Alistair L Strachan, Master Painter & Decorator

148 Ferry Road, Monifieth
Dundee
Angus
DD5 4QB

56.4766, -2.8399

Painter & Decorator

Listed under:  Painters & Decorators / Painting & Decorating
99% recommended   Rating 9.7/10
147 reviews since 2010
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Overall Rating
9.7 /10 Overall Rating 9.7/10
Based on 147 reviews since 2010
 
 
 
Quality 9.7/10 Quality Rating 9.7
The quality of the work was as expected and agreed

 
Tidy 9.7/10 Tidy Rating 9.7
There was little disruption and the site was left clear and tidy

 
Service 9.8/10 Service Rating 9.8
The team was friendly, helpful, considerate and professional

 
Value 9.5/10 Value Rating 9.5
The firm\'s charges are reasonable for the work involved

 
 
 
Recent Reviews 
 
" A lengthy job (2 weeks) carried out to a high standard. Alistair and Martin were reliable in all aspects of the work."   more
 
" This firm is at the top of its game. This was a large decorating job which started on the due date and finished on time. The price was as per estimate and the quality of the workmanship was second t...."   more
 
" All work was done in a professional manner and we are very happy with the result. There was minimum disruption to our daily lives and work completed on time. "   more
 
" Very happy, perfect job."   more
 
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Charges: 98%
Before starting work, did the firm explain the charges including labour, materials, callout & VAT (as appropriate)?
 
Timing: 100%
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Payment: 98%
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Reliable: 100%
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Guarantee: 96%
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Review 22 May 2018
Recommended by customer in DD2
 I have known this business: Over 10 years  56.4615, -3.0192
 
 
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
 
All internal redecoration of hall, stairwell, upper hall and vestibule.
 
Cost: £3700

"A lengthy job (2 weeks) carried out to a high standard.
Alistair and Martin were reliable in all aspects of the work."
 
 
 
 
Team:
Alistair Strachan
 
 
 


Review 14 May 2018
Recommended by customer in DD8
 My Age: 60 - 69 
 I'm: Male 
 My level of experience of similar services: Experienced 
 I haven't used this business before 
56.6044, -2.7498
 
 
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
 
All exterior painter work, including halling, fascias, soffits ect.
 
Cost: £4000

"This firm is at the top of its game.
This was a large decorating job which started on the due date and finished on time.
The price was as per estimate and the quality of the workmanship was second to none.
The material used were top quality and the work was of a very high standard.
Both Allstair and Martin offered invaluable advice on roofing and window problems which tho' minor did require remedying by others.
They were delighted people to have in site and checked each say to ensure all was OK.
can't say more than that!"
 
 
 
 
 
 


Review 12 Apr 2018
Recommended by customer in DD5
56.4823, -2.8121
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Quality 9/10
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 9/10
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
 
Re tape upper/lower ceilings,
Apply 2 coats of tiwted Matt,
Apply 2 coats of White Matt to the cornicing.
Apply 1 coat of undercoat/gloss finish to doors/surrounds/skirting/ballustrade/stair tread etc.
 
Cost: £950
 
 
Team:
Alistair
 
 
 


Review 9 Apr 2018
Recommended by customer in DD5
 I'm: Male 
 My level of experience of similar services: Beginner 
 I have known this business: Over 10 years 
56.4768, -2.8846
 
 
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
 
All internal redecoration of kitchen, stairwell and upper landing.
 
Cost: £1390

"All work was done in a professional manner and we are very happy with the result.
There was minimum disruption to our daily lives and work completed on time. "
 
 
 
 
Team:
Alistair
 
 
 


Review 20 Mar 2018
Recommended by customer in DD5
 My Age: 70 + 
 I'm: Male 
 My level of experience of similar services: Experienced 
 I have known this business: Over 10 years 
56.4723, -2.9044
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Quality 8/10
The quality of the work was as expected and agreed
Tidy 8/10
There was little disruption and the site was left clear and tidy
Service 9/10
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
 
All internal redecoration of lounge.
Plumbing work.
 
Cost: £1300

"Very happy, perfect job."
 
 
 
 
Team:
Ally
 
 
 


Review 16 Feb 2018
Recommended by customer in DD5
 My Age: 70 + 
 I'm: Female 
 My level of experience of similar services: Experienced 
 I have known this business: Over 10 years 
56.4699, -2.8617
 
 
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
 
Hallway, Ceiling, Walls, Woodwork stump, Re-paper and Re-paint. (Three levels)
 
Cost: £6429

"As usual a first class job by people who take a pride in their work."
 
 
 
 
Team:
Alistair Martin
 
 
 


Review 16 Jan 2018
Recommended by customer in DD5
 My Age: 70 + 
 My level of experience of similar services: Experienced 
 I have known this business: 5 - 10 years 
56.4778, -2.8427
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Quality 8/10
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 9/10
The team was friendly, helpful, considerate and professional
Value 9/10
The firm's charges are reasonable for the work involved
Show All
 
 
Customer Review
 
Prepare and apply 2 coats of white matt to ceiling/cornice, strip crossline radiator wall, hang textured vinyl. Apply 2 coats of tinted trade matt, 2 coats of tinted satin finish to woodwork, coat of woodstain to woodwork.
 
Cost: £975

"Excellent workmanship, and value for money, would recommend."
 
 
 
 
Team:
Alistair
 
 
 


Review 28 Nov 2017
Recommended by customer in DD5
 My Age: 70 + 
 I'm: Male 
 My level of experience of similar services: Above Average 
 I have known this business: 1 - 5 years 
56.4699, -2.8696
 
 
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
 
Prepare, cross-line radiator wall. Apply 3 coats of soft sheen to walls, 1 coat of primer, 2 coats of Satin to all wood work, repair, re tape and apply 3 coats of white matt finish to ceilings throughout.
 
Cost: £2150

"Alistair is a perfectionist who always does a superb job. He is extremely well organised, helpful and always leaves the place immaculate at the end of every day. I have no hesitation in recommending him to anyone. "
 
 
 
 
Team:
Alistair
 
 
 


Review 25 Sep 2017
Recommended by customer in DD5
 My Age: 70 + 
 I'm: Male 
56.4778, -2.8427
 
 
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 9/10
The team was friendly, helpful, considerate and professional
Value 9/10
The firm's charges are reasonable for the work involved
Show All
 
 
Customer Review
 
All external painter work.
 
Cost: £967

"Very harry with all aspects of Alistair's service, first class."
 
 
 
 
Team:
Alistair
 
 
 


Review 5 Jul 2017
Recommended by customer in DD5
 My Age: 70 + 
56.4739, -2.8461
 
 
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 9/10
The team was friendly, helpful, considerate and professional
Value 9/10
The firm's charges are reasonable for the work involved
Show All
 
 
Customer Review
 
All external paintwork.
 
Cost: £2479

"Very happy with everything."
 
 
 
 
Team:
Martin Alistair
 
 
 


Review 21 Jun 2017
Recommended by customer in DD5
 My Age: 70 + 
 I'm: Female 
 My level of experience of similar services: Average 
 I have known this business: 5 - 10 years 
56.4702, -2.8768
 
 
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 9/10
The team was friendly, helpful, considerate and professional
Value 9/10
The firm's charges are reasonable for the work involved
Show All
 
 
Customer Review
 
Prepare and repaint all exterior paintwork to house, garage, summer house and fencing.
 
Cost: £2500

"Very happy."
 
 
 
 
Team:
Martin Alistair
 
 
 


Review 8 May 2017
Recommended by customer in DD5
 My Age: 70 + 
 I'm: Female 
 My level of experience of similar services: Above Average 
 I have known this business: Over 10 years 
56.4778, -2.8427
 
 
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 9/10
The team was friendly, helpful, considerate and professional
Value 9/10
The firm's charges are reasonable for the work involved
Show All
 
 
Customer Review
 
All external paintwork.
 
Cost: £750

"Very happy with a professional job."
 
 
 
 
Team:
Alistair
 
 
 


Review 23 Apr 2017
Recommended by customer in DD3
56.4976, -2.9975
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Quality 9/10
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
 
Prepare, apply 3cts of durable Matt to bathroom ceiling and walls, 2cts of durable Matt to walls of cloakroom, two coats of white satin to 2cts woodwork, apply 2 of white Matt finish to all internal wardrobe and storage cupboards.
 
Cost: £874

"Very good job done."
 
 
 
 
Team:
Alistair
 
 
 


Review 23 Apr 2017
Recommended by customer in DD3
56.4976, -2.9975
 
 
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
 
Apply 2cts of white Matt to ceilings. 2cts of tinted Matt to walls, 2cts of white satin finish to the woodwork of 3 bedrooms.
 
Cost: £950

"Good job done."
 
 
 
 
Team:
Alistair
 
 
 


Review 11 Apr 2017
Recommended by customer in DD3
 My Age: 60 - 69 
 I'm: Female 
 My level of experience of similar services: Below Average 
 I haven't used this business before 
56.4976, -2.9975
 
 
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
 
1) Strip cross line, Hang RD 390. Apply 2 coats of white Matt to ceiling and cornice.2 coats of quick Drying satin to Woodwork of Dining room.
2) Apply 2 coats of white Matt to ceiling and cornice, 2 coat of quick drying satin to woodwork of lounge.
3) Kitchen.
 
Cost: £970

"I am very happy with the work done."
 
 
 
 
Team:
Alistair
 
 
 


Review 27 Feb 2017
Recommended by customer in DD5
56.4840, -2.8190
 
 
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
 
Prepare, emulsion ceilings 3 times, prepare and apply 2 coats of tinted durable Matt to walls of reading room and dining room. Apply 1 coat of satin varnish to wood work.
 
Cost: £584
 
 
Team:
Aiistair
 
 
 


Review 16 Feb 2017
Recommended by customer in DD5
 My Age: 70 + 
 I'm: Female 
 My level of experience of similar services: Above Average 
 I have known this business: Over 10 years 
56.4836, -2.8200
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
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Customer Review
 
Prepare and apply 2 coats of matte finish to ceilings, 2 coats of durable matte finish to the walls and 1 coat of satin varnish / stain to windows throughout.
 
Cost: £895

"Excellent workmanship. Alistair was a pleasure to have in my home. Polite, friendly and hard working. If only we could rely on every workmen life would be so much easier. "
 
 
 
 
Team:
Alistair
 
 
 


Review 6 Feb 2017
Recommended by customer in DD5
 My Age: 60 - 69 
 I'm: Male 
 My level of experience of similar services: Average 
 I have known this business: Over 10 years 
56.4726, -2.8446
 
 
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
 
Prepare, paper, emulsion, prime and apply bed of satin to all woodwork in lower hallway, cloakroom and utility area.
 
Cost: £1409

"High quality work."
 
 
 
 
Team:
Alistair
 
 
 


Review 24 Jan 2017
Recommended by customer in DD5
 My Age: 60 - 69 
 I'm: Female 
 I haven't used this business before 
56.4653, -2.8648
 
 
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
 
Apply 2 coats of emulsion to ceiling / walls of lounge / hallway, prime and apply coats of gloss finish to woodwork throughout.
 
Cost: £800

"The work was completed to a very high standard."
 
 
 
 
Team:
Alistair
 
 
 


Review 5 Dec 2016
Recommended by customer in DD5
 My Age: 70 + 
 I'm: Female 
 My level of experience of similar services: Average 
 I have known this business: Over 10 years 
56.4760, -2.8644
 
 
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
 
Prepare, crossline, hang textures vinyl and apply 2 cts of tinted durable matt to the walls, prime varnished wet and apply 4cts of white isomat satin finish.
 
Cost: £512

"Alistair's work is always of a high standard."
 
 
 
 
Team:
Alistair
 
 
 

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