Floor Screeding Glenrothes Scotland (KY6): A floor screeding professional can level an uneven or damaged floor, help install under floor heating or assist with renovations on your Glenrothes home, when necessary. A screed is used to produce a smooth floor surface on top of a concrete sub-base and give a level foundation for you final flooring material. Floor screeding provides a durable, quality surface for almost any room.
FLOOR SCREEDING COMPANIES GLENROTHES
Whatever shape or size of room or area you're renovating, a floor screeding company in Glenrothes can supply the expertise and proper working methods to generate the perfect base for your flooring. They'll be ready to advise you on the correct type of screed your project requires, and how best to apply and install it.
It may be necessary, based on the proposed use of the room, for a survey by a structural engineer to abide by building regulations on flex strength, point loadings and load requirements of the screed floor.
The training and skills that a qualified screeding technician brings to your project should guarantee a successful end result and help to extend the lifetime of your floors. A correct mixture of screed and the way it is laid is also important to ensure the ultimate intergrity of your floor surface.
There are many screeding contractors in the Glenrothes area so make sure you get multiple quotes for your project before picking out a company and know to what standard of finish is it for. For domestic homes a quotation will usually be provided for an SR (Surface Regularity) calculation of SR1 or SR2. SR1 is the best standard, and while SR2 and SR3 might seem cheaper at first glance, they don't guarantee a perfectly flat or even surface. This means you may have to fix any patches that may cause problems when putting down your final flooring solution.
The guidelines and regulations laid down in the British Standards BS8204 must be observed by all Glenrothes floor screeding companies and they should also hold accreditation with the manufacturers of any specialist screeding materials (Flowcrete, Cemfloor, Gypsol etc.) to confirm their safe working practices and competence. This accreditation scheme showcases a firm's training and high quality performance in the use of a manufacturer's products.
For larger screeding projects in shopping centres, schools, warehouses, factories, pubs and hospitals, dedicated Glenrothes commercial screeders will be needed.
TYPES OF SCREED
Standard Screeds - This is perfect for everyday domestic use and comprises a mixture of cement and sand. 5 parts sand to 1 part cement is the usual mixture for standard screed. The standard flooring screed dries at a rate of 1mm thickness per day.
Advanced Drying and Fast Drying Screeds - As the name would suggest, this screed dries at a quicker rate and allows you to use the screeded area much sooner. These are generally a fibre reinforced type of screed which can dry at a rate of between three and seven millimetres per day and are used in time dependent flooring projects.
Fibre Reinforced Screed - The favourite choice of professional contractors for use in combination with underfloor heating systems. This is due to the increased strength and protection against thermal shrinkage and cracking provided by the special fibres within the screed mix. It's got a setting rate of one millimetre per day.
Liquid or Self-Levelling Screeds - Used to produce the highest quality of finish, especially in SR1 levels of screeding, by a latex and cement material. The self-levelling compound provides a clean and smooth surface over a rough substrate or damaged floor to allow all flooring materials to be laid. The liquid screed can be laid to a depth of just 1mm, but still provides a high strength base for a varied selection of flooring finishes.
Polymer Screeds - A high strength flooring solution where a reduced screed thickness is essential. On account of their different chemical compositions, these polymer screeds have varying curing times which can be verified by reading manufacturer's own product guidelines.
Industrial and Heavy Duty Screed - Where levels of traffic are high or heavy loading of the floor is required, heavy duty screeds allow for maximum durability and strength.
SCREEDING PREPARATION AND INSTALLATION
Screeding installers will need to carefully prepare the area prior to any other work so as to guarantee a high quality and hard wearing screed flooring. Any oil, paint, grease and debris on the original floor surface can affect the bonding of the screed, and must be eradicated.
If any cleaning products are used in this process it's vital to ensure that no residues of detergents, soaps or other cleaning products are left on the floor surface and it's allowed to dry out naturally. At this stage cracks should be repaired because these can travel up through a newly laid screed and be reflected in the completed floor surface. An experienced Glenrothes screeding installer will pick up on these issues during the site survey and ensure that all preparations are completed before applying the next steps in the floor screeding process.
A damp proof membrane (DPM) will be applied once the preparation work has been done to stop ground moisture affecting the screeding and floor materials. There could be two or three layers of different thickness polythene to act as barriers between the insulation layer and screed.
If the area where you live is at risk from radon gas then an additional barrier is necessary to stop the gas from entering from the ground. A simple air-tight membrane may be enough in locations with low radon emissions, but in more extreme cases there may need to be a more sophisticated extraction system to take away any harmful radon.
Once the base has been prepared and all DPMs installed, a primer or sealer is then put on. Primers help the bonding process and are special applications according to the sort of screed that is being used. Equipment such as airless sprays can be used to apply a sealant or primer, by certified screeding contractors in Glenrothes sticking to the manufacturer's guidelines.
Under floor heating can now be laid out, installed and tested before screeding is applied. The under floor heating system will be carefully positioned and firmly secured to insulation panels to avoid potential movement in the course of the screed installation process. Warmth is evenly spread across the floor in an expertly fitted under floor heating system, and with it being an efficient choice of heating, it is a good choice for many Glenrothes renovation projects.
Needless to say, if you aren't installing underfloor heating, you can just skip this stage and apply the screeding. The specific requirements of the room will dictate the form of screeding that's used. After the pouring of the screed there will be a minimum 24 hours (for advanced and quick drying screeds) before you can walk over the surface, and a 72 hours minimum drying period before the laying of any flooring materials. If you're 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.
The SR level of your screed can be ascertained once it's hardened enough to be walked upon. Through the use of a 2m straight-edge the surface is examined for any deviations, dips and ridges in the surface of the screed.
- SR1 - SR1 is the highest quality and allows just 3mm 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 five millimetres across the entire floor surface.
- SR3 - SR3 is basic utility standard where a quality finish is not needed. This classification allows for a maximium deviation of 10mm.
There might also be a requirement for a structural engineer to conduct a soundness test. The assessment will ensure your newly laid screed is viable for the load bearing requirements set down in the original site survey. An assessment called the drop hammer test will be carried out at various areas on the screed layer and the outcomes recorded. Only certified structural engineers observing the British Standards BS8204 regulations are permitted to carry out such tests and sign off on the structural integrity of screed flooring. (Tags: Screeding Glenrothes, Floor Screeding Services Glenrothes, Floor Screeding Glenrothes, Floor Screed Glenrothes).
Floor screeding services are available in Glenrothes and also in: Kirkcaldy, Windygates, Methil, Cardenden, Kennoway, Buckhaven, Freuchie, Kinglassie, Kingskettle, Leslie, Coaltown of Balgonie, Kinross, Kettlebridge, Falkland, Thornton, Markinch, and in these postcodes KY6 1BA, KY6 2AZ, KY6 1AQ, KY6 2DZ, KY6 2EL, KY6 1JJ, KY6 1AJ, KY6 1JH, KY6 2HT, KY6 1LQ. Local Glenrothes floor screeders will probably have the telephone dialling code 01592 and the postcode KY6.
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Screeding Enquiries Scotland
Recently posted Scotland floor screeding job posts: Sophie and Che Pilkington recently asked for a price quote for screeding over an old concrete floor in Edzell. Ayaan Gibbons recently enquired about screeding a utility room floor in a semi-detached house in Locharbriggs. River Swain recently requested an estimate for screeding a kitchen floor in Newtonhill, Scotland. Saxon Hodgkinson and Samantha Hodgkinson recently enquired about getting a price for screeding the whole ground floor of a detached home in Duns, Scotland. Kallum and Kendra Cowley recently requested a price quote for screeding the floor of a garage in a terraced house in Lesmahagow. Jasper and Amelia-Rose Olivier recently asked for an estimate for installing underfloor heating and screeding a floor in Newarthill. Mollie and Jax Creasey recently enquired about screeding the floor of an extension in Cleland. Elena Johns recently enquired about screeding the floor of a lounge and kitchen in a terraced house in Blairgowrie.
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Some Glenrothes areas and streets where screeding work has recently been undertaken - Tyrie Crescent, Park Lane, Somerville Way, Hilton Of Kirkforthar, Lovat Road, Kingsmuir Gardens, Mamore Road, Kishorn Court, Almond Way, Glover Road, Ednam Drive, Denholm Court, Muirfield Drive, Kennedy Road, Abbotsford Drive, Lochaber Court, Falcon Path, Faraday Road, Hamilton Place, Carnoustie Gardens, Tarves Place, Mactaggart Way, Rothesay Place, Beaufort Drive, Cameron Crescent, Montrose Green, Carleton Avenue, Elliot Place, as well as these Glenrothes area postcodes: KY6 1BA, KY6 2AZ, KY6 1AQ, KY6 2DZ, KY6 2EL, KY6 1JJ, KY6 1AJ, KY6 1JH, KY6 2HT, KY6 1LQ.
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