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Keen Plumbing is a dedicated company providing plumbing solutions throughout the London and surrounding area.We are able to handle any plumbing requests from homeowners to small businesses. All our work is backed by a 1 year guarantee

Trades serviced: Bathroom Installation, Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing, Drains - installation / unblocking / cleaning, Electric boiler - installation / service / repair, Electric underfloor heating

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Reviewed by Brian on 24/2/2018

Very good

I do a lot of home improvement jobs. Such as , laying ceramic and laminate flooring. Fitting curtain rails , track, vertical blinds. Hanging doors and fitting arcitrive and skirting . Assembling flat pack furniture . Paint and decorating.

Trades serviced: Door / Window painting, External wall painting, Fitted kitchens, Flat Pack Furniture Assembly, Floor Tiling

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Reviewed by adam on 24/2/2018

Had 3 internal doors fitted by simon.he supplied the doors for us as well.we was very pleased with the work he did and the new doors look lovely.would recommend Simon. thank you

Tile with Style has been established since 1999 and we specialise in the installation of all styles of wall and floor tiles. We also undertake preparation works plastering,boarding,timber floors and waterproofing and complete bathroom renovation and laminate flooring.

Trades serviced: Bathroom Installation, Complete Bathroom Refurbishment, Electric underfloor heating, External Tiling, Fireplace

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Reviewed by Linda on 24/2/2018

Paul responded to our job quickly and provided us with a great quote and also offered us different ideas for how he could tile our chimney breast with split face tiles. He is super polite, friendly and his workmanship is outstanding. Without hesitation, we will ask Paul to do further tiling for us in the future. Thank you Paul, we are over the moon. Jane and Mark

 If you are planning your home improvement project, we are here to make it happen. We are a North London based company, specialising in complete property refurbishments we take care of all aspects plumbing, electrics, carpentry, painting

Trades serviced: Bathroom Installation, Bathroom Repair, Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing, Chimney Building / Repair, Complete Bathroom Refurbishment

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Reviewed by MAtt on 24/2/2018

We liked Armando straight away. He's a lovely person and can't do enough for you. We wanted a garage opening widened. He responded to my request promptly and came round quickly, providing a quote straight away. It was a good price and we gave him the job. Armando performed the work well and to schedule. That's not the whole picture though, he went out of his way to help out with other tasks that weren't included in the quote, like taking unwanted stuff to the local dump. I can thoroughly recommend him.

We are a local family run business with 24 years of experience and carry out all types of building work specializing in Extensions, Block Paving, Loft conversions, Conservatories and other general Building work at competitive prices and 100% quality.

Trades serviced: Brick / Block Paving, Cellar & Basement Conversion, Chimney Building / Repair, Conservatory, External Rendering

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Reviewed by Alison on 24/2/2018

Mick and Tom have done a brilliant job converting my garage into a room. They were very quick and efficient, extremely friendly and completed the job to a high standard. They also recommended some additional drainage which I required, without this I could have had problems in the future. The tradesmen they work with were also wonderful and I would use them again if I needed anything else doing.

20 yers old like Handyman

Trades serviced: Air Conditioning / Refrigeration, Bathroom Installation, Bathroom Repair, Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing, Carpet fitters

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Reviewed by Lee on 24/2/2018

Paint brush marks left on side off fire surround. Rather than moving the wires from plugs near fire surround wall he decided to paint over them.. Avoid!!

We are a family run business (Electric Mann Ltd) specializing in domestic electrical work. ELECSA member & Part P & 17th Edition 3rd Amdt compliant . All work tested & certified on completion of electrical work. Fully insured (£2 M).

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

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Reviewed by Emma on 24/2/2018

Job well done, on time for a reasonable price. Highly recommended.

Here at Top Notch we pride our selfs in offering the very best craftsmanship at fully competitive prices and have years of experience

Trades serviced: Brick & Stone Cleaning, Brick / Block Paving, Chimney Building / Repair, Demolition, Fitted kitchens

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Reviewed by Marilyn on 24/2/2018

Very courteous and polite. Arrived on time and did a good job. I would definitely recommend them and use their services again.

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 Muthu on 24/2/2018

Marek did his job very well.

Here at cjdevelopments we undertake all landscaping work such as fencing, decking, paving, turfing, garden clearance and garden maintannce. All estimates & advice are free.

Trades serviced: Flat roof- installation / repair, Garden Clearance, Garden Design, Garden Wall, Guttering and Rainwater Pipe

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Reviewed by Parus on 24/2/2018

Charlie provided a professional and honest service. Gave me the best price and then recommended some savings as well. Great finish, will definitely use again.

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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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