Floor Screeding Castlereagh Northern Ireland (BT6): If you are hoping to install under floor heating, are restoring a property or cellar or have an uneven or damaged floor in your Castlereagh home, it is the perfect time to think about hiring a professional floor screeding company. Floor screeding gives a smooth finish to a basic sub-base, and will allow you to lay a suitable flooring material, (boards, carpets, tiles etc) on top of it. The screed is a vital process to ensure a durable and quality finish to the entire floor structure.
FLOOR SCREEDING COMPANIES CASTLEREAGH
A professional floor screeding specialist in Castlereagh will have knowledge and experience to help you achieve a perfectly finished floor in whichever shape or size of room you are working on. They will be able to assess your project and figure out the correct kind of screed you need and how best to apply it.
Your screeding specialist will also let you know if a structural engineer is needed for your undertaking, in order to check on point loadings, load bearing and flex strength that your screed floor may require to conform with British Standards and building regulations.
The training and skills that a certified screeding technician brings to your project should guarantee a high quality result and help to prolong the lifetime of your floor. A correct blend of screed and the techniques used in laying it are also important to ensure the ultimate intergrity of your floor.
There are a number of screeding companies in and around Castlereagh so see if you can get multiple estimates for your screeding project before choosing a contractor and know to what standard of finish is it for. The estimate may be based on what is called the Surface Regularity, or SR number. Each of the 3 SR levels deliver different qualities of finish, with SR1 offering the best, with the least amount of deviation over the surface area. An SR2 or SR3 standard could mean there will be ridges or flat spots that could cause problems when installing your final flooring materials.
British Standards BS8204 lays out the guidelines and regulations that all Castlereagh screeding companies are required to follow, and if applying specialist screeding solutions, (Cemfloor, Flowcrete, Gypsol etc), they must be certified by the manufacturers as being skilled and trained in their use. The training and assessment of a floor screeding company by such manufacturers is emphasised by the use of the accreditation scheme, and offers assurances of reliability and safe working practices on any flooring project involving their materials.
Castlereagh commercial screeders might be involved in screeding floors in hospitals, warehouses, salons, schools, factories and shopping centres.
TYPES OF SCREED
Standard Screeds - Frequently used in domestic projects where the combination of sand and cement is ideal for normal floor traffic use. 5 parts sand to 1 part cement is the normal mixture for standard screeds. Once laid this 5:1 ratio will dry at a rate of 1mm per day.
Industrial and Heavy Duty Screed - A screed designed for high load and heavy traffic areas where maximum durability and strength is necessary.
Polymer Screeds - When a lower thickness of floor is needed on account of construction factors, a polymer screed offers a high strength resolution to this situation. Manufacturer's guidelines for curing times differ across the various product ranges.
Fast Drying and Advanced Drying Screeds - If there is a need to use the area in question as quickly as possible a fast drying screed might be a good choice. The majority of the fast drying screeds are fibre reinforced and are appropriate for a wide variety of flooring projects where the speedier drying rate of three to seven millimetres is advantageous.
Self-Levelling or Liquid Screeds - When the highest possible standard of finish is required this formula of cement and latex is employed to produce SR1 quality screeding. Largely used to improve a damaged floor or poor substrate level to enable the laying of a new flooring surface, such as vinyl planks over the top of it. This liquid screed can be poured to a thickness of just one millimetre, but still provides a high strength surface for a varied selection of flooring materials.
Fibre Reinforced Screed - The preferred option where under floor heating is being installed in residential properties in Castlereagh. The greater strength and flexibility offered by the fibres within the screed mix help protect the resulting floor from thermal cracking and shrinkage. The screed will dry out at a rate of 1mm/day.
SCREEDING PREPARATION AND INSTALLATION
Good preparation is vital for a quality finished screed surface that will be hard wearing and durable. Any debris, grease, oil and paint on the original floor surface can adversely affect the adhesion of the screed, and must be eradicated.
If cleaning products were used it is essential to remove any residues of soap etc, and allow the surface to dry naturally. If screeding over a stone or cement floor any cracks should be repaired to stop them from "travelling" through the screed layer and causing deviations on the finished floor surface. An experienced Castlereagh screeding installer will take note of these problems during a on-site survey and make certain all preparations are finished before pressing on with the next stages of the screeding process.
Before any screeding can be poured a damp proof membrane (DPM) will have to be put down to shield the screed and final flooring from moisture. Different gauges of polythene sheets may be used as a DPM and also act as a barrier for the screed and any insulation materials.
If your house is located in an area where radon gas is present a supplementary barrier layer is required to prevent radon gas from seeping through. If radon gas occurs in severe doses then a full ventilation system may be installed beneath the screed which will remove any gases that could seep in from ground level.
As soon as these steps have been taken the screeding company will apply a primer or sealer to the prepared base surface. Primers help with the bonding process and are special applications specifically designed for the sort of screed that's being applied. These products require experienced tradesmen to apply them in the right ratios by using airless sprays and other bespoke equipment.
Before the screeding is laid, any under floor heating will now be laid out. The under floor heating system is laid out in the correct pattern and firmly attached to insulation panels to avoid any movement in the course of the screed installation process. Warmth is evenly spread across a floor area in an expertly installed under floor heating system, and with it being an effective choice of heating, it's a good choice for many Castlereagh home renovation projects.
Needless to say, if you're not putting in underfloor heating, you simply skip this step and get on with applying the floor screed. Your use of the room will help the screeding company on which kind of floor screed is perfect for your requirements. After the application of the screed there will be at least twenty four hours (for advanced and quick drying screeds) before you're able to walk over the surface, and a seventy two hour minimum drying time for the laying of any floor coverings. If you are hoping to end up with a well finished and durable floor surface you must stick to the manufacturer's guidelines with regards to standard and heavy duty screeds where the timescale will be longer.
As soon as the screed has set it can be quality checked to verify the SR standard. The test involves using a two metre straight edge laid on the surface and any variations from true are measured.
- SR1 - Disparities of three millimetres or less being measured across the whole area shows your screed floor to be of the finest quality and specified as SR1.
- SR2 - The normal standard flooring in commercial and industrial builds is classed as SR2 and has a maximum possible deviation of five millimetres across the entire screed.
- SR3 - If the deviation is 10 millimetres or less the quality of the screeding is categorised as SR3 and is highly suitable for utility and garage areas.
If your screeding has been installed with particular loading in mind then a qualified structural engineer will be needed to conduct the assessment. The testing will make sure that your new screed is suitable for the load point requirements set down in the original site survey. An assessment called the drop hammer test will be carried out at various areas on the screed and the outcomes noted. Any screed floor that's got point load requirements must be approved by a trained structural engineer observing the BS8204 regulations. (Tags: Floor Screeding Services Castlereagh, Floor Screeding Castlereagh, Screeding Castlereagh, Floor Screed Castlereagh).
Floor screeding services are available in Castlereagh and also in: Ormeau, Dunmurry, Carryduff, Saintfield, Newtownards, Lisburn, Andersontown, Comber, Finaghy, Ballgowan, Dundonald, Crossnacreevy, Drumbo, Hannahstown, Moneyreagh, Belfast, and in these postcodes BT16 0EQ, BT16 0JH, BT16 0PD, BT16 0NE, BT16 0LW, BT16 0EZ, BT16 0LN, BT16 0AW, BT16 0PG, BT16 0LT. Local Castlereagh floor screeders will most likely have the postcode BT6 and the dialling code 028.
Screeding Enquiries Northern Ireland
Latest Northern Ireland floor screeding job requests: Alissa Court recently requested an estimate for screeding a garage floor in Rostrevor, Northern Ireland. Aminah Houghton and Finlay Houghton recently requested an estimate for screeding the floor of a kitchen in Dromore. Che Abel recently enquired about getting a price for screeding a living room floor in Springvale. David Mckee and Nala Mckee recently asked for an estimate for screeding an extension floor in Donaghadee, Northern Ireland. Chloe Said and Umar Said recently enquired about getting a price for screeding the floor of a utility room in a cottage in Cullybackey. Marshall Boland recently enquired about screeding the floor of a cellar in Crossgar, Northern Ireland. Aaliyah and Lennox Cove recently enquired about getting a price for screeding the entire ground floor of a house in Portrush. Blake and Lorena Howarth recently requested a quotation for screeding a workshop floor in Killyleagh.
The Tools You'll Need For Floor Screeding
- Humidity Tester
- Floor Profile
- Knee Protection
- Straight Edge
- Heavy Duty Spirit Level
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In the last 12 months screeded floors had been laid in the following Castlereagh streets: Lillie Court, Kings Oak Manor, Beechill Grove, Blaris Road, Primrose Garden Village, Ballymacoss Avenue, Warren Close, Grovehill Avenue, Kensington Close, Wesley Street, Sloan Street, Green Hill, Ballymacoss Close, Belsize Lane, Limehill Road, Fulmar Crescent, Budore Road, Warren Park Avenue, Market Street, Green Park, Richmond Avenue, Siskin Drive, Ashcroft Park, The Island, Pot Hill Lane, Coronation Court, Hillsborough Road, Beechfield Mews, Carricknaveagh Road, and in these Northern Ireland postcodes: BT16 0EQ, BT16 0JH, BT16 0PD, BT16 0NE, BT16 0LW, BT16 0EZ, BT16 0LN, BT16 0AW, BT16 0PG, BT16 0LT.
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