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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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Small Friendly Family Business with 10 years experiance

Trades serviced: Internal Painting & Decorating, Internal Rendering, Plaster Skimming, Polished / Other Plaster Finish, External Rendering, External wall painting

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Reviewed by Terry on 21/9/2017

Rafal was very punctual and conscientious. The work was completed to my satisfaction and the flat was left clean and tidy.

Trades serviced: Cellar & Basement Conversion, Whole Internal Refurbishment, Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation, Complete Bathroom Refurbishment, Laminate Flooring

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Reviewed by barry on 21/9/2017

allan is in touch and is sorting

I am a small sole trader so when you call me for a job you will get the personal touch and all jobs done to a high standard as I always hope to get return customers.

Trades serviced: Air Conditioning / Refrigeration, Internal lighting, Electrical installation / Testing, Electric underfloor heating, Aerial & satellite dish installation, External lighting

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Reviewed by lynne on 21/9/2017

David was true to his word throughout visit, he arrived on time and at a time that suited myself. He quoted a price on the phone and although had to stay longer and it being a much bigger job the price remained the same. Job was fixed, shower now working. I would definitely use David again and wouldn't hesitate in recommending him to friends and family.

Allied Builders are small family run business situated in Towcester, Northants. With over 30 years in the trade they bring competent in-depth knowledge to all aspects of their work accompanied by a wealth of experience & expertise.

Trades serviced: Garden Wall, Chimney Building / Repair, Pointing / Repointing, Stonework / Stone Cladding, House extension, Porch / Canopy

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Reviewed by Tracy on 21/9/2017

Arrived on time. Knowledgeable and professional. Provided quote as requested and no high pressure sales pitch. Work carried out quickly to a high standard. Communication good. Tidied up after the job. Friendly and reliable. Would definitely recommend to friends . Would definitely use again. Many thanks Joe Snr and Jnr

Trades serviced: Internal lighting, Electric underfloor heating, Power Showers and Pump, Water Tanks and Immersion Heater, External lighting

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Reviewed by Mark on 21/9/2017

Absolutely delighted with Jim's work and so pleased to have found him through Rated People . He was able to help us make the right choice of the products we required , and completed all works to a high standard and within the timescales we requested. I would be very happy recommended Jim, and have already put him contact with one of our friends.

Trades serviced: Pointing / Repointing, Conservatory, Home improvements, General Fitted Furniture, Garden Shed / Playhouse, Flat Pack Furniture Assembly

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Reviewed by Camille on 21/9/2017

I can't fault Ed. I'm so pleased with the work. He put up some clothes racks, fixed a cupboard door and filled in holes in my bedroom wall and repainted. Reliable and reasonable. Will definitely use him again for a few other jobs I need doing.

Here at CM Roofing and builders we specialise in all aspects of roofing and roughcasting.UPCV Fascia and guttering. Covering all repair and replacements. We also cover all aspects of building work. No job to big no job to small.

Trades serviced: Chimney Building / Repair, Home improvements, Porch / Canopy, Wooden cladding /Fascias/ Soffits, Screeding, Brick / Block Paving

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Reviewed by Ben on 21/9/2017

Connor was very professional and keen to please. There was an issue whereby we had to use a neighbours outside tap for some of the work and Connor helped arranged this with them. The work was done while I was on annual leave from work but very quickly I realised I could go out safe in the knowledge that Connor and the guys did not need supervision. mid way through the job based on the quality of what I had seen so far got a fence installed. Only issue was late arrival of scaffold by 1 day, sorted quickly.

SR building is a well established business that i have been running in Shropshire for the last seven years.We specialize in all building and renovation work from , full bathroom refits,kitchen installations, new extensions, conservatories or wet rooms

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

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Reviewed by Tom on 21/9/2017

Steve was fantastic from start to finish, he even came back when we found a small fault and corrected. He will be doing our bathroom.

Allan & Sons Property Maintenance are a family run fully Insured business. We specialise in All Property Maintenance. Customer satisfaction is top priority in our business. We guarantee a professional, friendly service. All our tradesmen are fully trained

Trades serviced: Bathroom Installation, Bathroom Repair, Garden Wall, Home improvements, Laminate Flooring, Garden Shed / Playhouse

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Reviewed by Alan on 21/9/2017

This was the first time I tried ratedpeople and will be my go to site in the future. I used Allen and Sons property maintenance to redo a bathroom and I am glad I did. Very professional, great communication and all the work was done on time to a high standard and was very happy with the cost. The bathroom looks great. Thank you.

Sam Davies property maintenance with almost 20 years experience in residential,retail and industrial property maintenance I have a vast range of experience and problem solving .

Trades serviced: Bathroom Repair, Chimney Building / Repair, Cellar & Basement Conversion, Conservatory, Garage Conversion, Home improvements

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Reviewed by Kate on 21/9/2017

Good job. Thank you!

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.
tiler illustration

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


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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How our service works

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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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