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I take on all aspects of plastering, boarding and building work. I treat you and your property how I'd want mine to be treated. protection applied to work areas. I charge a fair rate and don't do unnecessary or made up work. Non-smoker 20 yrs plasterer

Trades serviced: Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation, Bathroom Repair, Complete Bathroom Refurbishment, Complete Kitchen Refurbishment

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Reviewed by Sandie on 20/5/2018

Highly recommended. Responsive, professional, does a really good job and is a pleasure to have around. Will definitely be asking Jim back for any and all future plastering jobs!

We are a small company based in North Bucks, providing a friendly service and taking pride in every project however big or small.

Trades serviced: Bespoke furniture, Bespoke kitchens, Brick & Stone Cleaning, Brick / Block Paving, Carpet Cleaning

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Reviewed by Caroline on 20/5/2018

Lee did a great job with our garden. We are very pleased. There were a few extra items Lee was happy to help with throughout the process. You can tell he takes great pride in his work.

We are a friendly family run business of 3 generation's We offer a complete building service with all of our trades men in house. we have completed some major restorations such as Vermont hotel 108 bathrooms county hotel full conversion many extensions and house builds also maintenance for landlords and home owners give us a try and hope to see you soon.

Trades serviced: Access Control / Door Entry, Aerial & satellite dish installation, Air Conditioning / Refrigeration, Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation

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Reviewed by Peter on 20/5/2018

Spot on. Came to give an estimate which was reasonable and started soon after. Punctual, polite and all work completed to time. Also tidied up after - thank you.

FOG Group offers a full range of construction services. We take pride in offering competitive services at competitive prices. Services ranging from Groundworks to full house refurbishment or home maintenance .

Trades serviced: Bathroom Installation, Bathroom Repair, Bespoke kitchens, Brick & Stone Cleaning, Brick / Block Paving

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Reviewed by Catherine on 20/5/2018

Quote was very reasonable, was able to do the job on the spot, really pleased with the outcome, would use again.

Originally trained as Brick layer and then as plumber. Done up properties over the years putting in bathrooms kitchens tiling and roofing joinery work. All work fully insured.

Trades serviced: Bathroom Installation, Bathroom Repair, Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing, Bespoke kitchens, Complete Bathroom Refurbishment

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Reviewed by Lee on 20/5/2018

Steve repaired and fitted brand-new bedroom floorboards to a high standard and for a very reasonable price! He was affable, knowledgeable and punctual and we couldn't be happier. Thanks a lot!

JB Carpentry and Joinery, any works undertaken from Hanging internal doors to Landscaping.

Trades serviced: Brick / Block Paving, Domestic House Cleaning: Regular, External Rendering, Fitted bedrooms / Wardrobes, Flat Pack Furniture Assembly

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Reviewed by Brett on 20/5/2018

fast response, reasonsble quote, got the job done

Hi my name is Derek Newcombe. Im new to rated people . I am a time served bricklayer/mason I have a wealth of experience to offer and look to forward estimating your project and getting rated. Hope to see you soon. Derek

Trades serviced: Brick & Stone Cleaning, Brick / Block Paving, Chimney Building / Repair, Fireplace, Garden Wall

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Reviewed by Roland on 20/5/2018

Derek has contacted me and I guess I was unfair as the quality and value of his work was very good, however I feel Derek should have contacted me or replied to my emails not just left me wondering if he was going to return.

Hello, we are old in construction business ,but new here.We like to make all our clients a family friends doing good works on a reasonable prices, our client know every time what his paying for, no hide interests, no tricks.Kind Regards, R&I Construction

Trades serviced: Access Control / Door Entry, Aerial & satellite dish installation, Air Conditioning / Refrigeration, Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation

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Reviewed by seyi on 20/5/2018

Great guy.iulian is very knowledgeable and punctual as well.He did a fantastic job in changing the floor tiles and the wood underneath in my bathroom.He explained what I needed in details and was able to complete the job on time. I will definitely recommend him.

I work as a self employer I work in plaster and render for over 12 years I worked a lot for companies and private aswell

Trades serviced: Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation, Bathroom Repair, Bespoke furniture, Bespoke kitchens

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Reviewed by Nabeel on 19/5/2018

Florin came well prepared and took his time to make sure he got all measurements for putting the blinds on right. He cleared up after himself before moving on to the next room. As an extra I also got him to put on a mirror which was tricky but he managed it well. Very pleased with the service I received.

Gas Safe Registered engineer covering all aspects of domestic gas small plumbing and electrical works. All white goods coverd (gas appliances, electric appliances, washing machines dishwashers, fridges etc) integrated works also undertaken. Please Note: Call out charges apply

Trades serviced: Air Conditioning / Refrigeration, Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation, Bathroom Repair, Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing

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Reviewed by Peter on 19/5/2018

Needed an integrated fridge freezer adjusted Sean came and solved the problem. Competitive prices good work all round.

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Screeding specialists - what you need to know

What does floor screeding involve?

There are plenty of reasons why you might need your floor screeded. Used to level or prepare floors, screed can cover an uneven existing surface, provide a hard-wearing finish, and (more commonly today) it’s used when installing underfloor heating too.

Floor screeding might look simple, 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 to be removed – 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, but a proficient floor screeder 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 screed type for your job, where your tradesperson will need to 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 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 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. These mixers are only recommended for flooring that isn’t required to stand up to a heavy load, however.
  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 important when 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 which are required for heavier loads, and 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 is no requirement for a floor screeding specialist to hold a specific qualification.

The most important consideration when looking for a tradesperson is a track record of delivering excellent work with multiple independent references, and expertise in floor screeding specifically (rather than just general building).

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. Ultimately a floor needs to provide structural support for whatever 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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