The tiling in my flat is complete! It looks perfect. I have nothing but praise and recommendation for my tiler Steve from Quigley and Son. If anyone is ever looking for a Brockley Tiler and wants one that comes with my hearty personal recommendation please leave a comment on this post and I'll pass you on his email address.
Without further ado here are before and afters of the great kitchen project of 2008, complete with tiling in situ:
In order to count the kitchen as complete we have to get the crumbling vent in the wall replaced and our botched floor job fixed. It's gutting that we paid someone to botch the floor and now we have to pay someone else to fix it. But I've got a personal recommendation from a lady on Brockley Central that looks very promising and I'm hoping to give this new fellow a go. The sharpest learning curve I've had throughout the work on this flat is that personal recommendation and word of mouth are the only way to properly select the right people for the job.