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  1. 3_fall
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    3_fall Administrator. Staff Member Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

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    So today,
    @JulianSidney@JulianSidney, @GaryTheTiler@GaryTheTiler and myself,
    all went down to Arlesford in Hampshire, to
    spend the day with Uncle Bob,
    aka @Lithofin BOB@Lithofin BOB our resident mad scientist!
    And all we got was this bloody t-shirt!
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    Oh and hat, and sandwiches and coffee and biscuits! :D

    Turns out Bob's not a mad scientist after all!!
    Just bloody mad! :p

    But what he is, is an extremely knowledgeable man with many many years of hands on experience in his field.
    Everything from prepping, cleaning and sealing right thro to restoration, and repolishing.
    He is an absolute wealth of information that extends well beyond that of your average corporate instructor!
    and.............he's truly nice guy. :)

    We were very warmly welcomed, and looked after all day.

    Doesn't matter what level of knowledge you possess, there is plenty more to learn or even to reaffirm what you think you might know.
    The day is very comprehensive and is tailored to suit everybodies needs.
    Can't recommend it enough!
    Make time, go visit!

    Oh and we got one more thing too!


    ............. a shed load of literature.
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    Cheers Bob! ;)
     
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  2. Lithofin BOB
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    Thanks mate , had a very cool day with you guys, was great to see you !!
     
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    wrighty Professional Tiler

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    I've never met Bob, but over the past few years he's been a godsend on a number of occasions.
     
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  4. jcrtiling
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    jcrtiling Professional Tiler TTA Member Top Contributor

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    I've got his mobile no its under god
     
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  5. hmtiling
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    hmtiling Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler Top Contributor

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    He's pulled me out of the poo too
     
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  6. 3_fall
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    3_fall Administrator. Staff Member Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

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    Someone's always having to pull you out Harry! :D
     
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  7. JulianSidney
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    JulianSidney Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler Top Contributor

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    yes marc I second that :)
    a really great day and would recommend it to all, whatever your ability, and I got to meet three legends ;)
    thanks for the hat @Lithofin BOB@Lithofin BOB
     
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  8. GaryTheTiler
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    GaryTheTiler Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner

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    Big thanks to Bob ,I learnt loads today and was really impressed with the product range and support Lithofin offer top,products and top bloke in Bob , thanks to Marc for organising it and great to meet you Julian
     
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  9. 3_fall
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    3_fall Administrator. Staff Member Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

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    Ok, so this is a little embarrassing!
    I've been talking with Julian for so long now and thro so many different mediums, that It certainly didn't feel like I was meeting him for the first time today, (but in fact it was) and he's still the same bloke I speak to on a regular basis!
    I just know what he looks like now. :)
    He's also someone I'm pleased to be able to call a friend!
     
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  10. JulianSidney
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    JulianSidney Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler Top Contributor

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    thanks Marc, good to talk in person for once, and to meet Gary.
    :)
     
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  11. impish
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    impish Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler Top Contributor

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    Aye, Gary is alright! ;)
     
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  12. Plan Tec Tiling
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    Plan Tec Tiling Moderator Staff Member Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

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    Sorry I couldn't make it boys..... was really looking forward to it too! :(
     
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  13. 3_fall
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    3_fall Administrator. Staff Member Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

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    No worries Geoff, you weren't missed! [​IMG]
    Did give us the opportunity to talk about you tho! :D
    Give Bob a call Geoff, organise the next one, then maybe a few others will join you.
     
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  14. 3_fall
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    Certainly one of the most useful things we picked up was the fact that on their website there is a complete set of printable method statements.
    These can not only be used for a fitters reference, they are also a useful tool that can be left with a client when your project is completed.
    This way, not only do they have all the relevant information pertaining to their particular wall or floor, but they can not be left in any doubt as to what their own individual maintenance program should consist of.
    Sounds like a great way to ensure that there is no miscommunication between yourself and the client.
    There are also specific after care service cards available, which are completed by the installer on completion of works.
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  15. JulianSidney
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    JulianSidney Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler Top Contributor

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    yes marc, been looking to get this sort of package to for clients to have on completion, for stone or porcelain job. Will also add a sheet with what the tile was and grout colour was used.
    only thing missing are nice Lithofin folders to put it in for each job :(

    thanks @Lithofin BOB@Lithofin BOB good idea
     
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  16. Sean Kelly
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    Sean Kelly Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler

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    Oooooooo. I thought my beanie hat was a special limited edition!

    Sounds like a fab day was had by all.
     
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  17. JulianSidney
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    JulianSidney Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler Top Contributor

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    beanie, sadly not that limited anymore but the day was excellent and would highly recommend it, and your not to far away.
    Bob make a great cuppa and sandwiches:)
     
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  18. Lithofin BOB
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    Don't panick Sean !!! Yours was special edition










    Something on my shoe that day;)
     
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  19. timeless john
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    Those hats look great!
     
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  20. Lithofin BOB
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    Think we need to get some hats ordered!!
     
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