Floor Screeding Newtownards Northern Ireland (BT22): When you're upgrading your Newtownards home with uneven or damaged floors, or maybe converting a basement or cellar to useful living area, an experienced floor screeding company will be able to help with your home improvements. Floor screeding gives a smooth, level finish to a coarse sub-base, and enables you to lay your final layer of flooring material, (carpets, boards, tiles etc) over it. The screeding is a vital procedure to guarantee a durable and quality finish to the whole floor surface.
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Whatever size or shape of room you are remodeling, a decent floor screeding contractor in Newtownards can provide you with the experience and correct working practices to establish the perfect base for your floors. They will be ready to advise you about the right sort of screed your project requires, and how best to apply and install it.
The screeding company will also inform you if a structural engineer is needed for your project, to identify flex strength, load requirements and point loadings that your flooring may require to conform with British Standards and building regulations.
A skilled and qualified work force is essential to a successful outcome and will extend the lifespan of your floor by using the correct form of screed for your room's anticipated purpose. There are numerous kinds of screed and selecting the correct mix and laying technique is vital if you are to create a top quality floor that's durable and fit for purpose.
Make certain that you get at least two or three quotes for your Newtownards based floor screeding project and also ask what standard of finish each price quote is for. The SR (Surface Regularity) finish is the figure to watch out for when studying a quote from your Newtownards screeding contractor. Each of the three SR levels offer different levels of finish, with SR1 being the highest, with the smallest amount of deviation over the surface area. This could mean that you might have to rectify any areas that could cause issues when putting down your finished flooring material.
Every Newtownards screeding company has to follow British Standards (BS8204) and should have some kind of accreditation from screeding material and equipment manufacturers, for instance Gypsol, Flowcrete, Cemfloor. This accreditation program illustrates a contractor's training and performance in the application of a manufacturer's products.
Newtownards commercial screeders might be involved in screeding floors in warehouses, pubs, factories, schools, hospitals and shopping centres.
TYPES OF SCREED
Standard Screeds - A mix of cement and sand which is perfect for basic residential usage. The ratios involved in standard screeds are 5 parts sand to 1 part cement. This 5 to 1 ratio standard screed will set hard at a rate of just 1mm per day after applying.
Fibre Reinforced Screed - The favoured option where under floor heating is being installed in residential properties in Newtownards. The increased flex and strength offered by the special fibres within this screed mix help protect the flooring from cracking and shrinkage due to heat. It dries at the same rate as a standard screed of one millimetre per day.
Advanced Drying and Fast Drying Screeds - If you need to use the area in question as soon as possible a fast drying screed may be used. Drying out at a rate of 3-7mm/day, determined by the mix, they're generally a fibre reinforced screed and are great for projects that have tight deadlines.
Industrial and Heavy Duty Screed - Where traffic levels are high or heavy loading of the floor is necessary, heavy duty screeds offer maximum durability and strength.
Polymer Screeds - When a lower thickness of floor is needed because of construction factors, a polymer screed provides an extremely high strength solution to this situation. Polymer screeds are made by a number of screed manufacturers and due to their different chemical compositions have specific curing times for each product.
Liquid or Self-Levelling Screeds - A cement and latex solution which can achieve the highest standard SR1 finish. This is mostly used to produce a smooth, clean floor over the top of a damaged or poor quality substrate and results in a surface onto which all sorts of flooring materials can be laid. These can be as little as one millimetre thick, and thanks to the latex polymers, will still provide high strength.
SCREEDING PREPARATION AND INSTALLATION
Good preparation is vital for a top quality screed surface that will be durable and hard wearing. Any oil, paint, grease and debris on the original floor level can affect the adhesion of the screed, and must be eliminated.
Any cleaning products used during this stage should leave no residues, and the floor base must be allowed to dry out naturally. If screeding over a cement or stone floor any cracks should be repaired to stop them from "travelling" up through the screed layer and producing deviations on the finished floor surface. During a site survey your Newtownards screeding specialist will ascertain what preparation work is needed before any actual screeding work commences.
To protect the flooring materials and screed layer from dampness rising up from the ground, a damp proof membrane (DPM) must be laid. The damp proof membrane is made of thick polythene and different layers might be used to act as a moisture barrier for the screeding.
A supplementary air-tight barrier could be needed if your house is in an area that is known to be susceptible to radon gas. An air-tight membrane may be enough in areas with relatively low emissions of radon, however in more serious cases there might have to be a more complicated extraction and ventilation system to take away any harmful radon gases.
As soon as these stages have been completed the screeders will put on a sealer or primer to the prepared base. A primer assists in the screed to bond to the base and membranes and different types exist based upon which kind of screed is being used. Equipment such as airless sprays are used to apply a sealant or primer, by qualified screeding companies in Newtownards observing the manufacturer's guidelines.
Before the screeding is poured, any under floor heating will now be installed. The wires and heating pipes are securely attached to insulation panels to prevent any movement and ensure that they're held in the correct position. Warmth will be spread evenly across the floor in a skillfully fitted underfloor heating system, and coupled with it being an efficient method of heating, it's a good choice for most Newtownards home renovation projects.
Of course, if you are not fitting underfloor heating, you can just bypass this step and get on with applying the screeding. Your use of the room will help your screeding contractor on what sort of floor screed is right for your needs. Bear in mind that even quick drying and advanced screeds have a minimum of twenty four hours before you're able to walk over any screeded surfaces and at least 3 days before any flooring can be laid. If you're looking to end up with a nicely finished and durable floor surface you must follow the manufacturer's guidelines with regard to standard and heavy duty screeds where the timescale will be longer.
The SR standard of your screed can be verified once it has hardened sufficiently to be walked upon. The test involves the use of a two metre long straight-edge laid down upon the surface and any deviations from true are calculated.
- SR1 - Over the entire area, if there are no disparities greater than three millimetres from the straight-edge, then you've got a top quality SR1 specification surface.
- SR2 - If the screeded floor deviates from the straight edge by 5 millimetres or less it is considered SR2 level and is the standard for industrial and commercial projects.
- SR3 - If the deviation is ten millimetres or less the screed quality is specified as SR3 and is fine for garage and utility areas.
If your screed floor has been laid with specific loading in mind then a qualified structural engineer will be required to conduct the assessment. Using specialised equipment the structural engineer will establish the screeding strength and suitability of use in a load bearing setting. This should include what's known as a "drop hammer test" which assesses various aspects of the strength and flexibility of the screed. Only fully qualified structural engineers heeding the British Standards BS8204 guidelines are allowed to perform these tests and sign off on the structural safety of screed flooring. (Tags: Floor Screeding Newtownards, Screeding Newtownards, Floor Screeding Services Newtownards, Floor Screed Newtownards).
Floor screeding services are available in Newtownards and also nearby in: Ballygowan, Greyabbey, Dundonald, Castlereagh, Ballywater, Carrowdore, Scrabo Tower, Donaghee, Comber, Holywood, Belfast, Crawfordsburn, Conlig, Millisle, Groomsport, Helens Bay, Bangor, and in these postcodes BT23 4DX, BT23 4EX, BT23 4NU, BT23 4LW, BT23 4QG, BT23 4AN, BT23 4PA, BT23 4GL, BT23 4GN, BT23 4PU. Locally based Newtownards floor screeders will likely have the postcode BT22 and the telephone dialling code 02891. Click on the "quote" banner to get specifics of screeding services in your area.
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Screeding Enquiries Northern Ireland
Recent Northern Ireland floor screeding requests: Alastair Close recently requested a quote for screeding a workshop floor in Dollingstown, Northern Ireland. Robin Stone and Ianis Stone recently enquired about the possibility of screeding over an old concrete floor in Keady, Northern Ireland. Joanna and Ronan Ireland recently asked for a price quote for screeding a utility room floor in Cookstown. Kacey and Hadi Farmer recently enquired about screeding a living room floor in Rostrevor, Northern Ireland. Emaan and Harper Sharkey recently enquired about screeding a cellar floor in Donaghcloney, Northern Ireland. Braydon Hussain recently enquired about screeding a kitchen floor in Enniskillen. Liya Cook recently requested a quotation for screeding an extension floor in Waringstown, Northern Ireland. Ismael Bowden and Lillian Bowden recently requested a price quote for screeding the floor of a garage in a detached house in Cookstown.
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In the previous twelve months screeded floors were installed in these Newtownards streets: Falcon Drive, Beverley Road, East Street, John Street, Ballyalton Road, Tullynagardy Road, Newtown Grange, Donaghadee Road, Frederick Street, Gibsons Lane, Elm Drive, Scrabo Road, Quinton Park, Hollymount Avenue, Moyne Gardens, Canberra Gardens, Edenvale Crescent, Tudor Abbey, Cambourne Crescent, Kensington Park, Ringhaddy Park, Sketrick Island Park, Bangor Road, Strangford Gate, Alanbrooke Crescent, West Street, South Green, St. Columbas Drive, Morstan Park, Blackwood Avenue, and in these Northern Ireland postcodes: BT23 4DX, BT23 4EX, BT23 4NU, BT23 4LW, BT23 4QG, BT23 4AN, BT23 4PA, BT23 4GL, BT23 4GN, BT23 4PU.
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