In construction, a tiler is responsible for installing or laying down tiles. Tiles are typically manufactured pieces of hard-wearing materials such as ceramic, stone, metal, or even glass. They are generally used for covering roofs, floors, walls, showers and table tops. Tiles can range from simple squares to more complex tiles or mosaics. Tilers generally use thinner tiles on walls than on floors, which require more durable surfaces that will resist impacts.
Johannesburg is the largest city in South Africa and the provincial capital of Gauteng. It is also the seat of the Constitutional Court. There has been a remarkable development in terms of preserving Johannesburg’s industrial heritage. Industrial buildings have been preserved and given new meanings. The redevelopment of Newtown was inevitable and part of the reason why the City and heritage bodies decided to keep the façades of the old buildings and apportion new meaning to it was because part of the identity of the area was forged in the old buildings. It was known throughout its redevelopment as the Newtown cultural precinct it was therefore important to stage, old renovated buildings as the setting of the new precinct. The old warehouse, industrial buildings that once lay decaying in Newtown are now synonymous with culture and flair.