Floor Screeding Rochford Essex (SS4): A professional floor screeder can level an uneven or damaged floor, help install underfloor heating or assist with renovations on your Rochford property, when necessary. A screed is used to generate a smooth floor over a concrete sub-base and provide a level foundation for your choice of top flooring material. Floor screeding will provide a durable, quality surface for almost any room.
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Whatever shape or size of room you are renovating, a local screeding company in Rochford will be able to supply the experience and proper working methods to establish a perfect base for your floor. After assessing your project they will advise you about the optimal choice of screeding and which technique for applying it is most suited to your situation.
They'll also assess if a structural engineer is required to ensure that any flex strength, load bearing and point loadings are satisfied as set out in construction and building regulations.
Skilled and qualified workers are essential to a successful result and will extend the lifespan of your floor by making use of the correct type of screed for the intended purpose of your room. Choosing the correct screeding materials and the method of installation is crucial if you want a quality and durable finish for your floor surface.
There are a number of screeding companies in the Rochford area so make sure you get multiple quotations for your screeding project before picking a company and know to what standard of finish it's for. For residential properties a quote will generally be provided for an SR (Surface Regularity) level of SR1 or SR2. SR1 is the highest level, and while SR2 and SR3 might seem cheaper at first glance, they don't guarantee a totally flat or even surface. Any imperfections in the screeding can cause problems in laying flooring owing to indentations, flat spots, ridges in the surface.
The regulations and guidelines set out in in the British Standards BS8204 must be followed by all Rochford floor screeding companies and they must also hold accreditation with the manufacturers of specialist screeding materials (Flowcrete, Cemfloor, Gypsol etc.) to verify their competence and safe working practices. The assessment and training of a screeding contractor by such manufacturers is underlined through the accreditation scheme, and guarantees reliability and safe working practices on any project which involves their materials.
For larger screeding projects in hospitals, shops, restaurants, factories, warehouses and schools, specialist commercial screeders in Rochford will be required.
TYPES OF SCREED
Standard Screeds - Widely used in domestic flooring projects where the combination of cement and sand is acceptable for basic footfall use. The standard screed is a mixture of 5 parts sand to one cement. This 5 to 1 ratio standard screed will dry out at a rate of just 1mm per day after laying.
Polymer Screeds - These provide a high level of strength with a minimal thickness. Maker's guidelines for drying times vary across the product ranges.
Fast Drying and Advanced Drying Screeds - If you need to use the area at the earliest opportunity a fast drying screed can be used. Drying out at a rate of 3-7mm, depending on the mixture, they're generally a fibre reinforced type of screed and are great for projects which have tight schedules.
Fibre Reinforced Screed - Used with under floor heating systems and is the preferred choice in these projects. The increased flexibility and strength provided by the fibres within the screed help protect the resulting floor from shrinkage and cracking due to heat. It dries out at an identical rate to a standard screed of one millimetre per day.
Self-Levelling or Liquid Screeds - When a high standard of finish is required this mix of of cement and latex is employed to produce SR1 level screeding. This self-levelling compound provides a smooth and clean surface over a damaged floor or rough substrate to enable all types of flooring materials to be laid. The liquid screed can be poured to a depth of just one millimetre, but still provides a high strength base to take a wide variety of flooring materials.
Industrial and Heavy Duty Screed - A screed that is designed for heavy traffic and high load areas where the maximum possible strength and durability is essential.
SCREEDING PREPARATION AND INSTALLATION
To enable the screeding to be of a good quality finish which is durable and hard wearing, time should be spent on preparing the area before any screed is laid. Any grease, paint, oil and debris on the original floor level can adversely affect the bonding of the screed, and must be removed.
If cleansing products have been used it is essential to remove any remnants of soap etc, and allow the floor surface to dry naturally. It's vital to fix any cracks in the surface to avoid them being reflected and "travelling" upwards into your newly screeded floor. During an on-site survey your Rochford screeding contractor will establish what preparation work is necessary before any actual screeding commences.
To protect the screeding layer and flooring materials from dampness rising up through the ground, a damp proof membrane (DPM) must be laid. There may be two or three layers of different thicknesses of polythene to act as a barrier between the screed and the insulation layer.
A further airtight barrier might be needed if your property is in an area that is regarded as susceptible to radon gas emissions. A simple airtight membrane might be suitable in locations with low emissions of radon, but in more extreme cases there might need to be a more complicated extraction system to remove any harmful radon.
As soon as these steps have been taken the screeding company will put on a primer or sealant to the prepared base surface. These sealers and primers will make sure the screed bonds properly to the base and help create a top quality finished floor. These products need certified tradesmen to apply them in the right proportions by using airless sprays and other tailor-made equipment.
Before the screeding can be poured, any under floor heating will now set out and installed. Insulation panels can be positioned and the cabling and heating pipes will be firmly fastened so there's no movement whilst the screed is being poured. When properly installed an under floor heating system is an excellent way to warm up a room and decent quality screeding will retain its heat, producing an even level of warmth right across the floor.
The screeding can now be mixed and prepared in situ and applied to the floor base. Your proposed use of the room will assist the screeding contractor on which kind of screed is ideal for your needs. For advanced and quick drying screeds there will be at least a twenty four hour delay before it can be walked over, and a further seventy two hours minimum before any flooring material can be applied. If you are using standard or heavy duty screeds the drying time is increased and the manufacturer's guidelines must be adhered to in order to get the best possible finish for your floor.
Once the screeding has set it can be quality checked to confirm the SR level. Using a 2 metre straight-edge the floor surface is examined for any ridges, deviations and dips in the screed surface.
- SR1 - Disparities of three millimetres or less as measured across the entire floor area shows your screed to be of the finest quality and is specified as SR1.
- SR2 - If the screeded surface deviates from the straight edge by 5mm or less it is classified as SR2 level and is the normal standard for commercial and industrial projects.
- SR3 - If the deviation around the whole space is 10 millimetres or less the screed quality is specified as SR3 and is fine for garage and utility areas.
If your screeding has been laid with particular load bearing requirements in mind then a qualified structural engineer is going to be needed to carry out these soundness tests. Using specialist equipment the engineer will ascertain the screed surface strength and its suitability for use in a load bearing setting. This can include what's known as a "drop hammer test" which records specific data on the flexibility and strength of the screed. Any screed floor that has point load requirements must be approved by a fully qualified structural engineer heeding the British Standards BS8204 regulations. (Tags: Screeding Rochford, Floor Screeding Rochford, Floor Screed Rochford, Floor Screeding Services Rochford).
Floor screeding services are available in Rochford and also in nearby places like: Battlesbridge, Hullbridge, Eastwood, Stroud Green, Stambridge, Eastern Avenue, Barling, Hockley, Hawkwell, Canewdon, Rawreth, North Fambridge, Runwell, Southend, and in these postcodes SS4 1GF, SS4 1AT, SS4 1NJ, SS4 1SD, SS4 1AX, SS4 1RN, SS4 1HZ, SS4 1GS, SS4 1LF, SS4 1QS. Locally based Rochford floor screeders will probably have the telephone code 01702 and the postcode SS4.
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Over the past 12 months screeded floors were laid in these Rochford streets: Hogarth Way, Mustang Close, Alexandra Road, Lever Lane, Millview Court, Brays Lane, Rectory Road, Doggetts Close, Banyard Way, The Ridings, Leicester Avenue, Nelson Road, Weir Pond Road, Ashworths, Barbara Close, Locks Hill, Bobbing Close, Arundel Road, Shopland Road, Ravenswood Chase, Cornwall Gardens, Ormonde Avenue, Durham Road, The Bramleys, Church Walk, Woodville Close, West Street, Doulton Way, The Garners, and in these Essex postcodes: SS4 1GF, SS4 1AT, SS4 1NJ, SS4 1SD, SS4 1AX, SS4 1RN, SS4 1HZ, SS4 1GS, SS4 1LF, SS4 1QS.
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