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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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DM Construction's core business is comprehensive refurbishment services. We are a dynamically developing company from Southend on Sea. Thanks to the experience gained, we provide the highest quality renovation and construction services. Our professionally selected team of qualified employees guarantees reliable work performance. DM Construction company in the field of modern interior renovations and refurbishments, helps the investor to choose the right renovation technologies. We hope that our proposals will meet with your interest. Bearing in mind the well-being of our clients, we are always ready to help in the field of technical solutions and we are happy to advise you in case of any questions. We invite you to familiarize yourself with our offer and use our services. Refurbishments - Maintenance - General Building

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Reviewed by Robert on 29/3/2020

Happy to work, I can recommend I worked with David earlier. Greetings

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Reviewed by Adam on 19/8/2019

great

With over 20 years experience in the building trade, we are proud of our varied services we offer. No job too small. Contact for a free estimation.

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Reviewed by Leigh on 3/10/2018

The work we needed doing turned out to be more complex than we'd originally hoped but Paul was flexible and reliable. He worked very hard to come up with affordable and durable solutions for a problematic job. Thanks, Paul. Much appreciated. Claire and Leigh

Hi I have been in the building trade for over 25 years I have run my own business for 15 years I am very honest and totally reliable as my rating will prove .

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Reviewed by Mark on 20/3/2020

Paul discussed the job with me and sought my opinion during the progress of remodelling my wildlife pond. He was prompt, polite and professional and cleared up each day and after the job leaving the garden very tidy. I will use again for any “odd jobs” I need doing in future

At E.E.S. Development, we believe that no job is too complex.Our interior solutions are engineered to the finest tolerances, ensuring the finished product perfectly matches the client vision. We offer the highest quality craftsmanship.

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Reviewed by Jagir on 18/3/2018

very friendly, reliable, efficient, skilled in trade and excellent worker. He cleverly found and repaired the damaged water pipe joint hidden inside the wall and expertly did a lot of electrical and plumbing work. Bogdan also replaced rotten joists, fixed ceiling and a lot of other building work with a high degree of competency. I would strongly recommend him to people looking for an expert electrician or plumber or a builder.

Rely on the professional plastering contractors at Rd and Al Clements plastering. We have over 25 years experience in the plastering and rendering business and cater to provide excellent services to demestic and commercial customers in Wiltshire and the surrounding areas.

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Reviewed by Chris on 23/1/2020

Clean tidy easy to deal with and reliable top workmanship really happy with the job would use again and recommend to others

Four Counties Are a professional wall and floor tiling business based in colchester. Offering the full installation of all types of tiling and understand the differences and methods including substrates. Our work is to the highest possible standards.

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Reviewed by David on 20/1/2019

First class tradesman. On time and cleaned up afterwards. Would use him again anytime.

Hi ive been in the building trade for 20 years and still enjoy my work and take pride in it ,i start and complete a job as im doing it in my own home, im competitive and punctual and never run more than one job at any time, regards Darren

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Reviewed by Chris on 12/10/2019

Good quality workmanship. In 10 weeks Daz only missed one day due to a breakdown with his truck. He was accomodating when we requested some alterations to the original job as quoted. He worked several weekends to accommodate our moving in schedule. Work overran a little but this was due to additional groundworks required due to sewer build over. Very happy with the finished works.

Years of experience 17 and 12 years in uk.The company is specializing in different types of works.All jobs are made according to the British Standard,all projects are insured,all gas jobs done with gas safty registerd,electricity jobs according to NECI.

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Reviewed by Paul on 24/12/2018

Kris was fantastic in coming with me to view multiple properties to give estimates for renovation work. He was punctual and friendly and gave his honest opinion in the face of disagreement and pressure from the estate agent. All this is particularly impressive given that he did it all for free. Highly recommended.

All kind of building works undertaken,quality guaranteed.

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Reviewed by Sam on 6/3/2020

Kris did an excellent job fitting our new garden gate - he was prompt, and had to solve an issue with the existing gate post not being high enough. We were really pleased with the end result - and would highly recommend Kris.

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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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