Retro-Tile
2 Peach Grove,
Haydock
St.Helens
WA11 0GB

Martin Gothard



Traders overall Rating
*****

(209 Reviews)

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gas safe
part p
uk approved plumber
nvq level 2 wall & floor tiler

Services Provided:
  • Property Repairs & Maintenance
    • Plumbing
    • Kitchen Installation
    • Carpentry & Joinery
    • Gas Fitter
    • Central Heating
    • Tiling
    • Bathroom Installers
  • Bathroom Installers
    • Bathroom Installers
    • Plumbing
    • Kitchen Installation
    • Carpentry & Joinery
    • Gas Fitter
    • Tiling
    • Heating Engineer
  • Gas Fitters
    • Plumbing
    • Central Heating
  • Kitchen Installers
    • Bathroom Installers
    • Plumbing
    • Carpentry & Joinery
    • Gas Fitter
    • Tiling
    • Heating Engineer
  • Plumbers
    • Bathroom Installers
    • Kitchen Installation
    • Gas Fitter
    • Central Heating
    • Tiling
    • Heating Engineer
  • Tilers
    • Kitchen Installation
    • Plumbing
  • Heating Engineer
Feedbacks per trade:
  • Property Repairs & Maintenance (22)
  • Bathroom Installers (43)
  • Gas Fitters (37)
  • Kitchen Installers (12)
  • Plumbers (71)
  • Tilers (22)
  • Heating Engineer (77)
  • Other (8)
Comments from consumers who have used this trader
Reviewed 22-Sep-2016
Top class service: punctual, polite, job done as required, and at a good price. 100% recommended.
Reviewed 12-Sep-2016
Highly recommended. No mess after work cleans up after himself. Very polite and punctual.Quick responge to enquiry and day after my job was completed. Excellent.
Reviewed 31-Aug-2016
Found Martin through the trader website for previous work so had no hesitation in contacting him when we encountered a leak in our shower room. He was quick to attend to look at the problem and assess the work needed, he carried out the work in a quick & efficient manner leaving the room as if it had not been touched. Would certainly trust Martin to do any job to a high standard and will certainly use him again if he is available.
Reviewed 29-Aug-2016
After being let down by a cowboy builder, Martin and retro tile thankfully came to our rescue.he promptly delivered a thorough estimate that was reasonable and we was very happy with. From the start of the project, Martin was very respectful of our concerns, especially due to our previous disaster, and although the majority of plumbers would not have undertaken a project previously started by another, he rose to the challenge and truly saved the day. He worked hard and I hardly noticed he was there, tidying up as he went. I can honestly say we are thrilled with his work and attention to detail and would not hesitate in recommending him. In fact his number will stay permanently in my phone book. Lisa and James.
Reviewed 16-Aug-2016
Excellent service of boiler. Friendly, reliable hard worker. Would recommend.
Reviewed 16-Aug-2016
Very prompt response and was there when he said he would be.
Reviewed 25-Jun-2016
Fast reliable worker. Very proficient and approachable. Absolutely would use him again.
Reviewed 24-Apr-2016
We had a problem with a non-flushing toilet and a stuck wash-basin tap and the imminent arrival of an elderly relative for a short stay. From calling Martin on Saturday afternoon, both problems were fixed within 24 hours. Martin repaired the toilet with a spare part, supplied and fitted, rather than shrugging his shoulders and telling us that we needed a new toilet. The same with the tap. He was polite, courteous and ultra professional, with everything cleaned up after and no mess anywhere else. I agree with everything good written about him on this website. I can thoroughly recommend Martin from Retro-Tile.
Reviewed 24-Apr-2016
Martin is a very hard working, clean and tidy worker. I would recommend him to anyone. He changed my old boiler to a new efficient one and also replaced two radiators. I know he is busy but I want him to do a loft conversion. Thanks again Martin
Reviewed 30-Mar-2016
We have used Martin quiet a few times now. He was out of town for a week but we waited for him to repair our boiler. 2 other companies (1 on this site) said we needed a new boiler and quoted £2200. Martin came and was relentless in trying to fix it!!! He paired it for a £££££ less!! He is brilliant at everything he does, all round tradesman, all round good guy. This is not the last time I will use Martin!! Thanks again Martin. Des
Reviewed 29-Mar-2016
What a treasure! What a find! Cannot recommend Martin highly enough!fulfils all the criteria you want in a tradesman.
Reviewed 09-Jan-2016
What can I say about Martin - He's a professional in what he does no shortcuts are made with this man it's done right every time. He gives you sound advice plenty of options to what needs doing and prices. he's punctual very tidy removes all waste and leaves you at the end of the day with a working bathroom or kitchen to use on a night. Martin re-located our boiler because we are having a conservatory being built and did a great job, we are now booking in with him to fit a new kitchen soon in 2016. If you want a recommended fitter/gas engineer Martin fits the bill. Thanks Martin
Reviewed 20-Dec-2015
Excellent job done in a very professional and friendly manner
Reviewed 15-Dec-2015
We found Martin to be friendly, nothing was to much trouble for him. He is hardworking and he kept us informed every step of the way. His attention to detail goes far beyond any other trademan i have used in the past. Nothing is to much trouble for him. He did exactly what we wanted and also gave us some advise which made the bathroom even better. He is an excellent craftsman who did a superb job installing our new bathroom i will be using Martin again for any other jobs that need doing.
Reviewed 10-Dec-2015
I would recommend martin to anyone looking for a gas fitter.He was punctual, polite and very efficient, doing gas checks prior to ,and after, the job was done.All work was carried out to a high standard with no mess and all rubbish was removed. I would certainly use him again
Reviewed 28-Nov-2015
I rang Martin at 2pm today about my shower he came and looked at it found what was wrong went and purchased the part and it was all done before 5pm. He is an excellent workman very reliable very polite and an a first class job done. He is a gentleman would recommend to anyone.
Reviewed 15-Nov-2015
Martin was honest, efficient and gave me good advice over the choice of shower. He came out on a Sunday afternoon to install the shower and I am very happy with it. I would recommend him to anyone. Good luck to you Martin.
Reviewed 30-Oct-2015
Efficient, punctual, tidy and attention to detail. Definitely the ' John Lewis' of plumbers - great job all round.
Reviewed 16-Oct-2015
brilliant. fixed a problem that others trades people could not
Reviewed 16-Oct-2015
Martin is a very nice man, I did the job with no fuss and was very efficient. The cost was very good, the best quote we obtained. If I have any plumbing problems in the future I will not hesitate and call him. Brilliant!
Reviewed 11-Oct-2015
I called Martin early in the morning as water dripped through our ceiling from a faulty boiler. Martin took the call and was at our home in 30 minutes to look at the boiler. He then remained working on the boiler for several hours until he was sure it was working correctly. He was very friendly and conscientious. I would not hesitate to recommend or use Martin in the future.
Reviewed 16-Sep-2015
Thorough in everyway - workmanship and explaining how to control boiler. I would recommend him because he has a friendly manner and his work is to a very high standard.
Reviewed 09-Sep-2015
Martin to the rescue! Leak from shower - Martin was there the same day as I was in a panic. Martin fitted me in although he was busy that day and the leak was sorted within the hour. While he was there I asked him to quote for another couple of jobs I needed doing - what a bonus to find out he fits doors and fireplaces - If only he did decorating as well! I would not trust anyone else!
Reviewed 06-Aug-2015
Very easy going, methodical and a pleasure to do business with. Seems like a really good idea, which gives confidence in who you use if they are on the register.
Reviewed 30-Jul-2015
We are extremely happy with the work done and with Martin creating the whole package. At the start our ideas of what the finished toilet would look like were not as a professional like Martin envisaged giving us the 'look' we had seen in the books he left us. We found Martin to be capable, trustworthy, punctual, respectful and a clean worker. The toilet and sink being re-connected at the end of each working day. At the start of the job it was hard to imagine the difference Martin's expertise would change things for the better.
Reviewed 30-Jul-2015
After checking the Council website we realised Martin was not an average workman. Before every stage Martin explained all the options available to us. The job started and progressed as planned with the minimum of noise. The walkways had sheets and after the working day all the dust was removed. Martin also connected the bath and sink daily to ensure we had the use. We found Martin to be pleasant, punctual, a clean worker and a gentleman who could be left and not need supervision. The bathroom was transformed with Martins ideas and attention to detail leaving a room to be proud of.
Reviewed 02-Jul-2015
Very efficient, clean and tidy workman, very pleasant in manner.
Reviewed 25-Jun-2015
Helpful. Very good for some people who don't know who to get to do jobs.
Reviewed 22-Jun-2015
I picked Martin from the Trader Register after reading the fantastic reviews. We originally booked a consultation in January and Martin scheduled us in for the first available date in June due to his busy schedule. During this time we had several in depth consultations/contacts and his advice was well appreciated. The work on our bathroom has now been completed to an exceptional high standard. During the week Martin kept me informed at every stage of the fitting. I would thoroughly recommend Martin to anyone who wishes to have a high started of work carried out, even his paperwork is itemised and receipted articularly. I would not go to another trader now especially for all aspects of plumbing/tiling and bathroom fitting and would be willing to wait until he could fit us in. A lovely chap who is proud of his work.
Reviewed 05-Jun-2015
Extremely helpful and pleasant.
Reviewed 02-Jun-2015
Previously Martin has installed a full bathroom and a new boiler system for me. He is a perfectionist in everything he does and the cleanest worker I have ever known. Most recently he has undertaken a job in my home to put right a shower room fitted by a 'cowboy' bathroom and wetroom specialist. I have every confidence in Martin and would rather wait for him to fit my job in than go elsewhere - based on the feedback on this trade register I waited 6 months for him to take on my bathroom (the first job I employed him to do) and now having experienced his work several times would do so again - he is definately worth the wait! Can recomend him highly enough, I have recommended him to family members for whom he also installed a new boiler and I'm just about to contact him to see if he can fit a job in for another friend!
Reviewed 29-May-2015
I would recommend Martin to everyone. We got Martin in to look at a few leaks we had in the bathroom and ensuite after having water come through our kitchen ceiling after running a bath, she shower also had a small leak too which he has fixed. He has done a fantastic job and is a very tidy worker. I was happy to leave him in the house whilst we were at work - he is very reliable and his OCD means that he has exceptionally high standards - I am fussy myself and cannot fault a thing he's done so far. Martin goes above and beyond what you would expect from a tradesman. After getting our boiler replaced (also by Martin!) we realised our shower also had a fault (we thought it was because the old boiler was on its way out but it turned out to be the actual shower). The thermostatic cylinder needs replacing, unfortunately it is not a standard size cylinder and the company that makes our shower went out of business a few years ago. Martin has been looking into possibilities of new cylinders and has managed to find one that looks as though it will fit. Most plumbers merchants don't sell the size we need. Martin has been looking worldwide to find one that will suite our shower. Most people would have just said that you can't get them and then left us with the only option of buying a new shower. Martin really does care about his customers and as such if I EVER need anything doing in the future, Martin will be my first point of call; even if it meant waiting a while for him to be free to do the job if he was busy, because I know that the job would be done to such a high standard. Thanks Martin!
Reviewed 29-May-2015
I would recommend Martin to everyone. Our old boiler decided to die on us so we needed a new one. Martin looked into the specs of the old boiler to find a new one that would be as good or better than our last one (before it broke!). He gave us a few to choose from and he ordered it for us and was here to fit it within just a day or two from our old one giving up the ghost. We decided not to put the new boiler where the old one was to give us more cupboard space in the utility room. He removed the old boiler and fitted the new one in the garage. He also found a tiny leak on the water inlet pipe where the mains water comes into the house. He switched the water off at the street and fixed this leak for us too. I'm sure somebody else wouldn't have bothered as it wasn't leaking inside the house, but Martin fixed it anyway :) He has done a fantastic job and is a very tidy worker. I was happy to leave him in the house whilst we were at work too. He is very reliable and his OCD means that he has exceptionally high standards - I am fussy myself and cannot fault a thing he's done so far. Martin goes above and beyond what you would expect from a tradesman. Martin really does care about his customers and as such if I EVER need anything doing in the future, Martin will be my first point of call; even if it meant waiting a while for him to be free to do the job if he was busy, because I know that the job would be done to such a high standard. Thanks Martin!
Reviewed 07-May-2015
One in a million. Total professional. Excellent scheme.
Reviewed 29-Apr-2015
WHAT CAN I SAY! MARTIN IS A GODSEND, A THOROUGHLY NICE CHAP, A FANTASTIC WORKER AND TAKES TIME TO EXPLAIN EVERYTHING HE DOES. HE CERTAINLY WENT THE EXTRA MILE FOR ME AS MY LIST OF THINGS FOR HIM TO DO KEPT GETTING LONGER AS I KNEW HE WOULD DO AN EXCELLENT JOB WITH EVERYTHING I KEPT ASKING OF HIM! HE EVEN SOURCED OUT A REPLACEMENT SITE FOR AN ELECTRIC FIRE I LIKED WHEN THE ORIGINAL FIRM SEEMED TO BE OUT-OF-STOCK AND WHEN I WANTED A NEW SHOWER-SCREEN, CALLING WITH BROCHURES FOR ME TO SEE FIRST BEFORE I MADE A FINAL DECISION. NOTHING WAS TO MUCH TROUBLE AND I CAN HONESTLY SAY I THINK OF HIM AS A FRIEND AND WILL WELCOME INTO MY HOUSE AT ANY TIME. PLEASE LOOK NO FURTHER IF YOU WANT A GENTLEMAN IN YOUR HOUSE, HE WON'T EVER LET YOU DOWN. THANK YOU MARTIN!
Reviewed 25-Mar-2015
First class response.
Reviewed 22-Mar-2015
Martin fitted a large, cumbersome corner bathroom cabinet in about 10 minutes. This would have taken my husband and myself most of the day, several arguments and no doubt some physical injuries with tools!
Reviewed 18-Mar-2015
Genuine bloke who helped us out last minute and didn't stop until he had managed to get the boiler working. Friendly, tidy, would highly recommend.
Reviewed 16-Mar-2015
I would recommend Martin to anyone, he is very good. Clean and tidy.
Reviewed 11-Mar-2015
I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Martin. He re-sited and installed a new boiler, new thermostatic radiator valves on the radiators and fitting a replacement fan in the downstairs WC and a replacement flood light outside. He went the extra mile for me. He arrived when he said he would and was so tidy that I am sure my house is cleaner than before he arrived!I will certainly ring him again with any future business.
Reviewed 02-Mar-2015
Good, efficient job at a reasonable price
Reviewed 22-Feb-2015
Very punctual, fair price and top quality workmanship.
Reviewed 17-Feb-2015
Martin was very passionate about his job. A lovely man, very honest.
Reviewed 10-Feb-2015
Competitive rates and outstanding quality. Martin takes great pride in his work and it shows. As Martin has a wide range of skills he was able to undertake several different jobs while working on our house, and all were done to an excellent standard. We genuinely feel very lucky to have found him.
Reviewed 06-Feb-2015
He was very efficient and would recommend him.
Reviewed 06-Feb-2015
Give me information about boiler. Excellent service, will only use this company for my boiler from now on.
Reviewed 06-Feb-2015
Excellent work at an excellent price. Will only use this trader when the services he provided are needed.
Reviewed 06-Feb-2015
Conscientious about his work. Prompt. Happy to answer questions. Courteous and pleasant. Very tidy worker. Extremely good idea.
Reviewed 28-Jan-2015
Nothing is too much trouble for this chap, he is thorough and efficient - I would recommend him to anyone.
Reviewed 22-Jan-2015
Unfortunately, the pressure on my boiler went yesterday afternoon and it would not repressurise. This meant we had no hot water so we contacted Martin and he arrived at 6.45 pm even though he was fully booked and was due to finish work at 6.30pm. He stayed until 9.30pm to make sure the boiler was working again. Excellent service.
Reviewed 08-Jan-2015
Thought long & hard before submitting this review, not because we are anything but delighted with our new bathroom, but because the more that word gets out about the quality of Martin's work, the longer his waiting list will be next time we want a job doing. The painstaking effort & attention to detail that he put into every aspect of our bathroom project was a joy to behold; after numerous experiences of slipshod work & corner cutting from other so called tradesmen over the years, his "can do - anything's possible" attitude was like a a breath of fresh air. Martin turned up every day without fail, he answered my many questions patiently & with good humour & he cleaned up every evening, never once leaving us without a functioning shower or toilet. Martin's final bill, when it arrived, contained no nasty surprises even though a couple of unforeseen issues with the job did; I would recommend Retro Tile to anyone - just please wait until Martin's done my kitchen first.
Reviewed 06-Jan-2015
Excellent work, lovely guy. Well clean worker and reliable Would defo recommend
Reviewed 29-Dec-2014
Quality tradesman, efficient, courteous.
Reviewed 24-Dec-2014
Very friendly and professional and good value for money. Also answered any questions we had (and my partner had a lot of them to ask!!)
Reviewed 11-Dec-2014
Martin is a very honest, trustworthy man. Arrives on time, very clean and throughout, work and prices are excellent. A very useful aid to finding a reliable tradesman.
Reviewed 11-Dec-2014
Phoned at 11am, came at 4.15pm, although busy. Worked hard and preserved despute and suezed joint. Can't be faulted, fixed same day, excellent service, for a 93 year old mothers home. Pleased with the ability to look at references and feel a lot more reassured than with an unknown tradesman. If Martin is an example, then I will feel very happy with using the Register.
Reviewed 11-Dec-2014
Great work, really tidy, competitively priced. Would definitely recommend.
Reviewed 02-Dec-2014
We got Martin to come out and replace our old gas fire for a new one. He gave the best price ad his work is put of this world. It finishes our living room off nicely and has been commented on by all our friends and family, he has really made it into a feature. He gave us advice and got us a few designs together, it was hard to chose they was all amazing. Trust me when I say Martin is a genius, Martin thanks again for what you did!!!!
Reviewed 02-Dec-2014
*** Please Read *** We asked Martin to come and fit 3 lights for us, one kitchen and to outside next to the front door. He arrived on time (always a plus), finished on time and his workmanship is brilliant. This is the 4th time we've used Martin, cracking guy, top job every time and a very good price. Without a doubt I would recommend Martin!
Reviewed 02-Dec-2014
*** Please Read*** Martin came and moved a radiator in the hall way from one side of it to the other ready for a door way to be put in. He arrived on time, carried out his work to an excellent standard as always and cleaned up after himself. Martin is a cracking guy and does brilliant work at a good price. This is the 3rd time we've used Martin and would recommend him to anyone! Cheers Martin
Reviewed 16-Nov-2014
*** Please Read *** We had a DIY disaster and drilled through a hidden gas pipe. Martin came within an hour after I called him at 16:30 on a Sunday evening. He reassured us that everything would be fine and he could get the heating back on quickly, and he did! We've used Martin before, he explained everything that needed doing and got the job done very quickly and neatly as usual. He has exceptional standards. We will be using Martin again!! Thanks Martin
Reviewed 10-Nov-2014
One of the most friendliest and accommodating people that I have ever asked to work on my home. Top bloke with an equally high level of work
Reviewed 28-Oct-2014
Martin has completed a stunning ensuite bathroom, llistened to my requirements and provided helpful advice and suggestions resulting in a work of art. Arrives exactly on time and everywhere cleaned up every night. Tidy and professional workman. Will be recommending to all friends. Also important to note that in a female household my daughter and I were comfortable with Martin in our home.
Reviewed 21-Oct-2014
Telephone call to Martin, within five minutes at the house, work completed within 15 minutes. Excellent service.
Reviewed 02-Oct-2014
Martin is without doubt the best tradesman I have employed. Installed new boiler, helpful, advice given and went above and beyond expectations. He is clean, tidy and his work is of an extremely high standard. Explaned patiently at each stage of the installation and his quote stands, no extra surprises at the end of the work. Martin quoted for my ensuite and is currently doing a fantastic job on that. Job ongoing.
Reviewed 25-Sep-2014
excellent service and price - would use again without hesitation.
Reviewed 25-Sep-2014
I found Martin to be an excellent professional. My 93yr old mother was without gas (no heating) so he prioratised her as urgent. He fixed the problem within two hours. His charge was very reasonable, I would recommend Martin without reservation.
Reviewed 09-Sep-2014
This is the second job that Martin has completed for us. We are delighted with his work and would not hesitate to use him again. He has a pleasant manner and nothing is too much trouble for him.
Reviewed 03-Sep-2014
We found him to be pleasant and hard working, and the work of an excellent standard. He helped and advised us throughout. I couldn't be happier with the work that was carried.
Reviewed 07-Aug-2014
Highly recommended. Very good job, pleased with service.
Reviewed 01-Aug-2014
Very helpful and professional.
Reviewed 30-Jul-2014
WOW, where to start... I called Martin to come and give us a quote for a walk in shower. We told him what we wanted and after some very good advice from him we arranged for him to plan, order and then fit it all. He turned up at the time (and day!) he said he would with everything he ordered, no disappearing to places for bits and bobs. The results are outstanding, he is very good at what he does and is a true perfectionist, you can tell he's been in the trade for years. The quailty of his work is exceptional, every detail is spot on. He also did extra work that he didnt charge for. We have already arrange for him to come and fit our new gas fire and he is also going to quote a family member on a full new bathroom and ensuite. I would recommend Martin in a heart beat. What a great guy he is!
Reviewed 29-Jul-2014
Trader carried out a very thorough job, pointing out any problems that may occur and gave advice with regard to them.
Reviewed 15-Jul-2014
Martin is very professional he gave me a explanation of all the work he was doing and why , he was clean and tidy, friendly and polite , a workman that you I actually enjoyed having in my house!
Reviewed 04-Jul-2014
very impressed with Retro-Tile. I required a few jobs (plumbing) doing and they were all carried out with excellent workmanship. Also gave advice and answered questions. The register is a very good idea. It helps in choosing a reliable and trusted trader, rather than ending up with a 'rogue' trader. Please keep it going.
Reviewed 04-Jul-2014
Hard working, professional and reliable.
Reviewed 04-Jul-2014
Very reliable - very pleased with work carried out and polite and helpful.
Reviewed 14-Jun-2014
Fantastic all round, en-suite looks beautiful. I am extremely happy with the results and the service received.
Reviewed 10-Jun-2014
I have used Martin before and will continute to, I have never met a nore sincere and helpful man and his workmanship is second to none, A+. Excellent scheme.
Reviewed 27-May-2014
Martyn provides an excellent service. We have had him fit our boiler and return to provide other work for us in our home. He is clean and tidy and is excellent at his job. Would recommend his services to anybody. I would also like to add from a female point of view that I feel safe when he is working in my home and that he shows you where the fault is etc without patronising and shows you the parts he is replacing. I can't praise him enough and will defo ask him back to complete further work in the future.
Reviewed 12-May-2014
Martin came to look at our leaking upstairs toilet as soon as we rang him to see what needed to be done. Arrived the following day as promised and we were completly satisfied with the repair he carried out. I have no hesitation in reccomending Martin to anyone.
Reviewed 14-Apr-2014
Martin did a first class job of refurbishing the bathroom, very efficient and hard working. Gave a lot of advice regarding design and layout,and sorted out a lot of unforeseen problems without any fuss. I would not hesitate to recommend Martin for any work required. Just a pity he is booked up so far in advance - I need my kitchen doing!!!
Reviewed 12-Apr-2014
I was experiencing some unusual behavior with my shower and was at a complete loss as to what to do. I researched for a reliable plumber on this website and was impressed by Martyn's reviews. Struggling for time i e-mailed Martyn a description of my problem at approx 07.15 in the morning. Martyn responded promptly and advised me what the problem was, basically my shower needed replacing He stated that although he was working away he would call round when he returned to perform diagnosis but he didn't believe it was necessary as he recgnised the problem. I purchased a new shower and on fiiting it the problem was solved. Martyn could have refused to diagnose this issue over via e-mail insisting on a visit and a subsequent charge. He didnt do this and although my relationship has been merely an couple of e-mail exchanges i felt comfortable, confident and trusted Martyn completely. I will definatley being using him again for any plumbing issues. Thank you Martyn
Reviewed 02-Apr-2014
We called Martin out to fix our cooker. We were so pleased with the work martin did. He was very good in everyway good workmanship, clean and tidy, friendly and all for a reasonable price. We called Martin back out again to install our dishwasher and to fit an outside Tap. once again Martin did an excellent job. I would recommend Martin to Anyone.
Reviewed 01-Apr-2014
Excellent worker. Really nice person. overall service excellent. Would have him again.
Reviewed 01-Apr-2014
Clean worker and did the job efficiently. Good idea.
Reviewed 03-Mar-2014
Very professional and reliable. Good idea.
Reviewed 27-Feb-2014
Outstanding service. Excellent workmanship, punctual, time keeper and a clean and tidy worker.
Reviewed 25-Feb-2014
Very good.
Reviewed 20-Feb-2014
Very greatful as I live almost 5 hours away from St Helens. Found out I had a leak in my house in St Helens . I called Martyn and he sorted it out the same day .Amazing not many traders can manage this Thank you very much will definitely be using your services again
Reviewed 14-Feb-2014
Martin fitted us in for a visit when our vanity light came on and wouldn't go off! (Not a light he had fitted - a 'ropey bathroom fiter I had used before I knew Martin existed!!)He visited very quickly when asked in the very busy Christmas period and sorted the problem out for us by fitting a new switch. Can't speak more highly of him - I have him on my mobile speed dial!!
Reviewed 09-Feb-2014
Martin was clean, efficient and tidy in his work. Gave us valuable advice and was extremely helpful. His work was faultless. We would certainly use him again.
Reviewed 30-Jan-2014
Attention to detail, excellent. No mess at all. All rubbish taken away. Listens to the customer and discusses the job with you so you have no unpleasant surprises.
Reviewed 22-Jan-2014
I found Martin to be very efficient, arrived at the time he said he would, worked very hard & was very tidy. I would not hesitate to use him again or to recommend him to family & friends.
Reviewed 19-Jan-2014
Martin never gave up on my old boiler. A pleasure to recommend him highly.
Reviewed 14-Jan-2014
Exceptional service will definitely use again
Reviewed 03-Jan-2014
Always arrives on time and day he says. Always helps with other little jobs at no extra cost.
Reviewed 03-Jan-2014
Provided an excellent service, gave clear instructions on how to use the boiler, he always cleared up after himself each day. I would definitely recommend and use him in the future.
Reviewed 10-Dec-2013
An excellent worker who left my house in a better condition than he found after the botched jobs I have had done. I think it is a very good idea because the customer is guaranteed a good tradesman for thei jobs.
Reviewed 03-Dec-2013
Would recommend anytime. Good job well done.
Reviewed 03-Dec-2013
Very good worker, cleaned up when done. Pleased with the job.
Reviewed 26-Nov-2013
This gentleman is an excellent, meticulous, and helpful man. His work is second to none. I have no hesitation in recommending him. Found this Trader Register very useful and gave me peace of mind.
Reviewed 26-Nov-2013
he called within half an hour because I was worried when the boiler did not seem to turn off when i tried and it was on his way home. This gentleman was recommended to me by my neighbour because she was so pleased with his work. My boiler was not faulty after all. He said it was just the fan being tempermental.
Reviewed 25-Nov-2013
The standard of workmanship carried out in the bathroom was excellent
Reviewed 14-Nov-2013
This is the 2nd time we have used Martin at Retro-Tile, he fitted a boiler and a complete bathroom installation in our previous house and his work was impeccable. This time he fitted a brand new boiler in our new house and performed a minor miracle by installing electrical points in our kitchen - remving tiles and re-fitting them making it look like the electrics had always been there. We still dont know how he did it without breaking or damaging a tile! Martin worked through the weekend to ensure the job was completed and he was as efficient as always. Trustworthy and professional. We will always continue to use Martin and continue to recommend him. He is a credit to his trade.
Reviewed 03-Nov-2013
Very pleasant and professional
Reviewed 28-Oct-2013
Whilst Martin was installing my bathroom I also asked him to rectify a botch job done by a previous 'professional bathroom fitter ie 'cowboy'. Martin did a brilliant job, and very quickly, he did extra to ensure that the job was finished off properly and charged less than he quoted as the job was quicker than he expected - a genuine honest man -I can't recommend him highly enough!
Reviewed 28-Oct-2013
We had to wait several months until Martin could fit us in but it was well worth the wait. I now have a fabulous bathroom! Martin was really helpful when we were planning and went out of his way to provide options. He takes great pride in his work and it shows. And the tidiest tradesman I've ever known - you wouldn't know he'd been there. So impressed I asked him for quotes for other work before he'd even finished the bathroom.
Reviewed 27-Oct-2013
This is the 2nd time ive used martin to fit my cooker as I've recently moved. Once again he was efficient and polite. I would use him for other household maintenance jobs.
Reviewed 12-Oct-2013
Martin came on time as promised.Connected gas cooker and serviced boiler very efficiently.Have used Martin before , and would not hesitate to reccomend him
Reviewed 25-Sep-2013
Martin Gothard came out on short notice to relocate a gas pipe, focussed on doing good & proper work, willingly discuss options and work, seems to know his stuff, reasonably priced, my impression is that Martin's delivery exceeded my (high) expectations, would use again in future.
Reviewed 24-Sep-2013
Retro-Tile did some remedial work in an already established disabled facility (wet room). “The work had been originally carried out on a disablement facilities grant by a builder, who was shockingly on the accredited builder list for grant work”. Martin uncovered and pointed out some shoddy and in one case, unsafe building practices that had been carried out by our previous (cowboy) “my words” builder. After initial assessment for my personal requirements, and the inspection of existing facilities. Martin did the necessary work in the wet room to make it safe, and suitable for me. My wife and I cannot thank Martin enough for his finished product.
Reviewed 24-Sep-2013
Martin from Retro-Tile did a first class job on our bathroom, He was most helpful from the onset with the layout and design. The ongoing workplace was kept clean & tidy. Being a qualified Health & Safety Advisor, I can state that all regulations were adhered to at all times, and where required; certification of work carried out was provided. I would not hesitate to recommend him to others, including family & friends. Retro-Tile under the supervision of Martin is a very trustworthy and excellent trade provider, and after looking at the finished product my wife and I can’t praise him enough. We have asked Martin to carry out other work for us, and after seeing the quality of his finished work, can understand that he has a full schedule of work to complete before he can get back to us. Tip : Book Retro-Tile early for any work, and allow plenty of time before commencement of work can begin ... you will not be disappointed.
Reviewed 31-Aug-2013
Martin fitted a new shower did an excellent job and would recommend him to anyone.
Reviewed 13-Aug-2013
Second time we have used Retro Tile, excellent service and fair prices. We will certainly use again. Wish we had found Martin sooner. Excellent idea - takes the guess work out of choosing a trader. Hope you continue to register other traders to expand the trades covered.
Reviewed 12-Aug-2013
Well mannered & polite. Would definitely recommend.
Reviewed 06-Aug-2013
I know how hard it can be to decide who to get in to carry out a job that is going to cost but all I can say is Martin is absolutely fantastic and I will never use any other plumber. He is reliable, friendly and nothing is a problem. He works around your needs and once he goes home of an evening you wouldn't even know he had been there! Absolutely fantastic job and an excellent finish. I Love my new bathroom. Thank you Martin.
Reviewed 06-Aug-2013
Martin is absolutely fantastic, nothing is too much trouble and our boiler caused him no end of problems. We was never without hot water at any time and although the job took him twice as long as he thought he did not charge us any extra. Can highly recommend him to anyone.
Reviewed 06-Aug-2013
A thoroughly nice professional who did an excellent job. An excellent idea that seems to work really well (an electrician we had was very good too)
Reviewed 06-Aug-2013
Would highly recommend Martin to others, all work Martin has completed for us has been carried out to a very high standard
Reviewed 06-Aug-2013
Fitted us into his busy schedule at short notice. Very fairly priced job. Left the work area clean and tidy. Very pleasant manner.
Reviewed 13-Jun-2013
Martin was pleasant and professional. He didn't have any hidden prices, what he quoted I paid.
Reviewed 13-Jun-2013
Explained what was wrong and quickly dealt with no fuss, good work.
Reviewed 12-Jun-2013
Friendly, excellent job carried out. Will use this tradesman again.
Reviewed 21-May-2013
He was very pleasant, explained what he was going to do , very neat and tidy and cleaned up before he went. I would definitely use Mr Gothard again & recommend him to friends and family. I am very glad that I rang the council and asked for some testimonals to look at and that I chose Mr Gothard to fix my toilet, even though he was very busy, he managed to fit me into his busy schedule.
Reviewed 13-May-2013
I called Martin for advice and information with regards to some concerns I had with some plumbing work I need to have done, he came to see me on the same day that I called him, he gave me some really good advice (free of charge)and gave me piece of mind, he was very professional and explained things to me very well, I would definatly use Martin for any jobs I may need in the future, FIRST CLASS.
Reviewed 03-May-2013
Martin did a first class job on bathroom refurbishment, and I would not hesitate to reccomend him. Very helpful with layout, design, etc.
Reviewed 29-Mar-2013
New boiler and 7 heaters installed by Martin. Couldn't be more happy with the service. Sourced a few boilers out as options for me and answered a lot of questions I had (mithering). Since the installation Martin has registered the guarantee and I have received the gas safe registration certificate. Thanks Martin!!!
Reviewed 28-Mar-2013
Martin in excellewnt, trustworthy and extremely reliable. I would recommed him to my friends and family and to anybody needing an honest tradesman. I have had Martin work in my home before due to dealings with a bad tradesman. Martin has gone above and beyond, spoke to me like a human and not a little female, would trust him and his work. Very trustworthy, excellent tradesman cant praise him enough.
Reviewed 14-Mar-2013
I'd asked Martin to quote me for fitting a completely new fireplace as well including the removal of my old hole-in-the-wall fire. He gave me a great quote, it was more than competetive and he said his labour costs wouldn't rise should he hit any unexpected glitches. So all this, along with his friendly and professional manner, nicely complimented with all of the great reviews he has on the Trader Register, mean't that I had no doubts in getting Martin in to do the job. It was a great choice. Due to a number of hidden problems behind my old fireplace, it took Martin more than double the time to firstly remedy the problems and then completely install my new fireplace. Martin was true to his word and only charged me the labour he originally quoted me. A fantastic gesture from Martin and very rare to see elsewhere in this day and age. The completed fireplace looks absolutely stunning and is a testament to all of Martin's hard work and professionalism. I feel rather lucky to have stumbled upon Martin via the Trader Register, and I wouldn't hesitate in asking him to carry out any future work at my house. My only problem would be his getting his availability, he's a very busy man!
Reviewed 14-Mar-2013
I needed 2 old gas flue heaters removing from our upstairs bedrooms. Work required was the removal of the heaters, cap off the gas supply to both under the floor boards, and make good the resulting holes in the wall. Martin did a fantastic job, he's a lovely fella, very clean and tidy, and you wouldn't have known he'd been in my house after he'd finished. He also went the extra mile making good the render to the outside of the house to match what is there currently - something which I told Martin that I would sort out myself. Very impressed!
Reviewed 13-Mar-2013
I use Martin on all my properties. For all types of maintenance work, never lets me down. His work, always to a high standard.
Reviewed 13-Mar-2013
Lovely man made us feel at ease, clean and tidy graffter. Use again no hesitation. Great scheme, takes the worry out of choosing the right tradesman.
Reviewed 13-Mar-2013
Used Martin before, wouldnt use anyone else now, a credit to his trades.
Reviewed 13-Mar-2013
Excellent value for money, super quick and reliable service.
Reviewed 13-Mar-2013
Martin was recommended by a neighbour, superb standard of workmanship, hard to find these days. Friendly & assuring.
Reviewed 13-Mar-2013
Used Martin & Retro-Tile many times before, still maintains excellent standard of craftsmanship. Good sense of humour.
Reviewed 11-Mar-2013
Very fast efficient service, would definitely recommend.
Reviewed 22-Feb-2013
Very reliable - did exactly what he promised, excellent standard of work, very pleased with the job. Excellent idea - helps remove some of the guess work out of choosing a contractor - will definitely use again. Hope you recruit more contractors to the scheme.
Reviewed 13-Feb-2013
Very quick, clean & tidy, can not fault him.
Reviewed 10-Feb-2013
After spending 24 hrs with no heating or hot water we couldn't' go on any longer. Looked on the trade register as its daunting having to call on someone for a repair. Martin from retro tile couldn't have been more helpful....came out on the same day (a Sunday).....got the heating working....arranged a further visit to look into the problem further. All in all a great service from a really helpful man.
Reviewed 05-Feb-2013
Really helpful. Very quick.
Reviewed 05-Feb-2013
Martin removed old oven and hob and replaced with a free standing cooker.This involved cutting and re-fitting worktop and plinth. All work was completed in a safe and professional manner with meticulous care and attention to detail. I have his name on my records now and would reccomend him to anyone . He goes the extra mile.
Reviewed 28-Jan-2013
He worked very hard. Stayed until 9.15 in the evening to get it working.
Reviewed 19-Jan-2013
Martin could not have been more helpful. Martin moved a gas cooker at extremely short notice. Great tradesman would highly recommend
Reviewed 12-Jan-2013
lifesaver,my boiler died on the 22nd,Martin who had not long finished a job at my house came out as we had no heating,diagnosed the boiler and we decided time for a new boiler,all over the place to get one as its christmas and worked long hours to make sure we were sorted,clean,tidy,very friendly,would highly recommend
Reviewed 27-Dec-2012
Martin of Retro-Tile is an excellent tradesman and was very kind to fit us in at short notice as a pipe from our boiler was leaking, heating not working and it was freezing! Courteous, considerate and a very tidy worker. This isn't the first time we've used Retro-Tile and it won't be the last. I can't recommend this company enough!******
Reviewed 27-Dec-2012
Excellent tradesman, extremely knowledgeable, prompt, efficient with work carried out. Would not hesitate to contact Martin again.
Reviewed 27-Dec-2012
Very efficient and polite tradesmen.
Reviewed 21-Dec-2012
called Martin as i have used him before excellent work,had leaking pipework on the toilet,needed to replace passing stopcock so froze pipe as no sign of street isolation,removed tiles to repair the pipework and fitted isolation valve incase of any future problems,refitted tiles and toilet,leak tested,Martin is very friendly,accommodating,clean and tidy,i have no problem recommending to other people
Reviewed 21-Dec-2012
I AM 87 YEARS OLD AND MY BOILER STOPPED WORKING ON A VERY COLD DAY,MY GRANDSON RANG MARTIN WHO FITTED ME IN AT THE END OF HIS WORKING DAY,HE FIXED MY BOILER,BLED THE RADIATORS AND HAD THEM ALL HOT - HE MADE SURE I WAS OKAY AND I AM VERY GRATEFUL,A VERY GOOD,TIDY AND FRIENDLY MAN WHO I WOULD FEEL HAPPY AND COMFORTABLE USING AGAIN.
Reviewed 20-Dec-2012
Excellent job, very clean and tidy fitted 2 new radiators, values pipework etc - have already asked him to do further work for us and have recommended him to 2 family members who need work undertaken.
Reviewed 20-Dec-2012
Excellent no problem too small. Service with a smile.
Reviewed 18-Dec-2012
Excellent work as always. I have had quite a few jobs done by Retro-Tile and would not use anyone else. Very good work and tidy & prompt.
Reviewed 27-Nov-2012
replaced a stopcock that was leaking with a new valve,had to freeze the pipe as road valve was seized,has the equipment to sort most problems,a good worker who trys to help when you need it,excellent
Reviewed 27-Nov-2012
have used before,very good,removed exsisting boiler system,rerouted to new location and fitted a combination boiler and thermostatic valves to radiators.he is clean and tidy and is free with good advice
Reviewed 27-Nov-2012
kitchen ceiling replastered and fitted with spotlights,lights perfectly positions and plastering flat/smooth a good job all round and no mess left behind.would recommend
Reviewed 27-Nov-2012
excellent workmanship,clean and tidy,fitted a bathroom towel radiator,valves and new pipework, cheerful and friendly and knows how to do a good job
Reviewed 19-Nov-2012
An excellent standard of workmanship and would highly recommend to others. A very useful reference.
Reviewed 02-Nov-2012
Excellent service, was able to accommodate exacting requirements in a short space of time, fit around my schedule and do a fantastic job.
Reviewed 23-Oct-2012
Extremely good and value for money.
Reviewed 23-Oct-2012
Used Martin before, nothing too much trouble quickly & efficiently replaced faulty product. Elderly people like myself can rely on a scheme without fear of being exploited.
Reviewed 05-Oct-2012
Proper old school craftsman,excellent quality, clean and tidy, respectful of my home. Definitely use Martin again and again.
Reviewed 02-Oct-2012
Martin has a vast knowledge of most things,nothing to much trouble, respectful of my house, have used him before and with no hesitation will use him again.
Reviewed 01-Sep-2012
Very high work ethic,a true proffesional and a gentleman.High standard of work,will be asking for his services in the future.
Reviewed 20-Aug-2012
Martin was recommended to us by a member of our family, who was also very pleased with him. Martin replaced all the plumbing in our en suite, strenghtened and tiled the floor and fitted a wet room shower for us. All of the work that was undertaken was finished to the highest standard and we are very pleased.He was meticulous in his planning, preparation and completion of the job. We have had numerous builders in the house over many years and none have been as clean and tidy and respectful of our property. We have no reservations in recommending Martin for any job and we have already planned to use him again in the future..
Reviewed 03-Aug-2012
I have found Martin Gothard from Retro-Tile to be very professional, He undertook work in a house which we were renovating, Martin installed a fully fitted kitchen and tiled the walls, he also carried out work in the bathroom, and installed all the kitchen appliances, his work is to a very high standard with attention to detail, I would recommed him to my family and friends and nothing was to much trouble despite his very busy schedule.Thanks Martin on completing a stunning kitchen.
Reviewed 26-Jun-2012
We feel so lucky to have found Martin Gothard to install our wetroom. He is professional, friendly and goes that extra mile in order to obtain perfection. His workmanship is second to none. Absolutely brilliant. We are left with a stunning bathroom/wetroom which we are proud to show off to friends and family. Can't recommend him highly enough. We are looking forward to working with him again in the near future. Thank you so much Martin. Pam & Tony Hayes
Reviewed 12-Jun-2012
Martin was contacted at short notice, even though his work load was overwhelming he still made the time to do the installation, he was polite, clean & tidy & excellent quality of work. I will definately use him again in the future.
Reviewed 18-May-2012
Martin travelled 350 miles in total over a period of 10 days to sort out our double gas oven waiting for parts etc, we are both pensioners and weary of so called tradesman taking advantage of us,nothing to worry about and nothing to much trouble for him, respectfull,clean and tidy,outstanding. would not hesitate to invite him back to our house. Thanks again.
Reviewed 11-May-2012
Very good would highly recommend, very helpful and thoughtful, works with you every step of the way. Very conscientious worker.
Reviewed 26-Apr-2012
Martin had previously done some work for us and we had no hesitation in asking him to come and help us out of a fairly dire situation. The job he did was AGAIN excellent and I honestly do not know what we would had done if he hadn't helped us out. He is very honest, very clean & tidy, very respectful of the customers home and all his work is finished off with great attention to detail. We have already booked him in for 2 other jobs in July & Sept without even bothering to get a quote from elsewhere.
Reviewed 26-Apr-2012
Excellent bathroom refurbishment, I am disabled, the trader was exceptionally thoughtful re disability, his work is of a high standard and I highly recommend him.
Reviewed 26-Apr-2012
Excellent bathroom refurbishment, I am disabled, the trader was exceptionally thoughtful re disability, his work is of a high standard and I highly recommend him.
Reviewed 12-Apr-2012
Due to difficluties experienced, my work ran over by 2 1/2 days, Martin never charged me for this. Excellent standard of work.
Reviewed 05-Apr-2012
Above our expectations, clean & tidy worker, super job, well pleased, thank-you Martin.
Reviewed 04-Apr-2012
Martin gave us a full bathroom/wetroom installation almost 3 yrs ago. Due to the change to current building regulations he made contact with us, returned and put right, here 3 hours, no charge. Top bloke.
Reviewed 14-Mar-2012
Martin gave excellent pre start service Arrived punctually to carry out the job which was completed without fuss with an excellent standard of workmanship The job involved alterations to bathroom
Reviewed 08-Mar-2012
I've only just met Martin but it's that I have known him for years, he is polite and so easy to talk to, made a stressful situation disappear as if nothing had happened, some of my friends have already been told about him. Definately recommended.
Reviewed 29-Feb-2012
Martin is a first class tradesman, he is a perfectionist, he was here 6 hrs on a Saturday and wouldn't take a break, excellent value for money. A real hidden gem. A credit to his trades.
Reviewed 23-Feb-2012
Always put the customer first, a real pleasure to have him recommend the right solution for us, has vast knowledge is totally honest and explains all the options clearly. A fantastic thorough job thank you
Reviewed 13-Feb-2012
Martin, called out at short notice to help us with a leak in the bathroom. We also had a problem with our heating/boiler which happend when Martin called to do the origonal job in the bathroom. The heating was back on in no time and the problem diagnosed swiftly.The service we recived was all round excellent.
Reviewed 18-Jan-2012
Martin has a vast knowledge and expertise. He quickly diagnosed the boiler fault and came back as promised the following day with new parts. He is a genuine, honest, caring person. Nothing seems too much for him. I certainly will recommend to anyone. I have had so called tradesmen in the past but Martin is far the best. I wish I knew of him years ago.
Reviewed 15-Jan-2012
First class service, fast and accurate diagnosis of the boiler failure, within the hour the part had been sourced and Martin had restored our hot water and heating. Would recommend him time and time again thank you.
Reviewed 03-Jan-2012
We have used Mr Gothard to fit our new central heating boiler and then again to fully refit our bathroom. He is an exceptional tradesman - professional, friendly and considerate. He is a fantastic perfectionist & trustworthy. We have already earmarked him to refit our kitchen in 2012 and continue to recommend him. Absolutely first class from start to finish.
Reviewed 28-Dec-2011
Martin responded very quickly to an emergency problem with our toilet cistern, calling in on his way home, despite me contacting him very late in the day. He located and repaired the problem, providing a replacement for the broken part immediately. Job done in 10 minutes! Excellent, considerate work and I will definitely use Retro Tile again and again. Highly recommended.
Reviewed 05-Dec-2011
Once again excellent work. Have recommended Martin to family friends & colleagues. Will definitely have more work done by Martin, he has very high standards!
Reviewed 05-Dec-2011
Bathroom is excellent very pleased. Martin provides a very high standard of work and is very trustworthy and very friendly! We are so pleased we have asked him to return to do the kitchen.
Reviewed 25-Nov-2011
Excellent, would recommend to friends & family.
Reviewed 25-Nov-2011
Excellent, would use again.
Reviewed 25-Oct-2011
Martin, Very respectful and Caring. Very Good Worker and Honest.
Reviewed 14-Oct-2011
Martin repaired the gas boiler - turned up on time - did a sterling job (the boiler needs replacing!). Explained what he did & why was courteous & friendly, great job! This is a great idea, wish it had been around 20 years ago
Reviewed 02-May-2011
As a pensioner of many years i have had all sorts of workmen in my properties, but never one as trustworthy and first class work,as Martin from Retro-Tile and i would recommend them to anyone with confidence.
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