About Us

Henderson & Paterson were originally established in 1932 by James Henderson and James Paterson who focused mainly on the painting of domestic properties throughout Edinburgh. The business expanded into other markets such as banks, offices and hotels whilst still serving the private housing market within the city, predominately within the South of Edinburgh. H&P have always been based in the Morningside area and over the years became a third generation family business.

In 2008, the company became a division of George Nicolson, a well-respected decorating company also based in Edinburgh who have been established for over 45 years. This allowed H&P to focus on the residential and private house markets, as well as shops and small offices whilst still holding the same values and standards since it began over 85 years ago.

Our Services

With a base in Marchmont, we can undertake works throughout Edinburgh and the Lothians.

As well as being able to provide you with an impressive painting and decorating service, we can fulfil any project by delivering specialist finishes such as faux finishing, marbling, graining, signwriting and professionally apply digital images, silk or broad vinyl wall coverings.

Please contact us to arrange an estimate.

All our site operatives are very experienced and fully qualified tradespeople who are trained in various aspects of Health & Safety such as First Aid, Working at Height and Asbestos Awareness.

  • We contacted Henderson & Paterson to do the outside paintwork on our project. The work included painting window frames, fascias, soffits, benches and railings and we are very pleased with the result. H&P were very helpful and prompt answering our queries with very helpful advice.

    Belhaven Place Residents Association




    Can’t fault anything, especially working over the weekend.

    Mr J Saunderson



    Excellent work carried out. I am delighted with the result. The whole process was well managed and carried out efficiently. I would happily recommend Henderson & Paterson to anybody.

    Andrew J




    …all the various tradesmen were very pleasant and helpful.

    Mr P Russell



    On behalf of the children, families and staff at The Yard, thank you so much for your involvement in DIY SOS. You have helped create something very special. We are so grateful to everyone for giving up their time & skills.

    The Yard, Edinburgh




    Excellent all round – thank you all for the great experience and expert job done.

    Tim E



    We have used Henderson & Paterson for all our decorating (inside and out) for the past 25 years. Their work is excellent and we would not use anyone else.

    Mrs Hurcombe



    I’m very pleased with the quality of the work. I was particularly impressed by his helpful attitude and the manner in which he carried out the tasks.

    Mr I Jones



    … punctual, pleasant, and worked very efficiently, leaving us with a beautifully decorated room. We were very pleased with the high level of customer service.

    R Land

  • ..take this opportunity to convey my thanks to the painter, he did a really lovely job. The paintwork was done beautifully with lots of attention to detail. I have always been really impressed with the quality of workmanship that your company has provided, and at a reasonable price, over all the years that I have had you do various jobs in my flat. I therefore find myself recommending you to lots of people who need painters.

    M Forrester

  • Consistently high quality workmanship. This is the second time we’ve had our new windows painted with microporous paint and they’re looking brand new again.

    J Murray

Contact Us

Henderson & Paterson
36 Marchmont Road

+44 (0) 131 664 3344