Floor Screeding Prescot Merseyside (L34): If you are restoring a property or cellar, are planning to install under floor heating or have an uneven or damaged floor in your Prescot property, it is the perfect time to think about bringing in a professional floor screeding company. A screed is used to produce a smooth floor on top of a rough concrete sub-base and provide a level base for your choice of top flooring material. Floor screeding will provide a high quality and durable floor surface for any room.
FLOOR SCREEDING COMPANIES PRESCOT
It matters not how big or small the area is that you need to be levelled, a genuine floor screeding company in Prescot will have the essential equipment, expertise and knowledge to offer you an excellent standard of service. They will be able to advise you on the right kind of screed that your project requires, and the best methods for applying and installing it.
They will additionally assess if a structural engineer is necessary to make certain that any load requirements, flex strength and point loadings are met as set out in construction and building regulations.
The training and skills that a certified screeding specialist brings to your project should guarantee a high quality outcome and help in extending the life of your flooring. Picking the correct screeding materials and the best installation technique is vital if you want to end up with a quality and durable finish for your floor.
There are a number of screeding contractors in the Prescot area so make sure you get multiple estimates for your project before selecting a contractor and know to what standard of finish it's for. The Surface Regularity (SR) finish is the figure to look for when receiving a quote from Prescot screeding companies. Each of the three SR levels deliver different levels of finish, with SR1 being the highest quality, with the lowest amount of deviation over the area of the floor. An SR2 or SR3 level could mean there are flat spots or ridges that might cause issues when installing your final flooring surface (tile, wood, carpet etc).
British Standards BS8204 sets down the guidelines and regulations that all Prescot screeding installers are required to follow, and if using specialist screeding solutions, (Cemfloor, Gypsol, Flowcrete etc), they ought to be approved by the manufacturers as being trained and skilled in their use. The testing and training of a floor screeding contractor by a manufacturer is highlighted through the accreditation scheme, and offers assurances of safe working practices and reliability on any screeding project which involves their materials.
Prescot commercial screeders might be involved in floor screeding in hospitals, pubs, shops, factories, schools and warehouses.
TYPES OF SCREED
Standard Screeds - A mixture of sand and cement which is perfect for standard residential usage. The standard screed is a mixture of 5 parts sand to 1 of cement. The standard screed will dry at a rate of 1mm thickness each day.
Fibre Reinforced Screed - Used mostly with underfloor heating systems and is the preferred option in such projects. The improved flex and strength offered by the special fibres within the screed mix help protect the flooring from thermal cracking and shrinkage. It has a drying rate of one millimetre per day.
Advanced Drying and Fast Drying Screeds - If you need to move forward urgently with the flooring owing to time restraints, these screeds dry more speedily than standard flooring screeds. Drying at a rate of 3-7mm/day, subject to 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 reduced thickness. The curing times vary as outlined by product guidelines.
Industrial and Heavy Duty Screed - Where traffic levels are high or heavy loading on the floor is required, heavy duty screeds offer maximum durability and strength.
Liquid or Self-Levelling Screeds - A latex and cement material which can achieve the highest standard of finish to SR1 levels. Largely used to finish off a poor substrate level or damaged floor to enable the laying of a new flooring surface, such as tiling on the top of it. Even with a depth of only one millimetre, the latex polymers within the screed provide a high strength surface for a wide range of uses.
SCREEDING PREPARATION AND INSTALLATION
Screeding companies will need to fully prepare all areas before any other work in order to guarantee a high quality and hard wearing screed flooring. It's crucial that any contaminants such as loose debris, paint, oil or grease is eliminated from the floor surface before pouring any screed, as these can affect the bonding process that a quality screed demands.
If any products were used during this stage it is crucial to make certain that no residues of soaps, detergents or other cleaning products are left on the surface and it is allowed to dry out naturally. If screeding over a cement or stone floor all cracks should be mended to stop them from "travelling" through a screed layer and causing deviations on the final surface. An on-site survey will allow your Prescot screeding contractor to highlight this preparation work and complete it before commencing to pour the screeding.
Before any screeding can be poured a damp proof membrane (DPM) will have to be put down to protect the final flooring and screed from dampness. There could be 2 or 3 layers of varying thicknesses of polythene to act as barriers between the screed and the insulation layer.
An additional air-tight barrier might be needed if your building is in an area that's regarded as susceptible to radon. This can be as simple as an air-tight membrane, or in more serious situations a ventilation system is installed underneath the screeding to extract any inflow of radon gas from the ground.
Once the base has been properly prepared and all membranes installed, a primer or sealant is then applied. These primers and sealers will make sure the screed bonds properly to the floor base and help to create a good quality finished floor. These substances require skilled tradesmen to apply them in the correct ratios by using bespoke equipment, such as airless sprays.
This is the time that under floor heating can be installed and laid out in the correct way. Insulation panels will be arranged and the cabling and heating pipes will be firmly mounted so there's no movement whilst the screed is poured. Warmth will be evenly spread across the floor in a properly installed under floor heating system, and with it being an effective method of heating, it's an excellent choice for the majority of Prescot home restoration projects.
The screed can now be mixed and prepared on site and poured onto the base surface. Your screeding company will give you advice and guidance on which kind of screed is best for your needs, in line with your intended use of the room area. For quick drying screeds there'll be at least 24 hours delay before it is able to be walked over, and a further 3 days minimum before you are able to lay any flooring materials. If you are looking to end up with a properly finished and hard-wearing floor surface you should follow the manufacturer's guidelines with regard to standard and heavy duty screeds where this timescale will be longer.
The SR standard of your screeding can be confirmed once it's set sufficiently to be walked on. The test involves the use of a two metre long straight-edge laid on the surface and any fluctuations from true are measured.
- SR1 - Over the entire floor area, if there are no deviations of more than three millimetres from the straight-edge, then you have a top quality SR1 level surface.
- SR2 - The normal standard flooring in industrial and commercial builds is classed as SR2 and has a maximum deviation of 5mm across the entire screeded surface.
- SR3 - If the deviation is ten millimetres or less the quality of the screeding is specified as SR3 and is suitable for garage and utility areas.
It might also be necessary for a qualified structural engineer to conduct a soundness test. Using specialised equipment the structural engineer will evaluate the screeding strength and suitability of use in a load bearing setting. This will include a "drop hammer test" which assesses various aspects of the strength and flexibility of the screed. Any screeding that's got load bearing requirements must be okayed by a trained structural engineer observing the BS8204 guidelines. (Tags: Floor Screeding Prescot, Floor Screeding Services Prescot, Screeding Prescot, Floor Screed Prescot).
Floor screeding services are available in Prescot and also in nearby places like: Rainhill Stoops, Woolfall Heath, Whiston, Page Moss, Eccleston, Knowsley Park, West Park, Tarbock, Thatto Heath, Liverpool, Saint Helens, Huyton, Whiston Cross, Gillars Green, Eccleston Lane Ends, and in these postcodes L34 1LE, L34 3LX, L34 2TB, L34 1QL, L34 2RJ, L34 2QY, L34 5NG, L34 5AB, L34 1PT, L34 3LU. Locally based Prescot floor screeders will likely have the phone code 0151 and the postcode L34. Simply click the "quote" banner to get information on screeding services in your location.
The Tools That You Will Need For Screeding a Floor
- Straight Edge
- Tape Measure
- Humidity Tester
- Floor Profile
- Knee Protectors
- Spirit Level
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Screeding Enquiries Merseyside
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Homeowners who live in the following roads and streets have just recently enquired about floor screeding - Burns Close, Cherry Tree Close, Shaw Lane, Dursley, Chapman Grove, Teynham Avenue, Allendale Avenue, Bryer Road, Cross Lane, Stanwood Gardens, Albany Avenue, Dumbreeze Grove, Copperwood Drive, Caxton Road, South Avenue, The Crescent, Dunbeath Close, Bond Street, St Annes Place, Bardley Crescent, Derwent Avenue, The Priory, South Front, Trent Place, Canrow Lane, Time Park, Bartholomew Close, The Woodlands, Beech Avenue, as well as these local Prescot postcodes: L34 1LE, L34 3LX, L34 2TB, L34 1QL, L34 2RJ, L34 2QY, L34 5NG, L34 5AB, L34 1PT, L34 3LU.
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