Floor Screeding Dorking Surrey (RH4): If you are renovating a property or basement, are hoping to install underfloor heating or have an uneven or damaged floor in your Dorking home, then it's time to think about contacting a floor screeding professional. Floor screeding provides a smooth finish to a rough sub-base, and will allow you to lay your final layer of flooring material, (boards, tiles, carpets etc) on top of it. Floor screeding can provide a high quality and durable floor surface for almost any room.
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A reliable screeding contractor in Dorking will have all the experience and know-how to help you achieve a perfectly finished floor in whatever shape or size of room you are renovating. After analyzing your project they will advise you on the perfect choice of screed and which technique for applying it is most suitable for your situation.
Your screeding specialist will also notify you if a structural engineer is needed for your project, in order to identify point loadings, flex strength and load requirements that your flooring may need to conform with current British Standards and building regulations.
A qualified and skilled work force is imperative for a successful result and will extend the lifespan of your floor by making use of the right type of screed for your room's intended purpose. Selecting the right screeding materials and the method of installation is critical if you want a durable and quality finish for your floor.
Ensure you get more than one price quote for your Dorking screeding project and also ask what standard of finish each quotation is for. The estimate may be based on what's known as the SR, or Surface Regularity figure. Each of the three SR levels offer different qualities of finish, with SR1 offering the highest quality, with the lowest 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 regulations and guidelines set out in in the British Standards BS8204 must be observed by any Dorking floor screeding company and they must also hold accreditation with the manufacturers of any specialist screeding materials (Flowcrete, Cemfloor, Gypsol etc.) to verify their safe working practices and competence. A contractor holding accreditation demonstrates that they've been assessed and trained in using these products and can deliver a top notch service in all areas of their installation.
For the screeding of floors in hospitals, schools, factories, warehouses, boutiques and shopping centres, specialist Dorking commercial screeders will be needed.
TYPES OF SCREED
Standard Screeds - This is perfect for basic domestic usage and is a combination of sand and cement. Five parts sand to one part cement is the typical mixture for standard screed. After laying a standard screed mix sets at a rate of 1mm/day.
Liquid or Self-Levelling Screeds - Used to provide a high quality finish, especially where SR1 levels are essential, by a cement and latex mixture. This self-levelling compound provides a clean and level surface over a rough substrate or damaged floor to allow all types of flooring materials to be laid. These can be as little as 1mm thick, and due to the latex polymers, will still provide a high strength finish.
Industrial and Heavy Duty Screed - Developed for maximum strength and durability in places where traffic is expected to be high or specific loading of the floor base is required.
Fibre Reinforced Screed - Used with underfloor heating and is the preferred choice in these projects. The increased strength and flexibility offered by the special fibres in this screed help protect the floor from thermal cracking and shrinkage. The screed will dry out at a rate of 1mm/day.
Advanced Drying and Fast Drying Screeds - If there is a need to use the area in question at the earliest opportunity a fast drying screed may be used. Drying at a rate of three to seven millimetres, subject to the specialised mix, they are typically a fibre reinforced screed and are suitable for projects which have tight schedules.
Polymer Screeds - These provide a high level of strength with a minimal thickness. Manufacturer's guidelines for setting times differ across the various product ranges.
SCREEDING PREPARATION AND INSTALLATION
To enable the screeding to be of a good quality finish that's durable and hard wearing, time should be devoted to preparing the area before any screed is poured. Any oil, paint, debris and grease on the original floor surface can affect the adhesion of the screed, and must be removed.
Any cleaning chemicals that are used in this phase shouldn't leave any residues, and the floor base must be allowed to dry by itself naturally. If screeding over a stone or cement floor any cracks should be mended to prevent them from "travelling" through the screed layer and causing deviations on the final floor surface. During an on-site survey your Dorking screeding company will establish what preparation work is required before starting to work on the screeding.
To shield the screeding layer and flooring materials from dampness rising up through the ground, a DPM (damp proof membrane) must be laid. Different gauges of special polythene may be used as a damp proof membrane and also act as a buffer for the screed and any insulation panels.
An additional air-tight barrier might be required if your building is in a location which is regarded as prone to radon gas emissions. A simple air-tight membrane may be sufficient in areas with low emissions of radon, but in more extreme situations there might have to be a more complicated ventilation and extraction system to block any ground penetrating radon gas.
As soon as these stages have been completed the screeders will put on a primer or sealant to the prepared base. Primers assist with the bonding process and are special applications according to the kind of screed that's being applied. Due to their special nature, only professional screeding specialists in Dorking should be entrusted with using them safely and correctly and using equipment that is made for this task.
Under floor heating can now be laid out, installed and checked before the screed is poured. Insulation panels can be put in place and the heating pipes and wires will be securely attached so that there is no movement whilst the screed is being applied. Underfloor heating is one of the most effective ways to heat a room and a skillfully installed system should provide even warmth all over the floor.
If you are not installing under floor heating the screed can now be mixed and prepared in situ and laid. The specific requirements of the room will determine the sort of screeding that is used. Don't forget that even advanced and quick drying screeds have a minimum of twenty four hours before you can walk on any screeded surface and a minimum seventy two hours before any flooring can be laid. Such timescales will be longer for standard and heavy duty screeds and the manufacture's product guidelines must be followed to create the optimum finish and durability of the floor.
You can test the SR standard of the completed screeding as soon as it is hard enough for walking on. Through the use of a 2 metre straight-edge the floor surface is checked for any dips, deviations and ridges in the screed surface.
- SR1 - SR1 is the best quality and allows just 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 level and is the normal standard for commercial and industrial floors.
- SR3 - For other floors where the quality of finish is comparatively immaterial the SR3 is the specification and should have a maximum deviation measurement of 10 millimetres or less.
If your screed floor has been laid with particular loading in mind then a qualified structural engineer will be required to conduct tests. This test will ascertain the strength of the screed surface and the suitability for its intended use. A drop hammer test will be conducted at several areas on the screed layer and the results noted. The specialist testing and measurement tools required mean that this can only be conducted by a trained structural engineer heeding the guidelines of BS8204. (Tags: Screeding Dorking, Floor Screeding Services Dorking, Floor Screed Dorking, Floor Screeding Dorking).
Floor screeding services are available in Dorking and also in: Abinger Common, Westhumble, Westcott, Mickleham, Buckland, Betchworth, Brockham, Headley, Abinger Hammer, Great Bookham, Beare Green, Holmwood, Fetcham, North Homwood, Leigh, and in these postcodes RH4 1BB, RH4 1JY, RH4 1NE, RH4 1DT, RH4 1HU, RH4 1HT, RH4 1AH, RH4 1EA, RH4 1JN, RH4 1HP. Local Dorking floor screeders will probably have the phone code 01306 and the postcode RH4.
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