Floor Screeding Ashford

Ashford Screeding & Floor Levelling Services

Floor Screeding Ashford Kent (TN23): A floor screeding professional can help to install underfloor heating, assist with renovations or level an uneven or damaged floor on your Ashford property, when needed. Floor screeding delivers a smooth, level finish to a coarse sub-base, and allows you to lay a suitable flooring material, (carpets, tiles, boards etc) over the top of it. To ensure a high quality and durable finish to the whole floor structure, screed is a vital component.

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It doesn't matter how large or small the area is that you require to be levelled, a decent floor screeding company in Ashford will have the appropriate knowledge, skills and equipment to give you a superb level of service. They will be able to advise you about the right type of screed that your project requires, and how best to apply and install it.

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The screeding specialist will also let you know if a structural engineer is needed for your undertaking, to evaluate point loadings, load requirements and flex strength that your flooring may require to conform with British Standards and building regulations.

A skilled and qualified work force is essential to a successful result and will extend your floor's lifespan by using the correct type of screed for your room's allocated purpose. Choosing the right screeding materials and the method of installation is crucial if you want to end up with a quality and durable finish for your floor.

Before deciding upon a floor screeding contractor from those operating in the Ashford area, ask to what standard of finish they are basing their price quote, and also make sure that you get two or three price quotes. For domestic homes an estimate will generally be provided for an SR (Surface Regularity) calculation of SR1 or SR2. SR1 is the highest quality, and whilst SR2 and SR3 might seem cheaper initially, they don't guarantee a totally flat or even floor surface. Any errors in the final screeding may cause issues with laying flooring owing to ridges, flat spots, indentations in the floor surface.

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The regulations laid down in the British Standards BS8204 must be observed by any Ashford floor screeding company and they should also be approved by the manufacturers of any specialist screeding materials (Gypsol, Cemfloor, Flowcrete etc.) to verify their safe working practices and competence. This accreditation program illustrates a firm's ability and training in the use of a manufacturer's screeding products.

Commercial screeders in Ashford will probably undertake screeding projects in warehouses, shops, schools, hospitals, factories and salons.

TYPES OF SCREED

Standard Screeds - This is good for basic domestic usage and comprises a mixture of cement and sand. The ratios involved in standard screeds are 5 parts sand to 1 part cement. After laying a standard flooring screed dries out at a rate of just 1mm/day.

Liquid or Self-Levelling Screeds - Used to provide the highest quality of finish, especially where SR1 levels are essential, by a cement and latex solution. The self-levelling compound provides a clean and smooth surface over a rough substrate or damaged floor to enable all types of flooring materials to be laid. This liquid screed can be laid to a thickness of only 1mm, but will still provide a high strength surface to take a wide variety of flooring finishes.

Polymer Screeds - These provide an extremely high level of strength with a minimal thickness. Owing to their different chemical compositions, these screeds have varying drying times which you can verify by studying manufacturer's product guidelines.

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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 specific loading of the floor is necessary.

Fibre Reinforced Screed - Used mostly with under floor heating and is the favoured choice in such projects. The improved strength and flex offered by the special fibres within this screed mix help protect the flooring from shrinkage and cracking due to heat. At roughly one millimetre per day, it has a similar drying rate to standard screed.

Fast Drying and Advanced Drying Screeds - As the name suggest, these screeds dry quickly and allow you to use the screeded area much faster. Drying at a rate of 3-7mm/day, determined by the mix, they're generally a fibre reinforced kind of screed and are perfect for flooring projects that have tight deadlines.

SCREEDING PREPARATION AND INSTALLATION

Screeding installers will have to prepare all areas before proceeding with any other work in order to guarantee a hard wearing and quality screed flooring. The original floor surfaces should be thoroughly cleaned to eradicate any oil, paint, grease and debris which can affect the adhesion of the screeding.

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If any products are used in this process it is important to ensure that no residues of soaps or detergents are left on the floor surface and it's allowed to dry out naturally. At this point cracks need to be repaired because these can travel up through the laid screed and be reflected in the finished surface. A genuine Ashford screeding company will take note of these aspects during a on-site survey and make sure that all preparations are completed before pressing on with the next stages of the floor screeding process.

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

If your home is situated in a place where radon gas is found an extra barrier layer is needed to stop radon gas from entering. If radon gas is present in large amounts then a full ventilation and extraction system might be needed under the screed which will extract any gases that are seeping in from ground level.

Once the floor base has been prepared and all DPMs installed, a primer or sealant is then applied. Sealers and primers help the bonding process and are specialist applications according to the sort of screed that's being applied. Devices such as airless sprays are used to apply a primer or sealant, which should be done by certified screeding companies in Ashford sticking to the manufacturer's guidelines and safety advice.

Under floor heating can now be installed and tested before the screed is applied. Insulation panels will be laid out and the cables and heating pipes will be securely attached to prevent any movement while the screed is being poured. Under floor heating is one of the most efficient ways to heat a room and a professionally installed system should deliver even warmth all over the floor.

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If you're not installing underfloor heating the screed will now be mixed and prepared on site and laid. Your screeding company will have given you advice and guidance on which screed type is best for your needs, according to your intended use of the room area. After the application of the screed there'll be a minimum 24 hours (for quick drying screeds) before you can walk over the surface, and a 72 hour minimum setting period for the laying of any flooring materials. This period is longer for heavy duty and standard screeds and the manufacture's product guidelines should be followed to produce the best finish and longevity of the floor.

You can test the SR standard of the finished screed once it is hardened enough to walk on. Using a 2 mtr straight-edge the surface is examined for any dips, ridges and deviations in the screed surface.

  • SR1 - SR1 is the highest standard and permits just 3mm of disparity from the straight-edge.
  • SR2 - If the floor surface has a deviation from the straight-edge of 5 millimetres or less it is SR2 level and is the normal standard for industrial and commercial floors.
  • SR3 - For other floors where the finish is relatively inconsequential SR3 is the specification and should have a deviation measurement of ten millimetres or less.

If your screed floor has been laid with particular load bearing requirements in mind then a structural engineer will be necessary to conduct the assessment. Using specialised equipment the engineer will establish the screed strength and its suitability for use in a load bearing environment. This will include what's known as a drop hammer test which records specific data on the strength and flexibility of the screed. Any screed floor that has load bearing requirements must be approved by a fully qualified structural engineer applying the British Standards BS8204 guidelines. (Tags: Screeding Ashford, Floor Screeding Ashford, Floor Screed Ashford, Floor Screeding Services Ashford).


Floor screeding services are available in Ashford and also in nearby places like: Challock, Great Chart, Smeeth, Kennington, Willesborough, Hothfield, Mersham, Little Chart, Westwell, Hinxhill, Beaver Green, Shadoxhurst, Brook, Boughton Lees, Bilting, Wye, and in these postcodes TN23 3HA, TN23 3FA, TN23 3AE, TN23 3AB, TN23 1JT, TN23 1EH, TN23 3BN, TN23 3HW, TN23 1LF, TN23 3HE. Local Ashford floor screeders will likely have the postcode TN23 and the telephone dialling code 01233. Verifying this can confirm that you access locally based floor screeding. Ashford homeowners can utilise these and numerous other similar services.

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Latex Floor Screed Ashford

When the make-up of your floor's surface means that a bit of flexibility is needed, it will be an advantage to use a latex screeding, as opposed to one with a rigid finish. Latex floor screeds come in two parts - a bag and a bottle - with a bottle that contains liquid latex, and a bag that contains a cemetitious powder. Where water is normally used in a screed mix, this is replaced with the liquid latex, which makes it more flexible than other types of screed, and quicker drying.

Used for levelling subfloors, this latex product provides a surface for the installation of the final floor finish. Producing a resilient, smooth surface that is perfect for the application of adhesives, this is is suitable for use on subfloors of wood, stone tiles, asphalt, concrete and sand/cement. If your subfloor has a bit of movement in it, this type of floor screed will still give you a crack-free, flexible finish, onto which your chosen floor coverings can be laid.

When a screed is being laid over a layer of either acoustic or thermal insulation (i.e. a floating screed), latex screeds aren't suitable, because in this instance (normally when screeding on top of underfloor heating), you will probably require a thickness of 50-75mm.

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Skip Hire Ashford

You're likely to produce quite a lot of waste when you're doing any type of property revamps or home refurbishments in Ashford. When it comes to floor screeding in Ashford, it will depend on the extent and specifics of your project. Sometimes there will be a great deal of waste, sometimes hardly any. If the removal of waste is not provided for in your job quote, you'll have to make your own arrangements, since a lot of tradespeople don't have the facility to do this.

Where there's quite a lot of waste, most property owners in Ashford choose to hire a skip. Skips come in different sizes according to your needs, and choosing which skip to hire is crucial. As a rough guide, mini-skips accommodate 2-3 yds of rubbish, midi-skips accommodate 4-5 yds of rubbish, builders skips accommodate 6-8 yds of rubbish and roll-on-roll-off skips accommodate 20-25 yds of rubbish. Skip bags typically accommodate 1-1.5 yards of waste.

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Screeding Related Tasks Ashford

There are a whole host of tasks that can be conducted by your local Ashford floor screeder including bonded screed, latex floor screed, waterproof screeding in Ashford, sand floor screeding, fast drying screeds, industrial floor screeding, decorative floor screeding Ashford, monolithic screeding, floor preparation services in Ashford, external screeding, floor smoothing compounds, floor screed testing, professional floor levelling services in Ashford, garage floor screeding, structural screeds Ashford, screeding price quotes Ashford, acoustic flooring, floating screed Ashford, floor noise reduction, pumped floor screeds, floor screed aftercare, floor screeding, screed flooring in Ashford, bonded concrete floor screeding Ashford, floor levelling, coloured floor screeding Ashford, screed surveys & testing, residential screeding, basement floor screeding in Ashford, polished screed floors, unbonded screed in Ashford, anhydrite floor screeding Ashford, self-levelling screeding in Ashford, and lots more floor screeding tasks. Listed are just a selection of the activities that are performed by people specialising in floor screeding. Ashford providers will keep you informed about their entire range of services.

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Kent Screeding Enquiries

The latest Kent floor screeding customer enquiries: Clayton Rixon recently enquired about the possibility of screeding a living room floor in a semi-detached house in Elham. Clark Bevan and Abigail Bevan recently enquired about getting a price for screeding a floor and installing underfloor heating in Nettlestead. Oscar Ricci in Kemsing, Kent asked "is there anybody who does floor screeding near me?". Autumn Mcnulty from Pluckley was trying to find local floor screeding companies nearby. Kian Mccullough recently enquired about screeding a basement floor in St Mary in the Marsh, Kent. Otto Metcalf recently requested an estimate for screeding the floor of an extension in Lynsted, Kent. Mr and Mrs Palmer recently enquired about the possibility of screeding a cellar floor in Aylesham. Stephanie Booth recently enquired about getting a price for screeding the floor of a workshop in Lenham, Kent. These local people did a search for "floor screeding Kent" and noticed this page on either Google or some similar search engine.

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Also find: Mersham screeding, Smeeth screeding, Shadoxhurst screeding, Boughton Lees screeding, Brook screeding, Wye screeding, Kennington screeding, Beaver Green screeding, Bilting screeding, Great Chart screeding, Challock screeding, Westwell screeding, Hinxhill screeding, Little Chart screeding, Willesborough screeding, Hothfield screeding services and more. Most of these towns and villages are catered for by companies who do floor screeding. Ashford business and home owners can get screeding price quotes by clicking here.

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Screeding Around Ashford: In Taylors Yard, Banks Road, Ashgrove, Brendon Drive, Churchyard, Buck Street, Snowbell Road, Ash Meadow, Smarden Road, Courtfield Road, Cressfield, Apsley Street, Staveley Road, The Limes, Thorne Close, Staines Road West, Burgate Terrace, Station Approach, Cudworth Road, Chestnut Close, Singleton Hill, Broughton Court, Brook Street, Cornwallis Close, Town Tree Road, Bourne Lane, Dencliffe, Clynton Way, Broad Oak, Caroland Close, as well as the following Ashford area postcodes: TN23 3HA, TN23 3FA, TN23 3AE, TN23 3AB, TN23 1JT, TN23 1EH, TN23 3BN, TN23 3HW, TN23 1LF, TN23 3HE, householders have recently needed floor screeding. Work was conducted in these areas by specialists in floor screeding. Ashford householders received reliable and high quality floor screeding services in every case.

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Other Trades Ashford Kent: When you are looking at doing improvements to your home or property in Ashford, Kent, there's a fair chance that you'll need several different tradesmen during the project, and while you might be currently looking for a local Ashford screeding company, you may also require the services of solid wood flooring in Ashford, gutter cleaning in Ashford, a carpenter in Ashford, an odd job man in Ashford, a carpet layer in Ashford, an electrician in Ashford, an underfloor heating specialist in Ashford, a roofer in Ashford, rubber flooring in Ashford, a floor tiler in Ashford, waste removal in Ashford, a plumber in Ashford, SKIP HIRE Ashford, a plasterer in Ashford, a stonemason in Ashford, a home improvement expert in Ashford, and more.

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(This screeding Ashford article was created on 27-01-2023)