We employed Ed on the strength of his previous reviews and are very happy to report that he more than lived up to his five star reputation. We asked Ed to completely redecorate our front room, a project that has involved removal of carpets, old sofas and hardboards, stripping wallpaper, extensive replastering, preparation and repair of wooden surfaces and window frames, and the painting of walls, ceiling, windows and wooden shelving units. In addition, Ed was only too happy to help with numerous little jobs e.g. helping me mount speaker brackets or fixing a canvas print to the wall, in order to ensure the finished design was everything we'd hoped for. He even fixed our Hoover that had been broken for months! Ed and his colleagues are polite, discrete and tidy and we had absolutely no problems with giving him a set of keys to our home. Ed is somewhat of a perfectionist, a meticulous craftsman who will use the right materials and put in many hours of work to ensure the end result is of the highest quality. Ed is proud of his reputation and is not interested in delivering a slapdash effort. For this reason, I believe his prices are realistic and it's the time and effort that Ed puts into his work that has lead so may reviewers to give him a five star rating in the Trader Value category as well. Ed and his colleague worked twelve hour days over the entire Easter holiday to ensure the decoration was finished in time for the carpet fitting. We are very pleased with end result as we couldn't imagine the finish could be any better. Ed is easy to deal with, full of good advice about how to look after our home, and generally very personable. Despite the upheaval of having the front room out of action, we kind of got used to having Ed around, so we were almost a little sad to see him go. We definitely recommend Ed and will be using him again in the future.