Floor Screeding Amesbury Wiltshire (SP4): If you are restoring a property or cellar, have an uneven or damaged floor or are planning to install underfloor heating in your Amesbury property, then it is a good time to think about bringing in a professional floor screeding company. Floor screeding gives a smooth, level finish to a basic sub-base floor, and will allow you to lay a suitable flooring material, (carpets, boards, tiles etc) over the top of it. If you would like your floors to last then a floor screed is the most important factor in any building or renovation task.
FLOOR SCREEDING COMPANIES AMESBURY
A reputable screeding contractor in Amesbury will have experience and knowledge to help you achieve a perfectly finished floor in whatever shape or size of room you're renovating. After assessing your project they will give you advice on the perfect choice of screed and which strategy for applying it is most suited to your situation.
The screeding company will also notify you if a structural engineer is necessary for your undertaking, to check on flex strength, load bearing and point loadings that your screed floor might need to conform with British Standards and building regulations.
The training and skills that a qualified screeding specialist brings to your project will guarantee a high quality end result and help in prolonging the lifetime of your floors. Choosing the right screeding materials and the method of installation is vital if you want to finish up with a quality and durable finish for your floor.
There are many screeding specialists in and around Amesbury so see if you can get multiple estimates for your floor screeding project before choosing a contractor and know to what standard of finish it's for. The quotation may be based on what is known as the Surface Regularity, or SR calculation. SR1 is the highest standard, and while SR2 and SR3 may seem less costly at first glance, they do not guarantee a totally flat or even surface. This means you may have to rectify any areas that could cause problems when putting down your final flooring solution.
The rules and regulations set out in in the British Standards BS8204 must be observed by any Amesbury floor screeding company and they must also be approved by the manufacturers of specialist screeding materials (Cemfloor, Flowcrete, Gypsol etc.) to prove their competence and safe working practices. A company holding accreditation proves that they've been trained and assessed in the use of these products and can deliver a high quality standard in all aspects of their installation.
Commercial screeders in Amesbury will probably undertake larger screeding projects in schools, hospitals, boutiques, shopping centres, warehouses and factories.
TYPES OF SCREED
Standard Screeds - A mixture of sand and cement which is perfect for everyday domestic use. 5 parts sand to 1 part cement is the usual mixture for standard flooring screeds. This five to one ratio standard flooring screed will set hard at a rate of just 1mm per day after application.
Liquid or Self-Levelling Screeds - Used to provide the highest quality of finish, especially where SR1 levels are essential, by a cement and latex material. This is primarily used to provide a clean, smooth floor over a damaged or poor quality substrate and enables all types of flooring materials to be used. This liquid screed can be laid to a depth of only one millimetre, but will still provide a strong surface to take a varied selection of flooring finishes.
Advanced Drying and Fast Drying Screeds - As the name suggest, this screed dries quickly and allows you to use the screeded area much sooner. These are normally a fibre reinforced screed that dries out at a rate of between 3-7mm/day per day and are used in time dependent flooring projects.
Industrial and Heavy Duty Screed - Where levels of traffic are expected to be high or heavy loading of the floor is necessary, heavy duty screeds allow for maximum durability and strength.
Polymer Screeds - Provides a high level of strength with a reduced thickness. The setting times for these vary according to proprietary product guidelines.
Fibre Reinforced Screed - The preferred choice by professional contractors for use in combination with under floor heating systems. This is due to the improved durability and protection against thermal shrinkage and cracking offered by the fibres within the screed. It's got a setting rate of 1mm per day.
SCREEDING PREPARATION AND INSTALLATION
To make sure the screeding is of a good quality finish that is hard wearing and durable, time must be devoted to fully preparing the area before any screed is poured. The original floor surfaces should be thoroughly cleaned to eliminate any oil, paint, grease and debris that might adversely affect the bond of the screeding.
If any cleaning products are used in this process it's vital to ensure that no residues of soaps or other cleaning products are left on the floor surface and it is permitted to dry out naturally. If screeding over a stone or cement floor any cracks should be mended to prevent them from "travelling" up through the screed layer and resulting in imperfections on the final surface. A site survey will enable your Amesbury screeding company to identify this preparation work and complete it before beginning to pour the screeding.
A damp proof membrane (DPM) will be put down after the preparation work has been completed to prevent ground moisture affecting the screed and floor materials. The DPM is made out of thick polythene sheeting and various layers might be used to serve as a moisture barrier for the screed.
If your property is situated in an area where radon is found an extra barrier layer is necessary to prevent radon gas from seeping through. An airtight membrane could be suitable in places with relatively low radon measurements, however in more serious situations there might need to be a more complicated extraction and ventilation system to remove any harmful radon.
As soon as the floor base has been prepared and any DPMs installed, a primer or sealer is then applied. A primer helps with the screed bonding process to the base surface and different types exist based on which kind of screed is being applied. Owing to their special nature, only qualified screeders in Amesbury are capable of using them safely and correctly and through the use of equipment that's made for the task.
Before any screed is poured, any under floor heating (if required) will now set out and installed. Insulation panels can be laid out and the cables and heating pipes will be firmly mounted so that there is no movement whilst the screed is applied. Underfloor heating is one of the most effective ways to heat a room and a properly installed system should provide even warmth across the floor area.
If you are not installing underfloor heating the screed will now be mixed and prepared in situ and poured. Your screeding contractor will have given you guidance and advice on which screed type is appropriate for your needs, in line with your proposed use of the room. After the pouring of the screed there'll be at least twenty four hours (for quick drying screeds) before you can walk on the surface, and a 72 hrs minimum setting time before any floor covering installations. If you're using standard or heavy duty screeds the setting time is increased and you must follow the manufacturer's guidelines in order to get the best possible finish to your floor.
Once the screed has solidified it can be checked for quality to determine the SR standard. Through the use of a 2 metre straight-edge the floor surface is examined for any dips, ridges and deviations in the screed surface.
- SR1 - Disparities of three millimetres or less being measured over the entire area shows your screed floor to be of the best quality and classed as SR1.
- SR2 - If the floor has a deviation from the straight-edge of 5mm or less it is considered SR2 level and is the normal standard for industrial and commercial floors.
- SR3 - SR3 is basic utility standard where a quality finish isn't required. This classification can have a maximum permissible deviation depth of 10mm.
It might also be necessary for a structural engineer to carry out a soundness test. The assessment will ensure your new screeding is suitable for the load bearing requirements laid out in the original site survey. An assessment called the "drop hammer test" is carried out at various areas on the screed layer and the results documented. Only fully qualified structural engineers applying the British Standards BS8204 regulations are permitted to perform these tests and sign off on the structural integrity of a screed floor. (Tags: Screeding Amesbury, Floor Screeding Amesbury, Floor Screed Amesbury, Floor Screeding Services Amesbury).
Floor screeding services are available in Amesbury and also in nearby places like: Countess, Newton Tony, South Newton, Idmiston, Ratfyn, Great Durnford, Salterton, Rollestone, Durrington, Bulford, Salisbury, Upper Woodford, Porton, Netton, Figheldean, Larkhill, and in these postcodes SP4 7JZ, SP4 7HP, SP4 7HA, SP4 7AD, SP4 7GA, SP4 7HF, SP4 7JL, SP4 7DG, SP4 0BJ, SP4 7JH. Locally based Amesbury floor screeders will likely have the telephone dialling code 01980 and the postcode SP4.
Tools Needed by a Floor Screeder
- Straight Edge
- Tape Measure
- Knee Protectors
- Heavy Duty Spirit Level
- Spiked Roller
- Floor Profiler
There are a wide range of tasks that can be undertaken by your local Amesbury floor screeder including floor levelling, floor screeding tools, damp proof membranes, commercial screeding, residential screeding, rapid strength floor screeds, concrete pumping, screeding repairs, floor screeding, bonded concrete floor screeding, screeding advice, floor screeding estimates, floor preparation services, polished screeding, floor restoration Amesbury, acoustic flooring, cellar floor screeding, waterproof screeding, and lots more floor screeding tasks.
Floor Screeding Wiltshire
In Wiltshire you can also get: Roundway floor screeding, South Marston floor screeders, Ludgershall screeding specialists, Burbage floor levelling, Great Bedwyn floor screeding, Calne floor screeding, Wilton floor screeding, Durrington floor screeding, Bishops Cannings screeding specialists, South Tedworth screeding, Market Lavington floor levelling, Corsham floor levelling, Wroughton floor screeders, Ramsey screeding specialists, Codford screeding specialists, Ramsey floor screeding, Ramsbury screeding specialists, Roundway screeding, Mere floor levelling, Bromham floor screeders, Dilton Marsh floor screeders, Larkhill floor screeders, Idmiston screeding, Market Lavington screeding, Winterbourne Gunner floor screeders, Haydon Wick screeding, Great Bedwyn screeding specialists, Hullavington floor screeders, Sherston floor levelling, Purton floor levelling.
Floor Screeding Near Amesbury
Also: South Newton screeding, Netton screeding, Countess screeding, Idmiston screeding, Larkhill screeding, Ratfyn screeding, Figheldean screeding, Durrington screeding, Porton screeding, Upper Woodford screeding, Great Durnford screeding, Salterton screeding, Bulford screeding, Salisbury screeding, Newton Tony screeding, Rollestone and more.
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Floor screeding has recently been required in the following Amesbury areas - Kickdom Close, Nevil Close, Avonstoke Close, Redworth Drive, Solar Way, Beacon Close, Barnes Wallis Close, Conyger Road, Old Granary Lane, Hurley Close, Stockport Road, Mckie Road, Tollgate Close, Nursery Close, Javelin Close, South Mill Road, Bawdsey Road, Fairfax Close, Canbury Close, Lynchets Road, Annetts Close, Geneville Rise, Westland Close, Kilford Close, Flit Croft, Beyer Road, Winchester Close, as well as the following Amesbury area postcodes: SP4 7JZ, SP4 7HP, SP4 7HA, SP4 7AD, SP4 7GA, SP4 7HF, SP4 7JL, SP4 7DG, SP4 0BJ, SP4 7JH.
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