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Colin Barber

Tiling specialist

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Colin Barber is an independent fixer member and a designated Master Tiler of The Tile Association.

www.tiles.org.uk

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Colin Barber does considered, professional tile installation work with all types of ceramics, mosaics, and stone.

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

Colin gained a strong reputation stretching back 3 decades now based in London, for consistently carrying out work of high quality;

for his attention to detail on projects both large and small, and in particular for doing jobs with more demanding requirements such as bespoke mosaics, individual types of tiles and attention to detail - both in the work of fitting them and in service standards - from quote to clean-up.

His tile-work resumé spans right across the spectrum of situations, tiles, and clients. 

 

Much repeat business and referrals have kept Colin constantly  busy over the years. He  brings expertise, experience and enthusiasm to all his work and in doing that has led to tiling for many high value and prestigious projects - see some starry names below, and indeed three clients have been the worlds richest person as defined by Forbes - but primarily he works for all London's 'normal' homeowners, who want great tiling in their homes! 

In advising on and carrying out a project Colin brings a depth of knowledge of tiles, the installation materials involved and many other elements of associated works.  

 https://www.tiles.org.uk/members/colin-barber-tiling/

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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

 

PRESS:

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'  ! 

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

My client list includes Sting, Kate Moss, Michael Bloomberg, The Sultan of Brunei, Barclay Brothers, Simon Cowell, Dawn French, Ozzy & Sharon Osbourne among 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.

 

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. 

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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