EGD Renovations

EGD Renovations is run by Steve Slade & Iona Manley. The business was founded in 1996, is based in Newquay & operates throughout Cornwall. EGD are committed to delivering a dependable, helpful service, and a quality finish. Estimates are fully itemised, clearly listing all labour tasks & materials.


  • 1.Restoration & Refurbishment
  • 2.Painting & Decorating
  • 3.Fascias, Soffits & Guttering
  • 4.Landscape Gardening
  • 5.Fencing

About EGD Renovations

We started off in self employment as a partnership, in London with our business "Ecological Garden Design" (hence the "EGD" bit!).
We worked mostly for local schools designing and implementing wildlife gardens & ponds, including hard landscaping.
We then decided to sell up and move back to Iona's homeland - Cornwall.
Steve's father had been a builder, and from his tuition, Steve had most of the skills to renovate our own house before we sold, and taught Iona about preparation, painting & decorating.
Friends saw this work, and several asked us to do similar to their houses, and “EGD Renovations” was born!
We had a 6 month stint painting & decorating in Marbella, Costa del Sol, (worked for the guy who then owned Orange) before finally making it home to Cornwall.
Over the past years 12 years in Cornwall, we have continued to work renovating properties, providing services in painting & decorating, carpentry works & light building works.
Past clients have included St Michael's Hotel & Spa in Falmouth, where we renovated all of the hallways, and a good proportion of the 62 bedrooms, installing flash new en-suites in each of them. Along with other hotels, we have fully renovated large & small private houses, decorated holiday cottages, second homes, hallways, kitchens, lounges & bedrooms, and undertaken external painting works.
To provide a full package, EGD specialise in project management working closely with fellow tradespeople where electrics, plumbing and plastering services are required.


EGD Renovations provides a professional service, well practised to deliver a high standard of workman-and woman-ship, and have achieved a long list of happy clients.

Painting & decorating;
Our painting & decorating skills include a refusal to compromise on quality and a keen eye for detail. Although preparation is the worst part of any renovation/decoration work, it really is the most important part in order to produce a finish we can be proud of. We are very neat and tidy workers, beleving that a clean site is a happy (and efficient) one.

Renovation / Refurbishment;
EGD Renovations undertake all manner of light building works, such as replacement ceilings, knocking through walls, stud walls, drylining, sanding floorboards, sash window repair & draught-proofing, and fitting kitchens & bathrooms.

Project Management;
Project management skills include organising work schedules, preparing itemised labour & material costs, negotiating with and booking in trades, hiring in labour, overseeing all works, dealing with any unexpected problems, keeping clients informed and updated on progress, and ensuring our clients receive what they want, on time, to the finish they require, for the most competitive price.
We are good at handling the trades, speaking with them, understanding their role within the project, and ultimately getting them on-side and on-site to carry out their part, at the time they are needed.

Finally, we have found the biggest thing about working on buildings is that often, things are more straight-forward and simple than some will have you believe! At EGD Renovations, we have a wealth of experience, have come across all sorts of scenarios, and don't suck teeth!


Public Liability Insurance

Limit of indemnity: £2,000,000.00
Valid until: 16th Mar 2019