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Julian Moore

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Good morning.
Can you please help me
I have been considering doing a tiling course for some while now but scouring the internet I have no idea of who is good or bad.
I am looking for a course that covers everything in order for me to change career and set up my own business so probably a 1 month course +. I want to have practical hands on training and not just the theory in order that I can have the confidence and knowledge to go into someone's house to do the job.
I live in Northamptonshire but willing to travel.
If anyone could please recommend any courses it would be greatly appreciated.
Many thanks
 

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Hi Julian
You don't have to look far on the internet to see the mountains of positive reviews we get at UK Pro Tiling Training.
If your looking for a career change then there you won't go wrong with our training, we have 30 pages of reviews on this tilers forums and over 300 on our website www.tiling-courses.co.uk
Just take a look
Darren from UK Pro Tiling Training
 

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Just remember site conditions will be a lot different. When your trained go with a Pro for a year !
 

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Sorry to jump this post. I'm in the same situation. I'm hearing a lot of training providers sat that earnings can be £800-1K per week (which they would) but I've got friends who own general building companies saying that tilers/decorators/brickies are earning around £120 per day.

Once you are generally competent with a few years under your belt, is this the general figure? I'd rather ask those who are actually self employed and charging for their services in the real world as opposed to friends and training providers. Cheers
 

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Builders would pay that and then wonder why it all goes wrong .
 

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Also If I could only earn that I would be on the cards . No quoting no accounts etc
 
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Julian Moore

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Thank you for your replies.
I' sure that the £800-1000 figure is realistic during busy periods.
I currently clear around £550 in my present job doing approx 50 hours and unsociable hours so even to match my salary would be a bonus with better working hours.
I am guessing about 5k would be needed to get started with training costs, tools and van?
If needed I can do agency work a couple of days to subsidise irregular work to begin with hoping that once I'm established it won' be necessary.
Many thanks
 

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To take home your current wage you'll have to earn 30% more than that to cover deductions, we have to pay taxes and NI too, its a great trade to be in BUT, don't forget all the running round, fuel costs, and quoting in the evenings, no holiday pay, jobs being put back at last minute, tiles not turning up, not to mention BCT!!...not trying to put you off just so you know its no bed of roses :)
 

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As Andy has stated prices are not allowed in open forums, there are many reasons for this, regional differences, misinterpreted posts by visitors to the forum, to name but two.
As these figures have been posted by new members and not established ones who know better, on this occasion I’ll let them go.
Purely because they’re unrealistic in all honesty, no one month course is going to enable you to earn upwards of £40k a year from the onset, it’s not going to happen.
That’s not to say courses are not a good place to start, they are, definitely, but you also need to keep training well beyond completion of one.

It’s only my opinion of course, but you should be realistic.
 

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I run my own cleaning company so am very vary of expenditure and the nitty gritty odd and sod running around you get with self employment. It's like with anything you get out what you put in but am just trying to research the demand and potential earnings. I don't expect anyone to divulge their earnings but I guess I am just wondering if there is a trade to learn, then is tiling it? :)
 

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Oh yeah, forgot to mention,

PLEASE NO MORE POSTS CONTAINING SUMS OF MONEY.

I’ll just close the thread if this happens.
 

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I'll see if I can do some days with a tiler free labour to see what its like.
Not wishing to sound flip,
but now you’re getting the idea :)

“Getting out what you put in” can obviously be said about each and every trade or profession out there.
As a finishing trade, Tiling brings its own unique set of problems, this is something you will discover very quickly.

The term “it’s ok the tiler will get over that!”
is as common a saying as “hello”

So latching on to a tiler for a short period will be the best form of research you can do.
Good luck.
 

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I started tiling in the early 70’s - yes 1970’s and after 6 years I wanted to buy a flat. The bank asked me to provide a business plan for a 12 month period. I was asked by Mr Howe - my bank manager - how many bathrooms I could do a week ( and I replied 1 or 2)
and he took off 3 weeks holiday and expected me to do between 98 and 147 bathrooms a year! He then broke it down into expenses and earnings and after a glass of sherry at 10.30 in the morning arranged for a mortgage to be offered to me.
It wasn’t anything to do with my dirty hand that greeted his ‘where there’s muck there’s money’, or the possibility that he was one of the last real branch managers, more the fact that my elder brother worked in his branch.
So the moral in my story is - it’s not what you know, not how much you can do, more who you know!
 

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Not wishing to sound flip,
but now you’re getting the idea :)

“Getting out what you put in” can obviously be said about each and every trade or profession out there.
As a finishing trade, Tiling brings its own unique set of problems, this is something you will discover very quickly.

The term “it’s ok the tiler will get over that!”
is as common a saying as “hello”

So latching on to a tiler for a short period will be the best form of research you can do.
Good luck.
Thanks for your feedback.
 
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  • :date:
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  • :door:
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  • :hourglasssand:
  • :inbox:
  • :incomingenvelope:
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  • :jackolantern:
  • :japanesedolls:
  • :japanesegoblin:
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  • :key:
  • :kiss:
  • :knife:
  • :ledger:
  • :leftmagnify:
  • :lightbulb:
  • :link:
  • :lock:
  • :lockink:
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  • :mailclosedflagup
  • :mailopenflaglower:
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  • :megaphone:
  • :memo:
  • :microphone:
  • :microscope:
  • :minidisc:
  • :mobilecalling:
  • :moneybag:
  • :moneywings:
  • :moviecamera:
  • :moyai:
  • :musickeyboard:
  • :mute:
  • :newspaper:
  • :notebook:
  • :notebookdecorative:
  • :nutbolt:
  • :openbook:
  • :openfile:
  • :openlock:
  • :orangebook:
  • :outbox:
  • :package:
  • :pagefaceup:
  • :pagecurl:
  • :pager:
  • :paperclip:
  • :partypooper:
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  • :performingarts:
  • :personalcomputer:
  • :pill:
  • :pinedecoration:
  • :pileofpoop:
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  • :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:
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  • :telephonereceiver:
  • :telescope:
  • :television:
  • :tennisball:
  • :thoughtballoon:
  • :ticket:
  • :toilet:
  • :triangularruler:
  • :triangularflag:
  • :trophy:
  • :trumpet:
  • :vhs:
  • :videocamera:
  • :videogame:
  • :violin:
  • :windchime:
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