/10
The team was friendly, helpful, considerate and professional
Value 9/10
The firm's charges are reasonable for the work involved
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Customer Review
 
Painting interior rooms.
 
Cost: £1100

"Helpful.
Obliging."
 
 
 
 
 
 


Review 9 Oct 2016
Recommended by customer in DG5
 My Age: 50 - 59 
 I'm: Male 
 My level of experience of similar services: Above Average 
 I have known this business: 1 - 5 years 
54.9317, -3.8209
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Quality 10/10
The quality of the work was as expected and agreed
Tidy 10/10
There was little disruption and the site was left clear and tidy
Service 10/10
The team was friendly, helpful, considerate and professional
Value 10/10
The firm's charges are reasonable for the work involved
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Customer Review
 
Prepared and point this shop frontage remove, clean, paint and replace shop sign lighting.
 
Cost: £850

"Excellent jobs. Carried out to a very high standard. Friendly and reliable would recommend to anyone and will use again."
 
 
 
 
 
 


Review 18 Jul 2016
Recommended by customer in DG7
 My Age: 60 - 69 
 My level of experience of similar services: Experienced 
 I haven't used this business before 
54.9819, -3.9883
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Quality 10/10
The quality of the work was as expected and agreed
Tidy 10/10
There was little disruption and the site was left clear and tidy
Service 10/10
The team was friendly, helpful, considerate and professional
Value 10/10
The firm's charges are reasonable for the work involved
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Customer Review
 
Paul fitted a loft ladder into a very difficult loft hatch.
 
Cost: £41

"I had been trying to find someone professional to fit this awkward ladders 10 months. Paul made no fuss, and just got on with it. I am so grateful."
 
 
 
 
 
 


Review 22 Oct 2015
Recommended by customer in DG5
 My Age: 60 - 69 
 I'm: Female 
 My level of experience of similar services: Experienced 
 I have known this business: 1 - 5 years 
54.8663, -3.7958
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Quality 10/10
The quality of the work was as expected and agreed
Tidy 10/10
There was little disruption and the site was left clear and tidy
Service 10/10
The team was friendly, helpful, considerate and professional
Value 10/10
The firm's charges are reasonable for the work involved
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Customer Review
 
Front wall of house. Remedial work following removal of rusted ranting. Making good and and painting exterior while inside. New sliding door and facings, pruned under reached and eggs hall. Finish to initial existing paintwork.
 
Cost: £478

"Mr Ballamy is certainly a conscientious and expert tradesman. His finish on then no detached and care to ensure that the finish is as you want it, is as you want it , is his trademark. I first used him when he was recommended by a very meticulous neighbor. I am so pleased to have someone so able & trustworthy."
 
 
 
 
 
 


Review 27 Sep 2015
No Recommendation by customer in DG7
 My Age: 60 - 69 
 I'm: Male 
 My level of experience of similar services: Below Average 
 I have known this business: Under 1 year 
54.9057, -3.8513
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Quality 10/10
The quality of the work was as expected and agreed
Tidy 10/10
There was little disruption and the site was left clear and tidy
Service 10/10
The team was friendly, helpful, considerate and professional
Value 10/10
The firm's charges are reasonable for the work involved
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Customer Review
 
Paint exterior walls and fascia boards. Using supplied materials.
 
Cost: £825

"It took longer than originally envisaged due to not being familiar with a different product to his normal ones."
 
 
 
 
Team:
Paul
 
 
 


Review 14 May 2015
Recommended by customer in DG5
 My Age: 60 - 69 
 My level of experience of similar services: Experienced 
 I haven't used this business before 
54.8859, -3.8112
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Quality 10/10
The quality of the work was as expected and agreed
Tidy 10/10
There was little disruption and the site was left clear and tidy
Service 10/10
The team was friendly, helpful, considerate and professional
Value 10/10
The firm's charges are reasonable for the work involved
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Customer Review
 
Exterior walls and chimney stack applied 2 coats Dulux Weather shine. Labour 1170, paint and materials 269.
 
Cost: £1439

"Delighted with the results."
 
 
 
 
 
 


Review 1 May 2015
Recommended by customer in DG5
 My Age: 50 - 59 
 I'm: Male 
 I have known this business: 1 - 5 years 
54.8644, -3.7879
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Quality 10/10
The quality of the work was as expected and agreed
Tidy 10/10
There was little disruption and the site was left clear and tidy
Service 10/10
The team was friendly, helpful, considerate and professional
Value 10/10
The firm's charges are reasonable for the work involved
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Customer Review
 
Painting outside of cottage.
 
Cost: £2822

"Prompt. Well priced. Clean and tidy, on time. Careful and attention to detail. Polite and very easy to work with."
 
 
 
 
Team:
Paul Ballamy
 
 
 


Review 26 Mar 2015
Recommended by customer in DG5
 My Age: 60 - 69 
 I'm: Female 
 My level of experience of similar services: Average 
 I have known this business: 1 - 5 years 
54.9355, -3.8296
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Quality 10/10
The quality of the work was as expected and agreed
Tidy 10/10
There was little disruption and the site was left clear and tidy
Service 10/10
The team was friendly, helpful, considerate and professional
Value 10/10
The firm's charges are reasonable for the work involved
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Customer Review
 
Clearing & checking guttering
 

"Excellent service. Completely trouble free before, during & after."
 
 
 
 
Team:
Paul Ballany
 
 
 


Review 23 Mar 2015
Recommended by customer in DG5
 My Age: 40 - 49 
 I'm: Male 
 My level of experience of similar services: Beginner 
 I have known this business: 5 - 10 years 
54.9347, -3.8316
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Quality 10/10
The quality of the work was as expected and agreed
Tidy 10/10
There was little disruption and the site was left clear and tidy
Service 10/10
The team was friendly, helpful, considerate and professional
Value 10/10
The firm's charges are reasonable for the work involved
Show All
 
 
Customer Review
 
Carry out treatment undercoating & finishing changing pine woodwork to white finish. Oil stain 6x oak doors paint woodwork & emulsion utility room
 
Cost: £750

"Pauls workmanship and attention to detail are second to none. The work he has done throughout our house has totally transformed it. He's very meticulous and professional. I would recommend him to anyone, a very happy customer"
 
 
 
 
 
 

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