Floor Screeding Exmouth Devon (EX8): A professional floor screeder can help install underfloor heating, level an uneven or damaged floor or help with renovations on your Exmouth home, when necessary. Floor screeding provides a smooth finish to a rough sub-base, and enables you to lay your final layer of flooring material, (boards, carpets, tiles etc) over the top of it. If you want your floors to last then floor screeding is one of the most important factors in any building or renovation task.
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It matters not how big or small the area you require to be levelled, a genuine floor screeding contractor in Exmouth will have the necessary knowledge, equipment and skills to give you an excellent standard of service. After analyzing your project they'll advise you about the optimal choice of screed and which technique for laying it is most appropriate for your circumstances.
It may be a requirement, based on the intended use of the room, for a structural engineering survey to conform to building regulations on flex strength, load bearing and point loadings of the screed floor.
A skilled and qualified work force is imperative for a successful outcome and will extend the life of your floor by making use of the correct sort of screed for your room's anticipated purpose. A correct mix of screed and the way it is laid is also critical to guarantee the ultimate intergrity of your floor surface.
Before picking out a screeding company from the many based in the Exmouth area, ask to what standard of finish they're basing their quote, and also make sure that you get two or three quotes. The quote could be based on what is known as the SR, or Surface Regularity number. SR1 is the best quality, and while SR2 and SR3 may seem less expensive at first glance, they don't guarantee a perfectly even or flat floor surface. An SR2 or SR3 standard could mean there are ridges or flat spots that may cause problems when installing your final floor surface.
Every Exmouth screeding company must comply with British Standards (BS8204) and ought to have accreditation from the manufacturers of specialised screeding equipment and materials, e.g. Cemfloor, Gypsol, Flowcrete. The assessment and training of a floor screeding contractor by such manufacturers 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.
Exmouth commercial screeders could be involved in the screeding of floors in warehouses, factories, shopping centres, hotels, schools and hospitals.
TYPES OF SCREED
Standard Screeds - This is perfect for standard domestic usage and is a blend of cement and sand. Five parts sand to one part cement is the usual mix for standard screeds. The standard flooring screed dries at a rate of one millimetre thickness per day.
Advanced Drying and Fast Drying Screeds - If you have to press ahead urgently with the work because of time constraints, this screed dries much quicker than standard flooring screeds. The majority of the fast drying screeds are fibre reinforced and are perfect for a wide range of flooring projects where the swifter drying rate of three to seven millimetres is an advantage.
Polymer Screeds - Provides a high level of strength with a lower thickness. Manufacturer's guidelines for curing times differ across the various product ranges.
Fibre Reinforced Screed - The preferred choice by professional installers for use in combination with underfloor heating systems. The fibres in this screed increase overall strength and durability while also safeguarding against thermal shrinkage and cracking. The screed will dry out at a rate of 1mm/day.
Industrial and Heavy Duty Screed - Made for maximum strength and durability in areas where traffic is expected to be high or heavy loading on the floor base is necessary.
Liquid or Self-Levelling Screeds - Used to produce a high quality finish, especially where SR1 levels are necessary, by a latex and cement material. Largely used to improve a damaged floor or poor substrate level to enable the laying of a new flooring surface, such as tiling over it. Even with a thickness of only one millimetre, the latex polymers within the screed provide a high strength surface for a variety of uses.
SCREEDING PREPARATION AND INSTALLATION
To guarantee the screeding is of a good quality finish that's hard wearing and durable, time should be devoted to carefully preparing the area prior to any screeding material being poured. The existing floor surface should be thoroughly cleaned to eradicate any debris, paint, oil and grease which might affect the bond of the screeding.
Any cleansing products used during this phase should leave no residues, and the floor surface must be allowed to dry out naturally. It's vital to fix any cracks in the base to prevent them being mirrored and "travelling" up into the newly screeded floor. During an on-site survey your Exmouth screeding company will establish what preparations are needed before any actual screeding begins.
A damp proof membrane (DPM) will be applied once the preparation work has been concluded to stop ground dampness affecting the flooring materials and screeding. There could be two or three layers of varying thickness polythene to act as a barrier between the insulation layer and screed.
If your property is situated in a place where radon is found an additional barrier layer is essential to stop radon gas from getting through. If radon gas is present in severe doses then a full ventilation system might be needed underneath the layer of screed which will extract any gases that could seep in from ground level.
As soon as these steps have been taken the screeders will put on a primer or sealant to the prepared base. A primer assists in the screed to successfully bond to the base and membranes and different varieties exist according to which type of screed is being used. These substances require qualified technicians to apply them in the appropriate proportions by using airless sprays and other bespoke equipment.
Under floor heating can now be installed and checked before the screed is poured. The cabling and heating pipes are firmly attached to insulation panels to prevent any movement and make sure that they're held in the correct position. Under floor heating is one of the most effective ways to heat a room and a skillfully installed system should provide even level of warmth in all areas of the floor.
Needless to say, if you aren't installing under floor heating, you can just ignore this step and apply the screeding. Your screeding contractor will have given you guidance and advice on which screed type is suitable for your needs, in line with your proposed use of the room. For quick drying and advanced screeds there will be at least twenty four hours delay before it can be walked over, and a further 3 days minimum before you can lay any flooring materials. If you're using heavy duty or standard screeds the curing time is longer and the manufacturer's guidelines must be followed in order to get the best finish for your floor.
You can evaluate the SR standard of the finished screed once it is hard enough for walking on. The test involves using a 2m long straight-edge laid on the floor surface and any fluctuations from true are calculated.
- SR1 - Over the whole floor area, if there are no disparities greater than 3 millimetres from the straight-edge, then you have a top quality SR1 specification surface.
- SR2 - The standard flooring in commercial and industrial builds is classed as SR2 and has a maximum deviation of 5mm across the entire floor.
- SR3 - For a utility area or room where the finish is relatively unimportant the SR3 is the standard and should have a maximum deviation measurement of 10 millimetres or less.
There may also be a requirement for a structural engineer to do a soundness test. The testing will make certain that your newly laid screeded surface is suitable for the load point requirements specified in the original site survey. This will include a "drop hammer test" which assesses various aspects of the flexibility and strength of the screed. Any screeding that's got load bearing requirements must be approved by a certified structural engineer following the BS8204 guidelines. (Tags: Floor Screeding Exmouth, Floor Screeding Services Exmouth, Screeding Exmouth, Floor Screed Exmouth).
Floor screeding services are available in Exmouth and also in: Bystock, Sandy Bay, Woodbury, Brixington, Exeter, Exton, Woodmanton, Hulham, Withycombe Raleigh, Lympstone, Budleigh Salterton, Littleham, Topsham, Courtlands Cross, Knowle Village, and in these postcodes EX8 1EX, EX8 1PE, EX8 1QU, EX8 1JU, EX8 1NH, EX8 1PX, EX8 1NW, EX8 1JD, EX8 1LW, EX8 1EU. Local Exmouth floor screeders will likely have the dialling code 01395 and the postcode EX8.
Screeding Enquiries Devon
The latest Devon floor screeding postings: Indie Mcdonagh and Avery Mcdonagh recently enquired about screeding a garage floor in Woolacombe, Devon. Harper Cummins recently asked for a quotation for screeding the floor of a kitchen in a cottage in Culmstock, Devon. Arielle Neale and Paddy Neale recently enquired about getting a price for screeding the floor of an extension in Crediton. Ellie and Riley Hawkes recently enquired about installing underfloor heating and screeding a floor in Buckfastleigh, Devon. Mia and Armaan Mcleod recently requested a price quote for screeding the floor of a living room in Walkhampton. Colin and Claire Mathews recently requested a quote for screeding a workshop floor in Bickleigh. Joanna Drew recently enquired about getting a price for screeding a cellar floor in Colyton, Devon. Clay Sissons recently enquired about the possibility of screeding the whole ground floor of a house in Budleigh Salterton, Devon.
Tools Required by a Floor Screeding Specialist
- Straight Edge
- Spiked Roller
- Heavy Duty Spirit Level
- Floor Profile
- Knee Protection
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Floor screeders were recently required by homeowners living in Brackenwood, Silverdale, Chudley Close, Trafalgar Road, Anson Road, Blackmore Court, Booth Way, Chichester Close, Birchwood Road, Sharps Court, Shute Meadow Street, Clay Lane, Schooners Court, Dorchester Way, Bidmead Close, Albion Street, Scott Drive, Sovereign Close, Stoke Lyne, Cheshire Road, Belmont Terrace, Tower Street, Bridge Road, Chapel Hill, Cedar Close, Dinan Way, Summer Close, Summer Lane, Stanley Walk and these Exmouth postcodes: EX8 1EX, EX8 1PE, EX8 1QU, EX8 1JU, EX8 1NH, EX8 1PX, EX8 1NW, EX8 1JD, EX8 1LW, EX8 1EU.
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