Discuss Public Thread!: Poor Tiling Workmanship by DIY and Rogue Traders in the Tiling Forum area at TilersForums.com

Mackas20

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That’s very bad work ! I took my installer to court recently and the court have now instructed a building surveyor...to report to the court. After the process it will take a total of a year fighting a poor installer who claims the works ok...that’s with a gap of up to 16mm of grout and silicone at the top of the wall which was supposed to be floor to ceiling tiling... I will update people if and when we may win or not. I am asking for a retile. They even tried to send their mate round claiming he’s independent .. to inspect the works, what a joke
 

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I know it's supposed to be about tiles but I nearly choked on my breakfast when I saw this in a Motel in Wales:D
 

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64BF625D-FD60-4655-BDC1-EC44848CB8F7.jpeg 46D0AE0B-772B-4399-9B48-A6D3551CA45A.jpeg D82137D2-F060-4C32-BC24-38C90289BE70.jpeg DF28B29A-F36C-4983-A705-8B0C4DB31A76.jpeg 64A7326A-CADB-4CA7-B0C0-E6B486818EF8.jpeg AE05DAC1-BCA4-4D0B-8806-2751D6BA839F.jpeg These photos are not DIY OR ROGUE TRADERS.
The company have been trading 25 years apparently !
I was ill so they got a squad in and this is on £1 million apartments - all sold- but now I’ve been asked to try and salvage something. I’ll give them 3 days then that’s it!
 

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Famous words.......''it's ready to tile''
8m2 of overboarded insulated boards
6 screws(no washers)
Unprimed dusty floor
Minimal grab adhesive
= ''No its not ready to tile''

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Came home to this mess last night. Totally and utterly gutted.

Window reveal is a total mess, tiles on the ledge cut short and the gap stuffed with grout. Tiles not flush with trim anywhere. None of the trim is straight/level, stepped tiles, messy/jagged cuts, chipped corners, gap at top of wall again stuffed with grout.
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Oh dear, that’ll cost more in grout and silicone than the tiles did :fearscream:
 

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He's had £1000 deposit as they were doing the full bathroom re-fit. We supplied all bathroom fixtures, tiles, adhesive, grout and trim.
We had stripped the room and removed all the old tiles. They supplied plumbing stuff.

They have reboarded two of the walls (room is 2.5 x 2m), installed new plumbing for over-bath shower, moved bathroom tap and bath waste, sunk pipes/waste into wall for wall hung vanity sink, moved plumbing for towel radiator and fitted bathroom suite.
There are still issues with the bathroom itself including. They didn't fit the bath against a wooden frame so once full it's drops. Even though they tiled off the bath edge, they tried telling us we needed tile trim(!) along the edge as it gives a better finish, silicone bead would look messy. The bath side panel is loose. They siliconed along the bottom of the bath panel/floor. The silicone is messy and made worse by the bath panel moving before it went off. LOADS TO PUT RIGHT!
 

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There’s everything to put right, trim around bath as silicone looks messy!!!! How do they think trim will stop water?

Is it through a showroom that you employed these cowboys?
 

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It looks like there's more to put right than there is to leave. Unfortunately it may be better to strip it out and start again, if they haven't even battened the bath what else have ( or haven't..) they done?
 

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[QUOTE="Is it through a showroom that you employed these cowboys?[/QUOTE]

No, it was via MyBuilder....They had loads of great feedback. We had four companies quote and they were the the second most expensive. He wanted to come back and fix things today....including PVC window trim to cover that ugly ass chunk of grout on the window ledge.....Not a chance!!

The worst of the tiling on the window wall, around the boxed in cistern. Would it be a big job to take those tiles down and re-do it bearing in mind you'd have to work round the now installed bathroom?
 
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  • :minidisc:
  • :mobilecalling:
  • :moneybag:
  • :moneywings:
  • :moviecamera:
  • :moyai:
  • :musickeyboard:
  • :mute:
  • :newspaper:
  • :notebook:
  • :notebookdecorative:
  • :nutbolt:
  • :openbook:
  • :openfile:
  • :openlock:
  • :orangebook:
  • :outbox:
  • :package:
  • :pagefaceup:
  • :pagecurl:
  • :pager:
  • :paperclip:
  • :partypooper:
  • :pencil:
  • :performingarts:
  • :personalcomputer:
  • :pill:
  • :pinedecoration:
  • :pileofpoop:
  • :postalhorn:
  • :postbox:
  • :pushpin:
  • :radio:
  • :rightmagnify:
  • :roladex:
  • :rotatinglight:
  • :roundpushpin:
  • :rugby:
  • :satellite:
  • :sax:
  • :scissors:
  • :scroll:
  • :seat:
  • :seenoevil:
  • :shower:
  • :skis:
  • :skull:
  • :slotmachine:
  • :smoking:
  • :soccerball:
  • :spaceinvader:
  • :spades:
  • :speaknoevil:
  • :speaker:
  • :speakerone:
  • :speakerthree:
  • :speechballoon:
  • :straightruler:
  • :sweatdrops:
  • :syringe:
  • :telephonereceiver:
  • :telescope:
  • :television:
  • :tennisball:
  • :thoughtballoon:
  • :ticket:
  • :toilet:
  • :triangularruler:
  • :triangularflag:
  • :trophy:
  • :trumpet:
  • :vhs:
  • :videocamera:
  • :videogame:
  • :violin:
  • :windchime:
  • :wrench:
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