Floor Screeding Braintree Essex (CM7): When you are upgrading your Braintree property that has damaged or uneven floors, or perhaps converting a basement or cellar to useable living area, a competent floor screeding specialist can offer you a good starting point. Floor screeding provides a smooth, level finish to a basic sub-base floor, and enables you to lay a suitable flooring material, (tiles, carpets, boards etc) on top of it. Floor screeding will provide a durable, quality finish for almost any room.
FLOOR SCREEDING CONTRACTORS BRAINTREE
Whatever size room you are remodeling, a local screeding company in Braintree will provide you with the experience and correct working methods to generate a perfect base for your floor. After analyzing your project they'll give you advice on the perfect choice of screed and which technique for applying it is most suited to your situation.
They'll additionally assess if a structural engineer is necessary to make certain any flex strength, load bearing and point loadings are followed as outlined by the building regulations.
A qualified and skilled work force is necessary for a successful result and will extend your floor's lifespan by using the correct kind of screed for the proposed purpose of your room. There are numerous kinds of screed and selecting the correct mix and installation approach is critical to achieve a high quality floor that is both hard-wearing and fit for purpose.
Before deciding upon a screeding company from any operating in the Braintree area, ask to what standard of finish they are basing their estimate, and also make sure that you get multiple quotations. The quote could be based on what is called the Surface Regularity, or SR number. SR2 and SR3 will be less expensive options, although the finished floor surface may have errors and deviations, whilst SR1 guarantees a perfect finish. An SR2 or SR3 standard could mean there will be flat spots or ridges that may cause problems when installing your final floor surface.
The regulations and guidelines specified in the British Standards BS8204 have to be observed by all Braintree floor screeding companies and they must also hold accreditation with the manufacturers of any specialist screeding materials (Flowcrete, Cemfloor, Gypsol etc.) to verify their competence and safe working practices. A contractor holding accreditation shows that they have been assessed and trained in the use of these products and can provide a high standard of service in all areas of their installation.
Commercial screeders in Braintree will generally undertake larger screeding projects in schools, shopping centres, restaurants, hospitals, factories and warehouses.
TYPES OF SCREED
Standard Screeds - A combination of sand and cement which is ideal for everyday domestic usage. The standard screed is a mixture of 5 parts sand to one of cement. After laying a standard flooring screed mixture sets at a rate of just 1mm/day.
Industrial and Heavy Duty Screed - A screed designed for high load and heavy traffic areas where maximum strength and durability is very important.
Fast Drying and Advanced Drying Screeds - If there's a need to move forward urgently with the work owing to time constraints, this screed dries more speedily than standard flooring screeds. The vast majority of the fast or advanced drying screeds are fibre reinforced and are suitable for a whole host of projects where the swifter drying rate of 3-7mm is an advantage.
Polymer Screeds - When a lower thickness of floor is needed because of building requirements, a polymer screed offers an extremely high strength solution to the problem. Manufacturer's guidelines for drying times differ across the various product ranges.
Liquid or Self-Levelling Screeds - When the highest possible standard of finish is required this mixture of cement and latex is used to produce SR1 quality screeding. Mostly used to finish off a damaged floor or poor substrate level to enable the laying of a brand new flooring surface, such as tiling on top of it. This liquid screed can be laid to a depth of just one millimetre, but will still provide a high strength base for a selection of flooring finishes.
Fibre Reinforced Screed - Mostly used with under floor heating systems and is the recommended option in these projects. The greater strength and flex offered by the fibres within this screed help protect the flooring from cracking and shrinkage due to heat. It sets at the same rate as a standard screed, at about one millimetre per day.
SCREEDING PREPARATION AND INSTALLATION
Screeding companies will have to carefully prepare the area prior to any other work in order to ensure a high quality and hard wearing screed flooring. The existing floor surfaces should be cleaned to eradicate any oil, debris, paint and grease which might affect the adhesion of the screeding.
If any cleaning products were used in this process it is vital to make sure that no residues of soaps or detergents are left on the surface and it's allowed to dry out naturally. At this point cracks should be mended since these can travel up through a newly laid screed and be visible in the completed surface. An on-site survey will allow your Braintree screeding installer to pinpoint these preparation areas and finish them before starting to pour the screeding.
A DPM (damp proof membrane) will be put down once the preparation work has been concluded to prevent ground dampness affecting the screeding and floor materials. There may be 2 or 3 layers of different thickness polythene to act as a barrier between the screed and the insulation layer.
If the area where you live is susceptible to radon gas then one additional barrier is required to prevent the gas from entering via the ground. If radon gas is present in large amounts then a complete extraction and ventilation system might be needed underneath the screed which will extract 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 floor base. A primer assists in the screed to bond successfully to the base and membranes and different types exist according to which kind of screed is being used. Devices such as airless sprays will usually be used to apply a sealant or primer, by professional screeding companies in Braintree following the manufacturer's guidelines and safety advice.
If you are going to be installing under floor heating, this is the time that it will need to be properly laid out and installed. The under floor heating system is laid out in the correct pattern and attached firmly to insulation panels to prevent potential movement during screed application. Under floor heating is one of the most effective ways to heat a room and an expertly installed system should deliver even level of warmth all over the floor.
The screeding can now be mixed and prepared in situ and poured onto the floor surface. Your intended use of the room will help the screeding specialist on what kind of screed is appropriate for your needs. After the application of the screed there is at least 24 hours (for quick drying and advanced screeds) before you are able to walk over the surface, and a 72 hour minimum curing period for the laying of any floor coverings. Manufacturer's drying instructions for heavy duty and standard screeds must be observed in order to achieve a quality finish and end up with an even and stable floor surface.
Once the screed has hardened it can be checked for quality to confirm its SR standard. The test involves using a 2 mtr long straight-edge laid on the surface and any deviations from true are calculated.
- SR1 - SR1 is the highest quality and permits just 3 millimetres of deviation from the straight-edge.
- SR2 - The normal standard flooring in commercial and industrial builds is normally SR2 and has a maximum possible deviation of 5 millimetres across the entire screeded floor.
- SR3 - If the deviation around the room is 10mm or less the screed quality is specified as SR3 and is fine for utility and garage areas.
If your screed floor has been laid with particular load bearing requirements in mind then a structural engineer is going to be necessary to perform these soundness tests. Using specialised equipment the engineer will ascertain the screeded surface strength and its suitability for use in a load bearing environment. The screeding should be subjected to what's known as a "drop hammer test" to assess flexibility and strength at distinct points. Any screed flooring that's got point load requirements must be sanctioned by a qualified structural engineer respecting the British Standards BS8204 guidelines. (Tags: Floor Screeding Services Braintree, Floor Screeding Braintree, Floor Screed Braintree, Screeding Braintree).
Floor screeding services are available in Braintree and also in nearby places like: Cressing, Great Notley, Panfield, Stisted, Halstead, Witham, Bocking, Gosfield, Great Leighs, Bradwell, Shalford, Chelmsford, Finchingfield, Rayne, Silver End, Coggeshall, Great Dunmow, Black Notley, and in these postcodes CM7 0GW, CM7 0HE, CM7 0TN, CM7 1AX, CM7 0TH, CM7 0BQ, CM7 0SB, CM7 0FE, CM7 0HH, CM6 2WW. Local Braintree floor screeders will likely have the telephone dialling code 01376 and the postcode CM7.
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Essex Screeding Enquiries
The latest Essex floor screeding job posts: Mr and Mrs Prince recently enquired about the possibility of screeding the floor of a kitchen in a terraced house in Great Chesterford. Aisha Strong and Ralph Strong recently requested a quotation for screeding the floor of a cellar in Bradwell on Sea, Essex. Merryn Milligan recently requested an estimate for screeding a living room floor in Copford. Mr and Mrs Wilton recently asked for a price quote for screeding a kitchen and lounge floor in a semi-detached house in Waltham Abbey. Hiba Burrows recently asked for a price quote for screeding a garage floor in Theydon Bois, Essex. Mr and Mrs Glynn recently asked for an estimate for screeding the floor of a utility room in Danbury, Essex. Connie and Abdur-Rahman Darcy recently enquired about getting a price for screeding over an old concrete floor in Kelvedon, Essex. Milana and Ronan Dandy recently enquired about the possibility of screeding the floor of a basement in Wyatts Green.
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