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Mum on the phone.... "Andrew the toilet seems to have come a bit loose" ...understatement of the year mum, where's the floor gone!!
Now not to speak ill of the sadly departed but my old dad tiled this, found 6mm ply nailed down and dot and dabbed bucket addy from the guy that was incharge of sites building £1m buildings...what do the say about site managers, to be fair it's lasted 20 years somehow but bloody hell Dad :joycat:IMG_20190826_144514.jpg
 

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Hi all, first post, I was scammed by a 5* rated CheckaTw*t cowboy with 14 years in the tiling industry about a year ago. My pockets are now £10k lighter, I’ve had to rip it all out and am in the process of retiling. The cherry on top of the cake, he saw the door architrave that I had cut and installed to replace his poor effort which prevent the door from closing and stated he’d done a better job at that than he remembered.....Pictures below.

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Wow what a mess!!

How did you end up paying 10k for that disaster?!
 

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Wow what a mess!!

How did you end up paying 10k for that disaster?!
I paid then up then went down the route of trying to recover, lesson learnt. I’ve since acquired some tiling tools of my own as I can’t afford to hire another pro. I’ve skimmed the walls, concrete filled and levelled the floor, I chucked a cheapo tile floor down to practice, the floor was done without proper tilers tools and a stone and masonry disc on my angle grinder only. I’ve now acquired suitable tiling tools and am getting ready for the bathroom refit. Pictures below, I’ve also added a picture of what was under his tiles, great big voids.

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So as you checkatrade works on reviews . What was your review and what did you score him
 

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So as you checkatrade works on reviews . What was your review and what did you score him
I tried to leave an honest rating, which was all scares being good (8s - 10s) other than exceeding quoted cost but keeping me informed which was a 6 or 7 and a score of 2 for “most of it needs to be re-done.”

Checkatrade didn’t allow me to post the review stating he had always paid his monthly fees. They messaged the trader who threatened me with legal action if the review went live. Instead we came to an arrangement where we would refit together at his cost but he hasn’t really upheld his end of the deal, we stripped it together and he’s bought about 15 square meters of tiles that was in the spring.
 

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So you have him a bad review and checkatrade wouldn't publish it because he pays his dues,.
How could he score a 10 on anything
 

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So you have him a bad review and checkatrade wouldn't publish it because he pays his dues,.
How could he score a 10 on anything
There will be easier plumbing based work that he’ll be working on and getting good scores, not that his plumbing was up to much, here’s a radiator on the other side of the bathroom wall he moved 😂

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Love them pulled bends. 😂

Although I think copper is far too thin for pulling 90’s these days.
 

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That’s bonkers, and there’s still lippage 😆
 

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