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Titanic Tiling is a small tiling contractor, focusing on the domestic sector to bring high quality tile installations to all homes. Undertaking all tiling projects from kitchen splashbacks to marble flooring. With extensive experience not just in tiling, but in the wider building trade. This includes stone masonry as well as joinery and basic plumbing. This wide experience has allowed me to put together skills learned to enhance my finish and quality as a tiler, examples where these cross over are in areas such a bathroom boxing works on bath panels, creating bespoke framing for tiling with inset niches and specialist finishes on natural stone tiles such as bull nosing and edge rectifying.  As a contractor committed to improving the image of the trades to the general public I offer free advice to all on their tiling projects with no obligation.  Thank you for taking the time to read this small profile. Regards, James. Titanic Tiling

Trades serviced: Electric underfloor heating, External Tiling, Floor Tiling, Screeding, Wall Tiling

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Reviewed by Emma on 26/5/2018

James did a great job for us laying outdoor tiles. He was very friendly, professional and tidy. Would definitely use him again and recommend him to others.

We are a family run business with over 20 years experience in roofing and exterior services. We carry out all works from a single tile repair, school roofs and larger developments. We specialise in roofing services which include the following: Flat roofs, tile/slate repairs, lead work, chimney repairs/replacements, guttering clearance, moss removal, Velux windows/roof lights, ventilation/insulation, repointing, facias, soffits and tile hangings. We have completed a number of courses on the various roofing techniques. We aim to leave every customer extremely happy with every part of the process and offer great customer service/communication from start to finish. We offer to take photos of before and after and these can be sent to you with the relevant paperwork if required. Thanks for considering Willerby Roofing & Exteriors Ltd.

Trades serviced: Brick & Stone Cleaning, Chimney Building / Repair, External Rendering, External Tiling, External wall painting

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Reviewed by Robin on 26/5/2018

Good job done professionally.

No job is too small or too big for DOVALE, we cater for all your home's needs, and we take pride in what we do. Each client is a unique cell within our business, therefore, you are special just like your home is...

Trades serviced: Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation, Bathroom Repair, Brick / Block Paving, Carpet fitters

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Reviewed by Debra on 26/5/2018

Excellent job! Carmita was professional & polite, great customer service all round. Niza tiled to impeccable standards (no cutting corners or quick fixes!). Will most definitely have back to do further work. Highly recommended.

A local and reliable tradesman offering plastering and home improvements throughout Plymouth and the surrounding areas. I trained at Plymouth City College in plastering works, and have gained years of experience working with my family business in home improvements, decorating and renovation. I have recently decided to start out on my own and continue the success of a customer focused and transparent service. I can work with you to suit your budget on anything from small repairs to a complete bathroom refit, and much more! Get in touch today to discuss your home improvement needs.

Trades serviced: Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation, Bathroom Repair, Complete Bathroom Refurbishment, Door / Window painting

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Reviewed by Nigel on 26/5/2018

Pleasant, helpful, reliable and hard-working, I would recommend Lee for any suitable jobs.

We are a small family business, with over 20-years experience in the landscaping and building industry, we cover a range of different service from driveways, paving, landscaping, bathroom installation, tilling, roofing, painting

Trades serviced: Bathroom Design, Bathroom Repair, Brick & Stone Cleaning, Brick / Block Paving, Carpet fitters

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Reviewed by Wendy on 26/5/2018

I was very impressed by the work I had done by this company, they worked extremely hard and to a high standard. I would definitely us them again.

Trades serviced: Bathroom Installation, Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing, Complete Kitchen Refurbishment, Damp Proofing, Demolition

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Reviewed by Mike on 25/5/2018

Brilliant. Why use anyone else?

Where Excellence is standard.

Trades serviced: Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation, Bathroom Repair, Bespoke furniture, Burglar Repairs

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Reviewed by david on 25/5/2018

Very professional, got the job.

Property Maintenance Contractor working across South Wales with Domestic and Commercial customers. All aspects of internal and external work covered from small jobs to full house renovations. Please get in touch for free quotes thanks Phil

Trades serviced: Access Control / Door Entry, Aerial & satellite dish installation, Air Conditioning / Refrigeration, Bespoke furniture, Bespoke kitchens

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Reviewed by Jonathan on 25/5/2018

Fab service! Efficient reliable & professional thank you! Would highly reccomend

Trades serviced: Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation, Bathroom Repair, Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing, Complete Bathroom Refurbishment

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Reviewed by James on 25/5/2018

Job completed as expected and within the tine stated.

Affordable Quality As Standard. As a property maintenance and renovations specialist, we have been working for the last 8 years exclusively for property developers and Estate Agents such as Brinkle's, Towneds, Dexters, and Cubitt&west covering All trades. We are also known for our charitable work at St Bede's Catholic church Balham and St Mathews Anglican church Croydon.

Trades serviced: Access Control / Door Entry, Aerial & satellite dish installation, Air Conditioning / Refrigeration, Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation

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Reviewed by Amanda on 25/5/2018

Ken called so quickly and fixed my socket in no time. Great guy !

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Plasterers & Renderers - what you need to know

A good plasterer can give your walls a smooth finish, whether it’s covering up the brickwork of a load-bearing wall, or if it’s to cover the plasterboard of an internal wall. Once done the wall will be damp-proofed and ready for decorating - and of course, a good plasterer will do it in record time.

What a plasterer can help with

  • Solid plastering (applying wet finishes to surfaces and putting protective coverings like pebble-dash on outside walls).
  • Fibrous plastering (creating ornamental plasterwork like ceiling roses, cornices and architraves).
  • Dry lining (fixing internal plasterboard or wallboard partitions).
  • Skimming (covering plaster with a flawlessly smooth surface for decoration).
  • Rendering (protecting or brightening brickwork, adding a modern layer of plaster to the wall, or simply repairing or replacing current renders, such as stucco finishes).
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They can also create ornamental plastering to give your home a rustic or decorative feel. Their skills stretch to putting up internal plasterboard and wallboard partitions - great for when you need to create a new room or space in your home.

If you have a modern home then plastering and skimming should be a simple task for any experienced plasterer.

In period or suburban properties, the walls can be made from brick or even concrete, and the plaster may be applied direct to the walls rather than to plasterboard.

In older properties you may not be after the smooth finish we’re used to in modern homes, so you could go for a lime plaster instead that gives a more rustic look. If you have an older home, or one that’s listed, then you should always let the plasterer know first so they can take this into account.

The cost of the job will depend on the size of the room and how much work needs to be done in terms of preparation and finishing. If you have very deteriorated plaster on your walls, or damp plaster work on the ceiling that needs to be removed, then you’ll probably need the old plaster to come off and an entirely new plasterboard fitted.

Costs for common plasterer jobs

Plastering and skimming in a modern property - per room

Some typical jobs Low High
Walls and ceilings, plaster only £370 £675
Walls and ceilings, with skim finish £495 £925
Ceiling, plaster only £115 £265
Ceiling, with skim finish £165 £365
Walls, plaster only £280 £540
Walls, with skim finish £380 £740

Plastering and skimming in a period or suburban property

Some typical jobs Low High
Walls and ceilings, plaster only £470 £875
Walls and ceilings, with skim finish £595 £1,125
Ceiling, plaster only £125 £325
Ceiling, with skim finish £175 £425
Walls, plaster only £360 £700
Walls, skim finish £460 £900

Rendering an outside wall

Some typical jobs Low High
Outside wall, excluding scaffolding £280 £540

Skimming a whole room

Some typical jobs Low High
Walls and ceilings £250 £500
Walls £200 £400
Ceiling £100 £200

Insurance for plastering work

Like most trades who are working on your home, they’ll need public liability insurance to protect you against any damage that could potentially happen.

Planning permission for plastering jobs

You’ll also need to check planning permission if your home is a listed building or if it’s in a conservation area. Your plasterer or builder should be able to advise on these issues.

Building regulations for plasterers

If a render covers a substantial part of the exterior of your property, your plasterer will need to comply with building regulations.

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Questions you should ask a plasterer

  • Do they have public liability insurance and what does this cover?
  • How long have they been trading for?
  • How long will the work take?
  • Does the room need to be cleared and is this something they can help with?
  • Will the room be usable immediately after the work or does it need to dry? If it needs to dry, for how long?

See the latest questions that homeowners have been asking plasterers.

Plastering ideas

Check out our top 5 plastering jobs you can tackle before you move into a new place. Want some decorative plastering ideas? Then have a look at these walls and ceiling features. Finally, here’s some practical advice on assessing your walls before decorating.

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