Floor Screeding Bewdley Worcestershire (DY12): A floor screeding professional can level an uneven or damaged floor, help with renovations or help to install under floor heating on your Bewdley home or business premises, when needed. A screed is used to create a smooth floor surface on top of a concrete sub-base and give a solid foundation for you final flooring material. If you want your floors to last then a floor screed is the most important factor in any building or renovation project.
FLOOR SCREEDING CONTRACTORS BEWDLEY
A reliable screeding specialist in Bewdley will have all the experience and know-how to help you achieve a perfect floor in whichever size or shape of room you are renovating. They will assess the project and determine the correct kind of screed you require and how best to apply it.
It might be a requirement, depending on the intended use of the area in question, for a survey by a structural engineer to conform with building regulations on flex strength, point loadings and load bearing of the screed floor.
Skilled and qualified tradesmen are necessary for a successful result and will extend your floor's lifespan through the use of the right form of screed for your room's allocated purpose. There are numerous types of screeding and choosing the appropriate mix and installation technique is critical to create a quality floor that's hard-wearing and fit for purpose.
Before deciding on a screeding specialist from the many based in the Bewdley area, ask to what standard of finish they're basing their price quote, and also ensure that you get multiple estimates. The SR (Surface Regularity) finish is the figure to watch out for when receiving an estimate from Bewdley floor screeding companies. SR1 is the highest standard, and while SR2 and SR3 may seem less costly at first glance, they do not guarantee a perfectly flat or even surface. This could mean that you might have to rectify any patches that may cause problems when laying your final flooring material.
Every Bewdley screeding company has to adhere to British Standards (BS8204) and should have some kind of accreditation from the manufacturers of specialised screeding materials and equipment, e.g. Gypsol, Cemfloor, Flowcrete. A contractor holding such accreditation indicates they have been assessed and trained in the use of these screeding products and can offer a high quality standard in all aspects of their installation.
For the screeding of floors in shopping centres, factories, schools, hospitals, warehouses and restaurants, dedicated Bewdley commercial screeders will be required.
TYPES OF SCREED
Standard Screeds - This is good for normal residential use and is a mix of cement and sand. The standard screed is a mixture of 5 parts sand to one of cement. The standard flooring screed dries at a rate of 1mm thickness each day.
Fibre Reinforced Screed - The first choice where under floor heating is being installed in residential homes in Bewdley. The special fibres in the screed improve overall durability and strength whilst also safeguarding against thermal shrinkage and cracking. It dries out at the same rate as a standard screed of one millimetre per day.
Industrial and Heavy Duty Screed - Designed for maximum durability and strength on floors where traffic is expected to be high or specific loading of the floor base is needed.
Polymer Screeds - Provides a high level of strength with a reduced thickness. Because of their different chemical compositions, these screeds have varying drying times which can be verified by checking manufacturer's own product guidelines.
Liquid or Self-Levelling Screeds - A latex and cement solution which can achieve the highest standard of finish to SR1 levels. Mainly used to finish off a damaged floor or poor substrate level in order to lay a new flooring surface, such as tiling on the top of it. This liquid screed can be laid to a thickness of only 1mm, but still provides a high strength base to take a selection of flooring materials.
Advanced Drying and Fast Drying Screeds - If there is a need to move forward urgently with the work due to time restraints, these screeds dry much quicker than standard flooring screeds. Drying at a rate of 3-7mm/day, depending on the mixture, they are generally a fibre reinforced kind of screed and are great for projects which have tight schedules.
SCREEDING PREPARATION AND INSTALLATION
To ensure that the screeding is of a good quality finish which is durable and hard wearing, time must be spent on preparing the area prior to any screed being laid. The original floor surface should be thoroughly cleaned to eliminate any paint, debris, oil and grease that might affect the bond of the screed.
If any cleaning products were used during this stage it's important to make certain that no residues of detergents or soaps are left on the surface and it is permitted to dry out naturally. It is necessary to fix any crevices or cracks in the base to stop them being mirrored and "travelling" upwards into the freshly screeded floor. During an on-site survey your Bewdley screeding company will ascertain what preparations are needed before any actual screeding work begins.
To shield the flooring materials and screed layer from dampness rising up through the ground, a damp proof membrane (DPM) will have to be laid. The DPM is made of thick polythene sheeting and different layers might be used to act as a moisture barrier and air insulating layer for the screed.
If your property is located in a place where radon is found a supplementary barrier layer is needed to prevent radon gas from seeping through. If radon is present in severe doses then a full ventilation and extraction system might be needed underneath the layer of screed which will extract any gases that might seep in from ground level.
The final stage of the surface preparation process is the spraying or painting of a sealant or primer. Sealers and primers assist with the bonding process and are specialist applications according to the sort of screed that is being applied. These substances require experienced contractors to apply them in the correct proportions by using airless sprays and other tailor-made equipment.
Before any screed can be laid, any underfloor heating will now be installed. Insulation panels can be laid out and the heating pipes and cabling will be securely attached to prevent any movement whilst the screed is being applied. Under floor heating is one of the most effective ways to heat a room and a professionally installed system should give an even warmth all over the floor.
The screed can now be mixed and prepared on site and poured onto the floor base. Your intended use of the room will help your screeding specialist on what form of floor screed is appropriate for your requirements. Don't forget that even advanced and quick drying screeds have a minimum of twenty four hours before you can walk on any laid surface and at least 72 hours before any flooring materials can be fitted. Manufacturer's drying instructions for standard and heavy duty screeds must be observed so as to achieve a quality finish and end up with a stable and long lasting floor surface.
Once the screeding has set it can be checked for quality to ascertain its SR standard. The basic SR test involves the use of a two metre straight edge to check for any variations in the screeded surface.
- SR1 - SR1 is the best level and allows only 3 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 entire screeded floor.
- SR3 - SR3 is utility standard where a perfect quality finish is not needed. This specification allows for a maximium deviation of ten millimetres.
If your screed has been installed with specific loading in mind then a structural engineer is going to be required to perform these soundness tests. The assessment will make sure that your new screed is suitable for the load bearing requirements set down in the site survey. The screed could be subjected to what is known as a drop hammer test to determine flexibility and strength at specific points. Only fully qualified structural engineers following the British Standards BS8204 guidelines are allowed to carry out these tests and sign off on the structural integrity of a screed floor. (Tags: Screeding Bewdley, Floor Screed Bewdley, Floor Screeding Services Bewdley, Floor Screeding Bewdley).
Floor screeding services are available in Bewdley and also in nearby places like: Wribbenhall, Ribbesford, Stourport, Dunley, Habberley, Kidderminster, Long Bank, Hoobrook, Cookley, Franche, Heighington, Summerhill, Worcester, Catchems End, Wolverley, Beach Hay, and in these postcodes DY12 2BJ, DY12 2BB, DY12 1QB, DY12 1BS, DY12 1BY, DY12 1DL, DY12 1ND, DY12 1HA, DY12 1BH, DY11 7ER. Local Bewdley floor screeders will most likely have the postcode DY12 and the telephone code 01299. Simply click the "quote" form or banner to get specifics of screeding services in your area.
Screeding Enquiries Worcestershire
The latest Worcestershire floor screeding customer job requests: Mr and Mrs Benjamin recently enquired about getting a price for screeding a workshop floor in Pebworth. Arthur and Neave Mortimer recently enquired about getting a price for screeding the floor of a kitchen in a terraced house in Romsley. Alfie-James Mcgill and Kaitlyn Mcgill recently enquired about screeding the floor of an extension in Blakedown. Norah and Mikaeel Marsh recently requested a quotation for screeding a cellar floor in Blakedown, Worcestershire. Jorge and Annabella Bristow recently enquired about getting a price for screeding a living room floor in a cottage in Lower Broadheath. Lili and Wilfred Newman recently requested a quote for screeding the entire ground floor of a semi-detached house in Astley. Amiyah Whitehead and Peter Whitehead recently requested a quotation for screeding the floor of a kitchen and lounge in Great Malvern. Eliza Childs recently requested a price quote for installing underfloor heating and screeding a floor in Lower Broadheath, Worcestershire.
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The Tools You'll Need For Screeding Floors
- Straight Edge
- Tape Measure
- Floor Profile
- A Long Spirit Level
- Knee Protectors
- Humidity Tester
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Floor screeding has recently been required in these Bewdley streets - Wynn Close, Hornbeam Close, York Road, Lancaster Road, Wassell Drive, Ingram Crescent, Elton Road, Riverside North, Hop Pole Lane, Pleasant Harbour, Meadow Rise, Riverway Drive, Severn Side North, Church Lane, Lyttelton Road, Lingfield Road, Wyre Hill, Long Bank, Grosvenor Wood, Merricks Close, Coniston Way, Telford Drive, Church View, Derwent Drive, Greenbank Road, Dry Mill Lane, as well as the following Bewdley area postcodes: DY12 2BJ, DY12 2BB, DY12 1QB, DY12 1BS, DY12 1BY, DY12 1DL, DY12 1ND, DY12 1HA, DY12 1BH, DY11 7ER.
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