In association with the City of Edinburgh Council
Edinburgh
Trusted Trader

Malcolm Bell Decorators Ltd

review stars review stars review stars review stars review stars
 4.9 out of 5 based on 92 reviews and feedback
Trusted Trader since 2015

Malcolm Bell Decorators Ltd
34 Orchard Bank
Edinburgh
EH4 2DT
0131 315 2429
07909 353 134
  

Images and Photographs

Select any image to see a larger version.
Image 1 for Malcolm Bell Decorators Ltd Image 2 for Malcolm Bell Decorators Ltd Image 3 for Malcolm Bell Decorators Ltd Image 4 for Malcolm Bell Decorators Ltd Image 5 for Malcolm Bell Decorators Ltd Image 6 for Malcolm Bell Decorators Ltd Image 7 for Malcolm Bell Decorators Ltd Image 8 for Malcolm Bell Decorators Ltd Image 9 for Malcolm Bell Decorators Ltd Image 10 for Malcolm Bell Decorators Ltd Image 11 for Malcolm Bell Decorators Ltd Image 12 for Malcolm Bell Decorators Ltd

Business Information

We are Painting & Decorating Contractors with 31 years experience in the Private & Commercial sector.

Our Services include:

- Hand Painted Furniture
- Hand Painted Kitchens
- Hang Wide Vinyls & Wallpapers
- Free Estimates & Professional Advice
- Ames Taping, Paint Effects, Cornice Fitting
- Supply all trade services
- Interior and Exterior works

If you are looking for any painting & decorating services that aren't listed above, please get in touch and we will do our best to help.

Trader Map Location

Reviews and Feedback

review stars review stars review stars review stars review stars
4.9 out of 5 based on 92 reviews.
Order by:
review stars review stars review stars review stars review stars   14th October 2020
Value of Products/Services or Work Performed: £5001 - £25,000
Ratings
review stars review stars review stars review stars review stars   Value for money
review stars review stars review stars review stars review stars   Customer service or reliability
review stars review stars review stars review stars review stars   Quality of service or product
review stars review stars review stars review stars review stars   Likelihood to use again or recommend
Overall Rating  review stars review stars review stars review stars review stars
Review Comments
Malcolm’s team decorated our dining room and living room. They have done a fantastic job - the rooms are beautifully done and they guys were polite and tidy at all times. I would not hesitate to use them again.

Review Image 1 for Malcolm Bell Decorators Ltd Review Image 2 for Malcolm Bell Decorators Ltd 
review stars review stars review stars review stars review stars   12th October 2020
Value of Products/Services or Work Performed: £1001 - £5000
Ratings
review stars review stars review stars review stars review stars   Value for money
review stars review stars review stars review stars review stars   Customer service or reliability
review stars review stars review stars review stars review stars   Quality of service or product
review stars review stars review stars review stars review stars   Likelihood to use again or recommend
Overall Rating  review stars review stars review stars review stars review stars
Review Comments
Ground floor Victorian house, front exterior paintwork: 3 window frames (large bay sash windows), double storm doors and surround, canopy over front door. Existing paint was stripped, primed and painted (2 coats). Front entrance steps (stone): power washed to remove loose, flaking paint then epoxy sprinkled with aggregate (non slip) applied and finished with 2nd coat epoxy sealer.
Quote supplied within 48hrs of initial request, work started promptly within the week and was completed on schedule. Excellent communication direct from Malcolm Bell throughout; always informed in advance of planned stages of work and of tradesmen's arrival dates. Painters always arrived on time and were efficient, professional, tidy, helpful and polite. All preparation, painting and work on steps was carried out to a high standard, using good quality and appropriate paint and materials. The original paintwork was in poor condition (old, flaking layers of gloss) and the thorough preparation carried out enabled the excellent finish achieved – crisp, smart and professional. Would use again for future work; happy to recommend.
review stars review stars review stars review stars review stars   10th October 2020
Value of Products/Services or Work Performed: £1001 - £5000
Ratings
review stars review stars review stars review stars review stars   Value for money
review stars review stars review stars review stars review stars   Customer service or reliability
review stars review stars review stars review stars review stars   Quality of service or product
review stars review stars review stars review stars review stars   Likelihood to use again or recommend
Overall Rating  review stars review stars review stars review stars review stars
Review Comments
High quality work by tidy and reliable tradesmen. A tricky stairwell and panelled hallway done with attention to detail.

Review Image 1 for Malcolm Bell Decorators Ltd by Alex Ballantyne Review Image 2 for Malcolm Bell Decorators Ltd by Alex Ballantyne 
review stars review stars review stars review stars review stars   12th September 2020
Value of Products/Services or Work Performed: £1001 - £5000
Ratings
review stars review stars review stars review stars review stars   Value for money
review stars review stars review stars review stars review stars   Customer service or reliability
review stars review stars review stars review stars review stars   Quality of service or product
review stars review stars review stars review stars review stars   Likelihood to use again or recommend
Overall Rating  review stars review stars review stars review stars review stars
Review Comments
I would highly recommend Malcolm and the team and I will definitely be using them again in the future. Having never used a decorating service before I was unsure as to what to expect. However due to the attention to detail given by the team and the high standard of the finish I am so happy I decided to go with Malcolm.

Thank you again guys
review stars review stars review stars review stars review stars   22nd August 2020
Value of Products/Services or Work Performed: £1001 - £5000
Ratings
review stars review stars review stars review stars review stars   Value for money
review stars review stars review stars review stars review stars   Customer service or reliability
review stars review stars review stars review stars review stars   Quality of service or product
review stars review stars review stars review stars review stars   Likelihood to use again or recommend
Overall Rating  review stars review stars review stars review stars review stars
Review Comments
Malcolm and the team decorated my entire property from top to bottom. As it is a very old converted steading remedial works were required to plaster. Walls needed to be be filled, smoothed over and existing papers removed and re-lined. The finish is outstanding. Better than I could have hoped for given the original condition and what’s more I added extra tasks through out the job and nothing was a problem.

I’m glad I followed Malcolm’s advice and did the whole property as I originally only requested a couple of rooms. The overall feel is fresh and light and has turned the cottage into a lovely rental property from one that was quite run down.

Having not used a decorator before I can now see the value in the work. The lengthy prep work done by the team has given it a class finish. Thank you to Malcolm, lee and the team. I am looking forward to the day my residential home needs doing!
review stars review stars review stars review stars review stars   17th August 2020
Value of Products/Services or Work Performed: £5001 - £25,000
Ratings
review stars review stars review stars review stars review stars   Value for money
review stars review stars review stars review stars review stars   Customer service or reliability
review stars review stars review stars review stars review stars   Quality of service or product
review stars review stars review stars review stars review stars   Likelihood to use again or recommend
Overall Rating  review stars review stars review stars review stars review stars
Review Comments
I am delighted with the work Malcolm and his team have done on my home. It has been completed to an exceptionally high standard and I recommend his services wholeheartedly.

Review Image 1 for Malcolm Bell Decorators Ltd 
review stars review stars review stars review stars review stars   10th July 2020
Value of Products/Services or Work Performed: £1 - £1000
Ratings
review stars review stars review stars review stars review stars   Value for money
review stars review stars review stars review stars review stars   Customer service or reliability
review stars review stars review stars review stars review stars   Quality of service or product
review stars review stars review stars review stars review stars   Likelihood to use again or recommend
Overall Rating  review stars review stars review stars review stars review stars
Review Comments
Malcolm and his team painted the outside of the property.
They were friendly, efficient, flexible in approach, punctual and hard working. Malcolm kept us informed at all times, regularly checking if we were happy with the work. They use eco-friendly materials and it looks great! Very pleased with all aspects of the job.
review stars review stars review stars review stars review stars   28th June 2020
Value of Products/Services or Work Performed: £1001 - £5000
Ratings
review stars review stars review stars review stars review stars   Value for money
review stars review stars review stars review stars review stars   Customer service or reliability
review stars review stars review stars review stars review stars   Quality of service or product
review stars review stars review stars review stars review stars   Likelihood to use again or recommend
Overall Rating  review stars review stars review stars review stars review stars
Review Comments
We had our walls and bedroom radiator painted (including panels), marble island re-sealed, backsplash re-tiled, radiator replaced and new valves placed. We had an excellent experience. Malcolm is easily contactable and well organized. All jobs were done to a high standard and we are thrilled with the end result. Also, every tradesman that came to our home was professional and kind. I couldn't rate more highly on quality of service and reliability. I have and will continue to recommend to our friends.
review stars review stars review stars review stars review stars   23rd June 2020
Value of Products/Services or Work Performed: £1 - £1000
Ratings
review stars review stars review stars review stars review stars   Value for money
review stars review stars review stars review stars review stars   Customer service or reliability
review stars review stars review stars review stars review stars   Quality of service or product
review stars review stars review stars review stars review stars   Likelihood to use again or recommend
Overall Rating  review stars review stars review stars review stars review stars
Review Comments
I got part of the exterior of my house painted. I'm very happy with the quality of work which was done. The painter turned up when he said he would and was courteous at all times.
review stars review stars review stars review stars review stars   25th May 2020
Value of Products/Services or Work Performed: £5001 - £25,000
Ratings
review stars review stars review stars review stars review stars   Value for money
review stars review stars review stars review stars review stars   Customer service or reliability
review stars review stars review stars review stars review stars   Quality of service or product
review stars review stars review stars review stars review stars   Likelihood to use again or recommend
Overall Rating  review stars review stars review stars review stars review stars
Review Comments
Malcolm and his team completed a massive overhaul of our entire flat. We bought the house and had to have treatment for damp so between the damp work and the previous owners not having decorated in (very) many years, and some dodgy decorating in the past, it needed a lot of work.
Malcolm supplied a friendly and professional team, and as the flat was empty, some days there were up to 10 people there to get the job done, which was brilliant for us as we were on a deadline to move in.
Malcolm checked in every day, updating me on progress and checking I was comfortable and understood what had been achieved each day. Malcolm even helped me think about colours and helped me with guidance about other aspects of decorating. The flat was also left tidy every day and the team cleaned up at the end of the job.
I would highly recommend Malcolm and his team; so professional, enthusiastic and at all times I felt like he truly cared about ensuring we got the result we wanted. I use trusted trader a lot and am delighted to be able to confirm Malcolm was a brilliant tradesman. Thanks for everything Malcolm!!

Review Image 1 for Malcolm Bell Decorators Ltd by Gillian Jones Review Image 2 for Malcolm Bell Decorators Ltd by Gillian Jones Review Image 3 for Malcolm Bell Decorators Ltd by Gillian Jones 
review stars review stars review stars review stars review stars   31st March 2020
Value of Products/Services or Work Performed: £5001 - £25,000
Ratings
review stars review stars review stars review stars review stars   Value for money
review stars review stars review stars review stars review stars   Customer service or reliability
review stars review stars review stars review stars review stars   Quality of service or product
review stars review stars review stars review stars review stars   Likelihood to use again or recommend
Overall Rating  review stars review stars review stars review stars review stars
Review Comments
Was moving house early in the new year and so required the work to be done over the Christmas period. Malcolm's team were impressively hard-working.
Malcolm is very knowledgeable and happy to provide his opinion and advice.
He probably wont be the cheapest quote out there, but he knows his stuff, is trustworthy and reliable, and uses premium eco-friendly products. Worth it for the peace of mind.

Review Image 1 for Malcolm Bell Decorators Ltd 
review stars review stars review stars review stars review stars   5th March 2020
Value of Products/Services or Work Performed: £1 - £1000
Ratings
review stars review stars review stars review stars review stars   Value for money
review stars review stars review stars review stars review stars   Customer service or reliability
review stars review stars review stars review stars review stars   Quality of service or product
review stars review stars review stars review stars review stars   Likelihood to use again or recommend
Overall Rating  review stars review stars review stars review stars review stars
Review Comments
Wallpaper, painting and a crack in a ceiling repaired. Friendly, efficient and timeous. Reliable and extremely tidy work, will definitely be looking for Malcolm and Lee for future work.
review stars review stars review stars review stars review stars   20th February 2020
Value of Products/Services or Work Performed: £1 - £1000
Ratings
review stars review stars review stars review stars review stars   Value for money
review stars review stars review stars review stars review stars   Customer service or reliability
review stars review stars review stars review stars review stars   Quality of service or product
review stars review stars review stars review stars review stars   Likelihood to use again or recommend
Overall Rating  review stars review stars review stars review stars review stars
Review Comments
Malcolm wallpapered a feature wall in a bedroom for us. While I'm sure it was a small job for him, I was extremely impressed by his quick service in quoting the job and then doing the work. The quality of work was excellent and the friendly and professional service was really appreciated. I'd highly recommend Malcolm to anyone looking for a top quality company for decorating work.

Review Image 1 for Malcolm Bell Decorators Ltd by Alan 
review stars review stars review stars review stars review stars   17th February 2020
Value of Products/Services or Work Performed: £1 - £1000
Ratings
review stars review stars review stars review stars review stars   Value for money
review stars review stars review stars review stars review stars   Customer service or reliability
review stars review stars review stars review stars review stars   Quality of service or product
review stars review stars review stars review stars review stars   Likelihood to use again or recommend
Overall Rating  review stars review stars review stars review stars review stars
Review Comments
Malcolm sorted out a ceiling and wall after water damage. Saved the lathe and plaster, secured loose cornice and left a professional finish. Also managed this at short notice and accommodated a change to preferred start date. Couldn't have asked for better and I would not hesitate to use again.
review stars review stars review stars review stars review stars   13th February 2020
Value of Products/Services or Work Performed: £1001 - £5000
Ratings
review stars review stars review stars review stars review stars   Value for money
review stars review stars review stars review stars review stars   Customer service or reliability
review stars review stars review stars review stars review stars   Quality of service or product
review stars review stars review stars review stars review stars   Likelihood to use again or recommend
Overall Rating  review stars review stars review stars review stars review stars
Review Comments
Malcolm‘s team refurbished the common stairs in our building in Jan 2020 and I would highly recommend them.
From a communication aspect, Malcolm was very patient during the time it took from the quote to the start date (5 months) given that we had to coordinate between all 6 flats in the building and the Council to agree and arrange the work.
During the refurbishment Malcolm kept in touch regularly about questions and progress updates. He also checked the progress several times to keep close to the work.
With regards to the work itself, his team worked efficiently and was very good, polite and considerate; this was especially appreciated as we had a bereavement as well as a birth in the building during the work. They always cleaned up every night which reduced the impact on the neighbours.
Most of all, the result is fantastic and with the superb customer service I would not hesitate to hire them again in the future. Thanks a lot!
review stars review stars review stars review stars review stars   2nd February 2020
Value of Products/Services or Work Performed: £1001 - £5000
Ratings
review stars review stars review stars review stars review stars   Value for money
review stars review stars review stars review stars review stars   Customer service or reliability
review stars review stars review stars review stars review stars   Quality of service or product
review stars review stars review stars review stars review stars   Likelihood to use again or recommend
Overall Rating  review stars review stars review stars review stars review stars
Review Comments
Another excellent job done by the team from Malcolm Bell. We had a number of rooms decorated. I often think how hard is it to paint a wall, but when it is done by professionals such as Malcolm Bell it just looks a different class, than had I tried to do it myself. The job included painting ceilings, walls, woodwork, papering and addition of coving to several rooms. The job is excellent and definitely a standard I could never achieve. The team are all excellent to deal with and respectful of your home and what is important for you. Best of all they take care of your home and leave it as they found it. Highly recommend, whilst not the cheapest, I firmly believe that it is worth paying just a little bit more to know the outcome will be long lasting. I can't imagine we will need to redecorate for a very long time. Quality of products recommended and supplied were first class and plenty of options were made available to me. Very grateful for an excellent job.
review stars review stars review stars review stars review stars   1st February 2020
Value of Products/Services or Work Performed: £1001 - £5000
Ratings
review stars review stars review stars review stars review stars   Value for money
review stars review stars review stars review stars review stars   Customer service or reliability
review stars review stars review stars review stars review stars   Quality of service or product
review stars review stars review stars review stars review stars   Likelihood to use again or recommend
Overall Rating  review stars review stars review stars review stars review stars
Review Comments
I had my bathroom retiled, relined and painted.
Both Ian the tiler and Dale the painter were excellent workers, they were very thorough and paid great attention to detail, taking pride in their work.
They communicated well, checking in with me when questions cropped up during the job and they tidied up after themselves every day.
I felt comfortable and relaxed with them in my home.

Malcom the boss was very pleasant, efficient and communicated well with his employees.

I would recommend this company, they may not be the cheapest but are worth every penny, will definitely use again.
review stars review stars review stars review stars review stars   5th December 2019
Value of Products/Services or Work Performed: £5001 - £25,000
Ratings
review stars review stars review stars review stars review stars   Value for money
review stars review stars review stars review stars review stars   Customer service or reliability
review stars review stars review stars review stars review stars   Quality of service or product
review stars review stars review stars review stars review stars   Likelihood to use again or recommend
Overall Rating  review stars review stars review stars review stars review stars
Review Comments
Malcolm’s company were involved in the full decoration of a Victorian flat we were refurbishing in Stockbridge.
I had used Malcolm before & knew the quality of his work & his quote was extremely competitive.
Malcolm does proper decorating work in that the job is fully assessed & walls, skirtings , facings etc fully prepared before actual decorating starts. The nature of the job where planning permission was required & numerous trades were coming & going, meant a fair degree of flexibility on his part.
Malcolm & all his team are very professional & considerate of the customer.
I strongly recommend Malcolm .
review stars review stars review stars review stars review stars   24th August 2019
Value of Products/Services or Work Performed: £1 - £1000
Ratings
review stars review stars review stars review stars review stars   Value for money
review stars review stars review stars review stars review stars   Customer service or reliability
review stars review stars review stars review stars review stars   Quality of service or product
review stars review stars review stars review stars review stars   Likelihood to use again or recommend
Overall Rating  review stars review stars review stars review stars review stars
Review Comments
Malcolm and his team (on-site led by Lee, Malcolm's son) did such a fantastic job with the original renovation work, I naturally called for their help when I needed a small touch up decorating job after other trades' repair work completed. Quotation was done promptly and Malcolm put Aaron on the job for continuity of care since Aaron was part of the original team worked on my flat. CommunicatIon, workmanship, and attention to details were second to none. Malcolm and his team really take pride in their work and the professional standards they provided were excellent regardless whether it is a big job like whole flat decorating or a small touch up job! I will definitely continue to recommend them to my friends and family.
review stars review stars review stars review stars review stars   8th July 2019
Value of Products/Services or Work Performed: £5001 - £25,000
Ratings
review stars review stars review stars review stars review stars   Value for money
review stars review stars review stars review stars review stars   Customer service or reliability
review stars review stars review stars review stars review stars   Quality of service or product
review stars review stars review stars review stars review stars   Likelihood to use again or recommend
Overall Rating  review stars review stars review stars review stars review stars
Review Comments
Malcolm and his team helped turning a flat into my home. Malcolm and his team are absolutely fantastic from the first phone call to arrange an appointment for a quote through the actual work to delivering the renovated flat. The whole team was very reliable, with excellent communication throughout, and their workmanship is second to none. When any unexpected issues arise, Malcolm communicated them to me efficiently and was able to call in other trades to rectify the issues without delay. I will definitely call Malcolm and his team for future projects and have already recommended them to my family and friends.
1 2 3 4 5 »