The Renovation Project Hero!
When the local plasterer cancelled the night before at the start of a time-limited 6 week renovation project (something about his labourer being sent to jail!) I was quickly moving towards crisis territory. With hindsight, this was a blessing, as I found Richard (Richard Gil of First Choice Plastering Aylesbury) on the internet. I called him up with my 'emergency' and the phrase I remember him using was "I never like to turn down work"! So over the next few weeks he fitted my job in on the spare days between his other jobs, plus returned as required when further rooms were ready for him over the following month. My Dad is a bit of an all rounder on building works and he was highly impressed with the quality of Richard's plastering. Also, a measure of a plasterer's quality is how tidy they work - top marks also on this front. Richard's assistant plasterer Ricky is also a very good plasterer plus a highly useful strongman - Ricky and I moved in all of the furniture in one day at the end of those 6 weeks!! Richard was (and presumably still is) happy to quote either on the fixed job basis or work on the daily rate. Despite my emergency Richard asked for no more than his standard daily rate (which having checked elsewhere was fair) and this worked out very well indeed for me. On a personal reference note Richard and Ricky are both very nice and genuine guys, and I am very grateful to them both. So never mind 5 stars out of 5, I would give them 50 stars out of 50!!