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Bloody houses .. and builders!
« on: 11 September 2019, 21:51:31 »

Got a shock in the bathroom today .. it was put in by the previous owners when the extension was built in 2012, and today we walked in on this:





That's a pair of 600x300 tiles off the top of the wall, smashed a hole in the floor tile and took a chunk out of the basin.. luckily it missed shattering the shower!

Sigh.
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Re: Bloody houses .. and builders!
« Reply #1 on: 11 September 2019, 21:55:53 »

You need to get that tile on the left of the pic down. By the look of the bottom joint, it's next.
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« Reply #2 on: 11 September 2019, 21:56:24 »

Yikes!

Sadly I'd say you're looking at taking all the wall.tiles down. Dobs like that are no way to put up tiles. Lucky no-one was under it! Fortunately they look like standard B&Q tiles so cutting out and replacing the floor tiles isn't the end of the world.
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« Reply #3 on: 11 September 2019, 21:57:31 »

Home insurance should cover that, minus excess.
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« Reply #4 on: 11 September 2019, 21:58:41 »

Good point. Didn't think of that.
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« Reply #5 on: 11 September 2019, 21:59:44 »

Yikes!

Sadly I'd say you're looking at taking all the wall.tiles down. Dobs like that are no way to put up tiles. Lucky no-one was under it! Fortunately they look like standard B&Q tiles so cutting out and replacing the floor tiles isn't the end of the world.
No. The tile adhesive should be spread with a trowel, but you'd be surprised how many people do it like Aaron's.
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« Reply #6 on: 11 September 2019, 22:11:05 »

Not MY work
looks very DIY
get a bathroom cabinet  or mirror for the wall and a mat for the floor  ;D
not worth making a claim on insurance  IMHO
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« Reply #7 on: 11 September 2019, 22:21:41 »

Not MY work
looks very DIY
get a bathroom cabinet  or mirror for the wall and a mat for the floor  ;D
not worth making a claim on insurance  IMHO
Of course it's worth making a claim, that's what insurance is for. Any decent builder is gonna need ten grand to sort that lot out.  ;D
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« Reply #8 on: 11 September 2019, 22:29:07 »

Not MY work
looks very DIY

Hmm. Our last house "had only ever been looked after by local professionals" complete with a big file of receipts to prove it.

I found bits of 1" floorboard used as 'door lintels', floor joists 'notched' to take a 110mm soil pipe and beautiful sash windows that were butchered with filler, caulk & gobs of gloss paint.

That combined with the 'young people, big house' tax that seemed to be added to 90% of quotes we  received (£5k to skim a 20' x 25' ceiling being a real highlight   ;D) means my cynicism of building professionals now knows almost no bounds.

Present company excepted naturally  :y
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« Reply #9 on: 11 September 2019, 22:52:42 »

Not MY work
looks very DIY
get a bathroom cabinet  or mirror for the wall and a mat for the floor  ;D
not worth making a claim on insurance  IMHO

That's unkind, most people doing their own house take care! I have done 12 houses, mostly rentals, over the last few years and would not dream of doing something like this. >:(
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« Reply #10 on: 11 September 2019, 23:10:13 »

5k for that ceiling! Jesus please give me a shout if you need any more done, thatís ludicrous! More than four times too much. I started carrying the hod for my old man to learn the trade in 1972,  been plastering ever since thatís the worse Iíve ever heard  that price is criminal!!
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« Reply #11 on: 11 September 2019, 23:25:53 »

Indeed. Apparently that included £1k for platform hire due to 'elf 'n' safety and our 10ft ceilings. Thankfully my parents were renovating houses before I could walk so I know a bit about it, or at least enough to know when someone is extracting the wee.

I had all on keeping a straight face while I showed him the door.
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« Reply #12 on: 11 September 2019, 23:38:49 »

Mm, Iíd have showed him the toe of my boot in his arse ;D old school I know  :y :y



















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« Reply #13 on: 11 September 2019, 23:49:13 »

I'd have thought it would be just as easy to trowel on a nice bed of adhesive with a notched trowel than dot & dab like that?  :-\
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« Reply #14 on: 12 September 2019, 00:39:07 »

Yes indeed, a 10mm serrated trowel is what is supposed to be used :y
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