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Malcolm Bell Decorators Ltd

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 4.9 out of 5 based on 86 reviews and feedback
Trusted Trader since 2015

Malcolm Bell Decorators Ltd
11 Kimmerghame Row, Fettes
Edinburgh
EH4 2GF
0131 315 2429
07909 353 134
  

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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.

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4.9 out of 5 based on 86 reviews.
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review stars review stars review stars review stars review stars   10th July 2020
Value of Products/Services or Work Performed: £1 - £1000
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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
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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
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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
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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!!

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review stars review stars review stars review stars review stars   31st March 2020
Value of Products/Services or Work Performed: £5001 - £25,000
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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.

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review stars review stars review stars review stars review stars   5th March 2020
Value of Products/Services or Work Performed: £1 - £1000
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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
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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.

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review stars review stars review stars review stars review stars   17th February 2020
Value of Products/Services or Work Performed: £1 - £1000
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.
review stars review stars review stars review stars review stars   23rd June 2019
Value of Products/Services or Work Performed: £1001 - £5000
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Malcolm and his team decorated two rooms and built wardrobes, removed and reconnected radiators. Their work is of a really high standard, they are tidy, clean, polite and work really hard. They turn up in time and finish when they say, which made it really easy for me to plan other things like deliveries of wardrobes and carpet fitting.

Malcolm also communicates all the time about what’s happening and when.

A superb team, incredibly professional and brilliantly managed. I’m really grateful and will be using Malcolm again later this year and have no hesitation in recommending his business to anyone!
review stars review stars review stars review stars review stars   27th May 2019
Value of Products/Services or Work Performed: £1001 - £5000
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The outside of our house was painted - a mix of surfaces including pipes, gutters, doors, iron gates, timber cladding and rendered panels - as well as a clean -up of plastic fascia panels. Overall an excellent job. The painter, Craig, was methodical and thorough and did the work without mess or any inconvenience to us. The quality of the work was very high.
review stars review stars review stars review stars review stars   6th May 2019
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Got the woodwork in the bay window of our living room painted as well as a smaller window area in a bedroom. Malcolm was prompt in replying to our query, friendly in person and gave a thorough quote for the work. He was great at communicating throughout, and the painter doing the job was always polite and on time. Very happy with the finished product and would use their services again.

review stars review stars review stars review stars review stars   28th March 2019
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Malcolm and his team wallpapered one of my walls for me - I'd bought wallpaper which was a map and I was too nervous to put it up myself.

They did a great job of preparing the newly plastered wall to ensure it was totally smooth, then putting up the wallpaper the following day.

They were friendly, efficient and very tidy and did a great job of putting up the paper. I absolutely love it.

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review stars review stars review stars review stars review stars   24th February 2019
Value of Products/Services or Work Performed: £5001 - £25,000
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Malcolm and his team were fabulous. This was the re decoration of a whole house. We had daily updates and a very personal approach from Malcolm. He walked us through every stage and even did extra work beyond the original brief. The painter who worked on each room was great and always tidied up. Our house was transformed into exactly what we wanted.
review stars review stars review stars review stars review stars   23rd February 2019
Value of Products/Services or Work Performed: £1,250.
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This is the third time that I have used this company, and once again they have done a fantastic job, what was particularly helpful for me was that Malcolm Bell organised for the work to be carried out while I was on holiday, meaning that I came back home to find everything we had discussed done and dusted. If you’re looking for a professional friendly company,look no further.
Rob Reid Dewar.
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