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On average £50 m2 inc is where I am..
But usually most of the work I take on is either bitty or needs
prep/straightening up... so looking at £250+ day rate..
There again every job is different so do price accordingly.. for example if it’s a Small 2m splashback .. would have to charge 1/2 day just because of the time to set up etc...
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On average £50 m2 inc is where I am..
But usually most of the work I take on is either bitty or needs
prep/straightening up... so looking at £250+ day rate..
There again every job is different so do price accordingly.. for example if it’s a Small 2m splashback .. would have to charge 1/2 day just because of the time to set up etc...
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What's the "inc". If your on £250 a day and £50 psm you're knocking out 5 mtrs or there abouts a day?
Lets say your on 10 mtrs. (and that's really slow in my opinion) your pocketing £500 a day, nice going.
 

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I am a bit confused by many about the use of a day rate in comparison to a m2 rate. The 2 should not be connected because the 2 terms are for different aspects of tiling - or so they should be.

I was always taught (and paid) that dayrate or day work was for prep and setting out large or tricky jobs, loading if in difficult circumstances and any collecting of materials, if a distance away. On odd occasions as youngster, I would be paid a dayrate for grouting somebody else's work (usually epoxy too!) Basically menial tasks that were not trade specific.

Most of my work has been on a price per metre basis (or job if it is a small project) - probably 99%.

If I can do the job quicker then well done me but if it takes longer then that is probably my fault.
 

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Tom, what do you do it your working for a builder or such like who provides regular work with all kinds of tiles and areas ?
 

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Tom, what do you do it your working for a builder or such like who provides regular work with all kinds of tiles and areas ?
I price per metre - the price fluctuates for what I need to do. Builders seem happy with a flat rate of tiling as they price jobs by m2 rate to build. This way it is easier for them to add so much m2 for their price when making a profit and loss on their job. Also, I can't string the job along for an extra day or two as I would be deemed too slow. If if a builder sees that my price is roughly in the same ball park as others but I get it done quicker (same standard of course) - they generally use me. I might earn £500 one day but a dayrate feller might use 2 days @ £250 - builders want you in and out, in my experience.
 
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I’ve got about 80+ m2 of wood effect porc planks but they’re 2100x350!! What m2 price would people go in at? (Midlands area)
Also how much do you think one of them bad boys would weigh? (10mm thick I think)
Is it silly to even contemplate doing it on my own or do you think this would have to be a 2 person job?
 

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I reckon about 25 kilo not sure about on your own self but last planks I did which were 1.2 x 250 was £40 lab but obs yours are bigger heavier and require probably a tool upgrade
 

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I’ve got about 80+ m2 of wood effect porc planks but they’re 2100x350!! What m2 price would people go in at? (Midlands area)
Also how much do you think one of them bad boys would weigh? (10mm thick I think)
Is it silly to even contemplate doing it on my own or do you think this would have to be a 2 person job?
They'll be slightly heavier than 1200x600s which are manageable. If I didn't have a trainee I'd still definitely take it on
 
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I’ve got about 80+ m2 of wood effect porc planks but they’re 2100x350!! What m2 price would people go in at? (Midlands area)
Also how much do you think one of them bad boys would weigh? (10mm thick I think)
Is it silly to even contemplate doing it on my own or do you think this would have to be a 2 person job?
Get yourself x2 suction lifters (for textured tiles) and you'll be fine handling them alone.
 

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I’ve got about 80+ m2 of wood effect porc planks but they’re 2100x350!! What m2 price would people go in at? (Midlands area)
Also how much do you think one of them bad boys would weigh? (10mm thick I think)
Is it silly to even contemplate doing it on my own or do you think this would have to be a 2 person job?
Every time you fit a full one, think of it as 3/4 of your m2 rate.......... fit 2 in 20mins and this time next year Rodders....
 
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Across the water in N.Ire we have the same problems Culrossblue , I've noticed a trend with some customers opting for the cheapet quote , this often backfires and then end up paying more in the long run .
Asking more than 150 per day or 20 per M could potentially slow the work flow .
 
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i Just can’t understand guys charging £40 a sqm or £150-160 a day rate seems like your shooting yourself in the foot there
 
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Not fair for me to comment as I have hung my trowel up. I now have a wetroom website. 20 years on the tools and another just short of 20 selling wetrooms. However, I do speak to a lot of bathroom shops and tilers. It's a hard one to answer. Not only because it depends where you are geographically, and what you are fixing. Also, is it a regular builder that you sub for, or a West end of London very high spec' one off that you know has the possibility of being a pain! If I had a gun to my head and had to give a national average, I would say £200.00 per day labour. But obviously some jobs would be a lot more, and some a little less.
 
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The reason we generally don't allow prices in public is because people will hold you to it, and over time prices change.

It also allows people to register to contact a member offering a job instead of seeing a price and ringing them if they can beat it. Hence no phone numbers in the main either.

However if we perhaps had an annual thread or one every few years we could see the trends change maybe. And nobody is holding you to prices in this kind of thread.

Please keep the thread on topic. If you don't want to contribute you would do us a favour just not posting because it saves us time clearing up your waffle.

Thanks.
 

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Tiling Rates Per Square Meter / Per Day - How much do tilers charge?

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I know this is a hard one to answer. But just as an approximate guide for those searching for how much a tiler costs, and landing on websites such as my builder who seem to be selling tilers for pennies, how much you been charging either day rate or per meter generally?

Perhaps if you could split your work between your fancy stuff, and your bread-winning stuff over the past year or so, then do that so we can see the difference.

And then perhaps price per floors and per walls? If different at all.

Just wanted to get the facts straight for those searching, as £150 per day or £20 per meter isn't what I'd expect to pay anymore. It's not the 90's lol
Tiling Rates Per Square Meter / Per Day - How much do tilers charge?

View attachment 107212

I know this is a hard one to answer. But just as an approximate guide for those searching for how much a tiler costs, and landing on websites such as my builder who seem to be selling tilers for pennies, how much you been charging either day rate or per meter generally?

Perhaps if you could split your work between your fancy stuff, and your bread-winning stuff over the past year or so, then do that so we can see the difference.

And then perhaps price per floors and per walls? If different at all.

Just wanted to get the facts straight for those searching, as £150 per day or £20 per meter isn't what I'd expect to pay anymore. It's not the 90's lol
The question with a thousand answers... domestic basic square tiling (ceramics under 300mm) £35m2 and rising according to design, tile size/type, location, background preparation including matting/UFH/tanking.
 
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Tiling Rates Per Square Meter / Per Day

Around the midlands tended to be between £25 for ceramics up to £40 for natural stone. Though larger tile sizes continue to be the trend at the moment so would expect there to be some movement north of this if choosing a larger format tile.
 
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Preston area, Lancaster, South lakes, ribble Valley area. Expect to pay £150 a day up to £250 a day for top end work.
As I've said before, it depends what ponds you fish in.
 

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