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I like dayrate cuz you get paid for everything, unloading, mixing, carrying tiles,nipping the shop cuz you've ran out of spacers or picking grout up, having your lunch, can't get stitched up with bad screeding and the inevitable can of worms on bathroom strip outs...no rushing about for going on a bag of sand a week suits me :thumbsup: unfortunately though as with metre rate...no sick pay!! :rolleyes:
 
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I priced a job yesterday via Whatsapp so I could see it. Jobs in Sheffield, I'm Nottingham. 1200x1200 15mm porcs in a new build large house. About 70 mtrs. Priced it at £30 psm labour only, sent it off by text, reply was a big laughing emoji and "you need to be nearer to £20"
 

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Good luck! Would be my reply, I wouldn’t even fit those tiles over here for that kinda money. They’ll get what they pay for.
 
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I priced a job yesterday via Whatsapp so I could see it. Jobs in Sheffield, I'm Nottingham. 1200x1200 15mm porcs in a new build large house. About 70 mtrs. Priced it at £30 psm labour only, sent it off by text, reply was a big laughing emoji and "you need to be nearer to £20"
What you quoted is more than a fair price respect aytiling
 

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I priced a job yesterday via Whatsapp so I could see it. Jobs in Sheffield, I'm Nottingham. 1200x1200 15mm porcs in a new build large house. About 70 mtrs. Priced it at £30 psm labour only, sent it off by text, reply was a big laughing emoji and "you need to be nearer to £20"
I get that on nearly all my jobs, thats why I can’t get my head around people saying £50 m2 or i stay at home :( , london maybe, but most places in britain will tell you to do one i recon
 

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I think we should set up a Tilers union and start setting prices across the board so we can all have new vans and more holidays. I try and aim at £250 a day and £70-£100 for glass mosaic £45-£60 for porcelain but generally we look at each job individually and price according location size of property and quality of cars on the driveway :)
 
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Great seeing this thread. I live in Oz but a new partner in Uk means im living between both worlds. Rates in Oz are very similar to yours. More floor screeding to wet areas instead of underlay
Oz tends to have more full height tiling and larger main floors so while the rates are similar we stick on more area.
Unlicenced foreign workers run by one main guy cause a lot of problems nowadays as they arent playing by the rules and getting away with it. Legitimate guys have higher overheads and struggle to compete. Builders turn a blind eye to get the jobs done then fix up the poor work later.
I hope this helps?
 

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Prices will vary in areas you live Just makes me laugh when I get a phone call been tiling for 6 weeks out of made up college and they told him you will be able to charge £140.00 a day what does that say I done 5 years and it took and my biggest pay day in the 5y was 20.00 per day lol 15 years to be able to charge 140.00 -40 years £275.00 per day +vat will no complaints
Just shows made up college are only doing it for the money at a charge of 2000-2500 per 6 weeks
 
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Why would you ever skimp on quality for the sake of saving the customer a few quid? I understand it can be difficult to turn work down if you're quiet, but surely if you cut your quality, you cut your reputation and build a rod for your own back?
Simply because there are different owners, with different bodgets.

I did only a bathroom with only full tiles, not cuts, in my life. Took me 2 months to complete it.

Should I expect another 20 yrs before I take the next similar job from a customer that could afford to pay something like this?

I don't want to move too far, I am living in a small town, sometimes going to London, but only for old customers.

I don't mind the reputation, if the customer needs a job to look fine and last it obviously takes more time to prepare and tile it, if not, I tell them by writing that's not the suitable for
their job. If they agree, than I do not mind to tile with 4 mm spacers instead of 2mm, for example. If I do not take it, they will offer to the next handyman they find. There are few people with houses worthing 2-3 millions around me. If the customer owe an old house where there is nothing straight, plaster, decoration are awful, there is a non sense to tile top quality, they do not want to pay for it. Many do not want to pay for tanking, for example, even if I seriously reduce the warranty for it....

There are many people who want flat and levelled tiled surfaces, but they offer poor level. I can tile directly, no mater what level is, or take my time to level the support first. This work takes time that should be paid. This increase the price by sqm, even to double, not many are happy to pay it.

As told before, if I don't want to take it, they will find the next handy to do it or they will do it by themself, they won't call you to pay you the double for some more quality....
 

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Good luck! Would be my reply, I wouldn’t even fit those tiles over here for that kinda money. They’ll get what they pay for.
Lee im from the same area as yourself and most guys around bangor ar around 25-30
 

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Lee im from the same area as yourself and most guys around bangor ar around 25-30
Yes but I’m referring to aytiling’s post where he’s expected to fit 1200x1200x15mm for £20mtr. What would you price blind for 70mtr floor in that gear?
 

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Yes but I’m referring to aytiling’s post where he’s expected to fit 1200x1200x15mm for £20mtr. What would you price blind for 70mtr floor in that gear?
First off they could be a nightmare to cut but roughly
Yes but I’m referring to aytiling’s post where he’s expected to fit 1200x1200x15mm for £20mtr. What would you price blind for 70mtr floor in that gear?
First off they could be a nightmare to cut but roughly £2000 . And yourself?
 

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First off they could be a nightmare to cut but roughly

First off they could be a nightmare to cut but roughly £2000 . And yourself?
It’s definitely a two man job with tiles that thickness and depending on layout I wouldn’t be too far from where your at also, £2-2.5k labour only.
 

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It’s definitely a two man job with tiles that thickness and depending on layout I wouldn’t be too far from where your at also, £2-2.5k labour only.
The problem in northern Ireland though is men from the west north west are still willing to work for £80 a day and some of them are very good
 

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The problem in northern Ireland though is men from the west north west are still willing to work for £80 a day and some of them are very good
I know the type of guys you’re talking about.
For a start they aren’t filling their own vans with fuel and driving to where this type of work is and as you well know they’ve at least another source of income which also cancels out a few of the expenses that the rest of us have to pay. It would cost them at least £40-50 a day in fuel.
I’ve seen quite a bit of the type of work they leave and for the most part it’s average, it’d be ok for someone who doesn’t know any better. It’s lashed in and often with bad prep and disregard to expansion etc. The standard is par for the course for commercial subbies who don’t have to think about the job and just do as they’re told and clock up meterage.
I personally am not interested in competing with those types of guys and the above mentioned job is a very different ball game to what the £80 a day men are familiar with.
We’re comparing prices for a legit tiler with all his own gear and transport arriving to do a job that will be prepped and tiled to last a lifetime.
Those type of guys you mention do have a place in our industry but that type of work and scenario is like comparing apples and oranges , they’re both fruit.
 

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I know the type of guys you’re talking about.
For a start they aren’t filling their own vans with fuel and driving to where this type of work is and as you well know they’ve at least another source of income which also cancels out a few of the expenses that the rest of us have to pay. It would cost them at least £40-50 a day in fuel.
I’ve seen quite a bit of the type of work they leave and for the most part it’s average, it’d be ok for someone who doesn’t know any better. It’s lashed in and often with bad prep and disregard to expansion etc. The standard is par for the course for commercial subbies who don’t have to think about the job and just do as they’re told and clock up meterage.
I personally am not interested in competing with those types of guys and the above mentioned job is a very different ball game to what the £80 a day men are familiar with.
We’re comparing prices for a legit tiler with all his own gear and transport arriving to do a job that will be prepped and tiled to last a lifetime.
Those type of guys you mention do have a place in our industry but that type of work and scenario is like comparing apples and oranges , they’re both fruit.
Have you worked with any? ,
I do understand what is your point but I've seen guys that do very high quality work and will never leave there boss because they fear they may never get any work outside their circle
 

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Have you worked with any? ,
I do understand what is your point but I've seen guys that do very high quality work and will never leave there boss because they fear they may never get any work outside their circle
Not directly with them but in the same buildings at the same time, new shopping centres etc. They just have to get in the van in the morning, they’re lifted and laid for the large part. As I said it’s courses for horses but the job and scenario in question is very different than from the £80 a day work you refer to imo.
 
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Have you worked with any? ,
I do understand what is your point but I've seen guys that do very high quality work and will never leave there boss because they fear they may never get any work outside their circle
I don't think they fear they may never got work outside their circle ,they may believe that I'm on regular weekly money & I've cut my cloth to suit,I'm not faffing around once a year with is my tax correct & finally I get paid holidays to some people call it convenient or being comfortable each to their own
 
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Price work is calculated at £250 per day for tiling. Same as the other trades I do. I supply materials on every job though so if you take into account the money made on the materials, the average day rate is between £300 to £350. Tiling takes up about half of my time on any job.
 

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It’s definitely a two man job with tiles that thickness and depending on layout I wouldn’t be too far from where your at also, £2-2.5k labour only.
And that's where I was. £30 a metre, and if I recall rightly you then said you wouldn't have done it for that price. Or was I misunderstanding.
Anyway he never got back to me so he must have got someone at £20.
 

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And that's where I was. £30 a metre, and if I recall rightly you then said you wouldn't have done it for that price. Or was I misunderstanding.
Anyway he never got back to me so he must have got someone at £20.
You have misunderstood. I was making the point that even over here I wouldn’t work for the £20mtr on that job yhat your customer was expecting :)
 

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Hi,,,anyone got rough price for diamond mosaics on sheet,,,5 back walls in showers,each 3m.sq.cuts top bottom and sides,,Cambridge area,,,cheers
 
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Id like to know current rates for herringbone floor tiling labour only will do been tiling a long time but most big floors are via other companies paying day rates and now im out on me own . I have a good idea but would like to know what others are charging
 

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Prices from wickes (minimum 5m2)
Removal of tiles £18 per m2
Install ceramic wall tiles £40 per m2
Install ceramic floor tiles £45 per m2 (prices include adhesive, grout and plastic trim)
Supply and Install plywood for floor £31 per m2
Additional tanking for wetrooms wall/floor £21m2
 
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Hi,,,anyone got rough price for diamond mosaics on sheet,,,5 back walls in showers,each 3m.sq.cuts top bottom and sides,,Cambridge area,,,cheers
Hi, please post your job in the find a tiler forum. Near the bottom of the homepage.
Id like to know current rates for herringbone floor tiling labour only will do been tiling a long time but most big floors are via other companies paying day rates and now im out on me own . I have a good idea but would like to know what others are charging
You would perhaps need to go on a day rate. If the tiles aren't huge planks it's not that more difficult on a floor. Maybe 1.5x your normal floor rates.
 

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Id like to know current rates for herringbone floor tiling labour only will do been tiling a long time but most big floors are via other companies paying day rates and now im out on me own . I have a good idea but would like to know what others are charging
Last herring bone floor I did with 1200 x 250 tiles or something like that definite 1200 .
£40 psm , 80 Sqm floor.
 
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I was under the impression this thread was a dayrate/m rate averages not for pricing individual jobs?
 

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