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Floor Screeding Alvechurch Worcestershire (B48): If you are planning to install under floor heating, are renovating a property or cellar or have a damaged or uneven floor in your Alvechurch home, then it's the perfect time to consider contacting a professional floor screeder. Enabling you to lay your final layer of flooring material, (tiles, boards, carpets etc) on top of it, floor screeding provides a smooth finish to a coarse sub-base. If you want your floors to last a long time then floor screeding is one of the most important factors in any renovation or building project.

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Providing a first class standard of service, an established floor screeding company in Alvechurch will have the appropriate expertise, equipment and knowledge, regardless how large or small the room you require to be levelled. To ascertain the right type of screed you need, and how best to install it, they will do a careful assessment of your project.

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Your screeding company will also notify you if a structural engineer is necessary for your undertaking, to check on point loadings, load requirements and flex strength that your screed floor might need to conform with building regulations and British Standards.

The skills and training that a qualified screeding specialist brings to your project will guarantee a successful end result and help to extend the lifetime of your floors. The correct mixture of screed and the way it is laid is also crucial to ensure the final durability of your floor surface.

Before choosing a screeding contractor from the many based in the Alvechurch area, ask to what standard of finish they are basing their price quote, and also ensure you get multiple quotations from different companies. For domestic homes an estimate will generally be provided for a Surface Regularity (SR) calculation of SR1 or SR2. SR2 and SR3 will be less expensive options, however the finished floor surface may have deviations and errors, whilst SR1 guarantees a pretty much perfect quality of finish. This means you might have to correct any patches that may cause issues when laying your finished flooring material.

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British Standards BS8204 sets down the guidelines and regulations that all Alvechurch screeding installers is obliged to 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. The testing and training of a screeding contractor by such manufacturers is underlined through the accreditation scheme, and offers assurances of safe working practices and reliability on any project which involves their materials.

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


Standard Screeds - Frequently used in residential flooring projects where the mix of sand and cement is perfect for normal footfall use. 5 parts sand to 1 part cement is the normal mix for standard screed. After laying a standard screed sets at a rate of just 1mm/day.

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Advanced Drying and Fast Drying Screeds - If you have to use the area in question as soon as possible a fast drying screed can be employed. They are typically a fibre reinforced type of screed which can dry at a rate of between three and seven millimetres per day and are employed in time-sensitive flooring projects.

Fibre Reinforced Screed - The preferred choice by professional installers for use with underfloor heating systems. The fibres in the screed enhance it's strength and durability whilst also safeguarding against thermal shrinkage and cracking. The screed will set hard at a rate of 1mm/day.

Industrial and Heavy Duty Screed - Where traffic levels are high or heavy loading on the floor is necessary, heavy duty screeds provide maximum durability and strength.

Self-Levelling or Liquid Screeds - A latex and cement solution which can produce the highest standard of finish to SR1 levels. It is mainly needed to provide a high quality floor over a poor quality or damaged substrate and enables all types of flooring materials to be used. The liquid screed can be poured to a thickness of just 1mm, but still provides a high strength surface to take a wide range of flooring finishes.

Polymer Screeds - These provide a high level of strength with a minimal thickness. Polymer screeds are made by a number of screed manufacturers and owing to their varying chemical compositions have specific setting times for each product.


Good preparation is crucial for a quality finished screed surface that will be hard wearing and durable. It is important that all contaminants such as grease, paint, oil or debris is removed from the floor before pouring any screed, since these can affect the bonding capability that a good quality screed requires.

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If cleaning products were used it is important to remove any traces of detergent or soap, and allow the surface to dry naturally. If screeding over a stone or cement floor then all cracks should be repaired to stop them from "travelling" through your screed layer and causing imperfections on the final surface. During an on-site survey your Alvechurch screeding installer will be able to see what preparations are needed before starting to work on the screeding.

Before any screeding can be laid a DPM (damp proof membrane) will have to be put down to shield the final flooring and screed from moisture. There might be 2 or 3 layers of different thicknesses of polythene to act as barriers between the insulation layer and screed.

If the area where you live is at risk from radon gas then a further barrier is necessary to prevent the gas from entering via the ground. A simple air-tight membrane may be sufficient in areas with relatively low radon measurements, however in more serious cases there may need to be a more sophisticated extraction and ventilation system to take away any harmful radon gases.

Once the floor base has been prepared and all membranes installed, a sealer or primer is then applied. A primer assists in the screed to bond successfully to the base surface and different types exist according to 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 qualified screeding installers in Alvechurch observing the manufacturer's guidelines.

Underfloor heating can now be installed and tested before screeding is applied. The cables and heating pipes are securely mounted on insulation panels to stop any movement and make certain they are laid in the correct position. Warmth is spread evenly across a floor area in a skillfully installed under floor heating system, and along with it being an effective choice of heating, it's a great choice for most Alvechurch renovation projects.

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If you aren't putting in under floor heating the screed will now be prepared on site and poured. Your screeding contractor will give you advice and guidance on which sort of screed is appropriate for your needs, according to your proposed use of the room area. For advanced and quick drying screeds there'll be at least 24 hours delay before it is able to be walked on, and a further 3 days minimum before any flooring material can be applied. If you're hoping to wind up with a properly finished and durable floor surface you should follow the manufacturer's guidelines with regards to heavy duty and standard screeds where this time period will be longer.

You can evaluate the SR level of the finished screed once it is set enough for walking on. Using a two metre straight-edge the floor surface is examined for any deviations, dips and ridges in the surface of the screed.

  • SR1 - SR1 is the highest specification and permits just 3 millimetres of disparity from the straight-edge.
  • SR2 - SR2 is for normal standard floors in commercial and industrial projects and can deviate from the straight-edge by as much as five millimetres.
  • SR3 - For other floors where the finish is fairly inconsequential the SR3 is the standard and should have a deviation measurement of ten millimetres or less.

There might also be a requirement for a structural engineer to perform a soundness test. This assessment will determine the overall strength of the screeded surface and the viability for its intended use. An assessment called the "drop hammer test" will be carried out at various areas on the screed layer and the results recorded. Only experienced structural engineers observing the British Standards BS8204 guidelines are permitted to perform such testing and sign off on the structural safety of the screeding. (Tags: Floor Screeding Services Alvechurch, Floor Screeding Alvechurch, Floor Screed Alvechurch, Screeding Alvechurch).

Floor screeding services are available in Alvechurch and also in: Withybed Green, Cobley Hill, Blackwell, Finstall, Hopwood, Lickey End, Burcot, Rednal, Rubery, Portway, Barnt Green, Rowney Green, Tardebigge, Marlbrook, Beoley, and in these postcodes B48 7TD, B48 7QE, B48 7PY, B48 7RE, B48 7SD, B45 8BN, B48 7NX, B48 7RY, B48 7BN, B48 7PJ. Locally based Alvechurch floor screeders will most likely have the postcode B48 and the telephone code 0121. Checking this out will ensure you access local screeding. Alvechurch home and business owners can utilise these and lots of other related services.

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(This screeding Alvechurch article was written on 16-01-2023)