Floor Screeding Oadby Leicestershire (LE2): If you are restoring a property or cellar, have an uneven or damaged floor or are aiming to install under floor heating in your Oadby home, it is the perfect time to consider hiring a floor screeding professional. A screed is used to produce a smooth floor over a concrete sub-base and provide a good foundation for you final flooring material. Floor screeding can provide a high quality and durable surface for any room.
FLOOR SCREEDING EXPERTS OADBY
It doesn't matter how small or large the room you need to be levelled, a competent screeding contractor in Oadby will have the appropriate know-how, equipment and skills to give you an outstanding standard of service. They will be able to assess your project and figure out the appropriate sort of screed you require and the best technique for applying it.
It might be necessary, according to the proposed use of the area, for a structural engineering survey to conform with building regulations on point loadings, load bearing and flex strength of the screed floor.
Bringing in a highly trained and qualified contractor will ensure you get the right sort of screed for the room's anticipated purpose and get the optimum lifespan out of the resulting floor. There are numerous kinds of screed and selecting the correct mix and laying method is vital if you are to create a top quality floor that's fit for purpose and hard-wearing.
Before picking out a floor screeding specialist from any based in the Oadby area, ask to what standard of finish they're basing their quotation, and also ensure you get two or three quotations. The SR (Surface Regularity) finish is the figure to look for when reviewing a quotation from Oadby screeding companies. Each of the 3 SR levels provide different standards of finish, with SR1 offering the highest, with the smallest amount of deviation over the surface area. This means that you may need to fix any patches that could cause problems when laying your final flooring solution.
All Oadby screeding installers have to adhere to British Standards (BS8204) and should have accreditation from screeding material and equipment manufacturers, for instance Cemfloor, Gypsol, Flowcrete. A company holding such accreditation shows that they have been trained and assessed in the use of these screeding products and can provide a high standard of service in all aspects of their installation.
For the screeding of floors in factories, boutiques, hospitals, shopping centres, warehouses and schools, specialist Oadby commercial screeders will be required.
TYPES OF SCREED
Standard Screeds - Frequently used in domestic flooring projects where the mix of sand and cement is perfect for normal footfall usage. 5 parts sand to 1 part cement is the typical mixture for standard screeds. This 5:1 ratio standard flooring screed will dry out at a rate of just 1mm per day after applying.
Polymer Screeds - These provide a high level of strength with a lower thickness. Owing to their different chemical compositions, these screeds have varying drying times which you can verify by studying manufacturer's product guidelines.
Fibre Reinforced Screed - The professional's choice for residential use on top of underfloor heating. This is due to the improved strength and protection against thermal cracking and shrinkage offered by the fibres within the screed. It sets at an identical rate to a standard screed, at about 1mm per day.
Industrial and Heavy Duty Screed - Developed for maximum durability and strength in places where traffic is high or heavy loading on the floor base is necessary.
Self-Levelling or Liquid Screeds - A latex and cement formula which can achieve the highest standard of finish to SR1 levels. It's mainly used to produce a smooth, level floor over a poor quality or damaged substrate and enables all types of flooring materials to be used. Even with a thickness of just one millimetre, the latex polymers within the mixture provide a high strength surface for a wide variety of uses.
Advanced Drying and Fast Drying Screeds - If you have to use the area in question ASAP a fast drying screed may be used. The vast majority of the fast drying screeds are fibre reinforced and are ideal for a wide array of projects where the quicker curing rate of 3-7mm is a welcome advantage.
SCREEDING PREPARATION AND INSTALLATION
Good preparation is vital for a top quality screed surface that will be durable and hard wearing. Any grease, paint, debris and oil on the existing floor level can affect the adhesion of the screed, and must be eliminated.
If any products were used during this stage it's important to ensure that no residues of detergents, soaps or other cleaning products are left on the floor surface and it is permitted to dry out naturally. If screeding over a stone or cement floor all cracks should be mended to prevent them from "travelling" through a screed layer and resulting in deviations on the finished floor surface. An on-site survey will allow the screeding installer to identify this preparation work and complete it before commencing to pour the screeding.
To protect the screeding layer and flooring materials from moisture rising up through the ground, a damp proof membrane (DPM) will have to be laid. Different gauges of polythene sheets could be used as a DPM and also serve as a buffer for the screed and any insulation material.
Another air-tight barrier may be necessary if your building is in an area that is regarded as susceptible to radon. If radon gas occurs in severe doses then a complete ventilation system may be installed beneath the layer of screed which will remove any gases that might seep in from the ground.
The final step of surface preparation is the spraying or painting of a sealant or primer. Sealers and primers help with the bonding process and are specialist applications matched to the sort of screed that's being used. Devices such as airless sprays will usually be used to apply a sealant or primer, which should be done by qualified screeding contractors in Oadby observing the manufacturer's guidelines and safety advice.
If you're installing underfloor heating, this is the time that it will need to be correctly laid out and installed. The heating pipes and wires are securely attached to insulation panels to prevent any movement and make certain they're laid in the correct position. Warmth is evenly spread across a floor area in a properly fitted underfloor heating system, and in conjunction with it being an effective method of heating, it is an ideal choice for the majority of Oadby home renovation projects.
If you're not fitting underfloor heating the screed can now be prepared in situ and laid. The particular requirements of the room will determine the type 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 seventy two hours minimum before you can install any flooring materials. Manufacturer's drying instructions for standard and heavy duty screeds must be observed so as to achieve a quality finish and provide an even and stable floor surface.
As soon as the screed has set it can be quality checked to confirm the SR standard. The test involves using a 2 mtr long straight-edge laid on the surface and any deviations from true are calculated.
- SR1 - Deviations of three millimetres or less being measured across the entire floor area shows your screeding to be of the highest quality and categorised as SR1.
- SR2 - The standard flooring in commercial and industrial builds is classed as SR2 and has a maximum deviation of 5mm across the entire floor.
- SR3 - For other floors where the finish is relatively inconsequential the SR3 is the classification and should have a deviation measurement of 10 millimetres or less.
If your screed has been laid with particular loading in mind then a structural engineer will be necessary to conduct tests. This assessment will determine the overall strength of the screeding and the viability for its intended use. The screed layer could be given a "drop hammer test" to determine flexibility and strength at specific points. Any screeding that has load bearing requirements must be sanctioned by a certified structural engineer heeding the British Standards BS8204 guidelines. (Tags: Floor Screeding Oadby, Screeding Oadby, Floor Screeding Services Oadby, Floor Screed Oadby).
Floor screeding services are available in Oadby and also in: Wigston, Blaby, Thurnby, Clarendon Park, Evington, West Knighton, Houghton on the Hill, Aylestone Park, Glen Parva, Leicester, Great Glen, Stoughton, Stretton Hall, Stoneygate, Knighton, and in these postcodes LE2 4DF, LE2 3RG, LE2 4JD, LE2 4LZ, LE2 4DT, LE2 2PE, LE18 1LZ, LE2 2LG, LE2 4HQ, LE2 2PB. Local Oadby floor screeders will most likely have the telephone code 0116 and the postcode LE2.
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Households in Church Street, Woods Close, Brooksby Close, Stour Close, Leys Close, Foxglove Way, Manor Close, Pelham Street, Stoughton Close, Sibton Lane, Wickham Road, Tamar Road, Greenbank Drive, Whitebeam Road, Iliffe Avenue, Manor Road Extension, Cranborne Gardens, Cooper Gardens, Hayden Avenue, Windrush Drive, Belper Close, Norman Court, Beaufort Close, Valentine Drive, Pipistrelle Way, Belvoir Close, Beaufort Way, have needed floor screeding just recently. Screeding work was also undertaken in these Oadby area postcodes: LE2 4DF, LE2 3RG, LE2 4JD, LE2 4LZ, LE2 4DT, LE2 2PE, LE18 1LZ, LE2 2LG, LE2 4HQ, LE2 2PB.
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