Floor Screeding Earl Shilton Leicestershire (LE9): If you are looking to install under floor heating, are restoring a property or cellar or have a damaged or uneven floor in your Earl Shilton home, then it is time to think about bringing in a professional floor screeder. Floor screeding provides a smooth finish to a rough sub-base, and enables you to lay a suitable flooring material, (carpets, boards, tiles etc) over the top of it. The screed is a vital process to ensure a durable and quality finish to the whole floor structure.
FLOOR SCREEDING CONTRACTORS EARL SHILTON
A reputable floor screeding contractor in Earl Shilton will have all the knowledge and experience to help you achieve a perfect floor in whichever shape or size of room you are working on. After assessing your project they'll advise you about the perfect choice of screed and which technique for applying it is most suitable for your situation.
The screeding company will also tell you if a structural engineer is required for your project, in order to identify flex strength, point loadings and load requirements that your screed floor may need to conform with current British Standards and building regulations.
A qualified and skilled work force is necessary for a successful result and will extend the life of your floor by making use of the right type of screed for the intended purpose of your room. There are many types of floor screed and selecting the right mix and installation approach is vital if you are to achieve a top quality floor that is both fit for purpose and hard-wearing.
There are a number of screeding contractors in the Earl Shilton area so make sure you get multiple estimates for your screeding project before picking a contractor and know to what standard of finish is it for. For domestic homes a quotation will usually be given for an SR (Surface Regularity) standard of SR1 or SR2. Each of the three SR levels provide different qualities of finish, with SR1 offering the best, with the smallest amount of deviation over the area. Any imperfections in the screeding (as might occur with SR2 or SR3) can cause problems in laying flooring due to flat spots, ridges, indentations in the floor surface.
The regulations laid down in the British Standards BS8204 have to be observed by any Earl Shilton floor screeding company and they must also be certified by the manufacturers of any specialist screeding materials (Gypsol, Flowcrete, Cemfloor etc.) to substantiate their competence and safe working practices. The training and testing of a screeding company by such manufacturers is underlined through this accreditation scheme, and guarantees safe working practices and reliability on any flooring project involving their materials.
Earl Shilton commercial screeders might be involved in the screeding of floors in boutiques, factories, hospitals, shops, warehouses and schools.
TYPES OF SCREED
Standard Screeds - A combination of cement and sand which is good for regular domestic usage. The standard screed is a mix of five parts sand to one of cement. Once laid this 5:1 ratio will dry at a rate of 1mm per day.
Self-Levelling or Liquid Screeds - When the highest possible standard of finish is needed this blend of cement and latex is used to produce SR1 level screed flooring. Primarily used to finish off a damaged floor or poor substrate level so as to lay a brand new flooring surface, like vinyl planks on the top of it. The liquid screed can be poured to a thickness of only one millimetre, but still provides a strong surface for a wide range of flooring materials.
Fibre Reinforced Screed - Mostly used with underfloor heating systems and is the advised option in such projects. The fibres in the screed increase it's strength and durability whilst also safeguarding against thermal shrinkage and cracking. It's got a setting rate of one millimetre per day.
Advanced Drying and Fast Drying Screeds - If you have to use the floor ASAP a fast drying screed can be used. They are usually a fibre reinforced screed which can dry at a rate of between three and seven millimetres per day and are used in time dependent flooring projects.
Polymer Screeds - These provide a high level of strength with a reduced thickness. The curing times vary according to product guidelines.
Industrial and Heavy Duty Screed - Made for maximum durability and strength on floors where traffic is expected to be high or specific loading of the floor is needed.
SCREEDING PREPARATION AND INSTALLATION
Good preparation is crucial for a high quality screed surface that will be durable and hard wearing. Any oil, debris, paint and grease on the existing floor surface can affect the bonding of the screed, and should be eradicated.
If cleansing products were used it is crucial to remove any remnants of detergent or soap, and allow the floor surface to dry naturally. It is essential to repair any crevices or cracks in the surface to stop them being mirrored and "travelling" up into the freshly screeded floor. During an on-site survey your Earl Shilton screeding installer will establish what preparations are necessary before starting to work on the actual screeding.
Before any screeding can be laid a DPM (damp proof membrane) must be put down to protect the screed and final flooring from moisture damage. There could be two or three layers of varying thicknesses of polythene to act as a barrier between the insulation layer and screed.
If the area is at risk from radon then one additional barrier is necessary to prevent the gas from entering via the ground. An air-tight membrane could be suitable in places with relatively low radon measurements, but in more extreme cases there may need to be a more sophisticated extraction system to take away any harmful radon.
The final phase of surface preparation is the painting or spraying of a primer or sealant. Sealers and primers help the bonding process and are specialist applications specifically designed for the kind of screed that is being applied. Custom-made equipment such as airless sprays are used to apply a primer or sealant, which should be done by certified screeding installers in Earl Shilton observing the manufacturer's guidelines.
If you are installing underfloor heating, this is the time that it will need to be properly laid out and installed. The heating pipes and cables are firmly attached to insulation panels to stop any movement and ensure that they're positioned correctly. Underfloor heating is one of the most efficient ways to heat a room and a professionally installed system should provide even level of warmth in all areas of the floor.
If you are not putting in under floor heating the screed will now be prepared in situ and poured. Your use of the room will help the screeding contractor on which type of screed is perfect for your needs. Remember that even quick drying screeds have a minimum of twenty four hours before you can walk on any screeded surface and at least seventy two hours before any flooring materials can be applied. Such time periods will be longer for heavy duty and standard screeds and the manufacture's instructions must be followed to achieve the optimum finish and longevity of the floor.
Once the screed has set it can be quality checked to ascertain its SR standard. Using a 2 metre straight-edge the surface is checked for any deviations, dips and ridges in the surface of the screed.
- SR1 - Disparities of three millimetres or less being measured across the whole area shows your screed floor to be of the highest quality and is categorised as SR1.
- SR2 - If the screed deviates from the straight edge by 5mm or less it is classified as SR2 quality and is the standard for industrial and commercial projects.
- SR3 - If the deviation is 10mm or less the screed quality is classified as SR3 and is the standard required for garage and utility areas.
If you need to check the floor for load bearing, a qualified structural engineer is needed to conduct the testing. Using specialist equipment the structural engineer will evaluate the screeded surface strength and viability of use in a load bearing environment. A drop hammer test will be performed on different areas of the screed and the results documented. Any screed floor that's got load bearing requirements must be okayed by a fully qualified structural engineer applying the British Standards BS8204 guidelines. (Tags: Floor Screeding Services Earl Shilton, Floor Screed Earl Shilton, Screeding Earl Shilton, Floor Screeding Earl Shilton).
Floor screeding services are available in Earl Shilton and also in: Desford, Newbold Verdon, Peckleton, Stoney Stanton, Enderby, Stapleton, Kirkby Mallory, Barwell, Hinckley, Thurlaston, Blaby, Littlethorpe, Huncote, Elmesthorpe, Stoke Golding, Croft, and in these postcodes LE9 7HR, LE9 7DQ, LE9 7AF, LE9 7GY, LE9 7AY, LE9 7EG, LE9 7LJ, LE9 7FZ, LE9 7JW, LE9 0DA. Locally based Earl Shilton floor screeders will probably have the postcode LE9 and the dialling code 01455.
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In Pingle Lane, Belle Vue Road, Sandringham Avenue, Park Close, Moore Road, Thurlaston Lane, The Hollow, Tower Road, Coniston Close, Ronald Toon Road, Oaklands Way, Burgess Drive, Wood Street, High Street, Highfield Street, Norton Road, Elmesthorpe Lane, Clear View Crescent, Birch Close, Shilton Road, Elmdale Road, Chapel Street, Mountfield Road, Vicarage Street, West Street, Montgomery Road, Mill Lane, Harrison Close, as well as these local Earl Shilton postcodes: LE9 7HR, LE9 7DQ, LE9 7AF, LE9 7GY, LE9 7AY, LE9 7EG, LE9 7LJ, LE9 7FZ, LE9 7JW, LE9 0DA, homeowners have recently needed local floor screeding.
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