Floor Screeding Barrow-in-Furness Cumbria (LA14): A professional floor screeding company can level a damaged or uneven floor, help to install underfloor heating or assist with renovations on your Barrow-in-Furness home, when needed. A screed is used to create a smooth floor on top of a concrete sub-base and provide a good foundation for your choice of top flooring material. If you would like your floors to last then a floor screed is the most important factor in any renovation or building task.
FLOOR SCREEDING CONTRACTORS BARROW-IN-FURNESS
Whatever shape or size of room you're renovating, a screeding specialist in Barrow-in-Furness will be able to provide you with the experience and proper working practices to establish a perfect base for your floor. They'll assess the project and ascertain the correct kind of screed you require and the best technique for applying it.
They'll in addition assess if a structural engineer is required to ensure that any flex strength, load requirements and point loadings are followed in accordance with building and construction regulations.
Working with a skilled and qualified specialist will guarantee that you get the correct sort of screed for the room's allocated purpose to extend the lifetime of your floor. The correct mixture of screed and the way it is laid is also critical to ensure the ultimate durability of your floor surface.
There are numerous screeding contractors in the Barrow-in-Furness area so make sure you get multiple quotations for your floor screeding project before picking a contractor and know to what standard of finish is it for. For residential homes an estimate will normally be given for an SR (Surface Regularity) calculation of SR1 or SR2. SR2 and SR3 could be less expensive options, however the finished floor surface may have errors and deviations, whilst SR1 guarantees a pretty much perfect quality of finish. Any errors or imperfections in the screeding (as might arise with SR2 or SR3) may cause problems in laying flooring owing to flat spots, ridges, indentations in the floor surface.
British Standards BS8204 lays down the regulations and guidelines that all Barrow-in-Furness screeding installers are required to follow, and if working with specialist screeding solutions, (Gypsol, Flowcrete, Cemfloor etc), they ought to be accredited by the manufacturers as being skilled and trained in their use. This accreditation program demonstrates a firm's high quality performance and training in the use of a manufacturer's merchandise.
For the screeding of floors in hospitals, hotels, factories, warehouses, schools and shopping centres, specialist commercial screeders in Barrow-in-Furness will be needed.
TYPES OF SCREED
Standard Screeds - This is perfect for basic domestic usage and is a combination of cement and sand. The ratios involved in standard screeds are 5 parts sand to 1 part cement. The standard screed will dry at a rate of one millimetre thickness each day.
Advanced Drying and Fast Drying Screeds - If there's a need to use the area at the earliest opportunity a fast drying screed can be utilised. These are normally a fibre reinforced type of screed that dries out at a rate of between 3-7mm per day and are employed in time dependent projects.
Polymer Screeds - Provides a high level of strength with a minimal thickness. Polymer screeds are made by many manufacturers and owing to their different chemical compositions have specific curing times for each individual product.
Fibre Reinforced Screed - The preferred option where under floor heating is being installed in residential homes in Barrow-in-Furness. This is due to the increased strength and protection against thermal cracking and shrinkage offered by the fibres within the screed mix. It dries out at an identical rate to a standard screed of one millimetre per day.
Liquid or Self-Levelling Screeds - When the highest possible standard of finish is necessary this mix of of latex and cement is used to produce SR1 level screeding. Primarily used to finalise a poor substrate level or damaged floor so as to lay a new flooring surface, like tiling on top of it. Even with a thickness of only one millimetre, the latex polymers within the mixture provide a high strength screed for a wide range of uses.
Industrial and Heavy Duty Screed - Made for maximum strength and durability in places where traffic is high or specific loading of the floor is required.
SCREEDING PREPARATION AND INSTALLATION
To enable the screeding to be of a high quality finish that's hard wearing and durable, time must be devoted to carefully preparing the area prior to any screed being poured. It's important that all contaminants such as grease, oil, debris or paint is removed from the base before laying any screed, as these can affect the adhesion capability that a good quality floor screed needs.
If any products were used during this stage it's crucial to ensure that no residues of soaps or detergents are left on the floor surface and it is allowed to dry out naturally. It is essential to repair any cracks or crevices in the base to avoid them being reflected and "travelling" up into your newly screeded floor. A skilled Barrow-in-Furness screeding company will pick up on such aspects during the on-site survey and make certain all preparations are completed before pressing on with the next stages of the floor screeding process.
Before any screeding can be poured a damp proof membrane (DPM) will have to be put down to protect the final flooring and screed from moisture damage. There might be two or three layers of varying thicknesses of polythene to act as a barrier between the insulation layer and screed.
If your property is situated in an area where radon is found an extra barrier layer is required to stop radon gas from seeping through. A simple airtight membrane could be sufficient in places with relatively low emissions of radon, however in more extreme situations there may need to be a more complex extraction and ventilation system to take away any ground penetrating radon.
As soon as these stages have been completed the screeders will apply a sealer or primer to the prepared base surface. A primer helps with the screed to bond successfully to the base and membranes and different varieties exist according to which kind of screed is being applied. Equipment such as airless sprays can be used to apply a sealant or primer, by qualified screeding companies in Barrow-in-Furness following the manufacturer's guidelines and safety advice.
Now is the time that under floor heating can be installed and laid out in the correct way. The underfloor heating system is laid out in the correct pattern and secured firmly to insulation panels to prevent potential movement during screed pouring. Warmth will be spread evenly across the floor in a skillfully fitted underfloor heating system, and coupled with it being an efficient method of heating, it is a great choice for the majority of Barrow-in-Furness home renovation projects.
If you are not installing under floor heating the screed will now be mixed and prepared on site and poured. Your screeding specialist will give you advice on which screed type is appropriate for your requirements, in line with your proposed use of the room area. Be aware that even advanced and quick drying screeds have a minimum of twenty four hours before you are able to walk over any laid surface and at least seventy two hours before any flooring materials can be laid. Manufacturer's drying guidelines for heavy duty and standard screeds must be observed in order to achieve a quality finish and provide a stable and even surface.
As soon as the screed has hardened it can be checked for quality to verify the SR standard. The test involves using a 2m long straight-edge laid on the surface and any deviations from true are calculated.
- SR1 - Over the whole screed area, if there are no deviations greater than three millimetres from the straight-edge, then you've got a top quality SR1 standard surface.
- SR2 - SR2 is for normal standard floors in industrial and commercial projects and can deviate from the straight-edge by up to 5mm.
- SR3 - If the deviation around the room is 10 millimetres or less the quality of the screeding is classed as SR3 and is the standard required for garage and utility areas.
If your screed has been installed with particular load bearing requirements in mind then a qualified structural engineer is going to be necessary to perform these soundness tests. Using specialist equipment the engineer will assess the screed strength and its suitability for use in a load bearing setting. The screed will be given a "drop hammer test" to assess strength and flexibility in different areas. The precise testing and measurement tools involved mean this can only be undertaken by a trained structural engineer respecting the guidelines of BS8204. (Tags: Floor Screed Barrow-in-Furness, Screeding Barrow-in-Furness, Floor Screeding Barrow-in-Furness, Floor Screeding Services Barrow-in-Furness).
Floor screeding services are available in Barrow-in-Furness and also in nearby places like: Great Urswick, Swarthmoor, North Scale, Isle of Walney, Marton, Furness Abbey, Vickerstown, Biggar, Hawcoat, South End, Walney, Lindal in Furness, Roose, Askam-in-Furness, and in these postcodes LA13 0AS, LA13 0EN, LA13 9BE, LA13 0BS, LA13 9HF, LA13 0BY, LA13 9DJ, LA13 9AP, LA13 0BZ, LA13 0SZ. Locally based Barrow-in-Furness floor screeders will most likely have the postcode LA14 and the phone code 01229. Click on the "quote" form or banner to get info on screeding services in your location.
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Some Barrow-in-Furness areas and roads where screeding work has recently been done - Aberdare Street, Tamar Gardens, Brook Street, Thorncliffe Road, Avon Street, Canterbury Terrace, Byron Street, Seatoller Place, Biggar Village, Cornwallis Street, Threlkeld Gardens, Azalea Walk, Severn Road, Biggar Garth, Athens Drive, Beverley Avenue, Croslands Park Road, Church Street, Darent Avenue, Ainslie Street, Clovelly Terrace, Strathmore Avenue, Tyne Road, Carmelite Way, Cocken Crescent, Bermuda Crescent, St Andrews Street, Craven Park Court, Troutbeck Gardens, as well as these local Barrow-in-Furness postcodes: LA13 0AS, LA13 0EN, LA13 9BE, LA13 0BS, LA13 9HF, LA13 0BY, LA13 9DJ, LA13 9AP, LA13 0BZ, LA13 0SZ.
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