Lindsey D Edl
map-marker Hoddesdon, England

Works undertaken and completed

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Our house was built in 1750 and looked very sad and tired on the exterior - from quote to completion we have been delighted with the service offered by Climatised Coatings. The team were totally professional, hard working and a total pleasure to have around. Cannot fault this company. Cleared up every evening and left the site upon completion immaculate. Highly recommended.
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User's recommendation: Highly recommended

ian l Rjz
map-marker Cambridge, England

Excellent

We used this company around 16 years ago. We had just bought the house and the exterior as in a shocking state. They took 6 weeks, taking off defective render and repairing the architectural Features before painting. When complete they cleaned everywhere, including windows, gutters and drains. We were given a 10 year guarantee. After nine years I went around the property and noticed some small areas where it was beginning to flake. I told Vince and he had the defective areas repaired. Most of the house was pretty much as sound as when it had been painted. The house is in an exposed, elevated position facing the sea. It gets battered by wind and salt air in the winter. I noticed that some other houses in the area which had been painted around the same time or after ours had been completely repainted again within the ten years that ours was under warranty from Climatised Coating. I felt satisfied that although I could have had the house painted cheaper it would not have stood the test of time. Although the house could have gone a few more years without being repainted I had Climatised Coatings back about 18 months ago to freshen it up with a top coat of a slightly different colour. Again I was happy with the service and the quality of the work and would recommend this company. If you want to have a look at their work before deciding on them Vince has my contact details and Im happy for you to visit
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Anonymous
map-marker Leatherhead, England

DO NOT USE

Received scam letter claiming the from their records our property was due for inspection , they have not done any work on this property. Didn't even have our name on the letter - so the so called record keeping must be poor for the poor people they have actually done some work for.
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Reason of review:
Not as described/ advertised
Anonymous
map-marker Seascale, England

A VERY EXPENSIVE MISTAKE.

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Vince Barlow Coatings=Very Bad Company. High-pressure sales pitch by VB with false assurances that his products would seal and weather-proof my pebble-dashed, retaining garden wall. Within 3 months the newly applied textured paint was all flaking off. I tried touching it up and, by having done so, was then told by Barlow that I had invalidated his 10 year so-called ' guarantee'. Employing his firm was a mighty costly mistake at £4,500. He writes his own 5star reviews too. See those dated Jan 13th.2016 and Sept 12th.2017 both from Chester, the latter emanating from the same business address as shown on the Climatised Coating letterhead! Talk about rogue traders. Whilst his two workmen were pleasant enough, the fact remains that the job failed due to poor preparation. Barlow is a glib conman and should be avoided like the plague. He doesn't deserve even 1 star, but there is no zero star option.
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Reason of review:
Bad quality
Anonymous
map-marker Ripon, England

Do Not Use This Company

They have done my walls twice, the second time came back under guarantee which stood for nothing as they said they had no money to buy the paint?? So we paid again, bad move. Today my walls are being stripped back to the brick and the job is being done Again. This time by a reputable company.
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Cordale Qyy
map-marker Upton, England

Great. fantastic

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Climatised Coatings - Great. fantastic
We used Climatised Coatings (UK) for the first time this year to prepare and coat a large stable block and have been extremely pleased with the results. The professionalism of all staff from start to finish has been superb and we would have no hesitation in recommending this company. Also Climatised coatings did work on our flats which are in a unique setting right next to the sea. The work was carried out on time. There was some issues with external walls due to internal moisture, they explained that this would be an issue but they would come back and fix until the dampness went. They have been true to their word on this. The rest of the building is perfect and we have no issues. I won't hesitate to recommend this company to anybody and are happy for anybody to visit our property to inspect the workmanship.
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Pros:
  • Climatised the staff where fantastic
Reason of review:
Good customer service
Anonymous

Fantastic company

All I can say is fantastic. Would strongly recommend this company to anybody.
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Anonymous
map-marker Portsmouth, Portsmouth

A *** product not properly applied - Company makes excuses

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A block of 18 flats in South Hampshire. This company were employed to apply two textured coats in Oct/Dec 2012. Only one coat applied. We have many areas where the paint is flaking off or were not painted in the first place, especially on the roof where no one can see. In 2015 I rang - 'Vince Barlow' answered. told me to send photos. No action taken. Sent more photos summer 2015. Barlow replied ' not a fault of theirs; paint was flaking due to age of brickwork. I suggested we arrange repairs as long as he paid labour costs. He refused and said if we paint the warranty is void. I wish I had read the reviews before contacting Climatised Coatings. I wonder whether 'Vince Barlow' is the same man who owns 100% of the Company. I have forgottwen that name. CLIMATISED COATINGS./VINCE BARLOW DONT TOUCH THEM WITH A BARGE POLE. My name etc as per my email address
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Loss:
$22000
Reason of review:
Bad quality

Preferred solution: Deliver product or service ordered

4 comments
Tabathia Qkp

Has anything been done about your complaint.

They have ruined my mum's property and won't take any responsibility.

I would be grateful for anyone who has had issues to contact me by email: dycunn@***.com

Guest

I would agree with the comments above. I have also had a bad experience with this company resulting in large financial loss.

I found Climatised Coatings to be untrustworthy and unprofessional. I would also advise anybody thinking of using Vince Barlow and his teams services to avoid them at all costs!

Guest

Rubbish, Climatised Coatings have coated 4 properties for me since 2008 and only one had some slight peeling which they promptly re-coated. I have always found the Company to be responsive and professional in my dealings with them and Mark who did all the work was always friendly, approachable and left the premises clean and tidy.

Guest

i can give advice to you as used to work for climatised post e mail address who completed the work for you

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Anonymous
map-marker Chester, Cheshire West And Chester

CLIMATISED COATINGS LTD

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We had our property painted for the second time by the fantastic team from Climatised Coatings. They worked, thoroughly, diligently, and tidied up after themselves, professional throughout the process, they will be my first choice when my property is ready to be re- done the next time. Many thanks to the manager Vince Barlow and his workers They have coated 4 properties for me since 2008 and only one had some slight peeling which they promptly re-coated. I have always found the Company to be responsive and professional in my dealings with them and Mark who did all the work was always friendly, approachable and left the premises clean and tidy.
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  • Fantastic
Reason of review:
Good customer service
Anonymous

We've been Had

This company assured us of a good looking water tight protective coating. The Company will guarantee that the material allied will not flake, chip or peel for a period of not less than 10 years. The company will not even visit the location to see the problem... The coating has split all over the building & has held the water against the building creating internal damage & now the paint is just pealing off; leaving the building looking uncared for. We alerted the company to problems during the works & then 8 months later to date; they have done nothing & now maintain that we invalidated their guarantee by fitting waste pipes etc.
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Loss:
$13500
5 comments
Guest

I used to work for climatised coatings i have done several repair jobs to customers who have been neglected by climatised coatings

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How do we correct it, can we put other paint over.

Guest

We have had the same problem, hoping to take them to the small claims court (instructed by a solicitor) but they have responded saying they do not have any cash nor assets, so basically we will lose. I'm not letting this one lie!

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What reason has Vincent barlow gave you for not sticking to his guarantee what is the problem I used to work for them but went on my own as didn't agree with guarantee policy and neglected customers

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WE are having the same problem, they obviously have no intention of visiting the house or doing the repair.

Please someone tell us how do we put this right, can we put exterior paint on top of the coating?

People should beware of this company, no morals whatsoever.

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