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Hi All!!

Discussion in 'New Joiners Introductions' started by Jamie, Jul 14, 2012.

  1. Jamie

    Jamie New Contributor

    Hi fellow tilers!
    Just new on here so please be kind :)
    Ive not been tiling for around 7 years and have decided to bring the tools back out and start working for myself.
    Ive never worked for myself before so im looking for some tips on getting started (advertising, pricing etc)
    I live just outside Glasgow.
     
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  2. jay

    jay Awesome Contributor

    Welcome Jamie
     
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  3. Jamie

    Jamie New Contributor

    Thank you Jay
     
  4. branty1uk

    branty1uk Tiling Forum Moderator Staff Member

    Welcome Jamie.
     
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  5. Jamie

    Jamie New Contributor

    Thanks
     
  6. MosaicGirl

    MosaicGirl Tiling Forum Moderator Staff Member

  7. Clive Hill

    Clive Hill Serious Contributor

    Jamie,

    Loads of advice on hear and most are really friendly!

    Gisela obviously hasn't got the kettle on, as I got a brew when I introduced myself :p
     
  8. ray

    ray Superb Contributor

    a hard time to start but good luck and welcome
     
  9. Lee@TileTown

    Lee@TileTown Tiling Product Supplier

    welcome Jamie, there is plenty of experienced tilers hanging around on this forum, so if in doubt ask.
     
  10. Jamie

    Jamie New Contributor

     
  11. Jamie

    Jamie New Contributor

    So any tips on pricing etc? (£ per sqm) and anything els I should know as its been a while.
     
  12. Diamond Pool Finishers

    Diamond Pool Finishers Serious Contributor

    Hi Jamie, welcome :D
     
  13. Joe @ Hillhead Tiling

    Joe @ Hillhead Tiling Awesome Contributor

    Hello Jamie, pricing depends on areas.
    Use yellow pages :D
     
  14. Jamie

    Jamie New Contributor

    Thanks Joe. Just havnt got a clue rite now as its been soo long and obviously things have changed since I last tiled.
     
  15. jay

    jay Awesome Contributor

    Pricing will come down to a few factors /substrate/tile or stone / waterproofing / and distance / and time /its a hard one to give a ball park figure but can grantee you will not get rich doing tiling all comes down to job satisfaction
     
  16. magyar vizsla

    magyar vizsla Superb Contributor

    price per m2 depends on a lot of factors Jamie, ie what you're tiling?, the prep required?, is it ceramic, porcelain, or stone? a lot of factors to consider but as a rule of thumb weigh up the overheads then calculate how many days a job will take you to complete and work that into the m2 that needs to be covered. But take each job on it's merit and never give a ball park figure over the phone without having a site visit;)
     
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  17. magyar vizsla

    magyar vizsla Superb Contributor

    snap ya bugger! must've been typing at same time lol!
     
  18. jay

    jay Awesome Contributor

    At least the advice was the same
     
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  19. Jamie

    Jamie New Contributor

    Are you guys in the same bathroom?? :confused:
     
  20. mike

    mike Serious Contributor

    pricing depends on how much you want to earn, how much you need to earn and how much you can afford not to earn and average it out ;)
     
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