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We are a family run business with 20 yrs experience in the building trade we are honest and very reliable.We specialise in plasterwork/roofing/general building bathroom specialist/kitchens installs/all work is guaranteed, we also carry out insurance work.

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Reviewed by sarah on 20/7/2018

they gave quote for job ,said they would do it, then no correspondence thereafter.

Steadman Catling provide garden services, pond fitting, pond maintenance, waste disposal, fencing, landscape design.

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Reviewed by Anne on 20/7/2018

They were very helpful; removed all the fly-tipping in the alleyway behind my home which was my original request. Also tidied up and levelled the area affected; and cleaned up my garden, even the bits that had not been affected by the items being removed. Talk about going the extra mile! Will use them again.

Hi, am person who takes pride and enthusiasm in his work with about 12 years of experience and many satisfied customers

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Reviewed by Tanya on 20/7/2018

Great job done on replacing my front door. Very quick to come over and give a quote. Very responsive and friendly. Great job!

Welcome to Fix4U. My name is Michael I am a skilled tradesman that's been working in home Renovations and repairs for the last 10 years. I come highly recommended from my previous customers and i look forward to helping you improve your home.

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Reviewed by Josie on 20/7/2018

Received a call from Michael in the morning.he arranged to visit and quote later same day.he gave good solid advise on sort of gate I should go for .i was happy with his guote and he arranged to call later to make gate made to measure.i found Michael a very respectful young man so very friendly and caring.his work was outstanding he took his time to ensure everything was to top standard..I was more than happy with final result.id certainty recommend Michael to my family and friends.great guy thank you

SMP plastering services with over 30 years in the trade.

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Reviewed by Tom on 20/7/2018

Very friendly and knowledgeable. Work is flawless, will definitely use again! Recommended.

Caledonia have been a family run business for 20+ years, with a wide range of property maintenance experience. We offer a vast range of services which include but are not limited to; -Landscape design -Roofing and building work -Garden and tree maintenance Over the years Caledonia have maintained a high quality and standard of work, ensuring only the best for our customers. We endeavour to be as competitive with our prices providing customers with an affordable service which we are very proud of. Please do not hesitate to get in touch for a free no obligation quote. James, Caledonia

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Reviewed by Greige on 20/7/2018

Hard working,friendly guys. Pleasure to do business with. Quality workmanship.

RJ Refurbishment Services: Est. 2004 Multi-trade firm for Complete Property Makeover, Kitchen, Bathroom Installations & Decorative Revitalisation. Experienced craftsmans delivering approved building methods, exceptional work culture & work quality.

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Reviewed by Kyle on 20/7/2018

Radek is great. He has attention to detail and really cares about the work. Highly recommended!

Our company was established in UK 7 years ago,Before that we have worked in Portugal,France.We are experienced in refurbishment work,all carpenter work,bathroom fitting,all kinds of external insulation and rendering finishes.We are all certificated.Our work is supported with references. We will do our best to satisfy everyone with the quality of the work we can offer.

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Reviewed by Brett on 20/7/2018

Stan and his team came in to salvage a failing job part way through. Stan was 100% committed to customer job satisfaction -and this was proved beyond doubt, I was not happy with an area render following the scaffold being taken down ( 2weeks after job finished). I spoke to Stan who without quibble came back for the day with his team and rectified the issue at his own cost. This is rare to find a tradesman who honors his commitments and that's why I would have no hesitation in recommending & using again. A1!

We are small team of friends working on the private sector for more than 8 years. We are keen to give a top finish on every job we do as it represents us and our skills.

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Reviewed by John on 20/7/2018

Nicu and his team did a professional and thorough job in clearing our garden. The price was fair and Nicu was happy to clear a huge volume of rubbish promptly from the property to avoid upsetting neighbours. Overall a pleasure to work with and would use again.

DECOR FLOORS AND MORE Domestic, Commercial and Contract work undertaken, From decor to carpets to floors, our services include - Decorating (interior/exterior) Carpet and Floor Fitting Floor preperation Floor Tiling Minor carpentry work (doors/architrive/skirting/ repairs etc) Garden maintenance and repairs

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Reviewed by Dino on 20/7/2018

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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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