Floor Screeding Barnet Greater London (EN4): When you are upgrading your Barnet home that has damaged or uneven floors, or maybe converting a basement or cellar into a functional living area, a competent floor screeding company can provide you with a firm starting point. A screed is used to create a smooth floor surface on top of a rough concrete sub-base and provide a firm base for your choice of top flooring material. Floor screeding can provide a durable, quality finish for almost any room.
FLOOR SCREEDING CONTRACTORS BARNET
Whatever size room you're remodeling, a floor screeding contractor in Barnet can provide you with the experience and proper working methods to generate a perfect base for your floor. After analyzing your project they will advise you about the optimal choice of screed and which strategy for laying it is most appropriate for your circumstances.
They'll additionally assess if a structural engineer is necessary to make sure any point loadings, flex strength and load requirements are met as laid down in building and construction regulations.
Working with a skilled and highly trained flooring specialist will ensure that you use the proper form of screed for the room's allocated usage and get the optimum lifespan out of the resulting floor. A correct mix of screed and the methods used in laying it are also critical to guarantee the final intergrity of your floor surface.
There are many screeding contractors in and around Barnet so try to get multiple estimates for your project before choosing a contractor and know to what standard of finish it's for. The Surface Regularity (SR) finish is the number to keep your eye on when getting a quote from your Barnet screeding contractor. SR2 and SR3 could be more affordable options, however the finished floor surface may have deviations and errors, whilst SR1 guarantees a pretty much perfect finish. Any error in the screeding (as might occur with SR2 or SR3) can cause problems in laying flooring due to indentations, flat spots, ridges in the surface.
British Standards BS8204 sets down the regulations and guidelines that all Barnet screeding companies must follow, and if using specialist screeding solutions, (Gypsol, Flowcrete, Cemfloor etc), they ought to be approved by the manufacturers as being skilled and trained in their use. A company holding such accreditations demonstrates that they've been assessed and trained in using these screeding products and can offer a high quality standard in all aspects of their installation.
Barnet commercial screeders will be involved in the screeding of floors in boutiques, schools, hospitals, factories, shopping centres and warehouses.
TYPES OF SCREED
Standard Screeds - This is okay for regular domestic usage and comprises a mix of sand and cement. Five parts sand to one part cement is the normal mixture for standard screed. Once it has been laid this 5:1 ratio dries at a rate of one millimetre per day.
Industrial and Heavy Duty Screed - Developed for maximum strength and durability in areas where traffic is expected to be high or heavy loading on the floor is necessary.
Self-Levelling or Liquid Screeds - When a high standard of finish is necessary this mixture of cement and latex is used to create SR1 quality screeding. This self-levelling compound provides a smooth and clean surface over a rough substrate or damaged floor to enable all flooring materials to be laid. This liquid screed can be laid to a depth of only 1mm, but will still provide a high strength base for a selection of flooring materials.
Advanced Drying and Fast Drying Screeds - If you have to use the area as quickly as possible a fast drying screed may be used. These are generally a fibre reinforced kind of screed that dries out at a rate of between 3-7mm/day per day and are used in time dependent flooring projects.
Polymer Screeds - When a reduced thickness of floor is needed due to construction requirements, a polymer screed provides a high strength solution to the situation. Manufacturer's guidelines for drying times differ across the various product ranges.
Fibre Reinforced Screed - The expert's choice for residential use on top of under floor heating. The fibres in this screed mix improve overall durability and strength whilst also protecting against thermal cracking and shrinkage. At about 1mm per day, it has the same setting rate to standard floor screed.
SCREEDING PREPARATION AND INSTALLATION
Screeding installers will need to carefully prepare all areas prior to any other work in order to ensure a high quality and hard wearing screed flooring. Any debris, oil, grease and paint on the original floor level can affect the bonding of the screed, and should be eliminated.
If any cleaning products were used in this process it is important to ensure that no residues of detergents, soaps or other cleaning products are left on the floor surface and it is allowed to dry out naturally. If screeding over a stone or cement floor then all cracks should be repaired to stop them from "travelling" up through the screed layer and causing deviations on the final surface. A genuine Barnet screeding company will pick up on such aspects during the site survey and make sure that all preparations are completed before applying the next stages of the screeding process.
To protect the screeding layer and flooring materials from moisture rising up through the ground, a damp proof membrane (DPM) must be installed. There could be two or three layers of varying thickness polythene to act as barriers between the screed and the insulation layer.
If your house is located in an area where radon gas is present an additional barrier layer is essential to prevent radon gas from entering. A simple airtight membrane may be suitable in locations with relatively low emissions of radon, however in more serious cases there may have to be a more complicated ventilation and extraction system to block any ground penetrating radon.
Once these steps have been taken the screeding company will apply a sealer or primer to the prepared base surface. A primer assists in the screed to bond successfully to the base and membranes and different varieties exist based upon which type of screed is being used. Because of their specialist nature, only certified screeding specialists in Barnet should be entrusted with using them correctly, safely and using bespoke equipment for this task.
If you are going to be installing underfloor heating, this is the time that it will need to be properly laid out and installed. The under floor heating system is laid out in the correct pattern and secured firmly to insulation panels to avoid any movement in the course of the screed pouring process. When skillfully installed an under floor heating system is an effective way to warm up a room and decent quality screed will retain its heat, producing an even level of warmth across the floor.
The screed can now be prepared on site and poured onto the floor surface. The specific requirements of the room will determine the form of screeding used. After application of the screed there will be at least twenty four hours (for quick drying screeds) before you are able to walk over the surface, and a 72 hour minimum drying time for the laying of any flooring materials. If you are using standard or heavy duty screeds the drying time is increased and you must follow the manufacturer's guidelines in order to get the best finish to your floor.
Once the screeding has hardened it can be quality checked to establish its SR standard. The standard SR test uses a two metre long straight-edge to check for any fluctuations in the floor surface.
- SR1 - Disparities of three millimetres or less being measured over the whole floor area shows your screed to be of the best quality and is categorised as SR1.
- SR2 - SR2 is for normal standard floors in industrial and commercial projects and can deviate from the straight-edge by as much as five millimetres.
- SR3 - SR3 is basic utility standard where a perfect finish is not required. This classification allows for a maximium deviation depth of 10mm.
If you require load bearing checks, a structural engineer is necessary to perform the testing. This test will determine the overall strength of the screeded surface and its suitability for the intended use. The screeding should be subjected to a "drop hammer test" to assess strength and flexibility at specific points. The precise measurement and testing tools involved mean that this can only be undertaken by a qualified structural engineer applying the BS8204 guidelines. (Tags: Screeding Barnet, Floor Screeding Barnet, Floor Screed Barnet, Floor Screeding Services Barnet).
Floor screeding services are available in Barnet and also nearby in: Kitts End, Highwood Hill, Enfield, Potters Bar, Borehamwood, Hadley Wood, High Barnet, Cockfosters, Oakwood, Radlett, Dancers Hill, Arkley, Edgeware, Shenley, Palmers Green, Underhill, and in these postcodes EN4 8NU, EN4 8LX, EN4 8AR, EN4 0NY, EN4 8FH, EN4 8BB, EN4 0QX, EN4 8QL, EN4 8EU, EN4 8LU. Locally based Barnet floor screeders will probably have the postcode EN4 and the phone code 020. Click on the "quote" banner to get specifics of screeding services in your location.
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Floor Screeding Tools
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- Floor Profiler
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Screeding Enquiries Greater London
Current Greater London floor screeding postings: Stanislaw Ireland and Agatha Ireland recently enquired about screeding a utility room floor in a semi-detached house in St Pauls Cray, Greater London. Ivor and Inara Burnett recently requested an estimate for screeding the floor of a workshop in Walthamstow. Marco and Callie Button recently asked for a quote for screeding a basement floor in Falconwood, Greater London. Asher Malley and Eleanor Malley recently enquired about getting a price for screeding the floor of a garage in Preston. Saxon Coffey and Elisabeth Coffey recently enquired about screeding the floor of a cellar in Berrylands. Alicja Forsyth recently requested a price quote for screeding over an old concrete floor in Frognal. Troy Kay and Everly Kay recently enquired about screeding a floor and installing underfloor heating in Twickenham, Greater London. Mr and Mrs Hobson recently enquired about screeding a kitchen floor in a bungalow in Peckham.
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Floor screeding has recently been required in the following Barnet areas - Station Parade, Crescent East, Capel Road, Somercoates Close, Alston Works, Dale View, Dollis Valley Way, St Ronans Close, Albemarle Road, Brookside, Church Passage, Sussex Way, Churchmead Close, The Hollies, Cattley Close, Broadgates Avenue, Belmont Avenue, Salisbury Road, Brent Place, Temple Parade, Corbar Close, Duncan Close, Chartridge Close, Dinsdale Gardens, Dancers Hill, Stuart Road, The Drive, Daneland, Shelford Road, as well as the following local Barnet postcodes: EN4 8NU, EN4 8LX, EN4 8AR, EN4 0NY, EN4 8FH, EN4 8BB, EN4 0QX, EN4 8QL, EN4 8EU, EN4 8LU.
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