How is tiling charged per metre please

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  1. andrew17

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    hi Ive had a quote for some ceramic tiles to be put on my bathroom walls. the guy is charging £39 a sq metre and recons its 25sq m to do.

    Ive worked it out myself roughly and think its 20 or maybe 21 sq m.
    After the work was done he used up about 25 sq m of tiles ( 25 packs) but there was only 20 sq m on the walls ( bits of waste tiles after cutting maybe used the other 4 m or so ! )

    Should he charge me for the 21 m or the 25 m that appears to have been used to do the bathroom walls ? Thanks
     
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    sometimes there can be a lot of waste, generally a minimum of 10% can be a lot more with bigger tiles. He will have had to cut a lot of tiles thats where the time can be taken up. This is why I price for the job and not by sqm so as not to have any confusion. By the sounds of it you agreed to it before it was tiled so pay up and take it as a lesson learned :unsure:
     
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    did he include grout and addy in the m2 price ?
     
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    A m2 price should be based on what the actual wall area is not the amount of tiles bought.

    By quoting just a m2 price he should have taken all labours (cutting, corners, narrow widths) into account, though on a proper job all these items would be measured and priced separately.

    Jason (who used to be a surveyor)
     
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    Thanks Jason . The job has been done and i really should have queried it earlier .I dont think he was trying to catch me out but i had a quote for bathroom half tiled and full , but a big part of one wall is in the eaves above half tile height so this made up about 3 m of the overestimate. Then there was a further 2 in my opinion just as an error . So 25m should have been 20m
    The quote did inc adhesive and grout and trim etc

    I suppose as he gave me a breakdown it was easier for me to spot and i did say to him I reconed it needed 20m but he sort of ignored me as probably didnt want to admit he worked it out wrong. But then the cheeky devil didnt decrease the final bill . he fitted the bathroom out aswell -- so was a bathroom fitter rather than a tiler. No prob with the job , it was good, but 5m at 39 quid a pop is a fair bit to me and i would have rather had it in my pocket than his.
     
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    if your happy with the job mate whats the problem even though £39 per m2 is a little steep for a bathroom fitter i charge £25 and do it for a living and did he tank your wet ereas i pusume you have a shower ?
     
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    hi there tank wet area ? not familiar with that jargon .

    All he did was fit 2 toilets one bath and two sinks in a main bathroom and a cloakroom
    He fully tiled the bathroom and tiled behind the toilet and sink in the cloak. he does wet rooms but thats what he did for me.

    I thought 39 was ALOT but being a naive punter i chose some stuff in wickes and they wanted 2k to fit the white goods only ! and then tiling was 44 to tile plus another charge like 18 to remove the old tiles and make good . So he seemed sort of cheap . The tiles were expensive but not against the shed , and he basically charged about a grand to fit the white goods , maybe more but less than 2k. I should have got more quotes i suppose but was nearly going to get the shed to do it. I asked in b+q and I think their min charge to install a bathroom is 3k .
    Im getting a wickes kitchen done and thats 3k to fit . im letting them do that as in my opinion there is alot more work involved than 50% more than the bathroom bits ( toilet bath sinks )
     
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    Have you paid upfront for the kitchen fitting? :(
     
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    not exactly --its all through wickes and ive got a loan on the kitchen which hasnt drawn down yet. interest free for 6 months provided you pay it off in that time .
     

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