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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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As a whole time firefighter I complement this role by being a fully qualified plasterer with certificates up to an NVQ level 3. I also hold a teaching qualification in plastering. I pride myself on excellent customer service and working to a very high standard. I have been plastering for over 20 years and originally started out working for my fathers company doing a time served apprenticeship before setting up my own business. The projects I have worked on have ranged from managing teams of plasterers for high profile developers such as Charles Church and Bryant Homes, restoration work for English Heritage and working with private individuals on domestic work ranging from skimming a small ceiling to renovation and extension projects. Competent in treating rising damp and replastering with sand and cement render with the correct waterproofing additives. Qualifications Level 3 NVQ diploma in plastering (construction) - solid (full) (QCF). VTCT level 3 preparing to teach in the lifelong learning sector (QCF). Proficient in the installation of Dryrod damp proofing treatment BBA Certificated.

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Reviewed by Craig on 1/5/2019

Absolute pleasure to deal with. Nothing was too much trouble and did a great job. Would happily recommend to anyone

Need a proper job done? You got the right tradesman to do it

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Reviewed by Steve on 28/9/2019

Piotr (Peter) is a fantastic tradesman, his professionalism is to be commended. I have been so impressed with his commitment and hard work to insure the client receives the best results; which my wife and I did. An extremely approachable individual who is brilliant at his chosen profession.

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 exterior 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 Franko on 21/9/2019

“Dawid and team did an excellent doing a floor for me, i used him long time ago, decided to use again as i know hes hardworking, today they finish job for me, thanks again

We are a complete Building and Decorating services offering all trades and 12 months guarantee on all building work. Are highly skilled team look to give you quality workmanship at a competitive rate.

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Reviewed by Robert on 11/9/2019

Robin does a great job and his work is excellent and to a very high standard. I'm so happy with the work done that I'm used Robin for another job I would highly recommended Robin and I would hire again.

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

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Reviewed by Michael on 17/9/2019

Turned up at 8 o'clock on the dot! Done a brilliant job in record time and were very knowledgeable. Would definitely recommend.

We are the British building company. We cover all your property maintenance needs. We do all aspects of work from the ground up to the finish. We pride ourselves on a very high standard of work and we only contract with high standard team of professionals..

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Reviewed by Astrid on 18/9/2019

Highest Quality of work: Fife star plus

Hello, I am Marius and my company`s name is "HELISCREEDLTD" . I have decided about an year ago to be my own boss after doing floor screeding for 20 years in three countries ( Italy, Romania and for the last eight years in UK). The expertise and knowledge achieved is this period is second to none, but is quite difficult to find clients. I have probably pulled more than half million square metres is my carrier and for that reason alone I deserve to be hired. I can also guarantee exceptional small tolerances in the execution of the screed, according with the British Standards BS3, BS2 and BS1 I can execute screeds in within 2mm of tolerance. I UK I have pulled screed in small extensions in Cornwall, 50 odd bungalows in Berwick , all the Keepmoat Park Street site in Nottingham and hundreds of others in between. I am able to do screed which can be ready to be tiled or carpeted after ONLY 24 Hours without need of self levelling. If you are interested to see all this for real hire me and see for yourself.

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Reviewed by Phil on 12/9/2019

Marius was straight to the point, and didn't shy away from a job that had left some flooring fitters scratching their heads, despite the mess the builders had made of the concrete floors. He came precisely when he said he would, did what he said he'd do, and when I finally got flooring people back in to fit laminate flooring they didn't bat an eyelid because Marius had done a great job.

I have been in the flooring trade for over 20 years, my name is Dean. I am a qualified carpet fitter, vinyl fitter and carpet tile fitter. I also do hard flooring i.e. Karndean, Amtico plus cap and cove work, as well as dpm and screeding sub-floors.

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Reviewed by Rachel on 4/8/2019

Never turned up to provide the quote, didn’t call or text to let me know he wasn’t coming either.

We deliver a high standard of flooring installation,we take pride in our work, we stick to deadlines and timescales,listen to what the customer wants and we deliver all my fitters are fully qualified in all types of flooring including amtico,Karndean,polyflor,safety flooring,Altro,forbo and many more they are all have cscs cards.

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Reviewed by Aimee on 1/8/2019

Got the job done quickly, very professional in all ways and rang next day to check everything was ok.

Ashford SolutionsGroup is a family run business established in 2012. We pride oursleves on value for money and quality of work. This reflects on being able to provide my customers with a two year guarantee for the internal plastering work underwritten by British gypsum. British Gypsum and the main maker of plaster in the uk who have inderpendently assed my work. Our services we provide are as follows. Plastering. Internal plastering, skimming over artex, overboarding, internal solid walls, magnetic walls, performance plasterers. External- rendering sand and cement, coloured render systems Painting and decorating. Wall paper stripping, internal and external painting, gloss work, We provide free quotes and advice on all out work. We also indertake Insurance work. We look forward to hearing from you. Paul Reynolds

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Reviewed by Vicki on 25/6/2019

Paul was very accommodating to get our work done without any notice as the plaster fell off the walls as we were doing a bathroom. He has done a great job for a very reasonable price. We will use him again for any other plastering we need done.

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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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