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  1. A J

    A J Active Member

    Location:
    Surrey
    Hi all,

    New here although have been following the odd thread or two on and off.
    I have a strange initial question and I am hoping to get some advice. Before I knew about this forum, I contacted about 20 odd tilers from CaT and pretty much 0 got back to me.
    So I jumped onto Rated and MyBuilder and got a couple of interested tilers.

    One has now quoted but I have no idea if it is a good or bad quote - obviously if I had a few quotes I could compare.
    The job is not huge which is part of the issue I think.
    It's essentially tiling the bathside and either side of the bath tub wall (small) as the developers only half-tiled it making it unusable.
    Rough dimensions of area to be tiled:
    Along bath: 120cm
    Along wall: 70cm
    Along Opp wall: 90cm
    From current trim to ceiling (area required to tile): 120cm
    Tile size: 31.6 x 59.2cm

    Being a new build, the walls are pretty much prepped and ready to go as the bathroom has not been used due to the half-tile issue.

    What should I be expecting roughly for this as a quotation in the GU (Surrey) area? Tiles and grout is supplied so its just the adhesive and trim

    I will list the job on here too but I think I will have issues with timing for next week installation.

    I found a few threads with rough sq/m costs but I am unsure how to even calculate the sq/m requires tiling with the above measurements.
    Thanks in advance
    AJ
     
  2. Waluigi

    Waluigi Professional Tiler Top Contributor

    Location:
    UK
    My neck of the woods- GU !

    It really depends on the prep work before tiling.

    We can’t discuss prices in the open forum here I’m afraid.
     
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  3. The Tiler

    The Tiler Active Member

    Location:
    Essex
    hi
    sounds like a days pay plus a bag of adhesive.
    as above all depends on the prep that has to be down.
    are the walls painted?
    is it going to have a shower over the bath?
     
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  4. A J

    A J Active Member

    Location:
    Surrey
    Ah - I did think potentially it might be a slightly gray area in terms of pricing although I suppose all I would be after is what to expect on a rough scale even if it was a lower/upper scale.

    I have now listed it on here too so lets see :)

    On the note about prep - the bathroom is just over 3 years old as part of a new build we purchased.
    It's never been used and so the walls are as they were from day 1 - ie: straight, plastered and a coat of emulsion I think?
    There is a shower already bolted to the one of the existing tiles and it can remain there post-tiling.
     
  5. Waluigi

    Waluigi Professional Tiler Top Contributor

    Location:
    UK
    Keep in mind that anyone who does the work won’t be able to guarantee the bottom section of tiles.

    It’s highly unlikely that this area was tanked.

    Regarding the work- the paint would need to be removed, the trim cut off, the area to be tanked and then the work done. Surrey prices, you would probably get £400 change from your grand.
     
    Last edited: Nov 7, 2018 at 12:51 PM
  6. Boggs

    Boggs Professional Tiler Top Contributor

    Location:
    Northamptonshire
    Someone’s after the job ☝️ :D
     
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  7. A J

    A J Active Member

    Location:
    Surrey
    Perfect - I had no idea about the paint and in actual fact thought it was a good thing to have it as a base!
    So on that note, removal of paint was not mentioned at all in the quote I got earlier which now worries me and pretty much answers the question I had at the back of mind.

    In terms of cost, you are actually bang on the penny for the quote I got but as mentioned, has nothing about the paint issue.

    This helps a lot and so I will wait and see what comes up on the Tiler request forum for the job - and this does include you Waluigi if you are after it ;)
     
  8. Waluigi

    Waluigi Professional Tiler Top Contributor

    Location:
    UK
    Nah, I couldn’t put my name to half a job. Plus I am washing my hair next week :D
     
  9. A J

    A J Active Member

    Location:
    Surrey
    You could wash your hair in the brand new 3 year old bath tub we're unable to use due to the lack of tiling- no charge :)
     
  10. Waluigi

    Waluigi Professional Tiler Top Contributor

    Location:
    UK
    Honestly, I’m booked well into the new year. Good luck with the work.
     
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