"OUR PDA MEMBERSHIP GUARANTEES EXCELLENT CUSTOMER SERVICE AND WORKMANSHIP"
THE PAINTING & DECORATING ASSOCIATION (PDA)
The Painting and Decorating Association
(PDA) was established in 2002, following a merger of the British Decorators' Association
and the Painting & Decorating Federation. The British Decorators' Association was
originally founded in 1894.
Decorators looking to become members of the PDA are rigorously
vetted prior to admission. Members are committed to the highest standards in health
and safety practice, as well as training development.
The PDA is proud of its long
history and high standards, and a registered member can be relied upon to do a good
professional job at a fair price.
WHY USE A MEMBER
Painters and decorators often
come into people's homes and businesses - so customers want to know that person or
company is to be trusted.
Before being accepted for membership of the Association,
companies and individuals are rigorously vetted and prospective members have to fulfil
a number of requirements, including the production of evidence of more than five
year's experience in the industry.
They are also obliged to carry adequate public
liability insurance and references. Once accepted, members are then subjected to
random checks to ensure high standards are maintained.
The PDA also investigates
all complaints made against any members and endeavours to resolve any disputes through
CHOOSING A GOOD PAINTER AND DECORATOR
Cheapest is not always best in the
long run, as many people have found to their cost. It pays to shop around to find
a reputable firm who will give you an agreed price for the work to be done.
should always ask:
* Is the firm adequately insured?
* Is the quality of materials
* Will the work be done by competent tradesmen and properly supervised
apprentices drawing fair wages?
* Can I be sure the quotation is fair to all parties
in order to ensure a good, lasting job?
* Will the decorator give a guarantee on
It's easy to be taken for a ride by the cowboys - it pays to choose a qualified
Ultimately, PDA members are qualified, fully insured and able to produce
work of quality. They are also conversant with the latest technology and work to
a code of practice.
Quality products Be assured that your decorator will only use
good quality materials appropriate for the job. They will not skimp or take short-cuts
to keep costs down.
No hidden costs or nasty surprises All quotes or estimates will
be given in writing and will include a detailed specification of the work to be done.
Prices will be fully inclusive of VAT, material, labour and cleaning away of debris.