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tiling of hallway


I had a small hallway to tile. After advertising on a job site Ian was the only credible person to respond. There were a few challenges that had put some people off - the hallway floor would be higher than the two adjoining rooms and had to fit under the existing front door. I also wanted a border but the hall is very narrow. Ian came to look at the hall one evening. He was comfortable with the floor level issues and came up with some brilliant design solutions like using the border tile as the skirting board. He was extremely professional, friendly and hard working. He would come back in the evening if he needed to go through anything about the job. All of this despite having a young family at home. Ian was also able to quote and do a number of other jobs while he was doing the tiling including repairing and painting a kitchen wall damaged after the removal of a radiator.
The design solutions for the different floor levels were very subtle and perfectly done. You don't notice them at all. The hallway is a real wow entrance to the house now & based on the quality of the work and Ian's very personal and professional approach & hard work I have recommended him to 3 others including my boss ! I have also had Ian back to do other jobs for me. As well as doing excellent work I now also rely on his excellent design ideas, suggestions & recommendations. I have learnt he is usually right ! He employs equally good people and takes complete responsibility for their work and behaviour. Ian also came back to fix any snags really promptly & without any fuss. Again, sometimes on a weekend or evenings if he was busy. Ian is a thoroughly nice person, an extremely hard worker and a very talented tradesperson and I truly cannot recommend him highly enough. He would be a very deserving winner.

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Homeowner Nola Hersey

Ian Urbanowicz
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