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Job Description

Job Description

Tilers are required to work on both domestic and commercial projects tiling anything from kitchens and bathrooms to restaurants, retail and hotels!

The main duties of a Tiler are:

  • Wall and floor tiling
  • Fixing tiles and applying grout
  • Repair surfaces.

There are many different materials a Tiler works with but the main one is ceramic. Other materials could include glass, marble or stone.

Required Qualifications

All workers are required to hold a CSCS card to gain entry to sites. Most sites will require you to hold a skilled CSCS card which states you are a Tiler, but many sites will still allow the green Site Operative card.

The following qualifications will be sufficient to allow you on to site:

  • Level 2 Extended Diploma in Wall and Floor Tiling
  • Level 2/3 Diploma in Wall and Floor Tiling
  • Level 2/3 (NVQ) Certificate/Diploma in Wall and Floor Tiling.

The average hours per week for a Tiler are between 37 and 45.

Typical Hourly Rate

The average rate of pay for a Tiler is between £11 and £13 per hour.

Required Tools

As a self employed Tiler you would be required to provide your own tools.

The main items you will be required to have are: Trowels and Spreaders, Tile Grouting Tools, Tile Cutters, Tile Spacers & Marking and Scoring tools.



Do I need a CSCS card?

Yes. It is very unlikely you will be allowed on site without one.

Do I have to provide my own tools?

Yes. You are required to provide all your own tools. Materials however will be provided by the hirer.

Do I need experience?

Yes. You will need to have had a minimum of 2 years tiling experience – you will be asked for work references.

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