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Chopper1

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Hi all,

We've just had our bathroom refit, and seem to have some of the worst tiling I've seen. We know it's terrible but he is in complete denial about it and thinks he's done a brilliant job, refusing to acknowledge any of the glaring errors as anything other than "snagging".

Not only has it taken him over 2 weeks, when he said it would be done and dusted in a week, but my missus is 9 months pregnant so it's put us in a difficult position.

I've taken a lot of photos, so sorry if I bore you when looking through, but it just shows how many errors there are:
Dropbox - Bad Tiling - Simplify your life - https://www.dropbox.com/sh/xwzddtwmxiodsd4/AABxGMQCpzTjnGB_zOEmw564a?dl=0

Opinions greatly received!
Thanks
 

Plan Tec Tiling

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Hi, Sorry that you are here with this situation. I have looked through all 73 photos on your dropbox link (if you can add a handful into this thread it would be appreciated). I have to say there is not one single part in any of the photos which in my opinion is acceptable workmanship.
Is he a tiler or have a portfolio you have seen of his previous work?
 
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Chopper1

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Hi, Sorry that you are here with this situation. I have looked through all 73 photos on your dropbox link (if you can add a handful into this thread it would be appreciated). I have to say there is not one single part in any of the photos which in my opinion is acceptable workmanship.
Is he a tiler or have a portfolio you have seen of his previous work?
Sure, good idea, thanks.

Sadly, we didn't! We decided a little last minute to get the bathroom done before the baby arrives. He is an acquaintance, so that's the initial awkwardness, but his plumbing was recommended. Sadly, he was available for the week we needed it done, so we knew it was a bit of risk. Just not that it was going to be a catastrophe!

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Chopper1

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Hi, Sorry that you are here with this situation. I have looked through all 73 photos on your dropbox link (if you can add a handful into this thread it would be appreciated). I have to say there is not one single part in any of the photos which in my opinion is acceptable workmanship.
Is he a tiler or have a portfolio you have seen of his previous work?
Sorry, should add that he sold to us he was a full bathroom refitter, so while we know he is a plumber, if he says has all the gear and have tiled many bathrooms then there's a certain amount of taking his word for it.
 

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Appalling is being generous.

If it took 2 weeks to get to that stage, didn't you take him to task after a few days as that standard of work should have been pulled far earlier than letting him 'complete' the job.
 
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Chopper1

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Appalling is being generous.

If it took 2 weeks to get to that stage, didn't you take him to task after a few days as that standard of work should have been pulled far earlier than letting him 'complete' the job.
Problem is his process of working was all over the place. So things like all the last cuts for the small tiles around the edges of the walls, and the around the small shower recess, smaller cuts, the beading we all done this week. How he’s fitted things has been completely haphazard, so some of the time it was difficult to see how it was going to end up. At times it looked like it might all end up ok, or that there was certain bits we could just live with to avoid the awkward conversation. It really only became evident in the last couple of days.
 

Adey1980

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That is an appalling job, as mentioned did you not have doubts after first few days or did he manage to blag his way until completion?
 
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