Floor Screeding Bexhill-on-Sea

Bexhill-on-Sea Screeding & Floor Levelling Services

Floor Screeding Bexhill-on-Sea East Sussex (TN39): A floor screeding professional can level an uneven or damaged floor, help to install underfloor heating or help with renovations on your Bexhill-on-Sea home, when needed. Before it is possible to lay a suitable floor covering, be it wood, tile or carpet, the floor surface needs to be as flat as possible; which is why screeding a floor is sometimes essential. The screeding is a crucial procedure to guarantee a durable and quality finish to the whole floor surface.

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It does not matter how large or small the room you require to be levelled, a certified floor screeding contractor in Bexhill-on-Sea will have the essential expertise, knowledge and equipment to provide you with an outstanding standard of service. After analyzing your project they will advise you about the optimal choice of screeding and which method of laying it is most suited to your circumstances.

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A professional screeding company will also tell you if a structural engineer is necessary for your undertaking, to identify flex strength, point loadings and load requirements that your flooring may need to conform with current British Standards and building regulations.

Skilled and qualified tradesmen are essential to a successful result and will extend the life of your floor by making use of the correct sort of screed for your room's allocated purpose. The correct blend of screed and the techniques used in laying it are also important to ensure the ultimate durability of your floor surface.

Ensure you get at least two or three quotes for your Bexhill-on-Sea screeding project and also ask to what standard you're getting each quote. For domestic properties an estimate will normally be given for an SR (Surface Regularity) standard of SR1 or SR2. Each of the three SR levels deliver different qualities of finish, with SR1 offering the highest quality, with the least amount of deviation over the area of the floor. An SR2 or SR3 level might mean there are flat spots or ridges that could cause issues when installing your final flooring surface (tile, carpet, wood etc).

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British Standards BS8204 lays down the guidelines and regulations that all Bexhill-on-Sea screeding installers must follow, and if working with specialist screeding solutions, (Cemfloor, Flowcrete, Gypsol etc), they should be accredited by the manufacturers as being trained and skilled in their use. This accreditation program highlights a company's training and performance in the usage of a manufacturer's merchandise.

Commercial screeders in Bexhill-on-Sea will usually tackle larger screeding projects in pubs, factories, hospitals, shopping centres, warehouses and schools.


Standard Screeds - Widely used in domestic flooring projects where the mix of cement and sand is perfect for regular footfall use. The ratios involved in standard screeds are five parts sand to one part cement. The standard flooring screed dries at a rate of 1mm thickness each day.

Polymer Screeds - These provide a high level of strength with a minimal thickness. Manufacturer's guidelines for curing times vary across the product ranges.

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

Fibre Reinforced Screed - The favoured choice by professional installers for use in combination with underfloor heating systems. The special fibres in this screed mix improve overall strength and durability while also protecting against thermal shrinkage and cracking. The screed will dry out at a rate of roughly 1mm/day.

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Advanced Drying and Fast Drying Screeds - If there is a need to use the area in question as soon as possible a fast drying screed can be employed. They're typically a fibre reinforced type of screed that dries out at a rate of between three and seven millimetres per day and are used in time-sensitive projects.

Liquid or Self-Levelling Screeds - A latex and cement mixture which can achieve the highest standard SR1 finish. This is largely needed to produce a clean, smooth floor over a damaged or poor quality substrate and results in a finish onto which all sorts of flooring materials can be laid. Even with a depth of only one millimetre, the latex polymers within the screed provide a high strength surface for a variety of uses.


To make sure that the screeding is of a high quality finish which is durable and hard wearing, time should be spent on preparing the area before any screeding material is laid. Any grease, oil, debris and paint on the original floor surface can affect the adhesion of the screed, and must be eliminated.

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If cleaning products were used it is crucial to remove any residues of soap or detergent, and leave the surface to dry naturally. At this point cracks need to be mended because these can travel up through your newly laid screed and be reflected in the finished surface. An on-site survey will allow your Bexhill-on-Sea screeding specialist to pinpoint this preparation work and complete it before beginning to lay the screeding.

Before any screeding can be poured a damp proof membrane (DPM) will have to be installed to protect the final flooring and screed from moisture. The DPM is made out of thick polythene sheeting and different layers might be used to act as a moisture barrier and air insulating layer for the screed.

If the area where you live is susceptible to radon then a further barrier is essential to prevent this harmful gas from entering from the ground. This could be as simple as an air-tight membrane, or in more serious situations a ventilation and extraction system will be installed under the screeding to draw out any inflow of radon gas from the ground.

The final stage of the surface preparation process is the spraying or painting of a primer or sealant. Sealers and primers help the bonding process and are specialist applications matched to the type of screed being applied. Due to their specialist nature, only trained screeders in Bexhill-on-Sea are capable of using them correctly, safely and through the use of equipment which is made for the task.

If you're installing under floor heating, this is the time that it will need to be laid out and installed. Insulation panels can be put in place and the heating pipes and cabling will be securely fastened to prevent any movement whilst the screed is being poured. Under floor heating is one of the most efficient ways to heat a room and a professionally installed system will produce even warmth in all areas of the floor.

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Needless to say, if you aren't putting in under floor heating, you can just ignore this step and get on with applying the screed. Your intended use of the room will help your screeding specialist on what form of screed is best for your requirements. After the pouring of the screed there's a minimum 24 hours (for advanced and quick drying screeds) before you are able to walk over the surface, and a 72 hrs minimum drying period before any floor material installations. Manufacturer's drying instructions for standard and heavy duty screeds must be followed in order to achieve a quality finish and provide a stable and even floor surface.

You can evaluate the SR standard of the finished screeding once it's hard enough for walking on. The test involves using a 2 mtr straight edge laid on the surface and any deviations from true are calculated.

  • SR1 - Over the entire screed area, if there are no disparities greater than three millimetres from the straight-edge, then you've got a top level SR1 standard surface.
  • SR2 - SR2 is for standard floors in industrial and commercial projects and can deviate from the straight-edge by as much as 5mm.
  • SR3 - SR3 is basic utility standard where a perfect finish isn't required. This classification allows for a maximium deviation of 10 millimetres.

If you require load bearing checks, a structural engineer is required to perform the tests. This assessment will determine the strength of the screeded surface and its viability for the intended use. An assessment called the drop hammer test is carried out at various areas on the screed and the results documented. Only trained structural engineers applying the British Standards BS8204 regulations are permitted to conduct such tests and sign off on the structural integrity of screed flooring. (Tags: Floor Screeding Bexhill-on-Sea, Floor Screed Bexhill-on-Sea, Screeding Bexhill-on-Sea, Floor Screeding Services Bexhill-on-Sea).

Floor screeding services are available in Bexhill-on-Sea and also nearby in: Ninfield, Magham Down, Lunsford's Cross, Hankham, Little Common, Catsfield, Herstmonceux, Hooe, Telham, Wartling, Cooden, Crowhurst, Pevensey, Windmill Hill, Pevensey Bay, and in these postcodes TN39 3AL, TN39 3AN, TN39 3JA, TN39 3BD, TN39 3FN, TN39 3PW, TN39 3PZ, TN39 3FA, TN39 3JX, and TN39 3DR. Locally based Bexhill-on-Sea floor screeders will probably have the postcode TN39 and the dialling code 01424. Checking this out should ensure you access locally based floor screeding. Bexhill-on-Sea home and business owners are able to benefit from these and countless other similar services. Click the "Quote" banner to obtain floor screeding quotes.

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When a floor's surface needs a certain degree of flexibility, it might be wise to use a latex self-levelling floor screed. Latex floor screeds come in two parts - a bag and a bottle - with a bottle that contains liquid latex, and a bag that contains a cement based smoothing compound. Latex screeds are more flexible and quicker drying than other types of screed, since the water that's normally used is exchanged for the liquid latex.

This latex product is used for levelling-out subfloors in advance of the laying of your chosen decorative surface. Providing a smooth, resilient surface that's perfect for the application of adhesives, this is is suitable for use on subfloors of asphalt, sand/cement, quarry tiles, concrete and wood. If your sub-floor has any movement in it, this latex floor screed will provide a flexible, crack-free finish, upon which your chosen floor coverings can sit.

When a screed is being laid on the top of a membrane of either thermal or acoustic insulation (i.e. a "floating" screed), latex screeds aren't appropriate, because in such cases (usually when screeding over underfloor heating), you'll probably require a screed thickness of 50-75mm.

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Tools Required by a Floor Screeding Specialist

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

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Also find: Wartling floor screeding, Herstmonceux floor screeding, Cooden floor screeding, Catsfield floor screeding, Pevensey floor screeding, Hankham floor screeding, Little Common floor screeding, Magham Down floor screeding, Windmill Hill floor screeding, Ninfield floor screeding, Lunsford's Cross floor screeding, Hooe floor screeding, Pevensey Bay floor screeding, Telham floor screeding, Crowhurst floor screeding and more. Most of these towns and areas are catered for by firms who do screeding. These seasoned specialists, by virtue of their expertise and know-how, are capable of delivering high-quality flooring solutions. Whether it's for commercial or domestic properties, they are well-versed in the art of screeding, ensuring that the task is executed to the highest standards. By clicking here, local homeowners can get screeding quotes.

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(This screeding Bexhill-on-Sea article was compiled on 22-05-2024)