David Driscoll (Homestead PDS)
|Last online||25th Aug 2012|
|Member since||5th Jan 2011|
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|Number of posts||193|
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|New Build Developements|
|Painting & Decorating Internal & External|
|Painting Maintenance & Refurbishment|
Commercial Profile: Refurbishment, New developments, dilapidation and negotiations are all with our remit.
As with all commercial handiwork, painting and decorating is best left to the professionals – and this is where Homestead Painting and Decorating Services can help. With twenty years of experience the company has established a prized reputation for understanding the refurbishing needs of commercial premises of any size or purpose.
From the durable needs of industrial buildings to decorating solutions for office workspace and the aesthetic requirements of newly developed or rented properties, Homestead PDS pride themselves on providing a bespoke, personal service for each individual project they undertake, ensuring total customer satisfaction every time.
The company’s expertise encompasses a vast range of services for both internal and external needs, including painting, decorating, wallpapering, paint spraying, colour scheming and design. Homestead PDS are also specialists in timber restoration, which is highly valued by those looking to refurbish a period property with oak beams and sash windows in need of attention. Having embarked on a number of restoration projects over the years, Homestead PDS recognise the visual appeal and intrinsic value of older properties. With a good eye for original features, they know exactly how to release the character of a historic building.
One of Homestead PDS’ many selling points is that their work is not just about what looks good (although this is a large part of it!) It’s about delivering a seamless, professional service from start to finish. The company’s qualified and experienced staff initially set out to obtain a clear understanding of what their customer requires, from the nature of the work, budget and timescales to the grade and finish of materials to be employed, all of which are sourced from trusted suppliers. After conducting a risk assessment, work is completed with minimum disruption to the workplace, allowing business to operate as usual.
It is Homestead PDS’ exceptional work ethic that leaves their customers impressed with the high standards of quality and efficiency, from careful preparation to the finished product and even the clean and tidy premises they are left with at the end of each day.
As professional painters and decorators, Homestead PDS are able to give an estimated time of completion for each job which is particularly useful with commercial contracts, allowing clients to plan the next step of their project, whether they are preparing for a workplace restructure or moving tenants into rented property. Attention to detail is a top priority; therefore plenty of time is allocated to ensure completion by the agreed deadline.
Locally, the powerful tool of word of mouth does Homestead PDS justice. Their work has benefited a number of commercial assignments in East Anglia, working alongside property developers, construction companies, architects, surveyors, letting agents and landlords. In addition, the reliable firm has achieved a very strong network of associate professionals in the property improvement industry, including builders, plasterers, electricians, tilers, roofers, kitchen fitters, carpenters and interior designers, to help clients achieve their every refurbishing need.
It has been noted from their Customer Satisfaction Survey, conducted upon completion of each job, that Homestead PDS’ bespoke service is greatly appreciated by clients. This ensures all individual needs are met, including time scale, working hours, budget and overall expectation. When it comes to choosing decorating materials, they have established an admirable balance between offering inspiration and making sure the best products are used for the job whilst respecting customers’ wishes. The company can also source eco-friendly paints to those keen to protect the environment.
David Driscoll, principal of Homestead PDS, takes pride in the work of his company. He says, “Our business thrives on the quality finish of every job but, in order to achieve that, each step of the process has to be managed to a high standard. We are trained and qualified for a reason, and that can make a huge difference with any painting and decorating job.”
Certified by the Construction Skills Certification Scheme, David has achieved a Painter & Decorator CGLI Craft Certificate, Painter & Decorator CGLI Advanced Craft Certificate and Painter & Decorator Approved Apprenticeship and is qualified in Health & Safety Awareness. He is also fully insured for public liability. Training on techniques, equipment and materials is provided to all his staff members.
We provide a sustainable paint finish to clients that want to pay.
Started in the industry 8th September 1986 as an apprentice for Countryside Properties PLC now (UK) Ltd. completed the apprenticeship on 24th May 1989. Achieved advaned craft in theory and practical. Went into self employment on the old 715 scheme and started sub-contracting 25th May 1989. Four the next 3 years approximately I stayed and developed my skills in new build developments. Having the opportunity to work for one Mr Tinsley the better of my two mentors. Taking great steps and in a group of fifeteen worked for The Lord Chancellors Department in the City of London covering local boroughs. This work lasted for around four years and in that time I started to buy a two bedroom purpose built maisonette. This was the eighties and the thing to do. Hindsight no it wasn't. From The Lord Chancellors I had a difficult spell with work as the recession kicked in and cuts were made probably information not required but this environment back in the nineties put me in good stead for the recession of the 2000s.
Domestic painting and decorating became a part of my resume and I started to think for myself trying very hard to grow my skills and contacts. Still enjoying my twenties and building a social network business not everything went to plan. My football days were long over and my gym days were around the corner. Late twenties my venture took me to the other side of Chelmsford, Epsom, Colchester, Newmarket, Kent back towards Surrey, Bishop Storford and up to Watford, sub-contracting for Charles Church, Countryside Properties, Barrats, Mathew Homes and a few more. At thirty I had a break from painting and decorating and travelled then more to my better judgement got a PAYE job this lifestyle lasted no time at all and middle thirties set up self employed again now sole trading 4 > 10. Created Homestead Flood Protection another story. Using Homestead then becoming Homestead PDS for legal reasons therefore using Homestead PDS to finance and run along side the Flood Protection. The set up for painting and decorating was much more professional and more exciting and more promising. What could go wrong. Northing Rock had a land slide and there I was showing the same net profit that I cleared in 1997 as a sub-contractor not forgetting standard of living had increased and general life was more expensive. This pushed me on, A positive view i'd like to add, networking became a part of the business, advertising, social media/marketing came into play. Adapt, improvise and overcome wasn't just a famous film tag. Business situations that had never occured before were fired at me like a bazooka and you have to handle obstacles the best way possible. Today, building and providing a painting and decorating service using the 22 years experience i've achieved. Doing the utmust to generate enough net profit to go ltd and expand. Much more to tell but the interest must stay for you to be a part of the success which beckons. Copied from C