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Recommendation - builder / painter & decorator

Hi - I just want to recommend Matthew Hanson and his brilliant team of builders, painters & decorators.

I needed a re-paint of my entire 1-bedroom flat recently - I was very impressed at how efficient they were. I told him I needed the job done quickly so he got three guys in there straight away - they worked solidly over the weekend and did a brilliant job. I also needed other bits and bobs doing - re-grouting wall tiles, laying floor tiles, and replacing light fittings - Matthew's team did the lot.

Matthew's communication with me was excellent - whenever I needed to discuss something with him he was at the end of the phone or text message. I changed my mind on a couple of things throughout the job (e.g. type of floor tiles for instance) and Matthew was really patient & flexible, giving me quotes for the various different options I could choose.

I couldn't have been more happy with the quality of the work they did, and would highly recommend them.

Matthew's number is 07939 530 699. Email - matthew.hanson@yahoo.co.uk.
Matthew Hanson and his colleague also decorated our front bedroom, he and his colleague were very professional and helpful. They were very tidy and did a great job in the time they had said that it would take. I would highly recommend them, we will be using them again for some more decorating.
We have just had several room decorated by Matthew Hanson and his team and would certainly recommend them. The quality of the work was great, Matthew was very fair on pricing and did little extra jobs at no extra cost when he saw they needed sorting out. He made the whole process very painless.
I left a message on Matthew's phone and he got back to me that evening. He was very helpful and arranged a visit to quote the job the same week. The job was then booked in and completed. Very professional, swift and reliable service. I will use Matthew again if anything else goes wrong in my property!
Matthew and his team are doing a great job - very careful and dedicated decorating, I thoroughly recommend them.
I would also like to recommend Matthew Hanson and his team (especially the brilliant Kris). We had a new downstairs toilet fitted under the stairs which took some planning to make it work as it wasn't the easiest of locations but they did a great job. Also had them re-tile the walk-in shower and replace some of the wall tiles in the bathroom and re-paint the lot. Came when they said they would and got it done in good time. I have subsequently had them back to do some light fittings and fit a cooker.
We've just used Matthew Hanson and team for a third time and once again were very happy with the work and the price. Over the last year they've tackled plastering (including excellent ceilings, thanks Pepe!), floorboard replacement and various painting and decorating. They clear up properly afterwards and are as unobtrusive as it's possible for decorators to be, important as we work at home much of the time.

We're gradually sorting out a neglected property, and in our experience these are the tradesmen we would welcome back into our home with confidence:

Matthew Hanson 07939 530699
Ed Shaw (ED Electrician) 07793 651564
Russell Perring (Roofing) 07852 972052

Thanks, all!
Annie and Mik
Just to add to the earlier praise, I can heartily recommend Matthew Hanson and his team for decorating and electrical work.

Great work, communication and reliability; and thoroughly pleasant and fair. I definitely intend to ask them to do more work in the future.
Adding my recommendation to Matthew and his team. He did some plastering, painting and tiling to finish off our kitchen and we love it. He also sorted out quite a few strange things we had - exposed pipes or unnecessary panels - he understood immediately what we wanted done with them and knew where to get on with things and when to give us a call to discuss. He made the whole process really easy. I've recommended him to my neighbours and we're going to have him back to sort out another few rooms before Christmas!

Post edited to add: Matthew has since been back to strip, sand and varnish some wooden floorboards in one room. They were in a sorry state before, and I can't believe it's the same floor now! A really great job, reasonably priced and the place was left perfectly tidy afterwards.

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I also have nothing but praise for Matthew and his team.

They are very reasonable, as well as being efficient, tidy, polite and very pleasant and easy to deal with.

I have used him for a number of jobs and he would be the first person I would call if I needed any further work doing.
Its been a pleasure dealing with Matthew and his team. He's carried out both big and small jobs for us as well as source very good plumbers for us and all have been of the highest quality. He's also given us some good advice on how to tackle a few building work issues in our house.

His costs have also been very reasonable.

My wife and I will certainly continue to use Matthew's building services. He's been efficient, upfront and honest and thorough. A pleasure to deal with.
Another recommendation for Matthew Hanson and his team, we had our bathroom completely refitted and the results look fantastic, the quality of the finish is exactly the high standard I was after

Despite hitting a few unforeseen problems along the way (as every Victorian house tends to have) they kept us informed and worked longer days to ensure our bathroom was finished on time to minimise the disruption to us.

No hesitation to use them again in the future

For any building or painting work needed in East Dulwich I cannot recommend Matthew Hanson enough. Matthew and his team built my kitchen and painted and kitchen and hallway. They were prompt and efficient and the standard of work is excellent. I already have them lined up for the next painting and gardening job!
Just before Christmas, Matthew and his team redecorated several rooms in our house. This is the third time he has done work for us. As with the previous two times the work was to a high standard, reasonably priced and the house was left clean and tidy each day. Matthew is very good at giving advice on decorating options for awkward corners, and he and his team can do virtually anything you ask of them. Highly recommended!
Last autumn (2016) Matthew Hanson and his team renovated our seriously outdated kitchen, which entailed closing up a door, creating a new window, building French doors from an old bay window and re-doing all the electrics and plumbing on top of installing new units and a floor. They did a fantastic job, and Matthew and his team leader, Kris, responded promptly whenever we had questions or ran into unexpected problems. The builders arrived on time, were highly skilled as well as courteous and easy to have around the house. We are thrilled with our new kitchen and are about to have Matthew back to re-do our front and back gardens. I recommend his company very highly.
I am happy to recommend Matthew Hanson co. on this forum. It took awhile to get the job booked in but worth the wait. I had my hall & downstairs bathroom floors tiled. Not a straightforward job, there are many corners & doorways, in addition the floor had to levelled with screed. I am really pleased with the outcome, a very neat job!
Matthew and his team completed a 'side-return' kitchen extension for us in 2016. Matthew is a good, honest builder and a nice man to boot (a rarity!). There were a few bumps along the way as there always are in projects like this (unexpected rot in joists etc), but we are so pleased with the end result. Matthew was always available to help problem solve, suggest solutions and keep the project on schedule and budget. In addition to the building work he also oversaw the renovation and re-landscaping of our garden and re-decoration of the whole house. Oh and tiled our hallway floor too! His team of builders are very polite and considerate and were always very aware of any disruption to our young children. We would work with him again.
This recommendation is overdue. I was faced with a full house refurbishment project this time last year (April 2016); rear extension, loft conversion, reconfigured internal layout and external landscaping. I chose Matthew and his team ahead of three other contractors mainly due to his ideas, enthusiasm and commitment to the project even before I had decided on the final contractor appointment. If you are interested in fine quality of finish and attention to detail then you won’t be disappointed; we had major building work completed as well as bespoke woodwork and intricate tiling all finished to an excellent standard. Matthew has lots of ideas and suggestions and is committed to work with you on your project to achieve the desired function or look. There are unforeseen’s and changes needed to even the best planned projects and finding solutions is strength of Matthew’s. If you are concerned about making a ‘leap of faith’ by letting someone work on your home then don’t be! I suppose what I would like this recommendation to convey more than anything is that Matthew and his team are polite, trustworthy and if they say they are going to do something it gets done. I wouldn’t hesitate to work with Matthew and his team again. Happy to be PM’d about any of the above.

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