Floor Screeding Shanklin Isle of Wight (PO37): A professional floor screeding company can level an uneven or damaged floor, help with renovations or help install underfloor heating on your Shanklin home or business premises, when necessary. Floor screeding delivers a smooth, level finish to a basic sub-base, and will allow you to lay your final layer of flooring material, (boards, tiles, carpets etc) over it. The screed is a crucial process to ensure a high quality and durable finish to the entire floor structure.
FLOOR SCREEDING CONTRACTORS SHANKLIN
A dependable floor screeding contractor in Shanklin will have all the know-how and experience to help you achieve a perfect floor in whichever size or shape of room you are renovating. They will be ready to advise you about the right kind of screed your project requires, and the best methods for applying and installing it.
They'll in addition assess if a structural engineer is required to ensure any point loadings, flex strength and load bearing are satisfied as set out in construction and building regulations.
Qualified and skilled workers are imperative for a successful outcome and will extend your floor's lifespan by using the correct kind of screed for your room's intended purpose. There are numerous types of floor screed and choosing the right mix and laying method is vital if you are to achieve a high quality floor that is fit for purpose and hard-wearing.
Make certain you get at least two or three quotes for your Shanklin screeding project and also ask what standard of finish each estimate is for. The SR (Surface Regularity) finish is the figure to look for when studying a quote from Shanklin screeding contractors. Each of the three SR levels deliver different standards of finish, with SR1 offering the best, with the lowest amount of deviation over the surface area. This means you may have to rectify any areas that might cause issues when laying your finished flooring solution.
The rules and regulations laid down in the British Standards BS8204 have to be followed by all Shanklin floor screeding contractors and they must also hold accreditation with the manufacturers of specialist screeding materials (Flowcrete, Gypsol, Cemfloor etc.) to demonstrate their safe working practices and competence. The assessment and training of a floor screeding contractor by such manufacturers is highlighted through this accreditation scheme, and guarantees reliability and safe working practices on any screeding project involving their materials.
Shanklin commercial screeders may be involved in the screeding of floors in factories, warehouses, schools, salons, hospitals and shops.
TYPES OF SCREED
Standard Screeds - Used in domestic flooring projects where the mix of sand and cement is good for standard footfall usage. Five parts sand to one part cement is the typical mix for standard screed. The standard flooring screed dries at a rate of 1mm thickness 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. They're typically a fibre reinforced type of screed that dries out at a rate of between 3-7mm/day per day and are employed in time-sensitive projects.
Fibre Reinforced Screed - Used with under floor heating systems and is the favoured choice in such projects. The fibres in the screed mix improve it's durability and strength while also safeguarding against thermal cracking and shrinkage. At about 1mm per day, it has an identical setting rate to standard floor screed.
Self-Levelling or Liquid Screeds - When a high standard of finish is required this solution of cement and latex is used to produce SR1 level screeding. It's primarily used to produce a smooth, level floor over a poor quality or damaged substrate and enables all types of flooring materials to be used. These can be as little as 1mm thick, and because of the latex polymers, will still provide a high strength finish.
Polymer Screeds - When a reduced thickness of floor is necessary because of building factors, a polymer screed offers a high strength resolution to this problem. Polymer screeds are available from a number of screed manufacturers and due to their different chemical compositions have specific drying times for each individual product.
Industrial and Heavy Duty Screed - Where levels of traffic are expected to be high or heavy loading on the floor is needed, heavy duty screeds offer maximum strength and durability.
SCREEDING PREPARATION AND INSTALLATION
Preparation is vital for a top quality screed surface that will be durable and hard wearing. Any paint, oil, debris and grease on the existing floor surface 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 surface must be allowed to dry by itself naturally. It's necessary to mend any cracks or crevices in the base to avoid them being visible and "travelling" up into the newly screeded floor. A skilled Shanklin screeding installer will take note of such aspects during the site survey and make sure all preparations are completed before pressing on with the next steps in the floor screeding process.
To protect the flooring materials and screed layer from moisture rising up through the ground, a DPM (damp proof membrane) must be installed. There might be two or three layers of different thicknesses of polythene to act as barriers between the insulation layer and screed.
An additional air-tight barrier may be required if your building is in a location which is regarded as susceptible to radon gas. A simple airtight membrane may be suitable in places with low radon measurements, however in more serious cases there might need to be a more sophisticated ventilation and extraction system to take away any ground penetrating radon.
As soon as the floor base has been properly prepared and any membranes installed, a primer or sealant is then applied. Primers assist with the bonding process and are special applications matched to the sort of screed that is being used. These substances need qualified technicians to apply them in the appropriate ratios by using airless sprays and other custom-built equipment.
Before the screeding is poured, any underfloor heating will now be laid out. The cabling and heating pipes are firmly attached to insulation panels to stop any movement and ensure that they are positioned correctly. Under floor heating is one of the most efficient ways to heat a room and an expertly installed system should give an even warmth all over the floor.
If you're not putting in underfloor heating the screed will now be mixed and prepared in situ and laid. Your intended use of the room will assist the screeding specialist on what type of screed is appropriate for your needs. Be aware that even quick drying screeds have a minimum of 24 hours before you're able to walk over any screeded surfaces and at least three days before any flooring can be fitted. This timescale is increased for standard and heavy duty screeds and the manufacture's guidelines should be followed to produce the optimum finish and longevity of the floor.
You can evaluate the SR standard of the completed screeding as soon as it's hardened enough to walk on. Through the use of a 2m straight-edge the surface is examined for any dips, deviations and ridges in the screed surface.
- SR1 - Deviations of 3 millimetres or less as measured across the entire area shows your screed floor to be of the finest quality and classed as SR1.
- SR2 - SR2 is the classification for normal standard industrial and commercial floors and can deviate from the straight-edge by up to 5 millimetres.
- SR3 - If the deviation is 10mm or less the screed quality is specified as SR3 and is highly suitable for utility and garage areas.
If your screeding has been installed with particular load bearing requirements in mind then a structural engineer will be needed to perform tests. The testing will make sure that your new screeded surface is viable for the load point requirements specified in the original site survey. A drop hammer test is carried out at various areas on the screed and the outcomes recorded. The precise testing and measurement tools mean this can only be performed by a certified structural engineer heeding the BS8204 guidelines. (Tags: Floor Screed Shanklin, Floor Screeding Services Shanklin, Floor Screeding Shanklin, Screeding Shanklin).
Floor screeding services are available in Shanklin and also in nearby places like: Sandown, Godshill, Wroxall, Lake, Apse Heath, Whiteley Bank, Winford, Alverstone, Ninham, Queens Bower, Merstone, Brading, Luccombe, Ventnor, Arreton, Newchurch, Adgestone, and in these postcodes PO37 6BF, PO37 6QD, PO37 6EX, PO37 6EZ, PO37 6FB, PO37 6HJ, PO37 6DQ, PO37 6DH, PO37 6PZ, PO37 6RY. Locally based Shanklin floor screeders will probably have the postcode PO37 and the telephone dialling code 01983.
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Floor Screeding Isle of Wight
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Isle of Wight Screeding Enquiries
Recent Isle of Wight floor screeding job posts: Kayla Allan recently requested an estimate for screeding the floor of a garage in Rookley. Osian Mcewan and Leona Mcewan recently asked for a price quote for screeding an extension floor in East Cowes, Isle of Wight. Hubert Lambert and Enid Lambert recently requested a quote for screeding the floor of a kitchen in Wootton, Isle of Wight. Essa Mair and Kamila Mair recently enquired about the possibility of screeding the floor of a basement in Blackgang, Isle of Wight. Jude Hawkes and Alisa Hawkes recently enquired about screeding the floor of a workshop in Shorwell, Isle of Wight. Koby and Annabel Thompson recently enquired about screeding a living room floor in Chillerton. Chelsea Porter and Ivan Porter recently asked for a quotation for screeding the floor of a kitchen and lounge in Whitwell. Alyssa Worrall recently enquired about getting a price for screeding the floor of a utility room in Binstead, Isle of Wight.
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Households in East Mount Road, Ash Grove, Luccombe Road, The Limes, Wilton Road, East Mead, Green Lane, Hatherton Road, Selsey View, Cross Road, Arthur's Hill, Princes Way, Everton Lane, Maythorne Way, Wilton Park Road, Prospect Road, Steephill Road, Chine Avenue, Sandy Lane, Alexandra Road, Orchard Road, Culver Road, Lucerne Road, Park Road, Bracken Dell, St John's Road, Manor Road, The Green, have needed floor screeding just recently. Screeding work was also completed in the following Shanklin area postcodes: PO37 6BF, PO37 6QD, PO37 6EX, PO37 6EZ, PO37 6FB, PO37 6HJ, PO37 6DQ, PO37 6DH, PO37 6PZ, PO37 6RY.
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