Floor Screeding Bishop Auckland

Bishop Auckland Screeding & Floor Levelling Services

Floor Screeding Bishop Auckland County Durham (DL14): If you have a damaged or uneven floor, are renovating a property or basement or are aiming to install underfloor heating, then you'll need to find a specialist floor screeding company to help you. Before you can lay a suitable floor covering, be it carpet, tile or wood, the floor base needs to be as flat as possible; which is why floor screeding is essential. To ensure a durable and quality finish to the entire floor surface, screeding is an important process.

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Supplying the expertise and proper working methods to establish a perfect base for your floor, a screeding specialist in Bishop Auckland can assist you no matter what shape or size of room or area you're renovating. After evaluating your project they will advise you about the optimal choice of screed and which technique for laying it is most suited to your situation.

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It may be a requirement, based on the proposed use of the room, for a structural engineering survey to conform to building regulations on flex strength, point loadings and load requirements of the screed floor.

Working with a highly trained and skilled flooring specialist will guarantee you use the appropriate sort of screed for the room's allocated usage to extend the lifespan of your floor. Selecting the right screeding materials and the best installation technique is crucial if you want a quality and durable finish for your floor surface.

There are several screeding specialists in and around Bishop Auckland so if possible get multiple quotations for your project before picking out a contractor and know to what standard of finish is it for. The quotation might be based on what is called the Surface Regularity, or SR figure. Each of the 3 SR levels provide different qualities of finish, with SR1 being the highest, with the smallest amount of deviation over the area of the floor. Any errors in the screeding may cause issues with laying flooring because of flat spots, indentations, ridges in the floor surface.

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The regulations and guidelines set out in in the British Standards BS8204 have to be followed by any Bishop Auckland floor screeding contractor and they should also be accredited by the manufacturers of any specialist screeding materials (Cemfloor, Flowcrete, Gypsol etc.) to substantiate their competence and safe working practices. This accreditation scheme demonstrates a firm's training and performance in the application of a manufacturer's products.

For larger floor screeding projects in warehouses, schools, restaurants, shops, factories and hospitals, dedicated Bishop Auckland commercial screeders will be required.


Standard Screeds - Widely used in domestic projects where the blend of cement and sand is okay for basic floor traffic usage. 5 parts sand to 1 part cement is the usual mixture for standard screed. This 5 to 1 ratio standard screed will set hard at a rate of 1mm per day after laying.

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

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Polymer Screeds - A high strength solution where a reduced thickness is essential. Polymer screeds are available from a number of screed manufacturers and due to their different chemical compositions have distinct curing times for each product.

Fibre Reinforced Screed - The expert's choice for domestic use on top of under floor heating. The special fibres in this screed improve overall durability and strength while also protecting against thermal cracking and shrinkage. At roughly one millimetre per day, it has a similar drying rate to standard floor screed.

Fast Drying and Advanced Drying Screeds - If there is a need to progress urgently with the flooring on account of time restraints, this screed dries much faster than standard flooring screeds. They are generally a fibre reinforced screed that dries out at a rate of between three and seven millimetres per day and are employed in time critical flooring projects.

Liquid or Self-Levelling Screeds - A latex and cement material which can produce the highest standard of finish to SR1 levels. It is mainly needed to provide a smooth, level floor over the top of a damaged or poor quality substrate and enables all types of flooring materials to be used. Even with a thickness of 1mm, the latex polymers within the mixture provide a high strength screed for a wide range of uses.


Good preparation is vital for a top quality screed surface that will be durable and hard wearing. The original floor surface should be thoroughly cleaned to eliminate any debris, paint, oil and grease that might affect the bond of the screeding.

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Any cleaning chemicals which are used during this phase shouldn't leave any residues, and the floor base must be permitted to dry by itself naturally. At this point any cracks need to be repaired as these can travel up through the laid screed and be reflected in the completed surface. A decent Bishop Auckland screeding company will take note of these issues during a site survey and make certain all preparations are complete before moving on to the next stages of the floor screeding process.

A damp proof membrane (DPM) will be put down once the preparation work has been completed to stop ground dampness affecting the flooring materials and screeding. Different thicknesses of polythene sheeting might be used as a damp proof membrane and also serve as a buffer for the screed and any insulation material.

If your property is located in a place where radon is found a supplementary barrier layer is needed to stop radon gas from getting through. An airtight membrane could be enough in places with low radon emissions, however in more severe cases there might need to be a more complex extraction system to take away any ground penetrating radon.

Once these stages have been completed the screeding company will put on a sealant or primer to the prepared base. A primer assists in the screed to successfully bond to the base and different types exist based upon which type of screed is being applied. Due to their special nature, only qualified screeders in Bishop Auckland are capable of using them correctly, safely and using equipment that is made for the task.

Before the screeding is poured, any underfloor heating (if required) will now set out and installed. Insulation panels will be arranged and the cables and heating pipes will be securely attached so that there is no movement whilst the screed is poured. Underfloor heating is one of the most effective ways to heat a room and a properly installed system should give an even level of warmth in all areas of the floor.

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The screeding can now be prepared on site and poured onto the base surface. Your screeding company will give you guidance and advice on which screed type is suitable for your requirements, in line with your intended use of the room. For quick drying and advanced screeds there'll be at least twenty four hours delay before it is able to be walked over, and a further Three days minimum before you are able to install any flooring materials. If you are looking to end up with a properly finished and hard-wearing floor surface you should stick to the manufacturer's guidelines with regard to heavy duty and standard screeds where the timescale will be increased.

The SR level of your screeding can be checked once it has hardened enough to be walked upon. Using a two metre straight-edge the surface is checked for any ridges, dips and deviations in the surface of the screed.

  • SR1 - Over the whole area, if there are no disparities of more than three millimetres from the straight-edge, then you have a top specification 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 entire floor.
  • SR3 - If the deviation is ten millimetres or less the screeding quality is categorised as SR3 and is highly suitable for garage and utility areas.

If your screed has been installed with particular load bearing requirements in mind then a structural engineer will be needed to perform these soundness tests. The assessment will make sure that your new screed surface is viable for the load point requirements set down in the original site survey. The screed layer will be given what is known as a "drop hammer test" to assess strength and flexibility at various points. Any screeding that's got load bearing requirements must be okayed by a certified structural engineer heeding the BS8204 guidelines. (Tags: Screeding Bishop Auckland, Floor Screeding Bishop Auckland, Floor Screed Bishop Auckland, Floor Screeding Services Bishop Auckland).

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Floor screeding services are available in Bishop Auckland and also in: Binchester Blocks, Middlestone, Escombe, Auckland Park, Toronto, South Church, Woodhouses, Tindale Crescent, Etherley Dene, Coronation, Binchester, and in these postcodes DL14 4FW, DL14 0RY, DL14 6GA, DL14 0RA, DL14 6AU, DL14 6AT, DL14 4FA, DL14 0SY, DL14 6EG, DL14 4FN. Locally based Bishop Auckland floor screeders will most likely have the telephone code 01388 and the postcode DL14. Checking this will confirm you access locally based floor screeding. Bishop Auckland home and business owners are able to benefit from these and numerous other related services.

Granolithic Screeding

Granolithic screeding is a type of floor finishing technique which is used to provide a smooth and level surface for floor tiles, carpets or other flooring products. It is a mixture of cement, sand, and aggregate (such as granite or marble chips) that is applied over a concrete base. The mixture is spread evenly over the surface and levelled using a straight edge to produce a seamless and hard-wearing finish which is durable and long-lasting.

This technique is commonly used in industrial and commercial buildings, high-traffic residential areas, and spaces that require abrasion and chemical resistance. The resulting surface is easy to clean, durable, and provides an ideal base for other flooring materials.

The granolithic screeding process involves preparation of the concrete base, mixing the screed mixture, laying the mixture, and allowing it to cure. Correct application and curing techniques are vital for the strength and longevity of the screed. The screed must be completely cured before any additional flooring materials are installed.... READ MORE.

Latex Screeding

When a level of flexibility is needed in a floor's surface you might find that using a latex self-levelling screeding will be advantageous. Normally coming in two parts, latex floor screeds comprise a cement-based powder, and a liquid latex component. Latex screeds are more flexible and quicker drying than standard screeds, because the water that's normally used is substituted for the liquid latex.

Used for levelling sub-floors, this latex compound creates a surface for the installation of the final floor finish. Appropriate for substrate of wood, sand/cement, quarry tiles, asphalt and concrete, this gives a perfect surface for the application of adhesives which is also smooth and durable. This type of latex floor screed will produce a flexible, crack-free finish, even if there happens to be movement in your sub-floor.

When using a "floating" screed, i.e. when screed is being laid on top of underfloor heating, depths of 50 to 65 millimetres may be necessary, and latex floor screeds are not suitable in this instance. (Tags: Latex Screeds Bishop Auckland, Latex Floor Screed Bishop Auckland, Latex Screeding Bishop Auckland, Latex Screed Bishop Auckland).

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Garden revamps and home refurbishments make us feel better about ourselves and our properties in Bishop Auckland, however, as with almost everything that make us feel great there are certain downsides, and in this instance it's the heaps of waste that are produced. For your screeding, varying amounts of waste will be generated, depending on your individual circumstances, and the scope and scale of your project. If the tradesman you use doesn't take care of the waste removal, and it hasn't been included on your quote, this is something that you are going to have to deal with.

Whether you're left with doing this job yourself, or the tradesperson is dealing with it, a skip will usually be required. If you have never hired a skip before, you might not know that skips come in a multitude of different sizes and volumes. For smaller projects there are skip bags and mini-skips, for bigger home improvements and landscaping work there are midi-skips and builders skips, and for commercial and industrial use or really huge projects, roll-on roll-off skips are the best solution.

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The Tools That Are Required for Screeding Floors

  • Dappling Bar
  • Tape Measure
  • Float
  • Floor Profiler
  • Wheelbarrow
  • Gloves
  • Spade
  • A Long Spirit Level
  • Straight Edge
  • Knee Protectors
  • Trowel

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Floor Screeding Enquiries County Durham

Latest County Durham floor screeding postings: Kara Donnelly in Hunwick, County Durham was trying to find local floor screeding companies nearby. Maisy Kidd and Kane Kidd recently enquired about the possibility of screeding the floor of a kitchen and lounge in a semi-detached house in Urpeth, County Durham. Veronica Steadman from Shotton Colliery was looking for a floor screeding company to lay a flow screed in her property. Daisy-Mae Jeffery recently asked for an estimate for screeding a living room floor in Haswell. Nikhil Reid and Agatha Reid recently enquired about screeding a property extension floor in Eldon Lane. Lukas Mccall in Tow Law asked "is there somebody who does floor screeding near me?". Elise Deacon and Kenneth Deacon recently enquired about screeding the floor of a workshop in Shotton, County Durham. Cayson Wilde and Philippa Wilde recently requested a quotation for screeding a basement floor in Greatham, County Durham. All of these local people conducted a search for "floor screeding County Durham" and discovered this page on Bing, Yahoo or Google.

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There is a wide range of work that can be completed by your local Bishop Auckland floor screeding company including screed testing, floor screeding, acid etching concrete, anhydrite screeds, underfloor heating screeding in Bishop Auckland, waterproof floor screeding, polished screeding, decorative floor screeding Bishop Auckland, floor resurfacing, floor screeding advice, shop floor screeding Bishop Auckland, cheap floor screeding, commercial screeding, concrete screeds, flow screeding, substrate floor preparation, floor insulation, cellar screeding, monolithic floor screeding, screed flooring Bishop Auckland, underfloor heating installation, conservatory floor screeding, rapid strength screeding in Bishop Auckland, floating screed, hospital floor screeding, rapid dry floor screeds Bishop Auckland, professional floor levelling services in Bishop Auckland, external screeding, screed floor removal, latex floor screed, floor renovation, screed kitchen floors, garage floor screeding, bonded screed, liquid screeds, and lots more floor screeding tasks. These are just an example of the tasks that are undertaken by those installing screeding. Bishop Auckland specialists will be happy to tell you about their whole range of services.


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Screeding Services in Bishop Auckland County Durham (01388)
  • Commercial Floor Screeding
  • Underfloor Heating Installations
  • Screeding Services
  • Liquid Screeds
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  • Floor Insulation
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  • Fibre Reinforced Floor Screeding
  • Bathroom Screeding
  • Fast-Dry Screeding
  • Final Floor Finishes
  • Cheap Floor Screeding
  • Domestic Screeding

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(This screeding Bishop Auckland article was compiled on 17-10-2023)