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Bought your dream country cottage but found the floor is uneven? It’s a common issue in much older buildings, but nothing local floor screeding companies can’t fix. Find everything you need to know about finding and hiring a local screeding contractor on this page.

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We are a family run building company, we cover a wide range of works from joinery , building, landscaping and maintenance, We have over 20 years experience and pride ourselves on our professional ability to adapt to each of are customers needs Thank you ,,and hope to help you with your job whatever the size big or small

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Reviewed by Andrew on 12/7/2020

Pleasure to have the house. Very tidy

A&P Roofing was established in April 1998, it is a small family firm. We cover areas such as Widnes, Runcorn, Helsby, Warrington, St Helens, Frodsham and Liverpool or within a 50 mile radius, Anything from a minor Roof Repair to Major Projects.

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Reviewed by Alison on 11/11/2019

Work completed very satisfactorily and at a reasonable price. Workmen arrived punctually and left everything tidy at the end of the job. Would recommend.

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Reviewed by Terry on 13/6/2020

Lovely job would hire again

We are Two Brothers Refurbishment, if you are thinking in starting your own domestic or commercial project improvement,then please do not hesitate to contact us, we will be only to happy to help. Extension&Loft Conversion Internal Renovation&Reconfig.

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Reviewed by Chandrakala on 17/2/2021

Sabi and his team are very professional and finish the job as promised. Extremely happy with finished result. Very much satisfied and would definitely recommend.

Bespoke Construction & Consultancy Solutions is a company formed with a passion for doing things the right way. We have expert knowledge within many aspects of construction including traditional construction, sustainable construction and eco friendly construction. So from Barn Conversions and Cottage Renovations to Bespoke Extensions and New Build Houses we have the solution and team to carry out any project from concept to delivery.

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Reviewed by Jamil on 13/3/2021

Rhys visited my property to look at an extensive renovation and said he would follow up. Chased up for a quote 2 weeks later and was told he would send something over. It has been almost 3 months since, not a word! Waste of time.

Is a small Family business!

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Reviewed by shaun on 27/7/2018

excellent daniel came around on friday and gave me a fabulous quote and by sunday the job was complete ,very neat and tidy

I have been a plasterer for the past 40 years and general building work with just me and my son, I cover everything in plastering, I have a wealth of knowledge. So please don't hesitate to ask me any questions

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Reviewed by Anesh on 24/2/2021

Work completed on time to a high standard, given the type of work both kept things neat and tidy and very honest pricing.

Fully qualified workman in all areas of property maintenance. With 10 years of experience I have undertaken a very wide range of tasks and completed them all successfully. I specialise in joinery and kitchen installs. No job too big or too small.

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Reviewed by Angela on 23/3/2021

Matthew was on time and was very hard working. My parents were pleased with the job and I would recommend him for another job.

Apex Construction constantly strive for perfection from the first contact, through to our outstanding after sales care. A combination of quality workmanship and a truly customer focused attitude see people returning time and time again.

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Reviewed by Beverley on 22/5/2020

Ben done a great job, He turned up on time, Very polite. He done such a good job that my next door neighbour asked ben to do for him. I have asked him to price up another job for me.

Small family run building company with over 40 years experience over 2 generations as a premium general building company. All types of building work carried out to the highest standard. A one stop shop for all your building needs right from the design and planning stage to completion. Joinery, roofing specialising in flat roofs Building and Plastering A wealth of experience in remodelling and renovations, extensions and sunrooms. Landscaping and paving. All areas covered. Fully insured, trained and certified tradesmen

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Reviewed by Fred on 24/3/2021

Fantastic job by Paul and his team, removed old fallen down retaining wall and hedge and built new wall with a fence on top. Good communication from Paul from start to finish and everywhere left clean and tidy at the end. Will definitely use Paul again for any further work.

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Screeding specialists - what you need to know

What do screeding services involve?

There are plenty of reasons why you might need your floor screeded. Used to level or prepare, floor screed can cover uneven surfaces or provide a hard-wearing finish. More commonly today, it can also be used when installing underfloor heating too.

Floor screeding may look easy, but it’s a skill that requires expertise to lay. Poor floor screeding won’t last in the long term and can create a headache in the short term if it needs removing – both an expensive and extremely awkward problem to resolve.

Floor screed compositions vary, with many options available. The key to a high-quality and resilient floor screed is selecting and correctly preparing the materials. The most common screeds are a blend of cement, sand and water. Proficient floor screeding contractors will be able to advise you on the best approach for your project.

When it comes to delivering the perfect finish, there are no shortcuts. There’s a tried and tested method you’d expect most professionals to follow closely.

The first step is choosing the correct floor screed type for your job, where your tradesperson must understand how the floor is going to be used. They’ll then measure not only the surface area, but the required screed depth too. Next, they’ll mix the floor screed using an exact blend of materials. Like baking, this is science not art – the quantities and ratios need to be precise.

Depending on the size of the floor, a screed pump may be required to ensure materials are mixed correctly. During the application, the levels across the surface should be recorded to ensure the floor screed is perfectly even. Finally, your professional should test to ensure the screed has dried and set correctly.

 

Cost of floor screeding work

Materials per m2

  • Low: £3
  • Average: £5
  • High: £8+

Labour per m2

  • Low: £8
  • Average: £10
  • High: £12+

Floor screed techniques – how to mix screed

There are three ways screed can be mixed:

  1. Hand mixing – suitable only for smaller jobs and can be prone to quality issues.
  2. Concrete mixer – the same equipment you’d use to mix regular cement or concrete. Portable mixers can be used for screed but are only recommended for flooring that isn’t required to stand up to a heavy load.
  3. Screed pumps – also known as “forced action mixing”. This method is not only the most efficient but the most effective too. Screed pumps are particularly vital if a large quantity of screed needs to be applied.

Floor screed mix – what type of screed should I use?

  • Standard cement and sand screed – the default screed, suitable for a wide range of domestic jobs and some industrial applications. A fixed ratio of cement and sand (typically around 1:4) returns an even, hard-wearing surface.
  • Levelling compounds – often used as a final layer on which domestic flooring can be laid, these self-levelling screeds can be expensive but are easier to apply.
  • Structural screeds – the clue’s in the name here. This screed type is used on precast floor structures that are required for heavier loads, and for applications where flexing is necessary.
  • Fast-drying screeds – a number of fast-drying compounds are available if you’re struggling for time. Some products can set within 3 days of laying.

The qualifications your tradesperson needs

A number of training courses and industry accreditations are available, but there's no need for floor screeding contractors to hold a specific qualification.

The most important consideration when looking for a tradesperson is a track record of excellent work with multiple independent references, as well as specific expertise in floor screeding rather than just general building work.

Planning permission for floor screeding jobs

There are no formal permissions required for screeding, but it’s important to consider how the floor will be used. A floor ultimately needs to provide structural support for what sits on top of it, as well as resistance to moisture and insulation.

Insurance for floor screeding work

The main insurance requirement from a tradesperson is public liability insurance to protect you against any damage caused to your property.

Questions you should ask your floor screeding specialist

  • Can they provide a copy of their public liability insurance?
  • What is their floor screeding experience?
  • Do they have up to 3 references for recent work they’ve completed?
  • Will they test the quality of the screed to ensure it sets correctly?
  • Who is responsible for purchasing the materials?
  • How long will the screed take to fully dry and set? 

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