Floor Screeding Chatteris Cambridgeshire (PE16): A professional floor screeding company can level a damaged or uneven floor, help install under floor heating or help with renovations on your Chatteris home, when needed. A screed is used to produce a smooth floor on top of a concrete sub-base and provide a good base for you final flooring material. If you would like your floors to last then floor screeding is one of the most important factors in any building or renovation task.
FLOOR SCREEDING EXPERTS CHATTERIS
A dependable floor screeding contractor in Chatteris will have all the know-how and experience to help you achieve a perfectly finished floor in whatever size room you are working on. After assessing your project they will advise you about the perfect choice of screed and which strategy for applying it is most appropriate for your situation.
It may be necessary, according to the intended use of the space, for a survey by a structural engineer to conform to building regulations on point loadings, load requirements and flex strength of the screed floor.
Bringing in a highly trained and skilled flooring specialist will ensure you get the appropriate kind of screed for the room's intended purpose and get the optimum lifespan out of the resulting flooring. Picking the right screeding materials and the best installation technique is vital if you want a quality and durable finish for your floor.
There are several screeding specialists in and around Chatteris so make sure you get multiple estimates for your screeding project before picking out a contractor and know to what standard of finish it's for. The Surface Regularity (SR) finish is the figure to watch out for when studying a quote from your Chatteris screeding contractor. Each of the 3 SR levels provide different standards of finish, with SR1 being the best, with the smallest amount of deviation over the area. An SR2 or SR3 standard may mean there are ridges or flat spots that may cause problems when installing your final floor surface.
The rules and regulations set out in in the British Standards BS8204 must be observed by any Chatteris floor screeding company and they must also be approved by the manufacturers of any specialist screeding materials (Flowcrete, Gypsol, Cemfloor etc.) to substantiate their competence and safe working practices. The training and testing of a screeding company by such manufacturers is underlined by the use of this accreditation scheme, and gives assurances of safe working practices and reliability on any project which involves their materials.
Chatteris commercial screeders will be involved in screeding floors in factories, shopping centres, hospitals, warehouses, schools and boutiques.
TYPES OF SCREED
Standard Screeds - This is perfect for regular residential usage and comprises a combination of sand and cement. 5 parts sand to 1 part cement is the normal mixture for standard flooring screeds. Once laid this 5:1 ratio dries at a rate of one millimetre per day.
Advanced Drying and Fast Drying Screeds - If there is a need to use the area in question as soon as possible a fast drying screed might be a good choice. Drying out at a rate of three to seven millimetres, depending on the specialised mix, they're generally a fibre reinforced type of screed and are perfect for flooring projects that have tight deadlines.
Polymer Screeds - These provide a high level of strength with a minimal thickness. The setting times vary according to product guidelines.
Industrial and Heavy Duty Screed - Where traffic levels are high or heavy loading of the floor is necessary, heavy duty screeds provide maximum strength and durability.
Fibre Reinforced Screed - Used mostly with underfloor heating systems and is the favoured option in these projects. The increased flexibility and strength provided by the special fibres in this screed mix help protect the flooring from cracking and shrinkage due to heat. It's got a drying rate of one millimetre per day.
Liquid or Self-Levelling Screeds - When the highest possible standard of finish is required this solution of latex and cement is employed to produce SR1 quality floor screeding. This self-levelling compound provides a clean and smooth surface over a damaged floor or rough substrate to enable all flooring materials to be laid. This liquid screed can be laid to a depth of only 1mm, but will still provide a high strength base to take a varied selection of flooring materials.
SCREEDING PREPARATION AND INSTALLATION
Preparation is crucial for a top quality screed surface that will be hard wearing and durable. Any oil, paint, debris and grease on the existing floor surface can affect the bonding of the screed, and should be eliminated.
Any cleaning chemicals used during this phase should leave no residues, and the floor surface must be allowed to dry by itself naturally. If screeding over a stone or cement floor any cracks should be mended to stop them from "travelling" up through your screed layer and producing deviations on the finished floor surface. A competent Chatteris screeding installer will take note of these aspects during a on-site survey and ensure that all preparations are complete before moving on to the next stages of the screeding process.
A DPM (damp proof membrane) will be installed after the preparation work has been finished to stop ground dampness getting into the flooring materials and screed. Different gauges of specialised polythene could be used as a DPM and also serve as a buffer for the screed and any insulation panels.
If your home is located in a place where radon is found a supplementary barrier layer is necessary to stop radon gas from getting through. This could be as simple as an air-tight membrane, or in severe instances a ventilation system will be installed beneath the screeding to take away any influx of air and gas from the ground.
As soon as these stages have been completed the screeding company will apply a primer or sealer to the prepared floor base. These sealers and primers will make sure that the screed bonds successfully to the base surface and help accomplish a top quality finished floor. Devices such as airless sprays are used to apply a primer or sealant, by experienced screeding contractors in Chatteris following the manufacturer's guidelines.
If required, this is the time that under floor heating can be laid out in the correct manner and installed. The heating pipes and wires are securely attached to insulation panels to prevent any movement and make certain that they're positioned correctly. When professionally installed an under floor heating system is an effective way to warm a room and high quality screeding retains its heat, producing an even level of warmth right across the floor.
Obviously, if you are not fitting under floor heating, you can just skip this step and get on with applying the screed. Your intended use of the room will assist your screeding company on which type of floor screed is right for your requirements. After the pouring of the screed there is at least twenty four hours (for advanced and quick drying screeds) before you are able to walk over the surface, and a 72 hour minimum drying period before any floor material installations. If you are looking to wind up with a nicely finished and durable floor surface you should follow the manufacturer's guidelines with regard to standard and heavy duty screeds where the waiting period will be increased.
You can test the SR standard of the finished screed once it is solidified enough for walking on. The test involves using a 2 mtr straight edge laid down upon the floor surface and any deviations from true are calculated.
- SR1 - SR1 is the highest quality and allows just 3mm of disparity from the straight-edge.
- SR2 - The normal standard flooring in commercial and industrial builds is classed as SR2 and has a maximum deviation of 5 millimetres across the whole screeded floor.
- SR3 - If the deviation around the whole space is 10mm or less the quality of the screeding is specified as SR3 and is the standard required for utility and garage areas.
There might also be a requirement for a qualified structural engineer to do a soundness test. The assessment will ensure your newly laid screeded surface is viable for the load bearing requirements laid out in the site survey. An assessment called the drop hammer test will be performed on different areas of the screed and the outcomes documented. Any screed floor that's got point load requirements must be approved by a competent structural engineer obeying the British Standards BS8204 guidelines. (Tags: Floor Screeding Chatteris, Screeding Chatteris, Floor Screeding Services Chatteris, Floor Screed Chatteris).
Floor screeding services are available in Chatteris and also nearby in: Manea, Haddenham, Somersham, Ramsey, Ramsey Forty Foot, Benwick, Witchford, Turves, Wimblington, Pidley, Doddington, March, Bury, Mepal, Sutton, Little Thetford, Little Downham, Witcham, Warboys, and in these postcodes PE15 0SU, PE16 6LG, PE16 6AF, PE16 6DP, PE16 6HA, PE16 6FG, PE16 6NU, PE16 6NW, PE16 6BN, PE16 6BH. Locally based Chatteris floor screeders will most likely have the phone code 01354 and the postcode PE16. Click the "quote" banner to get specifics of screeding services in your area.
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Cambridgeshire Screeding Enquiries
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