Floor Screeding Windsor Berkshire (SL4): If you are renovating a property or cellar, are aiming to install underfloor heating or have an uneven or damaged floor in your Windsor home, then it's the perfect time to think about bringing in a floor screeding professional. Floor screeding gives a smooth, level finish to a basic sub-base, and allows you to lay your final layer of flooring material, (tiles, carpets, boards etc) over the top of it. The screeding is an important procedure to ensure a durable and quality finish to the entire floor structure.
FLOOR SCREEDING CONTRACTORS WINDSOR
It does not matter how small or large the area you require to be levelled, a decent screeding company in Windsor will have the necessary knowledge, equipment and skills to provide you with an outstanding standard of service. After analyzing your project they will give you advice about the optimal choice of screed and which technique for applying it is most suited to your circumstances.
They'll additionally assess if a structural engineer is required to ensure any load requirements, flex strength and point loadings are met in accordance with the building regulations.
Skilled and qualified trades-people are necessary for a successful result and will extend the life of your floor by making use of the right form of screed for your room's allocated purpose. There are many different types of floor screeding and selecting the appropriate mix and installation process is critical if you are to achieve a high quality floor that's hard-wearing and fit for purpose.
Before deciding upon a screeding specialist from those operating in the Windsor area, ask to what standard of finish they're basing their price quote, and also ensure you get multiple quotes. For domestic properties a quotation will generally be provided for an SR (Surface Regularity) calculation of SR1 or SR2. SR2 and SR3 could be cheaper options, however the finished floor surface could have errors and deviations, whilst SR1 guarantees a perfect quality of finish. Any error in the screeding (as might arise with SR2 or SR3) may cause problems in laying flooring because of ridges, indentations, flat spots in the surface.
The regulations set out in in the British Standards BS8204 have to be followed by any Windsor floor screeding company and they must also be approved by the manufacturers of specialist screeding materials (Cemfloor, Gypsol, Flowcrete etc.) to confirm their competence and safe working practices. The training and assessment of a screeding contractor by such manufacturers is emphasised by the use of this accreditation scheme, and guarantees reliability and safe working practices on any screeding project which involves their materials.
Windsor commercial screeders may be involved in the screeding of floors in hospitals, warehouses, factories, schools, salons and shopping centres.
TYPES OF SCREED
Standard Screeds - Used in domestic projects where the blend of cement and sand is good for basic floor traffic usage. Five parts sand to one part cement is the normal mixture for standard screed. This five to one ratio standard flooring screed will set hard at a rate of 1mm per day after applying.
Advanced Drying and Fast Drying Screeds - As the name suggest, this screed dries quickly and allows you to use the floor area much sooner. Drying at a rate of 3-7mm/day, depending on the mix, they're normally a fibre reinforced kind of screed and are great for projects that have tight schedules.
Self-Levelling or Liquid Screeds - Used to produce the highest quality of finish, especially where SR1 levels are needed, by a latex and cement mixture. Primarily used to finish off a poor substrate level or damaged floor so as to lay a brand new flooring surface, such as tiling on top of it. They can be as little as 1mm thick, and because of the latex polymers, will still provide a high strength finish.
Industrial and Heavy Duty Screed - Designed for maximum strength and durability on floors where traffic is high or heavy loading on the floor base is required.
Fibre Reinforced Screed - The expert's choice for domestic use over the top of underfloor heating. The improved flexibility and strength offered by the fibres within this screed mix help protect the floor from thermal cracking and shrinkage. At roughly 1mm per day, it has a similar curing rate to standard screed.
Polymer Screeds - An extremely high strength solution where a reduced thickness is necessary. The curing times for these vary in accordance with proprietary product guidelines.
SCREEDING PREPARATION AND INSTALLATION
Screeding installers will have to fully prepare all areas before any other work in order to guarantee a high quality and hard wearing screed flooring. Any grease, oil, paint and debris on the original floor level can affect the adhesion of the screed, and must be eradicated.
If any cleaning products were used during this stage it is vital to make certain that no residues of soaps or other cleaning products are left on the surface and it's allowed to dry out naturally. At this point cracks should be mended because these can travel up through the newly laid screed and be reflected in the finished floor surface. A site survey will enable the screeding specialist to take note of these preparation areas and complete them before starting to lay the screeding.
A damp proof membrane (DPM) will be applied once the preparation work has been concluded to prevent ground moisture affecting the screeding and floor materials. There might be 2 or 3 layers of different thickness polythene to act as a barrier between the screed and the insulation layer.
If your home is situated in an area where radon is found an extra barrier layer is needed to prevent radon gas from getting through. A simple air-tight membrane may be sufficient in locations with relatively low levels of radon, but in more serious situations there may have to be a more complex extraction system to remove any harmful radon gas.
Once the floor base has been prepared and any membranes installed, a primer or sealer is then put on. Sealers and primers assist with the bonding process and are specialist applications specifically designed for the kind of screed being applied. Equipment such as airless sprays can be used to apply a sealant or primer, which should be done by certified screeding installers in Windsor observing the manufacturer's guidelines.
If you're installing under floor heating, this is the time that it will need to be correctly laid out and installed. Insulation panels can be arranged and the cables and heating pipes will be firmly attached to prevent any movement whilst the screed is poured. Warmth is evenly spread across a floor area in a skillfully installed underfloor heating system, and in conjunction with it being an effective method of heating, it's an ideal choice for most Windsor home restoration projects.
If you're not installing under floor heating the screed can now be prepared in situ and poured. Your screeding company will give you advice on which screed type is suitable for your requirements, in line with your intended use of the room area. After the pouring of the screed there is at least twenty four hours (for quick drying screeds) before you can walk upon the surface, and a 72 hour minimum setting time for any floor covering installations. If you're using standard or heavy duty screeds the setting time is longer and you should observe the manufacturer's guidelines so as to get the best possible finish for your floor.
You can check the SR level of the finished screed as soon as it's hardened enough to walk on. The test involves using a 2m long straight-edge laid on the surface and any deviations from true are measured.
- SR1 - SR1 is the best standard and allows only 3 millimetres of deviation from the straight-edge.
- SR2 - The normal standard flooring in industrial and commercial builds is classed as SR2 and has a maximum deviation of 5mm across the whole screed.
- SR3 - SR3 is basic utility standard where a perfect finish isn't necessary. This specification can have a maximum permissible deviation depth of 10mm.
If your screeding has been installed with particular load bearing requirements in mind then a qualified structural engineer is going to be needed to perform the tests. Using specialised equipment the structural engineer will assess the screed strength and viability of use in a load bearing setting. This can include what is known as a "drop hammer test" which assesses various aspects of the strength and flexibility of the screed. The precise testing and measurement tools mean that this can only be undertaken by a fully qualified structural engineer respecting the BS8204 guidelines. (Tags: Screeding Windsor, Floor Screeding Windsor, Floor Screed Windsor, Floor Screeding Services Windsor).
Floor screeding services are available in Windsor and also nearby in: Horton, Maiden's Green, Wraysbury, Eton Wick, Oakley Green, Dorney Reach, Datchet, Slough, Clewer Green, Old Windsor, Eton, Spital, Clewer Village, Eton Dorney, Cranbourne, Water Oakley, Dedworth, Cippenham, Colnbrook, Fifield, Langley, Bishops Gate, Dorney, Upton, Chalvey, and in these postcodes SL4 1RH, SL4 1RS, SL4 1PA, SL4 1EW, SL4 1ST, SL4 1WE, SL4 1TH, SL4 1JJ, SL4 2FE, SL4 2AB. Local Windsor floor screeders will likely have the postcode SL4 and the telephone code 01753. Click the "quote" banner or form to get details about screeding services in your location.
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Tools Needed by a Floor Screeder
- Spirit Level
- Tape Measure
- Straight Edge
- Knee Protectors
- Dappling Bar
- Floor Profiler
Screeding Enquiries Berkshire
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