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Hope it's alright to ask this. I'm not actually a tiler yet but hoping to get into the trade soon. Can someone explain to me why the differences in prices, I.e 30 per m2 for ceramic but 40 per m2 for natural stone or marble etc? And say 30 m2 for 10mm thick (example thickness) but 35 m2 over 10mm thick? Do these m2 prices include adhesive and grout etc?
I assume you didn't do an apprenticeship or worked your way up learning the trade?
Personally I worked around 3 year's being a do this do that for a old school proper tiler learning the trade then done my 3 year appreciatship then another few years at not full rate, then had enough experience to know how what and why and don't now neex to ask, but that was before 2 week qualifications come out and you tube tilers.
 
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I have never priced per m2. Never even considered it.
Each customer gets a quote which separates Materials from Labour. Labour generally works out at:
Prep work - £130 a day
Tiling work - £140/150 a day
Grouting work - £130/140 a day.
 

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I have never priced per m2. Never even considered it.
Each customer gets a quote which separates Materials from Labour. Labour generally works out at:
Prep work - £130 a day
Tiling work - £140/150 a day
Grouting work - £130/140 a day.
Why do you price different things at different day rates . If I was a brain surgeon and someone wanted me to cut their lawn it would be a very expensive mowing session because that's my worth
 
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From reading this thread I don’t think I will be charging different prices anymore.
It is something I have always done, on a old post on here I was involved in a few people did the same.. inc a set price to lay UCM etc.
 

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Stone £110 per m2 installation, plus bullnose fabrication, plus materials
Ceramics £80 per m2, plus materials
Prep work, waterproofing, Dittra matting etc. extra charges
I would say, you gotta know the trade from head to toe to get these prices. Loads of tilers out there claim to be the best but cannot deliver a top notch job
I have been in business for about 22 years now, whenever the customer ask me why I charge so much as on MyBuilder website claims the average national price is £20 to£40 per m2, I tell them bitches to have them deliver my jobs, won't happen

Take a look at these pictures below, it took me two months to deliver this bathroom, all by myself. From taking the entire bathroom apart to joist, floor, walls , waterproofing, limestone installation and fabrication.




I hope this helps the forum
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You are either the slowest tiler on earth or you are earning a absulute fortune.
Ive no idea where you are, but you chargethem prices in lancashire, you will be sat at home playing doctors and nurses with your wife or husband
 

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I really don't get this .do we discuss prices or don't we .
When I'm asking and we are collating info that we could perhaps do every few years and see trends change, sure.

When a customer is going to hold their local tiler to the cheapest quote they have had online or on social media or whatever, hell no.

There's a massive difference in the two types of price.
 

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I still don't get this, please correct me if I'm wrong but this is in a public area . Then when someone says how much, they get told we don't discuss , which is exactly what were doing so shouldn't it be in the arms.
As I said correct me if I'm wrong .
 

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I still don't get this, please correct me if I'm wrong but this is in a public area . Then when someone says how much, they get told we don't discuss , which is exactly what were doing so shouldn't it be in the arms.
As I said correct me if I'm wrong .
for me this thread must be in the arms
 

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I still don't get this, please correct me if I'm wrong but this is in a public area . Then when someone says how much, they get told we don't discuss , which is exactly what were doing so shouldn't it be in the arms.
As I said correct me if I'm wrong .
I did it's above you.

We (I) will ask this every few years to see if we can find a trend and what that is.

I'll also be using it to show customers what their pricing is like (and to show them not to get a cheap tiler in).

It's a small part of a bigger bunch of things. And it needs to be public.
 
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I assume you didn't do an apprenticeship or worked your way up learning the trade?
Personally I worked around 3 year's being a do this do that for a old school proper tiler learning the trade then done my 3 year appreciatship then another few years at not full rate, then had enough experience to know how what and why and don't now neex to ask, but that was before 2 week qualifications come out and you tube tilers.
As I said, I'm not a tiler at all, I'm a car mechanic by trade. But am looking to change careers and the idea of tiling really interests me. I was just trying to get a ruff idea of what potential earnings could be.
 
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As I said, I'm not a tiler at all, I'm a car mechanic by trade. But am looking to change careers and the idea of tiling really interests me. I was just trying to get a ruff idea of what potential earnings could be.
Average wage for tilers according to total jobs is around £32,00 per year. Another price online is; rates per square metre can vary between £20 and £40 per square metre. However, tilers can also charge by the day rate if they’ll be there for more than six hours or so, which can come to between £150 and £200 per day. so six hours a day, is now a days work haha. Greed, greed, greed. The times we live in hey.
I think as plasters nowadays and many other trades a fair days pay for a fair days wage is a no no. They will charge as much as they can no matter what and if the charge can be increased in any way at all, they will do it. Our society has become a dog eat dog society. On here, there seem to be some decent guys who are not willing to exploit people, they have integrity but most don't deserve the time of day, unless you charge of course for your time.
For these reasons above and shoddy work that has been done in the past by so called professionals, I no longer will have any tradesman doing work for me. I will do it myself and to a good standard but I admit is much slower.
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If I'm on a job for six hours what am I meant to do for the next two ,
 

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If I'm on a job for six hours what am I meant to do for the next two ,

May I suggest you spend it wisely, for instance, imparting your knowledge on those that need help with their projects because they are too tight to pay for it to be done by one of us rip of tradesmen.

Anyway I’m off for a swim in my pool, followed by a drive in the Lambo. 😂
 

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May I suggest you spend it wisely, for instance, imparting your knowledge on those that need help with their projects because they are too tight to pay for it to be done by one of us rip of tradesmen.

Anyway I’m off for a swim in my pool, followed by a drive in the Lambo. 😂
I won't take mine out in this weather , I drive my other one at the weekends in the winter which I keep at my villa in Tuscany
 

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I won't take mine out in this weather , I drive my other one at the weekends in the winter which I keep at my villa in Tuscany

Tuscany?! you peasant... 😂
 

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