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We have years of experience and are now widely regarded as render specialists and come highly recommended by some of the Uk's biggest render suppliers. Our customer reviews speak for themselves. All work is undertaken to the highest standard.

Trades serviced: Decorative Cornicing / Plasterwork, External Rendering, Internal Rendering, Pebble Dashing, Plaster Skimming

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Reviewed by Daniel on 25/2/2018

Barry did a fantastic job! He came out and really grafted, resulting in a fantastic job. And what’s better and set Barry apart from previous plasterers I’ve used - he left the place immaculate. Really really tidy job. Any further plastering work I’ll be giving Barry a call. Thanks again!

We are a fantastic small business where no job is too big or small! From painting & decorating to carpentry... even gardening! check out our facebook page and don't forget to like & share!

Trades serviced: Decorative Cornicing / Plasterwork, Door / Window painting, External Rendering, External wall painting, Floor Tiling

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Reviewed by Danielle on 25/2/2018

Lee and Barry, the two men that came to tidy up my garden were very hard working and polite. Transformed my garden and tidied up after themselves. Will certainly use L and L renovations again in the future. Many thanks.

for friendly reliable service no Job to big or small guaranteed work attention to detail is everything 5*dwplastering

Trades serviced: Internal Rendering, Plaster Skimming, Polished / Other Plaster Finish

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Reviewed by Mikaela on 25/2/2018

Great plaster! Really happy and friendly guy would recommend!

Here at Precise Property Developments we pride ourselves on the retention of our customers and as such customer satisfaction goes to the very core of our work.

Trades serviced: Access Control / Door Entry, Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation, Bathroom Repair, Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing

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Reviewed by Wes on 25/2/2018

Fitted a new shower including some adjustments to make good the poor way the original was installed. Excellent job and plan to use again in the near future.

Hi all, i have been in the flooring trade for 17 years and i have built a very good reputation with my customers for the exceptional quality and service provided. We do a wide range of flooring,carpets,vinyl,laminate/wood, amtico/l.vt supplied & fitted.

Trades serviced: Carpet fitters, Floor Tiling, Laminate Flooring, Linoleum Flooring, Screeding

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Reviewed by Richard on 25/2/2018

Half the job done so far (on our request as some decorating needed) and Simon and his guys are quick, professional and good value. Would recommend and will use them myself on some other jobs I have coming up.

JD Services have been established since 1992, Providing domestic electrical services for all your electrical requirements, Based in Farnborough we cover Hampshire, Berkshire & Surrey we are Registered with the electrical saftey council & NICEIC Part P.

Trades serviced: Access Control / Door Entry, Electric underfloor heating, Electrical installation / Testing, External lighting, Internal lighting

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Reviewed by Edward on 25/2/2018

Nice guy, felt like I got value.

We specialize in many aspects of the building trade and garden design. IE: structural steels, stud-work & partition walls, plaster-boarding, concreting, demolition, rubble removal, landscaping, artificial lawns, patios, decorative stone & edgings etc.

Trades serviced: Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing, Brick / Block Paving, Cellar & Basement Conversion, Chimney Building / Repair, Demolition

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Reviewed by dave on 25/2/2018

Clive and Dai, done an excellent job, Would highly recommend. Thanks guys.

MGS a new company ready to dominate the industry. I have a higher national certificate as an electrical engineer and have been working for over 10 years. All of my other costumers outside this website have always been satisfied and I hope you will be too.

Trades serviced: Access Control / Door Entry, Aerial & satellite dish installation, Electric underfloor heating, Electrical installation / Testing, External lighting

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Reviewed by Pitu on 25/2/2018

Aram arrived on time and did an excellent job, Very pleased. I would definitely recommend.

MASTERhand A small local business, we have been providing high-quality home improvement and maintenance service for more than 10 years now and have many happy customers.

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

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Reviewed by Daniel on 25/2/2018

Marek was excellent from start to finish. Our tiles weren't that great (warping etc) but he still managed to make the end result look better than we hoped. He was very punctual, polite and worked hard, finishing earlier than expected. We will be using him again.

No job too big or to small I have been in the building trade for 30 years I am reliable a clean worker and have a good eye for detail free quotes on request. Good customer feedback is essential.

Trades serviced: Aerial & satellite dish installation, Bathroom Installation, Bathroom Repair, Brick / Block Paving, Carpet fitters

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Reviewed by Steve on 25/2/2018

Friendly and sociable, worked to a good standard. Job quoted 3 days finished in 2.5 days. Half a day could have been spent finishing in minor details to give excellent finish. More than expected plaster splashes to clear up! Gave some handy tips. Overall walls look lot better. Price quoted was stuck to with no extras.

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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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