Our Clients

The majority of our projects are in the residential sector and we tend to work in quality homes in all areas of North London.

Our expertise is particularly strong when renovating period homes such as Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian and we can offer expert guidance when replacing original features, replastering and sympathetic updating.
Decorating our new extension:
“Alan's men did a brilliant job of decorating our new extension. His art background helped us with the daunting task of choosing colours that worked on both general walls and woodwork and the kitchen units themselves. I would have no hesitation in recommending him to other clients.”
– Customer in London, October 2019
Redecoration and maintenance repairs for exterior of 4 storey Victorian house: 
“Great core team of decorators working hard every day they are in attendance; quality painting and repairs; Alan also has a great network of support contractors for other works (we had roofing, brickwork, asphalting) and the scaffolding contractor did a good job getting the scaffolding erected although a little slow in taking it down at the end of the job. Alan provided a detailed scope and estimate that was the reference for the job and ensured no surprises. I would use Alan and his team again for external and internal decoration work - good job”
– Customer in London, September 2019
Reception Room Refurbishment: 
“Alan oversaw a full refurbish of our double Reception Room. This included the fitting of bespoke book shelves; the making good of plastering, painting and decorating, sanding, repairing and varnishing wooden floors”
– Customer in London, February 2019
Kitchen redecoration:
“Used the company before. Same guys and same high standard.”
– Customer in London, January 2019
"I can’t tell you what a relief it is to know I will never have to search the yellow pages, or take pot luck from the mail shots again, now I have found this excellent firm. Alan Lancaster himself is so friendly and helpful, and I noticed I was the one suggesting more things which needed doing rather than him pointing them out to add to the bill. All the work was beautifully and speedily done, and Peter was like having a friend in the house. You could pay twice as much as not get such a good service, – indeed my next-door neighbour has grabbed him on my recommendation – and I look forward to dealing with Alan again – and in a long life, it is the first time I have said that about a decorator!."
– Marian Donne. Parolles Road. London N19
“We called Alan Lancaster Ltd before the winter set in to renovate and draught proof our windows. Their quote seemed more competitive than others we obtained and his uniformed men just came in and got on with the job. We are delighted with the result and have consequently passed on his number to friends and family.” 
– Henry Callaghan, Crouch End, London N8
Range of external decorations and building work, including most recently some roofing: 
“The most recent roofing work was done efficiently and effectively involving dodging the intermittent rain to complete it in a very timely manner. Alan and his workers are always polite, helpful and clear about what they are doing and check back when issues come up - as they always do with building works. We have used Alan over a number of years for major redecorations and have always been very pleased with the work both the quality and the reliability. We will be using the firm again and can highly recommend them.”
– Customer in London, October 2019
Redecorating the front of the house:
“Excellent work and I was very happy with the result.”
– Customer in London, August 2019
New kitchen and new bathroom:
“Very good craftsmanship. Alek the builder was excellent and knew what he was doing and made suggestions. Volt electricals were excellent.”
– Customer in London, April 2019
Flat repainted:
“Alan and his crew did a very good job repainting our whole flat - pretty much from top to bottom. It looks great now, much fresher. The work was done with professionalism, courtesy, minimal mess and completed on time but not rushed.”
– Customer in London, January 2019
"Alan Lancaster provides a very friendly and professional service. The quality of work is second to none and we wouldn’t hesitate recommending him to our friends. A very happy customer!"
– Olga Ashdown, Highgate, North London
"I asked Best Decorators to quote for both exterior and interior work for my flat in Crouch End. Most of the work was straightforward decorating, whereby some of the wood required a lot of preparation because it was in poor condition. The main piece of work was the complete bathroom refurbishment, including the stripping out of the old bathroom, fitting the new bathroom, and floor and wall tiling. The workmen kept the disruption to a minimum, and all the work was of a consistently high standard. Inevitably I had to ask them to do some extra jobs along the way, but nothing was too much trouble for them. I would have no hesitation in recommending Alan Lancaster’s team to anybody considering having similar work done."
– Ruth Law, Crouch End, London N8
New bathrooms:
“Excellent:on-tine, on-spec, on-budget”
– Customer in London, October 2019
New bathroom fitted:
“A beautiful job by knowledgeable friendly team. Have already recommended to friends and booked the other bathroom in.”
– Customer in London, July 2019
External house painted and restored:
“We have used Alan Lancaster before, he painted our house 7 years ago, it was in excellent condition just the window sills starting to need some attention. So we called him back to do the work again for us. Scaffolding went up immediately and his friendly, tidy, trustworthy and reliable painter got to work. When I didn’t like the door colour they accommodated and also suggested economic ways to project the sash windows. All in all an excellent job and we would highly recommend them.”
– Customer in London, April 2019
Painting of utility room:
“I have used this company before for internal and external decoration and have always been thoroughly pleased.”
– Customer in London, February 2019
"We are very pleased with the newly warmed house and were extremely pleased with the skill and industry of Peter and John, who were working in difficult circumstances in the cold and cluttered garden room. If you send me a final invoice for all the works I will send you a cheque at once. I still have a residual wish-list regarding the side-steps which are practically unusable now, and eventually I shall definitely want my study windows done, but perhaps we can discuss these later in the spring. Thank you"
– Valerie Grove, Avenue Road, London N8
“We thought your initial scoping and pricing of the work was very well carried out. We also thought the broad adherence to the timetable and the care taken around the house by your team were things we should complement you on. The quality of the worksmanship throughout the project was very high, and we also appreciated your willingness to talk regularly about progress etc. We would have no hesitation recommending you and your team to anyone we knew in the area who was looking to carry out refurbishment or decoration of any kind, and we look forward to using you again for work at number 23”
– Ben Davis, Islington, London N1
Read more customer testimonials and reviews at Checkatrade:
Bathroom Designer
Bathroom Fitter
Bathroom Supplier
Disabled Bathrooms/Showers
Wet Rooms
Kitchen Supplier / Kitchen Appliance Supplier
Kitchen Designers / Kitchen Fitters
Kitchen Refurbishments
Laminate Worktops / Granite Worktops
Painting Kitchen Cabinets
Marble Worktops / Quartz Worktops
Solid Wood Worktops / Worktops
Exterior Painting
Timber Resin Repairs
Timber Restoration
Wooden Windows Stripped/Painted