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First call co op was established 7 years ago, we are based in Neath, we offer all aspects of home improvements, landscape gardening and cleaning services.

Trades serviced: Brick / Block Paving, Decorative Cornicing / Plasterwork, Door / Window painting, Electric underfloor heating, External Rendering

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Reviewed by Matthew on 22/2/2018

After just having my kitchen tiled by Kirk I would highly recommend his services to anyone looking for a hardworking, quality trades person. Determined to finish the job to a high standard aswel as being professional and polite throughout the work. Would like to say a big thank you and will definitely be using him again.

We are a family business, specialising in high quality bespoke plastering. We are committed to providing excellent customer satisfaction for both plastering and building services. We have many years experience and have full public liability insurance.

Trades serviced: Bathroom Installation, Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing, Bespoke furniture, Bespoke kitchens, Brick & Stone Cleaning

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Reviewed by Ian on 22/2/2018

Did an excellent job. Was a very presentable person, A prompt and conscientious worker. I would highly recommend.

Specialist plasterer and renovator. Years of experience in all aspects of building works. Confident and competent to transform any property. Passion for gardening/maintenance of properties inside and out.To me the first impression is a lasting impression.

Trades serviced: Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing, Bespoke kitchens, Cellar & Basement Conversion, Chimney Building / Repair, Complete Bathroom Refurbishment

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Reviewed by Liz on 22/2/2018

Gary was professional, punctual and has done a brilliant job on our bedroom and lounge. A completely trustworthy guy who was willing to offer advice and explain everything to me. I couldn't recommend him highly enough and will not hesitate to call him for any future work. Thanks so much for your hard work on our house.

We are two fully qualified Carpenters with advanced craft qualifications. We specialise in high quality workmanship in the carpentry and building sectors.

Trades serviced: Access Control / Door Entry, Aerial & satellite dish installation, Air Conditioning / Refrigeration, Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation

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Reviewed by Annie on 22/2/2018

Unprofessional and unreliable. Didn't show up for the job I booked with them. No apology or phone call.

Dear customers, I would like to take this opportunity to briefly introduce our company GF Building and Refurbishment Contractor Ltd is an insured company and is engaged in a wide range of services in the construction field.

Trades serviced: Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation, Bathroom Repair, Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing, Bespoke furniture

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Reviewed by Jackson on 22/2/2018

The work was fine for a couple months, but I ended having to reseal the entire shower because the caulking separated in several places and leaked. Inspecting the work, it's obvious that there wasn't sufficient caulking / contact in the first place. The drywall was damaged again, which is another to-do item for me now.

Hi I'm Adam Julian I've been plastering for 10 years I specialize in all aspects of plastering and painting and decorating, producing a professional finish with competetive rates. Please feel free to message me for more information. Thanks, Adam.

Trades serviced: Decorative Cornicing / Plasterwork, Door / Window painting, External Rendering, External wall insulation, External wall painting

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Reviewed by Linda on 22/2/2018

We live in an old cottage and, as expected, Adam encountered a few problems with our porous ceiling, etc. To his credit he had the tenacity to overcome the problems and finished the job to our and his satisfaction. (Would have given him 5 stars if he had brought his own vacuum cleaner!). We found him trustworthy, hard working and reliable..

Trades serviced: Bathroom Installation, Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing, Bespoke furniture, Bespoke kitchens, Cellar & Basement Conversion

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Reviewed by Catherine on 22/2/2018

Excellent job. Very clean and tidy. Would strongly recommend him. Very polite and courteous.

Home improvements. All general building works. As well as plumbing/plastering/groundworks etc.

Trades serviced: Bathroom Installation, Bathroom Repair, Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing, Brick / Block Paving, Cellar & Basement Conversion

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Reviewed by Felicity on 22/2/2018

After arranging several times to estimate work to be done contractor didn’t show up

Professional reliable building and repairs.

Trades serviced: Bathroom Installation, Bathroom Repair, Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing, Brick & Stone Cleaning, Burglar Repairs

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Reviewed by Robert on 22/2/2018

Very good quality finish on my small plastering job. Clean and tidy, I would be happy to use again or to recommend.

We offer vary interior solutions as: tilling, laminate flooring, carpeting, plastering, painting, drywall instalations and much more making the smallest detail special.

Trades serviced: Door / Window painting, External Tiling, Floor Tiling, Internal Painting & Decorating, Internal Rendering

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Reviewed by Chris on 21/2/2018

Amazing job, great price, reliable & friendly. Couldn’t have asked for more, would highly recommend for painting & tiling.

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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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