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Floor Screeding Axminster Devon (EX13): When you're upgrading your Axminster property with damaged or uneven floors, or perhaps converting a basement or cellar to useable living area, an established floor screeding company can offer you a good starting point. Enabling you to lay your final layer of flooring material, (tiles, boards, carpets etc) on top of it, screeding provides a smooth, level finish to a basic sub-base floor. A floor screed is a fundamental element of many restoration and building projects in Axminster.

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It matters not how small or large the area is that you need to be levelled, a certified floor screeding company in Axminster will have the necessary equipment, know-how and expertise to offer you an outstanding level of service. They'll be ready to advise you on the right kind of screed that your project requires, and the best methods for applying and installing it.

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The screeding contractor will also notify you if a structural engineer is necessary for your undertaking, in order to identify any load bearing, point loadings and flex strength that your flooring might require to conform with building regulations and British Standards.

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

Before selecting a floor screeding contractor from the many operating in the Axminster area, ask to what standard of finish they are basing their quote, and also make sure that you get two or three quotations. For residential homes an estimate will normally be provided for an SR (Surface Regularity) standard of SR1 or SR2. SR2 and SR3 might be more affordable options, however the floor screeding finish might have errors and deviations, whilst SR1 guarantees a perfect finish. An SR2 or SR3 standard could mean there will be ridges or flat spots that might cause problems when putting down your final flooring materials.

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All Axminster screeding companies have to adhere to British Standards (BS8204) and ought to have accreditation from the manufacturers of screeding materials and equipment, for instance Cemfloor, Gypsol, Flowcrete. A contractor holding such accreditations demonstrates they have been assessed and trained in the use of these products and can offer a high standard of service in all areas of their installation.

Commercial screeders in Axminster will usually undertake larger screeding projects in hospitals, schools, factories, warehouses, shopping centres and pubs.


Standard Screeds - Widely used in domestic projects where the mix of sand and cement is acceptable for everyday floor traffic usage. 5 parts sand to 1 part cement is the typical mix for standard screeds. Once laid this 5:1 ratio dries at a rate of one millimetre each day.

Advanced Drying and Fast Drying Screeds - If you need to progress urgently with the work owing to time limitations, these screeds dry much quicker than standard flooring screeds. Most of the fast drying screeds are of the fibre reinforced kind and are appropriate for a whole host of projects where the quicker drying rate of 3-7mm/day is advantageous.

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

Fibre Reinforced Screed - The expert's choice for domestic use on top of under floor heating. The fibres in this screed mix enhance it's strength and durability whilst also protecting against thermal shrinkage and cracking. It's got a drying rate of one millimetre per day.

Liquid or Self-Levelling Screeds - A latex and cement formula which can produce the highest standard SR1 finish. Mainly used to finalise a poor substrate level or damaged floor to enable the laying of a brand new flooring surface, such as tiling over the top of it. This liquid screed can be poured to a thickness of just 1mm, but still provides a high strength base to take a selection of flooring materials.

Industrial and Heavy Duty Screed - A screed designed for high load and heavy traffic areas where the maximum possible strength and durability is vital.

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Preparation is essential for a quality finished screed surface that will be hard wearing and durable. The original floor surface should be cleaned to eliminate any grease, debris, oil and paint which might adversely affect the adhesion of the screeding.

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If cleaning products have been used it's important to remove any traces of detergent, soap etc, and leave the surface to dry naturally. If screeding over a cement or stone floor then all cracks should be mended to prevent them from "travelling" through the screed layer and causing imperfections on the final surface. During an on-site survey your Axminster screeding company will establish what preparation work is necessary before any actual screeding work commences.

Before any screeding can be laid a DPM (damp proof membrane) must be installed to shield the final flooring and screed from dampness. Different thicknesses of special polythene might be used as a damp proof membrane and also serve as a barrier for the screed and any insulation materials.

If your home is located in a place where radon gas is present a supplementary barrier layer is required to prevent radon gas from getting through. This can be as simple as an airtight membrane, or in severe situations a ventilation system will need to be installed beneath the screeding to extract any inflow of air and gas from the ground.

As soon as the floor base has been properly prepared and all membranes installed, a primer or sealant is then put on. A primer assists in the screed bonding process to the base surface and different types exist according to which type of screed is being used. These products require certified technicians to apply them in the appropriate ratios by using custom-made equipment, such as airless sprays.

Under floor heating can now be laid out, installed and tested before the screed is applied. The heating pipes and cables are firmly mounted on insulation panels to prevent any movement and make certain they are held in the correct position. When professionally installed an underfloor heating system is an excellent way to warm up a room and high quality screeding retains its heat, generating an even level of warmth across the floor.

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If you are not installing under floor heating the screed can now be prepared in situ and poured. Your screeding company will have given you guidance and advice on which type of screed is appropriate for your requirements, in line with your proposed use of the room area. After the pouring of the screed there will be a minimum 24 hours (for quick drying and advanced screeds) before you can walk upon the surface, and a 72 hrs minimum drying period for the laying of any floor coverings. If you're using standard or heavy duty screeds the drying time is longer and the manufacturer's guidelines must be followed so as to get the best finish to your floor.

The SR standard of your screeding can be ascertained once it's solidified sufficiently to be walked upon. The standard SR test involves the use of a 2 mtr long straight-edge to check for any deviations in the screed surface.

  • SR1 - SR1 is the best level and allows only 3 millimetres of deviation from the straight-edge.
  • SR2 - SR2 is for standard floors in commercial and industrial projects and can deviate from the straight-edge by up to 5 millimetres.
  • SR3 - If the deviation around the whole space is 10mm or less the quality of the screeding is specified as SR3 and is highly suitable for garage and utility areas.

If you need to check the floor for load bearing, a structural engineer is required to carry out the testing. The testing will make sure that your newly laid screeded surface is viable for the load bearing requirements set down in the original site survey. An assessment called the drop hammer test will be conducted on various areas of the screed and the outcomes recorded. Only trained structural engineers observing the BS8204 guidelines are permitted to conduct these tests and sign off on the structural safety of a screed floor. (Tags: Floor Screed Axminster, Floor Screeding Axminster, Screeding Axminster, Floor Screeding Services Axminster).

Floor screeding is available in Axminster and also in: Kilmington, Uplyme, Membury, Thorncombe, Sector, Dalwood, Shute, Marshwood, Churchill, Smallridge, Weycroft, Millbrook, Musbury, Abbey Gate, Alston, and in these postcodes EX13 5EP, EX13 5HQ, EX13 5AH, EX13 5EX, EX13 5LS, EX13 5EB, EX13 5DU, EX13 5GN, EX13 5BG, and EX13 5FE. Local Axminster floor screeders will most likely have the postcode EX13 and the telephone dialling code 01297. Checking this out will confirm you're accessing locally based screeding. Axminster householders can utilise these and numerous other comparable services. By clicking on the "Quote" banner you can get screeding quotations from local providers.

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Also find: Uplyme floor screeding, Thorncombe floor screeding, Weycroft floor screeding, Sector floor screeding, Dalwood floor screeding, Alston floor screeding, Musbury floor screeding, Membury floor screeding, Shute floor screeding, Churchill floor screeding, Kilmington floor screeding, Millbrook floor screeding, Marshwood floor screeding, Abbey Gate floor screeding, Smallridge floor screeding and more. There are firms who do screeding in practically all of these areas. For delivering top-quality flooring services, these competent professionals have the skills and expertise required. Skilled in the art of screeding, they ensure the finest quality work, whether it's for residential or commercial properties. By clicking here, screeding quotes are available to local property owners.

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(This screeding Axminster article was written on 04-04-2024)

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