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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 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 Scott on 13/6/2019

great service

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 Jules on 11/6/2019

Dean done a very good job in very good time with no mess and no fuss. I would highly recommend Dean and was so impressed that i have booked him in for another job. A+++

Top Flooring is a family run company thats well established, trustworthy, reliable and professional company with over 35 years experience, coupled with excellent service and installation. Our aim is to bring you the very best installation to the time we specify and to your budget. So confident are we in our services that we adopt a 100% satisfaction promise, meaning that if you are not totally satisfied with our work then neither are we.

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Reviewed by Geoff on 17/6/2019

Ryan is a great carpet fitter. He did a great job in our cramped flat fitting a awkward seagrass carpet. Thanks a lot Ryan. We’ll definitely use you for our next job.

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 Ian on 3/6/2019

Fair price for concrete floor screed.

I am a self employed floor layer, with over 15 years experience in the trade, Was employed by a local Flooring firm for 8-9 years, but decided to go on my own, I can fit all flooring except ceramics. Work Nation & Worldwide ( Cruise Ship Referbs )

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Reviewed by Adam on 19/2/2019

If my floor wasn't level I wouldn't have known they'd been there. Job looks spot on from my unprofessional eye.

I have been in the building trade for more than 30 years. I have a good reputation and I thrive on working to a high stranded. If references are required then I will provide them and I will guarantee all my work.

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Reviewed by Martin on 24/2/2019

I am really pleased with the excellent service from Mark and his crew, they were on time and got on with the job at hand transforming my hallway, landing walls and ceiling. The finish is really excellent.

With over 25 years experience we cover all aspects of the industry from concept to completion

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Reviewed by James on 5/6/2019

first class job and very helpfull advice. Stuart made himself available at very short notice and did a perfect job for perfect price.

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 11/6/2019

Good communication, arrived and finished when he said he would. Thanks Marius.

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 lesley on 16/3/2019

Very good cheerful on time done a lovely job .will use him again and pass his name to friend who need a plaster

I live in Hemel Hempstead, I'm a local friendly builder. No job too small or big. I am happy to meet you for a free quotation.

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Reviewed by Sheela on 20/9/2018

Jack did a garage conversion for us this summer, he was quick to get back to us with a quote and started the job on time. We were really impressed with his professionalism and timekeeping. All the trademan working with him were also great and communicated with us really well. The quality of the work was also good and they tried their best to work around us and meet our expectations. We would definitely recommend Jack and his team for any building work.

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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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