Floor Screeding Winchester Hampshire (SO22): A professional floor screeding company can assist with renovations, level an uneven or damaged floor or help to install under floor heating on your Winchester home, when needed. Floor screeding delivers a smooth, level finish to a rough sub-base, and enables you to lay your final layer of flooring material, (tiles, boards, carpets etc) over the top of it. If you would like your floors to last then floor screeding is one of the most important factors in any building or renovation task.
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Whatever size or shape of room you are renovating, a decent floor screeding specialist in Winchester can provide you with the experience and proper working practices to generate the perfect base for your floors. After analyzing your project they will give you advice about the optimal choice of screed and which method of applying it is most suitable for your circumstances.
They'll additionally assess if a structural engineer is required to make certain any load bearing, flex strength and point loadings are satisfied as laid down in construction and building regulations.
A qualified and skilled work force is essential to a successful result and will extend the life of your floor by using the right sort of screed for the proposed purpose of your room. There are many different types of floor screeding and picking the right mix and installation approach is essential if you are to create a top quality floor that is both long-lasting and fit for purpose.
Before deciding upon a floor screeding contractor from those operating in the Winchester area, ask to what standard of finish they're basing their estimate, and also make certain that you get two or three price quotes from different screeders. For domestic properties a quotation will generally be provided for a Surface Regularity (SR) level of SR1 or SR2. Each of the 3 SR levels provide different levels of finish, with SR1 offering the highest, with the smallest amount of deviation over the area of the floor. An SR2 or SR3 standard may mean there are flat spots or ridges that may cause issues when laying your final flooring surface (wood, tile, carpet etc).
British Standards BS8204 sets down the regulations and guidelines that all Winchester screeding installers must follow, and if using specialist screeding solutions, (Cemfloor, Gypsol, Flowcrete etc), they must be approved by the manufacturers as being skilled and trained in their use. This accreditation program showcases a company's ability and training in the application of a manufacturer's products.
Winchester commercial screeders will be involved in the screeding of floors in shops, hotels, warehouses, hospitals, factories and schools.
TYPES OF SCREED
Standard Screeds - A mix of sand and cement which is good for basic domestic use. The standard screed is a mixture of five parts sand to one of cement. The standard screed will dry at a rate of one millimetre thickness per day.
Self-Levelling or Liquid Screeds - A cement and latex mixture which can produce the highest standard of finish to SR1 levels. It is mainly used to provide a high quality floor over the top of a damaged or poor quality substrate and enables all types of flooring materials to be used. Even with a thickness of only one millimetre, the latex polymers within the mixture provide a high strength surface for a wide range of uses.
Industrial and Heavy Duty Screed - Where traffic levels are expected to be high or heavy loading of the floor is needed, heavy duty screeds offer maximum durability and strength.
Advanced Drying and Fast Drying Screeds - As the name suggest, these screeds dry quickly and allow you to use the screeded area much sooner. They're typically a fibre reinforced type of screed which can dry at a rate of between 3-7mm/day per day and are used in time-sensitive flooring projects.
Fibre Reinforced Screed - Used mostly with under floor heating and is the suggested choice in such projects. This is due to the increased durability and protection against thermal shrinkage and cracking provided by the fibres within the screed mix. The screed will dry out at a rate of roughly 1mm/day.
Polymer Screeds - When a decreased thickness of floor is necessary because of building factors, a polymer screed offers an extremely high strength solution to the problem. The setting times for these vary according to product guidelines.
SCREEDING PREPARATION AND INSTALLATION
Good preparation is essential for a top quality screed surface that will be hard wearing and durable. Any paint, debris, oil and grease on the original floor surface can affect the bonding of the screed, and should be eliminated.
If any products were used during this stage it is important to make sure that no residues of soaps or detergents are left on the surface and it's allowed to dry out naturally. If screeding over a cement or stone floor then all cracks should be mended to stop them from "travelling" up through a screed layer and resulting in imperfections on the finished floor surface. During an on-site survey the screeding installer will establish what preparation work is necessary before starting to work on the actual screeding.
Before any screeding can be poured a damp proof membrane (DPM) must be put down to shield the final flooring and screed from moisture. Different thicknesses of polythene sheets could be used as a DPM and also serve as a buffer for the screed and any insulation materials.
A further air-tight barrier may be required if your house is in an area that's known to be prone to radon. A simple airtight membrane might be suitable in locations with low radon measurements, but in more extreme cases there might need to be a more sophisticated extraction system to block any harmful radon gas.
As soon as the base has been prepared and any membranes installed, a primer or sealer is then put on. A primer helps with the screed to bond successfully to the base and membranes and different types exist based on which kind of screed is being used. Devices such as airless sprays are used to apply a primer or sealant, which should be done by experienced screeding installers in Winchester observing the manufacturer's guidelines and safety advice.
Before the screeding can be poured, any underfloor heating will now be installed. The under floor heating system is laid out in the correct pattern and mounted firmly on insulation panels to avoid potential movement during screed installation process. When properly installed an under floor heating system is an effective way to warm up a room and top quality screed retains its heat, creating an even heat across the floor surface.
Naturally, if you aren't installing under floor heating, you can bypass this stage and get on with applying the screed. The particular requirements of the room will dictate the form of screeding that is used. For advanced and quick drying screeds there will be at least twenty four hours delay before it can be walked over, and a further seventy two hours minimum before you are able to lay any flooring materials. If you are aiming to wind up with a well finished and long-lasting floor surface you must stick to the manufacturer's guidelines with regard to standard and heavy duty screeds where the waiting period will be increased.
The SR standard of your screeding can be verified once it has set enough to be walked on. Using a 2 mtr straight-edge the floor surface is checked for any deviations, ridges and dips in the surface of the screed.
- SR1 - Deviations of 3mm or less as measured over the whole floor area shows your screed to be of the highest quality and specified as SR1.
- SR2 - The normal standard flooring in industrial and commercial builds is normally SR2 and has a maximum deviation of five millimetres across the entire screeded floor.
- SR3 - If the deviation is ten millimetres or less the screed quality is specified as SR3 and is highly suitable for utility and garage areas.
If you need load bearing checks, a structural engineer is necessary to carry out the tests. The assessment will ensure your newly laid screed surface is viable for the load bearing requirements laid out in the site survey. The screed layer could be subjected to a drop hammer test to determine flexibility and strength at distinct points. Any screed floor that has point load requirements must be sanctioned by a certified structural engineer applying the British Standards BS8204 guidelines. (Tags: Floor Screeding Winchester, Floor Screed Winchester, Screeding Winchester, Floor Screeding Services Winchester).
Floor screeding services are available in Winchester and also in: Owslebury, Easton, Headbourne Worthy, Littleton, Kings Worthy, Otterbourne, Shawford, Twyford, Compton, Sparsholt, St Cross, Hursley, Chandlers Ford, Colden Common, Badger Farm, Ovington, and in these postcodes SO22 4JW, SO22 4DF, SO22 4EJ, SO22 4EQ, SO22 4AH, SO22 4EZ, SO22 4EN, SO22 4BA, SO22 4LN, SO22 4DB. Local Winchester floor screeders will likely have the phone code 01962 and the postcode SO22.
There are a wide range of tasks that can be accomplished by your local Winchester floor screeding specialist including conservatory floor screeding, floor screeding, floor levelling, damp proof membranes, industrial floor screeding, cheap screeding, floor repairs, underfloor heating installations, polished floor screeding, fibre reinforced floor screeding, cellar screeding, floor screeding quotes, liquid screeds in Winchester, rapid strength floor screeds, self-levelling screeding, bonded concrete screeding, concrete pumping, screeding repairs, and lots more floor screeding tasks.
Screeding Enquiries Hampshire
Recent Hampshire floor screeding job postings: Zoe Ohara recently enquired about screeding the floor of a workshop in Chilbolton. Roman and Myra Carling recently asked for a quote for screeding the entire ground floor of a detached home in Burghclere, Hampshire. Mr and Mrs Bernard recently requested a quote for screeding the floor of an extension in Greatham. Faizan Bird and Lottie Bird recently requested a price quote for screeding over an old concrete floor in Sherborne St John. Adeline Gilbert and Josh Gilbert recently enquired about getting a price for screeding the floor of a kitchen in Stubbington. Robin Parnell and Inaaya Parnell recently enquired about screeding the floor of a lounge and kitchen in a terraced house in Wellow, Hampshire. Mr and Mrs Sharma recently asked for a quotation for screeding a utility room floor in a bungalow in Chandlers Ford, Hampshire. Mr and Mrs Redfern recently enquired about the possibility of screeding the floor of a garage in Bordon, Hampshire.
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Floor screeding has recently been required in these Winchester streets - Compton Close, Conifer Close, St Swithuns Villas, Selborne Place, Standon, Barnes Close, Bourne Close, Danemark Court, Tudor Way, Sunnydown Road, Cross Keys Passage, Dean, Stainers Lane, Campion Way, Tees Farm Road, Swift Close, Abbotts Ann Road, Sheridan Close, By-pass, The Green, St Swithun Street, Cricket Close, Travellers End, Ashburton Court, Skintle Green, Burne Close, College Walk, as well as these local Winchester postcodes: SO22 4JW, SO22 4DF, SO22 4EJ, SO22 4EQ, SO22 4AH, SO22 4EZ, SO22 4EN, SO22 4BA, SO22 4LN, SO22 4DB.
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