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MP PROPERTY MAINTENANCE providing internal and external painting & decorating, plastering and tiling services. We offer a high quality work for decent price, free estimates and decoration advice available.

Trades serviced: Door / Window painting, External wall painting, Floor Tiling, Home maintenance /Repair, Internal Painting & Decorating

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Reviewed by Colin on 23/2/2018

Great professional job done. Would recommend!

We are a family company with over 20 years experience working throughout Cyprus , Greece and Italy. We registered our company in the UK in January 2018. We hope to grow our business through our reputation for quality workmanship and recommendation from our growing number of satisfied customers

Trades serviced: Brick / Block Paving, Cellar & Basement Conversion, Chimney Building / Repair, Conservatory, Door / Window painting

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Reviewed by Colin on 22/2/2018

We took a chance on a new company and were pleased with both value for money and workmanship. Seeing the quality of work we increased the job to include replacing the toilet, plastering and replacing the skirting board. Gabrielle's project management was excellent, (including sourcing and transporting a new toilet complete with all fittings). They removed shoes through the house and put left over tiles and plaster in the garage for us. Be prepared for long working days! More than happy to recommend them.

Even small plumbing problems can quickly turn into large issues that are costly to repair. A plumbing emergency is a true emergency, and you will need a professional the second this issue develops. 10 years experience. £2 Million liability insurance.

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

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Reviewed by Roy on 22/2/2018

Polite and punctual, carried out a good standard of work and kept everything very clean, no dust n stuff. Would definitely use him again and recommend to anyone else. Thank you

First call co op was established 7 years ago, we are based in Neath, we offer all aspects of home improvements, landscape gardening and cleaning services.

Trades serviced: Brick / Block Paving, Decorative Cornicing / Plasterwork, Door / Window painting, Electric underfloor heating, External Rendering

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Reviewed by Matthew on 22/2/2018

After just having my kitchen tiled by Kirk I would highly recommend his services to anyone looking for a hardworking, quality trades person. Determined to finish the job to a high standard aswel as being professional and polite throughout the work. Would like to say a big thank you and will definitely be using him again.

We are a family business, specialising in high quality bespoke plastering. We are committed to providing excellent customer satisfaction for both plastering and building services. We have many years experience and have full public liability insurance.

Trades serviced: Bathroom Installation, Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing, Bespoke furniture, Bespoke kitchens, Brick & Stone Cleaning

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Reviewed by Ian on 22/2/2018

Did an excellent job. Was a very presentable person, A prompt and conscientious worker. I would highly recommend.

North West Gas and Electrical engineers have been working in the electrical repairs and installation sector for over 20 years. Based in the North West we provide a professional, reliable and friendly service throughout Merseyside and the Cheshire regions.

Trades serviced: Access Control / Door Entry, Air Conditioning / Refrigeration, Burglar, security & intruder alarm installation, Electric underfloor heating, Electrical installation / Testing

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Reviewed by Jackie on 22/2/2018

Very punctual & fixed problem with no hassle. Would recommend.

Specialist plasterer and renovator. Years of experience in all aspects of building works. Confident and competent to transform any property. Passion for gardening/maintenance of properties inside and out.To me the first impression is a lasting impression.

Trades serviced: Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing, Bespoke kitchens, Cellar & Basement Conversion, Chimney Building / Repair, Complete Bathroom Refurbishment

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Reviewed by Liz on 22/2/2018

Gary was professional, punctual and has done a brilliant job on our bedroom and lounge. A completely trustworthy guy who was willing to offer advice and explain everything to me. I couldn't recommend him highly enough and will not hesitate to call him for any future work. Thanks so much for your hard work on our house.

We are two fully qualified Carpenters with advanced craft qualifications. We specialise in high quality workmanship in the carpentry and building sectors.

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

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Reviewed by Annie on 22/2/2018

Unprofessional and unreliable. Didn't show up for the job I booked with them. No apology or phone call.

Cornwall based electrician, networking, CCTV and freeview engineer with 8 years experience in all aspects of installations no job too small!

Trades serviced: Aerial & satellite dish installation, CCTV installation, Digital Home Network, Electric underfloor heating, Electrical installation / Testing

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Reviewed by Mark on 22/2/2018

After missing the original appointment Mark turned up on time for the second. He was very friendly and has hopefully fixed our RCD tripping issue. He is also returning to fix a part we need as he didn't have one on his van. Thank you Mark.

Dear customers, I would like to take this opportunity to briefly introduce our company GF Building and Refurbishment Contractor Ltd is an insured company and is engaged in a wide range of services in the construction field.

Trades serviced: Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation, Bathroom Repair, Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing, Bespoke furniture

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Reviewed by Jackson on 22/2/2018

The work was fine for a couple months, but I ended having to reseal the entire shower because the caulking separated in several places and leaked. Inspecting the work, it's obvious that there wasn't sufficient caulking / contact in the first place. The drywall was damaged again, which is another to-do item for me now.

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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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