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Grade II listed house

by Barry & Sue Rutter

Martin is so popular that we had to book him months in advance, but he still turned up on the day agreed (in fact he turned up a day early on a Sunday to prepare because rain was forecast the next day!).

He made a superb job of painting the outside of our Grade II-listed house, including all windows, doors, guttering etc, often having to make repairs to plasterwork and ancient window frames as he went. He was always cheerful, punctual, respectful to our neighbours and the many passers-by and (there’s no other phrase for it) worked bloody hard throughout!

We’re so pleased with the way our house now looks and, being in the centre of Petersfield, have already had loads of comments on the bright new facade.

We can’t believe how quickly Martin completed the job and the fact that he did everything solo – in fact, if he wasn’t a West Ham fan, he might just be perfect.

Barry & Sue Rutter, Petersfield

Work carried out February 2019

by Karen & Paul, Liss

Martin recently decorated a bedroom, and hall stairs & landing for us. Throughout the whole project Martin maintained a high level of professionalism, and we felt comfortable in the fact that we could trust him whilst we were away from the house. It was lovely to just let him get on with the work, and trust his amazing eye for detail. He offered brilliant value for money, and I would highly recommend his services.

Excellent Job done by Martin Allen

by Lyn and Phil Shortman

Martin gave us a quote on painting our hallway stairs and Landing. We couldn't believe the price that he quoted for doing the job what amazing gentlemen Martin is very professional at he job clean and tidy you would never know he been in your home and singing while he work.our hallway and stairs and landing looks beautiful would recommend Martin Allen to family and friends thank you

The Extra Mile

by Paul and Brenda - Petersfield

Martin decorated our hall, stairs and landing for us. What a great job. Arrived spot on-time each morning, left no mess and even installed our new radiator cover before leaving. We will use no other decorator now!

Hall, Stairs & Landing

by Paul and Brenda

Martin was the perfect decorator for us - on time every day, great finish, cleaned up afterwards. Even went the extra mile by putting our new radiator cover on!

Excellent job

by S. Sheldrake

Really pleased with the hall, stairs, landing and kitchen that Martin has recently decorated for us. The work was carried out in a professional manner and the house was left clean and tidy at the end of each day. Great communication, very reasonably priced and I would highly recommend. Thank you Martin.


by Mr & Mrs B., Petersfield

We selected Martin Allen over other decorators to undertake a complete redecoration of our property following a house fire. He responded very quickly and professionally, completing the work ahead of schedule, and to a very high standard. Martin was friendly and personable, offering useful advice, and was tidy and cleaned up at the end of each day. We wouldn't hesitate in recommending Martin.

Reliable, Professional Craftsman

by Lynne Morgan

I approached Martin following a recommendation from Duncan and Elaine Eves (There's a previous testimonial).
I was looking for someone to redecorate the whole interior of my house with some exterior work too.
I was very happy with the quotation given, particularly with Martin's assurances there would be no hidden extras.
The amount I paid was as per the quotation, even though there was additional work needed.
I needed the work carried out within a fairly short timescale and Martin was able to do this by working weekends and even a Bank Holiday.
The result? Very high standard of work throughout.
I've fallen in love with my house all over again!
I would definitely recommend Martin and would be happy to employ him again in the future, should the need arise...and it probably will.

Reliable, Trustworthy & Extremely Professional

by Trini Downes

I have employed Martin Allen over the past 15 years and would not hesitate in recommending him for all painting/decorating work. He is totally reliable and trustworthy and extremely professional in his work, which is always carried out to the highest of standards – I rather wish I hadn’t passed his name on to so many people !

Professional Service

by Duncan & Elaine Eves, Horndean

If you want a professional service where EVERY tiny detail is taken care of then Martin Allen is the decorator you need.

Martin decorated our entire house inside and also the outside. After having a bad experience with builders I was obviously a bit dubious about another trade coming to my house, however, what a breath of fresh air dealing with an absolute professional tradesman that is Martin.

The work was IMMACULATE, the way in which the house was left was tidier than it was before he started and what a lovely easy going laid back gentleman, an absolute pleasure to deal with.

We were so impressed with his work we then decided that he would be the best man to redecorate our shop, walls, ceilings, outside and also existing wooden cabinets that now have a new lease of life, an amazing job.

I would have absolutely no qualms in HIGHLY recommending Martin which I have indeed done so for a couple of friends who have both found his work to be top quality.

Martin charges are very fair and I will certainly be using and recommending his Services again. A1 decorator :)

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