"I have collaborated with Darren on a few property projects. Most recently he was my first choice for our overseas holiday rental villa renovation, rather than working with a local firm.

Darren came and spent over 6 weeks working on restoring our villa to its former glory.

Darren is an extremely solution-orientated craftsman, creative thinker and the consummate professional. What sets him apart from everybody I have ever worked with is two things ; his standards are impeccable and his commitment is absolute.

If  Darren is the first decorator you work with he'll be your last. You won't find a higher calibre, more committed tradesman in the industry."

 Jamie Harding, Sommierés, Southern France May 2017

"I would like to say how pleased I am for the work carried out at my salon in Stoke village Plymouth by Darren of  Williams Yard. I could not have asked for better service and attention to detail."

Rob Pilgrim, Managing Director, Ocean Dudes Ltd April 2018

"After careful deliberation we chose Darren to paint both the interior and exterior of our rather dated Victorian Terrace and it was by far the best decision we made. Right from the start of the project, and throughout, Darren approached his work with an attitude based upon going the extra mile by providing us with a superior service and a commitment that shines through in his painting. His meticulous attention to detail and fastidious surface preparation ensured that the paint went on perfectly proving an extremely high quality finish that we were absolutely thrilled with. Darren possesses a unique dedication to detail that was needed to complete our restoration and transform our house back to its former glory."

Deanne Carlson, Stoke, Plymouth September 2016 

" Darren of Williams Yard decorated our landing and hallway, it was in a state as the walls had dado rails and coving which had been ripped off. He was able to make the walls flat and smooth and also went the extra mile by chasing an electric cable into the wall. We had to wait some time for Darren (due to his waiting list of around 2 months) but we are so glad we did. We have asked him to do our kitchen next."
Toni Mason, Waterlooville, Portsmouth April 2016

" It has been so wonderful having Michelangelo and his glamorous assistant painting our house. You are the best painter I have ever seen, the house is fantastic - Thank you!"

Angie Faulkner, West Hoe, Plymouth March 2016


"I want to thank you so much for the recent work you carried out on our 1930's semi. Following the disastrous experience we had with a plasterer a few years ago, you have successfully renewed my faith in local tradesmen! All your time and effort spent in filling the horrendous cracks in the ceiling and walls of our front room has really paid off, they now look immaculate and to top it off the quality of paint finish is second to none. Our bespoke hardwood windows looked wonderful before you painted them, they now look outstanding, bringing a new lease of life to the front of our property and we have already had a lot of positive comments from our neighbors! We wouldn't hesitate to recommend you to anyone, with your drive and determination, methodical nature and attention to detail, it was an absolute pleasure to have you working at our home. We will be sure to contact you when the next project begins."

Kate Whittaker, Pinhoe, Exeter October 2015


"Darren works closely with Lowe and Bespoke Kitchens, his finishing is particular and delicate. We enjoy his presence when he  works at our finishing shop, he has provided us with reliabilty and a  great finish time and again. We hope to work with William's Yard Decorators for years to come."

Lee Andrews Director of Lowe and Bespoke Kitchens, Crediton July 2015


"As a landlord I use decorators frequently, I can say without hesitation that Darren's work is by far the best I have seen.  His attention to detail is unmatched, he clearly takes an enormous amount of pride in his work and more importantly he is upfront and transparent about the job so at every stage of the process I knew exactly what service I was getting.  I would not hesitate to recommend his services to anyone."

Jamie Harding, Chiswick, London May 2015


"Darren is a superb decorator, his passion and skill are clearly demonstrated in the resulting job.  This should be the decorator that everyone wants, as the results are simply perfect."
Seva Felixson, Notting Hill, London May 2015
"Darren is a very reliable guy who arrives when he says he will, he gave us good advice and the painting he did for us was excellent and looks really neat and professional.  I would say he's the best man for the job."
Dr Roger Crabtree, Somerset March 2015
"When Darren painted my hall down to the garden I wish I had taken before and after photos as the transformation was incredible! It looked like a different house. I was delighted with the quality of the finished result and it still looks great seven years later! "
Anthonissa Moger, Owner, Birthstory.org London February 2015
Darren is incredibly knowledgeable and is always happy to offer help and advice. With his attention to detail, complete preparation prior to starting a job, ability to keep a site spotless during the job, motivation to work until the job is finished and with the best fine finish every time, we would never hesitate to work with Williams Yard Decorators of Devon and always recommend them to our customers and acquaintances.”  

James Riggall, Managing Director, James Riggall Fine Joinery Exeter December 2014









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