"Why do you include the price of adhesive, grout and sealants in your estimate?"
There is little point in allowing the customer to buy their own materials as they will often be sold the wrong materials for the job at inflated prices. By allowing us to select the correct, quality and proven materials at trade prices you are saving yourself both money and hassle.
A common misconception is that all materials are as good as each other. For example, one make of silicone sealant is often thought as good as the next. This isn't true as a DIY sealant may be 4 times the price of a trade-only brand, but less effective. There are few things more annoying than having to replace a silicone seal around a shower or bath that is badly applied, goes black with mould in no time, or simply perishes and leaks. For that reason, we always use Premium Bath and Sanitary Silicone
"Why do I need a tiler? Surely it's just a case of sticking tiles to a wall with adhesive and spacers?"
It's true that anyone can just stick tiles to a wall, but this isn't tiling unless the end result is flat, level, plumb, square and balanced. Not only this, but it must be carried out using the correct adhesive and grout for the conditions. It may sound suprising, but there are dozens more technical and physical requirements for a tiling installation to be carried out properly, so it will serve its purpose and stay looking great for many years into the future.