Our Testimonials

Avery Group

Metcalf Commercial Decorators has been a preferred supplier to our  group of healthcare companies for over 20 years.  In the early years services were predominantly focused on internal and external decoration. More recently,  the company has been running a large number of substantial refurbishment projects across the group. These involve overseeing all aspects of the works (across all disciplines) and running the job from inception to completion.

Throughout our long working relationship, Metcalf’s attention to detail and quality of work has remained at the highest possible level. The friendliness and professionalism of the team has also ensured that the disruption to our homes and residents has been kept to an absolute minimum - an extremely important factor in the successful delivery of any of our projects.

We expect Metcalf’s to remain a valued and integral supplier to our business as we continue to expand and grow in the years to come.


John M B Strowbridge, Managing Director

Weston Allison Wright

We have worked closely with Metcalf Commercial Decorators Limited for many years.  Over the last 3 years we have been engaged with them in a succession of very successful high end office refurbishment projects in the centre of London.  The quality of the end product has been outstanding and the attention to detail impressive.  Metcalfs have continually demonstrated their commitment to the successful delivery of each of these projects by engaging as part of the project team with us and with the client and this collaborative approach has been invaluable.  We would be very happy to work with them again when the opportunity arises.


John Wright FRICS, Director

Stimpson Walton Bond

We have worked with Metcalf decorators on various types of building including Grade 1 listed churches, a Grade 1 listed museum and extensive refurbishment works including a conversion of a large Victorian vicarage into  a day nursery and refurbishment works in an existing mental health hospital. As architects our reputation is built on attention to detail through the design process to the completion of a project. Metcalf decorators always achieve the high quality finish that we look for. They engage willingly in a collaborative approach offering advice when required and take on board some of the more challenging architectural requirements in a positive manner. The recently completed works at Abington Museum in Northampton demonstrated their active involvement in achieving a successful colour scheme through various tests and samples to create the desired effect. Their workmen are always polite and helpful and in particular director Ian Metcalf is always on hand to assist and help when required.  Whether they are appointed directly through a competitive tender process or appointed as a subcontractor we know Metcalf’s will deliver a high quality finish.


Adrian Ringrose Dip Arch BA Arch RIBA AABC

Architect & Managing Director

Courteenhall Estates

We’ve been using Metcalfs for a number of years and have stuck with them because the quality of service and work is outstanding. They are a pleasure to deal with and fantastically reliable.


Johnny Wake, Managing Partner

Westbrook Properties

Metcalf Decorators Limited have delivered a number of successful commercial refurbishment projects for our UK business, as Principal Contractor.

Recent projects include:

- 25,000 sq.ft multi-let office in London Bridge, SE1

- 30,000 sq.ft industrial estate on Purley Way, Croydon

- 35,000 sq.ft Grade II Listed office on Lloyds Avenue, London, EC3

- 40,000 sq.ft business park in Kingston-upon-Thanes, KT1

- 45,000 sq.ft industrial estate in West Drayton near Heathrow

- 50,000 sq.ft business centre in Park Royal, London, NW10

- 400,000 sq:ft industrial estate in Peterborough

All projects have been undertaken with notable commitment to maintaining both quality workmanship & value for money.


Johnny Huxley, Executive Vice President

Northants County Cricket Club

We are delighted to have Metcalfs as one of our main club partners.  Their professionalism, quality and service are second to none.  Nothing is too much trouble and their attention to detail means that every job is finished to the highest standard in a timely manner.  We receive a lot of compliments on our ground from visiting clubs and we have Metcalfs to thank for that, as without them, we couldn’t have achieved anywhere near what we have to date.  I can’t recommend them highly enough – you won’t be disappointed.


Suzanne Fairey, Commercial Director

Northampton College

For almost twenty years Metcalf’s good humoured user friendly team have managed many projects at the college’s various campuses -  always producing quality within tight deadlines at competitive prices.

A complete service is offered  including strict health and safety adherence with a polite and responsive workforce. A delight to work with!”


Bob York, Deputy Director of Estates