Floor Screeding Alford

Alford Screeding & Floor Levelling Services

Floor Screeding Alford Lincolnshire (LN13): A floor screeding professional can help install underfloor heating, level a damaged or uneven floor or help with renovations on your Alford home, when necessary. Floor screeding delivers a smooth finish to a rough sub-base floor, and will allow you to lay your final layer of flooring material, (carpets, boards, tiles etc) over it. Floor screeding provides a high quality and durable surface for almost any room.

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A dependable floor screeding specialist in Alford will have knowledge and experience to help you achieve a perfect floor in whatever shape or size of room you're renovating. They will assess your project and determine the appropriate sort of screed you require and how best to apply it.

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It might be a requirement, based on the proposed use of the area in question, for a survey by a structural engineer to conform to building regulations on load bearing, point loadings and flex strength of the screed floor.

A qualified and skilled work force is imperative for a successful outcome and will extend the life of your floor through the use of the right form of screed for your room's intended purpose. Choosing the appropriate screeding materials and the method of installation is critical if you want to finish up with a quality and durable finish for your floor.

There are several screeding contractors in the Alford area so see if you can get multiple quotations for your project before choosing a contractor and know to what standard of finish it's for. For domestic homes a quote will normally be provided for an SR (Surface Regularity) level of SR1 or SR2. Each of the 3 SR levels provide different qualities of finish, with SR1 being the highest quality, with the least amount of deviation over the surface area. This means you may have to fix any areas that may cause problems when laying your finished flooring solution.

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British Standards BS8204 sets down the guidelines and regulations that all Alford screeding companies are required to follow, and if using specialist screeding solutions, (Gypsol, Flowcrete, Cemfloor etc), they must be certified by the manufacturers as being skilled and trained in their use. This accreditation scheme demonstrates a firm's training and performance in the application of a manufacturer's merchandise.

Alford commercial screeders will be involved in the screeding of floors in shops, warehouses, boutiques, hospitals, factories and schools.


Standard Screeds - A mixture of sand and cement which is ideal for basic domestic usage. 5 parts sand to 1 part cement is the typical mix for standard screed. This 5:1 ratio standard flooring screed will dry out at a rate of 1mm per day after laying.

Liquid or Self-Levelling Screeds - When a high standard of finish is necessary this compound of latex and cement is employed to achieve SR1 level screed flooring. Primarily used to finalise a damaged floor or poor substrate level to enable the laying of a brand new flooring surface, such as tiling on top of it. The liquid screed can be laid to a depth of just 1mm, but will still provide a high strength base for a varied selection of flooring materials.

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Advanced Drying and Fast Drying Screeds - As the name suggest, this screed dries rapidly and allows you to use the floor area much sooner. These are usually a fibre reinforced kind of screed that dries out at a rate of between 3-7mm/day per day and are employed in time dependent projects.

Polymer Screeds - A high strength solution where a reduced thickness is required. The setting times vary as outlined by product guidelines.

Fibre Reinforced Screed - The favourite choice of professional contractors for use with under floor heating systems. The special fibres in the screed mix improve it's durability and strength whilst also safeguarding against thermal cracking and shrinkage. It dries out at the same rate as a standard screed, at about one millimetre per day.

Industrial and Heavy Duty Screed - Where traffic levels are high or heavy loading of the floor is required, heavy duty screeds allow for maximum strength and durability.


Good preparation is vital for a quality finished screed surface that will be hard wearing and durable. Any grease, paint, oil and debris on the existing floor level can affect the bonding of the screed, and should be eliminated.

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If any products were used during this stage it's vital to make sure that no residues of detergents, soaps or other cleaning products are left on the surface and it is allowed to dry out naturally. If screeding over a stone or cement floor any cracks should be repaired to stop them from "travelling" through a screed layer and causing imperfections on the finished floor surface. An experienced Alford screeding specialist will take note of such problems during the site survey and make certain that all preparations are complete before pressing on with the next steps in the screeding process.

To shield the screed layer and flooring materials from moisture rising up from the ground, a DPM (damp proof membrane) must be installed. Different thicknesses of polythene sheeting might be used as a damp proof membrane and also serve as a barrier for the screed and any insulation panels.

If your home is located in an area where radon gas is found a supplementary barrier layer is needed to stop radon gas from entering. If radon gas occurs in severe doses then a full ventilation system may be installed underneath the layer of screed which will extract any gases that might seep in from the ground.

As soon as the floor base has been properly prepared and all membranes installed, a sealant or primer is then put on. Primers and sealers help with the bonding process and are specialist applications matched to the sort of screed being applied. Custom-made equipment such as airless sprays will usually be used to apply a primer or sealant, by professional screeding contractors in Alford observing the manufacturer's guidelines and safety advice.

Before the screeding is laid, any under floor heating will now be laid out. Insulation panels can be put in place and the heating pipes and wires will be securely mounted so that there is no movement whilst the screed is being poured. When professionally installed an underfloor heating system is an efficient way to warm up a room and high quality screed will retain its heat, generating an even heat right across the floor surface.

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Of course, if you are not putting in under floor heating, you can skip this step and apply the screeding. The requirements of the room will dictate the kind of screeding that's used. For advanced and quick drying screeds there will be at least 24 hours delay before it can be walked over, and a further seventy two hours minimum before any flooring material can be fitted. If you are using standard or heavy duty screeds the curing time is longer and you should follow the manufacturer's guidelines in order to get the best possible finish to your floor.

The SR level of your screeding can be ascertained once it has solidified enough to be walked on. The test involves using a 2 metre long straight-edge laid down upon the surface and any fluctuations from true are measured.

  • SR1 - SR1 is the highest quality and allows just 3mm of deviation from the straight-edge.
  • SR2 - SR2 is for standard commercial and industrial floors and can deviate from the straight-edge by up to 5 millimetres.
  • SR3 - SR3 is utility standard where a perfect finish isn't necessary. This specification can have a maximum permissible deviation depth of 10mm.

There may also be a requirement for a structural engineer to carry out a soundness test. The testing will make sure that your newly laid screeded surface is suitable for the load bearing requirements laid out in the original site survey. A drop hammer test will be performed at several areas on the screed and the results recorded. Any screed floor that has point load requirements must be okayed by a certified structural engineer observing the British Standards BS8204 guidelines. (Tags: Screeding Alford, Floor Screeding Services Alford, Floor Screeding Alford, Floor Screed Alford).

Floor screeding services are available in Alford and also in nearby places like: Beesby, Willoughby, Woodthorpe, Ulceby Cross, Bilsby, Well, Thurlby, Rigsby, Greenfield, South Thoresby, Markby, Ailby, Saleby, Thoresthorpe, Bilsby Field, and in these postcodes LN13 0BG, LN13 0AH, LN13 9AF, LN13 9FD, LN13 0AB, LN13 0EE, LN13 9EW, LN13 0AG, LN13 9JE, LN13 9ET. Local Alford floor screeders will likely have the postcode LN13 and the telephone code 01507. Checking this out can confirm you access locally based screeding. Alford householders are able to benefit from these and numerous other similar services.

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It is advantageous to use a latex self-levelling screeding when a certain amount of flexibility is required in a floor's surface. Typically coming in 2 parts, latex screeds comprise a cement-based compound, and a liquid latex additive. Latex screeds are more flexible and quicker drying than standard screeds, as the water which is normally used is exchanged for the liquid latex.

This latex screed compound is used to level-out a sub-floor prior to the final decorative surface being laid. Suitable for subfloors of stone tiles, concrete, asphalt, wood and sand/cement, this screed gives the ideal surface for the application of adhesives that is smooth and durable. This type of floor screed will produce a crack-free, flexible finish, even if there is movement in your subfloor.

When a screed is being laid on the top of a membrane of either thermal or acoustic insulation (i.e. a "floating" screed), latex flooring screeds are not suitable, because in such cases (typically when screeding on top of underfloor heating), you'll likely need a screed thickness of 50-65mm. (Tags: Latex Floor Screed Alford, Latex Screeds Alford, Latex Screed Alford, Latex Screeding Alford).

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In the Lincolnshire area you'll likewise find: Middle Rasen screeding specialists, Tydd St Mary screeding specialists, South Hykeham screeding, Barrowby floor screeding, Woodhall Spa screeding, Bicker screeding specialists, Londonthorpe floor screeders, Gainsborough floor screeders, Sutton Bridge floor screeders, Holbeach Clough screeding, Ulceby floor levelling, Caistor floor levelling, Ancaster screeding, South Witham floor screeding, Winteringham floor levelling, Ropsley floor screeders, Bottesford screeding specialists, Whaplode screeding, Burton Upon Stather screeding specialists, Winteringham floor screeders, Moulton Chapel screeding, Caistor screeding, Rippingale floor screeding, Sutton St James screeding specialists, Hogsthorpe floor screeders, Quadring floor levelling, Goxhill floor levelling, Hibaldstow screeding specialists, Pinchbeck floor screeders, Scotter screeding specialists. All around Lincolnshire you should be able to track down screeding specialists who'll offer you various services for your screeding needs. If you can't identify a satisfactory screeding specialist in Alford itself you should not have any trouble finding a good one close by.

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There are a number of different tasks that can be accomplished by your local Alford floor screeder including domestic screeding, fibre reinforced floor screeding, sand and cement floor screeding, anhydrite floor screed in Alford, cheap floor screeding, coloured floor screeding Alford, floor screed testing, floor preparation services, granolithic screeding Alford, waterproof floor screeding in Alford, floor screed repairs in Alford, polished screed flooring in Alford, floor screeding in Alford, resin floor screeding Alford, decorative floor screeding Alford, underfloor heating screeds, screed reinforcement, floor noise reduction in Alford, rapid drying screeds Alford, conservatory floor screeding in Alford, underfloor heating installation, structural screeds, substrate floor preparation Alford, screed surveys & testing in Alford, bonded concrete screeding, thin bed floor screeding Alford, bonded screed, school floor screeding Alford, and more floor screeding tasks. These are just an example of the duties that are accomplished by people specialising in floor screeding. Alford contractors will be delighted to keep you abreast of their whole range of services.

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Also find: Ailby floor screeders, Willoughby floor screeders, Well floor screeders, South Thoresby floor screeders, Markby floor screeders, Thurlby floor screeders, Saleby floor screeders, Ulceby Cross floor screeders, Greenfield floor screeders, Bilsby Field floor screeders, Woodthorpe floor screeders, Bilsby floor screeders, Thoresthorpe floor screeders, Rigsby floor screeders, Beesby screeding services and more. Most of these places are serviced by companies who do floor screeding. Alford business and home owners can get screeding quotes by clicking here.

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Screeding Around Alford: Floor screeding work has recently been done in the following Alford areas and streets - Evison Crescent, Church Street, Gibson Way, Patrick Keily Close, Temple Close, Hallam Close, East Street, South Street, Tothby Meadows, Spanning Drive, Calceby Corner, Chapel Street, Wood Road, Commercial Road, Windmill Paddock, Carr Lane, Beechings Way, Hazel Walk, The Hole In The Wall, Conlie Close, Candlehouse Lane, Coles Avenue, Christopher Road, Park Road, Bourne Road, Holywell Road, as well as the following Alford area postcodes: LN13 0BG, LN13 0AH, LN13 9AF, LN13 9FD, LN13 0AB, LN13 0EE, LN13 9EW, LN13 0AG, LN13 9JE, LN13 9ET. These places recently saw activity by experts in floor screeding. Alford property owners benefited from high quality and reliable floor screeding services.

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(This screeding Alford article was compiled by Stephen Locke 30-06-2022)