Newsletter Review

Thank you for making contact this year and if I'm honest with you, I haven't been able to see everyone this year and for those of you I haven't seen yet.....I apologise.

So changes for next year?'s going to get even busier...and happily by choice.

As they say in all the best stories, crazy but true but......with others joining me. 

Without others I don't think I'd make it through 2018, or any other year after that come to think of it.

As in 2017, two hats, one head.....mine!

All the internal work under and the external work under It’s worked up to now but maybe one collective title to reach all my customers, I don’t know, I’ll have to think on that one!

The work remains the same though and everything within tile and stone fitted, repaired or restored albeit having to move more towards the ‘larger’ work next year.

The landscaping is part of my background and started serving my time as  a bricklayer from 1972, has given me 45 years in the business.

At 62 I’m overdue for retirement but won’t be giving up until I really, really...really have to, which won’t be anytime soon.

There as so many products out there for homes both inside and out that if you can still find me on the net, then I’ll be ready to install, fit, or build, in one form or another, albeit with the help of others.

I'm not going to cover more miles to achieve this increase or outperform Lewis Hamilton up and down the M4 (if he drove a transit van like mine that is!) but welcome others to the business and perhaps grow in work type to meet the demands of you the customer.

So what’s new for 2018?

Well, this year I’ve seen an increase in the desire for quality products such as mosaics, having tiled the ceiling of a sauna, also ‘huge’ tiles for floors, easy enough.....but also for walls.....”because the man in the shop said it would be ok”!

I’m going to kill that man in the shop!!!

Half a ton of tiles on a 3cwt wall :-/

In contrast ‘Lite stone’ is a stone veneer that has endless possibilities for application and at only 3mm thick takes the place of tiles and stone in every setting. It can be sealed like stone and used in bathrooms, showers, accent walls and even floors. Great for a feature wall.

Paving is booming for all your patios with porcelain tiles making an impact and the quality is superb. Alternative finishes that don’t cost an arm and a leg.

Restoration of all the Victorian, Travertine and Marble floors as well as rejuvenating any surfaces outside. A lot of the products are from traditional backgrounds and recommended by our stonemasons and suppliers from around the UK.

Brother Terry is joining us with his expertise in stonework and pizza ovens, a great combination for the Landscaping.

Brick slips which are extremely thin and can be fixed to any surface, are now making an impact both indoors and outdoors and will be part of the arsenal to transform log cabins and summer houses, changing them from timber to brick within a couple of days.

Totally weatherproof and insulated drastically changing the appearance of any feature walls in your lounge, kitchen, bathroom etc or if you really want, we’ll totally transform a rendered house to a beautiful brick finish in no time at all.

It’s all on the website and by signing up to the newsletter you’ll have all the information sent to you with any offers as they’re brought on the market.

Anyway it’s time for me to get back to work but if I can help you in any way please call me and if I’m not answering, (because I’m knee deep in building stuff) just text or email me and I’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

For now have a great ‘Christmas and Happy New Year’ and I look forward to seeing you at some time soon or at least before I retire ;-).


Mike Lyons

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Also South Wales and The South West of England.

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Mike & Alex Lyons


Listed under: wall and floor tilers, tilers, tiling, local tilers, victorian tile installers, stone flooring, stone installers, paving, block paving, Wales.

NP postcode areas covered

Abercarn,  Abergavenny,  Abertillery, Beachley, Blackwood, Blaenavon, Blaenau Gwent, Brynmawr, Caerleon, Caerphilly, Caldicot, Chepstow, Crickhowell, Crumlin,  Cwmbran, Cwmfelinfach, Ebbw Vale, Forest of Dean, Griffithstown, Hereford, Little Mill, Llandegveth, Magor, Monmouthshire, Newport, Pontllanfraith, Pontypool, Powys, Raglan, Redbrook, Rhymney, Risca, Sedbury, Torfaen, Tredegar, Underwood, Usk, Welsh Newton, Ynysddu.

CF postcode areas covered

Aberdare, Bargoed, Barry, Bridgend, Caerphilly, Cardiff, Cowbridge, Dinas Powys, Ferndale, Hengoed, Llantwit Major, Maesteg, Merthyr Tydfil, Mountain Ash, Penarth, Pentre, Pontyclun, Pontypridd, Porth, Porthcawl, Rhoose, Sully, Tonypandy, Treharris, Treorchy.

Other areas by arrangement

28 Harlech Drive, Newport NP10 8QS

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Just a small selection of frequent testimonials and recommends received from satisfied customers

Dear Mike,

Just received a thank you from Mr Phillips, as requested would be happy for you to use the statement below for your website.

"IKEA have used Mr Lyons to assist in tiling works as part of its kitchen installation work completed by IKEA.

Mr Lyons has liaised with our customers using our kitchen installation service and offered them his service to tile walls and floors to complete their dream kitchens.

Our customers have shown great satisfaction with his work and we are happy to refer him when required.

On behalf of IKEA,

Jeff Baldrey
Customer Relations Manager
IKEA Wales

Caring for IKEA customers

A note from Mike
The kitchen design was 'stunning' and I was fortunate enough to be called in to 'complement' the kitchen with my tiling.
I was made welcome by the customers and I would highly recommend Ikea Kitchens without hesitation.



Mike and his team (Luke, Terry and Mike) have just completed a major 4 week total overhaul of our garden.
Great design and implementation under very difficult circumstances.
So refreshing to find people that turn up when they say they will and exceed expectations in their delivery of the project.
Thoroughly recommended, just make sure you have some extra coffee in the house. :-)

Thanks Mike. Fab job.

Chris & Christine Hyde


Very many thanks for carrying out the work at Victoria Mews, Cardiff...

It all looks great in the pictures you sent us by email...
Thank you also for liaising with your electrician Simon Webb on my behalf, for the other work we needed at the house.

Richard and Dana Edwards


Mike is polite, professional and does what he says. Mike and his colleague worked really hard and built an amazing patio for us in Indian sandstone. It really transformed our garden. Highly recommend.

Thank you Mike, it makes such a huge difference to our lives. So happy.

Paula Headford


Mike & Alex have carried out various installations for us.

Everything has been done to a high standard and we have been thrilled with the results and the comments by friends and family have been wonderful.

I would recommend Mike & Alex to anyone and will keep using them in the future.

Cheers Mike

Karen & Anthony Howarth


Thank you so much for your work it looks fantastic!

The work undertaken was done in an extremely professional manner.

You were neat & tidy and everything was explained well at the start AND was completed on time.

Many thanks!

Noel & Hayley Corley


When Mike first arrived for the quote he was very professional and punctual to the time given. He measured up and gave the quote as promised the next day. The work was undertaken and completed on time to a very high standard. Mike and Luke were conscientious and very professional and cleaned up at the end of the working day.

In conclusion I would recommend Newport landscaping,they provided excellent quality of work, professional and have already recommended them to family members.

Jade Whitehouse


Just wanted to thank Mike  and team for turning our nightmare of a garden pond into a dream and refurbishing the paths.

It looks really lovely and its so good to have someone working in your home who cares so much about it.

Very professional and will highly recommend to all my friends.

Thanks again Mike.

Win & Vick Tadd / Cardiff


Mike & Alex

Many thanks for your letter and I like your professional approach to your work.

We are very pleased with the work you completed for us recently.

I found your approach and timing on the job (i.e. arriving when you said you would) giving confidence that the task would be carried out efficiently and well.

Many thanks

We shall certainly use you again if needed also recommend you to friends.

Jennifer & Bob Way


Dear Mike and team,

Just to say how impressed we are with the speed and standard of your work, you have helped us towards achieving something a bit different in a modern house and have impressed all those who have seen your work.

Look forward to yet more excellent creations from you in the future.


Chris and Jude


Called around a good few places for my garden revamp. Some didn’t bother quoting, others just didn’t seem trustworthy. Mike, Luke and Mike all did the job really well in the timeframe they promised. Fit and finish seem excellent, they also took care to clear up afterwards. Recommended!

Adric Marsh