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Excellent well done. :) :thumbsup:
Thanks for your patience.
 
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Did you reply to original email when confirming acc?
Your profile says we’re still awaiting email confirmation.
Unfortunately, I have not recieved a confirmation of account email. I checked 'spam' and that was empty, so did a resend confirmation email, and nothing arrived. Tricky one this :).
 

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Been having bathroom installed. Have posted some photos of the standard of tiling, where I have notice some problems. Wavy tiles, spacing seems to be different from one tile to another, trim doesn't seem flush and the walls are not flat with tiles bulging.










It is quite poor to be honest, mainly due to the wrong sized trim being used for the tiles and poor prep work, ie getting the walls flat and level before tiling.
The cutting of tiles into the trim could be neater.
It’s not a total disaster, and could be fairly easily rectified.
Have a chat with your installer, highlight your issues and see what they are willing to do to rectify.
 

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Unfortunately, I have not recieved a confirmation of account email. I checked 'spam' and that was empty, so did a resend confirmation email, and nothing arrived. Tricky one this :).
I’ve changed it to valid manually, see if there are any differences. Maybe you signed up right in middle of change over. We were offline for several hours.
 
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I’ve changed it to valid manually, see if there are any differences. Maybe you signed up right in middle of change over. We were offline for several hours.
Attach files has appeared. Thanks ;)
I bet it is because I signed up during the change over.
 
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It is quite poor to be honest, mainly due to the wrong sized trim being used for the tiles and poor prep work, ie getting the walls flat and level before tiling.
The cutting of tiles into the trim could be neater.
It’s not a total disaster, and could be fairly easily rectified.
Have a chat with your installer, highlight your issues and see what they are willing to do to rectify.
Thanks @Boggs - Response from fitter is 'plastering wouldn't of achieved anything in the room apart from extend the job'.
It was in the contract and I had said beforehand that the room was to be plastered. Lo and behold, many tiles are all over the place.
 

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To be honest replastering a room would not get bad walls flat enough for successful tiling.
90% of jobs I complete solid walls are overboarded with plasterboard or tilebacker, the extra time taken to achieve flat and level walls is easily caught up at the tiling stage.
 
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Thanks @Boggs - Response from fitter is 'plastering wouldn't of achieved anything in the room apart from extend the job'.
It was in the contract and I had said beforehand that the room was to be plastered. Lo and behold, many tiles are all over the place.
sorry but did you say to the fitter that it needed plastering before hand or did the fitter say this to you
 
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sorry but did you say to the fitter that it needed plastering before hand or did the fitter say this to you
It was written in the contract that walls had to be plastered. Did the ceiling but not the walls. I said it was written in the job spec and forms part of the contract, but he said they did not need doing. He tiled over part blown skim, skim which was not blown and old adhesive. Sprayed with bonding first.
 
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Don't know if it's been said but you can't tile on bonding
He actually told me that the tiles would not bond as good on new plaster, so better without. Strange one, that. Yet he goes ahead and tiles on plaster. (new or old, plaster is the same to me :D)
 
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Unfortunately your a victim of the 5 P's poor preparation pi** poor performance.
Have you told him your concerns regarding the workmanship & requested that he rectify them
 

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