Floor Screeding Maldon Essex (CM9): A professional floor screeding company can help with renovations, level an uneven or damaged floor or help to install underfloor heating on your Maldon property, when needed. A screed is used to produce a smooth floor on top of a concrete sub-base and give a firm base for your choice of top flooring material. Floor screeding can provide a durable, quality surface for almost any room.
FLOOR SCREEDING CONTRACTORS MALDON
An established floor screeding company in Maldon will have experience and knowledge to help you achieve a perfect floor in whatever size room you're working on. They will be able to assess the project and verify the appropriate kind of screed you require and the best strategy for applying it.
Your screeding company will also inform you if a structural engineer is necessary for your undertaking, in order to check on any point loadings, load bearing and flex strength that your flooring may need to conform with current building regulations and British Standards.
The skills and training that a certified screeding technician brings to your project will guarantee a high quality outcome and help in prolonging the lifespan of your flooring. Choosing the right screeding materials and the method of installation is vital if you want a quality and durable finish for your floor surface.
Before picking out a screeding company from the many based in the Maldon area, ask to what standard of finish they're basing their quotation, and also make certain that you get two or three price quotes. The SR (Surface Regularity) finish is the number to look for when reviewing a quotation from your Maldon screeding contractor. SR2 and SR3 could be more affordable options, although the finished floor surface could have errors and deviations, whilst SR1 guarantees a perfect finish. An SR2 or SR3 level may mean there will be ridges or flat spots that might cause issues when installing your final floor surface.
British Standards BS8204 lays out the regulations and guidelines that all Maldon screeding installers is obliged to follow, and if applying specialist screeding solutions, (Cemfloor, Gypsol, Flowcrete etc), they must be certified by the manufacturers as being trained and skilled in their use. This accreditation program showcases a firm's performance and training in the application of a manufacturer's product.
Maldon commercial screeders will be involved in floor screeding in hospitals, schools, warehouses, boutiques, shopping centres and factories.
TYPES OF SCREED
Standard Screeds - A mix of sand and cement which is ideal for normal domestic usage. The standard screed is a mix of five parts sand to one of cement. After laying a standard flooring screed dries out at a rate of 1mm/day.
Fast Drying and Advanced Drying Screeds - If you need to move forward urgently with the flooring because of time constraints, this screed dries more speedily than standard screeds. Drying out at a rate of 3-7mm, depending on the specialised mix, they are usually a fibre reinforced screed and are perfect for flooring projects which have tight deadlines.
Self-Levelling or Liquid Screeds - Used to produce the highest quality of finish, especially where SR1 levels are essential, by a latex and cement mixture. It is mostly needed to provide a smooth, clean floor over a poor quality or damaged substrate and results in a surface finish onto which all kinds of flooring materials can be laid. They can be as little as 1mm thick, and thanks to the latex polymers, will still provide high strength.
Polymer Screeds - Provides an extremely high level of strength with a minimal thickness. Maker's guidelines for drying times differ across the various product ranges.
Industrial and Heavy Duty Screed - A screed designed for high load and heavy traffic areas where the maximum possible durability and strength is vital.
Fibre Reinforced Screed - The preferred option where under floor heating is being installed in residential homes in Maldon. This is because of the improved strength and protection against thermal cracking and shrinkage provided by the special fibres within the screed. At approximately 1mm per day, it has a similar setting rate to standard floor screed.
SCREEDING PREPARATION AND INSTALLATION
Screeding installers will have to prepare the area before proceeding with any other work in order to ensure a high quality and hard wearing screed flooring. It is important that all contaminants such as paint, debris, oil or grease is eradicated from the floor before pouring any screed, because these can affect the adhesion capability that a good quality screed demands.
If cleaning products have been used it is vital to remove any residues of detergent or soap, and leave the surface to dry naturally. If screeding over a stone or cement floor any cracks should be repaired to prevent them from "travelling" through a screed layer and causing imperfections on the finished surface. A site survey will enable the screeding installer to identify this preparation work and complete it before starting to pour the screeding.
To shield the flooring materials and screeding layer from moisture rising up through the ground, a damp proof membrane (DPM) must be laid. The damp proof membrane is made from thick polythene and different layers might be used to act as a moisture barrier for the screeding.
If the area where you live is susceptible to radon gas then another barrier is essential to prevent the gas from entering via the ground. An airtight membrane might be suitable in areas with low radon emissions, however in more severe situations there might need to be a more complex ventilation and extraction system to remove any ground penetrating radon gases.
Once these steps have been taken the screeders will put on a sealant or primer to the prepared base surface. Primers and sealers help the bonding process and are special applications matched to the type of screed being used. These products need professional contractors to apply them in the correct ratios by using custom-made equipment, such as airless sprays.
Underfloor heating can now be laid out, installed and tested before the screed is poured. The heating pipes and cables are securely mounted on insulation panels to prevent any movement and make certain that they're held in the correct position. Warmth is evenly spread across a floor area in a professionally installed underfloor heating system, and in conjunction with it being an efficient method of heating, it's a good choice for the majority of Maldon renovation projects.
If you are not putting in under floor heating the screed can now be prepared in situ and poured. The requirements of the room will determine the form of screeding that is used. Remember that even advanced and quick drying screeds have a minimum of twenty four hours before you're able to walk over any screeded surface and at least 3 days before any flooring materials can be applied. Such timescales will be longer for standard and heavy duty screeds and the manufacture's instructions must be followed to the letter to produce the optimal finish and longevity of the floor.
Once the screed has set it can be quality checked to determine the SR level. Using a 2 mtr straight-edge the floor surface is checked for any dips, ridges and deviations in the screed surface.
- SR1 - Deviations of 3 millimetres or less as measured over the entire area shows your screed floor to be of the highest quality and classified as SR1.
- SR2 - The standard flooring in industrial and commercial builds is normally SR2 and has a maximum deviation of five millimetres across the whole floor.
- SR3 - If the deviation around the room is 10mm or less the quality of the screeding is specified as SR3 and is suitable for utility and garage areas.
There might also be a requirement for a qualified structural engineer to perform a soundness test. The assessment will ensure your newly laid screed is suitable for the load point requirements laid out in the site survey. An assessment called the "drop hammer test" is performed on several areas of the screed layer and the outcomes noted. The specialist measurement and testing tools mean that this can only be undertaken by a trained structural engineer applying the British Standards BS8204 guidelines. (Tags: Floor Screeding Maldon, Screeding Maldon, Floor Screeding Services Maldon, Floor Screed Maldon).
Floor screeding services are available in Maldon and also in: Woodham Mortimer, Little Baddow, Great Baddow, Heybridge, Ulting, Mundon, Danbury, Maylandsea, Chelmsford, Goldhanger, Great Totham, Langford, Hatfield Peverel, Latchingdon, Woodham Walter, Beeleigh, and in these postcodes CM9 5FJ, CM9 5JA, CM9 4LG, CM9 5AH, CM9 6AH, CM9 4EW, CM9 5DF, CM9 6AN, CM9 5DL, CM9 5NA. Locally based Maldon floor screeders will probably have the postcode CM9 and the phone code 01621.
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Tools Required by a Floor Screeder
- Knee Protection
- Floor Profiler
- Straight Edge
- Heavy Duty Spirit Level
- Humidity Tester
Essex Screeding Enquiries
The latest Essex floor screeding job requests: Athena Mcneill and Ignacy Mcneill recently asked for a quote for screeding the floor of a utility room in a detached house in Writtle, Essex. Esmae Carling and Nikolas Carling recently requested an estimate for screeding over an old concrete floor in Great Wakering, Essex. Elaina Archer recently enquired about the possibility of screeding the whole ground floor of a detached home in Gosfield. Ajay Donnelly and Helen Donnelly recently asked for a quotation for screeding a garage floor in Wivenhoe. Katrina Steadman and Aadam Steadman recently requested an estimate for screeding a living room floor in Walton on the Naze, Essex. Theon and Carly Ewing recently enquired about screeding the floor of a basement in East Donyland. Mohammad and Eshaal Cooke recently enquired about the possibility of screeding a workshop floor in Rettendon. Zayd Thorne and Darla Thorne recently enquired about the possibility of screeding a cellar floor in Great Notley.
Floor Screeding Near Maldon
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