Floor Screeding Hedge End Hampshire (SO30): When you're renovating your Hedge End property that has damaged or uneven floors, or maybe converting a basement or cellar to functional living area, a professional floor screeding specialist will be able to help with your home improvements. Floor screeding gives a smooth, level finish to a coarse sub-base floor, and enables you to lay your final layer of flooring material, (carpets, boards, tiles etc) over the top of it. The screeding is an important process to guarantee a durable and quality finish to the whole floor surface.
FLOOR SCREEDING EXPERTS HEDGE END
A reliable floor screeding specialist in Hedge End will have all the know-how and experience to help you achieve a perfect floor in whatever shape or size of room you're working on. They'll be able to advise you about the right kind of screed that your project requires, and how best to apply and install it.
They'll in addition assess if a structural engineer is required to ensure that any load bearing, flex strength and point loadings are followed as laid down in construction and building regulations.
Skilled and qualified tradespeople are imperative for a successful result and will extend the lifespan of your floor by using the right form of screed for your room's allocated purpose. There are many different kinds of floor screeding and choosing the appropriate mix and installation approach is crucial if you are to create a top quality floor that is fit for purpose and durable.
Ensure you get more than one estimate for your Hedge End based floor screeding project and also ask what standard of finish each estimate is for. The Surface Regularity (SR) finish is the figure to watch out for when reviewing an estimate from your Hedge End screeding contractor. SR2 and SR3 may be less costly options, however the finished floor surface could have deviations and errors, whilst SR1 guarantees a perfect finish. Any errors in the screeding can cause problems in laying flooring because of ridges, indentations, flat spots in the surface.
The rules and regulations specified in the British Standards BS8204 have to be observed by all Hedge End floor screeding contractors and they must also hold accreditation with the manufacturers of specialist screeding materials (Gypsol, Flowcrete, Cemfloor etc.) to demonstrate their competence and safe working practices. This accreditation program illustrates a contractor's performance and training in the usage of a manufacturer's products.
For larger floor screeding projects in factories, shops, boutiques, warehouses, schools and hospitals, specialist Hedge End commercial screeders will be required.
TYPES OF SCREED
Standard Screeds - This is good for regular residential use and is a mix of cement and sand. This mix comprises a 5 to 1 ratio of sand to cement. Once its been laid this 5:1 ratio will dry at a rate of 1mm each day.
Fibre Reinforced Screed - The preferred choice by professional contractors for use with underfloor heating systems. The increased flex and strength offered by the fibres within this screed mix help protect the flooring from cracking and shrinkage due to heat. It dries out at an identical rate to a standard screed, at about 1mm per day.
Advanced Drying and Fast Drying Screeds - If you need to move forward urgently with the flooring on account of time limitations, these screeds dry more speedily than standard flooring screeds. The majority of the fast drying screeds are fibre reinforced and are appropriate for a wide array of flooring projects where the faster drying rate of three to seven millimetres is a welcome advantage.
Polymer Screeds - Provides an extremely high level of strength with a lower thickness. Due to their different chemical compositions, these screeds have varying curing times which can be verified by reading manufacturer's product guidelines.
Self-Levelling or Liquid Screeds - A cement and latex formula which can produce the highest standard SR1 finish. Typically used to finish off a damaged floor or poor substrate level to enable the laying of a new flooring surface, like vinyl planks on top of it. This liquid screed can be poured to a depth of only 1mm, but will still provide a strong surface to take a wide range of flooring materials.
Industrial and Heavy Duty Screed - Made for maximum durability and strength on floors where traffic is high or specific loading of the floor is required.
SCREEDING PREPARATION AND INSTALLATION
To guarantee the screeding is of a good quality finish that's hard wearing and durable, time must be spent on fully preparing the area before any screed is poured. Any paint, debris, grease and oil on the original floor level can adversely affect the adhesion of the screed, and must be eradicated.
If cleansing products have been used it's vital to remove any remnants of soap, detergent etc, and allow the surface to dry naturally. It's essential to fix any crevices or cracks in the surface to stop them being mirrored and "travelling" up into the freshly screeded floor. An on-site survey will allow the screeding installer to identify these preparation areas and complete them before starting to apply the screed layer.
A DPM (damp proof membrane) will be applied after the preparation work has been done to stop ground dampness affecting the screeding and floor materials. Different gauges of polythene sheeting could be used as a damp proof membrane and also serve as a buffer for the screed and any insulation panels.
A further air-tight barrier might be necessary if your building is in an area which is known to be prone to radon gas emissions. A simple airtight membrane could be sufficient in areas with low radon measurements, however in more serious situations there may have to be a more sophisticated extraction system to block any ground penetrating radon gases.
Once the floor base has been properly prepared and all membranes installed, a primer or sealant is then applied. Primers and sealers help with the bonding process and are specialist applications according to the sort of screed being applied. On account of their specialist nature, only professional screeders in Hedge End are capable of using them correctly, safely and using equipment that's made for this task.
If you are installing underfloor heating, now is the time that it will need to be laid out and installed. The cables and heating pipes are firmly mounted on insulation panels to stop any movement and make sure that they are positioned correctly. When properly installed an underfloor heating system is an excellent way to warm a room and top quality screed will retain its heat, generating an even level of warmth across the floor surface.
If you're not putting in underfloor heating the screed can now be prepared in situ and laid. Your proposed use of the room will assist the screeding contractor on which kind of floor screed is appropriate for your requirements. For advanced and quick drying screeds there will be at least twenty four hours delay before it is able to be walked on, and a further 72 hours minimum before you can install any flooring materials. If you are hoping to end up with a nicely finished and durable floor surface you must stick to the manufacturer's guidelines with regard to heavy duty and standard screeds where the waiting period will be increased.
You can test the SR standard of the completed screeding once it's solidified enough for walking on. The basic SR test involves the use of a 2m straight edge to check for any variations in the screed surface.
- SR1 - Over the entire area, if there are no deviations of more than 3 millimetres from the straight-edge, then you have a top quality SR1 level surface.
- SR2 - If the floor surface has a deviation from the straight-edge of 5mm or less it is SR2 quality and is the standard for industrial and commercial projects.
- SR3 - If the deviation is 10mm or less the screeding quality is specified as SR3 and is fine for garage and utility areas.
If your screed has been installed with particular load bearing requirements in mind then a structural engineer will be necessary to carry out these soundness tests. The testing will make sure that your newly laid screed is suitable for the load point requirements specified in the original site survey. This can include what is known as a drop hammer test which assesses various aspects of the flexibility and strength of the screed. Any screeding that has load bearing requirements must be sanctioned by a certified structural engineer applying the British Standards BS8204 guidelines. (Tags: Floor Screeding Services Hedge End, Floor Screeding Hedge End, Screeding Hedge End, Floor Screed Hedge End).
Floor screeding services are available in Hedge End and also nearby in: Boorley Green, Horton Heath, Bursledon, Hightown, Curdridge, Lower Swanwick, Swanwick, Durley, Moorgreen, Fair Oak, West End, Burridge, Bitterne, Crowdhill, Botley, Thornhill, and in these postcodes SO30 2GR, SO30 2FJ, SO30 4AB, SO30 0JT, SO30 0TT, SO30 0HT, SO30 0GJ, SO30 0NG, SO30 0NA, SO30 0NB. Locally based Hedge End floor screeders will probably have the postcode SO30 and the dialling code 01489.
Tools Required by a Floor Screeding Specialist
- Spiked Roller
- Knee Protectors
- Straight Edge
- Floor Profile
- A Long Spirit Level
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Around Hedge End
People who live in the following areas and roads have recently enquired about floor screeding - Walker Gardens, Havendale, Dowds Close, Manaton Way, Larkspur Gardens, Coltsfoot Close, Missenden Acres, Garratt Close, Stephenson Way, Yardley Road, Bader Close, Elliot Rise, Allen Road, Thistle Road, Patricia Drive, Fawn Crescent, Telford Gardens, Lynton Road, Bergen Crescent, Charles Watts Way, Warner Close, Goodlands Vale, Tamarisk Road, Water's Edge, Wadhurst Road, Gullycroft Mead, Upper St Helens Road, Medlar Close, Lomax Close, as well as these local Hedge End postcodes: SO30 2GR, SO30 2FJ, SO30 4AB, SO30 0JT, SO30 0TT, SO30 0HT, SO30 0GJ, SO30 0NG, SO30 0NA, SO30 0NB.
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