Richard S Swift

Blacknest Bothy
Thornhill
Dumfriesshire
DG3 5DW

Painter & Decorator

Listed under:  Painters & Decorators / Painting & Decorating
100% recommended   Rating Richard S Swift 9.8/100
39 reviews since 2016
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Overall Rating
9.8 /10 Overall Rating 9.8/10
Based on 39 reviews since 2016
 
 
 
Quality 9.8/10 Quality Rating 9.8
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 9.9/10 Service Rating 9.9
The team was friendly, helpful, considerate and professional

 
Value 9.7/10 Value Rating 9.7
The price represents value for money

 
 
 
Recent Reviews 
 
" We were very pleased with Richard’s work. He gave us an approximate start date about 4 months before hand and then contacted us again nearer the time, and best of all he started the work exactly when ...."   more
 
" Richard was a very pleasant person to deal with, being completely honest about the difficulties of planning when outside work can be done due to the weather. We were very pleased with his workmanship...."   more
 
" Very professional and high quality work. Carried out in a timely manner and within agreed timescale. High quality prep,finish and clean down. Very polite and takes extreme care in set up and preparati...."   more
 
" Richard is a pleasure to have in the house, his workmanship is excellent and his attention to detail is first class."   more
 
 
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Review 13 Sep 2022
Recommended by customer in DG3
 My Age: 60 - 69 
 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 price represents value for money
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Customer Review
 
Painting exterior walls and windows of part of large bungalow.
 
Cost: £2000
 

"We were very pleased with Richard’s work. He gave us an approximate start date about 4 months before hand and then contacted us again nearer the time, and best of all he started the work exactly when he said he would, which is rare nowadays.
I wouldn’t hesitate in having Richard again or recommending him to others."
 
 
Team:
Richard Swift
 
 
 


Review 13 Sep 2022
Recommended by customer in DG1
 My Age: 70 + 
 I'm: Male 
 My level of experience of similar services: Experienced 
 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 10/10
The team was friendly, helpful, considerate and professional
Value 9/10
The price represents value for money
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Customer Review
 
The preparation and single gloss coating of all exterior woodwork, including windows, sills, eaves, fascia boards. Painting of a conservatory wall including a fungicide, bonding agent and masonry paint.
 
Cost: £1487
 

"Richard was a very pleasant person to deal with, being completely honest about the difficulties of planning when outside work can be done due to the weather.
We were very pleased with his workmanship and will certainly ask him to do other decorating for us."
 
 
 
 


Review 12 Sep 2022
Recommended by customer in DG3

 I'm: Male 

 
 
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 8/10
The price represents value for money
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Customer Review
 
Repainting bathroom and one kitchen wall,preparation and applying high quality paint.
 
Cost: £100000000
 

"Very professional and high quality work. Carried out in a timely manner and within agreed timescale. High quality prep,finish and clean down. Very polite and takes extreme care in set up and preparation of the work area.

Would highly recommend."
 
 
Team:
Richard Swift.
 
 
 


Review 25 Jul 2022
Recommended by customer in DG3
 My Age: 50 - 59 
 I'm: Female 
 My level of experience of similar services: Experienced 
 I have known this business: 1 - 5 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 price represents value for money
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Customer Review
 
Decorating a new bathroom
 
Cost: £1120

"Richard is a pleasure to have in the house, his workmanship is excellent and his attention to detail is first class."
 
 
 
 
Team:
Richard Swift
 
 
 


Review 19 Jul 2022
Recommended by customer in DG1
 My Age: 70 + 
 I'm: Male 
 My level of experience of similar services: Average 
 I haven't used this business before 
 
 
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 price represents value for money
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Customer Review
 
External gloss painting of woodwork (windows, fascia’s and sills) plus a metal gutter and concrete sills. Also applying fungicide and repainting a render wall.
 
Cost: £1300
 

"Richard was very pleasant and friendly towards us. He was very happy to just get on with the work without bothering us. We were happy enough with him that we’ve asked him to quote for some further work. A very pleasant experience after being let down by another decorator."
 
 
Team:
Richard Swift
 
 
 


Review 24 May 2022
Recommended by customer in DG3
 My Age: 50 - 59 
 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 price represents value for money
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Customer Review
 
Painted interior of large workshop, two exterior walls of house plus three windows. Price included labour, materials and hire of cherry picker.
 
Cost: £1700
 

"We are very happy with the work completed. Richard did an excellent job and communicated well throughout the process. We would definitely use him again."
 
 
Team:
Richard Swift
 
 
 


Review 23 May 2022
Recommended by customer in dg3

 I'm: Male 
 My level of experience of similar services: 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 10/10
The team was friendly, helpful, considerate and professional
Value 8/10
The price represents value for money
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Customer Review
 
painting of exterior of two sides of a 2 storey house
 
Cost: £900
 

"This is the second time Richard has carried out work for ourselves
and as before he did a great job.His prices are reasonable when you
consider the high standard and quality of his work.
I would not hesitate to recommend him.
"
 
 
Team:
Richard Swift
 
 
 


Review 12 Apr 2022
Recommended by customer in DG2
 My Age: 50 - 59 
 I'm: Female 
 My level of experience of similar services: Above Average 
 I have known this business: 1 - 5 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 price represents value for money
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Customer Review
 
Painting, papering two bedrooms
Repainting doors and window surrounds. Painting ceilings included all prep work.
 
Cost: £1775

"The rooms look fantastic with their new paintwork, and redoing door and window surrounds has made everything much brighter. Richard does an excellent job, and is a nice person to have in the house."
 
 
 
 
 
 


Review 4 Apr 2022
Recommended by customer
 My Age: 60 - 69 
 My level of experience of similar services: Experienced 
 I have known this business: 1 - 5 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 price represents value for money
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Customer Review
 
Internal redecoration
 
Cost: £775

"Very happy with high standard of finish, communication good throughout.
Would definitely recommend
"
 
 
 
 
 
 


Review 7 Jul 2021
Recommended by customer in DG3
 My Age: 70 + 
 I'm: Female 
 My level of experience of similar services: Experienced 
 I haven't used this business before 
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Quality 8/10
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 8/10
The team was friendly, helpful, considerate and professional
Value 8/10
The price represents value for money
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Customer Review
 
Painting and decorating work to two adjacent cottages.
 
Cost: £2236

"Excellent work
Pleasant to have around."
 
 
 
 
 
 


Review 5 Jan 2021
Recommended by customer in DG3
 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 price represents value for money
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Customer Review
 
Decoration of a newly installed kitchen. Filling, Preparation and painting of walls and ceilings.
Prepare and gloss skirtings, internal and external doors.
 
Cost: £455

"Richard was friendly and professional from quotation to completion of the work.
Work was completed to an exceptionally high standard and site left clean and tidy.
We would not hesitate to recommend and will be happy to work with him again. "
 
 
 
 
Team:
Richard
 
 
 


Review 18 Dec 2020
Recommended by customer in DG2
 My Age: 50 - 59 
 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 price represents value for money
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Customer Review
 
Painting all walls, ceilings and woodwork in 2 bed flat.
 
Cost: £1114

"Super trusted trader!

Richard is very friendly approachable and communicates well with the work required.

Explained everything on time scales and advised on type of point for property. He was very tidy, punctual going above and beyond. I'm delighted with his work have recommended to friends and booked for my own home."
 
 
 
 
 
 


Review 25 Nov 2020
Recommended by customer in DG3
 My Age: 40 - 49 
 I'm: Female 
 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
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Customer Review
 
Painting/decorating 2 bedrooms bathroom and kitchen.
 

"Richard was professional, friendly, high quality and flexible (COVID-19 safe).

Excellent experience."
 
 
 
 
 
 


Review 19 Nov 2020
Recommended by customer in DG3
 My Age: 50 - 59 
 I'm: Male 
 My level of experience of similar services: Below Average 
 I haven't used this business before 
 
 
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 price represents value for money
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Customer Review
 
Painting kitchen.
 
Cost: £608

"This work was well done."
 
 
 
 
 
 


Review 12 Oct 2020
Recommended by customer in DG3
 
 
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 price represents value for money
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Customer Review
 
Painting walls and floor
 
Cost: £462
 
 
 
 


Review 17 Sep 2020
Recommended by customer in DG3
 My Age: 60 - 69 
 I'm: Female 
 My level of experience of similar services: Above Average 
 I have known this business: 1 - 5 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 price represents value for money
Show All
 
 
Customer Review
 
Exterior paint work.
 
Cost: £585

"Excellent quality of work completed."
 
 
 
 
 
 


Review 24 Aug 2020
Recommended by customer in DG2
 My Age: 50 - 59 
 My level of experience of similar services: Experienced 
 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 price represents value for money
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Customer Review
 
Painting outside of house gutters and down pipes.

Pressure wash house apply antifungal agent.
 

"Excellent all round will definitely recommend punctual, clean and tidy.

Value for money friendly approachable and helpful."
 
 
 
 
 
 


Review 28 Feb 2020
Recommended by customer in DG1
 My Age: 70 + 
 I'm: Female 
 My level of experience of similar services: Average 
 I have known this business: 1 - 5 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 price represents value for money
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Customer Review
 

"Would use again and recommend to friends and family"
 
 
 
 
 
 


Review 3 Feb 2020
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 
 
 
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 price represents value for money
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Customer Review
 
Painting of kitchen, small hallway and toilet.
 
Cost: £750

"Very professional, clean job. Very considerate the noise. No materials left out at the end of the day. Everything was tidied away."
 
 
 
 
Team:
Tracy Graham Rowan
 
 
 


Review 22 Jul 2019
Recommended by customer in DG3
 My Age: 50 - 59 
 I'm: Female 
 My level of experience of similar services: Above Average 
 I haven't used this business before 
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Quality 10/10
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 price represents value for money
Show All
 
 
Customer Review
 
Internal re-decoration - wall paper hanging gloss work emulsion walls entire property.
 

"Courteous, thorough and punctual. Cleaned up as work carried out, left place tidy and clean. "
 
 
 
 
 
 

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