Claire

Oxford, OX4
Interior Decoration & Building Repair Services
From £25/hour

Hello, I'm Claire. I am Mum to my 2 (grown up) children, step-Mum to 2 and also a Grandma! I completed an indentured apprenticeship, achieving a City & Guilds Advanced Craft Certificate in Painting & Decorating (with Distinctions) 25+ years ago and went on to complete an HNC in Building Studies.

I have worked in the Building Maintenance industry for over 30 years, employed by the local authority and Oxford University. I finally decided to leave in September 2019 to pursue a more creative and fulfilling career and start my own company, combining my various skills and offer a bespoke service.

No job is too small and I am happy to discuss any individual projects that you may have.

The services I offer are:

- Interior Design:
Throughout my 30 years in the building industry I have created countless interior schemes including new kitchen layouts, bathroom plans and colour schemes for both domestic and commercial clients. My primary aim for any Interior Design project is to combine practicality with beautiful finishes that work for those who live and/or work within that space.

- Painting & Decoration: 
My extensive knowledge of decorating products and experience, will ensure that your project is completed using appropriate materials to provide a finish that is guaranteed to last.

- Bespoke Soft Furnishings:
Having completed numerous courses I am now an associate member of the AMUSF (Associate Member of Master Upholsterers and Soft Furnishers). So, whether you want an old pair of curtains or treasured fabric reincarnated into a blind, cushions, lampshade etc. or you want to create something entirely new from a chosen fabric to create that perfect finishing touch to your scheme, the possibilities are endless! 

- Building Maintenance: 
With an HNC in Building Studies and my many years of experience in this industry, I can carry out repair and maintenance inspections to diagnose the cause of any issues you may have. 

- IKEA/Flat Pack Assembly:
As a practical person, I am happy to help assemble flat pack items.

I am willing to travel where ever required (travel costs may apply depending on distance).

My availability is Monday to Friday, 8am-5pm.

Prices are dependant on service required, but start from £25/hr.

Please contact me here to arrange a conversation. Testimonials included below

Testimonials

"Claire not only makes a beautiful job of redecoration but takes such care that you know it’s not going to need redoing for AGES! She’s great to have in your home too – and clears up with as much attention to detail as the rooms she’s made beautiful again."

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"I am delighted with the quality and cleanliness etc of your work and you were a pleasure to have in the house."

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Some examples of my past work for clients

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Bespoke Curtains

Blinds

Soft furnishings