Alistair L Strachan, Master Painter & Decorator

148 Ferry Road, Monifieth
Dundee
Angus
DD5 4QB

Painter & Decorator

Listed under:  Painters & Decorators / Painting & Decorating
99% recommended   Rating 9.7/10
161 reviews since 2010
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Overall Rating
9.7 /10 Overall Rating 9.7/10
Based on 161 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 
 
" Could not ask for better. "   more
 
" Excellent work Very tidy when working in your home Trustworthy Arrives on time. "   more
 
" Excellent work. Very tidy when working in your home. Trustworthy. Always on time. "   more
 
" Reliable and trustworthy excellent standard of work."   more
 
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Charges: 99%
Before starting work, did the firm explain the charges including labour, materials, callout & VAT (as appropriate)?
 
Timing: 100%
Before starting work, did the firm explain when the work was expected to start and finish?
 
Payment: 99%
Before starting work, did the firm explain how to pay (e.g. cash, cheque, etc.)?
 
Reliable: 100%
During the work, did the firm keep their promises, explaining and agreeing any changes about the work, costs or timing where necessary?
 
Invoice: 100%
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Guarantee: 97%
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Review 12 Apr 2019
Recommended by customer in DD5
 
 
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
 
Internal redecoration of dining room, bathroom ceiling/woodwork, repair lounge wall and apply 2cts of trade white matt finish to all cornicing
7 days lab and materials.
 
Cost: £1500

"Could not ask for better. "
 
 
 
 
Team:
Alistair
 
 
 


Review 21 Feb 2019
Recommended by customer in DD5
 My Age: 50 - 59 
 I'm: Female 
 My level of experience of similar services: Beginner 
 
 
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 and apply 3lts of white matt to all ceiling / cornice, prepare, reline walls x 2. Repaint with 4 lts of white trade durable matt, archway, prepare and apply 2lts of durable matt finish.
 
Cost: £964

"Excellent work.
Very tidy when working in your home.
Trustworthy.
Always on time. "
 
 
 
 
Team:
Alistair Strachan
 
 
 


Review 21 Feb 2019
Recommended by customer in DD5
 
 
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 hallway.
 
Cost: £1390

"Excellent work
Very tidy when working in your home
Trustworthy
Arrives on time. "
 
 
 
 
Team:
Alistair Strachan
 
 
 


Review 3 Jan 2019
Recommended by customer in DD2
 My Age: 70 + 
 I'm: Female 
 My level of experience of similar services: Average 
 I have known this business: Over 10 years 
 
 
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
 
Apply lots of white matt to ceiling and _____, apply lots to the walls, apply lot of primer and lots of glass finish.
 
Cost: £845

"Reliable and trustworthy excellent standard of work."
 
 
 
 
Team:
Alistair
 
 
 


Review 29 Nov 2018
Recommended by customer in DD5
 My Age: 70 + 
 I'm: Female 
 I have known this business: 5 - 10 years 
 
 
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
 
Strip ceiling and walls, cross line, apply textured vinyl, apply 2 cots of white matt to the ceiling. 2 cots of tinted silk to walls, 2 cots of white satin to all windows,
.
 
Cost: £1701

"Alistair made a very good job of my living room and lived up to my expectations!"
 
 
 
 
Team:
Alistair
 
 
 


Review 21 Nov 2018
Recommended by customer in DD5
 My Age: 60 - 69 
 My level of experience of similar services: Beginner 
 I haven't used this business before 
 
 
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
 
Strip, prepare, repaper ceiling / freeze, apply 2 cots of white matt finish, strip. Prepare, repaper walls and apply 2 cots of trade emulsion.
 
 
 
Team:
Alistair
 
 
 


Review 2 Nov 2018
Recommended by customer in DD2
 
 
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 8/10
The team was friendly, helpful, considerate and professional
Value 8/10
The firm's charges are reasonable for the work involved
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Customer Review
 
Strip ceiling, frieze, retape ceiling apply 2 layers 100 grade lining and apply 3Ltr of white matt to ceiling, cornice, frieze, strip, prepare walls. Appy 2 layers of 100 grade lining. Apply 2ltr of tinted durable Matt, prepare all woodwork and apply 2ltr of tinted eggshell finish.
 
Cost: £1985

"They are friendly, tidy, very efficient. Done high quality job. "
 
 
 
 
Team:
Alistair
 
 
 


Review 15 Oct 2018
Recommended by customer in DD5
 My Age: 60 - 69 
 I'm: Female 
 My level of experience of similar services: Below Average 
 I have known this business: 1 - 5 years 
 
 
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
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Customer Review
 
Internal redecoration of master bedroom.
 
Cost: £529

"Speedy job and done to my satisfaction. Tidy worker, reliable."
 
 
 
 
Team:
Alistair
 
 
 


Review 23 Jul 2018
Recommended by customer in DD5
 My Age: 70 + 
 My level of experience of similar services: Experienced 
 I have known this business: 1 - 5 years 
 
 
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 9/10
The firm's charges are reasonable for the work involved
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Customer Review
 
All external work.
 
Cost: £1020

"Perfect workmanship.
Very happy."
 
 
 
 
Team:
Alistair Martin
 
 
 


Review 19 Jul 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 
 
 
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 external work.
 
Cost: £545

"Extremely satisfied. "
 
 
 
 
Team:
Alistain Martin
 
 
 


Review 19 Jul 2018
Recommended by customer in DD5
 My Age: 70 + 
 I'm: Female 
 My level of experience of similar services: Average 
 I have known this business: Under 1 year 
 
 
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 external paint work
 
Cost: £545

"First class job done from start to finish"
 
 
 
 
Team:
Alistair Martin
 
 
 


Review 28 Jun 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 
 
 
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 external paintwork on two storey detached villa.
 
Cost: £3980
 
 
Team:
Alistair Martin
 
 
 


Review 21 Jun 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 
 
 
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
 
Internal decoration of bathroom , pantry, porch and hallway wall.
 
Cost: £909

"Alistair has been decorating my house for seventeen years. He is highly skilled and reliable, and I trust him with my house keys."
 
 
 
 
Team:
Alistair
 
 
 


Review 16 Jun 2018
Recommended by customer in DD5
 My Age: 70 + 
 My level of experience of similar services: Average 
 I haven't used this business before 
 
 
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 8/10
The firm's charges are reasonable for the work involved
Show All
 
 
Customer Review
 
Apply 2 coats of White Matt finish to the ceilings and cornice of lounge and bedroom. 2 coats of tinted durable Matt to walls, 1 coat of Satin varnish to the woodwork.
 
Cost: £895
 
 
Team:
Alistair
 
 
 


Review 22 May 2018
Recommended by customer in DD2
 I have known this business: Over 10 years 
 
 
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 
 
 
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 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
 
 
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 
 
 
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 
 
 
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
Show All
 
 
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 
 
 
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
 
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
 
 
 

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