Floor Screeding Accrington

Accrington Screeding & Floor Levelling Services

Floor Screeding Accrington Lancashire (BB4 and BB5): A professional floor screeder can level an uneven or damaged floor, help to install underfloor heating or help with renovations on your Accrington home or business premises, when necessary. A screed is used to produce a smooth floor surface over a concrete sub-base and provide a firm base for your choice of top flooring material. The screed is an important procedure to guarantee a high quality and durable finish to the entire floor surface.

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It does not matter how large or small the area you require to be levelled, a decent screeding contractor in Accrington will have the necessary expertise, equipment and know-how to provide you with a superb standard of service. They'll be able to assess the project and determine the appropriate kind of screed you need and the best technique for applying it.

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It may be a requirement, according to the intended use of the area in question, for a structural engineering survey to conform with building regulations on flex strength, load bearing and point loadings of the screed floor.

Bringing in a highly trained and skilled specialist will guarantee you use the appropriate kind of screed for the room's anticipated purpose to extend the lifetime of your flooring. Picking the appropriate screeding materials and the method of installation is vital if you want to end up with a quality and durable finish for your floor.

Before choosing a screeding company from any operating in the Accrington area, ask to what standard of finish they're basing their quotation, and also ensure you get two or three estimates from different screeders. The Surface Regularity (SR) finish is the number to look for when getting an estimate from your Accrington screeding contractor. SR1 is the best quality, and whilst SR2 and SR3 might seem cheaper at first glance, they do not guarantee a perfectly even or flat surface. This means you may need to fix any patches that might cause issues when laying your final flooring material.

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British Standards BS8204 lays out the guidelines and regulations that all Accrington screeding installers are required to follow, and if working with specialist screeding solutions, (Flowcrete, Gypsol, Cemfloor etc), they must be approved by the manufacturers as being skilled and trained in their use. A company holding such accreditation shows that they've been trained and assessed in using these products and can provide a high quality standard in all areas of their installation.

Accrington commercial screeders could be involved in floor screeding in factories, warehouses, pubs, hospitals, shopping centres and schools.


Standard Screeds - A mix of sand and cement which is acceptable for regular domestic use. The ratios involved are five parts sand to one part cement. This five to one ratio standard screed will set hard at a rate of 1mm per day after application.

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Industrial and Heavy Duty Screed - Made for maximum durability and strength in places where traffic is expected to be high or heavy loading on the floor base is required.

Polymer Screeds - A high strength solution where a reduced screed thickness is required. The curing times for these vary according to product guidelines.

Fibre Reinforced Screed - The first choice where under floor heating is being installed in domestic properties in Accrington. The greater strength and flexibility provided by the special fibres within the screed mix help protect the flooring from shrinkage and cracking due to heat. At around one millimetre per day, it has an identical drying rate to standard screed.

Self-Levelling or Liquid Screeds - Used to produce a high quality finish, especially where SR1 levels are necessary, by a cement and latex formula. It's primarily used to provide a smooth, clean floor over the top of a damaged or poor quality substrate and enables all types of flooring materials to be used. Even with a depth of just 1mm, the latex polymers within the screed provide a high strength surface for a variety of uses.

Advanced Drying and Fast Drying Screeds - If you need to press ahead urgently with the work on account of time constraints, these screeds dry much faster than standard screeds. Drying at a rate of 3-7mm/day, determined by the mix, they're typically a fibre reinforced kind of screed and are great for projects which have tight deadlines.


Screeding companies will have to carefully prepare all areas prior to any other work in order to ensure a hard wearing and quality screed flooring. Any oil, paint, debris and grease on the existing floor level can affect the adhesion of the screed, and must be removed.

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If cleansing products have been used it is vital to remove any residues of soap, detergent etc, and allow the floor surface to dry naturally. If screeding over a cement or stone floor any cracks should be repaired to prevent them from "travelling" up through your screed layer and causing deviations on the final surface. During an on-site survey the screeding company will notice what preparations are required before any actual screeding work starts.

Before the screeding can be poured a damp proof membrane (DPM) will have to be installed to shield the final flooring and screed from dampness. The DPM is made from thick polythene and various layers may be used to act as a moisture barrier and air insulating layer for the screeding.

If the area where you live is at risk from radon then another barrier is essential to prevent the gas from entering from the ground. If radon occurs in large amounts then a full ventilation and extraction system may be installed under the layer of screed which will extract any gases that might seep in from ground level.

As soon as these steps have been taken the screeders will apply a sealant or primer to the prepared floor base. A primer assists in the screed to bond successfully to the base and membranes and different varieties exist depending on which type of screed is being used. Custom-made equipment such as airless sprays will usually be used to apply a sealant or primer, by experienced screeding installers in Accrington following the manufacturer's guidelines and safety advice.

If required, this is the time that underfloor heating can be laid out in the correct manner and installed. Insulation panels can be arranged and the heating pipes and wires will be firmly attached so there's no movement while the screed is applied. Under floor heating is one of the most efficient ways to heat a room and a properly installed system will produce even warmth across the floor area.

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If you aren't putting in underfloor heating the screed will now be prepared on site and laid. Your intended use of the room will assist the screeding company on what kind of screed is right for your needs. After the application of the screed there's a minimum twenty four hours (for quick drying screeds) before you can walk on the surface, and a 72 hour minimum curing period for any floor covering installation. Manufacturer's drying instructions for standard and heavy duty screeds must be followed in order to achieve a quality finish and provide a stable and even surface.

The SR standard of your screed can be verified once it has solidified enough to be stepped onto. Using a two metre straight-edge the surface is checked for any deviations, dips and ridges in the screed surface.

  • SR1 - Deviations of three millimetres or less being measured across the whole area shows your screed floor to be of the finest quality and is specified as SR1.
  • SR2 - If the screeded floor has a deviation from the straight-edge of 5 millimetres or less it is considered SR2 level and is the normal standard for industrial and commercial projects.
  • SR3 - SR3 is basic utility standard where a perfect quality finish isn't required. This classification can have a maximum permissible deviation depth of 10mm.

If you require load bearing checks, a qualified structural engineer is required to conduct the tests. The assessment will ensure your new screeding is suitable for the load point requirements laid out in the site survey. The screed could be given a "drop hammer test" to assess flexibility and strength at specific points. Only qualified structural engineers applying the British Standards BS8204 guidelines are permitted to perform these testing and sign off on the structural safety of the screeding. (Tags: Floor Screed Accrington, Screeding Accrington, Floor Screeding Accrington, Floor Screeding Services Accrington).

Floor screeding services are available in Accrington and also in nearby places like: Rishton, Huncoat, Little Moor End, Great Harwood, Church, Altham West, Scaitcliffe, Shadsworth, Knuzden Brook, Oswaldtwistle, Tottleworth, Clayton-le-Moors, and in these postcodes BB4 5DD, BB5 0NF, BB5 0NU, BB5 0BT, BB5 1AA, BB4 5TY, BB5 0JW, BB5 0SL, BB5 0QX, BB5 0SJ. Locally based Accrington floor screeders will most likely have the postcode BB4 and BB5 and the phone code 01254. Checking this out can ensure that you're accessing local screeding. Accrington householders can benefit from these and various other floor related services.

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It is better to use a latex screeding when a certain amount of flexibility is required in the surface of a floor. A latex floor screed comes in two parts, a bottle and a bag, with the bag containing a cement powder, and the bottle containing a liquid latex mixture. The latex liquid part actually replaces the water that would normally be used in a screed mix, and is quicker drying and much more flexible than standard screeds.

Before the installation of your chosen decorative covering, this latex compound is used for levelling sub-floors. This screed is suitable for use on substrate of sand/cement, asphalt, concrete, stone tiles and wood, to give a resilient, smooth surface which is perfect for the application of adhesives. Even if there is a bit of movement in your subfloor, this latex screeding will produce a flexible, crack-free finish.

With a "floating" screed, for example when an unbonded screed is being laid on the top of a membrane of either acoustic or thermal insulation, latex screeds won't be a suitable choice. Floating screeds with a thickness of 50 to 65 millimetres are generally used over underfloor heating.

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Lancashire Floor Screeding Enquiries

Recent Lancashire floor screeding requirements: Mr and Mrs Sneddon recently asked for a quotation for screeding a kitchen floor in Langho, Lancashire. Rosanna Begum and Timothy Begum recently enquired about the possibility of screeding a workshop floor in Coppull, Lancashire. Maeve Brock recently asked for a price quote for screeding the floor of a utility room in a cottage in Cabus. Zachariah May and Kimberley May recently asked for a quotation for screeding the floor of a cellar in Staining. Christopher and Ayla Peterson recently enquired about screeding a garage floor in Halton. Kit Maynard and Halle Maynard recently enquired about screeding an extension floor in Galgate, Lancashire. Ava-Rose Steadman and Orlando Steadman recently enquired about the possibility of screeding the whole ground floor of a property in Silverdale, Lancashire. Kane Hartley and Arwa Hartley recently requested a quote for screeding over an old concrete floor in Cliviger.

Tools Needed by a Floor Screeding Specialist

  • Gloves
  • Knee Protectors
  • Straight Edge
  • Floor Profile
  • Wheelbarrow
  • Trowel
  • Measure
  • Humidity Tester
  • A Long Spirit Level
  • Float
  • Spade

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Managing the waste that is created when engaged in property revamps or home refurbishments in Accrington, is one of the major downsides to undertaking this type of project. Your specific floor screeding project might generate hardly any waste, and then again it could result in a lot. If the screeding contractors you use don't take care of the waste removal, and it has not been included on your quotation, this is something that you are going to have to deal with.

Whether you are left with doing this yourself, or the tradesman is sorting it out, a skip will usually be required. Skips come in various sizes based on your needs, and deciding which skip to order is important. The volumes of the most widely used skips are skip bags 1-1.5 yd³, mini-skips 2-3 yd³, midi-skips 4-5 yd³, and builders skips 6-8 yd³.

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Related Tasks

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There is a range of work that can be carried out by your local Accrington floor screeder including fibre reinforced floor screeding Accrington, waterproof screeding, hospital floor screeding, damp proof membranes, floor screed testing, screeding advice, polished floor screeding Accrington, concrete pumping, acoustic flooring, concrete screed, polished screed flooring, underfloor heating screed, bonded screed Accrington, bonded concrete floor screeding, floor insulation, screed reinforcement, final floor finishes, floor screeding, industrial screeding, anhydrite floor screeding, substrate floor preparation, floor preparation, floor levelling, garage screeding Accrington, sand floor screed, and lots more floor screeding tasks. Listed are just an example of the tasks that are conducted by those installing floor screeding. Accrington contractors will tell you about their entire range of screeding services.


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Also find: Rishton floor screeding, Shadsworth floor screeding, Little Moor End floor screeding, Huncoat floor screeding, Oswaldtwistle floor screeding, Knuzden Brook floor screeding, Clayton-le-Moors floor screeding, Scaitcliffe floor screeding, Great Harwood floor screeding, Church floor screeding, Tottleworth floor screeding, Altham West screeding services and more. Most of these areas are covered by companies who do screeding. Accrington home and property owners can get price quotes by going here.

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Screeding Services in Accrington Lancashire (01254)
  • Accrington Floor Insulation
  • Accrington Underfloor Heating Installation
  • Accrington Fast-Dry Floor Screeding
  • Accrington Floor Damp Proofing
  • Accrington Fibre Reinforced Floor Screeding
  • Accrington Liquid Screeds
  • Accrington Cheap Floor Screeding
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  • Accrington Commercial Floor Screeding
  • Accrington Screed Calculator Service
  • Accrington Polished Screed Floors
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  • Accrington Floor Levelling
  • Accrington Domestic Screeding

Screeding Around Accrington: Over the past year screeded floors were laid in the following Accrington streets: Back Rhoden Road, Sunnybank Drive, Stanhill Lane, Tarn Brook Close, Brookside Lane, Arago Street, Cross Edge, Alliance Street, Ambleside Close, Black Abbey Street, Scott Street, Cobbs Lane, Bank Street, Somerset Close, Sefton Close, Dorchester Avenue, Dorset Place, South Street, Cannon Street, Devon Avenue, Timber Street, Crosley Grove, Clifton Street, Curlew Close, Durham Drive, Cornwall Place, Barden Road, Dunster Avenue, and in these Lancashire postcodes: BB4 5DD, BB5 0NF, BB5 0NU, BB5 0BT, BB5 1AA, BB4 5TY, BB5 0JW, BB5 0SL, BB5 0QX, BB5 0SJ. These places recently saw activity by experts in floor screeding. Accrington home and property owners received dependable and professional screeding services in every case.

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Other Trades Accrington Lancashire: When your Accrington home needs improvements or remodeling, a number of different tradesmen might be required to complete the work, and despite the fact that your current search is for floor screeding in Accrington, Lancashire, you might also need the expertise of a floor tiler in Accrington, wood flooring in Accrington, a plasterer in Accrington, an underfloor heating specialist in Accrington, rubber flooring in Accrington, a heating engineer in Accrington, a bricklayer in Accrington, SKIP HIRE Accrington, a handyman in Accrington, a plumber in Accrington, an electrician in Accrington, a building contractor in Accrington, a carpenter in Accrington, a carpet fitter in Accrington, waste removal in Accrington, and probably others.

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(This screeding Accrington article was generated by Steve Locke 11-05-2022)