Founded in 2007, Shazcor has quickly established itself as Vancouver’s most trusted and skilled installer of designer, custom and specialty wallpaper and wall coverings. From prominent retailers, to high-end restaurants, to Vancouver’s premiere residences, Shazcor has completed hundreds of wallpaper and wall covering projects in collaboration with the city’s leading contractors and designers, and the most discerning customers.
Shazcor’s founder, London, UK-born and raised Khuram Shazad, brought his European training to Canada in 2005. He started Shazcor in response to the need for the highly skilled installation of wallpapers and wall coverings that are demanding, complex and leave no margin for error. His exacting standards, attention to detail, and uncompromising customer service have earned Shazcor a reputation as the go-to installer when perfect results are paramount.
About Khuram Shazad
Khuram is a British-qualified paper hanger and Master Painter with more than 26 years’ experience in wallpaper and wall covering installation, and interior and exterior painting.
He earned his National Vocational Qualification (NVQ) level 3 in the UK, the highest qualification attainable by a painter and decorator. As a young apprentice, he learned his trade in some of the finest homes in central London, and would go on to complete projects at the Royal residences including Kensington Palace.
In 1997, he joined the film industry, painting movie sets for major motion pictures such as Star Wars Episode 1, the Harry Potter series and several James Bond movies. In 2002, he launched his own specialist decorating company in London.
A few years later, yearning for a new adventure, Khuram headed west to Canada in 2005. After a brief stay in Edmonton, he moved to Vancouver where he immediately recognized a need for highly skilled paper hanging services, and launched Shazcor.
Khuram lives in Vancouver with his wife and two daughters, and enjoys fishing in his spare time.
What Others Say:
Jim MacKenziePresident / Regal Place - Strata
This is just a brief note to confirm our satisfaction and express our thanks for the installation of our new vinyl in the common areas of Regal Place. The project was professionally handled throughout, from initial sample recommendations, through testing and preparation to installation of the final wallcovering. Your attention to detail and specific requests was much appreciated and several owners have commented positively on how clean and efficiently the work was done. We now have a much brighter and more modern feel to our building, which owners can benefit from and enjoy for years to come.
Michele TherriaultSales Manager / Anne Starr Agencies
We do not hesitate to recommend Khuram as an installer, to anyone in the Interior Design trade. Not only is he a professional, experienced and skilled, he is a pleasure to work with.
Mike McGregor/ Central West Project Management Inc
To whom it may concern. It is my pleasure to recommend Shazcor Wallcoverings to anybody who asks. Khuram and his team have always delivered high quality workmanship on time and on budget. From small wallcovering repairs to full hotel and office tower projects, Shazcor can handle any sized job. As a project manager and general contractor, I am only as good as the people around me. Khuram is the type of contractor that I can rely on to move my company’s reputation forward.
JosephProject Manager / Vancouver Restoration Company
I am writing this testimonial on behalf of Shazcor for the excellent work that they did on a rather large strata project in Vancouver. I found Mr Shazad’s work and personality very professional as was his ability to work around difficulties that were not of his making to ensure that the project was completed to everyone’s satisfaction. I would highly recommend his work and his company to anyone on need of a wallcovering company. Good luck in the future Best Wishes Joseph.
Joey Chan R.I.D./ Joey Chan & Associates Inc.
Since 1994, I have been working with over 150 High-End Residential Homes here in Vancouver. I found Khuram to be one of the Most Reliable, Consistent and Professional Individual to work with. In addition, with his Relaxed and Fun Personality, everyone would love to have him around as a Friend too.”
Rosalie WaldShowroom Manager / Crown Wallapaper and Fabrics Vancouver
Shazcor always exceeds our expectations. Khuram's professionalism is matched with his keen sense of project specifications and parameters, timelines, and attention to detail - ensuring that our customers design projects are successful. No matter the size of project, whether regular or specialty wallcovering or fabric wall panel applications, Khuram makes the process smooth and provides unparalleled client service. All that and he is easygoing and fun to work with. I would be most eager to refer Khuram and his team to the design community.
Joanna HowardInterior Designer / The Cross Décor and Design
Working with Khuram has been a pleasure for me, and my clients. He is professional, friendly and reliable. Hanging wall covering can be a huge headache, but with Khuram I do not need to worry about the final outcome as it always looks impeccable. His attention to detail is superb.
Sean McDermottSales Representative / Metro Wallcoverings Inc
Metro Wallcoverings distributes a diverse range of high end and specialty wallcoverings and textiles, for this reason we require a contractor to be creative, skillful and dependable. I have worked closely with Khuram over many years and have found his workmanship to be exceptional. I will continue to recommend the Shazcor team on our future projects.