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Reviewed by Mr. on 19/7/2018

Very prompt. Knew his business and completed the job quickly. Will use again and highly recommend them.

We are a  family run business and pride ourselves on our exceptional customer service and a friendly approach. Our focus and main objective is to provide our customers with only the very best quality of work and we promise to complete all works to your satisfaction. We work with our customers throughout the project to make sure that the finalised product is what you had imagined. 

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Reviewed by dimple on 19/7/2018

I enlisted BV Construction to do a few jobs with a mixture of results. A new fence was done and on time. A garden tap was also fitted. The main job was for new turf to be laid in the garden. They showed up on time and were courteous enough. Half the turf was laid but the other half wasn’t finished. After pleading with them to finish the job, they came back after 1 and half months and were not able to remedy the job. Half the turf is dead now and beyond the point of where it could be saved.

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Reviewed by Sundar on 19/7/2018

Completed the work to a high standard. Very clean and also quick. Will certainly use again.

Highly experienced painters and decorators providing excellent service to all residential and commercial customers, covering all London areas and the Home Counties. Feel free to contact for more informations.

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Reviewed by anne-marie on 19/7/2018

Michal came about 3 weeks ago , seemed competent and reliable,accepted the job in principle.Disappeared in thin air. Then all of a sudden reappeared 2 days ago. gave me quite a vague quote, not itemised. so really difficult to judge. not impressed am

I am a painter and decorator with 9 years experience I'm very reliable hard working and always on time my customers are always happy with me and my work !

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Reviewed by Reiss on 19/7/2018

Very good job and would recommend and use Darrel again

Been in buisness 30+ years only moved to this area a few months ago free quotes no job to big or small

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Reviewed by James on 19/7/2018

Turned up when he said, both for quote and job. Did good standard of work. Price was good too.

I've been working in the maintenance Industry for the past 17 years and i've worked for 6 different councils in London, I've been trading since 2012 with this company.

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Reviewed by Irving on 19/7/2018

Sebastian is extremely hardworking and reliable, he and his wife are also very pleasant. A good and efficient job done. Used them again to get new lawn laid. I would definitely recommend them.

DECOR FLOORS AND MORE Domestic, Commercial and Contract work undertaken, From decor to carpets to floors, our services include - Decorating (interior/exterior) Carpet and Floor Fitting Floor preperation Floor Tiling Minor carpentry work (doors/architrive/skirting/ repairs etc) Garden maintenance and repairs

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Reviewed by Hannah on 19/7/2018

Lovely man, did the job quickly! Contact with him was constant from the start, easily contactable. Will definitely be using him again to fit our other carpets!

Fully qualified and insured NICEIC electrician and maintenance contractor

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Reviewed by Melissa on 19/7/2018

Rory is a great find! I will certainly be using him again. He was very prompt, his work was high quality and fast.

CBS We specialise in Barhrooms /kitchens and general Maintenance of properties.

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Reviewed by Edward on 19/7/2018

Excellent service. Will use again. Highly recommend.

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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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