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Hand painted kitchens Essex

Barrie Thompson

Barrie Thompson

Business name

Barrie Thompson

Painting Specialities

Handpainted kitchens & furniture

Location

Essex and London E & SE

Liability Insurance

£5 million Public Liability

VAT Registered

VAT Registered

Limited Company

VAT Registered

About Barrie Thompson

Barrie Thompson has been decorating trade in the London area for over 40 years. He is as passionate now as he was when he first started.

“I always wanted to be a decorator,  ever since the council came to paint my parents’ house in the mid 70’s. I watched the council painter with his flat cap, vest and trousers and a roll up cigarette working away and I thought I would like to do that. (I achieved that dream minus the vest and flat cap.)”.

Barrie learnt the traditional way. Starting as an apprentice with Rodwell and Sons in Camden Town in 1978, he worked up to managing the decorating section for the whole borough of Barnet. He decided, in 2006, to face the challenge of being self employed. 

Painting kitchens, I love the attention to detail, from meeting the clients to the finished result, exceeding the client’s expectations.

Barrie is a member of the LAMD (London  Association of Master Decorators); he won the first Dulux Select Design and Decorate Challenge in 2017, and is a member of the PDA.

In 2019, Barrie started working on projects with Traditional Painter. In 2020 he was invited to become a full member of Traditional Painter, and is responsible for hand painting kitchens and furniture in the London E, SE and Essex areas.

“Even after 40 years, I feel very lucky and privileged to do a job that I love. As I say to my kids "live your dream.” And as a die hard Arsenal fan, dreaming is no bad thing.

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Barrie Thompson Reviews

Fantastic workmanship, professionalism and superb eye for detail. We will certainly be using Barrie again and couldn’t be more happier.

Mr and Mrs Aversion July

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Examples of Barrie Thompson's work

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Code of Practice

You should expect excellent customer service & superior quality workmanship from the specialists listed here. These are the standards that the Traditional Painter site is committed to promoting: Code of Practice.

Price guide

I charge on the basis of £100 per door

What next?

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Lead times / start dates

Please plan your kitchen painting project on the basis of approximately 12 weeks' lead time. We pride ourselves on our customer service and we will not over promise. Obviously if there is a cancellation or gap in the schedule, you may be offered an earlier start date, but ordinarily, we are booking about 12 weeks in advance.

When upgrading your kitchen, this is actually a good period of time for you to complete any other works, upgrade appliances, choose colours etc in readiness for your kitchen painter... Thanks for your understanding.

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In the unlikely event of a complaint about our workmanship, clients will be referred to our 2-step complaints procedure.

If we are unable to provide a satisfactory resolution in-house, consumers will be referred (at no cost) to the Ombudsman Services which is independent and impartial.

Property owners, designers and kitchen companies looking for a reliable craftsman should be aware that all of the kitchen painters and fitters associated with Traditional Painter are independent specialists and are listed on Traditional Painter by invitation only, having demonstrated to myself and their peers that they are highly skilled and experienced craftsmen who know what they are doing. They are also one or two-man teams and share the values and drive for excellence promoted on the site. None have paid a fee to list their services.

As you will see on each profile page, the specialists have also provided additional information to demonstrate to potential clients that they are bona fide businesses. Plus, in addition to their own Terms and Conditions, each member has agreed to follow a general Code of Practice. Ordinary tradesmen they are not.

You are welcome to contact Andy at any time, for general information or for an answer to specific questions you might have about your kitchen or furniture painting project: the order of any renovation works, the options for paint finishes, spray v hand-painted etc.

I can also give you guideline prices for any kitchen painting work, for budgeting purposes, however the best person to talk to about a fixed price quote, specifications and arrangements is the traditional painting specialist nearest you, via that unmissable contact button above!

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