Floor Screeding

Whatever the scale of your project, JCW Floor Screeding has the quality products and installation skills to screed a floor, providing a smooth and level surface, on time and within budget.

Our portfolio is expansive. It ranges from screeding over underfloor heating in a home conversion to the screeding of floors on large-scale commercial and retail developments.

At JCW we pride ourselves on quality. To ensure our high standards are met, we use only ready mixed, batch-controlled proprietary floor screeds from leading suppliers like Tarmac, Cemex and Premier Mortars. This eliminates the problems associated with mixing floor screed on-site.

Our programming of works and punctuality is second to none and we will coordinate the works in line with construction programmes to create an on-site cohesion between management and trades.

Our experienced management team are all SMSTS & CSCS qualified and our entire on-site workforce is CSCS accredited and NVQ2 qualified in floor screeding. This clearly demonstrates our ongoing commitment to the importance of education, training and Health & Safety.

We are committed to working closely with every type of client, including private homeowners, independent developers, shopfitters, quantity surveyors, architects, main contractors and well-renowned house building and construction companies.


Commercial screeding

JCW offers a comprehensive service for commercial applications throughout the UK, accommodating the needs of schools, colleges, universities, public buildings and commercial properties.

Find out more about our Commercial Floor Screeding services.


Self-building floor screeding

Our screeding contractors have vast experience when it comes to screed flooring and have had the privilege of working with numerous self-builders over the years.

During this time, our team has supplied and installed the best types of screed for flats, houses, apartments, new builds, barn conversions and extensions.

We’re confident we can provide the most suitable floor screed for your self-build project, too.

Find out more about our Domestic Floor Screeding services.


Floor screeding products

Ranging from liquid screed and flowing screed to calcium sulphate screed and anhydrite screeds, there are several different types of screed to choose from. However, here at JCW, we use only the highest quality traditional sand and cement floor screed to accommodate the majority of projects.

These include:


Fibre reinforced sand and cement floor screed

Our Fibre Reinforced Sand and Cement Floor Screed features polypropylene fibres which are added and evenly dispersed in a screed mix. This helps to minimise shrinkage and cracking of the screed.


Higher strength sand and cement floor screed

Our Higher Strength Sand and Cement Floor Screeds achieve strengths of over 30Nmm² and are typically used in buildings which receive high levels of foot traffic. They also provide a sturdy surface for final floor finishes to be laid atop.


Fast drying sand and cement floor screed

JCW’s Fast Drying Sand and Cement Floor Screed contains additives which speed up the drying process so that floor coverings can be laid sooner. This traditional sand and cement screed is ideal for projects with short deadlines and when laid to the correct thickness, light foot traffic can resume in as little as 48 hours.


How much does floor screed cost?

The price you’ll pay contractors to screed a floor can vary depending on the type of screed required and the size of the room that needs to be screeded.

Floor screed isn’t cheap, but you can trust that the right screed will provide an even surface that’s safe to walk on.

Our screeding experts will always provide a fair and competitive estimate for floor screeding – no matter where you are in the UK. We can also organise a site survey to make sure your measurements are 100% accurate, helping us to calculate how much floor screed is required when applied in a thin layer.


Find out more

To find out more about the traditional sand and cement floor screeds we supply at JCW Floor Screeding, call us on 01204 387 029 or email us on estimating@jcwgroup.co.uk and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.

If you’d like to know how soon we can screed a floor at your property, or you have a question about screed flooring, we also encourage you to contact us. This way we can discuss your requirements in full and provide an accurate timescale.


Quick quote

If you require a quote for a particular job or project, please complete our quick quote form at the top of this page and we will be happy to quote you by return.

Our team can arrange to screed a floor at a time that suits your schedule – ensuring minimal disruption – and we pride ourselves on delivering a professional service and smooth finish for all customers.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the purpose of floor screeding?

Floor screed is a blended mixture of sand and cement that’s typically poured over the top of a concrete subfloor to remove any bumps and irregularities. The process is known as floor screeding.

Though floor screeding is a technique most commonly used to level out uneven floors – ready for a final covering of your choice – it can also help to reinforce your flooring. Ideal for areas that receive lots of foot traffic.

Another great thing about floor screed is that it can improve the energy efficiency of a building. A thin layer of screed can be applied over the top of underfloor heating pipes to ensure the heat is distributed evenly throughout the room – eliminating hot and cold spots.

What is the best floor screeding product for my project?

There are several types of floor screeds on the market today – ranging from traditional sand and cement screeds to self-levelling screeds and liquid screeds.

Whilst liquid screeds can be installed in a range of domestic and commercial environments quickly, and self-levelling compounds are best applied to the top layer of screed to provide more tolerance, we supply only the best traditional screeds here at JCW.

Our fibre-reinforced screeds contain fibres that help to reduce curling, cracking, and shrinkage.

Our fast-drying screeds cure considerably quicker, allowing you to lay the final covering sooner. In some cases, foot traffic may be allowed after just 12 hours of drying.

For areas with a high level of foot traffic, our higher strength screeds are ideal. These include additives which strengthen your floors and also speed up the curing process.

To determine which type of floor screed is best for your project, give us a call on 01204 387 029.

Is it easy to prepare a floor for screeding?


Traditional sand and cement floor screeds, like the ones we supply and install at JCW, require minimal preparation.

To ensure a smooth and even finish, we’d always recommend that you sweep or hoover your subfloor prior to floor screeding – removing any dirt, dust, and debris. However, other than taping joints between insulation boards, that’s pretty much the only prep you’ll need to do.

If you have any further questions about the floor screeding process, don’t hesitate to contact our specialists. You can either call us on 01204 387 029, email estimating@jcwgroup.co.uk, or complete our online enquiry form.

What areas does JCW cover?

Here at JCW, we specialise in floor screeding, and have been supplying and installing our top-quality products across the UK for many years – covering Greater Manchester, Merseyside, Cheshire, Lancashire, Cumbria, Yorkshire, and even Scotland and Wales.

During this time, we have worked with various commercial clients, as well as self-builders and shopfitters. A quick look at our case studies will reveal just a few of the projects we have completed on our doorstep in the North West and beyond.

We’re confident our floor screeding experts can help you, no matter where you are. So, why not get in touch to discuss your requirements today?

How much do you charge for floor screeding?

The price you’ll pay for floor screeding can vary depending on the type and quality of the screed required and the size of the room that needs to be screeded.

However, here at JCW, we supply and install only the highest quality sand and cement screeds for domestic and commercial clients, as well as self-builders and shop fitters.

We consider no project too big or too small and guarantee a professional yet affordable service every time, whether you require a smooth surface for final floor coverings to be laid or in preparation for underfloor heating systems.

When you make us your no.1 choice for floor screeding, you can trust that we’ll listen carefully to your requirements and provide a free, no-obligation quote.

We can also arrange a site survey to assess the scale of the job in full and provide an accurate estimate for floor screeding. Call our experts on 01204 387 029 to schedule a suitable time.

Does floor screed take long to dry?

As a general rule of thumb, screed can take anywhere between 12 and 48 hours to dry properly, with thicker layers of screed taking up to 7 days to dry completely.

Tread lightly on freshly laid screed once it’s dried, and avoid placing heavy machinery and objects on top of it for as long as possible.

In most cases, screeded floors will be suitable for light/low-impact foot traffic within 1-2 days. Heavier/normal traffic can be resumed 5-7 days after the floor screeding process.

It’s worth bearing in mind that, before tiling over a floor that’s been screeded, a professional must check for residual moisture. If the screed isn’t dry, it won’t bond with the adhesive.

If you have a tight deadline, consider our fast-drying sand and cement screed. This will allow floors to be laid in a quicker time frame, helping to keep your busy schedule on track and preventing costly delays.