Recommendations for Victorian Tiles in Front Garden

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Recommendations for Victorian Tiles in Front Garden

Postby fashionistamummy » Tue Apr 16, 2013 2:58 pm

We are wanting to do our pathway to our front door in those black and white Victorian tiles. I was wondering if anyone has any recommendations of tradesmen to do this at a reasonable price.

Thank you in advance.
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Re: Recommendations for Victorian Tiles in Front Garden

Postby Proudgirls » Thu Apr 18, 2013 1:12 pm

Hi give Martin a call from Abby driveways he's done lots of work Victorian Tiling plus handmade gate and railing in the local area very reasonable price I've recommended them on this site many times before .07944454554 . Www.Abbey drives.com
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Re: Recommendations for Victorian Tiles in Front Garden

Postby Scottov » Thu Apr 18, 2013 1:24 pm

Proudgirls wrote:Hi give Martin a call from Abby driveways he's done lots of work Victorian Tiling plus handmade gate and railing in the local area very reasonable price I've recommended them on this site many times before .07944454554 . http://Www.Abbey drives.com
you have indeed.

in fact that is *ALL* you have done.

any interest to declare?
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Re: Recommendations for Victorian Tiles in Front Garden

Postby Proudgirls » Thu Apr 18, 2013 4:39 pm

Well if I'm happy with any Tradesman I'm only pleased to Recommend them.
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Re: Recommendations for Victorian Tiles in Front Garden

Postby supermummy » Thu Apr 18, 2013 6:42 pm

I've used Martin at abbey driveways (as have many on my street) and can vouch for his great work. No interest to declare!
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Re: Recommendations for Victorian Tiles in Front Garden

Postby Toomuchofeverything » Mon Apr 22, 2013 12:51 pm

Martin and his team have just done ours. Very pleased!
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Re: Recommendations for Victorian Tiles in Front Garden

Postby Amy1980 » Tue May 12, 2015 11:28 am

We have also used Martin from Abbey Driveways. They have just finished completely redoing our front path and restored some interior tiles - and we are delighted with their work. Very efficient, polite and friendly (and very competitive price). I would definitely recommend Martin and his team!
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Re: Recommendations for Victorian Tiles in Front Garden

Postby asknicky » Tue May 12, 2015 2:14 pm

To manage costs with our Victorian Tiles after a lot of research we found that Topps Tiles did a cost effective range of Victorian tiles and they are pre-formed as pieces, sides and borders which means there is minimal cutting of tiles into shapes to fit and can also be laid in less than half the time so cuts down a lot of the labour costs. If your tradesman can buy the tiles for you they can get about a 20% trade discount too.
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Re: Recommendations for Victorian Tiles in Front Garden

Postby curlycarter » Tue May 12, 2015 7:13 pm

We used Urban Oasis last year for exactly this and they were great. Several of our neighbours have come knocking on our door to get their details because our front garden now looks so great! The man to speak to is Greig. They're quick, efficient and very tidy, and have lots of experience in renovating Victorian front gardens/ pathways around our area (SW17)
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Re: Recommendations for Victorian Tiles in Front Garden

Postby Gogotsch » Sat May 16, 2015 11:01 pm

We used Urban Oasis too, and they did a great job.
They have a very good choice of patterns and styles, so definitely worth checking their website and get a quote.
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Re: Recommendations for Victorian Tiles in Front Garden

Postby flatsally » Sun May 17, 2015 3:38 pm

ditto Urban Oasis…did a great job, and would def use again. good luck
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Re: Recommendations for Victorian Tiles in Front Garden

Postby Saab » Mon Sep 28, 2015 3:20 pm

Hi - unfortunately we have never received a proper quote from Martin - looks like he might be a victim of his own success!!
Apart from Urban Oasis is there anyone else you would recommend ?
thanks
Nicky
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Re: Recommendations for Victorian Tiles in Front Garden

Postby Balhamberry » Mon Sep 28, 2015 3:43 pm

We used Paul spanswick, ceramic and stone, and would recommend. I think he is currently tiling a path in fernside road sw12 if you live nearby and want to see his work / speak to him (I noticed his board was up when we drove by at the weekend).
http://www.ceramicandstone.co.uk/
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Re: Recommendations for Victorian Tiles in Front Garden

Postby honeygranola » Sat Jan 02, 2021 6:52 pm

We’re looking to do the same thing so bumping to see if there are any more recent recommendations? Also for a front door too. Thanks!
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Re: Recommendations for Victorian Tiles in Front Garden

Postby chorister » Sun Jan 03, 2021 9:09 am

Not sure about the tiles - ours were done very well a long time ago, but I can't remember who by.

But for the front door, a very big, completely unreserved, recommendation for The Bespoke Front Door Company https://www.bespokefrontdoor.co.uk/.  They are not the cheapest, but the service included a stained glass designer coming round to design the door with us (not sure how that would work today).  We then got a coloured drawing to approve.  As far as I remember they didn't take a deposit, and when the job overran by about 2 hours into the next day because of difficulties transferring our locks they refused to accept the payment I offered until the whole job was completed to our satisfaction.  We're one of the doors featured on their website, but I won't tell you which one!
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