Floor Screeding Barry Wales (CF62): If you are planning to install under floor heating, have an uneven or damaged floor or are renovating a property or cellar in your Barry home, then it's time to consider contacting a professional floor screeding company. Floor screeding gives a smooth, level finish to a coarse sub-base floor, and allows you to lay a suitable flooring material, (carpets, tiles, boards etc) over it. Floor screeding will provide a durable, quality finish for virtually any room.
FLOOR SCREEDING CONTRACTORS BARRY
A dependable floor screeding company in Barry will have knowledge and experience to help you achieve a perfect floor in whatever size room you are renovating. They will assess your project and figure out the appropriate type of screed you need and the best strategy for applying it.
Your screeding specialist will also notify you if a structural engineer is needed for your project, to evaluate any point loadings, load requirements and flex strength that your screed floor might require to conform with current building regulations and British Standards.
The training and skills that a screeding specialist brings to your project should guarantee a successful end result and help in extending the life of your floor. There are many kinds of screed and picking the right mix and laying approach is essential to create a high quality floor which is hard-wearing and fit for purpose.
Ensure you get at least two or three price quotes for your Barry screeding project and also ask what standard of finish each quotation is for. The price quote may be based on what's called the Surface Regularity, or SR number. SR2 and SR3 may be more affordable options, but the floor screeding finish could have deviations and errors, whilst SR1 guarantees a pretty much perfect quality of finish. Any errors in the screeding (as might arise with SR2 or SR3) may cause problems in laying flooring due to ridges, indentations, flat spots in the floor surface.
British Standards BS8204 sets down the guidelines and regulations that all Barry screeding installers is obliged to follow, and if applying specialist screeding solutions, (Gypsol, Cemfloor, Flowcrete etc), they ought to be approved by the manufacturers as being trained and skilled in their use. This accreditation scheme highlights a firm's training and performance in the application of a manufacturer's screeding merchandise.
Commercial screeders in Barry will generally undertake floor screeding projects in schools, hotels, shopping centres, warehouses, hospitals and factories.
TYPES OF SCREED
Standard Screeds - Widely used in residential projects where the blend of sand and cement is good for standard footfall usage. This mix comprises a 5:1 ratio of sand to cement. This 5 to 1 ratio standard flooring screed will set hard at a rate of one millimetre per day after application.
Fibre Reinforced Screed - The preferred option where underfloor heating is being installed in domestic homes in Barry. The improved strength and flex offered by the fibres in this screed help protect the floor from shrinkage and cracking due to heat. The screed will set hard at a rate of roughly 1mm/day.
Industrial and Heavy Duty Screed - A screed designed for high load and heavy traffic areas where the maximum possible durability and strength is essential.
Polymer Screeds - A high strength flooring solution where a reduced thickness is required. Polymer screeds are available from many screed manufacturers and owing to their varying chemical compositions have specific curing times for each product.
Advanced Drying and Fast Drying Screeds - If there's a need to use the floor as quickly as possible a fast drying screed may be used. They're normally a fibre reinforced screed that dries out at a rate of between 3-7mm/day per day and are employed in time-sensitive flooring projects.
Liquid or Self-Levelling Screeds - Used to produce the highest quality of finish, especially where SR1 levels are needed, by a latex and cement material. The self-levelling compound provides a clean and smooth surface over a rough substrate or damaged floor to enable all flooring materials to be laid. Even with a depth of 1mm, the latex polymers within the screed provide a high strength surface for a wide range of uses.
SCREEDING PREPARATION AND INSTALLATION
Screeding installers will have to prepare all areas before proceeding with any other work in order to ensure a high quality and hard wearing screed flooring. Any grease, oil, debris and paint on the existing floor level can affect the bonding of the screed, and should be eradicated.
If any cleaning products were used during this stage it's important to make sure that no residues of detergents or soaps are left on the floor surface and it is permitted to dry out naturally. It is essential to repair any crevices or cracks in the floor surface to avoid them being reflected and "travelling" up into the newly screeded floor. A site survey will enable the screeding company to identify these preparation areas and complete them before starting to apply the screed layer.
To shield the screeding layer and flooring materials from dampness rising up through the ground, a DPM (damp proof membrane) will have to be installed. Different gauges of special polythene may be used as a damp proof membrane and also act as a buffer for the screed and any insulation panels.
If the area is at risk from radon then an additional barrier is needed to prevent the gas from entering from the ground. An air-tight membrane may be suitable in places with low emissions of radon, but in more extreme cases there may have to be a more sophisticated extraction and ventilation system to remove any harmful radon gases.
The final stage of surface preparation is the spraying or painting of a primer or sealant. Primers and sealers assist with the bonding process and are specialist applications specifically designed for the kind of screed being applied. These substances need certified technicians to apply them in the correct ratios by using custom-made equipment, such as airless sprays.
Before any screed is poured, any under floor heating (if required) will now be installed. The underfloor heating system is laid out in the correct pattern and secured firmly to insulation panels to avoid any movement during screed pouring process. Underfloor heating is one of the most efficient ways to heat a room and a properly installed system should provide even level of warmth across the floor area.
If you are not fitting under floor heating the screed will now be prepared on site and poured. Your screeding company will give you advice on which screed type is best for your requirements, in line with your proposed use of the room. Bear in mind that even quick drying and advanced screeds have a minimum of twenty four hours before you're able to walk on any laid surfaces and at least 72 hours before any flooring materials can be laid. Manufacturer's drying guidelines for heavy duty and standard screeds should be followed so as to achieve a quality finish and provide a stable and long lasting surface.
As soon as the screeding has hardened it can be quality checked to establish the SR level. The standard SR test uses a 2 mtr long straight-edge to check for any variations in the screed surface.
- SR1 - SR1 is the best specification and allows just three millimetres of deviation from the straight-edge.
- SR2 - The standard flooring in commercial and industrial builds is classed as SR2 and has a maximum deviation of 5mm across the whole floor surface.
- SR3 - If the deviation is 10 millimetres or less the screed quality is classed as SR3 and is fine for garage and utility areas.
If your screed floor has been laid with specific loading in mind then a structural engineer will be necessary to perform tests. The assessment will make sure that your newly laid screeded surface is viable for the load point requirements laid out in the original site survey. This can include a "drop hammer test" which records specific data on the strength and flexibility of the screed. The precise testing and measurement tools mean that this can only be conducted by a certified structural engineer heeding the British Standards BS8204 guidelines. (Tags: Screeding Barry, Floor Screeding Barry, Floor Screed Barry, Floor Screeding Services Barry).
Floor screeding services are available in Barry and also nearby in: St Nicholas, Lavernock, Penmark, St Athan, Dinas Powys, Cardiff, East Aberthaw, Culverhouse Cross, Fonmon, Leckwith, Llandough, Rhoose, Penarth, Bonvilston, Wenvoe, Sully, Cadoxton, and in these postcodes CF62 6NT, CF62 5XA, CF62 5QL, CF62 6RE, CF62 5BY, CF62 6JR, CF62 5TX, CF62 5AT, CF62 5AJ, CF62 5UA. Locally based Barry floor screeders will most likely have the phone code 01446 and the postcode CF62. Click the "quote" banner to get info on screeding services in your location.
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Screeding Enquiries Wales
Recently posted Wales floor screeding postings: Kane Flower recently enquired about screeding a floor and installing underfloor heating in Tonyrefail, Wales. Raees Irvine and Gabriella Irvine recently asked for an estimate for screeding over an old concrete floor in Aberporth. Emmanuella Woodward recently enquired about getting a price for screeding the floor of a workshop in Wattsville, Wales. Mr and Mrs Pope recently enquired about screeding a lounge and kitchen floor in Caerwent. Daniyal Alderson recently requested a quote for screeding the floor of a utility room in Monmouth, Wales. Atticus Collett recently requested a price quote for screeding the entire ground floor of a property in Broughton, Wales. Oscar and Iyla Hartley recently enquired about getting a price for screeding a living room floor in Rhostyllen. Mr and Mrs Macpherson recently enquired about getting a price for screeding the floor of a garage in Fochriw.
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Over the past twelve months screeded floors had been installed in these Barry streets: Cwm Barry Way, Skomer Road, The Rise, Albert Street, Charles Place, Breaksea Drive, St Brannocks Close, Church Lane, Brock Street, The Crescent, St Michaels Close, Baird Rise, Aberaeron Close, Thaw Close, Castle Road, Ash Grove, Teifi Drive, Cledwen Close, St Anns Court, Tensing Terrace, Coychurch Rise, Southesk Place, St Brides Way, Brookside, Somerset Road East, Trem-y-don, Slade Road, Tintern Close, and in these Wales postcodes: CF62 6NT, CF62 5XA, CF62 5QL, CF62 6RE, CF62 5BY, CF62 6JR, CF62 5TX, CF62 5AT, CF62 5AJ, CF62 5UA.
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