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Colin Barber  
         specialist tiler

Colin Barber is an independent fixer member of The Tile Association - the trade body for the Uk:

Colin Barber is a tiler of extensive experience over decades based in London. Much of his work has been in the high-quality interiors sector for discerning owners and designers, and he has also worked abroad several times on specific high-value projects

He has a CV of prestigious projects that include 3 clients that have at some point been the Forbes List richest person in the world. These projects have demanded the highest levels of work, and a professional approach to the interaction involved throughout. 

Colin has been carrying out the craft and trade of tiling for over 3 decades, establishing Colin Barber Tiling Contractors in 1988 and continuing to work installing tiles ever since - always with a view to the highest standards of work quality and best practices. 

Colin has been an independent fixer member of The Tile Association [of the UK] since 2000.


To each job and project of every size I bring knowledge, experience and enthusiasm to best install the many types and styles of tiles.


Tiling is a craft - learnt, then honed over years and through the many and various situations and tile types that tilers deal with.  

The work I do is of high quality and I intend to give a high service standard for my clients; from initial contact through to final clean the intent is to achieve as good a job as possible in all respects, and guide where needed in the various aspects to be considered in tile installations.


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, 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 central London and nationally on 'grand' house projects in England and the Highlands of Scotland. 

Also internationally:  in Paris [in the 16th] & St. Tropez - France. In Puerto Banus - Spain. In NY - USA,  and most recently Christchurch - New Zealand where we moved & re-based to in 2019.


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

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

In the last decade or so wet-rooms, drained tiled floors and under-tile heating have become available to all where they were once something we did bespoke for higher value budgets - but these are specialised elements of tiling works and need care and expertise to carry out successfully.


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 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 of quality:  Taveners, Boldfort, Bondlands, Hickroys, 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.   Plus - perhaps uniquely for a tiler -   Variety! 

© 2013 Colin Barber Tiling  All rights reserved.

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