Case Studies

  • Bedford Lodge, Newmarket

    Internal and external decoration. In order to safely paint the exterior of this renowned hotel the use of powered access equipment was required, operated by one of our IPAF-trained drivers. Full paint specification and colour schemes were produced for the client to choose from and we worked closely with them to ensure that the hotel


  • Bould Brothers Coffee Shop Cambridge

          A complete internal and external redecoration in the heart of Cambridge The team at Blakes Decorators recently refurbished this charming Coffee shop ready for its big opening day in the heart of Cambridge. Wevet by Farrow and Ball were used on the ceilings to achieve a sense of calm and tranquillity. Working beautifully with skimming


  • Newnham College

    Maintenance work throughout. We were required to match a range of different colours to those that had previously been used in various areas of the school. Such busy environments are very susceptible to scuff marks and other stains, therefore, two coats of Crown Trade Acrylic Eggshells were applied to all areas. This emulsion can be


  • Designers Guild Wallpaper

    The hanging of Designers Guild wallpaper to a feature wall at a residential property in Newmarket. On a project such as this, precision is key. It is for this reason that prior to hanging, the wall was first ‘sized’. Sizing is a process whereby a thin coat of wallpaper paste is initially applied to the


  • Jesus College

    Full external redecoration As these properties were period buildings in the centre of town, the projects presented various challenges in relation to difficult access to higher-level areas. Scafolding and joinery requirements were included in the scope of work, saving hassle for the client and ensuring public protection on the street elevation.

  • New Wellington, Newmarket

    Redecoration of restaurant and bar area at the New Wellington Public House in Newmarket. Due to the nature of the business, minimal disruption was required. We therefore worked closely with the client to arrange a schedule that was out-of-hours for the pub. After close client consultation, a variety of Farrow & Ball paints were selected


  • Regent Hotel, Cambridge

    Complete redecoration and hanging of vinyl at the Regent Hotel in Cambridge. Work was carried out on several bedrooms and communal areas at the hotel and involved the hanging of wide vinyl printed with images of the rooftops of historic Cambridge. The work had to be carried out to meet a tight deadline in order


  • Sawston Hall

    A complete internal and external redecoration, maintaining historic features at Sawston Hall, Sawston Sawston Hall was built with care for the environment at its core, therefore our specification had to reflect this. It was for this reason, that Farrow & Ball 100% water-based paints were used throughout the building in a variety of finishes. Dramatic