• MAC, Smashbox and Aveda

    MAC, Smashbox and Aveda

    Our work in the MAC, Smashbox, and Aveda stores in Westgate Shopping Centre, Oxford involved helping to complete a collection of brand new stores that were set to open as soon as possible. As the stores were all brand new we had the opportunity to work from a blank slate with the work that we Read more…

  • Urban Decay

    Urban Decay Covent Garden

    We completed work in an Urban Decay store based in Covent Garden, a project that lasted a short period of time between 31st October and 5th November 2017. Our work in Covent Garden was strictly an internal project, as we worked on decorating the basement, the ground floor sales area (as pictured), and the new Read more…

  • Woodlands Lodge

    Woodlands Lodge

    In 2017 we completed work on Woodlands Lodge – a Formby care home that is a part of the Athena Healthcare Group. We were asked to start work on a completely new build site, that stretched over 3-storeys. Since it was a new-build we didn’t have to worry about disturbing any occupants, which was useful Read more…

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    Home Bargains

    DDS recently refurbished two Home Bargains stores, with one currently under refurbishment. These stores included Home Bargains Wrexham, and Home Bargains White City Manchester. Both jobs included a complete internal and external redecoration, therefore including both woodwork and metalwork. As with all commercial projects, time is of the essence. DDS worked efficiently throughout the duration Read more…

  • Aintree University Hospital

    DDS has recently completed a refurbishment project for Aintree University Hospital in Liverpool. This work required a large emphasis on hygiene and needed to be carried out with minimal disruption to patient services. The works that the hospital scheduled featured a complete fit-out of the out-patients department. This area is highly focused on the patients Read more…

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    The Vincent

    Work was completed in June on an exciting new dining and cocktail venue in Liverpool. The Vincent Cafe & Cocktail Bar, owned by football legend Steven Gerrard, brings a fresh and contemporary vibe to the city centre. Seating up to 190 and covering a space of 6,000 square feet, the restaurant serves British and international Read more…

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    Pizza Express

    Distinctive Design Services began refurbishing Pizza Express restaurants in May 2015, and works are currently ongoing. As part of the June 2015 phase of Pizza Express projects, we were requested to carry out a bright and modern re-invention of the Pizza Express restaurant in Newmarket. This 18th-century former coaching inn benefited from our complete renovation Read more…

  • Specsavers

    DDS were asked to implement Specsaver’s multi-branch redecoration. Work started in-store in November 2014, and less than year later, 15 of the stores in England and Wales have so far been completed. Although the range of redecoration work has varied store to store, the high-end specification has been applied to every branch of the opticians. Read more…

  • Yorkshire Building Society Logo

    Yorkshire Building Society

    National and international companies which are household names in the UK have been using Distinctive Decorating Services (UK) Ltd for their decorating needs. DDS carries out work for small independent traders, supermarkets, shopping centres, luxury retailers and banks. For more than five years, DDS has been the preferred contractor for Yorkshire Building Society and refurbishes Read more…

  • M&S (Marks and Spencer)

    We were very pleased to receive the instruction to work on the M&S stores. We received an order for Bolton, Blackpool and Worcester all to be completed within a specified programme.  Although we already hold Asbestos Awareness training for all staff, M&S have rigorous health and safety pre-requisites, one of the key qualifications they required was Read more…

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    Michael Kors (Leeds)

    Dealing with older buildings always requires a sensitive approach, so when we were asked to decorate a Grade II listed building in Leeds for luxury lifestyle retailer Michael Kors, we knew it would require something special. Established in 1981, the award-winning Michael Kors brand sells accessories, footwear, watches, jewellery, men’s and women’s ready-to-wear and more Read more…

  • Rapid Hardware

    We were approached by Rapid whilst decorating a Tesco Express store, adjacent to their old premises. The enquiry was to price for the external painting of their new store in Basnett Street, Liverpool. This project was something that we wanted to get involved in as Rapid is a very well known, local family hardware business. The premises they Read more…

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    Waitrose (Menai Bridge, Anglesey)

    This store was originally a Co-op and has been acquired by Waitrose. This was the first Waitrose job for us and we were very much looking forward to it getting underway. After the initial site visit to meet with the project director, we were given the programme of works. It was highlighted within the programme Read more…

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    Chelsea Building Society (Head Office)

    As we are a preferred supplier for Yorkshire Building Society, we were asked to redecorate the Chelsea Building Society Head Office. This is a 40 year old building so we had to make good some of the existing walls and woodwork. In some cases we had to bring in our expert joiners and plasterers. The Read more…