What areas do you cover?

We are a ‘nationwide’ company. Therefore, we cover the whole of the UK. Although, certain areas can be extremely expensive to provide service for i.e. Highlands of Scotland (due to transportation of materials difficulties).

How do I get a quote and subsequently have the work done?

At the top of this page you’ll see an orange button that reads ‘Get A Free Quote’. Click that button. Read the brief information displayed. Below the information you’ll find a form. Fill in your :-

  • ‘Name’ – In full.
  • ‘Email’ address – Please remember to look out for our reply – being sure to check your ‘Spam’ folder.
  • ‘Phone’ number – Optional. This can be helpful if you’d like us to call you to offer advice or checking to see if you’ve received our quotation pack. Your phone number will NOT be sold/passed to any third parties or used for future sales calls! 
  • ‘Enquiry’ section – Here we’ll ask you for approximate room/s dimensions (we need this information to calculate the quantity of materials required and labour costs), your postcode (we need this to calculate the distance you are from us so we can take into account travel costs), and finally the approximate age of your property or extension/conversion (this information allows us to quickly ascertain the basic construction of your property which saves time for both ourselves and you).

Now simply click ‘Submit’ – Once we receive your enquiry form, we’ll send you a confirmation email that you will need to reply to. This ensures we have an open dialogue and our emails aren’t going straight into an unread ‘Spam’ folder. We do this to avoid our staff wasting time as preparing an initial quote can be a relatively lengthy process. On replying to our confirmation email, you will then receive your quote via email that you will need to read through, as this will give you a lot of information regarding our service. 

At each stage you will be prompted by the content within our emails as to what to do next.

If the quote is within budget, we’ll ask for a non-refundable deposit (which will be deducted from your final invoice should you decide to go ahead with the work). We’ll then arrange a convenient date/time for a representative to call round and assess your property (take measurements and inspect), discuss the process with you, and answer any questions you may have. Part of our assessment will include cutting a small hole in your current chipboard/floorboards. This is done to ascertain the thickness of your current flooring (so we can replace with a like for like thickness product for continuity/height purposes) and to check certain aspects of the cavity beneath your floor. 

Once the assessment has been completed, you’ll receive your ‘Guaranteed Price’ document within 48 hrs. Providing certain terms are met (highlighted in the ‘Guaranteed Price’ terms), the price given will not alter. We do this to help our clients for budgeting. 

If you’re happy with everything, you’ll just need to email and let us know. From there, we’ll email you a ‘Schedule’. This will include your ‘Initial Invoice’ date, ‘Materials Delivery’ date, and ‘Installation’ date. Again, you’ll be prompted via email at each stage of your ‘Schedule’.

What do you actually do?

Our system is specifically aimed at permanently removing squeaks, creaks, cracks, and growls from your floors. As well as give your property back the feel of quality!

We typically address chipboard/floorboards, noggins, joist hangers, partition wall base rail fixings, ceiling noises, other people’s/tradesman’s attempts i.e. badly installed noggins/braces etc, and anything else we see as a potential for noise both in the present or future. 

As you’ll no-doubt understand, we don’t give a detailed ‘step by step’ guide of the process. Our system has taken many years to develop, which isn’t something we would simply give away. Livelihoods need to be protected. 

Will you remove all the noise?

We offer/guarantee to remove THE noise up to 95%. 

The 5% caveat is to allow for areas we may not be able to gain access to i.e. Beneath baths, water tanks etc.

When we say ‘noise’, we are specifically talking about chronic squeaks, creaks, metallic sounds, growls. We do not offer to remove airborne and impact noise i.e. Respectively Talking/T. V’s and foot impact. We do offer a range of sound insulation products that CAN help with these issues. There are also specific floor covering underlays available on the market that can help greatly reduce airborne and impact noise.

How long does it take?

Typically, an average sized room will take one to one and a half days.

This can fluctuate subject to how the original chipboard/floorboards/joists were installed, the general logistics of the project, whether we have to strip back other tradesman’s work or if any areas require special attention. Certain rooms can also increase the time. For example, landings can be particularly time consuming due to the – often vast – amount of pipes and cable present.

How much does it cost?

As a nationwide company (based in Manchester) there are many variables to consider when pricing i.e. travel, overnight stays, materials/delivery costs and size of the project etc. With that, giving a set one price fits all just doesn’t work.

To give a very broad ballpark cost, you can expect to pay in the region of £100 to £160 per square metre. This would include all materials, labour, travel costs, overnight stay costs (if required), VAT and a single assessment. 

Why can you solve this and others can’t?

Solving the ever present issues of failing chipboard/floorboards has required a lot of thought, trials, and errors. We were well placed to start with. Having an extremely strong background in wood floor installations for over 25 years, gave us unique insights through experience. Understanding the effects of temperature and humidity changes in wood type materials really gave us the deep knowledge we needed to solve this issue. Add a background in engineering and a degree of science to such a vocation and the solutions, with longevity in mind, came over a number of years. 

We now have a complete system that encompasses ALL associated floor noises in properties built from the late 1960’s to present day. 

It’s not that others can’t solve it. It’s just we went down the rabbit hole the furthest! And survived to bring you a system you can trust! 

Why not just screw the chipboard/floorboards down?

If it was that easy, SqueakFix probably wouldn’t exist. 

As can be seen in our ‘example video 7‘, screws rarely offer a ‘real’ permanent solution. It’s fair to say, very small localized areas may benefit from simply being screwed down. However, over the years we’ve found screws can and often do actually add to the problem. 

There’s also an understanding of the noise issues which is important here. It’s rarely just the chipboard/floorboards that cause noise. 99% of the time – as well as the chipboard/floorboards – noise is created by a multitude of things. For example, loose noggins, joist hangers, ceilings, partition wall base rail fixings, pipes etc. To simply try to screw the chipboard/floorboards down is only to try and fix a fifth of the related issues. 

A word of caution

If you’re thinking of trying to add screws yourself or have someone do it for you, be very careful. Under your floors lie many pipes and cables. Although there have been huge advances in electrical safety i.e. With the introduction of RCD’s, you just never know. 

Screwing into a water pipe can do a lot of damage to ceiling, woodwork, floors, and décor. Water is also an excellent conductor of electricity!

Screwing into a gas pipe (yes, there will often be one lurking somewhere) can be extremely dangerous and not to say expensive. In the interests of not scaremongering, there seems to be very few cases where screwing into a gas pipe has caused considerable damage/injury. However, it’s extremely easy to unwittingly screw through a copper pipe and not know about it. Merely catching/nicking a gas pipe will allow gas to escape and build up in the floor cavity. 

In short, DO NOT play Russian roulette! 

Do you have to lift the carpets?

Yes. The work we do is invasive. We will require full access to the sub-floor (chipboard/floorboards). 

Please be wary of gimmicky products that say you don’t have to lift the carpet!

Do you re-install carpets?

In a word, No.

We DO uplift carpets and loose lay them back down when the work has been completed. However, as we are not carpet fitters, you would need to arrange this with a local carpet company.

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