Floor Screeding Keynsham Somerset (BS31): If you are renovating a property or cellar, have an uneven or damaged floor or are aiming to install underfloor heating in your Keynsham property, it is time to think about bringing in a professional floor screeder. A screed is used to produce a smooth floor on top of a concrete sub-base and provide a solid foundation for your choice of top flooring material. Floor screeding will provide a high quality and durable surface for almost any room.
FLOOR SCREEDING EXPERTS KEYNSHAM
A dependable screeding specialist in Keynsham will have all the experience and knowledge to help you achieve a perfectly finished floor in whatever shape or size of room you are renovating. They will assess the project and figure out the appropriate kind of screed you need and the best technique for applying it.
They'll in addition assess if a structural engineer is necessary to make certain that any load requirements, point loadings and flex strength are met as set out in construction and building regulations.
The skills and training that a qualified screeding specialist brings to your project will guarantee a high quality result and help in extending the lifetime of your floor or floors. The correct mix of screed and the methods used in laying it are also important to guarantee the final durability of your floor.
Before picking out a screeding specialist from the many based in the Keynsham area, ask to what standard of finish they are basing their estimate, and also make certain that you get two or three estimates. The estimate should be based on what's called the SR, or Surface Regularity figure. SR1 is the highest standard, and while SR2 and SR3 may seem less costly at first glance, they don't guarantee a totally even or flat surface. This means that you may have to rectify any areas that could cause issues when laying your finished flooring material.
Every Keynsham screeding company has to adhere to British Standards (BS8204) and should have accreditation from screeding material and equipment manufacturers, e.g. Flowcrete, Cemfloor, Gypsol. This accreditation program demonstrates a firm's training and high quality performance in the usage of a manufacturer's product.
Commercial screeders in Keynsham will probably undertake floor screeding projects in factories, hotels, hospitals, warehouses, shopping centres and schools.
TYPES OF SCREED
Standard Screeds - Used in residential flooring projects where the mixture of sand and cement is perfectly acceptable for everyday floor traffic usage. The ratios involved in standard screeds are five parts sand to one part cement. After laying a standard flooring screed dries out at a rate of just 1mm/day.
Industrial and Heavy Duty Screed - A screed designed for heavy traffic and high load areas where maximum strength and durability is necessary.
Advanced Drying and Fast Drying Screeds - As the name would suggest, these screeds dry rapidly and allow you to use the floor area much faster. Drying at a rate of 3-7mm, depending on the mix, they're typically a fibre reinforced kind of screed and are great for projects that have tight deadlines.
Fibre Reinforced Screed - The favoured choice by professional contractors for use in combination with underfloor heating systems. The improved flexibility and strength offered by the special fibres within this screed help protect the flooring from thermal cracking and shrinkage. It's got a drying rate of 1mm per day.
Polymer Screeds - An extremely high strength flooring solution where a reduced thickness is required. Due to their different chemical compositions, these polymer screeds have varying curing times which you can verify by viewing manufacturer's product guidelines.
Self-Levelling or Liquid Screeds - When a high standard of finish is needed this formula of latex and cement is employed to achieve SR1 level screeding. This is mainly needed to provide a smooth, clean floor over the top of a damaged or poor quality substrate and results in a surface finish onto which all forms of flooring materials can be laid. They can be as little as one millimetre in depth, and because of the latex polymers, will still provide high strength.
SCREEDING PREPARATION AND INSTALLATION
Screeding companies will need to carefully prepare all areas prior to any other work in order to guarantee a high quality and hard wearing screed flooring. The original floor surface should be cleaned to remove any paint, grease, debris and oil which might affect the adhesion of the screeding.
Any cleaning chemicals that are used during this stage shouldn't leave any residues, and the floor surface must be allowed to dry by itself naturally. It's essential to mend any crevices or cracks in the base to stop them being mirrored and "travelling" up into your freshly screeded floor. A site survey will enable the screeding specialist to pinpoint these preparation areas and finish them before beginning to pour the screeding layer.
A DPM (damp proof membrane) will be put down after the preparation work has been done to prevent ground dampness getting into the flooring materials and screeding. Different thicknesses of specialised polythene may be used as a DPM and also act as a buffer for the screed and any insulation materials.
If your property is located in a place where radon is found an extra barrier layer is essential to prevent radon gas from entering. This could be just a simple air-tight membrane, or in more serious instances a ventilation system is installed underneath the screeding to extract any influx of radon gas from the ground.
Once the floor base has been properly prepared and all DPMs installed, a sealer or primer is then applied. These sealers and primers will guarantee the screed bonds perfectly to the base surface and help to achieve a good quality finished floor. These substances require experienced technicians to apply them in the appropriate ratios by using airless sprays and other custom-made equipment.
Underfloor heating can now be installed and checked before screeding is applied. The under floor heating system is laid out in the correct pattern and firmly secured to insulation panels to prevent any movement in the course of the screed installation process. Warmth is spread evenly across a floor area in a properly installed under floor heating system, and in conjunction with it being an efficient choice of heating, it is an ideal choice for the majority of Keynsham home renovation projects.
The screeding can now be prepared on site and applied to the base. The requirements of the room will dictate the form of screeding that's used. For quick drying screeds there'll be at least 24 hours delay before it is able to be walked on, and a further 3 days minimum before you can lay any flooring materials. If you are using heavy duty or standard screeds the setting time is increased and the manufacturer's guidelines must be adhered to so as to get the best possible finish to your floor.
You can check the SR standard of the finished screeding once it's hardened enough for walking on. The basic SR test uses a two metre long straight-edge to check for any fluctuations in the floor surface.
- SR1 - SR1 is the best standard and allows just 3 millimetres of disparity from the straight-edge.
- SR2 - SR2 is the classification for standard floors in commercial and industrial projects and can deviate from the straight-edge by as much as 5mm.
- SR3 - If the deviation is ten millimetres or less the quality of the screeding is classed as SR3 and is highly suitable for garage and utility areas.
If you require load bearing checks, a qualified structural engineer is required to conduct the testing. This assessment will ascertain the overall strength of the screed surface and its suitability for the intended use. An assessment called the "drop hammer test" is carried out at various areas on the screed layer and the outcomes recorded. The specialist testing and measurement tools mean this can only be carried out by a qualified structural engineer applying the British Standards BS8204 guidelines. (Tags: Floor Screeding Keynsham, Floor Screed Keynsham, Screeding Keynsham, Floor Screeding Services Keynsham).
Floor screeding services are available in Keynsham and also nearby in: Pensford, Stockwood, Bitton, Marksbury, Hengrove, Knowle, Hanham, Longwell Green, Chewton Keynsham, Saltford, Whitchurch, Barrs Court, Brislington, Willsbridge, Queen Charlton, Bristol, and in these postcodes BS31 1LY, BS31 1JT, BS31 1BB, BS31 1LX, BS31 1JY, BS31 1JS, BS31 1BQ, BS31 1PP, BS31 1FN, BS31 1QL. Local Keynsham floor screeders will likely have the postcode BS31 and the phone code 0117. Simply click on the "quote" banner or form to get information on screeding services in your area.
Somerset Screeding Enquiries
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Homeowners who live in the following streets have recently enquired about floor screeding services - Mendip Close, Birch Court, Ludlow Close, Cross Street, Stockwood Lane, Gypsy Lane, Maesbury Road, Walden Road, Courtlands, Trescothick Close, Caernarvon Close, Hawthorns Lane, Berkeley Gardens, Bath Hill, Wellsway Road, Cedar Drive, Corfe Crescent, Torridge Road, Turner Close, Kelston Road, Medway Close, Chandag Road, St Ladoc Road, Dryleaze, Welland Road, St Francis Road, Cranmore Avenue, Courtenay Road, The Labbott, Ellsbridge Close, as well as the following Keynsham area postcodes: BS31 1LY, BS31 1JT, BS31 1BB, BS31 1LX, BS31 1JY, BS31 1JS, BS31 1BQ, BS31 1PP, BS31 1FN, BS31 1QL.
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