My tradesman deserves to win your award because he was, and remains, absolutely brilliant in every way. Firstly he was friendly and down to earth when he came to do our quote. He was polite but was happy to engage in some gentle banter too. His quote was the best by some distance and his price included labour and all materials – some of the other quotes we had were quite confusing in all their variations.
When we hired him it was clear he was ready to work right away. He arrived on time every day, stayed late and was always courteous. In two weeks flat he single-handedly powered his way through our house, which contains 5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms, painting every conceivably paintable surface. With some workmen you might worry that a one-man job would be done too quickly, cutting corners or missing bits. With David this most definitely was not the case. He encouraged us to look for any snags each day and always attended to these as he went along so that there was not an unmanageable list of jobs to do at the end. When we did present him with snags, both during and after his 2 weeks with us, he always attended to them without so much as a quibble, buying extra paint when needed and adding nothing to his original charge.
However what stood out most with us was that on one occasion when my 10 year-old son was ill and off school, he was happy to look after him for 30 minutes while I was coming home from work and my girlfriend was heading off to work. I would therefore go so far as to say that David has not just made a brilliant job of our house, but he has become a friend of the family and is already getting work from my neighbours due to my recommendation. We will definitely use him again when the exterior of our property needs doing this coming spring. We are very, very happy indeed. Thanks David!
Homeowner Joel Pergande
ERD Plastering and Decoration