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I have been a carpet and floor layer for 25 years so have lots of experience. My work mostly is sub contract to carpet and flooring stores but all work and enquiries are welcome. I fit carpets,vinyls,laminate flooring, hardwood flooring Karndean Amtico,

Trades serviced: Carpet fitters, Floor Tiling, Laminate Flooring, Linoleum Flooring, Plastic / Rubber Flooring

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Reviewed by Callum on 21/2/2018

did the job to a very high standard would have him back

Hi my name is nigel i have been in the building trade most of my life my farther was a builder and I learnt all I know from him. I am a seasoned builder and landscape gardener. No job is too big or too small.

Trades serviced: Bathroom Installation, Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing, Bespoke furniture, Bespoke kitchens, Brick / Block Paving

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Reviewed by Sarah on 20/2/2018

Excellent communication and always turned up when he said he would. Quoted accurately and did a thorough and conscientious job. I’m very happy with my new guttering, fascias and downpipes!

John Ingram. Over 25 years experience, bathroom installing, tiling and repairs. lots of my work comes from recommendations, tidy worker. Insured and CRB checked. No job too small, thanks for looking.

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

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Reviewed by Richard on 20/2/2018

John installed our en suite shower room and tiled the floor and walls. We provided the sanitary ware and John helped source tiles with his trade discount. The work was done on time and to a high standard. We would recommend John to anyone looking for a reliable, quality tradesman.

Professional joiners with over 30 years of experience. Specialising in doors - all types: internal, external, fire, glass, sliding, etc. Any style, any veneer. All types of ironmongery. Free quotations.

Trades serviced: Door Opening, Door Replacement, Floor Tiling, General Fitted Furniture, Home maintenance /Repair

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Reviewed by Vicky on 20/2/2018

Lovely guy. Did a fantastic job and even entertained the kids with magic tricks when the work was done. Couldn’t recommend enough.

We have been carrying out electrical work across the U.k. for over 10 years! All electrical works undertaken at competitive prices!

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

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Reviewed by Alex on 20/2/2018

Michael. We are concerned that we have not heard back from you despite having left several messages. We are concerned that the items we have paid for (such as the consumer unit) have been removed from the property, and that work remains outstanding despite our previous conversation. Please could you get in touch regarding where we go from here. If you are no longer willing or able to complete the work as promised, we still expect the return of the items we purchased in order to arrange completion ourselves.

Trades serviced: Bespoke furniture, Bespoke kitchens, Brick & Stone Cleaning, Brick / Block Paving, Cellar & Basement Conversion

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Reviewed by Alison on 20/2/2018

Fantastic service from quote to finish! Our new decking is just beautiful and while Matthew was with us we asked him to do some other jobs which were done with the same care and high standard as the decking. When the jobs were finished the whole area was left clean and tidy. Would highly recommend and he will definitely be our first port of call for any future jobs.

"Cutting Costs Not Corners"

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

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Reviewed by Lisa on 20/2/2018

The lads came out to quote. Received quote as advised. Pricing as what I thought. Lads supplied materials. Work excellent and clean workers. Will be using again in the future. Thanks

Welcome to Changes . The home improvement company Chosen by people who want to make their dreams and wishes come true . We can provide a wide range of services to meet your needs

Trades serviced: Bathroom Installation, Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing, Complete Kitchen Refurbishment, Conservatory, Decorative Glazing

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Reviewed by Francesca on 20/2/2018

Friendly helpful attention to detail, Would use again

Over 10 years experience in domestic electrics. Fully Qualified to level 3 in Electrical Installation plus 17th Edition. Guaranteed lowest prices on small jobs.

Trades serviced: Electric underfloor heating, Electrical installation / Testing, External lighting, Internal lighting

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Reviewed by Hilary on 20/2/2018

Good price quoted, no hidden cost. Pleased with the workmanship.

Experienced, friendly self-employed electrician with public liability. Happy to do any job - big or small! Skills include plastering, painting and decorating, fitting bathrooms and kitchens as well as electrics

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

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Reviewed by Christine on 20/2/2018

The job was completed very quickly and efficiently. The plumber showed me the parts that needed replacing and offered to get the parts and complete the job straight away. He told me the price to complete the job before he commenced it. I will use his service again whenever possible.

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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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