Yearly archives: 2016

Preserving house values

  We are not about to add to debate about property values in London following the Brexit decision. But there is sensible advice that will help to protect the value of your property regardless of market conditions, and summer is the ideal time to think about it. Exterior woodwork, if not well protected, can be very costly to repair or replace. We see some properties in …[Read More]

The perfect time for painting the exterior of your property

It may seem too obvious to state, but summer is by far the best time to get the outside of your property painted. Besides the obvious reasons such as¬†dry weather, longer days, more light, and better temperatures, there are some other points worth taking into account. From a decorator’s perspective, the increased chance of consecutive dry weather means that drying times are shorter and more¬†predictable. …[Read More]

Long-term repair for window frames

I wanted to let you know about our repair service for windows. Many London homes still have fine wooden window frames which are in many cases well over 100 years old. The workmanship of the original carpenters and the longevity of the original lead-based paints are hard, if not impossible, to replicate today. Even the original woods used were more slowly grown and reputed to be better aged than …[Read More]

Commercial Painting and Decorating

Adding house value by redecorating

Estate Agents sometimes refer clients to us for redecoration before properties are put on the market, to help achieve the best price. Depending of course on numerous factors, we have been given estimates that resale price can be increased by between 2% and 12% when a house is redecorated prior to sale. That is certainly enough to expect that redecoration should pay for itself. This is particularly true in London: …[Read More]