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  1. Ash205

    Ash205 New to TilersForums.co.uk

    Location:
    West Midlands
    Morning all,
    Have a question for the professionals out there
    Just had my bathroom refurbished and everything was taken back down to brick etc , however whilst inspecting the work some of the tiling just looks really badly done
    Now the question is am I being to picky or is this a bad job ? According to the company owners who did the job the work is within industry standards ?!

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  2. timeless john

    timeless john Moderator - trainee Staff Member Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

    Location:
    North East England
    Not acceptable!
    Could hang my coat on some of those.
    Get them back - problem is if they’ve left the aesthetics like that what’s behind the view?
     
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  3. jcrtiling

    jcrtiling Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler TTA Member Top Contributor

    Location:
    Salisbury
    Call their bluff ask them for a copy of the industry standards they are referring to because that lippage clearly isn't with British standards which is 1mm between tiles with grout joints of 3mm or less .
     
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  4. jcrtiling

    jcrtiling Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler TTA Member Top Contributor

    Location:
    Salisbury
    Also should be a soft joint at the ceiling either caulk or silicone . Are the vertical corners grouted or siliconed .
     
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  5. Waluigi

    Waluigi Guest

    Back to brick then I’d hazard a guess that a board was dot and dabbed on? This is the perfect surface to get flat and Plumb so the tiling should be absolutely spot on which this is far from.

    Is there any reason the whole bathroom was finished before this poor tiling was picked up on?

    Shame it wasn’t noted sooner as it would’ve been easier to put a halt to the tiling works so a professional could be brought in.
     
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  6. Andy Rhodes

    Andy Rhodes Active Member

    Location:
    Manchester
    Good heavens & i'm being polite, if that's what they pass off as acceptable & within BS their on crack get em back to rectify their mistakes if take em to court don't call their buff go in hard & dont take no for answer
     
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  7. Paul C.

    Paul C. Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler

    No way is it. The lipping between tiles should be no more than 1mm. It looks like you have at least 2mm there in some places. Totally unacceptable. The standards they should be working to are BS5385 Part 1. Not some fictional standards they have plucked out of a magical unicorns bum:

    "7.1.9.2 Across joints
    There should be no appreciable difference in level across joints (commonly known as "lipping") and the maximum deviation between tile surfaces either side of the joint, including movement joints, should be as follows.
    a) Joints less than 6 mm wide, 1 mm.
    b) Joints 6 mm or more wide, 2mm."

    You have to get them back and give them the opportunity to correct their work. If they refuse, well, we'll have to cross that bridge if/when it comes to it.
     
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  8. Andy Rhodes

    Andy Rhodes Active Member

    Location:
    Manchester
    if they refuse it's a no brainer,there are no bridges to cross Paul it all there in the pictures bang to right & the worsed part about they've prepared the walls apparently would hate to see the work if they hadn't touched them,legal action all the way
     
  9. Andystiletiling

    Andystiletiling Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner

    Location:
    Burnley
    Not acceptable by a long way, and for those that claim leveling clips have no place in tiling........!!!
     
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  10. impish

    impish Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler Top Contributor

    Location:
    Preston, Lancs
    ..and just to point out that it might actually be WITHIN BS5385 tolerances.
    1mm lippage is a crazy amount on a rectified edge and BS5385 should be revised to 0.1mm in my opinion.

    I reckon if you actually measure the lips in the photos they are under 1mm (just)

    No excuse for such a shocking job, but they may use it as an excuse.
     
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  11. Andy Rhodes

    Andy Rhodes Active Member

    Location:
    Manchester
    Shouldn't have to use tiling clips on those tiles there only 600 x 300 by the looks of them in the pictures, 600 x 300 are the new 6 x 6 it's just very poor quality of work demonstrated by a fixer who excuse, it's been done to BS standards I think this person's definition of BS is standing for Bull rubbish
     
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  12. Andy Rhodes

    Andy Rhodes Active Member

    Location:
    Manchester
    sorry only just seen Impish comments, maybe & again I'm going to say it get an independent report carried out
     
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  13. Andystiletiling

    Andystiletiling Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner

    Location:
    Burnley
    No not essential to use clips but would have made for a dam sight better job with them...
     
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  14. impish

    impish Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler Top Contributor

    Location:
    Preston, Lancs
    How someone can grout that and walk away is beyond me.
    Have they no shame?!
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  15. jcrtiling

    jcrtiling Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler TTA Member Top Contributor

    Location:
    Salisbury
    I will use clips on rectified tiles all day long as it help protect the edges during installation
     
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