Specialists in exterior wall coatings, external wall repairs, weatherproofing
Testimonials for Arbiter Coatings
Testimonials from clients who have chosen Arbiter Coatings for their exterior wall coatings or wall repairs


Brilliant job!
“From the quote to the finished job we were very impressed with this company. Bill talked us through what was needed and the process involved. We were updated on what would happen each day. The team arrived on time and worked hard causing as little disruption as possible. We are really pleased with the finish on our property which was in need of much tlc!! Nothing was too much trouble and every day the site was left clean and tidy. Thank you Bill for all you help, advice and for making our home look so good!”
Customer in Kent - 10 May 2020

Great work and very professional
“Bill and Steve came and started work on my house found them both helpful and professional house looks great”
Customer in Milton Keynes - 30 April 2020

New wall coating.
“Great work, very efficient. We are very pleased with the work.”
Customer in Petersfield - 22 February 2019

Exterior rendering of Victorian house
“ One of the best things about Bill and Arbiter Coatings is that they actually came when they said they would and if they didn’t or couldn’t come, they stayed in contact with us to let us know how/why/when. Add to that the brilliant job they did on the front of our much loved old house and you have the perfect combination and team. Our house looks really beautiful now and has been restored to its former glory with perfect rendering and an immaculate finish. A terrific job! Bill was extremely sensitive during what was a difficult time as a very close family member’s funeral was smack bang in the middle of the job - we appreciated his empathy & thoughtfulness. We thoroughly recommend ”
Customer in Essex - 03/02/2020

Great team
“ A very professional and friendly team. Our first visitor after completion commented, unsolicited, how fine the work looked. We agree!”
Dave and Liz, Hertfordshire - 03/07/2019

Our rendered home looks beautiful again!
“ We came across Arbiter Coatings when they were working on a house in Stratford-upon-Avon. We were impressed with the quality of work and how friendly the workmen were. So we asked for a quote and it was very fair. They were very accommodating and we didn't have to wait too long for them to start work. All the team were considerate and polite and we are delighted with the quality of the finish and the overall appearance of the house. Highly recommended.”
Customer in Worcestershire - 29/06/2019

Repair damaged render and apply Andurra coating. Also painted lintels and damp protection at base of building.
“Carried out all work exactly as quoted. Despite facing challenging weather conditions always kept me informed and completed the job to a high standard in good time. All of the team were efficient and polite.”
Customer in Chichester - 28 January 2019

Decoration of exterior works to the front elevation of a prestigious building in Central London.
“We engaged this company to undertake rendering and decoration works to the front of a prestigious building within Central London. They controlled the complete works without any problems. They managed the contract extremely well which allowed myself, the Managing Director of Air Design Kent Ltd to undertake my own works without need of attending site or overseeing the contract. Excellent project for us. Well done to Bill and his team.”
Customer in West Malling - 7 December 2018

Full rendering
“Arbiter Coatings and their friendly team done a fantastic rendering work on my house. The rendering was completed to a high professional standard and all areas of the property were tidy and clean when they completed their work. Would highly recommend.”
Customer in Brighton - 20 October 2018

Defective render diagnosed, repaired, skimmed, primed and painted.
“Arbiter Coatings, thanks to Bill Newbegin's experience and skill, diagnosed a chronic problem in this rendered gable wall, proposed a permanent solution, and carried out the work. The whole team had a friendly, professional and efficient approach. Thank you very much!”
Customer in Waterlooville - 26 September 2018

Repaired and rendered my mothers house and replaced gutters, repaired and re-painted fascias
“Very friendly and efficient team. The quote was competitive and they were able to start quickly. The team on site were polite and efficient. There were a couple of 'snags' which were dealt with quickly and without question.”
Customer in Horsham - 25 July 2018

Applied coating to external walls.
“Excellent workmanship the boys worked well, and were very friendly and efficient ,all areas that were not to be painted were well covered. I can certainly recommend this firm to be fair in price ,and have no hesitation telling my friends.”
Customer in Truro - 22 June 2018

Rendering and andura coating
“Love the new look on our property. Such an amazing difference , I feel proud to call it home Instead of the awful job someone had done before. A great job !”
Customer in Southsea - 18 May 2018

Exterior coating to the back of our house.
“We were delighted with the work that was carried out. We knew the quality of the work as we used Arbiter last year when they coated the front of our house. We would definitely recommend them. Good value for money and great quality.”
Customer in Aylesbury - 26 April 2018

Render and apply coating to 3 bed dormer bungalow and outbuilding and damp proof.
“Due to the nature of the work it had to be done in stages depending on the weather so they came on 7 occasions spread over a few weeks. They stripped off old render and prepared the surface, they came back applied new render, when this was dry they applied the base coat and then returned to do the damp roof course, topcoat and snagging and also remove rubbish. They worked hard and phoned me to tell me when they would be coming, were polite, didn’t make a mess and the work was of a very good standard and greatly improved the outside of the property. The price was very reasonable.”
Customer in Herne Bay - 16 March 2018

Repaired render, including adding trim all around bottom where needed. Painted house and garage.
“Excellent in all aspects. Polite, pleasant workmen who just got n with the job and did a great job. Would recommend to everyone.”
Customer in Swindon - 10 January 2018

Applying an external weather proof coating to the outside walls.
“This was the final part of a fairly large insurance claim due to subsidence. The repair work done on the outside of the house, which had previously been coated some six years ago, required that it had to be completely done again. Bill, and his team were extremely helpful in getting the correct colour shade, and even mixed two different shades in order to get the final colour right. I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending their work to any future client, and would be happy to provide photographs if it helps. Thanks.”
Customer in Aylesbury - 22 November 2017

Repair and replace rendering.
“Excellent workmanship, did what they said they would do in a friendly manner.”
Customer in Welwyn Garden City - 20 October 2017

3 big awkward jobs (£8,000 ish) over 6 years.
“Three big jobs all 4 hours from his base. Always does exactly what he says he will do. Price 60% of nearest competitor. Good work, always cheerful. Deals with snags related to other trades. Trustworthy.. I will use him again.”
Customer in York, 9 October 2017

Repair and coating of front elevation of house.
“Work carried out was of a good standard and our requests that repairs to existing coating did not stick out were carried out. The site was kept clean and tidy and all rubbish was removed from site. Operatives were polite and answered all our questions. Would have no problem in recommending them.”
Customer in Aylesbury - 3 May 2017

Exterior of house painted over existing render.
“We were very pleased with the end result, the house looks very good.”
Customer in Newport Pagnell - 1 May 2017

Complete exterior walls of 2 properties.
“Bill and his team were professional and reliable at all times. Bill could not have been more helpful. The work was done mainly over the winter months (due to my schedule on a renovation project) so the weather was a problem at times, but Bill kept me informed of his progress until the work was completed. This included additional work we added. I was not resident at any time during the work so had to trust Bill and his team's professionalism. I could not be more thrilled with the results!! My properties look stunning!! I would not hesitate to recommend Bill and Arbiter Coatings to anyone.”
Customer in Manchester - 1 March 2017

External painting.
“House looks nice. He came back to touch up some things after completion to make it look nice. Our neighbours were impressed enough to have work done themselves.”
Customer in Watford - 30 December 2016

Renovating old cracked render and previous wall coating, then new Andura wall coating applied on all elevations.
“Very pleased with the end result and have had many compliments. Bill Newbigin and his colleagues all very professional and pleasant. Job done in hot and at times very windy conditions but they kept things under control and tidy.”
Customer in St. Albans - 14 August 2016

Render repair and walls sprayed in Andora white.
“We were impressed with their work on our neighbour house and we are delighted with the finish to our house.”
Customer in Swindon - 28 April 2016

Andura Classic 21in coarse Camelot.
“Professional, thorough and courteous, Bill provides an excellent service and we are thoroughly pleased with the texture, colour and detailing of the coating applied. He even undertook a couple of extra details and left a few days between the prep and the coating to allow the prep (filling of cracks) to cure properly, something no other quotes mentioned. Handed over the guarantee at a post coating visit and will be undertaking some snagging in a couple of weeks. Would recommend Arbiter Coatings to family and friends. Thank you Bill.”
Customer in Welling - 1 March 2016

Repair and coating to exterior walls.
“Bill was most helpful when he came to quote for the work. This involved repairing the existing pebbled ash rendering and applying the coating. The work was carried out extremely efficiently with the minimum of disruption. The team were a pleasure to have working on the property, helpful and willing to explain each stage. The area was cleared each evening and at the end of the job I would have no hesitation in recommending this company.”
Customer in Bexhill-on-Sea - 26 February 2016


Protective wall coating over pebbledash of semi - detached house.
“Delighted with the finish, it looks amazing! I have already recommended the company to some of my neighbours.”
Customer in Hemel Hempstead - 22 January 2016

Weather proofing of all external walls for detached house.
“Exceptionally easy to deal with; work looks great; would definitely recommend!”
Customer in Berkhamsted - 20 December 2015

Protective wall coating over pebbledash.
“Jason and the team were very nice to deal with, helped recommend the right colour to use. Good quality of work, took longer than expected to finish mainly due to weather. Very pleased with the result!”
Customer in Tring - 23 November 2015

Protective wall coating.
“We had the team from Arbiter Coatings working on our house for about a week and a half renewing the protective coating on the pebbledash walls of our Edwardian house. I was dreading this work being done as I expected the plants growing around the house to be ruined, however, Jason and the team were very careful. They blended in some badly matched areas of pebbledash and left the walls looking lovely with a really good finish. We are very pleased and would certainly recommend this company.”
Customer in Great Missenden - 5 August 2015

Prepared and painted the external walls of our detached house.
“Jason did an excellent job on our house and we were kept informed by Bill at every stage as to what was happening and why. We are delighted with the outcome and have no hesitation in recommending Arbiter Coatings.”
Customer in Chalfont St. Giles - 7 July 2015


Front upper elevation and gable wall repaired and weather coated.
“Workmen arrived on the first day and were polite, they started the repair work (grinding out small cracks, filling etc), work was thorough but driveway was left with mess and cement splashes. When I spoke to Bill about this he was very apologetic and ensured me this is not the norm and all mess would be cleared away when he arrives to finish the prep and apply the coating. Bill arrived on time and was as always very polite and again apologised for the mess (which was not even his fault as he couldn't be here on the first day). All works were completed and mess cleared, an amazing finish left!”
Customer in Maidstone - 7 July 2015

Rendering, waterproofing and paint system.
“Very professional, excellent.”
Customer in Canterbury - 24 April 2015

Render and respray to all 4 x elevations.
“All work was carried out in a very thorough manner and we were particularly impressed with the way every aspect of the job was explained to us. Nothing seemed too much trouble for the firm and the finished work was of an excellent standard. We have already recommended the company to our new next door neighbour.”
Customer in Pevensey - 23 April 2015


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