Floor Screeding West Bridgford Nottinghamshire (NG2): When you are upgrading your West Bridgford property that has uneven or damaged floors, or perhaps converting a basement or cellar into a useable living space, a professional floor screeding specialist can provide you with a good starting point. Floor screeding gives a smooth, level finish to a coarse sub-base floor, and will allow you to lay your final layer of flooring material, (carpets, boards, tiles etc) over it. Floor screeding will provide a high quality and durable finish for any room.
FLOOR SCREEDING COMPANIES WEST BRIDGFORD
It matters not how small or large the area is that you need to be levelled, a certified floor screeding contractor in West Bridgford will have the essential know-how, equipment and expertise to give you an outstanding standard of service. They will be able to assess the project and verify the correct type of screed you need and the best strategy for applying it.
A professional screeding contractor will also inform you if a structural engineer is needed for your undertaking, in order to evaluate load bearing, flex strength and point loadings that your screed floor may require to conform with current building regulations and British Standards.
The training and skills that a screeding specialist brings to your project should guarantee a successful outcome and help to prolong the lifetime of your floors. Choosing 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.
Make sure that you get 2 or 3 quotes for your West Bridgford screeding project and also ask what standard of finish each quote is for. The SR (Surface Regularity) finish is the number to watch out for when studying a quotation from West Bridgford floor screeding companies. SR2 and SR3 could be less expensive options, although the finished floor surface may have deviations and errors, whilst SR1 guarantees a perfect quality of finish. An SR2 or SR3 level might mean there are ridges or flat spots that may cause issues when putting down your final flooring materials.
British Standards BS8204 lays down the guidelines and regulations that all West Bridgford screeding installers is obliged to follow, and if applying specialist screeding solutions, (Flowcrete, Cemfloor, Gypsol etc), they should be certified by the manufacturers as being skilled and trained in their use. The testing and training of a screeding contractor by a manufacturer is emphasised through this accreditation scheme, and offers assurances of safe working practices and reliability on any project which involves their materials.
Commercial screeders in West Bridgford will probably tackle screeding projects in hospitals, warehouses, shops, hotels, factories and schools.
TYPES OF SCREED
Standard Screeds - Widely used in residential flooring projects where the blend of cement and sand is perfectly acceptable for regular floor traffic use. 5 parts sand to 1 part cement is the normal mixture for standard screeds. After being laid a standard screed sets at a rate of just 1mm/day.
Liquid or Self-Levelling Screeds - A latex and cement mixture which can produce the highest standard of finish to SR1 levels. This self-levelling compound provides a smooth and clean surface over a damaged floor or rough substrate to enable all flooring materials to be laid. These can be as little as 1mm in depth, and because of the latex polymers, will still provide a high strength finish.
Fibre Reinforced Screed - The preferred choice by professional installers for use in combination with underfloor heating systems. The greater strength and flexibility provided by the fibres within this screed help protect the floor from thermal cracking and shrinkage. It has a setting rate of 1mm per day.
Advanced Drying and Fast Drying Screeds - If there's a need to use the area in question at the earliest opportunity a fast drying screed can be utilised. They are generally a fibre reinforced kind of screed that dries out at a rate of between 3-7mm per day and are used in time dependent flooring projects.
Industrial and Heavy Duty Screed - Where levels of traffic are high or heavy loading on the floor is necessary, heavy duty screeds deliver maximum strength and durability.
Polymer Screeds - When a reduced thickness of floor is needed due to building requirements, a polymer screed offers a high strength solution to this problem. Polymer screeds are available from many screed manufacturers and because of their varying chemical compositions have specific setting times for each individual product.
SCREEDING PREPARATION AND INSTALLATION
To enable the screeding to be of a good quality finish that's hard wearing and durable, time should be spent on preparing the area prior to any screeding material being poured. The original floor surface should be thoroughly cleaned to remove any oil, grease, paint and debris that might affect the bond of the screed.
If cleansing products were used it's important to remove any traces of detergent or soap, and leave the surface to dry naturally. If screeding over a cement or stone floor any cracks should be repaired to stop them from "travelling" through a screed layer and causing deviations on the final surface. During a site survey the screeding company will be able to see what preparations are required before any actual screeding work begins.
Before the screeding can be poured a DPM (damp proof membrane) will have to be put down to protect the final flooring and screed from moisture damage. Different gauges of polythene sheets may be used as a DPM and also act as a buffer for the screed and any insulation panels.
If the area is at risk from radon then one additional barrier is needed to stop the gas from entering from the ground. A simple airtight membrane could be suitable in places with low radon emissions, but in more severe cases there might need to be a more complicated extraction and ventilation system to remove any harmful radon.
Once the base has been prepared and any membranes installed, a sealant or primer is then applied. A primer helps with the screed to bond successfully to the base and different varieties exist based on which type of screed is being applied. Devices such as airless sprays are used to apply a primer or sealant, which should be done by experienced screeding installers in West Bridgford observing the manufacturer's guidelines.
Underfloor heating can now be laid out, installed and checked before the screed is applied. The underfloor heating system will be carefully positioned and firmly attached to insulation panels to avoid any movement in the course of the screed pouring. Warmth will be evenly spread across the floor in a skillfully fitted underfloor heating system, and along with it being an efficient method of heating, it's an ideal choice for the majority of West Bridgford home restoration projects.
Naturally, if you aren't putting in under floor heating, you can just ignore this stage and get on with applying the screeding. Your screeding contractor will give you advice on which type of screed is appropriate for your requirements, according to your intended use of the room. For advanced and quick drying screeds there'll be at least twenty four hours delay before it can be walked over, and a further 3 days minimum before any flooring material can be fitted. If you are looking to wind up with a nicely finished and durable floor surface you must stick to the manufacturer's guidelines with regard to heavy duty and standard screeds where this timescale will be longer.
The SR standard of your screeding can be verified once it has solidified sufficiently to be stepped onto. The standard SR test involves the use of a 2 metre long straight-edge to check for any variations in the screed surface.
- SR1 - Over the entire area, if there aren't any deviations greater than 3 millimetres from the straight-edge, you've got a top quality SR1 level surface.
- SR2 - SR2 is for normal standard floors in commercial and industrial projects and can deviate from the straight-edge by as much as 5mm.
- SR3 - If the deviation is 10 millimetres or less the quality of the screeding is classified as SR3 and is fine for utility and garage areas.
If you need to check the screeded floor for load bearing, a qualified structural engineer is needed to conduct the testing. Using specialist equipment the structural engineer will assess the screed strength and suitability of use in a load bearing setting. The screeding should be subjected to what is known as a drop hammer test to gauge flexibility and strength in different areas. Only certified structural engineers obeying the BS8204 guidelines are allowed to carry out such testing and sign off on the structural safety of screed flooring. (Tags: Floor Screeding West Bridgford, Floor Screeding Services West Bridgford, Screeding West Bridgford, Floor Screed West Bridgford).
Floor screeding services are available in West Bridgford and also nearby in: Normanton-on-the-Wolds, Colwick, Clifton, Trent Bridge, Bunny, Gamston, Bakers Field, Keyworth, Wilford, Sneinton, Lenton, Ruddington, Plumtree, Edwalton, Beeston, Tollerton, Nottingham, and in these postcodes NG2 5BN, NG2 5ND, NG2 5BG, NG11 7BY, NG12 4BQ, NG2 5BS, NG2 5LQ, NG2 5GU, NG2 5JS, NG2 5JJ. Local West Bridgford floor screeders will most likely have the phone code 0115 and the postcode NG2. Click the "quote" banner or form to get details about screeding services in your location.
The Tools You'll Need For Floor Screeding
- Knee Protectors
- Tape Measure
- Straight Edge
- Heavy Duty Spirit Level
- Floor Profiler
- Humidity Tester
There are a wide array of tasks that can be completed by your local West Bridgford floor screeding company including floor screeding quotes, damp proof membranes, underfloor heating installation, floor screeding, self-levelling screeding, waterproof floor screeding West Bridgford, liquid screeds, rapid strength screeds, concrete pumping, quick-dry screeds, cellar floor screeding, conservatory screeding, acoustic flooring, polished floor screeding, floor preparation services, shop floor screeding West Bridgford, floor repairs, fibre reinforced floor screeding in West Bridgford, and lots more floor screeding tasks.
Nottinghamshire Screeding Enquiries
Latest Nottinghamshire floor screeding projects: Robyn Greenwood and Dawid Greenwood recently asked for a quotation for screeding the floor of a workshop in Misterton. Mr and Mrs Reader recently enquired about the possibility of screeding the entire ground floor of a family home in Upper Saxondale. Kush Curry recently enquired about the possibility of screeding a kitchen and lounge floor in a cottage in Cotgrave, Nottinghamshire. Wesley Paul recently requested a quote for screeding a basement floor in Sutton Bonington. Mr and Mrs Crossley recently enquired about getting a price for screeding a living room floor in a detached house in Coddington, Nottinghamshire. Noor Gibbons and Maxim Gibbons recently enquired about getting a price for screeding an extension floor in Woodborough, Nottinghamshire. Rico Dwyer and Daniela Dwyer recently enquired about getting a price for screeding a garage floor in a detached house in Carlton in Lindrick. Edwin Moffat recently requested a quotation for screeding over an old concrete floor in Kirkby in Ashfield, Nottinghamshire.
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Other Useful Trades in West Bridgford Nottinghamshire
Naturally, whenever you're doing home renovations in West Bridgford, Nottinghamshire, you'll probably need all sorts of different tradespeople and together with a floor screeder in West Bridgford, Nottinghamshire, you might also need a plasterer in West Bridgford, a bricklayer in West Bridgford, linoleum flooring in West Bridgford, an underfloor heating specialist in West Bridgford, an electrician in West Bridgford, a heating engineer in West Bridgford, a carpet fitter in West Bridgford, a plumber in West Bridgford, a building contractor in West Bridgford, a floor tiler in West Bridgford, a carpenter in West Bridgford, waste removal in West Bridgford, solid wood flooring in West Bridgford, a handyman in West Bridgford, and other different West Bridgford tradesmen.
Around West Bridgford
In the previous 12 months screeded floors were installed in the following West Bridgford streets: Mardale Close, Gertrude Road, Threlkeld Close, Gresham Park Road, Rutland Road, Wisley Close, Ridgeway Close, Melbourne Road, Epperstone Road, Rectory Road, Angletarn Close, Hardwick Grove, Wenlock Drive, Coledale, Whatton Drive, Barley Croft, Taunton Road, Annesley Road, Kingswood Close, Castlerigg Close, Victoria Road, Alton Close, Edwalton Avenue, Musters Road, Ralf Close, Canberra Crescent, Rannerdale Close, Hound Road, Harston Gardens, and in these Nottinghamshire postcodes: NG2 5BN, NG2 5ND, NG2 5BG, NG11 7BY, NG12 4BQ, NG2 5BS, NG2 5LQ, NG2 5GU, NG2 5JS, NG2 5JJ.
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