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Colin Barber

Tiling specialist

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Colin Barber is an independent fixer member of The Tile Association.

A Master Tile Fixer.

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Colin Barber is available to quote for projects in London that require quality tiling work. 


He does considered, professional tile installation work with all types of ceramics, mosaics, and stone and as you see from the project pages has a wealth of experience. 

His tile work spans the spectrum of tile types, project levels and situations. His clients have ranged from taxi drivers to the worlds wealthiest....and everyone in between that wants their tiles fixed with care, and to the proper standards!

He has been an independent fixer member of The Tile Association [UK] since 2000 and is a TTA Master Tile Fixer.

Colin has a strong reputation, stretching back 3 decades based in his hometown of London for consistently carrying out work of high quality and for his attention to detail on projects both large and small - in particular for doing jobs with more demanding requirements such as bespoke mosaics and designs.


His focus on quality, providing good information and doing the very best for every job gained him this good reputation early on - and led to him doing the tiling for many high value and prestigious projects. Some noted below.

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Mini CV

Interior Designers projects worked on / for over the years include Kelly Hoppen, Francois Gille/IPL, Taylor-Howes, David Collins Studio, Albrissi,  Dargie-Lewis Designs, Drake-Anderson, Linda Barker, Robert Carslaw, FSI Projects, Andrew Norrey&Martin Brudnizki, 


Projects by many architects including;  Craig Hamilton, Ian Ritchie RA, Zambelli-Friend, Russ+Henshaw, Spencer Fung, Michaelis-Boyd

Developers/designers:      Hill Spink    Candy and Candy

Restoration work for Buckingham Palace - The Royal Mews


Building companies known for quality work:  

Taveners, Boldfort, Bondlands, Hickroys Ltd, Adams & Palmer, Marland & Marland, Durtnells

Stage work has been done for: The Royal Court and the Royal Shakespeare Company productions.

Construction managers worked under include Gardiner/Theobald, Mace, CPCM, Hall&Tawse, Jarvis Newman.

Theatrical/installations tiling for SetWorks, 

Picture hanging even!... for Tiffanys in Bond Street



Colin's work has featured in various publications over the years: World of Interiors, House & Garden, 

Maison et Jardin, &  Architectural Digest among them. Clients include the leading interiors and design journalist Serena Fokschaner.

Colin is perhaps one of the few tilers to have his work pictured and noted in review of a production in the show-business bible 'Variety'  ! 

Most of my work comes through referral, recommendation and repeat business. 

The scope of the works I do can involve the building and preparation of walls and floors, specifiying the materials and background systems to form these to the correct standard to then be tiled. 

Over the years I have been the tiler/sub-contractor for many high value and prestigious houses and projects.

My CV includes tiling for Sting, Kate Moss, Michael Bloomberg, The Sultan of Brunei, Barclay Brothers, Simon Cowell, Dawn French, Ozzy & Sharon Osbourne, The Royal Court Theatre, among many others. 

The TileMile project that I tiled won a Gold medal at the London design awards in 2014. (see project & press pages) and a piece of public art - the 'Pinch In Time' mural on Greenwich Peninsula, that I installed is seen daily by many thousands, being near the O2 arena.

My work has been primarily in all areas and boroughs of central London, and nationally on homes of note on landed estate projects in England and the Highlands of Scotland. 

Also internationally: France - in Paris [in the 16th] & St. Tropez.  In Spain -  Puerto Banus. In USA - NY,  and New Zealand - Christchurch.

Colin works in London, but actually moved to New Zealand for his wife's family recently, and carries out work there also when there; See the contact page for details - it is kept up to date.  2024 - London


Example testimonials below, more on Press and words section


© 2013 Colin Barber Tiling  All rights reserved.

Testimonial from Trish Trahar:  original letter in press/words section

TO whom it may concern:

 RE:    Colin Barber

I was asked by a friend to help arrange for a tiler to inspect her garden tiles covering a large expanse of her garden in Mulberry Walk, Chelsea. 

The existing tiles had lifted, the drainage was inefficient.....

Colin Barber was recommended to me by two tiling companies I visited. He responded immediately to my enquiry and carried out a detailed inspection which resulted in an in-depth analysis of the problem - he proposed a number of solutions. Mrs Clark took one of those solutions, and once the price was agreed the work commenced and the result is a triumph.

Colin is a professional who is committed to excellence  and is sensitive to the wishes of his client. He works efficiently and steadily and completed the project within the time stipulated.

I would highly recommend Colin Barber to anyone interested in undertaking tiling work ...

Mrs P J Trahar

Chelsea, SW3   -  2009

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