Blackdown & Batten Ltd

  • Knock through wall reception/dining

    Max willoughby building completed my job as described and to a great standard.
    I would hire again was a pleasure. Max works hard and is great what he does 👍

  • Plastering-kitchen

    Excellent speedy service and job done to a high quality.

  • Refurbish Utility Room & Repair Roof

    Max is friendly and reliable. More than happy with the work. Will hire again.

  • Plastering Required

    Max and Harry were fantastic from start to finish

  • Plastering of walls in kitchen

    Max was amazing - really friendly, came to quote quickly and was able to start the job 2 days later which was brilliant for us. The job is really clean and even though it was a bit of a tricky job he and team negotiated the obstacles well and completed the job to the standard I wanted and for a very reasonable cost. I am definitely going to use Max for work in the future (it is a project house so might have a few more walls and ceilings to plaster yet!). Would recommend to anyone.

  • Repairs to utility room


  • Render 1 gable end of cotage

    What a super job on my Gable End, extremely high standard of finish by tradesmen who did exactly what they said they would do, in a timely manner.
    They always turned up on site at the time they said, they worked the whole time they were on site and they were extremely tidy, cleaning up each night before leaving site.
    I hope I do not have to but I would certainly use Max and his crew again. Good Job.

  • Replace lime render

    Max is always helpful and does a good job. Easy to communicate with too.

  • Plstering of ceiling

    Very good job. Very efficient and very tidy. Will use again in future if needed.

  • Office Refit

    Good job at reasonable cost. We wanted our stables insulated and plastered with new lighting to form an office. Max did a good job and we are very pleased with the result.

  • Repair front cottage wall in Cullompton

    Max completed the job as requested, on time, no fuss.

    Would recommend to anyone in the Wellington area.

    Nice guy.

  • Plastering and Brickwork

    Max will very attentive in what we required and showed a great passion in the trade. Max and Harry take great care in the house and provided a great service. I would highly recommend for any aspects of plastering.

  • Boarding and skimming a doorway on one side only

    Max came out, boarded as skimmed our hallway. Clearly very capable and knowledgeable and not only did a great job of the plastering, but gave us very helpful and informative information and advice about ALL other aspects of our home renovation. A fountain of knowledge. Highly recommended.

  • Flattening artex on 1 ceiling

  • Plastering 4 walls and ceiling

    Best plastering work we have ever had done. The walls were so smooth they felt like the lad been polished! Max is also multi skilled so it’s been a bonus that he could fix all the skirtings etc after the plastering was completed. We would not consider using anyone else in the future. Max is Reliable, trustworthy, talented with a lovely genuine personality - and a pleasure to have working for us.

  • DPC injection and replastering one wall.

    Highly recommended. Max was friendly and polite, and clearly took a pride in his work. Very pleased with the result.

  • Plastering

  • New ceiling

  • Plastering bedroom and bathoom skim

    Great job!
    Did a great job and will be using again on my next project

  • Paint window frame

    The builder did a good job in a friendly manner at a convenient time.

  • replaster Whole kitchen

    An amazing guy excellent result very polite.had to bulk out some of my kitchen walls . But what a result we have already talked with max for 2 other rooms to be done , never looking for any one else , all my carpets was covered he removed his shoes at my door and put the back on outside my gate , a true gentleman 110%

  • Bathroom celling

    Excellent service.. I am a tradesman now using max and his team.. top quality plastering .. clean and tidy ... will be using g I the future for all my projects .. thankyou max ! Highly recommended

  • Landing Ceiling

    Max was really quick to respond, gave me a call to chat through the job. Was available to fit us in when we needed which was great. Arrived on time and completed the job to perfection.

  • Walls and ceilings to be skim plastered

    Max was very efficient and professional. Max and his team are certainly skilled tradesmen. Beautiful finish . We are due to use him again in six weeks to plaster other rooms.

  • Damp patches and poor plasterwork in terraced house.

    Plastering and other works completed competently and in agreed time at a reasonable price. Very pleasant to deal with.

  • Kitchen ceiling beeds taking down and replacing

    Great dealing with Max. Quotes were sorted out quickly and the job - taking down and putting up a new ceiling for my kitchen - was carried out when it was booked in for. Very smooth process.

  • Plastering my hallway and ceiling and dining room

    Had a quote off a few different plasterers Harry and Max came around and knew what they were talking about! Very professional and friendly.

    Every day they were on time and did a amazing job, even some extra bits I needed doing! Left the place clean and tidy with a superb finish! even had a beer with them when the job was done! Will be using again and recommend to anyone

  • Skim ceiling and two walls in kitchen.

    Great coms. Fast, professional service at a very good price. Would recommend.

  • Plastering 2 walls and 1 ceiling

    Max made a great impression from the start, very personable and knowledgeable. Arrived on time, finished on time and did a great job with minimal mess, very happy with the finished results and would definitely use again.

  • My house needs rerendering

    Max and his team are excellent workers he rendered the outside of our old cottage in Lime and made an wonderful job of it, he is very knowledgeable and helpful. I was happy to leave him with a key to work the weekend as we were away and came back to a very clean front of house. I would use Max again with no hesitation, the other people I had in to quote were not interested in using lime render and werent happy about doing the job because we have no back entrance and just a very small space at the back, but Max dealt with any obstacles and did a very good job for a reasonable price.

  • skim Ceiling- all ceilings in a 3 bedroomed house

    Max was very helpful. He came the day before he started the job to check that we had cleared enough furniture etc and offered to help us move items. The plastering itself was of a good quality and the house was left clean and tidy. We would thoroughly recommend Max. Carl and Paula

  • Kitchen ceiling skim

    Couldn't have wished for better. Max was quick in coming to provide us with a very favourable quote, booked a date, (today), arrived at the agreed time and has done a super job. Not only that, but he cleaned up after him and left the kitchen spotless. Would not hesitate in recommending him and will definitely be using him when we get to the next room on the list. Thanks again Max, a great job

  • Replacing ceiling

    Pretty good job done thank you. Price was right, debris removed efficiently.

  • Exterior render on new extension

    I would have no hesitation in recommending Max and his workforce to anybody. They did an excellent job of rendering our house, and they were a real pleasure.

  • Rendering 10ft x 8ft shed

    very satisfied, job on time and on budget, no complaints at all ,in fact i was so impressed with his workmanship that i have priced another job for later in the year

  • Ceiling plastered 3m x 6m

    Max was brilliant, Great price Great job all done in a day. A very professional
    plasterer. I will certainly use him again.

  • Re-skim three bedroom ceilings

    Max was brilliant. He was quick to come back to me and arranged to come out and give me a quote. Spoke about the reasons why my ceilings had cracked and what we needed to do stop them cracking again. Max then spent three days skimming my ceilings and they look amazing! So smooth! I will definitely use Max again!!

  • Plaster over artexed living room ceiling

    Max, visited to assess what we wanted, explained how he would do the job and provided a detailed quote. He was able to offer to do the job within 2 weeks, over a weekend.
    Max, assisted by Tina, prepared the room to reduce the effect of the inevitable mess. He was then thorough in preparing the surfaces, and applying the layers. Finally he worked hard to achieve a high quality finish to all surfaces.
    On completion of the plastering they made a good attempt at clearing up, cut short by our need to go out.
    We will definitely ask Max to quote for similar work in the future.

  • Removal of large fireplace and re plastering

    Max gave me helpful, detailed explanations of what work is needed and costed it all out for me. He is interested in how he will co-ordinate work with other trades for my convenience. I am happy with his price.

  • Replastering of a section of ceiling after a leak

    Max replaced our hall ceiling after a leak, installing new plaster boards and plastering over them. We are very pleased with his work, and he was a nice fellow to have around. He is very knowledgeable, obviously loves his work and takes pride in doing a good job. I would have no hesitation in using him again.

  • Plastering of wall, chimney breast and ceiling

    Great job - good price, good communication and showed up right on time both days. Made sure everything was protected and was even kind about my DIY efforts! Thoroughly nice bloke too, would use again without question.

  • Plastering end wall

    Max arrived as promised and after looking at the work involved offered to do the job straight away even though it was his day off which was absolutely fantastic of him. The work was carried out to an extremely high standard with minimal mess and fuss.

    I would highly recommend Max...

  • Render & plaster 1 internal wall and reveals

    Sometimes you have to take a chance and hire a tradesman on here that does not yet have any feedback. Well Max happens to be one of the good guys so my trust was rewarded. From initial communications, letting me know the day before the agreed start date that everything was still ok, right up to the completion of a top quality job finished on schedule I cannot fault him. It's a pleasure to recommending him and leaving him his well deserved 1st feedback.