Hi, I’m Carl Ferri and I’ve been in the construction industry all my working life, initially becoming a skilled plasterer. After ten years working for building companies, I set up on my own in 1998, specialising in decorating and the renovation of buildings, and establishing a good client base. Many of these clients are still with me today, two decades later.
During this time I was sub-contracting for large and prestigious central London building and decorating companies too, working on high profile commercial and residential properties throughout London. I also studied traditional specialist paint techniques – achieving an Advanced City & Guilds certificate – and my work has taken me to projects in Brussels, Amsterdam, the South of France and Berlin as well as various corners of England.
In addition to painting and decorating, I’m proud to continue to provide expert plastering, a skill not all decorators can offer. Clients really appreciate this, as not only are they getting a beautiful new wall or ceiling (from a not-so-beautiful one), they can also, plan their project more easily by booking in both services together.
Decorating has a transformative power and the satisfaction I get from all my happy customers is the best part of my job. Our homes are more and more important to us, and it’s inspiring to play a role in my clients’ creative visions. I am always looking to improve my knowledge and keep up with new trends throughout the interior decorating world.
I care about the environment and I’ll usually cycle to my projects, limiting any van journeys to just the first and the final day to transport the necessary decorator’s kit. Commuting by bike – something I’ve been = doing for over 25 years – is definitely the best way to start and finish the working day!