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  1. Dan

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

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    Staffordshire, UK
    Public Thread!: Poor Tiling Workmanship by DIY and Rogue Traders

    This is a public thread. So please do NOT include personal information of who's done the job, where it's been done, etc. Only include information related to the workmanship. What's been done wrong, what should have been done, how the repair has gone on, etc.

    Upload pictures of poor workmanship by DIYers and rogue "tradesmen" to this thread. We have another thread in the arms which we will move posts to here by request. If you have pictures uploaded to the thread in the arms and would like the pictures added to here, please let one of the staff know.
     
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  2. enduro

    enduro Professional Tiler

    Here you go. 10 cracked Travertine tiles in a floor due to bad tiling. Travertine floor-Tunbridge wells 001.jpg Travertine floor-Tunbridge wells 005.jpg Travertine floor-Tunbridge wells 007.jpg Travertine floor-Tunbridge wells 009.jpg Travertine floor-Tunbridge wells 010.jpg
     
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  3. Dan

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

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    Staffordshire, UK
    Nice one.

    I thought somebody must have seen something somewhere :)
     
  4. Bubblecraft

    Bubblecraft Professional Tiler

    Location:
    Erskine, Scotland
    How about this
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  5. Diamond Pool Finishers

    Diamond Pool Finishers Swimming Pool Expert Professional Tiler JOTM Winner

    Bubble were the tiles blown or loose ? or had this fixing method worked just out of interest ??
     
  6. Bubblecraft

    Bubblecraft Professional Tiler

    Location:
    Erskine, Scotland
    The ones around the pan were cracked but the rest were fine & so was the grout. TBH, it took me HOURS to get them up. They were a nightmare!
     
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  7. Dan

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

    Location:
    Staffordshire, UK
    Is that fastflex?
     
  8. Bubblecraft

    Bubblecraft Professional Tiler

    Location:
    Erskine, Scotland
    And there was this one. Guy started @ 9am & was still there @ 10.30pm that night to do 4m2. This is the result the customer got:
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    After removal of the tiles I noticed some areas were packed to at least 25mm with ready mixed addy. The plasterboard had been attempted to be stuck to the brick wall with a 50mm cavity with ready mixed too.
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    He stuck the tiles to painted existing tiles
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    I started @ 9am, removed both sets of tiles, re-sheeted, tiled, grouted & siliconed by 3pm. God knows what he was doing to be there that length of time. Customer even bought him a chippy @ 7pm as they felt bad for him.

    Heres the end result with Milford Cream I think it was
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    Last edited: Jan 7, 2013
  9. Bubblecraft

    Bubblecraft Professional Tiler

    Location:
    Erskine, Scotland
    Brown silicone mate. Would have cost a fortune to do
     
  10. Diamond Pool Finishers

    Diamond Pool Finishers Swimming Pool Expert Professional Tiler JOTM Winner

    i know that Blob fixing or dot/dab or whatever you like to call it, is frowned -on and not -up to BS, but it's equally still not illegal to fix like this it's just another way to fix tile ( i and most on here would never dream of fixing like this ) but as said i think it allowable !!! technically .......
     
  11. Dan

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

    Location:
    Staffordshire, UK
    No way. Ha
     
  12. Bubblecraft

    Bubblecraft Professional Tiler

    Location:
    Erskine, Scotland
    Couldn't believe it either but boy were they stuck. SDS was no good as the silicone took the impact so had to smash it into a million pieces & dig in with a Mutt & 150mm Hamilton
     
  13. Dan

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

    Location:
    Staffordshire, UK
    Not good. I bet they didn't sound as hollow as you'd assume either then. Silicone would take the impact from the coin test too and make it sound a bit duller than you'd get with adhesive.

    Suprised the grout held up though. It's a vote of confidence for whatever make that was!
     
  14. Bubblecraft

    Bubblecraft Professional Tiler

    Location:
    Erskine, Scotland
    They didn't sound hollow at all. Even at the pan where they were cracked. I had priced to uplift them if fitted the correct way or near enough. Normally would have had it all up in about half an hour. Took me a whole day! Couldn't even let the customer know as he was abroad so just I took the hit on it.

    The grout must have been mixed with a latex to hold up to that
     
  15. Bri

    Bri Professional Tiler JOTM Winner

    I've posted these before I think, dot and dab over UFH, 1200x600 porcelains. Was only there to replace a couple of loose tiles, ended up ripping the lot up and starting fresh.

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  16. Bubblecraft

    Bubblecraft Professional Tiler

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    Erskine, Scotland
    Yikes. That's nasty. Did you manage to salvage the UFH with a SLC or was it ruined?
     
  17. Bri

    Bri Professional Tiler JOTM Winner

    Ruined mate, saved the tiles as they weren't attached! The UFH was a loss.
     
  18. Bubblecraft

    Bubblecraft Professional Tiler

    Location:
    Erskine, Scotland
    Feel bad for the customer. How long we're they down for?
     
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  19. Bri

    Bri Professional Tiler JOTM Winner

    They were put down in 2008, customer bought the house last March, I found the house on Zoopla and they paid 950k for it, there is approx 300 m2 of tiling all fitted like this, it's only a matter of time before it all fails.
     
  20. Bubblecraft

    Bubblecraft Professional Tiler

    Location:
    Erskine, Scotland
    At least you've got your foot in the door for any future work
     
  21. Tony73

    Tony73 Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner

    Location:
    acton w3, london
    that is not too bad Bri :lol:, i have started small job today. DSC_0806.jpg DSC_0807.jpg DSC_0808.jpg DSC_0809.jpg DSC_0810.jpg
     
  22. Bubblecraft

    Bubblecraft Professional Tiler

    Location:
    Erskine, Scotland
  23. Tony73

    Tony73 Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner

    Location:
    acton w3, london
    no using trowel under vanity unit , toilet.... just little dots of adhesive :mad2:. Cheap ply screwed on few screws (drywall screws), some floor boards not fixed. So i ripped everything off, and started again :thumbsup:
     
  24. DHTiling

    DHTiling Guest

    I have a few pics of cowboy workmanship...

    This couple show how NOT to install sensor in UFH..


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  25. Tony73

    Tony73 Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner

    Location:
    acton w3, london
    i would use more of that tape, to stick ufc down :lol:

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    i would use more of that tape, to stick ufc down :lol:
     
  26. Bri

    Bri Professional Tiler JOTM Winner

    Did you have to sort that out for them Dave? At least it didn't get tiled over, or did it????!!!!!!
     
  27. DHTiling

    DHTiling Guest

    It was for a company that is now B/rupt... they argued it was ok and said tile it.. :) .. so SLC over it and tiled.. what happened after that god knows :lol: ..
     
  28. Tony73

    Tony73 Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner

    Location:
    acton w3, london
    i mean ufh :whistling:
     
  29. DHTiling

    DHTiling Guest

    This one is on going , so yet to be resolved...cannot say anymore than that but i have it to lift and relay if it goes ahead , after getting the cowboy who laid it to cough up.


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    check out the polished skirt edges ..NOT!!! .. :lol:


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  30. Bri

    Bri Professional Tiler JOTM Winner

    Lol, could at least have mitred it, even a 30 quid B&Q cutter can do mitres!
     
  31. John Benton

    John Benton Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner

    Location:
    Leeds
    This customer was charged £3k for tiling alone in this bathroom by a builder. As I understand it it it still ongoing as to to payment and the remedy for all the problems.

    This is just a sample of photos I took when I had to give an opinion on it. I told them they really needed to rip the whole lot out at the builders cost.

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    Apologies for the creak in the neck after looking at these :thumbsup:
     
  32. DHTiling

    DHTiling Guest

    They are classic don't have a clue about tiling pics John, deffo a descendant of John wayne . :lol:
     
  33. John Benton

    John Benton Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner

    Location:
    Leeds
    Line 'em up barman, the horse is tied up outside :lol:
     
  34. Tony73

    Tony73 Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner

    Location:
    acton w3, london
    same house as above, just different builder did it
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    perfect mitre :lol:
     
  35. DHTiling

    DHTiling Guest

    Some more pics i found on my PC of cowboy workmanship...



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