Floor Screeding Mildenhall Suffolk (IP28): When you're upgrading your Mildenhall home that has damaged or uneven floors, or maybe converting a cellar or basement into a functional living space, an established floor screeding company should be your first port of call. Before it's possible to lay a final floor covering, whether it is wood, carpet or tile, the surface of the floor should be as flat as possible; which is why floor screeding is needed. Floor screeding can provide a high quality and durable surface for virtually any room.
FLOOR SCREEDING EXPERTS MILDENHALL
It matters not how small or large the area you need levelling, a certified screeding company in Mildenhall will have the appropriate expertise, equipment and know-how to give you a superb level of service. After evaluating your project they'll give you advice on the optimal choice of screeding and which technique for laying it is most suitable for your circumstances.
A professional screeding company will also inform you if a structural engineer is required for your undertaking, to identify flex strength, load bearing and point loadings that your flooring might require to conform with British Standards and building regulations.
Bringing in a qualified and highly trained flooring specialist will ensure you use the proper kind of screed for the room's allocated usage and get the optimum lifespan out of your flooring. Picking the right screeding materials and the method of installation is critical if you want to end up with a durable and quality finish for your floor.
Ensure that you get at least two or three estimates for your Mildenhall based screeding project and also ask what standard of finish each estimate is for. The price quote might be based on what is called the Surface Regularity, or SR figure. SR2 and SR3 could be cheaper options, although the finished floor surface may have errors and deviations, whilst SR1 guarantees a pretty much perfect quality of finish. Any error in the screeding may cause issues with laying flooring due to indentations, flat spots, ridges in the surface.
British Standards BS8204 sets down the regulations and guidelines that all Mildenhall screeding installers must follow, and if working with specialist screeding solutions, (Gypsol, Cemfloor, Flowcrete etc), they ought to be approved by the manufacturers as being trained and skilled in their use. A contractor holding accreditations shows they've been trained and assessed in the use of these products and can provide a top notch service in all areas of their installation.
Commercial screeders in Mildenhall will usually undertake larger floor screeding projects in schools, shops, hospitals, restaurants, factories and warehouses.
TYPES OF SCREED
Standard Screeds - A mixture of sand and cement which is okay for everyday domestic use. This mixture comprises a five to one ratio of sand to cement. After laying a standard flooring screed sets at a rate of 1mm/day.
Fibre Reinforced Screed - The professional's choice for residential use over the top of underfloor heating. This is because of the increased strength and protection against thermal cracking and shrinkage offered by the fibres within the screed. It's got a setting rate of one millimetre per day.
Self-Levelling or Liquid Screeds - A cement and latex mixture which can achieve the highest standard of finish to SR1 levels. This self-levelling compound provides a smooth and level surface over a damaged floor or rough substrate to enable all flooring materials to be laid. This liquid screed can be laid to a thickness of just 1mm, but will still provide a high strength base for a wide variety of flooring finishes.
Fast Drying and Advanced Drying Screeds - If you have to press ahead urgently with the work on account of time limitations, these screeds dry much quicker than standard flooring screeds. Drying at a rate of 3-7mm, depending on the mixture, they're normally a fibre reinforced type of screed and are great for flooring projects which have tight deadlines.
Polymer Screeds - Provides a high level of strength with a lower thickness. Polymer screeds are made by a number of manufacturers and on account of their varying chemical compositions have distinct curing times for each individual product.
Industrial and Heavy Duty Screed - Developed for maximum strength and durability on floors where traffic is expected to be high or specific loading of the floor base is required.
SCREEDING PREPARATION AND INSTALLATION
Preparation is essential for a quality finished screed surface that will be durable and hard wearing. Any debris, grease, oil and paint on the original floor level can adversely affect the adhesion of the screed, and must be eliminated.
If cleansing products were used it's vital to remove any traces of detergent, soap etc, and leave the surface to dry naturally. It's necessary to repair any cracks or crevices in the surface to avoid them being visible and "travelling" upwards into the newly screeded floor. A decent Mildenhall screeding specialist will take note of such aspects during the on-site survey and make sure all preparations are completed before moving on to the next steps in the floor screeding process.
A damp proof membrane (DPM) will be put down once the preparation work has been finished to prevent ground dampness affecting the flooring materials and screed. The DPM is made out of thick polythene and various layers might be used to act as a moisture barrier and air insulating layer for the screed.
Another airtight barrier may be needed if your property is in an area that is regarded as prone to radon gas. This can be just a simple air-tight membrane, or in severe cases a ventilation system will need to be installed beneath the screed to draw out any inflow of radon gas from the ground.
Once these stages have been completed the screeding company will put on a sealer or primer to the prepared base. Sealers and primers assist with the bonding process and are special applications according to the kind of screed that is being applied. These materials require qualified tradesmen to apply them in the correct ratios by using bespoke equipment, such as airless sprays.
If you are going to be installing under floor heating, this is the time that it will need to be properly set out and installed. The underfloor heating system will be carefully positioned and secured firmly to insulation panels to prevent potential movement in the course of the screed application. When expertly installed an under floor heating system is an effective way to warm a room and good quality screed will retain its heat, producing an even level of warmth across the floor.
The screed can now be mixed and prepared in situ and spread onto the floor surface. Your screeding contractor will give you advice and guidance on which screed type is suitable for your requirements, according to your intended use of the room area. For advanced and quick drying screeds there'll be at least a 24 hour delay before it can be walked over, and a further 3 days minimum before you are able to lay any flooring materials. If you are using standard or heavy duty screeds the drying time is increased and the manufacturer's guidelines must be adhered to so as to get the best finish to your floor.
The SR standard of your screeding can be confirmed once it has set sufficiently to be walked upon. The basic SR test involves the use of a 2 metre straight edge to check for any variations in the screed surface.
- SR1 - Disparities of three millimetres or less being measured over the entire floor area shows your screed to be of the highest quality and is classed as SR1.
- SR2 - The standard flooring in commercial and industrial builds is normally SR2 and has a maximum possible deviation of 5mm across the entire floor.
- SR3 - If the deviation around the room is 10mm or less the quality of the screeding is classed as SR3 and is the standard required for garage and utility areas.
If your screeding has been installed with particular load bearing requirements in mind then a structural engineer is going to be necessary to carry out the assessment. The testing will make certain that your new screeding is viable for the load bearing requirements laid out in the site survey. This will include a "drop hammer test" which assesses various aspects of the flexibility and strength of the screed. Any screed floor that has point load requirements must be approved by a certified structural engineer respecting the BS8204 regulations. (Tags: Floor Screeding Mildenhall, Screeding Mildenhall, Floor Screeding Services Mildenhall, Floor Screed Mildenhall).
Floor screeding services are available in Mildenhall and also in: Icklingham, Red Lodge, Barton Mills, West Row, Tuddenham, Kenny Hill, Isleham, Lakenheath, Fordham, Elvedon, Higham, Holywell Row, Worlington, Freckenham, Eriswell, Soham, Chippenham, and in these postcodes IP28 7DR, IP28 7AS, IP28 7NS, IP28 7GB, IP28 7QP, IP28 7JX, IP28 7BU, IP28 7DG, IP28 7EE, IP28 7PL. Locally based Mildenhall floor screeders will most likely have the postcode IP28 and the phone code 01638. Simply click the "quote" banner to get information on screeding services in your location.
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Suffolk Screeding Enquiries
Recently posted Suffolk floor screeding enquiries: Mr and Mrs Boon recently enquired about screeding a utility room floor in a detached house in Carlton. Pranav Rixon and Anaya Rixon recently requested a quotation for screeding over an old concrete floor in Corton. Mr and Mrs Montgomery recently enquired about getting a price for screeding the whole ground floor of a terraced property in Sutton. Remy Townend and Maeve Townend recently asked for a price quote for screeding a kitchen floor in a semi-detached house in Shotley Gate, Suffolk. Lena Harwood and Angus Harwood recently enquired about getting a price for screeding the floor of a workshop in Framlingham, Suffolk. Mr and Mrs Neale recently enquired about installing underfloor heating and screeding a floor in Old Newton, Suffolk. Hanna Griffin and Cooper Griffin recently requested an estimate for screeding the floor of a living room in a cottage in Rendlesham, Suffolk. Jasmine Chandler recently enquired about the possibility of screeding the floor of a lounge and kitchen in Troston.
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Over the past year screeded floors were professionally installed in the following Mildenhall streets: Hazel Close, Melbourne Drive, Ford Close, Pott Hall Road, Mill Park Gardens, Finchley Avenue, Wells Court, Crick's Road, Sand Acre Close, Selwyn Close, St John's Close, Downing Close, Pembroke Close, Laburnum Avenue, Gregory Road, Queen's Drive, Sunningdale Avenue, Charles Melrose Close, Clare Close, Thetford Road, New Street, Quaker's Eoad, Cypress Close, Yew Tree Close, Fisher's Drove, St Andrew's Street, Wren Close, High Street, and in these Suffolk postcodes: IP28 7DR, IP28 7AS, IP28 7NS, IP28 7GB, IP28 7QP, IP28 7JX, IP28 7BU, IP28 7DG, IP28 7EE, IP28 7PL.
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