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  1. Kaz

    Kaz Cant use up creativity.More you use more you have.

    Location:
    Spain
    Hello All,

    Im finally taking the plunge and starting up professionally in Spain. I guess business will be slow (or non-existent!) at first but I will work hard, ensure I strive for perfection and keep the customers needs at the top of the list, and hopefully I will deserve that business to grow. Amazing to find a forum like this. My eyes are bloodshot and bleary and Ive gotten through nearly a whole box of Yorkshire tea reading all your advice. Great to be here and have the ear of the pros'. Thanks.
     
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  2. Andy Allen

    Andy Allen Metro specialist & forum entertainer! Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

    Location:
    Gloucester
    Welcome.....
    We have a member who already lives and works in Spain...... Although he's a multi trader...... But we still allow him on here.. :)
     
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  3. Plan Tec Tiling

    Plan Tec Tiling Administrator Staff Member Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

    Location:
    Wimborne, Dorset
    Welcome to the forum
     
  4. Kaz

    Kaz Cant use up creativity.More you use more you have.

    Location:
    Spain
    Thanks Andy. Great to hear theres another gringo about. Would like to get some chats going. Im in Murcia. Thinking about the challenges. My few years experience in Spain so far has taught me not to base any expectations here on what you know about the UK and some things can be a struggle. My Mrs says Im getting good at making sangria tho! :)
     
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  5. Dan

    Dan TilersForums.co.uk Est.2006 Staff Member NOT a Tiler

    Location:
    Staffordshire, UK
    Welcome aboard. Where about in Spain are you?
     
  6. pdc

    pdc Speling & grammer specialyst Professional Tiler

    @Dan@Dan ...
     
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  7. Dan

    Dan TilersForums.co.uk Est.2006 Staff Member NOT a Tiler

    Location:
    Staffordshire, UK
    Oh yeah lol
     
  8. pdc

    pdc Speling & grammer specialyst Professional Tiler

    Hi Kaz

    What I've learnt here is that construction techniques are rather different from the UK. If you're conscientious and reliable you'll have plenty of work. You may well struggle just doing tiling though but it may be different up there, I'm on the Costa del Sol and I'm run ragged at the moment. In fact I've just given away a 35m2 terrace because I can't fit it in.
     
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  9. Kaz

    Kaz Cant use up creativity.More you use more you have.

    Location:
    Spain
    Hi, Wow! Doing alright then?.. good for you. I think most of the initial jobs for me would be for Brits as theres a large community here and plenty of new property buyers also. My mate and his mrs run an estate agency and theyre 'walls to the ball' at the mo so things look pretty good generally. I have yet to see how the Spanish general receive a British tradesman to do their work? I guess they may not be bothered where youre from as long as the price is right, you can communicate and do a top job. I guess ill see where things lead me. Agreed about the construction methods, different kettle of fish and then theres some, shall we say 'techniques,' some of which Ive seen were disasters waiting to happen, and not waiting long in some cases. EEeek! comes to mind often. :)
     
  10. antonio

    antonio Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

    Location:
    italy
    ola and welcome to tf
     
  11. LEE MAC

    LEE MAC Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

    Location:
    BELFAST
    Hello and welcome @Kaz@Kaz :)
     
  12. TheAofT

    TheAofT Active Member

    Location:
    North London
    Welcome Kaz.
     
  13. Adey1980

    Adey1980 Professional Tiler Top Contributor

    Location:
    Caerphilly
    Welcome to the forum
     
  14. John Benton

    John Benton Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner

    Location:
    Leeds
    Welcome Kaz, plenty of Brits about in Murcia, we were over there at a friends villa on LaManga last year
     
  15. callatiler

    callatiler Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

    Location:
    Aberdeen
    Welcome ;)
     
  16. Kaz

    Kaz Cant use up creativity.More you use more you have.

    Location:
    Spain
    Hi John,
    Yes La Manga is just down the road, got a couple of mates live in the La Manga club its nice I like it there. If you like golf, even better, or if youre like me and cant hit a barn door with a hammer then the bars are a nice alternative.
     
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