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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.

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I have now been in the construction buissiness for 40 years. We have carried out works for many of the local councils & housing associations. We also provided an excellent service for extensions, loft conversions and bathroom fitting over the years

Trades serviced: Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation, Complete Bathroom Refurbishment, Bathroom Repair, Cellar & Basement Conversion, Conservatory

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Reviewed by Stephen on 23/9/2017

Dave's team were friendly, skilled and did exactly what they said they would when they said they would do it. I would recommend them and wouldn't hesitate to call them again.

A relatively new business with over 30 years exp covering everything from a domestic small addition through to full rewires to both commercial and industrial installations including work with BMS HVAC, 3 phase systems and all testing & inspection.

Trades serviced: Air Conditioning / Refrigeration, Internal lighting, Electrical installation / Testing, Electric underfloor heating, Fire alarm installation, External lighting

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Reviewed by tony on 23/9/2017

very nice guy I would get him to do more work for me I have a portfoilio of property around Edinburgh

We are a family run business with over more than 20 years experience we pride ourself on quality done jobs .

Trades serviced: Garden Wall, Pointing / Repointing, Garden Shed / Playhouse, External wall painting, External Tiling, Stone / Concrete Paving

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Reviewed by Lesley on 23/9/2017

Job well done, in the time quoted, at a fair price. Have asked them back to do some more work. Happy to recommend.

Trades serviced: Garden Wall, Wooden Doors - Internal, Laminate Flooring, Solid wood flooring, Wooden Decking, Garden Shed / Playhouse

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Reviewed by Somiya on 23/9/2017

Amazing work, much appreciated.

Sole trader, with 6 years work experience in the UK in : plastering, rendering, plasterboard,tiling and carpentry. I have a positive attitude and a like to bring the job to a high standard, to satisfy the customer and his demands.

Trades serviced: Bathroom Design, Complete Bathroom Refurbishment, Laminate Flooring, Screeding, Solid wood flooring, Internal Rendering

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Reviewed by John on 23/9/2017

A very professional job I will definitely use Arsene next time!

Most types of work undertaken. Bathrooms kitchens plastering decorating. Local electrics e.g light fittings switches ect. Complete bathroom suites supplied and fitted from £499.00.

Trades serviced: Bathroom Installation, Complete Bathroom Refurbishment, Bathroom Repair, Conservatory, Home improvements, Garden office / Studio construction

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Reviewed by Tony on 23/9/2017

Henry was always helpful and trustworthy. Has completed some excellent work by redocorating living room hallway and fitted new kitchen to a high standard.also laid new wooden flooring. Nothing was to much trouble I would recommend Henry without hesitation

Specialising in all domestic gas work, plumbing and electrical as well as all interior design, planning & construction. Over 15 years experience with extremely high standards and professionalism carried throughout.

Trades serviced: Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation, Complete Bathroom Refurbishment, Bathroom Repair, Garden Wall, Internal lighting

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Reviewed by Simon on 23/9/2017

Great chap

Manchester South Electrical Services although fairly new to rated people have been established for 15 years now. No job to small, from a single socket to full Re-wires - all work considered. Speak to one of our friendly team today for a free quotation.

Trades serviced: Air Conditioning / Refrigeration, Internal lighting, Electrical installation / Testing, Electric underfloor heating, Burglar, security & intruder alarm installation

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Reviewed by Kevin on 23/9/2017

I can't comment on the job because after an initial phone conversation I didnt hear back from Dan. He didn't turn up on the day we agreed to discuss, nor did he respond to my email.

"Here at LT Construction we pride ourselves on delivering high quality building projects on time and within budget. Contact us today and see how we can help you to complete your projects as you imagine, regardless of size big or small"

Trades serviced: Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation, Complete Bathroom Refurbishment, Bathroom Repair, Garden Wall, Chimney Building / Repair

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Reviewed by Adam on 23/9/2017

Oliver responded quickly, completed work as expected and left the job with no mess. Will be using again!

JCB developments. Offering a clean professional service from changing a tap washer to full house refurbs.

Trades serviced: Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation, Complete Bathroom Refurbishment, Bathroom Repair, Chimney Building / Repair, Cellar & Basement Conversion

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Reviewed by Catherine on 23/9/2017

The job was done in good time and everything was left nice and tidy. The price was as agreed.

Tilers - what you need to know

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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    We'll connect you with the right tradesmen, from over 30 different trades.

  2. Get quotes

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  5. Job done

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