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Floor Screeding Barking Essex (IG11): You should contact a floor screeding service in Barking if you have a damaged or uneven floor, are planning to install under floor heating or are renovating a property or cellar. A screed is used to generate a smooth floor surface over a concrete sub-base and give a solid foundation for you final flooring material. Floor screeding provides a durable, quality finish for almost any room.

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A professional screeding specialist in Barking will have all the experience and know-how to help you achieve a perfectly finished floor in whichever size or shape of room you are working on. They'll be able to assess your project and verify the correct sort of screed you require and how best to apply it.

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It might be necessary, according to the proposed use of the space, for a survey by a structural engineer to conform to building regulations on load requirements, point loadings and flex strength of the screed floor.

Bringing in a highly trained and skilled flooring specialist will ensure that you get the appropriate form of screed for the room's allocated purpose and get the optimum lifespan out of your flooring. There are many types of floor screeding and picking the appropriate mix and laying method is critical to achieve a quality floor which is fit for purpose and long-lasting.

Make sure that you get two or three estimates for your Barking floor screeding project and also ask to what standard you are getting each quote. The SR (Surface Regularity) finish is the number to keep your eye on when getting a quote from Barking floor screeding companies. Each of the three SR levels provide different qualities of finish, with SR1 offering the best, with the smallest amount of deviation over the area. This could mean that you may need to rectify any areas that could cause issues when putting down your finished flooring solution.

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British Standards BS8204 sets down the regulations and guidelines that all Barking screeding companies is obliged to follow, and if using specialist screeding solutions, (Cemfloor, Gypsol, Flowcrete etc), they ought to be approved by the manufacturers as being skilled and trained in their use. This accreditation program highlights a contractor's training and ability in the application of a manufacturer's merchandise.

For larger floor screeding projects in shopping centres, boutiques, warehouses, factories, hospitals and schools, specialist commercial screeders in Barking will be required.


Standard Screeds - This is okay for standard residential usage and comprises a mixture of cement and sand. The ratios involved in standard screeds are five parts sand to one part cement. This five to one ratio standard screed will set hard at a rate of one millimetre per day after application.

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

Self-Levelling or Liquid Screeds - When the highest possible standard of finish is necessary this formula of cement and latex is used to achieve SR1 level floor screeding. This self-levelling compound provides a clean and smooth surface over a damaged floor or rough substrate to allow all forms of flooring materials to be laid. The liquid screed can be poured to a thickness of just 1mm, but will still provide a high strength base to take a wide variety of flooring finishes.

Fibre Reinforced Screed - Mostly used with underfloor heating systems and is the favoured option in these projects. The fibres in this screed improve overall strength and durability while also safeguarding against thermal shrinkage and cracking. The screed will dry out at a rate of roughly 1mm/day.

Polymer Screeds - These provide a high level of strength with a minimal thickness. Because of their different chemical compositions, polymer screeds have varying drying times which can be verified by checking manufacturer's guidelines.

Advanced Drying and Fast Drying Screeds - If you have to use the floor ASAP a fast drying screed can be utilised. Most of the fast drying screeds are of the fibre reinforced kind and are perfect for a wide variety of flooring projects where the quicker curing rate of 3-7mm/day is an advantage.


Preparation is vital for a high quality screed surface that will be durable and hard wearing. It is important that any contaminants such as grease, paint, oil or loose debris is eliminated from the base before pouring any screed, since these can affect the bonding process that a quality screed requires.

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If any products were used during this stage it is vital to ensure that no residues of detergents, soaps or other cleaning products are left on the floor surface and it's permitted to dry out naturally. At this point cracks should be mended as these can travel up through a laid screed and be visible in the finished floor surface. A site survey will enable the screeding specialist to pinpoint these preparation areas and finish them before beginning to pour the screeding.

A damp proof membrane (DPM) will be installed once the preparation work has been done to stop ground dampness getting into the flooring materials and screeding. The damp proof membrane is made out of thick polythene sheet and various layers could be used to serve as a moisture barrier and air insulating layer for the screed.

Another air-tight barrier may be needed if your home or business premises is in a location that is known to be prone to radon. If radon gas occurs in severe doses then a full extraction and ventilation system may be installed underneath the screed which will remove any gases that are seeping in from ground level.

The final phase of surface preparation is the painting or spraying of a primer or sealant. These sealers and primers will make certain the screed bonds perfectly to the base and help to produce a high quality finished floor. Equipment such as airless sprays can be used to apply a sealant or primer, which should be done by qualified screeding installers in Barking sticking to the manufacturer's guidelines and safety advice.

If required, this is the time that underfloor heating can be installed and laid out in the correct manner. Insulation panels will be laid out and the cabling and heating pipes will be firmly mounted so that there is no movement whilst the screed is being applied. Warmth will be evenly spread across a floor area in a properly fitted under floor heating system, and along with it being an efficient choice of heating, it is an excellent choice for many Barking home renovation projects.

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Obviously, if you are not putting in under floor heating, you can bypass this stage and apply the screeding. Your screeding specialist will give you advice and guidance on which screed type is appropriate for your needs, according to your intended use of the room area. For quick drying and advanced screeds there'll be at least 24 hours delay before it can be walked over, and a further seventy two hours minimum before you are able to install any flooring materials. This period is increased for heavy duty and standard screeds and the manufacture's guidelines should be followed to the letter to produce the optimal finish and durability of the floor.

You can test the SR level of the finished screeding as soon as it's solidified enough for walking on. The test involves using a two metre long straight-edge laid on the surface and any fluctuations from true are calculated.

  • SR1 - Deviations of three millimetres or less as measured across the whole floor area shows your screeding to be of the highest quality and is classified as SR1.
  • SR2 - If the screeded surface deviates from the straight edge by 5mm or less it is SR2 level and is the normal standard for commercial and industrial projects.
  • SR3 - For utility floors where the finish is comparatively inconsequential SR3 is the standard and should have a maximum deviation measurement of ten millimetres or less.

It may also be necessary for a qualified structural engineer to carry out a soundness test. The testing will make sure that your newly laid screeding is suitable for the load point requirements set down in the site survey. The screed layer should be subjected to what's known as a drop hammer test to determine flexibility and strength at distinct points. The specialist measurement and testing tools mean this can only be performed by a competent structural engineer applying the guidelines of the British Standards BS8204. (Tags: Floor Screed Barking, Screeding Barking, Floor Screeding Barking, Floor Screeding Services Barking).

Floor screeding services are available in Barking and also in: Upton Park, Becontree, Loxford, Bromley by Bow, Upney, Gants Hill, Manor Park, Seven Kings, Redbridge, Leamouth, West Ham, and in these postcodes IG11 0RH, IG11 0SN, IG11 0BD, IG11 0PF, IG1 2JJ, IG11 0BJ, IG11 0RU, IG11 0QE, IG11 0EH, and IG11 0JH. Locally based Barking floor screeders will probably have the postcode IG11 and the dialling code 020. Checking this out will confirm you access locally based floor screeding. Barking homeowners will be able to utilise these and numerous other similar services. By simply clicking on the "Quote" banner you can obtain screeding price quotes from specialists nearby.

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Tools Needed by a Floor Screeding Specialist

  • Float
  • Spade
  • Knee Protection
  • Straight Edge
  • Buckets
  • Floor Profile
  • Dappling Bar
  • Trowel
  • Measure
  • Spirit Level
  • Gloves

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Also find: Upney floor screeding, Manor Park floor screeding, Becontree floor screeding, Redbridge floor screeding, Leamouth floor screeding, Gants Hill floor screeding, Loxford floor screeding, West Ham floor screeding, Seven Kings floor screeding, Bromley by Bow floor screeding, Upton Park floor screeding and more. All these towns and villages are served by contractors who do screeding. Possessing the expertise and knowledge necessary for delivering the best quality flooring solutions, these experienced specialists are well-equipped for this kind of job. Screeding is their speciality, ensuring that the work is executed to the highest standards, whether it’s for commercial or residential properties. Local homeowners can get screeding estimates by going here.

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