Floor Screeding Bentley South Yorkshire (DN5): When you are restoring your Bentley home with damaged or uneven floors, or maybe converting a basement or cellar into a functional living space, a competent floor screeding company can offer you a good starting point. Floor screeding gives a smooth 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. If you would like your floors to last then a floor screed is the most important factor in any renovation or building task.
FLOOR SCREEDING EXPERTS BENTLEY
It does not matter how big or small the area you need to be levelled, a professional screeding contractor in Bentley will have the necessary know-how, expertise and equipment to provide you with an outstanding standard of service. After evaluating your project they will give you advice on the optimal choice of screeding and which method of laying it is most appropriate for your situation.
It might be a requirement, depending on the intended use of the area, for a survey by a structural engineer to conform to building regulations on load bearing, point loadings and flex strength of the screed floor.
The training and skills that a certified screeding specialist brings to your project should guarantee a successful result and help to prolong the lifetime of your floors. There are numerous types of screeding and selecting the right mix and installation technique is critical if you are to create a top quality floor that is both fit for purpose and hard-wearing.
There are several screeding companies in and around Bentley so see if you can get multiple estimates for your floor screeding project before picking a company and know to what standard of finish is it for. The Surface Regularity (SR) finish is the number to watch out for when getting a quotation from Bentley floor screeding companies. Each of the three SR levels provide different levels of finish, with SR1 offering the best, with the least amount of deviation over the area of the floor. An SR2 or SR3 standard might mean there are ridges or flat spots that might cause issues when putting down your final flooring surface (tile, wood, carpet etc).
The regulations laid down in the British Standards BS8204 must be observed by all Bentley floor screeding companies and they should also hold accreditation with the manufacturers of specialist screeding materials (Flowcrete, Gypsol, Cemfloor etc.) to verify their competence and safe working practices. This accreditation program demonstrates a company's high quality performance and training in the application of a manufacturer's products.
For the screeding of floors in shopping centres, hospitals, schools, factories, salons and warehouses, specialist Bentley commercial screeders will be needed.
TYPES OF SCREED
Standard Screeds - This is perfect for normal residential usage and comprises a combination of sand and cement. Five parts sand to one part cement is the typical mixture for standard screed. Once its been laid this 5:1 ratio dries at a rate of one millimetre per day.
Fibre Reinforced Screed - The preferred option where underfloor heating is being installed in residential properties in Bentley. The special fibres in this screed increase it's strength and durability whilst also safeguarding against thermal shrinkage and cracking. At approximately 1mm per day, it has the same curing rate to standard screed.
Advanced Drying and Fast Drying Screeds - If you have to use the area in question as soon as possible a fast drying screed can be utilised. Drying at a rate of 3-7mm, subject to the specialised mix, they are usually a fibre reinforced type of screed and are ideal for flooring projects that have tight deadlines.
Liquid or Self-Levelling Screeds - Used to provide a high quality finish, especially in SR1 levels of screeding, by a latex and cement compound. It's primarily needed to provide a smooth, level floor over a poor quality or damaged substrate and enables all types of flooring materials to be used. Even with a depth of 1mm, the latex polymers within the mixture provide a high strength screed for a variety of uses.
Industrial and Heavy Duty Screed - A screed that's designed for heavy traffic and high load areas where the maximum possible strength and durability is crucial.
Polymer Screeds - When a lower thickness of floor is necessary because of building factors, a polymer screed offers a high strength solution to this problem. On account of their different chemical compositions, these screeds have varying drying times which you can verify by studying manufacturer's own product guidelines.
SCREEDING PREPARATION AND INSTALLATION
Good preparation is essential for a high quality screed surface that will be hard wearing and durable. The original floor surface should be cleaned to eliminate any paint, debris, oil and grease that might adversely affect the adhesion of the screed.
If any products are used in this process it is important to ensure that no residues of soaps, detergents or other cleaning products are left on the surface and it's permitted to dry out naturally. If screeding over a cement or stone floor any cracks should be mended to prevent them from "travelling" up through your screed layer and resulting in deviations on the final floor surface. A reputable Bentley screeding company will address such aspects during the on-site survey and make certain that all preparations are finished before pressing on with the next steps in the floor screeding process.
Before any screeding can be poured a DPM (damp proof membrane) will have to be installed to protect the screed and final flooring from moisture damage. There might be 2 or 3 layers of varying thicknesses of polythene to act as a barrier between the insulation layer and screed.
If the area where you live is at risk from radon then an additional barrier is required to prevent this harmful gas from entering from the ground. This can be just a simple air-tight membrane, or in more serious cases a ventilation and extraction system is installed beneath the floor screed to draw out any inflow of radon gas from ground level.
As soon as the floor base has been prepared and all membranes installed, a primer or sealer is then put on. These primers and sealers will ensure the screed bonds perfectly to the floor base and help to produce a high quality finished floor. Due to their special nature, only trained screeding contractors in Bentley should be entrusted with using them safely and correctly and through the use of bespoke equipment for this task.
Under floor heating can now be installed and tested before the screed is applied. The heating pipes and wires are firmly attached to insulation panels to stop any movement and make sure they're laid in the correct position. Underfloor heating is one of the most effective ways to heat a room and a properly installed system should give an even level of warmth in all areas of the floor.
If you're not fitting underfloor heating the screed will now be mixed and prepared in situ and laid. Your screeding company will give you guidance and advice on which screed type is suitable for your needs, in line with your proposed use of the room. Remember that even advanced and quick drying screeds have a minimum of 24 hours before you can walk on any laid surfaces and at least seventy two hours before any floor coverings can be fitted. Manufacturer's drying guidelines for heavy duty and standard screeds should be observed so as to achieve a quality finish and provide an even and stable surface.
You can assess the SR standard of the finished screed as soon as it is solidified enough to walk on. The basic SR test involves the use of a two metre long straight-edge to check for any deviations in the floor surface.
- SR1 - Disparities of 3 millimetres or less being measured over the whole area shows your screed floor to be of the finest quality and classed as SR1.
- SR2 - SR2 is for standard industrial and commercial floors and can deviate from the straight-edge by as much as five millimetres.
- SR3 - If the deviation around the room is 10mm or less the screed quality is classed as SR3 and is fine for utility and garage areas.
It might also be necessary for a qualified structural engineer to perform a soundness test. Using specialist equipment the engineer will evaluate the screeding strength and suitability of use in a load bearing setting. A "drop hammer test" will be conducted on different areas of the screed layer and the results noted. The precise measurement and testing tools needed mean that this can only be conducted by a competent structural engineer respecting the British Standards BS8204 guidelines. (Tags: Floor Screeding Services Bentley, Screeding Bentley, Floor Screeding Bentley, Floor Screed Bentley).
Floor screeding services are available in Bentley and also in: Cusworth, Kirk Sandall, Edenthorpe, Rostholme, Newton, Carcroft, Bentley Rise, Intake, Shaftholme, Scawsby, Wheatley Park, Woodlands, Arksey, Toll Bar, Doncaster, Adwick le Street, and in these postcodes DN5 0HL, DN5 0NW, DN5 0UT, DN5 0ET, DN5 0AT, DN5 9ST, DN5 0DG, DN5 0BD, DN5 0NG, DN5 0DX. Locally based Bentley floor screeders will likely have the dialling code 01302 and the postcode DN5.
South Yorkshire Screeding Enquiries
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The Tools Needed for Screeding Floors
- Straight Edge
- Floor Profiler
- Tape Measure
- Spirit Level
- Knee Protection
- Humidity Tester
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Floor Screeding Near Bentley
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Floor screeding work has recently been done in these Bentley roads and areas - Redbourne Road, Winnipeg Road, Arksey Lane, Daw Wood, Pickering Road, Arthur Street, Park Road, Church Street, Minden Court, Victoria Road, Halmshaw Terrace, Laburnum Place, Daw Lane, Tilts, Burns Street, Old Hall Crescent, Haywood, Asquith Road, Radcliffe Mount, Norwood Drive, Parkland Crescent, Fox Gardens, Stockbridge Lane, Chestnut Court, Storrs Lane, as well as the following local Bentley postcodes: DN5 0HL, DN5 0NW, DN5 0UT, DN5 0ET, DN5 0AT, DN5 9ST, DN5 0DG, DN5 0BD, DN5 0NG, DN5 0DX.
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