Floor Screeding Abingdon Oxfordshire (OX13 and OX14): A floor screeding professional can level an uneven or damaged floor, help install under floor heating or help with renovations on your Abingdon property, when necessary. Floor screeding gives a smooth, level finish to a basic sub-base floor, and will allow you to lay your final layer of flooring material, (carpets, tiles, boards etc) on top of it. The screed is a crucial procedure to guarantee a durable and quality finish to the entire floor surface.
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It matters not how small or large the room is that you need levelling, a decent screeding contractor in Abingdon will have the appropriate equipment, know-how and skills to offer you an excellent standard of service. They'll be able to advise you on the right kind of screed that your project requires, and how best to apply and install it.
They'll additionally assess if a structural engineer is required to make sure any point loadings, load bearing and flex strength are satisfied as set out in building and construction regulations.
The training and skills that a screeding technician brings to your project will guarantee a successful outcome and help in extending the life of your floor or floors. Choosing the right screeding materials and the method of installation is critical if you want to finish up with a durable and quality finish for your floor surface.
There are numerous screeding contractors in and around Abingdon so make sure you get multiple price quotes for your floor screeding project before picking a company and know to what standard of finish it's for. The SR (Surface Regularity) finish is the figure to keep your eye on when getting a quote from Abingdon floor screeding contractors. SR1 is the best standard, and whilst SR2 and SR3 might seem less costly at first glance, they do not guarantee a totally even or flat surface. Any errors or imperfections in the screeding (as might arise with SR2 or SR3) may cause issues with laying flooring because of flat spots, ridges, indentations in the floor surface.
British Standards BS8204 sets down the guidelines and regulations that all Abingdon screeding companies are required to follow, and if working with specialist screeding solutions, (Gypsol, Cemfloor, Flowcrete etc), they must be approved by the manufacturers as being trained and skilled in their use. A company holding such accreditations demonstrates they've been assessed and trained in using these products and can offer a high quality service in all areas of their installation.
For larger screeding projects in warehouses, schools, factories, boutiques, hospitals and shops, skilled commercial screeders in Abingdon will be needed.
TYPES OF SCREED
Standard Screeds - This is acceptable for regular domestic use and is a mixture of sand and cement. The ratios involved in standard screeds are five parts sand to one part cement. The standard flooring screed dries at a rate of one millimetre thickness per day.
Fibre Reinforced Screed - The preferred option for professional installers where underfloor heating is being installed in residential homes in Abingdon. The fibres in this screed mix increase overall durability and strength while also protecting against thermal shrinkage and cracking. At approximately 1mm per day, it has an identical setting rate to standard screed.
Industrial and Heavy Duty Screed - A screed that is designed for high load and heavy traffic areas where the maximum possible strength and durability is crucial.
Polymer Screeds - These provide a high level of strength with a reduced thickness. Polymer screeds are made by many screed manufacturers and due to their different chemical compositions have distinct setting times for each individual product.
Fast Drying and Advanced Drying Screeds - If there is a need to press ahead urgently with the work on account of time limitations, these screeds dry much quicker than standard screeds. Most of the fast or advanced drying screeds are of the fibre reinforced kind and are ideal for a wide variety of flooring projects where the faster drying rate of 3-7mm is advantageous.
Self-Levelling or Liquid Screeds - When a high standard of finish is necessary this blend of latex and cement is used to create SR1 level floor screeding. The self-levelling compound provides a smooth and level surface over a rough substrate or damaged floor to enable all flooring materials to be laid. Even with a thickness of just 1mm, the latex polymers within the mixture provide a high strength screed for a wide range of uses.
SCREEDING PREPARATION AND INSTALLATION
Screeding companies will need to fully prepare all areas prior to any other work in order to ensure a high quality and hard wearing screed flooring. It is vital that all contaminants such as oil, grease, paint or loose debris is removed from the base before pouring any screed, as these can affect the bonding process that a quality screed needs.
If any cleaning products were used in this process it is important to ensure that no residues of detergents or soaps are left on the surface and it is permitted to dry out naturally. If screeding over a stone or cement floor then all cracks should be mended to stop them from "travelling" up through a screed layer and resulting in imperfections on the finished floor surface. A site survey will allow your Abingdon screeding specialist to pinpoint this preparation work and complete it before commencing to lay the screeding.
A damp proof membrane (DPM) will be applied once the preparation work has been completed to stop ground dampness getting into the screeding and floor materials. The damp proof membrane is made of thick polythene and different layers might be used to act as a moisture barrier for the screed.
A further airtight barrier could be needed if your home or business premises is in a location that's known to be prone to radon gas emissions. This could be as simple as an air-tight membrane, or in more serious instances a ventilation system will need to be installed beneath the screed to extract any influx of air and gas from ground level.
The final phase of surface preparation is the spraying or painting of a sealer or primer. These primers and sealers will ensure that the screed bonds successfully to the floor base and help to accomplish a high quality finished floor. These substances require experienced contractors to apply them in the appropriate proportions by using airless sprays and other custom-built equipment.
Before any screed is poured, any under floor heating (if required) will now be installed. The wires and heating pipes are firmly attached to insulation panels to prevent any movement and ensure that they're laid in the correct position. Under floor heating is one of the most efficient ways to heat a room and a skillfully installed system will deliver even level of warmth all over the floor.
Obviously, if you are not fitting underfloor heating, you can skip this stage and apply the screed. Your intended use of the room will help your screeding company on which sort of screed is ideal for your needs. For quick drying and advanced screeds there'll be at least twenty four hours delay before it is able to be walked over, and a further Three days minimum before you are able to lay any flooring materials. If you are aiming to end up with a properly finished and durable floor surface you should stick to the manufacturer's guidelines with regards to heavy duty and standard screeds where the waiting period will be increased.
The SR level of your screeding can be ascertained once it has solidified sufficiently to be walked upon. Using a 2m straight-edge the floor surface is checked for any ridges, deviations and dips in the surface of the screed.
- SR1 - Deviations of 3mm or less as measured across the entire floor area shows your screeding to be of the highest quality and is categorised as SR1.
- SR2 - SR2 is for normal standard floors in industrial and commercial projects and can deviate from the straight-edge by as much as 5mm.
- SR3 - If the deviation around the whole space is 10mm or less the screeding quality is classified as SR3 and is highly suitable for garage and utility areas.
There might also be a requirement for a qualified structural engineer to conduct a soundness test. This assessment will ascertain the strength of the screeded surface and its viability for the intended use. The screeding could be subjected to a "drop hammer test" to gauge flexibility and strength in different areas. The precise testing and measurement tools mean that this can only be undertaken by a fully qualified structural engineer obeying the guidelines of the British Standards BS8204. (Tags: Floor Screeding Services Abingdon, Floor Screeding Abingdon, Screeding Abingdon, Floor Screed Abingdon).
Floor screeding services are available in Abingdon and also in nearby places like: Clifton Hampden, Culham, Harwell, Drayton, Marcham, Sutton Courtenay, Northcourt, Shippon, Sunningwell, Caldecott, Nuneham Courtenay, Dry Sandford, Steventon, Radley, Sutton Wick, and in these postcodes OX14 1PZ, OX14 1NQ, OX14 1LL, OX14 1HY, OX14 1GZ, OX14 1LW, OX14 1HA, OX14 1BA, OX14 1JE, OX13 6WN. Locally based Abingdon floor screeders will likely have the postcode OX13 and OX14 and the phone code 01235.
Tools Required by a Floor Screeder
- Spiked Roller
- Straight Edge
- Floor Profile
- A Long Spirit Level
- Knee Protection
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Screeding Enquiries Oxfordshire
Recent Oxfordshire floor screeding customer projects: Autumn Windsor recently asked for a quote for screeding the floor of a garage in a semi-detached house in Benson, Oxfordshire. Samuel Norman and Everly Norman recently asked for an estimate for screeding a basement floor in Minster Lovell, Oxfordshire. Ella-Grace Samuels and Jaydon Samuels recently asked for a price quote for screeding a floor and installing underfloor heating in Bloxham, Oxfordshire. Aston and Ezmae Crowe recently asked for an estimate for screeding the floor of a kitchen in Bodicote, Oxfordshire. Aliya and Sahib Mcnulty recently requested an estimate for screeding the floor of a living room in a terraced house in Harwell, Oxfordshire. Mr and Mrs Ball recently enquired about screeding a cellar floor in Steventon. Matteo Manson recently asked for a price quote for screeding the whole ground floor of a terraced property in Steventon. Dylan Batten and Liberty Batten recently requested an estimate for screeding a property extension floor in Wootton, Oxfordshire.
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Householders who live in the following streets have recently requested floor screeding services - Anna Pavlova Close, Tennyson Drive, The Ride, Barfleur Close, Bergen Avenue, Caldecott Close, Shrives Close, Coupland Road, Stonebridge Road, Clifton Drive, Blandy Avenue, The Paddock, Collingwood Close, Spring Terrace, Acacia Gardens, Bullsmead, Sandford Close, Bellamy Close, The Burycroft, Saxons Heath, Avon Road, Checker Walk, Dairy Meadow, Chestnut Tree Close, The Court, Trenchard Avenue, Caldecott Road, Appleton Common, as well as the following Abingdon area postcodes: OX14 1PZ, OX14 1NQ, OX14 1LL, OX14 1HY, OX14 1GZ, OX14 1LW, OX14 1HA, OX14 1BA, OX14 1JE, OX13 6WN.
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