About John

An Edinburgh based Plumber and Tiler.

Common Leaks and How to Fix Them – Part 3

Common Leaks and How to Fix Them - Part 3 Following on from last week's article regarding leeks caused by damaged grout, part three looks at something I come across all the time in Edinburgh. A leak from under the bath or shower where the bath/shower waste joins the appliance. Bath/Shower Waste Leaks When this is firstly installed [...]

By |2017-01-16T13:04:20+01:00May 31st, 2015|Tiling|0 Comments

Common Leaks and How to Fix Them – Part 2

Common Leaks and How to Fix Them - Part 2 Following on from last week's article regarding leeks caused by Mouldy Silicone Sealant, part two looks at a similar issue and one which I find myself repairing more and more in Edinburgh. Mouldy and Damaged Grout Around Tiles The second most common and easily repairable [...]

By |2017-01-16T13:04:20+01:00May 24th, 2015|Tiling|0 Comments

Common Leaks and How to Fix Them – Part 1

Common Leaks and How to Fix Them - Part 1 I have been dealing with leaks in and around customers' bathrooms for years, I feel the majority of them can be easily avoided and if the worst does happen they are usually quite easy to fix. I see it all the time, customers' leaking water [...]

By |2017-01-16T13:04:20+01:00May 16th, 2015|Plumbing|0 Comments

Novices guide to installing mosaic wall tiles

A Novice's Guide to Installing Mosaic Wall Tiles My Background as an Edinburgh Plumber and Tiler I'm an Edinburgh plumber and tiler by trade, I have a great deal of experience with large and small tiling jobs and am keen to share any knowledge I've picked up during my time. As always, if you are [...]

By |2017-01-16T13:04:20+01:00March 29th, 2015|Tiling|0 Comments

A Few Quick Fixes To Common Bathroom Problems

A Few Quick Fixes To Common Bathroom Problems That clogged drain or overflowing toilet may be intimidating or even just plain scary – especially if you don't have a clue what to do – and most likely we've all been there. Luckily, you don't need all the fancy tools of a plumber because here's a [...]

By |2017-01-16T13:04:20+01:00March 12th, 2015|DIY Tips|0 Comments

Silicone Renewal – Tiling Top Tips

This can cause water damage to the wall behind the area which can lead to instability in the wall behind the tiles, which would then need to be fixed. This can make the prices go up and the cash in your wallet go down – something we all dread. It is likely that water is [...]

By |2017-01-16T13:04:20+01:00February 25th, 2015|Silicone Renewal, Tiling|0 Comments

Why to re-grout instead of re-tile

Everyone will know exactly what I am talking about when the grout between your bathroom tiles starts to turn black and smell. It can be unsightly, leave an odour and cause serious water ingress leading to serious damage and leaving you out-of-pocket. In the 8 years of being a plumber/tiler, mouldy grout and mouldy weak silicone [...]

By |2017-01-16T13:04:20+01:00February 20th, 2015|Re-Grouting Tips|0 Comments

Plumber’s Emergency DIY Kit

I've been working as a plumber and tiler in Edinburgh for over 5 years. I found that many people end up paying crazy amounts of money for plumbers, sometimes for the most simplest of things. I've compiled some tips, so that if things do go wrong you may be able to save a few quid. Plumber’s Emergency [...]

By |2017-01-16T13:04:20+01:00February 9th, 2015|Plumbing, Plumbing Tips|0 Comments

Edinburgh Plumbing and Tiling

My name is John Horton and I run JHDS Plumbing and Tiling in Edinburgh. I'm just starting out with the company blog, so it's a little bare at the moment. Over the coming weeks I'll be sharing tips on how to carry out some jobs around the home yourself and will also show off some of my recent works. Thanks for [...]

By |2017-01-16T13:04:20+01:00January 30th, 2015|Plumbing, Tiling|0 Comments