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    "Lindsay and the team met every challenge that faced them. They had great communication and experience. Skilled tradesmen and project managing produced a thorough and professional result. Very happy."
    Rating by: Mark  |  Rating posted: 11th May  |  Contact: Lindsay   |  Job date: Feb, 2020
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    Mark11th MayMore details…
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    "Lindsay and his team completed an interior patch up and colour matching job for us in one of our investment properties. Very high standard of work, carried out professionally, and minimum disruption to our tenants. Also took my incorrect paint colour advice in stride and worked out what the right colour was supposed to be! Abel Decorators are our “go-to” team whenever we need paint or decorating"
    Rating by: Ian  |  Rating posted: 25th Apr  |  Contact: Lindsay Mallia  |  Job date: Feb, 2020
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    Ian25th AprMore details…
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    "Lindsay and his team did a large external and internal paint job on a two-story property. Lindsay also project management a refurbishment of a flat within the same complex.

    Lindsay took ownership and accountability for the project from the outset. He provided a great weekly update on all things that had happened during the week, he managed the sub-contractors and found his communication whether verbally or in writing was fantastic.

    Given my experience with Lindsay, his team and his team of sub-contractors I would have no hesitation in recommending him. In fact I've asked him to look at another project for me."

    Rating by: Nathan  |  Rating posted: 21st Apr  |  Contact: Lindsay Mallia  |  Job date: Feb, 2020
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    Nathan21st AprMore details…
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    "If I had rated Lindsey and his team the day they finished the job. I would have rated them pretty highly as most do – job quality was OK I thought at the time, I wasn’t aware of anything actually wrong and he and his guys were all nice and friendly.

    However, over time all the following things came to light:
    - Using our stuff when they were in the house and we were out of town
    - Substandard work (not removing all the lichen from the roof before painting over it)
    - Most serious: When a problem arose that was their fault, and initially saying to leave it with him, he ended up doing the opposite and running a mile

    The detail…

    One thing that came to light after we came back to Wellington and they had been working on an inside room, was that I discovered that someone had got paint on my juggling balls. These were in a different room to the one they were painting, but someone must have found them and been playing with them with wet paint on their hands. I didn’t really mind them having a quick go with the juggling balls, but I was unhappy about them looking around our stuff and getting paint on them as I couldn’t get it off that material, and it did make us wonder what other things they may have done or looked through? I mentioned it to Lindsay and he was suitably shocked and apologised nicely for it. That was the first and last time we communicated about it – I don’t know if there was any follow up from Lindsay to the person/people concerned.

    The main problem started a couple of months after they finished Phase 1 of the work. One of the jobs they did for us was to get rid of the lichen on the roof and repaint it. They were meant to clean out the gutters of all the lichen as part of the job. However a couple of months after they had finished and the three stories of scaffolding had been removed, we had a decent amount of rain and we noticed that our gutters were overflowing rather than all the water coming down the downpipe. It would have been a super easy fix if the scaffolding was still there but that was gone by then. Bugger! I raised it with Lindsay in a very friendly and polite way. I never said that he was liable for it or that he had to fix it, but I was keen on getting his advice and help as I did say that it must be the lichen that came off the roof as there are no leaves that get in there as the house is higher than the surrounding trees. We looked out to the roof corner where the blockage was which was only a couple of metres from a balcony but you couldn’t actually get to the guttering and Lindsay quite rightly said that he couldn’t put anyone on the roof to do anything due to the three story drop and there not being any scaffolding then. He did say that he had some ideas though and to leave it with him – “sweet” I thought. It had been a positive and friendly conversation.

    At this same time we were waiting for Lindsay to start the second phase of painting that we had arranged for him to do. In email communications that I had with Lindsay about a mix of things (all polite and friendly), I included a reminder to him about having a look to see what he could do about the blockage in the guttering (as a couple of weeks had gone by). I was shocked to get a rather abrupt email back from Lindsay saying that they didn’t accept any liability for it and saying that they weren’t plumbers and that it would be better solved by a plumber and he directed me to a specific plumbing company.

    That was a 180 degree turn from him saying he had some ideas and to leave it with him, and it came totally out of the blue and I still don’t understand why the shift. I was aware that his sister had an illness at the time, and so I was being very sensitive and also cutting him some slack, but even if he was stressed about that, I couldn’t understand this running away from a problem they had caused.

    I wrote back to him saying that it didn’t fit with the conversation we had had about it, as he had said he had some ideas and to leave it with him. I did say though that the blockage must be from the lichen as no leaves get into it and I asked whether he was now saying that he wasn’t even going to now try to rectify it. This was still a polite email.

    The next day Lindsay’s team were due to come and start the second phase of the painting job. However only Lindsay arrived, and he told me that he wasn’t going to do the second phase of the painting at all (after we had waited a few months for him to start), and also he wasn’t going to do anything to fix the blockage. What! I was in shock. His logic was that he didn’t like being reminded of something and he thought that there was some tension between us now and it didn’t feel right to continue. He was right that there was some tension between us at that point, but the tone had always been polite and professional. I did thank him for coming in person to tell me rather than just emailing, but I was still in shock. That is the last time Lindsay and I communicated.

    After reflecting on this afterwards, and re-reading the last couple of emails a few times. The only thing I could come up with is that Lindsay is super-sensitive about someone pointing out that something isn’t right or being reminded of something, and sadly he doesn’t then fix it but then gets defensive (even when you aren’t evening saying he has to fix it) and runs away from it. I wonder if the stress of his sister’s illness was a factor here, but even with that it doesn’t fully explain the lack of professionalism and taking responsibility for issues caused by your guys, or if his behaviour was due to some stress at the time, to come back later and apologise for the lack of professionalism.

    It turns out that it was easy enough to fix the blockage by cutting the downpipe (that was actually more horizontal to take the water to a different bit of roof) and put the hose on the roof and wiggle a long stick with a hook attached to it around in the guttering where the downpipe was and sure enough a large pile of lichen washed through and out of the cut pipe onto the deck. I then re-joined the cut pipe and all was good.

    We have recently had another painter up on the roof to paint a flashing that we had to replace on the roof’s ridge. The new painter made a comment about the low quality of Lindsay’s work and said that Lindsay must have used a very low-pressure sprayer to get the paint on given the grainy texture of the paint. I went up to have a look and sure enough it was different to the new painters work, but I wasn’t too worried about it (the new guy’s painting was more shiny and Lindsay’s work looked more matte, but I didn’t care too much about that). What I was shocked by though, was that as I was looking more closely at Lindsay’s work I could see lots of places where there was still some lichen on the roof that Lindsay had just painted over!!! The bulk of it had gone but not all of it, so now we have various patches of lichen still on the roof with a layer of paint over the top of it.

    So with the value of hindsight I am not at all happy with Lindsay. I was very sad about the way it all ended and it didn’t need to be that way. The worst thing was that when it came to standing by his work he wouldn’t and he ran a mile rather than facing up to it, ironically when there was even an easy fix for that problem. I would not use him again.
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    Lindsay mallia responded:
    "Ian Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. We are perplexed at the timing though, as the original works were completed back in 2018. We are sorry your experience with us did not meet your expectations. This is an uncommon instance, as displayed in our reviews. We do not agree with your feedback. We are known for our exceptional customer service, workmanship and we stand by our staff's ability to provide quality outcomes consistently. Stay safe and well"
    Rating by: Ian  |  Rating posted: 20th Apr  |  Contact: Lindsay Mallia  |  Job date: Dec, 2018
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    Ian20th AprMore details, one reply…
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    "I recently used Abel Decorators to do a full paint strip and repaint of the exterior of my property. I can't praise them enough. From the initial quote that detailed everything out that was discussed to the attention of detail applied to their work. I met all the people working on my house and they were so friendly and polite, and at the end of each day the clean up was exceptional. I couldn't be happier with the final product, the extra work that was needed was organised and the stress definitely wasn't something I needed to worry about. Highly recommended this company."
    Rating by: Fiona  |  Rating posted: 15th Oct, 2019  |  Contact: Lyndsey  |  Job date: Oct, 2019
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    Fiona15th Oct, 2019More details…
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    "Lindsay and his team did a wonderful job updating and refurbishing a Wadestown property that hadn't had any love for 15-years!

    When we walked into the property yesterday it was unrecognisable (it was amazing). Lindsay and his team of sub-contractors (whom he managed on our behalf) came in listened to what we had in mind and simply delivered on our vision.

    Lindsay has an outstanding customer service ethic which puts him in a different level to his competitors. He genuinely cares about what he delivers back to you.

    I would not hesitate to you Lindsay again (in fact we've booked him and his team in for another project in December) or recommend him.
    "

    Rating by: Nathan  |  Rating posted: 5th Sep, 2019  |  Contact: Lindsay Mallia  |  Job date: Sep, 2019
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    Nathan5th Sep, 2019More details…
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    "Lindsay and the team at Abel Decorators are simply fantastic to deal with. We worked with Lindsay a few years back when he painted the exterior of our house, so when we needed our interior done at a new place, we knew who to call.
    Lindsay, Shane and the team do a meticulous job, and the results speak for themselves. We wouldn't hesitate recommending them to others or using them again in the future.
    "
    Rating by: Claire  |  Rating posted: 11th Jul, 2019  |  Contact: Lindsay Mallia  |  Job date: Jul, 2019
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    Claire11th Jul, 2019More details…
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    "Lindsay and his team did a great job painting my windows and doors.
    Being out of town I relied on Lindsay's communication re the job and progress.
    Lindsay emailed me frequently with progress reports and kept me up to date.
    The price was as quoted.
    I highly recommend Able Decorators.
    Sandra.
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    Rating by: Sandra  |  Rating posted: 19th Jun, 2019  |  Contact: Lindsay Mallia  |  Job date: Jun, 2019
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    Sandra19th Jun, 2019More details…
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    "Fantastic response answered the phone turned up on time completed job as described and gave advise on improving switch board. Very professional electrician job well done. Highly reccomended."
    Rating by: Tom  |  Rating posted: 26th Feb, 2019  |  Contact: Steve at Barratt-Boys Electrical  |  Job date: Feb, 2019
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    Tom26th Feb, 2019More details…
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    "We cannot speak highly enough of Abel Decorators' work.
    Lindsay Mallia and his team did a great job painting external windowframes on our apartment block. Lindsay also organised a builder to replace rotting beadings, as well as the scaffolding company. He even put us on to a good roofer when we suddenly found we needed roof fixings replaced. All of this made it easy and stress free for us.
    We were kept up to date with progress all the way, which was very reassuring.
    Shane and the guys on site worked long hours, and were always friendly, courteous and helpful. They were a pleasure to have around.

    Getting the job done quickly meant we minimised the cost of expensive scaffolding.

    We are very happy to recommend Abel Decorators

    Sue Field

    Jill Williams

    Rebekah Rasmussen

    Lynwood Court Company Directors

    Brooklyn, Wellington
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    Rating by: Sue  |  Rating posted: 26th Feb, 2019  |  Contact: Lindsay Mallia  |  Job date: Feb, 2019
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    Sue26th Feb, 2019More details…
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    "Lindsay and his team did an outstanding job, painting the exterior of our house (weatherboards, concrete foundation with stucco finish, windows & frames, roof soffit & fascia; as well as orgnising a carpenter to come in and replace the rusty hinges). Big kudos to them for trying to ensure the job was done within the quoted timeframe (working Saturdays to overcome the persistent rubbish weather), whilst still maintaining integrity in the craftsmanship and a quality final outcome.

    A huge pat on the back and it speaks for itself that during the job, several people from the neighbourhood came and asked for Abel's business cards."

    Rating by: Nathan  |  Rating posted: 29th Jan, 2019  |  Contact: Lindsay Mallia  |  Job date: Nov, 2018
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    Nathan29th Jan, 2019More details…
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    "Lindsay arranged for plastering and ceiling painting following skylight replacements. Just getting other firms to respond to quote the job was a mission, but when we tried Able it was all professional. Great communication - Lindsay kept us informed at all stages. The friendly team were great to have on site, arrived on site when they said they would, and did an excellent job. We will probably use Lindsay again in the future! "
    Rating by: Mike  |  Rating posted: 21st Dec, 2018  |  Contact: Lindsay Mallia  |  Job date: Dec, 2018
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    Mike21st Dec, 2018More details…
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    "Able Painting is amazing. I used this firm to paint windows, doors and fences. As well as interior work. Lindsay Mallia arrived when he said he would to undertake an inspection for a quote, the quote was detailed and very prompt. Able Painting began the work when it said it would. It kept me up to date with progress. It stripped back the old paint to wood, re-puttyed and undertook painstaking preparation. Lindsay visited the site daily. The team who worked at my place were young. They followed a clear chain of authority. They were respectful, engaging, professional, took pride in their work and had the ability to say 'no, Im not trained to do that, I'll take it to Lindsay and he will sort it out'. And they did. They cleaned up after themselves every day and asked my windows at the end of the job. Their work is very good value for money. I am picky and they have done a very very good job. I thoroughly recommend them."
    Rating by: D. M  |  Rating posted: 15th Nov, 2018  |  Contact: Lindsay Mallia  |  Job date: Oct, 2018
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    D. M15th Nov, 2018More details…
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    "We had our bathroom and hallway cleaned, cracks and dents in the walls and doors repaired, ceiling/walls/doors painted - very good quality; very professional communication and conduct. Would not hesitate to recommend Abel Decorators to anyone."
    Rating by: Sasha  |  Rating posted: 23rd Aug, 2018  |  Contact: Lindsay Mallia  |  Job date: Aug, 2018
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    Sasha23rd Aug, 2018More details…
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    "Great to deal with, were on time, communication was great, work quality was excellent, pleasure to deal with.

    Did an outstanding job quickly and to quote. Highly recommended 5 stars plus!"

    Rating by: Elizabeth   |  Rating posted: 1st Aug, 2018  |  Contact: Lindsay Mallia  |  Job date: Aug, 2018
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    Elizabeth 1st Aug, 2018More details…
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    "High quality work from the Abel team, receptive to what we were asking for, close attention to detail, and working to high standards. We appreciated the pride they took in painting our place, including consulting each other on tricky parts that could easily have been overlooked. For example, adding extra trim and painting metal parts of roof for better continuity. Would recommend."
    Rating by: Charles  |  Rating posted: 18th Jul, 2018  |  Contact: Lindsay Mallia  |  Job date: Jul, 2018
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    Charles18th Jul, 2018More details…
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    "Just an awesome job: tidy and quick.

    This was an outside job and they put dropsheets down *and* vacuumed (yes *outside* the house) every day.

    Some tricky cutting-in all superbly done.

    On completion they cleaned the windows!

    Excellent communication throughout and all staff approachable and polite.

    Have already booked more work"

    Rating by: Ben  |  Rating posted: 11th Jul, 2018  |  Contact: Lindsay Mallia  |  Job date: Jun, 2018
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    Ben11th Jul, 2018More details…
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    "I would highly recommend Lindsay and his team - they did a fantastic job repainting the ceiling and walls in our bathroom, they were professional, provided helpful advice, communicated extremely well, kept my bathroom super clean and were accommodating to our family while our bathroom was repainted "
    Rating by: Yvette  |  Rating posted: 28th Jun, 2018  |  Contact: Lindsay Mallia  |  Job date: Jun, 2018
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    Yvette28th Jun, 2018More details…
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    "Lindsay organised for Matt the plasterer to skim coat our hallway, lounge and dining room. What an amazing team! Lindsay assessed our job and provided a quote within a few days of me contacting him. Matt and Lindsay always arrived on site at the time they said they would and they completed the job within the time-frame they indicated. Matt was a real perfectionist (just what you want in a plasterer!) and the final result was brilliant. Lindsay kept us fully informed throughout the process and even offered us free painting tips - thank you! I would not hesitate to recommend Lindsay and Matt to anyone."
    Rating by: Emma  |  Rating posted: 17th Apr, 2018  |  Contact: Lindsay Mallia  |  Job date: Apr, 2018
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    Emma17th Apr, 2018More details…
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    "I appreciate that you took on my contract at short notice when another firm delayed their start date by 5 weeks.
    When I arrived home last night it was to a seamless finish. Your team had even vacuumed. I really appreciate your attention to detail. My home looked like no-one had been in it - with the cracks and holes filled fixed and painted - it looked just as it should.
    I have a lovely sense of feeling like my home is whole again.
    I appreciate that you state what you'll do and then do it. I knew when you were going to be in my home, what you would be doing and when i could and could not use the bathroom, where things were up to.
    "
    Rating by: D M  |  Rating posted: 29th Mar, 2018  |  Contact: Lindsay Mallia  |  Job date: Mar, 2018
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    D M29th Mar, 2018More details…
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    "Lindsay organised the exterior painting of our house in Jan/Feb 2018 and did an excellent job. The whole operation is run very professionally and I have no hesitation in recommending them.
    Our house had not been painted in many years, and required stripping back to the weatherboard before prep and painting. The job was done on time, with the best advice given on what to do and the steps involved.
    The guys did an amazing job in difficult circumstances - every single day without fail they would tidy up after themselves - not something you can say of many in this business. If you are unsure of who to approach for your work I can truly say that Lindsay & all of the team are friendly, honest and reliable who do what they say they will.

    We are very happy customers!
    "
    Rating by: Russ  |  Rating posted: 22nd Feb, 2018  |  Contact: Russ Watts  |  Job date: Feb, 2018
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    Russ22nd Feb, 2018More details…
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    "These guys are the real deal! Jacob and Reuben did an fantastic job painting the exterior of our place and more importantly they were polite, conscientious, and respectful of us and our property. We had a great run with the weather and they were always on time in the mornings and gave plenty of notice if they weren't going to be there.

    I would have no hesitations using them for other jobs or recommending them to others.

    "

    Rating by: Stefan  |  Rating posted: 14th Nov, 2017  |  Contact: Lindsay Mallia  |  Job date: Nov, 2017
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    Stefan14th Nov, 2017More details…
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    "WOW Lindsay, Jacob and team you have done it again. We have a residential property management company and have Abel Decorators as one of our most preferred painting contracts for our clients valuable assets. This is for all the reasons consistently mentioned by all the comments on this page. Timely, great communication, excellent quality, respectful tradespeople who take ownership and a pride in their work, value for money..... "Not the cheapest but we leave that to the cowboys".

    Held so highly in regard that we have recently had Lindsay, Jacob and team paint our bathrooms at our own home. This time I was the resident with painters in my home - experience fantastic. No disruption to our household, respectful tradespeople and of course all the qualities of the consummate professional service we have benefitted from over the years.

    Many thanks to Abel Decorators.
    "
    Rating by: Kelvin  |  Rating posted: 3rd Nov, 2017  |  Contact: Lindsay Mallia  |  Job date: Sep, 2017
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    Kelvin3rd Nov, 2017More details…
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    "We chose Lindsay to repaint the exterior, including roof, of our 120-year old Petone villa. Very pleased that we did; the result is fantastic, even better than I had hoped it would be. Lindsay oversaw all of the work, including arranging scaffolding, repairs to joinery, and put us onto a roofer when we discovered rusted iron that needed replacing. Lindsay's communication with us was excellent, ensuring that we did not need to worry about anything, and we were kept informed on progress and fully consulted at every step. You may find cheaper quotes elsewhere for your job, but I am convinced that it is worth paying more for work of this quality and outstanding customer service. This shows in the care and attention to detail taken during preparation, the use of specialist materials and paints, and importantly in the final result which is absolutely stunning. I highly recommend Lindsay; he is a thorough professional and great to work with and his team were all very professional and dedicated to doing a great job. They should all be very proud of their work on our villa."
    Rating by: Andrew  |  Rating posted: 21st Oct, 2017  |  Contact: Lindsay Mallia  |  Job date: Oct, 2017
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    Andrew21st Oct, 2017More details…
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    "We were delighted with the standard of work from Lindsay and his team. Starting from a very rough canvas they totally transformed the interior of our house. Completely hassle free experience and great guys to deal with."
    Rating by: Helen  |  Rating posted: 25th Aug, 2017  |  Contact: Lindsay Mallia  |  Job date: Jul, 2017
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    Helen25th Aug, 2017More details…
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    "Lindsay took on our job (painting some ceilings and some internal walls) at short notice, organised other trades where necessary and fitted our work in around other jobs he had on the go. We're very happy with the result and the cost. We would definitely use Lindsay and his team again."
    Rating by: Ian  |  Rating posted: 4th Jun, 2017  |  Contact: Lindsay  |  Job date: May, 2017
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    Ian4th Jun, 2017More details…
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    "We were recommended Lindsay through our friend and I'm so pleased we were, fantastic guy and the consummate professional. He and his team were excellent and painted the outside of our house over April and May. He was great with communication and advised us every step of the way. Abel Decorators are not the cheapest painters around, but when your investing in your house, you need to know it'll be done well and done right, no problems in recommending Lindsay, thanks "
    Rating by: Rich  |  Rating posted: 16th May, 2017  |  Contact: Lindsay Mallia  |  Job date: May, 2017
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    Rich16th May, 2017More details…
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    "Lindsay, from Abel Decorators sets the bar high when it comes to customer service, reliability and communication, and he delivers.
    I was impressed that he found the time to come to my place and give me a quote on the same day I called.
    His communication skills are brilliant and he kept me informed of when and what was happening with the job. Lindsay and Jacob proved themselves very reliable by turning up when they said they would and Jacob got the job done quickly and efficiently to great result, and at a reasonable price too.

    It was a pleasure doing business with you Abel Decorators. Highly recommend!
    "
    Rating by: Rachel   |  Rating posted: 10th May, 2017  |  Contact: Lindsay Mallia and Jacob  |  Job date: May, 2017
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    Rachel 10th May, 2017More details…
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    "Lindsay recently undertook some exterior painting work at our house and we are very pleased with the result. Lindsay was excellent at communicating where things were at on the job and ensured it was completed by our deadline (which had shifted substantially from what we originally advised him due to other work being undertaken at our house and Wellington's recent wet weather, causing us quite a bit of stress!). He and his team were very clean and tidy on site and the work was completed to a very high standard."
    Rating by: Joanna  |  Rating posted: 29th Apr, 2017  |  Contact: Joanna Barnes-Wylie  |  Job date: Apr, 2017
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    Joanna29th Apr, 2017More details…
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    "Lindsay is fantastic to deal with, friendly and helpful when planning our paint job. happy to move dates due to changes with other tradies. Turned up when said and got straight to work. Quality top notch, and was very careful laying drop clothes etc to prevent paint going where is shouldnt :-). Highly recommended. "
    Rating by: Justin  |  Rating posted: 2nd Apr, 2017  |  Contact: Lindsay  |  Job date: Apr, 2017
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    Justin2nd Apr, 2017More details…
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    "Lindsay is my go to man for all painting. He has completed three jobs for me now including the exterior of our house plus two interior jobs. He always does exactly what he says he is going to do. He's reliable, on time, easy to deal with and a great communicator. Plus his prices are fair and the job done is excellent. He checks everything thoroughly and if he's not 100% happy he'll keep going until he is. He also goes the extra mile. I thought he'd forgotten to leave us with the leftover paint so I text him. Of course he had left it, he'd put it away In the shed for me. Genuine all round nice guy. You can't go wrong."
    Rating by: Elaine  |  Rating posted: 12th Mar, 2017  |  Contact: Lindsay Mallia  |  Job date: Mar, 2017
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    Elaine12th Mar, 2017More details…
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    "I've used Lindsay's Abel Decorators exclusively now for the best part of the last 20 years. His team have always done top notch work which we haven't had to revisit - that is really important to me - having the job done once, done right, and not having to be touched again until normal wear and tear dictates the need. Latest job was an exterior paint of new cladding - great job done, great advice on the new type of paint we were intending to use and how it would work with the cladding."
    Rating by: Ian  |  Rating posted: 11th Mar, 2017  |  Contact: Lindsay Mallia  |  Job date: Feb, 2017
    Communication: 100%  |  Quality: 100%  |  Reliability: 100%  |  Value: 100%
    Ian11th Mar, 2017More details…
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    "We were really impressed with Lindsay's communication and the service he provided. Quick to provide a quote and more than happy to answer any questions we had.
    Lindsay arrived on the day of the job on time and introduced us to Matt who did the plastering. Lindsay & Matt also explained everything to us- great communication.
    Matt did a fantastic job, was clean, tidy and efficient.
    Lindsay followed up after to check we were happy - amazing!
    We highly recommend Abel Decorators and would definitely work with them again.
    "
    Rating by: Kirsty  |  Rating posted: 8th Feb, 2017  |  Contact: Lindsay Mallia  |  Job date: Feb, 2017
    Communication: 100%  |  Quality: 100%  |  Reliability: 100%  |  Value: 100%
    Kirsty8th Feb, 2017More details…
  • 100%
    "We are very pleased with the job done by Abel Decorators in the exterior painting of the house. The job was done on time, within budget and with the minimum of fuss, In addition, some other maintenance work were also completed at the same time, such as the renewal of the spouting, some joinery as well as glazing work. To a large extent, this was due to the knowledge and technical expertise of Lindsay who organised the works. The cleansing of the exterior windows were also done at the same time. The whole team was very efficient, working quietly and steadily towards the completion of the job. We were regularly updated on the progress of the works so we were well informed most of the time."
    Rating by: Colin  |  Rating posted: 14th Oct, 2016  |  Contact: Lindsay Malia  |  Job date: Oct, 2016
    Communication: 100%  |  Quality: 100%  |  Reliability: 100%  |  Value: 100%
    Colin14th Oct, 2016More details…
  • 100%
    "So impressed with Lindsay and the team. Fantastic plaster work and painting. Very prompt, professional and cheerful. Clearly loves to deliver great work. Thanks very much Lindsay. Definitely recommend Abel Decorators!"
    Rating by: Rocky   |  Rating posted: 16th Jul, 2016  |  Contact: Lindsay Mallia  |  Job date: Jun, 2016
    Communication: 100%  |  Quality: 100%  |  Reliability: 100%  |  Value: 100%
    Rocky 16th Jul, 2016More details…
  • 100%
    "I found Lindsay and his team very professional and they did a fantastic job for me, painting the master bedroom and internal garage walls. Lindsay communicated with me regularly to let me know how things were going which I really appreciated. Plus, initiative on the job was taken. I will definitely use them again and highly recommend to anyone"
    Rating by: Jane Nixon  |  Rating posted: 22nd Mar, 2016  |  Contact: Lindsay Mallia  |  Job date: Mar, 2016
    Communication: 100%  |  Quality: 100%  |  Reliability: 100%  |  Value: 100%
    Jane Nixon22nd Mar, 2016More details…
  • 93%
    "Lindsay was excellent to communicate with and his team did a great job - I would highly recommend Abel Decorators."
    Rating by: Emma  |  Rating posted: 9th Feb, 2016  |  Contact: Lindsay Mallia  |  Job date: Feb, 2016
    Communication: 90%  |  Quality: 100%  |  Reliability: 90%  |  Value: 90%
    Emma9th Feb, 2016More details…
  • 100%
    "Had a great experience with Abel Decorators - received prompt service, excellent quality of work commented on by my visitors, flexible as to timing, and kept me informed of how the job was going. Would definitely use again."
    Rating by: David  |  Rating posted: 11th Jan, 2016  |  Contact: Lindsay Mallia  |  Job date: Dec, 2015
    Communication: 100%  |  Quality: 100%  |  Reliability: 100%  |  Value: 100%
    David11th Jan, 2016More details…
  • 95%
    "Very happy with the service provided. Quick to respond to queries, turned up on time, and gave me regular updates of where they were up to. Nicely done job in a difficult area too"
    Rating by: Kirsten  |  Rating posted: 21st Jul, 2015  |  Contact: Lindsay Mallia  |  Job date: Jul, 2015
    Communication: 100%  |  Quality: 90%  |  Reliability: 100%  |  Value: 90%
    Kirsten21st Jul, 2015More details…
  • 100%
    "I have nothing but positive things to say about Lindsay and his team. They were punctual, friendly, tidy, reasonably priced and did a perfect job. I now have him lined up to do more work around our home - I am delighted.

    "

    Rating by: Frances   |  Rating posted: 20th May, 2015  |  Contact: Lindsay   |  Job date: May, 2015
    Communication: 100%  |  Quality: 100%  |  Reliability: 100%  |  Value: 100%
    Frances 20th May, 2015More details…
  • 100%
    "Such a great service! Very highly recommended. Made everything as easy as possible and was fast and effective. Great pricing, fair and reasonable! Will definitely be my go to in the future for all my jobs like this!

    Cheers guys!"

    Rating by: Ran  |  Rating posted: 18th May, 2015  |  Contact: Lindsay Mallia  |  Job date: May, 2015
    Communication: 100%  |  Quality: 100%  |  Reliability: 100%  |  Value: 100%
    Ran18th May, 2015More details…
  • 100%
    "The guys have just completed an amazing job wallpapering the feature wall in our bedroom, the paper looks fantastic. I am so pleased. I can highly recommend Abel Decorators for both painting and wall papering. Once again the job was done on time, with no mess at all. The room was left in perfect order. Thank you for your care and dedication in doing such quality work.
    "
    Rating by: Julie  |  Rating posted: 21st Apr, 2015  |  Contact: Lindsay   |  Job date: Apr, 2015
    Communication: 100%  |  Quality: 100%  |  Reliability: 100%  |  Value: 100%
    Julie21st Apr, 2015More details…
  • 98%
    "Lindsay and his team did a great job for us. Timeframes and budgets were adhered to and Lindsay provided excellent communication keeping us updated as required. The work completed was of a high quality and the guys were hardworking, friendly and helpful. I have no hesitation in recommending Abel Decorators. "
    Rating by: Todd  |  Rating posted: 17th Jan, 2015  |  Contact: Lindsay Mallia  |  Job date: Nov, 2014
    Communication: 100%  |  Quality: 100%  |  Reliability: 100%  |  Value: 90%
    Todd17th Jan, 2015More details…
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    "Turned up at the time agreed for meetings, organised a colour consultant, kept me informed of progress and the two internal rooms painted look great. Also helped organise a builder to sort out a couple of issues. "
    Rating by: trish  |  Rating posted: 3rd Oct, 2014  |  Contact: Lindsay  |  Job date: Sep, 2014
    Communication: 100%  |  Quality: 100%  |  Reliability: 100%  |  Value: 100%
    trish3rd Oct, 2014More details…
  • 100%
    "We had no idea where to start with our house painting so sort advise from three businesses registered on No Cowboys. Thankfully Lindsay was one of the three and he ticked all the boxs in the right places. He assessed the work to be done, gave us professional advise on the what's and why's of products and techniques, recommended a colour consultant and gave a professional and very detailed quote for every bit of work to be done. He managed his staff well and critiqued the work in progress and on completion. Lindsay is one of the most professional business people we have dealt with for a very long time, putting the customer first. He is a man true to his word."
    Rating by: Jim & Judy  |  Rating posted: 6th Apr, 2014  |  Contact: Lindsay Mallia  |  Job date: Mar, 2014
    Communication: 100%  |  Quality: 100%  |  Reliability: 100%  |  Value: 100%
    Jim & Judy6th Apr, 2014More details…
  • 100%
    "Lindsay,

    Thank you for the great job you made of painting my house in January 2012. It looks as good today, as it did when you finished the job more than 18 months ago.

    You were recommended to me by a friend. I referred you to another friend of mine, when you had finished painting my house.

    We are all very pleased with the results of your work. I continue to recommend you to friends and colleagues and I would definitely use you again.

    You are a reliable, down to earth tradesman who takes pride in his work. You also have a real appreciation of the importance of customer service.

    Regards

    Lincoln
    "

    Rating by: Lincoln  |  Rating posted: 11th Oct, 2013  |  Contact: Lindsay Mallia  |  Job date: Jan, 2012
    Communication: 100%  |  Quality: 100%  |  Reliability: 100%  |  Value: 100%
    Lincoln11th Oct, 2013More details…
  • 93%
    "all i requested was a quote for a possible painting job. Lindsay was professional, courteous and very respectful of me as the home owner. that was thoroughly appreciated."
    Rating by: Rosanne  |  Rating posted: 22nd May, 2012  |  Contact: Lindsay  |  Job date: Apr, 2012
    Communication: 100%  |  Quality: 90%  |  Reliability: 100%  |  Value: 80%
    Rosanne22nd May, 2012More details…
  • 98%
    "A professional, friendly and thoroughly pleasing result. The swift, personal quote and communication was great and the job was completed as quickly as the weather would allow. Highly recommended."
    Rating by: Russell  |  Rating posted: 11th Apr, 2012  |  Contact: Lindsay Mallia  |  Job date: Apr, 2012
    Communication: 100%  |  Quality: 100%  |  Reliability: 100%  |  Value: 90%
    Russell11th Apr, 2012More details…
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    "Very happy with this company. The painters queried a couple of things - good that they used their initiative. Mess tidied away regularly. Stripping and painting our old house was a huge nasty job but they seemed very efficient. "
    Rating by: Pam  |  Rating posted: 1st Oct, 2011  |  Contact: Lindsay  |  Job date: Oct, 2010
    Communication: 100%  |  Quality: 100%  |  Reliability: 100%  |  Value: 100%
    Pam1st Oct, 2011More details…

Primary contact
Lindsay mallia

Phone number
0274832872

Phone number (alternative)
044788734

Website
www.abeldecorators.co.nz

Availability
This week/ASAP

Physical address
5 Bayswater Place,
Newlands,
6037

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