Floor Screeding Bishop Auckland County Durham (DL14): A floor screeding professional can level a damaged or uneven floor, assist with renovations or help to install underfloor heating on your Bishop Auckland home or business premises, when needed. Floor screeding provides a smooth, level finish to a rough sub-base, and allows you to lay your final layer of flooring material, (carpets, boards, tiles etc) over it. The screed is a vital process to guarantee a high quality and durable finish to the whole floor surface.
FLOOR SCREEDING CONTRACTORS BISHOP AUCKLAND
It does not matter how big or small the area you require to be levelled, a professional floor screeding contractor in Bishop Auckland will have the essential skills, know-how and equipment to provide you with a superb standard of service. They'll be able to advise you on the right sort of screed your project requires, and the best methods for applying and installing it.
A professional screeding company will also notify you if a structural engineer is needed for your project, to evaluate flex strength, point loadings and load bearing that your flooring may require to conform with current building regulations and British Standards.
The skills and training that a qualified screeding specialist brings to your project will guarantee a successful outcome and help to extend the lifetime of your floor. There are many types of floor screed and choosing the appropriate mix and laying process is critical to create a high quality floor that is hard-wearing and fit for purpose.
Before deciding on a screeding contractor from the many operating in the Bishop Auckland area, ask to what standard of finish they're basing their estimate, and also ensure you get multiple price quotes. The estimate may be based on what is known as the Surface Regularity, or SR number. SR2 and SR3 might be cheaper options, however the finished floor surface could have deviations and errors, whilst SR1 guarantees a perfect finish. This means that you may need to rectify any patches that could cause problems when laying your final flooring material.
Every Bishop Auckland screeding company must follow British Standards (BS8204) and ought to have some form of accreditation from screeding material and equipment manufacturers, for instance Gypsol, Flowcrete, Cemfloor. The training and testing of a floor screeding contractor by such manufacturers is emphasised by the use of this accreditation scheme, and guarantees reliability and safe working practices on any flooring project involving their materials.
Commercial screeders in Bishop Auckland will generally tackle larger screeding projects in boutiques, warehouses, schools, shopping centres, hospitals and factories.
TYPES OF SCREED
Standard Screeds - This is perfect for standard domestic usage and is a mix of cement and sand. This mix comprises a 5:1 ratio of sand to cement. After being laid a standard screed sets at a rate of 1mm/day.
Industrial and Heavy Duty Screed - Where levels of traffic are high or heavy loading of the floor is required, heavy duty screeds deliver maximum strength and durability.
Fast Drying and Advanced Drying Screeds - If there is a need to move forward urgently with the work because of time limitations, these screeds dry much quicker than standard screeds. Drying out at a rate of 3-7mm/day, subject to the mixture, they are usually a fibre reinforced type of screed and are great for projects which have tight schedules.
Polymer Screeds - A high strength flooring solution where a reduced thickness is necessary. Polymer screeds are made by a number of manufacturers and on account of their varying 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 improved flexibility and strength offered by the fibres in this screed help protect the resulting floor from thermal shrinkage and cracking. It sets at the same rate as a standard screed of 1mm per day.
Liquid or Self-Levelling Screeds - A latex and cement formula which can achieve the highest standard SR1 finish. Largely used to finalise a poor substrate level or damaged floor in order to lay a brand new flooring surface, such as tiling over the top of it. These can be as little as one millimetre thick, and thanks to the latex polymers, will still provide high strength.
SCREEDING PREPARATION AND INSTALLATION
Good preparation is crucial for a top quality screed surface that will be hard wearing and durable. Any debris, paint, grease and oil on the existing floor surface can affect the bonding of the screed, and must be eradicated.
Any cleansing chemicals that are used during this process should leave no residues, and the floor base must be permitted to dry by itself naturally. It is necessary to mend any crevices or cracks in the base to prevent them being visible and "travelling" up into your newly screeded floor. A reputable Bishop Auckland screeding specialist will pick up on these problems during a site survey and ensure that all preparations are complete before pressing on with the next steps in the screeding process.
To protect the flooring materials and screeding layer from dampness rising up from the ground, a damp proof membrane (DPM) must be installed. The damp proof membrane is made from thick polythene and different layers may be used to act as a moisture barrier and air insulating layer for the screed.
If the area is at risk from radon then one additional barrier is essential to prevent this harmful gas from entering via the ground. If radon is present in severe doses then a full extraction and ventilation system may be installed under the layer of screed which will remove any gases that are seeping in from ground level.
Once these stages have been completed the screeding company will apply a primer or sealant to the prepared base. These primers and sealers will ensure that the screed bonds properly to the base surface and help achieve a top quality finished floor. These materials need qualified tradesmen to apply them in the correct proportions by using bespoke equipment, such as airless sprays.
This is the time that under floor heating can be installed and laid out in the correct way. The under floor heating system is laid out in the correct pattern and secured firmly to insulation panels to avoid potential movement in the course of the screed pouring. Warmth will be evenly spread across the floor in a professionally installed underfloor heating system, and with it being an effective choice of heating, it's a good choice for the majority of Bishop Auckland renovation projects.
If you're not installing underfloor heating the screed will now be prepared on site and laid. Your use of the room will help your screeding company on what form of screed is appropriate for your requirements. Be aware that even advanced and quick drying screeds have a minimum of 24 hours before you are able to walk on any laid surfaces and at least seventy two hours before any flooring materials can be laid. Such time periods will be longer for heavy duty and standard screeds and the manufacture's guidelines must be followed to the letter to accomplish the best finish and durability of the floor.
The SR standard of your screed can be ascertained once it has hardened enough to be walked on. Using a 2 mtr straight-edge the surface is examined for any dips, deviations and ridges in the surface of the screed.
- SR1 - Deviations of 3mm or less being measured over the entire floor area shows your screeding to be of the best quality and is classed as SR1.
- SR2 - SR2 is for normal standard commercial and industrial floors and can deviate from the straight-edge by as much as 5mm.
- SR3 - SR3 is basic utility standard where a quality finish is not required. This specification allows for a maximium deviation of 10 millimetres.
If you need load bearing checks, a qualified structural engineer is necessary to perform the tests. This assessment will determine the overall strength of the screed surface and the suitability for its proposed use. An assessment called the drop hammer test will be carried out on various areas of the screed layer and the outcomes noted. Only experienced structural engineers respecting the British Standards BS8204 regulations are allowed to conduct these tests and sign off on the structural safety of screed flooring. (Tags: Floor Screed Bishop Auckland, Floor Screeding Services Bishop Auckland, Screeding Bishop Auckland, Floor Screeding Bishop Auckland).
Floor screeding services are available in Bishop Auckland and also in: Binchester, Auckland Park, Tindale Crescent, Etherley Dene, Coundon Gate, Escombe, Middlestone, Shildon, Coronation, South Church, Coundon, Toronto, Woodhouses, Binchester Blocks, and in these postcodes DL14 0RZ, DL14 0QY, DL14 6GA, DL13 1YY, DL14 4BN, DL14 6BB, DL14 0JP, DL14 6AB, DL14 4FF, DL14 6HD. Locally based Bishop Auckland floor screeders will likely have the telephone code 01388 and the postcode DL14.
County Durham Screeding Enquiries
Recently posted County Durham floor screeding requirements: Jasmine Burns and Toby Burns recently asked for an estimate for screeding a floor and installing underfloor heating in Urpeth, County Durham. Mr and Mrs Downs recently enquired about getting a price for screeding a utility room floor in a terraced house in Seaham, County Durham. Daisy Emerson and Archer Emerson recently requested an estimate for screeding the floor of a living room in a detached house in Quarrington. Carlos Rouse recently requested an estimate for screeding the floor of a kitchen and lounge in Trimdon Grange, County Durham. Gracie-Mae Friend and Adil Friend recently asked for an estimate for screeding the floor of an extension in Shotton. Mr and Mrs Street recently enquired about screeding the floor of a garage in a bungalow in Chilton, County Durham. Iman Collier recently enquired about the possibility of screeding a workshop floor in Ebchester. Mr and Mrs Simmons recently enquired about the possibility of screeding the entire ground floor of a family house in Haswell.
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Around Bishop Auckland
Households in South Church Road, Compton Grove, St. Andrews Crest, Orchard Court, Arthur Terrace, Worcester Place, Shawbrow View, St. Cuthberts Walk, Balmoral Grove, Southcliffe, Hillbeck Street, Coney Avenue, Chatsworth Avenue, Lowther Road, Barnard Avenue, Van Mildert Close, St. Wilfrids Walk, Bowes Grove, Vart Road, Fore Bondgate, Farm Close, Grey Street, Rutland Avenue, Archer Avenue, Cheshire Place, Bob Hardisty Drive, Regent Street, Dent Street, The Clarence, Middlehope Grove, have needed floor screeding just recently. Screeding work was also done in these local Bishop Auckland postcodes: DL14 0RZ, DL14 0QY, DL14 6GA, DL13 1YY, DL14 4BN, DL14 6BB, DL14 0JP, DL14 6AB, DL14 4FF, DL14 6HD.
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