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Bircotes Screeding & Floor Levelling Services

Floor Screeding Bircotes Nottinghamshire (DN11): With regards to renovating a property or basement, rectifying an uneven or damaged floor, or contemplating underfloor heating installation in your Bircotes home, it is vital to seek the expertise of a professional floor screeder. The primary aim of screeding is to establish a seamless and even surface above a concrete sub-base, establishing a sturdy foundation for your selected flooring material. Through this vital process, a resilient and high-calibre finish is achieved for the entire floor structure, safeguarding its durability and long lifespan. By engaging the services of a floor screeding specialist, you can be confident in achieving a flawless and enduring floor surface that meets your exact requirements.

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It does not matter how small or large the room is that you require to be levelled, a competent screeding specialist in Bircotes will have the necessary expertise, knowledge and equipment to offer you an excellent level of service. They'll be ready to advise you on the correct sort of screed that your project requires, and the best methods for applying and installing it.

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It may be necessary, depending on the intended use of the room, for a survey by a structural engineer to conform to building regulations on flex strength, point loadings and load requirements of the screed floor.

Working with a qualified and highly trained specialist will guarantee you use the proper form of screed for the room's anticipated purpose and get the optimum lifespan out of your floor. There are many kinds of screed and choosing the correct mix and installation process is crucial if you are to create a high quality floor that is long-lasting and fit for purpose.

There are many screeding specialists in and around Bircotes so make sure you get multiple price quotes for your screeding project before picking out a company and know to what standard of finish is it for. For residential properties an estimate will generally be given for an SR (Surface Regularity) level of SR1 or SR2. SR2 and SR3 will be more affordable options, but the floor screeding finish could have errors and deviations, whilst SR1 guarantees a pretty much perfect quality of finish. An SR2 or SR3 standard might mean there will be ridges or flat spots that might cause issues when laying your final flooring materials.

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The regulations and guidelines laid down in the British Standards BS8204 have to be followed by any Bircotes floor screeding contractor and they must also hold accreditation with the manufacturers of specialist screeding materials (Cemfloor, Gypsol, Flowcrete etc.) to substantiate their competence and safe working practices. A company holding accreditations proves they have been trained and assessed in the use of these screeding products and can offer a top notch service in all areas of their installation.

For the screeding of floors in warehouses, schools, factories, shops, hospitals and boutiques, specialist commercial screeders in Bircotes will be required.


Standard Screeds - This is acceptable for everyday domestic usage and comprises a mixture of cement and sand. The ratios involved are 5 parts sand to 1 part cement. The standard screed will dry at a rate of 1mm thickness each day.

Polymer Screeds - When a reduced thickness of floor is needed due to building factors, a polymer screed offers an extremely high strength resolution to this problem. Maker's guidelines for drying times differ across the various product ranges.

Advanced Drying and Fast Drying Screeds - If there is a need to press ahead urgently with the work because of time restraints, these screeds dry much faster than standard screeds. The vast majority of the fast or advanced drying screeds are fibre reinforced and are perfect for a wide variety of projects where the faster drying rate of 3-7mm/day is a big advantage.

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Fibre Reinforced Screed - The expert's choice for domestic use over the top of underfloor heating. The increased strength and flexibility provided by the fibres within this screed mix help protect the resulting floor from cracking and shrinkage due to heat. It dries out at the same rate as a standard screed of 1mm per day.

Liquid or Self-Levelling Screeds - When a high standard of finish is necessary this blend of cement and latex is employed to create SR1 quality floor screeding. Mostly used to finish off a poor substrate level or damaged floor to enable the laying of a new flooring surface, such as tiling over the top of it. They can be as little as 1mm thick, and because of the latex polymers, will still provide high strength.

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


Good preparation is crucial for a quality finished screed surface that will be durable and hard wearing. Any debris, oil, grease and paint on the original floor surface can affect the bonding of the screed, and should be eradicated.

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Any cleaning products which are used in this stage shouldn't leave any residues, and the floor surface must be permitted to dry by itself naturally. If screeding over a cement or stone floor then all cracks should be mended to prevent them from "travelling" through a screed layer and causing deviations on the final surface. An on-site survey will enable your Bircotes screeding installer to identify these preparation areas and finish them before beginning to pour the screeding layer.

To shield the flooring materials and screed layer from moisture rising up through the ground, a DPM (damp proof membrane) must be laid. Different gauges of polythene sheeting may be used as a DPM and also serve as a barrier for the screed and any insulation materials.

An additional airtight barrier might be needed if your home or business premises is in a location that is regarded as prone to radon. This can be as simple as an air-tight membrane, or in more serious instances an extraction and ventilation system will be installed underneath the screed to extract any influx of radon gas from the ground.

As soon as these steps have been taken the screeders will put on a sealer or primer to the prepared base surface. These sealers and primers will guarantee the screed bonds successfully to the floor base and help to produce a top quality finished floor. Due to their special nature, only experienced screeding contractors in Bircotes should be entrusted with using them safely and correctly and using equipment that is made for this task.

Now is the time that under floor heating can be laid out in the correct manner and installed. The under floor heating system will be carefully positioned and firmly attached to insulation panels to stop any movement in the course of the screed pouring process. When skillfully installed an underfloor heating system is an effective way to warm a room and high quality screed retains its heat, producing an even heat right across the floor surface.

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If you aren't putting in underfloor heating the screed can now be prepared on site and laid. Your screeding specialist will have given you guidance and advice on which kind of screed is best for your needs, according to your proposed use of the room area. After the application of the screed there'll be a minimum 24 hours (for quick drying screeds) before you are able to walk on the surface, and a seventy two hour minimum drying period before the laying of any flooring materials. Manufacturer's drying instructions for standard and heavy duty screeds should be observed in order to achieve a quality finish and end up with an even and stable surface.

Once the screeding has hardened it can be quality checked to establish its SR standard. The standard SR test involves the use of a 2 metre straight edge to check for any variations in the screeded surface.

  • SR1 - Over the whole screed area, if there are no disparities of more than 3mm from the straight-edge, then you have a top level SR1 standard surface.
  • SR2 - The standard flooring in industrial and commercial builds is classed as SR2 and has a maximum possible deviation of five millimetres across the whole screeded floor.
  • SR3 - If the deviation is 10mm or less the screed quality is categorised as SR3 and is highly suitable for utility and garage areas.

If you need to check the floor for load bearing, a structural engineer is required to perform the testing. The testing will make sure that your newly laid screeding is viable for the load point requirements laid out in the original site survey. An assessment called the "drop hammer test" is performed on various areas of the screed and the results recorded. The specialist testing and measurement tools required mean this can only be conducted by a competent structural engineer following the British Standards BS8204 guidelines. (Tags: Floor Screeding Services Bircotes, Screeding Bircotes, Floor Screed Bircotes, Floor Screeding Bircotes).

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What Does Screeding Do?

In construction projects, screeding fulfills several vital roles:

  1. Subfloor Corrections.
  2. The Even Distribution of Loads.
  3. Smoothing and Levelling.
  4. Improving Sound and Thermal Insulation.
  5. Surface Protection.
  6. Support for Underfloor Heating Systems.
  7. Structural Integrity and Stability.
  8. Compatibility with Floor Finishes.

In a nutshell, a level, durable and stable floor surface is achieved through the crucial role of screeding. It guarantees a solid foundation for the floor finish, enabling it to maintain its quality and aesthetics and endure the demands of daily use for many years to come.

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The process of removing pre-existing screed from a surface is referred to as screed floor removal. When undertaking floor renovations or upgrades, it is often a necessary step. Specialised techniques and equipment are essential in the removal process to efficiently break up and eliminate the layer of screed. Preparation of the surface for new flooring material or other alterations becomes achievable through this. Professional contractors who are experienced in screed removal ensure the safe and efficient removal of the old screed, enabling a fresh start for the floor, whether it's for changes in design, upgrades or repairs. (33345)

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There is a range of work that can be completed by your local Bircotes floor screeder including floor screeding tools, professional floor levelling services in Bircotes, pumped screeds, granolithic screed, subfloor repair, screed reinforcement, domestic floor screeding, concrete floor moisture testing services, thin bed floor screeding Bircotes, wet room floors, anhydrite screeding Bircotes, floor preparation services, acoustic flooring solutions, latex screeds in Bircotes, external screeding, screed flooring, concrete floor toppings, self-levelling screeding, bonded screed, unbonded screed, concrete pumping, bathroom floors, floor noise dampening, screed pump hire in Bircotes, damp proof membranes, sand and cement screed, lightweight screeding, floor screed aftercare Bircotes, floor restoration, floor screed testing Bircotes, garage floor screeding, final floor finishes, rapid strength screeds in Bircotes, coloured floor screeding Bircotes, concrete screeds, and lots more floor screeding tasks. Listed are just a selection of the duties that are carried out by those installing floor screeding. Bircotes contractors will be happy to inform you of their whole range of services.

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(This screeding Bircotes content was compiled on 18-09-2023)