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Aqua Roofing & Building are a specialist company ready to take on all matters of the building trade. Whether it be a single slate repair or a full home renovation we have the work force, skill and knowledge to deal with projects of all sizes and nature. We cover all aspects of works from plastering and painting to damp proofing and preservation. We welcome all domestic, commercial and industrial works covering Edinburgh, all Lothian regions, Fife, Glasgow and the borders. All our works come with a written guarantee to ensure peace of mind to our clients for completed works to keep to the highest standards for years to come.

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Reviewed by Stuart on 19/9/2018

Good service, kept informed of when they were coming (they needed to come back to finish, but turned up on time). Friendly guys, did what I needed, would recommend.

I have worked for myself now for over 20 years and Work to a high standard,I do everything from painting to installing bathrooms,I will take on small jobs aswell as bigger ones and take pride in my work.

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Reviewed by Kathy on 19/9/2018

Wayne responded quickly to my job when posted on rated.com , quoted shortly after and started the job within our time frame. He worked efficiently and professionally and did an excellent job - it was a lovely finished result. We will be using Wayne again in the future and will recommend him to friends and family.

BD Construction Company uses innovation, experience, and teamwork to get the job done. BD Construction will exceed your expectation in quality, service, and dependability from day one.

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Reviewed by Paul on 19/9/2018

This job was done to the highest of standards high quality workmanship bathroom is top quality and would recommend them to any one.if I need anymore work done I would call David and Bart first

T/A Aaron Construction. We are a Construction Company providing Home Owners with all their Construction needs.

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Reviewed by Tej on 19/9/2018

Turned up at the agreed time, gave me a quote and repaired the skylight within 2 hours. Thank you Aaron,

I have been building for 26 yrs now so I have a large amount of experience in plastering ,woodwork and general building.

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Reviewed by Sarah on 19/9/2018

Cannot fault Martin. I has an urgent job, he phoned and asked for some photos. on receipt of photos he called immediately, quoted and came the next day. Did a fab job boxing in my pipes in the hallway. Plastering very neat. Arrived on time, left the place tidy. I thought the price was very reasonable, especially given he came the next day. My family and neighbour all commented on it looking good. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend.

Hello everyone, My name is William and I am a self employed plasterer with over 15 years experience. Here at PPS Plastering I undertake all aspects of indoor and outdoor plaster work. I am very clean, neat, punctual and trustworthy. All work is fully guaranteed and meets a very high standard.

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Reviewed by Andrew on 19/9/2018

Everything was Excellent from the moment they stated they were interested in the advert. The job was completed quickly and to a very high standard. Communication was easy and the job completed at a time that suited me well which was ideal. Very reliable, so I Would highly recommend William and PPS Plastering. Many Thanks!

Building is a process that takes great planning and accuracy. It's a process that demands attention to detail , perfection of procedure and most importantly , an intense passion . The Profko Difference - is the way we manage every single project.

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Reviewed by Henry on 19/9/2018

Done what was on the tin. Highly Recommend.

we are a small family run business with over 20 years experiance we pride ourselves on work by recomendation.We are gas qualified engineers and specialize in boiler refitts and all aspects of the plumbing trade with a no job to big or small attitude

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Reviewed by Gynney on 19/9/2018

Really nice guy, very helpful, would definitely recommend and use him again,

Hi i have nearly 30 years building experiance with in the building trade., went to college to do my bricklaying course and the rest of the other trades i have worked with skilled people and learnt what i no today covering all the trades.

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Reviewed by Sarah on 19/9/2018

Mr. Reading did a beautiful job on my wall and handled my difficult neighbour very well. I will save up and hope to employ him again to replace more of my fences and walls. Sally Carpenter

London Stoneworks is an upcoming company dealing with stone constructions is introduced in the market. London Stoneworks is based in West and South West London and is expanding in the suburbs. Our motivation is our passion for the tradition of stone, and quality is our aim in such a competitive market. What makes us distinguish is our experienced and knowledgeable workforce that always applies new ideas to serve our customers. The main services of our Company include portico building, cladding, coping, pointing, repointing, string courses and any other service related to stone's placement and cleaning. Responsibility plays an important role in London Stoneworks. We respect the environment and our customers’ trust. We manage to meet our customers’ needs with the best solutions and our ultramodern machinery. London Stoneworks will definitely not let you down.

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Reviewed by Anthony on 19/9/2018

First class service Very happy with the work they carried out Professional workers at all times and cleaned up afterwards I would highly recommend Thanks Alkis

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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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