Floor Screeding Ferndown Dorset (BH22): If you are renovating a property or cellar, are aiming to install under floor heating or have an uneven or damaged floor in your Ferndown property, then it's time to consider bringing in a professional floor screeder. Floor screeding provides a smooth finish to a basic sub-base floor, and enables you to lay a suitable flooring material, (tiles, boards, carpets etc) over it. If you want your floors to last then floor screeding is one of the most important factors in any renovation or building task.
FLOOR SCREEDING CONTRACTORS FERNDOWN
Whatever size or shape of room or area you are renovating, a decent screeding specialist in Ferndown will provide you with the experience and proper working practices to establish a perfect base for your floor. After analyzing your project they'll advise you on the optimal choice of screed and which technique for laying it is most suited to your situation.
It may be a requirement, depending on the intended use of the space, for a structural engineering survey to conform to building regulations on point loadings, load requirements and flex strength of the screed floor.
The training and skills that a certified screeding specialist brings to your project should guarantee a high quality result and help to prolong the lifespan of your floor or floors. The correct mixture of screed and the methods used in laying it are also crucial to guarantee the final quality of your floor surface.
There are many screeding contractors in and around Ferndown so make sure you get multiple estimates for your floor screeding project before picking out a company and know to what standard of finish it's for. The quotation may be based on what is known as the Surface Regularity, or SR calculation. SR1 is the best quality, and while SR2 and SR3 may seem cheaper at first glance, they do not guarantee a perfectly flat or even surface. Any error in the screeding (as might occur with SR2 or SR3) may cause problems in laying flooring because of indentations, flat spots, ridges in the surface.
British Standards BS8204 lays out the guidelines and regulations that all Ferndown screeding contractors are required to follow, and if applying specialist screeding solutions, (Gypsol, Cemfloor, Flowcrete etc), they must be certified by the manufacturers as being trained and skilled in their use. This accreditation program highlights a firm's training and performance in the use of a manufacturer's products.
Commercial screeders in Ferndown will usually tackle larger screeding projects in schools, warehouses, hospitals, restaurants, factories and shopping centres.
TYPES OF SCREED
Standard Screeds - Used in domestic flooring projects where the mix of cement and sand is perfectly acceptable for everyday footfall use. The ratios involved are five parts sand to one part cement. After being laid a standard screed mix dries out at a rate of just 1mm/day.
Fast Drying and Advanced Drying Screeds - If you have to move forward urgently with the flooring because of time limitations, this screed dries much quicker than standard flooring screeds. Drying out at a rate of three to seven millimetres, determined by the mix, they're generally a fibre reinforced kind of screed and are perfect for projects that have tight schedules.
Industrial and Heavy Duty Screed - Where levels of traffic are high or heavy loading of the floor is necessary, heavy duty screeds allow for maximum strength and durability.
Fibre Reinforced Screed - The expert's choice for residential use on top of underfloor heating. The fibres in this screed mix enhance it's strength and durability whilst also protecting against thermal shrinkage and cracking. It dries out at the same rate as a standard screed, at about one millimetre per day.
Liquid or Self-Levelling Screeds - Used to provide a high quality finish, especially in SR1 levels of screeding, by a cement and latex material. Largely used to improve a damaged floor or poor substrate level in order to lay a new flooring surface, like vinyl planks over the top of it. These can be as little as 1mm in depth, and thanks to the latex polymers, will still provide a high strength finish.
Polymer Screeds - When a decreased thickness of floor is necessary on account of construction requirements, a polymer screed offers an extremely high strength solution to the situation. Polymer screeds are made by many manufacturers and on account of their varying chemical compositions have distinct drying times for each individual product.
SCREEDING PREPARATION AND INSTALLATION
To ensure the screeding is of a good quality finish that is durable and hard wearing, time should be devoted to preparing the area before any screed is poured. It is important that any contaminants such as grease, paint, debris or oil is removed from the floor before laying any screed, as these can affect the adhesion process that a good quality floor screed requires.
Any cleaning products which are used in this stage should leave no residues, and the floor base must be permitted to dry by itself naturally. At this point any cracks should be repaired because these can travel up through the laid screed and be reflected in the completed surface. During an on-site survey your Ferndown screeding company will notice what preparations are required before starting to work on the actual screeding.
A DPM (damp proof membrane) will be installed after the preparation work has been finished to prevent ground dampness getting into the flooring materials and screeding. There could be two or three layers of varying thicknesses of polythene to act as barriers between the insulation layer and screed.
If the area is at risk from radon gas then one additional barrier is essential to stop the gas from entering via the ground. An airtight membrane may be sufficient in locations with relatively low levels of radon, but in more serious situations there may have to be a more complicated extraction and ventilation system to block any ground penetrating radon.
The final stage of surface preparation is the painting or spraying of a primer or sealer. Sealers and primers help the bonding process and are specialist applications according to the kind of screed that's being applied. Equipment such as airless sprays will usually be used to apply a sealant or primer, by certified screeding companies in Ferndown sticking to the manufacturer's guidelines.
Now is the time that underfloor heating can be laid out in the correct manner and installed. Insulation panels will be put in place and the heating pipes and wires will be firmly fastened so that there is no movement while the screed is applied. When expertly installed an under floor heating system is an effective way to warm up a room and high quality screed will retain its heat, generating an even level of warmth across the floor.
Obviously, if you're not putting in under floor heating, you can just bypass this stage and apply the screeding. The requirements of the room will dictate the kind of screeding that is used. Bear in mind that even quick drying and advanced screeds have a minimum of twenty four hours before you can walk on any screeded surfaces and at least 3 days before any flooring materials can be applied. If you are aiming to end up with a well finished and long-lasting floor surface you must follow the manufacturer's guidelines with regards to standard and heavy duty screeds where this waiting period will be longer.
The SR standard of your screed can be ascertained once it's hardened sufficiently to be walked upon. The test involves using a 2 metre long straight-edge laid down upon the floor surface and any deviations from true are measured.
- SR1 - Over the entire screed area, if there are no disparities greater than three millimetres from the straight-edge, then you've got a top quality SR1 specification surface.
- SR2 - If the screed has a deviation from the straight-edge of 5mm or less it is classified as SR2 quality and is the standard for industrial and commercial floors.
- SR3 - If the deviation is 10mm or less the quality of the screeding is classed as SR3 and is highly suitable for garage and utility areas.
If you need load bearing checks, a structural engineer is necessary to perform the testing. Using specialist equipment the structural engineer will ascertain the screed strength and viability of use in a load bearing setting. This will include what is known as a "drop hammer test" which assesses various aspects of the strength and flexibility of the screed. Any screed floor that's got load bearing requirements must be sanctioned by a trained structural engineer following the British Standards BS8204 regulations. (Tags: Floor Screed Ferndown, Floor Screeding Services Ferndown, Floor Screeding Ferndown, Screeding Ferndown).
Floor screeding services are available in Ferndown and also in: Little Canford, Stapehill, Colehill, Hampreston, Hayes, Matchams, Canford Bottom, Tricketts Cross, Canford Magna, Wimborne Minster, West Moors, St Leonards, West Parley, Clayford, Ameysford, and in these postcodes BH22 8BZ, BH22 2DA, BH22 2ED, BH22 2BS, BH22 8BQ, BH22 8DA, BH22 8HZ, BH21 7PY, BH22 8LH, BH22 8AU. Local Ferndown floor screeders will probably have the telephone dialling code 01202 and the postcode BH22.
Screeding Enquiries Dorset
Latest Dorset floor screeding requests: Shayla and Bobby Rennie recently requested a quotation for screeding a kitchen floor in Cann. Mr and Mrs Barry recently enquired about screeding a garage floor in Bere Regis. Asia Forbes and Ivan Forbes recently enquired about screeding a cellar floor in Milborne St Andrew, Dorset. Mr and Mrs English recently requested an estimate for screeding the whole ground floor of a house in Colehill. Remi Cassidy recently asked for an estimate for screeding the floor of a basement in Netherbury. Seamus Hodge and Harlow Hodge recently enquired about the possibility of installing underfloor heating and screeding a floor in West Parley. Mr and Mrs Prescott recently requested a price quote for screeding over an old concrete floor in Blandford St Mary, Dorset. Leopold and Klara Walker recently asked for a quote for screeding the floor of a utility room in Yetminster.
There are a number of different tasks that can be conducted by your local Ferndown floor screeding specialist including basement screeding, polished floor screeding, industrial screeding, bonded concrete screeding, screeding advice, floor insulation, school floor screeding, garage floor screeding, floor repairs in Ferndown, acoustic flooring, damp proof membranes, rapid strength floor screeding, floor screed testing, fast-dry screeds in Ferndown, waterproof screeding, screed repairs, liquid screeds in Ferndown, conservatory floor screeding, and lots more floor screeding tasks.
Floor Screeding Near Ferndown
Also: Colehill screeding, Canford Bottom screeding, Hampreston screeding, Tricketts Cross screeding, West Moors screeding, Hayes screeding, Ameysford screeding, Matchams screeding, Little Canford screeding, Clayford screeding, West Parley screeding, Canford Magna screeding, St Leonards screeding, Wimborne Minster screeding, Stapehill and more.
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Some Ferndown areas and streets where screeding work has recently been done - Southwood Close, Arnold Close, Apple Tree Grove, Shaftesbury Close, Braeside Road, Belle Vue Grove, Abbotts Way, St Leonards Farm Park, Barrow View, Bolton Crescent, Angel Lane, Shirley Close, Dorset Avenue, Southern Avenue, Stewarts Way, Spinners Close, Badgers Walk, The Laurels, Stanfield Road, Severn Road, Beechwood Road, Cresta Gardens, Clifton Gardens, Dudsbury Gardens, as well as the following local Ferndown postcodes: BH22 8BZ, BH22 2DA, BH22 2ED, BH22 2BS, BH22 8BQ, BH22 8DA, BH22 8HZ, BH21 7PY, BH22 8LH, BH22 8AU.
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Floor screeding in BH22 area, telephone code 01202.