I’m Andy Parkin, Managing Director of the Multi-Award Winning Speed Screed. I’m here today to talk about liquid screed cost.
Liquid Screed Cost
We are often asked, “What is the liquid screed cost, can you give me a rough price?”. Sometimes a rough price will do so that you can see if it is something that is viable for your project.
It is not that easy to do from the point of view that there are lots of variable costs, so rather than just give prices that may be inaccurate, we tend to avoid giving a ballpark figure. I realise that it has importance and it is sometimes good just to know roughly what the liquid screed cost are.
I’m going to do that, just put it into context with what the variable costs are, so you can get more of a robust feel to what those prices are going to be like, and why the prices may go up or down.
Transport and material costs are going be a big factor. Location of your project in relation to where the ready mix plant is based, will effect cost via delivery expenses. The materials that the ready-mix producer buys, are going to vary around the country, and dependant on distance from the ready-mix plant.
Flow screed requires a particular grading and quality of sand, which is not available from all sand pits. Depending where the sand supply is you may have to travel 50, 60, 60 miles to get to the plant. This would also apply to the anhydrite binder that has to travel from one of only two sources within the UK. It depends in relation to where the plant is to what the transportation costs are.
The thicker the screed, the more material will be required, and the liquid screed cost per m2 will go up. If you are looking at a typical flow screed depth of 50mm, and then you decide to move up to 75mm, you would be putting in 50% more material, and the liquid screed cost will go up.
The product has tremendous productivity, meaning that you can lay up to 2,000m2 a day, and so on the right project, in the right area, able to get large volume of supplies, and the project has large open spaces.
If you are able to lay larger volumes in the day, the liquid screed cost per m2 will come down. There are certain fixed costs, labour, fixed transportation costs to get the labour to site, and if you are dividing those fix costs into a larger area then the overall liquid screed cost per m2 will come down.
Liquid Screed Cost
The difference between a 2000m2 project and a typical house, which is around 100m2, then the larger the area, the smaller the liquid screed cost per m2.
The smaller the area, the larger the m2 costs
- The typical liquid screed cost for 2000m2 would be around £10/m2
- For 100m2 it would be in the region of £16/m2
For anything smaller than 100m2, you will incur part-load charges. The delivery truck would not be carrying it’s capacity, and therefore that would incur part load charges. The fixed costs would be divided into a smaller m2, increasing cost, and in turn the liquid screed cost would increase.
I hope that gives you an rough idea of liquid screed cost. If you need more accurate, please get in touch. Request a quotation now