Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 12 of 15
  1. #1
    Tilers Forums Arms Member
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Posts
    67
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Default Gutted! Really really gutted.

    Went to start a job today that i priced 2 months ago, got the job despite not being the cheapest i was possibly the most professional as i was told. 45m2 porcelain just what i needed after a slow 6 weeks while kids were off. Against all of my advice the customer has fitted 6mm ply unstaggered, screwed down at 6in centres (3000 screws) and and upto 3-4mm gaps in places and then pva'd.

    Mad aint the word, he said he was happy with the thickness of the boards and he would'nt pursue me if it went wrong and he would even sign something to say so. I pointed out disclaimers are worth nothing in court as i knew what i was doing was wrong, said my sorry's etc and no doubt somebody would do it and left. Feel like i've been messed about with running about and i've got 10 bags of addy out my pocket in van doing nothing. Really hacked off!!

    I know what i've done is right, just needed to get it off my chest. Out of interest what do you think the chances of said floor going wrong??

  2. #2
    Tilers Forums Arms kilty55's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    edinburgh
    Posts
    7,649
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)

    Default Re: Gutted! Really really gutted.

    hi stoner,i fully sympathise with you,its customer after customer jst now ruining jobs with there penny pinching nonsense

    if youve got the money to buy and fit 45 metres of porcelain youve got the money to bloody prep it correctly imo

    try and get deposits off all customers and get it in writing the prep etc that must be done
    i do this as much as possible
  3. Thanks stoner thanked for this post
     

  4. #3
    user123
    Guest

    Default Re: Gutted! Really really gutted.

    Urrrgh! Does he know why it's a no-no and that it would be ok if the proper boards were put on top? Mabye you should ring him and explain that putting the proper backer boards down would cost him less in the long run than likely aggro further down the line...

  5. #4
    Tilers Forums Arms kilty55's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    edinburgh
    Posts
    7,649
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)

    Default Re: Gutted! Really really gutted.

    trying to explain to these peopel mg about prep is a waste of time sometimes.....they cant see past the money they think they are saving

    what they dont realise is how it has affected the tiler meant to be doing the job,...that lads just lost his mortgage money no doubt


    sorry bit of a rant ....sick to death of them at the minute and the way they are behaving
    Thanks stoner thanked for this post
     

  6. #5
    TilersForums Founder Dan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Staffordshire, UK
    Posts
    20,213
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    10 Post(s)

    Default Re: Gutted! Really really gutted.

    Idiots they are! You wouldn't cut back on wiring for a sparky or gas plumbing parts for a plumber so why the hell do it for a tilers substrate? It can cause just as much damage!

    Gets my back up man!
    Thanks stoner thanked for this post
     
    Dan
    TilersForums.co.uk Owner


    Direct Links to Popular Tile Forums: Tiling Forum - Tile Adhesive - Wetrooms - DIY - Restoration - Floor Heating - Drilling - Tiling Tools - Buying Tiles - Courses - Industry News (Start a new thread by clicking the blue "+ Post New Thread" button in any forum)

  7. #6
    user123
    Guest

    Default Re: Gutted! Really really gutted.

    I know, Jamie et al..just trying to think of a way this could be saved so he can get that job back and it being done properly.. it sucks, doesn't it?

  8. #7
    Tilers Forums Arms kilty55's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    edinburgh
    Posts
    7,649
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)

    Default Re: Gutted! Really really gutted.

    its utter nonsense g,i agree

    id like to see some of these customers go to there work on a monday morning and be told oh i dont need u after all...best u go home with no pay for the next 7 days
    Thanks stoner thanked for this post
     

  9. #8
    Tilers Forums Arms andy allen's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Gloucester
    Posts
    5,675
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    3 Post(s)

    Default Re: Gutted! Really really gutted.

    couldn't agree more, im sat on my backside doing nowt because i knocked back two jobs, due to bad prep, as kilty said, there penny pinchers, they buy the cheapest tiles, and prep a job themselfs to save money.....they dont listen to your advice, and convince themselfs your just trying to rip them off........and ive had more of it this year than any year i can remember !!
    Last edited by doug boardley; 19-09-2011 at 03:35 PM.
    Thanks stoner thanked for this post
     
    andy-allen-tiling
    Wall and Floor Tiler based in
    Gloucester and covering Cheltenham-Forest of Dean-Stroud-Tewksbury-The Cotswolds.
    Full bathroom fitting service, including all plumbing, plastering, and electrical installations, Free advice and design.
    tel.........01452 721112
    mobile...07976883412
    web site..... www.andy-allen-tiling.co.uk

    ANY TILE-ANY SURFACE-ANYWHERE

  10. #9
    Tilers Forums Arms Member
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Posts
    67
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Default Re: Gutted! Really really gutted.

    Hi, yes he knew all too well about possible problems etc, i recommended 'no more ply' originally and he did'nt like the cost so he's hardly going to want to pay out again. Thanks.

  11. #10
    Tilers Forums Arms Member
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Posts
    67
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Default Re: Gutted! Really really gutted.

    what they dont realise is how it has affected the tiler meant to be doing the job,...that lads just lost his mortgage money no doubt

    In one matey!!

  12. #11
    Tilers Forums Arms Member CJ CERAMICS's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    manchester(wigan)
    Posts
    1,484
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Default Re: Gutted! Really really gutted.

    Stoner in my opinion you did the right thing.
    disclaimers are useless in court and this job may well have ended up costing you more than you make.

    I truly hope more work comes your way soon.

    chris

  13. #12
    Tilers Forums Arms Member
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Posts
    67
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Default Re: Gutted! Really really gutted.

    You're not kidding cj. He got some discontinued black porcelain, normal rrp 70, he paid 25m2. Try replacing those for that price. Works not too bad now and i've got 2 small jobs which i've managed to get in starting tomorow, then 25m2 of porcelain next week. I'm just trying to make up for august.

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Gutted about Wilko !
    By Sir Ramic in forum General Chat
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 09-01-2013, 07:46 PM
  2. gutted
    By nybor62 in forum General Chat
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 02-03-2011, 10:13 AM
  3. Gutted,,,
    By mikebidd in forum General Chat
    Replies: 40
    Last Post: 02-08-2010, 06:18 PM
  4. gutted at the moment
    By Diamond Pool Finishers in forum General Chat
    Replies: 37
    Last Post: 21-12-2009, 08:34 PM
  5. Gutted lucie jones out
    By Diamond Pool Finishers in forum General Chat
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 08-11-2009, 09:16 PM
  6. Gutted
    By brian c in forum General Chat
    Replies: 25
    Last Post: 10-08-2008, 10:24 PM
  7. What is the correct floor tiling trowel?
    By Dan in forum Tiling Forum
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 30-12-2006, 07:32 PM

Visitors found this page by searching for:

Nobody landed on this page from a search engine, yet!


If you like our tiling forum, then perhaps checkout our Electrical Forum or even our professional Plumbing Forum.
Tens of thousands of tradesmen and over 2 million combined posts.


[Output: 115.38 Kb. compressed to 102.66 Kb. by saving 12.71 Kb. (11.02%)]