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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 professionals in screeding solutions Our enhanced services include the supply and installation of underfloor heating, insulation, membrane and acoustic systems, across the UK. Based in Nottinghamshire we have a dedicated in-house team of individuals committed to delivering high quality results.

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Reviewed by Ellen on 23/10/2020

The service we received was first rate. They helped us out when we had been let down by our builder, at very short notice and did a fantastic and professional job. Thank you to Claire and Lee. We can’t recommend you highly enough. If there had been 6 stars even that wouldn’t have been enough.

We can supply and install: - sand and cement screed - Any quick drying - Heavy duty polymer modified, - Self leveling Professional advice and installation according to British Standards and manufacturing requirements.

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Reviewed by Greg on 8/9/2020

Excellent team, punctual, reliable and knowledgable

Make your home as comfortable and attractive as possible and get on with living.There's more to life than decorating.If you looking for help,solutions to make your interior design ideas come alive I'd be happy to support,advise or simply do it for you.

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Reviewed by ROBERT on 8/5/2019

Jimmy and his team were first class, excellent standard of work. Also clean and tidy as the job progressed.

No job too big or small... From the ordinary to the extraordinary

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Reviewed by Joyce on 14/6/2017

Matt gave me a reasonable quote for the job, turned up on time and completed the work more quickly and efficiently than anticipated, which was very convenient. He was polite, friendly, gave helpful advice and left the kitchen very clean and tidy. I would be happy to recommend him to anyone needing building work.

Happy home building services ltd with over 15 years within the building trade, mainley specialising in plastering, and rendering.

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Reviewed by Emma on 26/9/2020

I’m a very nervous client as I have experienced many tradesmen who have not been legit or finished the job less then satisfactory. However, Adam was a refreshing surprise... his communication and flexibility was great, his workmanship was excellent and the job finished was perfect! Thank you so much!

MH Design And Build LTD was formed in 2013. Based in Rotherham, we service Doncaster, Sheffield and other South Yorkshire areas. Nothing is more important to us than our reputation which is why we are a reliable, friendly and customer-driver contractor. Our ethos is fantastic customer service, quality workmanship and highly-competitive rates. We have a number of extremely professional and skilled tradesmen that we employ. As a company we have a combined total of 30 years experience from loft conversions to extensions and new builds.

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Reviewed by Peter on 2/11/2019

I needed a house re-rendering and MH Design & Build was excellent. Reliable, reasonable, dealt with the inevitable snags with skill, recommended Parex, which has made the house look like new - definitely recommended based on my experience.

We pride ourselves on delivering the highest quality of Plastering work at a more than reasonable price. No job to big or small. Plasterer, Dry Lining, Flat Ceilings, Plastering, Rendering, Skimming, Insulated Rendering, K Rend, Liquid Screeding, Monocouche Rendering, Pebble Dashing and Rough Casting, Screeding, Spray Rendering.

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Reviewed by Matthew on 15/1/2019

I was very happy with work and everything was cleaned up ??

I'm Niki and I have been a wall and floor tiler , plastering and painting for 12 years'. In this time I have worked for manyy companies in London and have worked for myself Please take a look at my gallery for ideas on styles and feel free to call for no obligation advice on your project. Regards, A Nikolay tiling and plastering services

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Reviewed by Ben on 12/10/2020

Nikolay did an excellent job with our fireplace. It was quite a difficult area with a lot of exposed, untidy mortar and old, flaky bricks but he levelled everything off and managed to produce a really clean, neat finish even on the edges and corners. He was very polite and friendly and listened carefully to everything that we asked him to do, checking and explaining each step of the process. We will definitely hire him again for the next job like this that we need doing.

Being a fully qualified Bricklayer with over 17yrs experience I have both the skills and experience in helping your dreams come to life from a new garden wall to a new extension i will work with you every step of the way, but there is no project to large

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Reviewed by Andy on 17/9/2020

Gary was very professional and friendly when he came to view the work required. He gave a clear outline of the work to be done and I felt assured he had the necessary experience for the job. He followed this up with an itemised quote. He was very proactive in staying in radio contact about when he would arrive on site and updated me regularly on the progress of the work. It rained one day which put a halt to the work, so he worked a long day the day afterwards to ensure the work was done on time.

I have over 35 Years experience within House and Garden Maintenance as you can see from the services I offer below. Delivering Good Workmanship and Great Customer Service.i am fully insured and also hold a tier 2 waste licence

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Reviewed by Kim on 14/10/2020

Totally faultless. I am so impressed that I am happy to recommend to anyone and will use them again without a doubt . First class service all round - Kim

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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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