Davey's Decorating Services

16 Dryfe Road
Lockerbie
Dumfries & Galloway
DG11 2AJ

55.1272, -3.3569

Painter & Decorator

Listed under:  Painters & Decorators / Painting & Decorating
100% recommended   Rating 9.8/10
20 reviews since 2015
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Overall Rating
9.8 /10 Overall Rating 9.8/10
Based on 20 reviews since 2015
 
 
 
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 9.9/10 Service Rating 9.9
The team was friendly, helpful, considerate and professional

 
Value 9.7/10 Value Rating 9.7
The firm\'s charges are reasonable for the work involved

 
 
 
Recent Reviews 
 
" Have used Davy a few times as he is fast and helpful. Always lets you know when he will start and finish and always leaves the area clean and tidy."   more
 
" Neat and tidy job. "   more
 
" Work completed to a very high standard!!"   more
 
" Good to deal with.. was available quickly.. and most importantly did a very thorough job.. also did a couple of extra tasks at no cost as he had time at the end of the original tasks. Very tidy .. Hig...."   more
 
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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: 82%
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?
 
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Guarantee: 85%
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Review 18 Oct 2017
Recommended by customer in DG11
 My Age: 40 - 49 
 I'm: Male 
 I have known this business: Under 1 year 
55.1207, -3.3503
 
 
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 walls, woodwork and carvings for painting and wallpaper a bedroom.
 
Cost: £227

"Have used Davy a few times as he is fast and helpful. Always lets you know when he will start and finish and always leaves the area clean and tidy."
 
 
 
 
 
 


Review 22 Sep 2017
Recommended by customer in DG16
54.9944, -3.0606
 
 
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
 
Re decorating.
 

"Neat and tidy job.
"
 
 
 
 
 
 


Review 1 Jun 2017
Recommended by customer in DG11
55.1268, -3.3565
 
 
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
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Customer Review
 
To paint and ground floor flat !!
 

"Work completed to a very high standard!!"
 
 
 
 
 
 


Review 11 Apr 2017
Recommended by customer in DG10
 My Age: 60 - 69 
 I'm: Male 
 My level of experience of similar services: Average 
 I haven't used this business before 
55.3282, -3.4325
 
 
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
Show All
 
 
Customer Review
 
Prepare, spot prime, undercoat and gloss 6 internal windows, including paint and sundries.
 
Cost: £325

"Good to deal with.. was available quickly.. and most importantly did a very thorough job.. also did a couple of extra tasks at no cost as he had time at the end of the original tasks. Very tidy .. Highly recommended."
 
 
 
 
Team:
David Buchanan
 
 
 


Review 13 Mar 2017
Recommended by customer in DG11
 My Age: 40 - 49 
 I'm: Male 
 My level of experience of similar services: Experienced 
 I have known this business: 1 - 5 years 
55.1374, -3.4423
 
 
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
 
Decoration and bedroom including caving, wallpapers painting and woodwork.
 
Cost: £325
 
 
 
 


Review 9 Mar 2017
Recommended by customer in DG11
 My Age: 50 - 59 
 I'm: Male 
 My level of experience of similar services: Experienced 
 I have known this business: Over 10 years 
55.1077, -3.3598
 
 
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
 
Decorative bedroom.
 
Cost: £180

"Great job well done."
 
 
 
 
 
 


Review 20 Jul 2016
Recommended by customer in D42
 My Age: 70 + 
 I'm: Male 
0, 0
 
 
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 7/10
The firm's charges are reasonable for the work involved
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Customer Review
 
 
 
 
 


Review 7 Apr 2016
Recommended by customer in DG11
 My Age: 70 + 
 I'm: Male 
 My level of experience of similar services: Experienced 
 I haven't used this business before 
55.1326, -3.3500
 
 
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
 
Decorating sitting room.
 
Cost: £230

"A first class job."
 
 
 
 
Team:
Davey
 
 
 


Review 29 Feb 2016
Recommended by customer in DG10
 My Age: 50 - 59 
 I'm: Female 
 My level of experience of similar services: Experienced 
 I have known this business: 1 - 5 years 
55.3316, -3.4575
 
 
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
 
Lounge - emulsion ceilings walls. Painted all woodwork. Dining room - emulsion ceiling and walls, painted all woodwork. Kitchen - lined walls emulsioned. Ceiling painted newly plastering ceiling. Printed all woodwork.
 
Cost: £620

"Excellent workmanship - but knew it would be so as have used David before. A very professional decorator, hard working and efficient, producing perfect finish - worth every penny spent. Would highly recommend, delighted."
 
 
 
 
 
 


Review 23 Dec 2015
Recommended by customer in DG10
 My Age: 40 - 49 
 I'm: Female 
 My level of experience of similar services: Experienced 
 I haven't used this business before 
55.3229, -3.4472
 
 
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 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 exterior of house.
 
Cost: £1150

"Having been let down by another painter who had provided a quote but failed to start the work, despite repeated promises I was desperate to find a good, reliable tradesman. I was very happy with Davey’s work and professionalism. I would be happy to recommend him."
 
 
 
 
Team:
Connaghan Davey Buchanan
 
 
 

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