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Offering high quality interior and exterior work for your home or business premises. We are a small professional painting and decorating/Tiling company originally based in poole now based in Hampshire We have been trading for 6 years.

Trades serviced: Door / Window painting, External wall painting, Flat Pack Furniture Assembly, Floor Tiling, Home maintenance /Repair

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Reviewed by Julie on 27/5/2018

My friend had work carried out by this company who didn’t even complete the job in any proffesional way what so ever ! She had to get someone in to correct all mistakes of finishing touches of her bathroom and kitchen. Let down 3 times to put rite the lighting that was lost due to Joshua not knowing quite what’ he was doing. Friendly, helpful but not proffesional enougn

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.

Trades serviced: Bathroom Installation, Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing, Drains - installation / unblocking / cleaning, Electric boiler - installation / service / repair, External Tiling

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Reviewed by Emma on 26/5/2018

I contacted the company via this website as an emergency job and they quickly responded. They returned the next day to fit the new boiler HOWEVER the job was not completed and it is leaking. We have contacted them on several occasions and they have reassured us that the leak is not a problem (but we don't know that) and they have the part we require. It has now been 6 weeks and they have not returned. .We will now we looking for someone else to complete the job

Dedication to provide excellent customer service and an unrivalled painting and decorating service has earned us a formidable reputation. Our core values are always the same – deliver a hardworking service that is good value for money.

Trades serviced: Bathroom Installation, Bathroom Repair, Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing, Brick / Block Paving, Carpet Cleaning

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Reviewed by derick on 26/5/2018

Very good. We were extremely pleased with the quality and tidiness of the work.

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.

Plumbing heating & Tiling

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

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Reviewed by Ken on 26/5/2018

Prompt professional service,on time and left property clean and tidy after work completed. Would use again and recommend

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?

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Tilers - what you need to know

Typically you’ll see tiles in bathrooms, kitchens, patios and hallways, but it’s not uncommon to find them anywhere around the house these days. You’ll also see them on walls as well as floors.

What a tiler can help with

  • Tile resurfacing.
  • Tile removal.
  • Design / layout of tiles.
  • Applying waterproofing to tiles.
  • Cleaning and polishing tiles.
  • Preparing, applying or removing excess grout.
  • Sourcing tiles.
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A tiler will mark out the area that needs tiling, which will allow them to estimate the amount of tiles and adhesive they’ll need – this is known as ‘setting out’.

After that they’ll use special tools to cut the tiles to shape, before preparing the surfaces and levelling them off with plaster, sand or cement. The tiles will be applied, with any necessary grouting as well.

When choosing your tiles, have a look at where they’re going, then take some inspiration from the colours that are nearby – paints, furniture and so on. An experienced tiler will be able to talk about the options available to you, as well as what works well in combination with each other, so don’t be afraid to ask them. You could also consider using an interior designer.

In wet areas, it’s important that your tiles don’t become slippery when water has been splashed about. Glazed tiles are waterproof but may need a coating to make them non-slip. Unglazed tiles are porous so need to be sealed to avoid stains or any build-up of liquid residue.

If you’re buying the materials yourself, it’s always a good idea to have more tiles than you need. This makes sure you’ve got enough to cover the area, and enough in case any get broken. If any get cracked over time, you can easily replace them too with exactly the same shade or pattern.

Types of tiles

Ceramic – made from clay and can be glazed or unglazed. They come in all sorts of colours, shades and patterns.

Terracotta – unglazed and must be sealed if they’re going to be used in bathrooms or other wet areas. Usually available in earthy tones.

Mosaic – small tiles made from stone, glass or ceramic. They’re set into a base to create patterns and designs.

Marble and granite – very durable and low maintenance. If polished, they may become slippery in wet areas.

Porcelain – fired at very high temperatures which makes them waterproof. They come in a glazed or matte finish and can be used both indoors and outdoors.

Quartz – very durable and available in a wide range of colours.

Limestone – popular for floors but needs to be sealed as it can be porous.

Costs for common tiler jobs

Laying new tiles

Some typical jobs Low High
Floors or walls, 4x4m – no grouting to remove £480 £640
Floors or walls, 4x4m – removing grouting £800 £960
Shower cubicle or bath splashback – no grouting to remove £90 £120
Shower cubicle or bath splashback – remove grouting £150 £180
Washbasin / sink splashback £50 £102

Grouting

Some typical jobs Low High
Washbasin / sink splashback £50 £100
Bath splashback £150 £300
Shower cubicle £150 £300
Floors or walls, 4x4m – no grouting to remove £160 £320
Floors or walls, 4x4m – removing grouting £320 £640

Repairing tiles

Some typical jobs Low High
Repairing tiles £100 £200

The qualifications your tiler needs

Tilers usually gain their experience through courses, apprenticeships or on-the-job training. By all means ask them about their experience, but you can also request references or photos of previous work to confirm their quality.

Planning permission for tilers

Planning permission isn’t usually required for internal decorating. However, if you live in a listed building you should contact your local planning authority.

Insurance for tiling work

Your tiler should have public liability insurance which will protect you and your property should any damage occur.

Building regulations for tilers

Any internal decorating such as tiling, wallpapering, new skirting boards or painting will not normally require approval. There are some considerations when working on external walls though. See the planning portal for detailed information.

 

Questions you should ask a tiler

  • Do they have public liability insurance and what does this cover?
  • How long have they been trading for?
  • Can they give you up to 3 references of recent work they’ve completed?
  • Will they give a guarantee/warranty for the work and how long does it last?
  • Will they source all materials and equipment?
  • Can they help with colour schemes?

See the latest questions that homeowners have been asking tilers.

Tiling ideas

Check out these ideas for decorative front step tiling as well as loads of inspiration for wonderful wet rooms.

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