A Summary of 2018

As we head full force into the busy 2019 we’re about to have here at DDS, it’s nice to look back at our previous work completed in 2018.

Full of new projects, new clients, new staff and new training – 2018 was a busy year for DDS.

Key Projects

Finch Farm
As a Liverpool based company, a fair few members of DDS staff were delighted to find out we would be handling the re-decoration of Everton Football Club’s training ground, Finch Farm.

We are no strangers to Finch Farm, this was our second visit. Although this time being a complete re-decoration throughout.

This project ran from July to December.

Education Sector

Blue Coat School, Liverpool

This was one of our largest projects, running from March to November. The school has a very timeless, classic feel, our intention was to keep it that way whilst giving it a re-vamp. Whilst most of this work was internal, there were minor works to the external.

Parrenthorn High School, Manchester

This specification called for bright block colours throughout the school. Decorations took place over the summer holidays, so that the classes were not disturbed.

We also undertook 2 colleges – Holy Cross College and Rochdale Sixth Form.

Hospitality Sector

Hotel Du Vin Cambridge

Hotel Du Vin is a chain of luxury boutique hotels throughout the UK. The specification called for a deluxe, rich finish throughout the rooms and bar/restaurant area. This was DDS’ first Hotel Du Vin and we certainly hope it won’t be the last!

Marston’s Yorkshire Rose Huddersfield

Marston’s is a chain of pubs throughout the UK, DDS were awarded the decoration package for their Huddersfield pub – Yorkshire Rose. The pub was in dire need of a refurbishment, giving it a more modern feel. With painting throughout, this specification also included a colourful wall graphic in the children’s play area.

New Build

McGarva Way, Ellesmere Port

McGarva Way was a project consisting of 10 new build apartments based in Ellesmere Port, for a new client. This project had a lot of trades on site at once, but it’s nothing we haven’t dealt with before. This was completed in Februay 2018.

Lower Broughton Road

Early in 2018, DDS were awarded a contract to decorate 34, 1, 2 and 3 bedroom residential apartments in Broughton Place, Salford.

This project began in February, and was completed in July. It consisted of internal decorations throughout.


Skechers Newcastle

This was our first Skechers for a new client. As we know, shopfitting is usually a very quick turnaround – and this project was no different. However with our reliable workforce, the job was completed to a high standard and ran smoothly.

Lidl Fazakerley

Probably our most local project of 2018, Lidl Fazakerley was on our door step. It consisted of mostly internal decorations, along with minor external decorations.


One of DDS’ most consistent projects is Specsavers. Since 2014, we have completed around 65 internal and external decoration projects – with 16 of them undertaken in 2019.

Yorkshire Building Society

Here at DDS, Yorkshire Building Societies are our bread and butter. In 2018 alone, we undertook 43 Yorkshire Building Societies. Including 4 mini re-fits, and 6 external refurbishments – both handled by DDS.

After a busy 2018, we are very much looking forward to an even busier 2019 here at DDS.