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    By Four-Four Finishes
    17th June 2024

    Understanding the Cost of Screed Per m2: What You Need to Know

    Floor screeding is an essential part of creating a strong, level base for various floor finishes. At Four-Four Finishes, we understand that when it comes to construction or renovation, managing costs effectively is crucial. One common question we encounter is, "What is the cost of screed per m2?" In this blog, we'll explore the factors that influence screed prices, different types of screeds, and how Four-Four Finishes can provide you with the best value for your money.

    What Affects the Cost of Screed Per m2?

    The cost of screed per m2 can vary widely based on several factors. Understanding these factors can help you anticipate costs and plan your budget more effectively.

    Type of Screed

    Different types of screeds come with varying costs. Some common types include:

    • Traditional Sand and Cement Screed: This is the most economical option, typically costing between £10 to £14 per m2. It’s suitable for general use but may require a longer drying time.
    • Liquid Screed: This type, such as anhydrite screed, offers a smoother finish and quicker drying times but usually costs more, ranging from £15 to £20 per m2.
    • Fast-Drying Screed: Ideal for projects with tight deadlines, fast-drying screed can cost upwards of £20 per m2.

    Thickness of the Screed Layer

    Thicker screeds require more material and labour, increasing the overall cost. A standard screed thickness is usually around 50mm, but this can vary depending on the requirements of the project.

    Area to be Screeded

    The larger the area, the more material and labour will be required, which can affect the total cost. However, larger projects may benefit from economies of scale, potentially reducing the cost per m2.

    Installation Complexity

    Factors like the ease of access to the installation site and the presence of underfloor heating systems can add to the complexity and cost of the screeding process.

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    Why Choose Four-Four Finishes for Your Screeding Needs?

    At Four-Four Finishes, we take pride in offering high-quality screeding services that deliver exceptional results. Here’s why we should be your go-to choice:

    Expertise and Experience

    With years of experience in the industry, our team has the expertise to handle all types of screed installations, ensuring a perfect finish every time.

    Quality Materials

    We use only the best materials to guarantee durability and performance. Our partnerships with leading suppliers ensure that we can provide top-notch materials at competitive prices.

    Professional Service

    Our team is dedicated to providing excellent service from start to finish. We work closely with our clients to understand their needs and deliver tailored solutions that meet their specific requirements.

    Cost Transparency

    We provide clear, upfront pricing with no hidden costs. Our detailed quotations will outline exactly what is included, so you can budget with confidence.

    Other Services Offered by Four-Four Finishes

    Aside from floor screeding, Four-Four Finishes also offers a range of complementary services:

    • Plastering: Our plastering services ensure smooth, flawless walls ready for painting or wallpapering.
    • Dry Lining: We offer efficient dry lining services that provide a quick and effective way to finish walls and ceilings.
    • Tacking: Our tacking services are perfect for creating secure, robust frameworks for plasterboard.
    • Coving: Add a touch of elegance to your interiors with our professional coving installations.
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    How to Get the Best Value for Your Screed Installation

    To get the best value for your screeding project, consider the following tips:

    Plan Ahead

    Planning your project in advance can help you avoid last-minute changes that could add to your costs. Make sure your screeding contractor is aware of any specific requirements or constraints.

    Choose the Right Type of Screed

    Select the type of screed that best suits your project needs. While it might be tempting to go for the cheapest option, investing in a higher-quality screed could save you money in the long run by reducing the need for repairs or replacements.

    Get Multiple Quotes

    It’s always a good idea to get quotes from several screeding contractors. Compare not just the prices but also the services offered to ensure you’re getting the best overall value.

    Ensure Proper Site Preparation

    Proper site preparation can prevent delays and additional costs. Make sure the area to be screeded is clean, dry, and ready for installation.

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    Understanding the cost of screed per m2 is essential for budgeting and planning your construction or renovation project. By considering the type of screed, thickness, area size, and installation complexity, you can get a clearer picture of what to expect. At Four-Four Finishes, we are committed to providing high-quality screeding services at competitive prices. Contact us today for a detailed quotation and let us help you achieve a perfect finish for your floors.

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