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 and the surrounding home counties. 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.

This what our clients say about us:

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

Ref our bathroom refurbishment and interior decorating.
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 employed Alan Lancaster Ltd last year to decorate the exterior of my house. They were reliable and the quality of work was great. I have since called them back to refurbish the interior.

Sally Mason. Coniston Road, London N10

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

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 – Middle Lane. London N8

“We thought your initial scooping 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”. (fitted furniture and decoration)

Ben Davis – Heaventree Close. London N1

“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.” (window renovation and draught proofing).

Henry Callaghan – Tivoli Gardens. London N8

“Alan and his team helped convert our house, which was previously divided into separate flats. He put the house back into its original state. We were very pleased with the work – Alan did a very thorough job of providing detailed quotes for the work that needed to be done and always kept us up to date on all the costs. His team of builders were very courteous and they all did a great job” (decorating and refurbishment).

Charlotte Brown – Ivy Gardens, N8

I would like to take this opportunity to say a big “thank you” for all the work you have done – by all accounts the best repainting and refurbishment works we have seen since Drake Croft was newly built (and I, for one, should know, because I have been around here that long
|||?|) and for kindly attending our Working Party meetings beforehand
to take us through all the potential opportunities for improving our, then, rather tired-looking building and answering all of our questions.
We could not have wished for a better service. You probably haven’t seen Drake Croft since the removal of the scaffolding because it was at this point that the improvements really made their full impact. Please pass on our thanks to Peter and John (in particular, for their infinite patience) and the rest of the team, for a job well done.I hope that we are in a position to be able to do business with you again in the future and that this strikes a reciprocal chord with you also.

Our very best wishes.

Bob and the Working Party at Drakecroft N16″ (Exterior decorations)

“We have used Alan lancaster ltd several times over the last 6 years in more than one property and they have always done a fantastic job, within the timescales agreed and at very competitive rates. Alan has a great team working for him who are both experienced and genuinely nice people to work with. I would highly recommend them” (decorating and refurbishment)

Susan Cooper- Allwyn Villas, N1

“Alan, thank you so much for helping transform our house – and with the minimum of fuss. Thanks for your professionalism and for that of the guys you’ve sent to us. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend you. We’ll be in touch again when the next phase kicks in! Thanks again and have a lovely Christmas.

Best wishes, Alison and the family ” (decorating and refurbishment)

Alison Huntington. Lady Somerset Road, London NW5

“Working with project manager Alan Lancaster and his skilled, friendly team, is about as stress-free as building can get , as they cover everything from decorating, plumbing, carpentry, and electrics, and can even arrange more original jobs like fitting iron balconys, should you require. I would recommend them highly” (decorating and refurbishment)

Harry Lansdown, 115, Mount View Road N4

“We hired Alan Lancaster Ltd to do the refurbishment of our new house in Noel Road. It was a complete strip out and redecoration. Alan designed all our fitted fitted furniture including bookshelves, wardrobes and a built in desk and was happy to revise his designs until we had exactly what we wanted. What impressed us most was the way he managed to work around our schedule keeping us informed throughout and adding and adapting work to suit our needs. He and his team were always a pleasure to deal with and very responsive. I would recommend Alan and his team to anyone who is looking for quality work delivered within a tight schedule and managed by someone with an excellent sense of design”.

Sophie Bessemer. Noel Road, London N1