Floor Screeding Ebbw Vale Wales (NP23): A floor screeding professional can help with renovations, help install under floor heating or level an uneven or damaged floor on your Ebbw Vale home, when needed. A screed is used to produce a smooth floor surface on top of a concrete sub-base and give a solid base for you final flooring material. Floor screeding provides a durable, quality surface for any room.
FLOOR SCREEDING CONTRACTORS EBBW VALE
It does not matter how large or small the room you require to be levelled, an established floor screeding contractor in Ebbw Vale will have the essential equipment, skills and knowledge to offer you a superb standard of service. They will be able to assess your project and ascertain the appropriate kind of screed you need and the best technique for applying it.
It may be a requirement, contingent on the proposed use of the area, for a structural engineering survey to abide by building regulations on load requirements, point loadings and flex strength of the screed floor.
Bringing in a skilled and highly trained flooring specialist will ensure that you use the appropriate type of screed for the room's anticipated purpose and get the optimum lifespan out of the resulting flooring. A correct mix of screed and the way it is laid is also crucial to ensure the final quality of your floor.
There are numerous screeding contractors in the Ebbw Vale area so make sure you get multiple quotes for your floor screeding project before selecting a company and know to what standard of finish is it for. For residential properties an estimate will generally be provided for a Surface Regularity (SR) calculation of SR1 or SR2. Each of the 3 SR levels offer different qualities of finish, with SR1 being the highest, with the smallest amount of deviation over the area of the floor. Any imperfections in the screeding (as might occur with SR2 or SR3) can cause problems in laying flooring due to ridges, indentations, flat spots in the floor surface.
All Ebbw Vale screeding contractors have to observe British Standards (BS8204) and should have accreditation from the manufacturers of specialised screeding equipment and materials, for instance Flowcrete, Cemfloor, Gypsol. The training and testing of a screeding contractor by a manufacturer is emphasised by the use of the accreditation scheme, and gives assurances of reliability and safe working practices on any screeding project which involves their materials.
For the screeding of floors in hospitals, warehouses, shops, pubs, factories and schools, specialist commercial screeders in Ebbw Vale will be needed.
TYPES OF SCREED
Standard Screeds - This is okay for standard domestic usage and comprises a mixture of cement and sand. The standard screed is a mixture of five parts sand to one of cement. Once laid this 5:1 ratio dries at a rate of 1mm per day.
Fibre Reinforced Screed - Used with under floor heating and is the favoured option in these projects. The increased strength and flex provided by the special fibres within this screed help protect the resulting floor from thermal shrinkage and cracking. It sets at an identical rate to a standard screed, at about 1mm per day.
Industrial and Heavy Duty Screed - A screed designed for high load and heavy traffic areas where maximum durability and strength is vital.
Polymer Screeds - These provide an extremely high level of strength with a minimal thickness. Polymer screeds are available from many screed manufacturers and on account of their varying chemical compositions have distinct drying times for each product.
Self-Levelling or Liquid Screeds - When a high standard of finish is required this mix of of latex and cement is used to produce SR1 quality screed flooring. Mainly used to finish off a poor substrate level or damaged floor to enable the laying of a brand new flooring surface, such as tiles on the top of it. These can be as little as one millimetre in depth, and due to the latex polymers, will still provide a high strength finish.
Advanced Drying and Fast Drying Screeds - If you have to press ahead urgently with the flooring owing to time constraints, this screed dries much quicker than standard screeds. The majority of the fast drying screeds are of the fibre reinforced kind and are ideal for a wide range of projects where the speedier curing rate of three to seven millimetres is a considerable advantage.
SCREEDING PREPARATION AND INSTALLATION
Screeding companies will need to carefully prepare the area before any other work so as to guarantee a hard wearing and quality screed flooring. Any paint, debris, grease and oil on the existing floor surface can adversely affect the adhesion of the screed, and should be removed.
If any cleaning products were used during this stage it's important to make sure that no residues of soaps or other cleaning products are left on the surface and it is allowed to dry out naturally. If screeding over a stone or cement floor all cracks should be repaired to stop them from "travelling" up through a screed layer and producing imperfections on the final surface. A professional Ebbw Vale screeding installer will take note of such issues during a on-site survey and make certain all preparations are finished before applying the next steps in the floor screeding process.
To shield the flooring materials and screed layer from moisture rising up through the ground, a DPM (damp proof membrane) will have to be installed. There might be 2 or 3 layers of varying thickness polythene to act as barriers between the insulation layer and screed.
A further airtight barrier might be needed if your home is in a location that's regarded as susceptible to radon gas emissions. A simple airtight membrane could be enough in areas with low levels of radon, but in more serious situations there may need to be a more complicated extraction system to block any ground penetrating radon gases.
The final stage of surface preparation is the spraying or painting of a sealer or primer. A primer assists in the screed bonding process to the base surface and different types exist based on which type of screed is 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 poured, any underfloor heating will now set out and installed. The cabling and heating pipes are firmly mounted on insulation panels to prevent any movement and ensure that they are laid in the correct position. Underfloor heating is one of the most efficient ways to heat a room and a professionally installed system will give an even level of warmth across the floor area.
Obviously, if you're not putting in under floor heating, you can just bypass this step and apply the screeding. Your screeding company will give you advice on which screed type is appropriate for your needs, in line with your intended use of the room area. After application of the screed there will be a minimum 24 hours (for quick drying screeds) before you are able to walk on the surface, and a seventy two hours minimum setting period for any floor material installation. If you are using heavy duty or standard screeds the curing time is increased and you must observe the manufacturer's guidelines in order to get the best possible finish to your floor.
You can assess the SR standard of the finished screeding as soon as it's set enough to walk on. Using a 2 metre straight-edge the surface is checked for any deviations, ridges and dips in the screed surface.
- SR1 - SR1 is the best standard and allows only three millimetres of disparity from the straight-edge.
- SR2 - The standard flooring in industrial and commercial builds is normally SR2 and has a maximum possible deviation of 5mm across the whole screed.
- SR3 - For utility floors where the quality of finish is relatively inconsequential SR3 is the specification and should have a deviation measurement of ten millimetres or less.
If your screed floor has been laid with specific load bearing requirements in mind then a qualified structural engineer will be necessary to perform these soundness tests. This test will ascertain the strength of the screed surface and the suitability for its intended use. This will include what is known as a drop hammer test which records specific data on the strength and flexibility of the screed. Only qualified structural engineers applying the British Standards BS8204 regulations are allowed to conduct such tests and sign off on the structural safety of a screed floor. (Tags: Floor Screeding Ebbw Vale, Screeding Ebbw Vale, Floor Screed Ebbw Vale, Floor Screeding Services Ebbw Vale).
Floor screeding services are available in Ebbw Vale and also in: Garnlydan, Newtown, Llechryd, Beaufort, Briery Hill, Rassau, Cwm, Dukestown, Princetown, Bute Town, Nantybwch, Waun-Lwyd, Victoria, Scwrfa, and in these postcodes NP23 6AJ, NP23 6JD, NP23 6HY, NP23 5LH, NP23 6DP, NP23 5AD, NP23 5UL, NP23 6BN, NP23 5UN, NP22 3LL. Local Ebbw Vale floor screeders will likely have the telephone dialling code 01495 and the postcode NP23. Click on the "quote" banner or form to get information on screeding services in your area.
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Wales Screeding Enquiries
Recent Wales floor screeding enquiries: Rio and Payton Simms recently asked for an estimate for screeding a workshop floor in Conwy. Alex Bullock recently enquired about screeding a basement floor in Llandysul. Lee and Klara Pointer recently enquired about screeding the floor of a kitchen and lounge in a cottage in Cilgerran. Ivan and Alyssa Higgs recently enquired about getting a price for screeding the whole ground floor of a family home in Rossett. Anton and Akira Spooner recently enquired about screeding a garage floor in a bungalow in Pontycymer, Wales. Kornelia Conroy and Hadley Conroy recently enquired about getting a price for screeding a living room floor in Ammanford, Wales. Georgie Cameron recently asked for a quotation for screeding the floor of an extension in Sandycroft. Mr and Mrs Hastings recently enquired about getting a price for screeding a kitchen floor in a semi-detached house in Llandudno, Wales.
Tools Needed by a Floor Screeding Specialist
- Straight Edge
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- Heavy Duty Spirit Level
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Around Ebbw Vale
In Oakfield Terrace, Spencer Street, Letchworth Road, Tredegar Road, Valley Road, Greenways, Heol Cae Ffwrnais, Hendre, Tre Newydd, Mount Pleasant Road, Pont-y-gof, Brynteg Terrace, Festival Drive, Pleasant View, Hall Street, Globe Hill, Railway View, Steel Works Road, Augusta Street, St Teilo's Close, Trenant, Bridge Street, Victoria Road, Pant-y-fforest, Man-moel Road, Pennant Street, Parc Bychan, as well as the following Ebbw Vale area postcodes: NP23 6AJ, NP23 6JD, NP23 6HY, NP23 5LH, NP23 6DP, NP23 5AD, NP23 5UL, NP23 6BN, NP23 5UN, NP22 3LL, householders have just recently needed local floor screeding.
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