Floor Screeding Bideford Devon (EX39): If you are planning to install underfloor heating, are renovating a property or basement or have an uneven or damaged floor in your Bideford property, it is a good time to think about bringing in a floor screeding professional. Before you can lay a final floor covering, be it tile, wood or carpet, the surface of the floor should be as flat as possible; which is why floor screeding is frequently essential. If you want your floors to last then a floor screed is one of the most important factors in any building or renovation project.
FLOOR SCREEDING COMPANIES BIDEFORD
A reputable floor screeding company in Bideford will have all the know-how and experience to help you achieve a perfect floor in whichever size or shape of room you're renovating. After assessing your project they will give you advice on the perfect choice of screed and which strategy for laying it is most suited to your situation.
It may be necessary, based on the proposed use of the space, for a structural engineering survey to abide by building regulations on flex strength, load bearing and point loadings of the screed floor.
Working with a qualified and highly trained specialist will ensure that you get the correct form of screed for the room's intended purpose and get the optimum lifespan out of the resulting floor. There are many kinds of floor screed and choosing the correct mix and installation approach is crucial if you are to create a top quality floor that's durable and fit for purpose.
There are a number of screeding specialists in the Bideford area so if possible get multiple estimates for your floor screeding project before picking a contractor and know to what standard of finish is it for. The price quote may be based on what's called the Surface Regularity, or SR figure. Each of the three SR levels deliver different qualities of finish, with SR1 being the best, with the least amount of deviation over the area. Any errors or imperfections in the screeding (as might occur with SR2 or SR3) may cause problems in laying flooring owing to flat spots, ridges, indentations in the floor surface.
British Standards BS8204 lays out the guidelines and regulations that all Bideford screeding installers is obliged to follow, and if applying specialist screeding solutions, (Gypsol, Flowcrete, Cemfloor etc), they ought to be certified by the manufacturers as being skilled and trained in their use. This accreditation scheme showcases a firm's training and high quality performance in the usage of a manufacturer's screeding products.
For larger screeding projects in shops, schools, warehouses, salons, factories and hospitals, dedicated commercial screeders in Bideford will be needed.
TYPES OF SCREED
Standard Screeds - This is perfect for basic domestic use and is a blend of cement and sand. The standard screed is a mix of five parts sand to one of cement. This 5:1 ratio standard screed will set hard at a rate of 1mm per day after laying.
Fast Drying and Advanced Drying Screeds - As the name suggest, these screeds dry quickly and allow you to use the floor area much sooner. Most of the fast drying screeds are fibre reinforced and are suitable for a wide range of flooring projects where the quicker curing rate of 3-7mm/day is a considerable advantage.
Polymer Screeds - An extremely high strength solution where a reduced screed thickness is required. Due to their different chemical compositions, these screeds have varying setting times which you can verify by viewing manufacturer's product guidelines.
Self-Levelling or Liquid Screeds - When the highest possible standard of finish is required this formula of cement and latex is used to achieve SR1 level floor screeding. This self-levelling compound provides a smooth and level surface over a rough substrate or damaged floor to allow all flooring materials to be laid. These can be as little as 1mm thick, and because of the latex polymers, will still provide high strength.
Fibre Reinforced Screed - Used with under floor heating systems and is the preferred choice in these projects. The special fibres in this screed enhance it's durability and strength whilst also safeguarding against thermal cracking and shrinkage. It's got a setting rate of one millimetre per day.
Industrial and Heavy Duty Screed - Where levels of traffic are expected to be high or heavy loading of the floor is needed, heavy duty screeds provide maximum strength and durability.
SCREEDING PREPARATION AND INSTALLATION
Screeding installers will have to prepare all areas prior to any other work in order to ensure a hard wearing and quality screed flooring. The original floor surfaces should be cleaned to eliminate any paint, oil, debris and grease which can adversely affect the adhesion of the screeding.
If cleansing products have been used it's important to remove any remnants of detergent, soap etc, and allow the floor surface to dry naturally. It is vital to mend any cracks or crevices in the floor surface to avoid them being visible and "travelling" up into the freshly screeded floor. A site survey will enable your Bideford screeding contractor to take note of this preparation work and complete it before starting to pour the screeding.
To shield the flooring materials and screed layer from dampness rising up from the ground, a DPM (damp proof membrane) will have to be installed. The DPM is made of thick polythene and different layers could be used to act as a moisture barrier and air insulating layer for the screed.
If the area is susceptible to radon then an additional barrier is necessary to stop this harmful gas from entering from the ground. A simple airtight membrane could be enough in areas with low radon emissions, but in more severe situations there may need to be a more sophisticated ventilation and extraction system to take away any ground penetrating radon gases.
As soon as the floor base has been properly prepared and all membranes installed, a sealer or primer is then put on. Primers and sealers help with the bonding process and are special applications according to the sort of screed that's being applied. These materials need professional tradesmen to apply them in the appropriate ratios by using custom-made equipment, such as airless sprays.
If you are installing under floor heating, now is the time that it will need to be correctly laid out and installed. Insulation panels will be arranged and the heating pipes and wires will be firmly fastened to prevent any movement while the screed is being poured. When professionally installed an under floor heating system is an excellent way to warm a room and top quality screeding retains its heat, creating an even level of warmth across the floor.
Of course, if you are not fitting underfloor heating, you can just skip this step and get on with applying the screed. Your proposed use of the room will help your screeding company on which form of screed is right for your needs. For quick drying and advanced screeds there will be at least twenty four hours delay before it can be walked over, and a further 3 days minimum before any flooring material can be laid over it. Manufacturer's drying instructions for heavy duty and standard screeds should be observed in order to achieve a quality finish and end up with a stable and even surface.
You can test the SR standard of the finished screed once it is set enough for walking on. Using a two metre straight-edge the floor surface is examined for any dips, ridges and deviations in the surface of the screed.
- SR1 - SR1 is the highest specification and permits only three millimetres of disparity from the straight-edge.
- SR2 - If the floor has a deviation from the straight-edge of 5 millimetres or less it is SR2 quality and is the normal standard for commercial and industrial projects.
- SR3 - For a utility area or room where the quality of finish is fairly inconsequential the SR3 is the specification and should have a maximum deviation measurement of ten millimetres or less.
There might also be a requirement for a qualified structural engineer to conduct a soundness test. This assessment will ascertain the strength of the screed and the viability for its proposed use. A drop hammer test will be conducted at various areas on the screed layer and the results recorded. Any screed floor that's got load bearing requirements must be okayed by a qualified structural engineer observing the BS8204 guidelines. (Tags: Floor Screed Bideford, Floor Screeding Bideford, Floor Screeding Services Bideford, Screeding Bideford).
Floor screeding services are available in Bideford and also in: Appledore, Littleham, Fairy Cross, Barnstaple, Handy Cross, Instow, Monkleigh, East-the-Water, Westleigh, Northam, Landcross, Abbotsham, Eastleigh, Tapeley, Westward Ho!, Weare Gifford, and in these postcodes EX39 2NJ, EX39 2RA, EX39 2BW, EX39 3BG, EX39 2QZ, EX39 2LJ, EX39 2NR, EX39 2NX, EX39 2DA, EX39 2DX. Local Bideford floor screeders will most likely have the telephone code 01237 and the postcode EX39.
Tools Required by a Floor Screeding Specialist
- Straight Edge
- Knee Protectors
- Tape Measure
- Floor Profiler
- Spirit Level
- Dappling Bar
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Screeding Enquiries Devon
Current Devon floor screeding customer projects: Denny and Bella Day recently enquired about getting a price for screeding an extension floor in Ipplepen. Arham Milne and Marwah Milne recently enquired about getting a price for screeding a kitchen and lounge floor in a bungalow in Chudleigh Knighton. Aleksandra Hutchison and Karol Hutchison recently asked for an estimate for screeding a living room floor in Bickleigh. Rehan and Soraya Mcghee recently enquired about screeding the floor of a cellar in Berrynarbor, Devon. Mr and Mrs Myatt recently requested an estimate for screeding the entire ground floor of a cottage in Kingswear, Devon. Nuala Lavery and Klay Lavery recently requested a price quote for screeding the floor of a utility room in Bovey Tracey, Devon. Jessie Andrews recently asked for an estimate for screeding the floor of a basement in Malborough, Devon. Charlotte Lawler recently requested an estimate for screeding a garage floor in a terraced house in Malborough, Devon.
Floor Screeding Near Bideford
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Floor screeding has recently been required in the following Bideford roads - Market Place, High View, Rowe Close, Kenwith View, Northdown Drive, Scratchface Lane, Ford Rise, Coach Drive, Brecon Close, Hamilton Close, Chubb Road, Trent Close, Catshole Lane, Buttgarden Street, South Avenue, Bank End, West View Avenue, Meadowville Road, Newport Terrace, Brook Field Street, Bridgeland Street, Heathfield Road, Higher Gunstone, Ochil Close, Providence Row, Laurel Avenue, as well as these local Bideford postcodes: EX39 2NJ, EX39 2RA, EX39 2BW, EX39 3BG, EX39 2QZ, EX39 2LJ, EX39 2NR, EX39 2NX, EX39 2DA, EX39 2DX.
Other Useful Trades in Bideford Devon
Needless to say, whenever you're doing home repairs and improvements in Bideford, Devon, you'll probably need all kinds of different tradespeople and as well as a floor screeder in Bideford, Devon, you may also need a building contractor in Bideford, waste removal in Bideford, a plasterer in Bideford, a plumber in Bideford, a heating engineer in Bideford, a carpet fitter in Bideford, a handyman in Bideford, an electrician in Bideford, a floor tiler in Bideford, plastic flooring in Bideford, a carpenter in Bideford, an underfloor heating specialist in Bideford, vinyl flooring in Bideford, a bricklayer in Bideford, and other different Bideford tradesmen.
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