Questions a customer must ask their Tiler/Tiler checklist.

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Waluigi

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I’m thinking about compiling a list/checklist for prospective customers to ask their Tilers quoting for work some questions to ascertain whether they are any good or not.

If anyone has any suggestions of questions to ask then please post them.

I do have quite a few ideas myself and will post them later on but I am keen to get more feedback. This is a list that any of us could use and send out as an attachment when we provide customers with their quotation. Obviously we would fill the form out ourselves but leave space for other tilers to fill it out too.

Any feedback would be most welcome.

I though about this after seeing the countless poor tiling photos from disgruntled customers on here so this might not only help the good Tilers get more work but also to stop customers getting poor tradesmen in to do work for them.

Obviousely there will be some suggesting that they don’t need any help finding work and I absolutely agree but I still think it’s a good discussion to have.
 

Andystiletiling

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1/ Have you done this before?
2/ Why can you start on Monday?
3/ How come your so cheap?
4/ Why do you only accept cash?
5/ Do you own a Rubi?
...theres the door, goodbye :)
 
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Waluigi

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6. Do you have Public Liability Insurance?
7. If you answered ‘Yes’ to question 6 then Please can I see a copy of your Insurance Certificate. If you answered No then please proceed to question 45.
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45. Please **** off.
 

timeless john

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Not only would we be telling ‘tilers ‘ on here what to ask, but it’s taking the bread out of my mouth along with all the free information that’s provided here to ‘tilers’ with no morals and will just rip off any little old lady.
These people don’t need help, they need to train to do the job properly and stop putting my trade into disrepute.
I tell my customer how I’am going to do the job, what materials I’am going to use, and how much I want to do it - and that’s fixed for the original work quoted.
It’s taken me 45 years to get this grumpy and I’am not about to give out my experiences to rip off merchants!
It’s Friday 5.00 and I’am still at work, and loving every minute of it!
 

antonio

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Not only would we be telling ‘tilers ‘ on here what to ask, but it’s taking the bread out of my mouth along with all the free information that’s provided here to ‘tilers’ with no morals and will just rip off any little old lady.
These people don’t need help, they need to train to do the job properly and stop putting my trade into disrepute.
I tell my customer how I’am going to do the job, what materials I’am going to use, and how much I want to do it - and that’s fixed for the original work quoted.
It’s taken me 45 years to get this grumpy and I’am not about to give out my experiences to rip off merchants!
It’s Friday 5.00 and I’am still at work, and loving every minute of it!
it's 6 o'clock, go home, it's time. :)
 
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Waluigi

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Makes no sense in relation to the topic, Timeless John.

What I’m suggesting is a way for customers to only choose the professionals, like yourself.

If a so called Tiler is unable to answer the questions satisfactorily then the customers shouldn’t appoint them as their Tiler.

That said, I do take something from your post and understand that you won’t be contributing.
 
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Waluigi

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Question- how many years experience do you have?
Question- how would you prepare the walls in my shower?
 

antonio

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I do not even help,
no customer asks me questions ....
I have to ask questions to the customer ....:)
 
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