Reliable Home Improvement Service
Hello, I’m Tony and welcome to my website. I offer a range of services including plastering, tiling and general handyman work. This professional service is provided across Hertfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Bedfordshire and Essex.
I started this business with my wife Deb as I have never really enjoyed the 9-5 office life. After transforming our first flat many years ago, then tackling a complete refurbishment of a three bedroom house, I discovered that I had a natural talent for renovation! I dedicated my time to learning and developing the necessary trade skills, perfected my technique and set up this business.
Everybody’s lives seem to be full of never ending to do lists and there are never enough hours in the day to do them! Well, I’m here to help you get through some of your to do lists.
How does it work? Either give me a call on one of the numbers above or fill out the contact form. If you’re not sure of exactly what you need give me a call and we can talk it through. It’s really that easy!
You can count on Tony Vaughan to not only meet but exceed all your needs and requests. Learn more about the services I provide below, and let me know if you would like to learn more about a specific offering.
"Tony was quick to respond to my request, he was reasonably priced and carried out an excellent job to a high standard. He was very clean and tidy and clearly cared about his work. Overall rating 5/5 Stars."
Terry, Royston, Hertfordshire
"Thanks for coming and completing the work on such short notice".
Simon Crosby @ Fibre Tech, Royston, Hertfordshire
"Tony made an excellent job of our plasterwork. He was a hard worker and came up with some creative solutions ad obviously cared about making the room look perfect. Tony is a pleasure to have around the house and I would recommend him and his work."
Martin Byron-Grange CeMAP, ACIB, Knebworth, Hertfordshire
"Very cheerful, professional and neat worker who installed the cat flap with ease. Well recommended. Tony came across an additional issue with the door but worked with it therefore very impressed with that".
Evelyn Holliday, Henlow, Bedfordshire
"Very good work, fast efficient and a reliable tiler. Tony did exactly what I wanted done at a reasonable price ! Good guy. Overall rating: 5/5 Stars."
John Brennan, Harlow, Essex
"I give 5 stars on Tony Vaughans Ratings, my kitchen was tiled and finished to exactly how I thought it would be, good value and dependable tradesman, will call again when more work needs to be done."
Antony Rina, Milton, Cambridgeshire
"Tony was professional, personable, & very capable. We chose him because he seemed trustworthy & genuine. We were very glad we did! The price was within budget & the tiles look superb. It was a pleasure to have him at our home."
Hazel Evans, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
"Tony provided an excellent service, very prompt. Work to a very high standard. Highly recommended. Overall rating 5/5 Stars."
Claire Tolliday, Great Cambourne, Cambridgeshire
"Tony did an excellent job retiling my bathroom - great attention to detail, quality work and very tidy and organised. Takes genuine pride in what he is doing and a perfectionist! Highly recommended, Overall rating: 5 out of 5 Stars."
Nick Anderson, Royston, Hertfordshire
"We moved house and bought flat pack furniture. Tony turned up and did all the jobs my wife won't trust me with! He is a man who truly understands self-assembly instructions! Personable, creative and will go the extra mile. I'm sure we'll see a lot more of him."
John Pye. Royston, Hertfordshire
"I'm really pleased with the outcome - the feature works well, and Tony put a lot of energy into finding the right solution and doing a good job."
Debbie Kaye, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
"Tony did a brilliant job of tiling our bathroom. It wasn't a simple job as the walls are rather wonky and our border tiles are twice the depth of the wall tiles (oops!), but he embraced the challenge and came up with solutions to the problems. Tony is a really friendly, likeably guy, enthusiastic, hardworking and a complete perfectionist. I'm really pleased with the result and would definitely recommend Tony to anyone."
Ben & Jess, Bassingbourn, Royston
"Fantastic communication, first class attention to detail. Very please with the tiled floor and the final result. Thanks Tony"
James Smith, Great Shelford, Cambridgeshire
“Tony was creative, efficient and enthusiastic. We are very pleased with the tiling you did for us."
Shirley Warbrick, Sawston, Cambridgshire
“I was very impressed with Tony and the tiling repair work carried out. The price agreed was reasonable and everything was tidied up afterwards. Would use again and would recommend to others. 5/5 stars."
Brian Lentz, Hatfield, Hertfordshire
"Tony fitted a cat flap into a upvc door for us and did a fantastic job, even putting up with my 7 year old bombarding him with questions for an hour and a half! He even stayed on to do an extra job, which hadn't been quoted for. We found him to be a very professional yet kind and honest person and will use him for any other work we need doing in the future. We would definitely recommend him to others.
Wendy Webb, Melbourn, Cambridgeshire
“Tony plastered one of our bedrooms where one of the walls (and ceilings adjacent to that wall) was brick, and fixed a crack in the ceiling of another bedroom. Professionally and friendly, the work was done neatly and we are very happy with the turn-out of the room. He had to pop in several times to discuss with us before the work started because we wasn’t entirely sure what we needed to have done. He made good suggestions and explained the work to us in detail before the work starts.”
Ji Dong, Royston, Hertfordshire
"Tony tiled and transformed our bathroom from bog-standard to hotel-standard. He is very easy to work with, precise and determined to do the best job possible. We’ll definitely get him back for other home improvements now that we’ve seen his work, know his capabilities and trust him to do a good and thorough job"
Tom & Amy Brook, Royston, Hertfordshire
"We were very pleased with the Tiling work Tony carried out in our bathroom! He was very professional and gave 100 % in his work. He showed real enthusiasm and took a great deal of pride in his work. He quoted a fair price for the tiling and gave lot's of useful hint's. We found that having Smooth design tile our bathroom a very positive experience and would be happy to have Tony come back to do some work for us a very professional service!"
Andy & Donna Taney, Royston, Hertfordshire
"Tony has done various jobs for me including Handyman and Tiling. He is extremely helpful, excellent at his job and always punctual. Tony has great insight. He is very proud of his work and comes up with many ideas. He always goes the extra mile and has helped me at very short notice in the past. I love the bathroom he has just tiled. It’s the kitchen next, and he is the only man for the job!!"
Jan Freeman, Royston, Hertfordshire
"As DIY no-hopers, my husband and I had build up quite a list of odd-jobs. Tony responded to our call for help almost immediately, and listened attentively as we went through them, making useful suggestions along the way. We received our quote very quickly and the work was scheduled.Tony arrived, as arranged, and on time, and rattled through what was quite a number of varied tasks - from fitting a cat-flap, to replacing door handles, to hanging photo frames with 'bespoke' fixings invented on the spot by Tony. All jobs were completed to a high standard and Tony left everything clean and tidy. We will certainly use Tony again in the future, and would be happy to recommend him to others"
Nick & Claire Ryding, Royston, Hertfordshire
"Thank you so much for your hard work last week to get the tiling completed for us its very much appreciated."
Jamie Sugg ICIOB, Premises Manager, National Trust, Wimpole Estate, Arrington,Cambridgeshire
"Very pleased with the work Tony completed. The wall repair and shower resealing were done very quickly and to a high standard. Would recommend to others"
Clare Howell, Whaddon, Cambridgeshire
“Thank you for returning to tile my kitchen. Tony it was another fantastic job and I would certainly ask you to return for other works.”
Jan Freeman, Royston, Hertfordshire
"I found Tony to be very accommodating and keen to please. He turned up on time and completed the works to a high standard with minimal fuss (and he cleared up after himself). He’s a nice bloke and I will be using him again."
Carl Gough, Steeple Morden, Hertfordshire
"I am very happy to have found a good local handyman who doesn't charge a fortune. Tony hung an antique corner cupboard for me and I was impressed by his methodical approach to the task and the care that he took to ensure that the cupboard was level. He is an enthusiastic worker and is completely professional in everything he does, from cleaning up after himself to responding to e-mailed enquiries. I'd definitely use his services again."
Mrs B H, Therfield, Royston
"After doing a great job tiling our bathroom, we had Tony back to re-board and plaster our kitchen ceiling and then to tile the kitchen splash back. Tony is always well presented and punctual, as well as being conscientious of your needs, offering advice and another perspective. He is also friendly and trustworthy meaning we were more than happy to give him the keys to the house while we were at work knowing that everything will be completed to a high standard on our return. Minimal hassle and minimal fuss!Thanks Tony!"
Ben & Jess, Bassingbourn, Royston
"Tony tiled a bedroom fireplace for us recently. Although it was a small area, it wasn't an easy job as the tiles we'd chosen were soft and needed careful cutting around some awkward angles. Nevertheless Tony was unfazed & proved he was up to the challenge. He was extremely prompt in responding to my initial email enquiry and was equally punctual on the day. While work was in progress he checked in regularly with me to make sure I was happy with what he was doing. He was extremely tidy & even polished up the tiles for us once he'd completed the job! Tony takes obvious pride in his work the quality of the end result is testament to his meticulous approach and attention to detail."
Charlie & David Miles, Royston, Hertfordshire
"It’s great to find a handyman who tackles any job, large or small, with the same enthusiasm and attention to detail. Tony did an excellent job fitting a new shower screen in the bathroom and rebuilding the fitted wardrobes in my bedroom to customise them for me. At the same time he dealt with a number of little things that needed fixing, which took a load off my mind after moving into a new house. I would definitely use Smooth Design again and would recommend them to anyone without hesitation."
Mrs Orchard , Melbourn, Hertfordshire
Built flat pack furniture.
"I have used Tony before and once again he was professional, friendly, helpful and went above what was expected. He cleared away all the rubbish and hoovered up afterwards too. I will definitely use again and would recommend him."
Fitted handrail on banister.
"He was a really nice, friendly guy who was very professional and helpful. I would recommend this company."
Miss McMahon, Highams Park, Waltham Forest
Plastered kitchen ceiling
"Very impressed. He was helpful and friendly and nothing was too much trouble. I am a single mum and felt very comfortable with him in my home with my two young children. I would recommend this company."
Miss Fox, Harlow, Essex
"Tony came to sort out our guttering job on our porch. The work was not straight forward but Tony came up with the solutions and done a really good job at a very good price. He was very professional, he was a pleasure to have around the house and we got on with him well. We would recommend him to anyone"
Steve & Glenys Wilkins, Bassinbourne, Cambridgeshire
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