Floor Screeding Ballymena Northern Ireland (BT42): If you are restoring a property or cellar, are aiming to install underfloor heating or have an uneven or damaged floor in your Ballymena home, then it's time to think about hiring a floor screeding professional. Floor screeding provides a smooth, level finish to a basic sub-base, and enables you to lay your final layer of flooring material, (boards, carpets, tiles etc) over it. If you want your floors to last a long time then floor screeding is the most important factor in any building or renovation task.
FLOOR SCREEDING COMPANIES BALLYMENA
A reputable screeding company in Ballymena will have all the experience and knowledge to help you achieve a perfect floor in whatever size or shape of room you're renovating. They'll be able to advise you about the right kind of screed that your project requires, and the best methods for applying and installing it.
It might be a requirement, based on the proposed use of the area, for a structural engineering survey to conform with building regulations on point loadings, load bearing and flex strength of the screed floor.
The skills and training that a screeding technician brings to your project should guarantee a high quality result and help in prolonging the lifespan of your flooring. The correct mix of screed and the methods used in laying it are also critical to ensure the final durability of your floor.
Before deciding upon a floor screeding specialist from the many based in the Ballymena area, ask to what standard of finish they are basing their quotation, and also ensure that you get two or three price quotes. The quotation might be based on what's called the Surface Regularity, or SR number. Each of the 3 SR levels offer different qualities of finish, with SR1 offering the highest quality, with the lowest amount of deviation over the surface area. This means that you may have to correct any areas that might cause issues when putting down your final flooring material.
British Standards BS8204 lays out the regulations and guidelines that all Ballymena screeding companies is obliged to follow, and if applying specialist screeding solutions, (Flowcrete, Gypsol, Cemfloor etc), they should be certified by the manufacturers as being trained and skilled in their use. This accreditation program demonstrates a company's performance and training in the usage of a manufacturer's screeding merchandise.
Ballymena commercial screeders could be involved in screeding floors in salons, warehouses, shopping centres, schools, hospitals and factories.
TYPES OF SCREED
Standard Screeds - A blend of cement and sand which is good for normal domestic use. This mixture comprises a five to one ratio of sand to cement. After laying a standard flooring screed mixture sets at a rate of just 1mm/day.
Self-Levelling or Liquid Screeds - Used to provide the highest quality of finish, especially where SR1 levels are required, by a cement and latex compound. Typically used to finish off a damaged floor or poor substrate level in order to lay a brand new flooring surface, such as tiling on the top of it. Even with a thickness of 1mm, the latex polymers within the mixture provide a high strength screed for a wide range of uses.
Polymer Screeds - When a reduced thickness of floor is needed because of construction factors, a polymer screed provides a high strength resolution to this problem. The setting times vary in accordance with product guidelines.
Fast Drying and Advanced Drying Screeds - If there is a need to press ahead urgently with the work because of time limitations, this screed dries much faster than standard screeds. The vast majority of the fast or advanced drying screeds are of the fibre reinforced kind and are appropriate for a wide range of projects where the faster drying rate of 3-7mm is a big advantage.
Fibre Reinforced Screed - Used mostly with under floor heating systems and is the suggested option in such projects. This is due to the increased durability and protection against thermal cracking and shrinkage offered by the special fibres within the screed mix. The screed will dry out at a rate of 1mm/day.
Industrial and Heavy Duty Screed - Where traffic levels are expected to be high or heavy loading on the floor is needed, heavy duty screeds deliver maximum strength and durability.
SCREEDING PREPARATION AND INSTALLATION
Preparation is vital for a high quality screed surface that will be hard wearing and durable. The original floor surfaces should be thoroughly cleaned to remove any debris, grease, paint and oil that might adversely affect the adhesion of the screed.
If any cleaning products are used in this process it's important to make certain that no residues of soaps, detergents or other cleaning products are left on the floor surface and it is allowed to dry out naturally. At this stage any cracks should be repaired as these can travel up through a laid screed and be visible in the completed floor surface. An on-site survey will enable the screeding contractor to highlight these preparation areas and finish them before commencing to pour the screeding layer.
A DPM (damp proof membrane) will be applied once the preparation work has been concluded to prevent ground dampness getting into the flooring materials and screed. The DPM is made from thick polythene sheet and various layers may be used to serve as a moisture barrier and air insulating layer for the screeding.
If your house is located in an area where radon is found an additional barrier layer is needed to prevent radon gas from getting through. If radon occurs in large amounts then a complete extraction and ventilation system may be installed beneath the screed which will extract any gases that are seeping in from ground level.
Once these steps have been taken the screeding company will put on a sealer or primer to the prepared floor base. Primers help the bonding process and are special applications specifically designed for the type of screed being applied. Equipment such as airless sprays will usually be used to apply a sealant or primer, which should be done by qualified screeding companies in Ballymena sticking to the manufacturer's guidelines and safety advice.
Under floor heating can now be installed and checked before the screed is poured. Insulation panels will be arranged and the heating pipes and wires will be firmly mounted so there's no movement while the screed is applied. Warmth is spread evenly across a floor area in a properly installed underfloor heating system, and coupled with it being an efficient method of heating, it is an excellent choice for most Ballymena home renovation projects.
Naturally, if you are not installing underfloor heating, you can skip this stage and get on with applying the screeding. Your proposed use of the room will assist the screeding contractor on what kind of screed is right for your needs. After application of the screed there will be a minimum 24 hours (for quick drying and advanced screeds) before you can walk over the surface, and a 72 hours minimum setting period for the laying of any flooring materials. Such time periods will be longer for standard and heavy duty screeds and the manufacture's guidelines should be followed to accomplish the best finish and durability of the floor.
You can assess the SR standard of the completed screed once it is hard enough to walk on. The test involves using a 2 metre straight edge laid on the surface and any deviations from true are calculated.
- SR1 - SR1 is the highest standard and permits just 3mm of disparity from the straight-edge.
- SR2 - SR2 is the classification for standard floors in commercial and industrial projects and can deviate from the straight-edge by as much as five millimetres.
- SR3 - If the deviation around the whole space is 10 millimetres or less the quality of the screeding is specified as SR3 and is suitable for garage and utility areas.
It may also be necessary for a structural engineer to perform a soundness test. The testing will make certain that your new screed is suitable for the load bearing requirements specified in the original site survey. This can include what is known as a drop hammer test which assesses various aspects of the strength and flexibility of the screed. Only qualified structural engineers respecting the BS8204 regulations are allowed to carry out these testing and sign off on the structural integrity of the screeding. (Tags: Floor Screeding Services Ballymena, Floor Screeding Ballymena, Screeding Ballymena, Floor Screed Ballymena).
Floor screeding services are available in Ballymena and also in nearby places like: Antrim, Gracehill, Garvagh, Dunloy, Ballyclare, Maghera, Glenarm, Gaigorm, Cullybackey, Kells, Cloughmills, Toomebridge, Rasharkin, Moorfields, Broughshane, Kilrea, Portglenone, Bellaghy, and in these postcodes BT42 2NB, BT42 2BN, BT42 1DB, BT42 1HL, BT42 1AH, BT42 1DP, BT42 2NN, BT42 2EQ, BT42 1QW, BT42 2LQ. Local Ballymena floor screeders will probably have the telephone code 028 and the postcode BT42.
Screeding Enquiries Northern Ireland
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Floor Screeding Northern Ireland
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Floor Screeding Near Ballymena
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In Herbison Fields, Chichester Park West, Stroma Drive, Montague Avenue, Old Park Drive, Sourhill, Woodcroft Hill, Kew Link, Cullybackey Road, Kintyre Park, Brocklamont Park, Galgorm Crescent, Fort View, Skye Park, Galgorm Court, Rockgrove Brae, Doury Road, Kenvara, Fisherwick Gardens, Prospect, Galgorm Drive, Parkway, Glenarm Court, Park Green, Ballymoney Street, Cambridge Drive, Pinegrove Crescent, The Close, Waring Street, Tullygarley Road, as well as these Ballymena area postcodes: BT42 2NB, BT42 2BN, BT42 1DB, BT42 1HL, BT42 1AH, BT42 1DP, BT42 2NN, BT42 2EQ, BT42 1QW, BT42 2LQ, homeowners have recently needed floor screeding.
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Floor screeding in BT42 area, (dialling code 028).