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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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Trades serviced: Digital Home Network, Internal lighting, Electrical installation / Testing, Sound & Audio Visual Installation, Electric underfloor heating, Burglar

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Reviewed by Shahina on 24/9/2017

Simon was professional polite and punctual, he completed the job, I would certainly recommend him

Services: Property & Building maintenance, Refurbishment, Joinery, roofing, damp & Ventilation, we do what we say we will when we say we will! Providing excellent quality & service giving our customers value for money

Trades serviced: Bathroom Installation, Complete Bathroom Refurbishment, Bathroom Repair, Chimney Building / Repair, Pointing / Repointing, Garage Conversion

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Reviewed by Adrian on 24/9/2017

Jason was professional in his approach and advice on the options available in responding to a request to restore the property ventilation that had been blocked. This included existing and new vents, and a new kitchen extractor, which now looks superb and works well. Good job done by Jason and his colleague, cleaned up very well afterwards, on time, to quoted price, and without any problems. Thanks.

We specialise in home improvements our main aim is to please and keep the custom coming back to us. Find us on Facebook GCP joinery & Building we have all the pictures of our work on there.

Trades serviced: Chimney Building / Repair, Cellar & Basement Conversion, Garage Conversion, House extension, Home improvements, Loft Conversion

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Reviewed by Robert on 24/9/2017

Craig gave an excellent quote and we accepted and he has a very high quality of work and he worked when he said he was to be there and the price was right and he never went over this as there was no need to and he made sure that the house was always secure before he left each night. We would recommend Craig and his work to others that need a job doing as he was able to do our job on short notice and got us out of a tight spot. We would highly recommend him to anyone that wanted a quality decorator.

My names Aaron I'm a extremely approachable guy. I specialise in building and plastering with over five years experience. I take pride in my work. Providing the best possible service. With a finish that is superior. I offer a five year guarantee.

Trades serviced: Pointing / Repointing, Home improvements, Wooden cladding /Fascias/ Soffits, External wall painting, Garden Clearance, Garden Maintenance

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Reviewed by Irene on 24/9/2017

Very pleased. Nice people, very good professional job.

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 Harold on 24/9/2017

I am very satisfied with all aspects of this job.

BW Maintenance are a friendly, honest and reliable firm with many years experience in all areas of construction. We take great pride in our work, and work closely with our customers to ensure the work is carried out to complete satisfaction.

Trades serviced: Garden Wall, Chimney Building / Repair, Pointing / Repointing, Stonework / Stone Cladding, Conservatory, Garage Conversion

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Reviewed by Edward on 24/9/2017

Ben did an excellent job, everything we asked for, was friendly, on time, and went beyond what we expected. Will definitely use his services again!

Trades serviced: Bathroom Installation, Complete Bathroom Refurbishment, Electric underfloor heating, Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing, Electric boiler - installation / service / repair

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Reviewed by Andy on 24/9/2017

Very friendly and helpful knew what he was taking about and was done in no time at all would highly recommend and use again

CJ PLUMBING are located in north bristol area, we specialize in plan design and fitting of kitchens and bathrooms including small spaces and facilities for the disabled. with over 20 years exprieance within this trade and working with our customers.

Trades serviced: Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation, Complete Bathroom Refurbishment, Bathroom Repair, Garage Conversion, Porch / Canopy

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Reviewed by David on 24/9/2017

Chris came to our house to repair a leaking pipe which was in a difficult area an made an excellent job neat and tidy.

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: Garden Wall, Chimney Building / Repair, Pointing / Repointing, Cellar & Basement Conversion, Garage Conversion, Home improvements

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Reviewed by grant on 24/9/2017

Work carried out on the two occasions we have used CV building solutions was done to a superb standard. Would not hesitate to recommend Clive and his team for any work required.

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

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Reviewed by sandeep on 24/9/2017

Great guy. Worked around me as I changed the job spec slightly had no issues with that. Job finished to high quality even left my home keys with him. No issues what so ever ! Recommend.

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.
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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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