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Have a chat with the owner over options. Spare tile etc. They might even go for a soap dish at that location! ;)
 
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surely your boss would bear the cost of replacing the tile professionally. the cost would not be worthwhile claiming on his PLI. ( and before anyone pipes up, i know his name isn't Shirley).
 
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Have a look under the bath... Seems a common place to store spare tiles...
When I removed a old electric shower a new one with different sizes. The lady had a company in who use resin and colour match the tile. Afterwards you couldn't even see the old pipe holes and screw holes.. Quite clever.
They do same technique with kitchen worktops, ceramic basins... Sinks etc..
It's a specialism...
 
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Removing tiles from plasterboard is nigh impossible without damaging the plasterboard. It may be that a plate will need fixing behind the plasterboard then plasterboard on the plate then tiling.
 
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I keep my spare tiles under the bath and kitchen units.
It’s a pain but does happen, a good tiler would be able to make this right with little effort.
 
ruston

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@Dan , the forum owner is a tiler. PM him , he might be able to fix that for you.
I think he is from London too.
 
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Had a similar problem in my shower...my brother in law was "helping" me install the enclosure and it came with a template for drilling the fixing holes. Unfortunately, he chose the wrong hole of 2, and i was left with 2 holes in the shower enclosure area. I used 2 chrome-plated towel hooks, fixed into the rogue holes, and hung facecloths on them.
plenty options here:
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Otherwise, FatAlan, I'm with you...a soap dish or something like that...an accesssory, so to speak.
 
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Trying to get that busted tile off the wall will be a right old fig...
in my experience pulling tiles off a plasterboard always ends up pulling half the board with it...
good luck
 
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If he’s got a spare tile, smash it with a hammer and pick the bits off. New piece of plasterboard, jobs a gooden.

Alternatively, give the job to a tiler, have a professional job done, absorb the cost, and make the customer happy.
 
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Appreciate all the responses gents. I was back there today and spoke to the customer, it's a 12th floor flat in London so no garage or much spare space at all where any spares may have been lurking. The bath is tiled completely so haven't been able to check under there just yet.

Soap dish idea seems a good one, or some other accessory so will float that idea next week. I know really my boss should be absorbing the cost but I am just doing what I can to remedy the situation without it costing him. If I can find a tile the same colour he said he'll give it a go himself so we'll see.

I'll report back with the outcome, but for now it's Friday. Have a good weekend chaps.
 
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Appreciate all the responses gents. I was back there today and spoke to the customer, it's a 12th floor flat in London so no garage or much spare space at all where any spares may have been lurking. The bath is tiled completely so haven't been able to check under there just yet.

Soap dish idea seems a good one, or some other accessory so will float that idea next week. I know really my boss should be absorbing the cost but I am just doing what I can to remedy the situation without it costing him. If I can find a tile the same colour he said he'll give it a go himself so we'll see.

I'll report back with the outcome, but for now it's Friday. Have a good weekend chaps.
Good luck mate . It is nice to see a person with principles. I hope it works out for you.
 
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