dkc property maintenance

Hello, I am a City & Guilds qualified plasterer with 16 years experience in this industry covering Fife, Lothian's, Perth & Kinross, Grangemouth, Falkirk and Glasgow. Additionally I have my City & Guilds qualification in plumbing & bathroom installation. For more information on the types of work I am able to complete with minimal disturbence to you and your home check out my profile


  1. Plastering
  2. Bathroom Fitting
  3. Plumbing
  4. Tiling
  5. Fencing
  6. Decking
  7. Demolition
  8. Joinery & Cabinet Making
  9. Carpentry
  10. Hard Flooring

About dkc property maintenance

I started my trades career when i was 16 as a painter and decorator. I spent four years learning my trade working on various projects from shop front painting, sash and case window work. I am fully versed in all aspects of painting and decorating.

It was during my time as a decorator I discovered that I had a passion and eye for detail in plastering, from various smaller jobs, patch repairs & coving etc.

I decided to expand my knowledge and do a formal apprenticeship in plastering and rough casting. I gained a distinction pass grade in the City & Guilds Plastering & Rendering.

I have undertaken all different types of plastering jobs from lath and plaster work on small areas in houses to full repairs and restoration of older properties. During my 16 years of Plastering, Painting & Decorating, I have completed all manner of work testing my skills in dot dabbing, rendering 2 and 3 bedroom houses, full reboarding of room ceilings, repairs after water leaks and/or storm damage, removal of artex ceilings and smoothing over to leave a perfect finish.

In my spare time I am a registered SFA football coach with the local young football team. Jcarris Plastering sponsored the 2008's Hillfield swifts, season 2015 / 2016 in which I feel it is giving something back to the community.

Most recently i have qualified in plumbing and bathroom fitting passing my city and guilds with distinction in this field .
I am fully capable of minor plumbing work from changing taps or fixing leaky toilets .
To full on bathroom installation providing every trade needed via my team of skilled tradesmen .


City & Guilds certificate in Painting and Decorating. 2002.
City & Guilds certificate in Plastering and Rendering.
Sports injury First Aid certificate. 2015
Emergency Defibrillator certificate. 2015
Protection Vulnerable Groups certified for working with children.
City and guilds plumbing
City and guilds bathroom fitting

Latest reviews

  • New fence posts and large repair

    James has done an excellent job of putting up 6ft fence. It was done using a mixture of old and new wood but still looks great. He is punctual , friendly and very hard working so I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him or hire him again for other jobs.

  • New Standing shower Installation

    Came for the quote although did not go ahead as we were stuck on fuse board :) which we eventually replaced from my sparky so would thanks James for the advise.

  • Two Fence Posts need replacing

    James did a great job of fixing our fence. From the beginning the communication was really good. He arrived when he said he would, scoped out the job, gave a quote, then did the job the very next morning. All really good. Thanks James