The Rutland Hotel Edinburgh - Pristine Decor Ltd

Trade Decorator Project of the Month: Transforming The Rutland Hotel with Pristine Decor Ltd

Nestled in the heart of Edinburgh, with a commanding view of the majestic castle, The Rutland Hotel recently underwent an extensive renovation of its 12 rooms. Leading this ambitious redecoration project was Callum Bonner and his dedicated team at Pristine Decor Ltd, renowned for their commitment to excellence and superior craftsmanship, all within a demanding five-week timeframe.

Navigating concurrent refurbishments posed logistical challenges, but Pristine Decor’s meticulous planning ensured seamless progress. Embracing night shifts for three weeks, they prioritized meeting deadlines while coordinating with other trades, ensuring minimal disruption to the hotel’s operations.

Pristine Decor’s attention to detail shone through in every aspect of the project. Ceilings were transformed from dark to white with multiple coats of Dulux brilliant white vinyl matt, using both spray and brush and roller techniques to suit cornice details. Walls received a refined finish with Dulux Heritage velvet matt in Purbeck stone, offering both aesthetic appeal with durability. Woodwork was expertly prepared and coated with Caparol Haft primer followed by Johnstones Aqua Guard finish in Ammonite. Feature walls and bespoke wallpaper accents added character to each room, while bathrooms were fortified against moisture with Zinsser Permawhite and feature wallpapers.

Facing shifting schedules, the team demonstrated adaptability and resilience. They seamlessly integrated their work with other refurbishment activities, maintaining pace and quality.

The efforts of Pristine Decor did not go unnoticed, all involved commended the team’s proactive approach, attention to detail, and dedication to achieving a high-end finish. Callum’s commitment to perfection and client satisfaction echoed throughout the project, earning recognition and appreciation from all involved. The sentiment was echoed by the project manager, who aptly remarked, “Those rooms are special.”

The Rutland Hotel project exemplifies Pristine Decor’s dedication to excellence and superior service in the decorating industry. Despite challenges, Callum Bonner and his team delivered a remarkable transformation, leaving a lasting impression of quality craftsmanship and professionalism. 

Roughly a decade ago, Callum commenced his apprenticeship with the local council. Through college, he excelled in various competitions, consistently placing in the top ranks regionally and winning several. Selected to represent the UK at Worldskills Kazan in 2019 after two years of intensive training, he secured 8th place globally, earning numerous accolades including the Clacks Business Awards’ Best Apprentice, British Education Award, and APSE Apprentice of the Year. Additionally, he triumphed at the SAPCT Advanced Craft Competition and received recognition as the Best Team Player during his Worldskills journey. In 2020, Callum founded Pristine Decor Ltd, which swiftly gained acclaim, winning the Scottish Home Improvement Awards for Best Painting Company in consecutive years. Furthermore, the company was honored as the Best Home Improvement Company at the Scottish Business Awards Gala Final. Committed to excellence, Callum and his team prioritize client satisfaction, leaving no stone unturned in their pursuit of perfection.



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