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Floor Screeding Altrincham Greater Manchester (WA14): If you are hoping to install under floor heating, are restoring a property or basement or have a damaged or uneven floor in your Altrincham property, then it is a good time to think about hiring a professional floor screeder. A screed is used to generate a smooth floor surface on top of a rough concrete sub-base and provide a solid base for your choice of top flooring material. If you would like your floors to last then a floor screed is the most important factor in any building or renovation project.

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A reliable floor screeding specialist in Altrincham will have knowledge and experience to help you achieve a perfect floor in whichever shape or size of room you are renovating. After assessing your project they will give you advice on the optimal choice of screeding and which strategy for applying it is most appropriate for your situation.

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Your screeding specialist will also notify you if a structural engineer is required for your project, to check on flex strength, load requirements and point loadings that your screed floor might require to conform with current British Standards and building regulations.

Working with a qualified and highly trained flooring specialist will ensure you get the proper type of screed for the room's allocated usage to extend the lifetime of your floor. The correct mixture of screed and the methods used for laying it are also important to guarantee the ultimate durability of your floor.

Ensure you get two or three price quotes for your Altrincham screeding project and also ask to what standard you're getting a quote. The price quote should be based on what's called the SR, or Surface Regularity number. SR1 is the highest quality, and while SR2 and SR3 may be more cost-effective initially, they don't guarantee a perfectly flat or even surface. This could mean that you may have to rectify any patches that may cause problems when laying your final flooring material.

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The regulations specified in the British Standards BS8204 must be observed by any Altrincham floor screeding contractor and they must also be certified by the manufacturers of specialist screeding materials (Cemfloor, Flowcrete, Gypsol etc.) to demonstrate their safe working practices and competence. A company holding accreditations proves that they have been trained and assessed in the use of these products and can provide a top notch service in all areas of their installation.

Commercial screeders in Altrincham will probably tackle larger screeding projects in schools, warehouses, hospitals, factories, shopping centres and restaurants.


Standard Screeds - Used in domestic projects where the combination of cement and sand is acceptable for normal footfall usage. This mix uses a 5 to 1 ratio of sand to cement. This 5:1 ratio standard screed will dry out at a rate of just one millimetre per day after laying.

Polymer Screeds - When a reduced thickness of floor is needed on account of building factors, a polymer screed provides an extremely high strength resolution to this problem. Polymer screeds are available from a number of manufacturers and on account of their diverse chemical compositions have specific curing times for each product.

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Fibre Reinforced Screed - Used mostly with underfloor heating systems and is the advised option in such projects. The increased flex and strength offered by the special fibres within the screed help protect the resulting floor from shrinkage and cracking due to heat. The screed will set hard at a rate of roughly 1mm/day.

Advanced Drying and Fast Drying Screeds - If there's a need to move forward urgently with the flooring because of time restraints, this screed dries much faster than standard flooring screeds. Drying out at a rate of 3-7mm/day, depending on the mix, they're usually a fibre reinforced screed and are perfect for projects that have tight schedules.

Liquid or Self-Levelling Screeds - A cement and latex formula which can produce the highest standard SR1 finish. This self-levelling compound provides a smooth and clean surface over a damaged floor or rough substrate to allow all flooring materials to be laid. The liquid screed can be poured to a depth of just 1mm, but still provides a high strength surface to take a varied selection of flooring finishes.

Industrial and Heavy Duty Screed - A screed that's designed for high load and heavy traffic areas where maximum durability and strength is very important.


Preparation is vital for a quality finished screed surface that will be hard wearing and durable. It's crucial that any contaminants such as grease, oil, loose debris or paint is eliminated from the floor before pouring any screed, as these can affect the bonding process that a quality floor screed needs.

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If cleansing products have been used it's essential to remove any residues of soap, detergent etc, and allow the floor surface to dry naturally. At this stage cracks need to be repaired since these can travel up through your newly laid screed and be reflected in the completed surface. An on-site survey will allow the screeding installer to highlight these preparation areas and complete them before commencing to lay the screeding.

To shield the screed layer and flooring materials from dampness rising up from the ground, a DPM (damp proof membrane) must be laid. There might be two or three layers of varying thicknesses of polythene to act as barriers between the insulation layer and screed.

Another airtight barrier could be required if your house is in an area which is regarded as prone to radon. An airtight membrane could be sufficient in areas with low radon measurements, however in more serious situations there may need to be a more sophisticated extraction and ventilation system to take away any harmful radon gases.

The final phase of the surface preparation process is the spraying or painting of a sealer or primer. Primers and sealers help the bonding process and are specialist applications according to the kind of screed that is being used. Custom-made equipment such as airless sprays are used to apply a sealant or primer, which should be done by professional screeding contractors in Altrincham observing the manufacturer's guidelines.

If you are installing under floor heating, this is the time that it will need to be laid out and installed. The heating pipes and cables are firmly mounted on insulation panels to prevent any movement and make certain they're held in the correct position. Warmth is spread evenly across a floor area in an expertly installed under floor heating system, and in conjunction with it being an efficient choice of heating, it's a good choice for most Altrincham home renovation projects.

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If you aren't fitting underfloor heating the screed can now be mixed and prepared on site and laid. Your proposed use of the room will help the screeding specialist on which form of screed is ideal for your needs. After the pouring of the screed there's at least twenty four hours (for advanced and quick drying screeds) before you can walk on the surface, and a 72 hour minimum setting time for any floor covering installation. If you're aiming to wind up with a well finished and durable floor surface you must follow the manufacturer's guidelines with regard to heavy duty and standard screeds where the time period will be increased.

As soon as the screed has solidified it can be quality checked to establish the SR level. The test involves using a 2m straight edge laid on the floor surface and any deviations from true are calculated.

  • SR1 - Deviations of three millimetres or less being measured across the whole floor area shows your screeding to be of the finest quality and specified as SR1.
  • SR2 - The standard flooring in commercial and industrial builds is classed as SR2 and has a maximum deviation of 5mm across the entire screed.
  • SR3 - If the deviation is ten millimetres or less the screed quality is specified as SR3 and is fine for garage and utility areas.

There may also be a requirement for a qualified structural engineer to do a soundness test. Using specialist equipment the engineer will ascertain the screed strength and its suitability for use in a load bearing environment. A drop hammer test will be performed at various areas on the screed layer and the results noted. The precise measurement and testing tools mean that this can only be conducted by a competent structural engineer obeying the guidelines of BS8204. (Tags: Floor Screed Altrincham, Floor Screeding Altrincham, Floor Screeding Services Altrincham, Screeding Altrincham).

Floor screeding services are available in Altrincham and also nearby in: Oldfield Brow, Bowgreen, Ashton upon Mersey, Hale Barns, Rostherne, Hale, Little Bollington, Brooklands, Broadheath, Dunham Town, Bowden, Timperley, West Timperley, Davenport Green, and in these postcodes WA14 1RX, WA14 1RY, WA14 1DP, WA14 2DS, WA14 1HE, WA14 1QB, WA14 1JW, WA14 1JD, WA14 1EZ, WA14 1ET. Local Altrincham floor screeders will probably have the telephone code 0161 and the postcode WA14.

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In Barns Lane, Springfield Road, Dunham Road, Broadway, Blyth Close, Brackenfield Walk, Devisdale Road, Byrom Street, Sunnybank Road, Coltsfoot Drive, Blueberry Road, Stokoe Avenue, Carlton Road, Ashworth Close, Alexander Drive, Sandiway Place, Broomwood Gardens, Ash Lane, The Graftons, Barrington Road, Ambassador Place, Black Moss Road, Tulip Drive, Coniston Walk, Sandileigh Avenue, Brook Way, Tintern Drive, Spode Green Lane, Apsley Grove, St Leonards Drive, as well as these Altrincham area postcodes: WA14 1RX, WA14 1RY, WA14 1DP, WA14 2DS, WA14 1HE, WA14 1QB, WA14 1JW, WA14 1JD, WA14 1EZ, WA14 1ET, property owners have just recently needed local floor screeding.

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