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  Stephen Badman Painter and Decorator


01458 833 118  

I have always lived in Glastonbury, so I am very much a local tradesman. I started out as an apprentice at a old local firm , called J.S.Jones, run by two brothers Ron & Norman Jones who were both part time preachers at nearby churches. I served a five years apprentice under them and up until they retired and sold the business on. I continued working there up to 1987, when due to a recession and work being short, the firm shut down. It was at that time I took the decision to start up on my own.

Business soon got going, I was known by people around town and my name and reputation as a honest reliable painter snowballed. Now I enjoy a good clientele largely through word of mouth. I mainly focus on painting and decorating, inside and outside of properties.


Steve delivers a reasonable quote and exceptional finish. He tells you how much paint is needed and works with the minimum of fuss and absolutely no mess. Just keep him running on a plentiful supply of herb tea and it's job done in no time. Highly recommended.

Calypsojac, Oakhill 

We recommend Steve unreservedly as thoroughly professional and meticulous painter/decorator. He kindly organized his busy schedule so that he could do a major decorating job for us at short notice, and was always considerate, thoughtful and helpful in all his dealings with us. He was also very flexible in responsive to our needs, fitting in other jobs that needed attention.  Thanks to his totally reliable, methodical and consistent approach to his work, he completed the 9-day job in time for us to move into a beautifully decorated house. Thanks Steve for a great job. Best wishes

Jeremy and Tania Henzell-Thomas 

We are new to Glastonbury and found Stephen Badman. What a lucky day that was. He is a lovely man, clean and trustworthy workman and brilliant decorator. He painted our whole house and we have booked him to do outside too when it warms up. Stephen also introduced us to a great carpenter and an electrician. Top man and he did a top job. Thank you Stephen.

Lee Gage   

A massive thank you to Stephen for doing such an excellent job painting our nursery. He was incredibly friendly from the first communication and was flexible organising a time to paint the room. I would highly recommend him!

Sophie Pickman 

"Steve has just finished completely redecorating our house inside and out. We are so glad we found him. He does great work, is totally reliable, trustworthy and considerate. He does what he says he will do when he says he will do it - and more, and he's fast. His prices are great too. He's very punctual and great at keeping in touch by text or phone when needed, which is always really appreciated. Apart from all that he was  always quick to lend a hand without ever needing to be asked, give us guidance when we were unsure of something and was genuinely a pleasure to have around. He also likes Yorkshire tea. ??We wouldn't hesitate to recommend him. Very happy." 

Annie & John Deeley, Glastonbury. 

(Ps. Meant every word).

My elderly dad had just moved to Wells from up North and we urgently needed a decorator to come and give the flat a new lease of life. Steve was very responsive from the get-go and within a couple of days of contacting him, he was at the flat! Professional, reliable and does what he says he's going to do. Highly recommended.

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Mrs Slee 

 "He is an old fashioned tradesman who takes a pride in his work; he has certainly brightened up the exterior of our terraced house."

Richard and Susan Hooper   

  "I would not hesitate to recommend Steve, he is a most reliable and thorough worker; he always does a good job at a competitive rate and has a keen eye for detail.

He is polite and approachable and offers solutions to the unexpected problems that usually arise when working on an old house!"

Jan Chandler - Acting Warden, Abbey Retreat House, Glastonbury   

"Steve is a very experienced decorator. He is fair and will assess a job responsibly advising ways to save you money. He is a clean and tidy worker and always finished the job on time. He has worked for me over 20 times in the last 5 years at different locations. Highly recommended." 

Liz Pearson  

"I have used Steve for home decorating for 10 years +. He is punctual, tidy, neat and reliable and always does a thoroughly good job. He is responsive, friendly and trustworthy and I would recommend him to any one who  wants a first class job completing."

Satisfied Somerset Client   

"Steve first did work for us over ten years ago, when he repainted (Snowcem) the whole house.  He had been recommended by a friend who is a surveyor and had first-hand experience of the high quality of Steve's work.  It is only now that the house shows any signs of needing another painting, and we have asked Steve to do this,  this summer - weather permitting.... 

  In the interim, we have used Steve from time to time for other decorating jobs; and have recommended him to friends. I know they share our satisfaction.

Not only is his work of a very good standard: he is also totally reliable.  He is invariably tidy and conscientious, as well as courteous and accommodating." 

  Kate and Christopher Evans,   Wells, Somerset 

"Stephen Badman worked on my mother's house last autumn before it was put up for sale. He advised on what  was or was not worth doing, and quoted a fair price for doing it. I found him very helpful and straightforward. It was easy to make arrangements with him, and he got everything done efficiently and quickly, and within the time and budget he had estimated. We were very pleased with the results, and I would recommend him for any painting and decorating, inside or out."

Lilli Mayborn  

 "Would highly recommend Stephen Badman Limited. Great job, extremely reliable and tidy. Excellent."

Jean Cooper 

"Our history with Steve Badman goes back almost 30 years, indeed to his launch as an independent tradesman. We have used his services repeatedly over the years. He is reliable, thorough, realistic with his prices and totally trustworthy. If you want a good job at a good price Steve Badman is your man.

We recommend him without reservation." 

Diane & David Greenwood


"Local decorator Stephen Badman has been decorating my property for the last ten years and has consistently delivered a highly professional service - trustworthy, reliable and very tidy!"

Helen D. 

Steve Badman recently decorated three rooms in our bungalow and we were very pleased with the result. He was very careful, worked quickly and was very thorough. Steve also recommended a carpenter who did an excellent job replacing five doors and the doors of two cupboards. Steve’s painting of all the doors ensured there was an excellent finish to them.

Pam and Paul Luxton  

I very much echo the favourable comments about Steve and his work. Rather than repeat them I would just like to add that I no longer ask him for estimates or quotations since I know that he will do a good job at a fair price.


(Somerset UK 

Steve has been looking after our decorating requirements for over 25 years.  He has always proved to be reliable and trustworthy and does an excellent job in the process.  We would not hesitate in recommending him. 

Ken and Rosemary Brown – Oakhill, Somerset 

     "It is always a pleasure employing Steve for various projects around the house, not just recently but for the past 25 years!   Even when we needed to liase from overseas he was attentive in supplying updates and photos so I could keep up to-date and make decisions.  It is rare to have someone around who puts his customer needs first."

The Hext Family  

"Steve Badman has been working on the decoration of Strode Theatre over the past six months, on the heavily used public areas and also backstage. His work is first rate, he’s careful, tidy and methodical and the whole place looks so much better. Thanks Steve."


"I've known Stephen for twenty plus years and he's undertaken many decorating projects for me both inside and outdoors. Stephen's work is of an exceptionally high standard and he's absolutely consistent. No matter what the job, we can always rely on Stephen's thorough approach and his traditional, meticulous methods.

We wouldn't hesitate to recommend him." 


"Steve has painted my house both inside and outside.  On both occasions he did an excellent job.  He is trustworthy and works diligently.  I would highly recommend him."

Yvonne Guerin  

Thank you for the excellent work at Valley House. We feel like we've moved into a brand new property. Your work is very neat and tidy and extremely good value for money.

I would certainly want you to come again when we next need to decorate.

Best wishes

Dr. Robert Vriend 

 Steve Badman has just painted the outside of my home. He did an excellent job at a reasonable price. I have no hesitation in recommending him.

L. Sturridge 

I've been using Steve Badman for my internal and external painting for the last  12 years. He's always very consciences, reliable and finds a way round even the most tricky and difficult job with the minimum of fuss. Always prepared to be flexible in his work program.  I can highly recommend him as being one of our local assets.

Heather Gray, Glastonbury

Steve is an accomplished and experienced painter and decorator whom my husband and I warmly recommend adter his work in our home. He is meticulous, courteous and friendly and knows his trade inside out. We cannot speak of him too highly. 

With warmest regards and renewed thanks. Margaret Wynn 

Steve Badman recently panted the outside of my house: wood stain, snowcem and metres of wrought iron work. He is reliable, punctual and does work of the higheste quality and I would have no hesitation in recommending him.

But he does like to be regularly supplied with cups of tea.....milk, no sugar...'

Brian Smith, Wells   

Stephen painted and arranged repairs to windows on the front elevation of our listed property. He completed the work promptly and efficiently and well within his estimate, demonstrating his thorough understanding of his trade. He was a pleasure to work with and I would thoroughly recommend him. 

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House exterior painted to our complete satisfaction. Promptly done after an estimate agreed. No corners were cut in a thorough and reliable professional job using first class materials. May not have been the cheapest quote we could have found but I am pleased we did not settle for what might have been second best.

Dave Marshall

Steve Badman was recommended by a friend & we were totally happy to recommend him to another friend of ours. Steve did an excellent job - painting & papering - & we were more than happy to leave him unattended in our home.

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01458 833 118





Work from last summer at Strode College.

Work undertaken for landlords at a special rate.

I can also arrange for high quality timber repairs to be carried out if needed. I'm also in the know of other top tradesman in various trades, such as plastering, plumbing & heating and electrical work. Also building work, all by people I would and have used myself.