Floor Screeding Bredbury

Bredbury Screeding & Floor Levelling Services

Floor Screeding Bredbury Greater Manchester (SK6): When faced with property or basement renovation, the challenge of an uneven or damaged floor, or the consideration of underfloor heating installation in your Bredbury home, it is vital to seek the guidance of an experienced floor screeding specialist. Screeding is a way of creating a smooth, level surface over a concrete subfloor, which can then be used to support your chosen flooring material. By undertaking this crucial process, a robust and superior finish is assured for the entire floor structure, guaranteeing durability and longevity. When you employ the services of a floor screeding specialist, you can rest assured that you will achieve a flawless and durable floor surface that perfectly aligns with your particular requirements.

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It matters not how big or small the area you need to be levelled, a trustworthy floor screeding contractor in Bredbury will have the essential equipment, know-how and expertise to offer you an excellent standard of service. Once your flooring project has been properly evaluated, they will be in a position to inform you of the right sort of screed needed for your project, and the best methods for applying and installing it.

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

The training and skills that a certified screeding technician brings to your project should guarantee a high quality end result and help to lengthen the life of your flooring. Selecting the appropriate screeding materials and the best installation technique is critical if you want to finish up with a quality and durable finish for your floor.

Ensure that you get two or three estimates for your Bredbury floor screeding project and also ask to what standard you are getting each quote. The estimate might be based on what's called the SR, or Surface Regularity number. SR2 and SR3 will be more affordable options, although the finished floor surface could have deviations and errors, whilst SR1 guarantees a pretty much perfect quality of finish. This could mean that you may have to rectify any areas that may cause problems when putting down your finished flooring solution.

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British Standards BS8204 lays down the guidelines and regulations that all Bredbury screeding companies is obliged to follow, and if using specialist screeding solutions, (Gypsol, Flowcrete, Cemfloor etc), they should be accredited by the manufacturers as being skilled and trained in their use. A contractor holding accreditation proves that they've been trained and assessed in using these products and can offer a high standard of service in all areas of their installation.

For larger screeding projects in hospitals, shops, factories, pubs, schools and warehouses, skilled commercial screeders in Bredbury will be needed.

TYPES OF SCREED

Standard Screeds - A mix of sand and cement which is ideal for standard residential usage. The standard screed is a mix of 5 parts sand to 1 of cement. The standard screed dries at a rate of one millimetre thickness per day.

Polymer Screeds - When a lower thickness of floor is necessary because of construction requirements, a polymer screed provides an extremely high strength solution to the problem. Maker's guidelines for drying times differ across the various product ranges.

Liquid or Self-Levelling Screeds - Used to produce the highest quality of finish, especially where SR1 levels are necessary, by a latex and cement compound. This self-levelling compound provides a smooth and clean surface over a damaged floor or rough substrate to enable all kinds of flooring materials to be laid. Even with a thickness of only one millimetre, the latex polymers within the screed provide a high strength surface for a variety of uses.

Industrial and Heavy Duty Screed - A screed that is designed for heavy traffic and high load areas where maximum strength and durability is necessary.

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Fibre Reinforced Screed - Used mostly with under floor heating and is the advised option in such projects. The increased strength and flexibility provided by the special fibres within the screed mix help protect the flooring from cracking and shrinkage due to heat. The screed will set hard at a rate of 1mm/day.

Fast Drying and Advanced Drying Screeds - As the name suggest, these screeds dry at a quicker rate and allow you to use the screeded area much faster. The vast majority of the fast drying screeds are fibre reinforced and are suitable for a wide array of projects where the quicker drying rate of 3-7mm/day is a welcome advantage.

SCREEDING PREPARATION AND INSTALLATION

Preparation is crucial for a high quality screed surface that will be durable and hard wearing. The original floor surfaces should be thoroughly cleaned to remove any oil, grease, paint and debris which might adversely affect the bond of the screeding.

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Any cleansing products used in this phase should leave no residues, and the floor surface must be allowed to dry out naturally. If screeding over a stone or cement floor all cracks should be mended to stop them from "travelling" up through the screed layer and producing deviations on the finished surface. An on-site survey will allow your Bredbury screeding specialist to highlight these preparation areas and finish them before commencing to apply the screed layer.

Before any screeding can be laid a DPM (damp proof membrane) will have to be installed to shield the final flooring and screed from moisture damage. Different thicknesses of polythene sheeting might be used as a DPM and also act as a barrier for the screed and any insulation materials.

An additional air-tight barrier may be required if your house is in a location which is regarded as prone to radon gas. If radon gas is present in severe doses then a complete extraction and ventilation system may be installed beneath the screed which will extract any gases that might seep in from ground level.

Once the base has been properly prepared and any membranes installed, a sealant or primer is then applied. These primers and sealers will make sure the screed bonds perfectly to the base surface and help to create a high quality finished floor. These substances require professional tradesmen to apply them in the right proportions by using tailor-made equipment, such as airless sprays.

Underfloor heating can now be installed and tested before the screed is poured. The heating pipes and wires are firmly attached to insulation panels to stop any movement and ensure that they are laid in the correct position. Underfloor heating is one of the most effective ways to heat a room and a professionally installed system will provide even level of warmth all over the floor.

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If you're not fitting under floor heating the screed can now be mixed and prepared in situ and laid. The particular requirements of the room will dictate the form of screeding that is used. For quick drying 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. Such timescales will be increased for standard and heavy duty screeds and the manufacture's guidelines should be followed to the letter to produce the optimal finish and longevity of the floor.

The SR level of your screeding can be verified once it's solidified sufficiently to be walked on. The standard SR test uses a two metre straight edge to check for any fluctuations in the screeded surface.

  • SR1 - Over the whole floor area, if there are no deviations of more than three millimetres from the straight-edge, you've got a top specification SR1 standard surface.
  • SR2 - The standard flooring in commercial and industrial builds is classed as SR2 and has a maximum deviation of 5mm across the whole screed.
  • SR3 - If the deviation is 10 millimetres or less the screed quality is categorised as SR3 and is fine for garage and utility areas.

It may also be necessary for a qualified structural engineer to do a soundness test. The testing will ensure your newly laid screeding is suitable for the load bearing requirements laid out in the original site survey. A drop hammer test is performed at several areas on the screed and the results recorded. Any screed flooring that's got load bearing requirements must be approved by a trained structural engineer heeding the BS8204 regulations. (Tags: Floor Screeding Services Bredbury, Screeding Bredbury, Floor Screed Bredbury, Floor Screeding Bredbury).

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Granolithic Screeding Bredbury

Granolithic screeding refers to a type of flooring that consists of a mixture of sand, cement and aggregate. It is applied in a relatively thin layer and then smoothed to provide a durable, seamless and hard-wearing surface. It is typically used in public, commercial and industrial buildings where there's heavy foot or machinery traffic.

Granolithic screeding is usually used in commercial and industrial buildings as well as in high-traffic areas in residential buildings. It is also commonly used in areas where abrasion and chemical resistance are required. The resulting surface is smooth and hard, which makes it easy to clean and maintain, and provides an outstanding base for other flooring products.

Granolithic screeding is typically applied over a concrete base, and the surface is usually treated with a curing compound to ensure it sets correctly. Once cured, it creates a seamless floor with a hard, smooth surface that is resistant to wear. It is also highly resistant to chemicals and water, which makes it suitable for use in environments where there's a chance of spills or exposure to harmful materials.... READ MORE.

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There are a whole host of tasks that can be completed by your local Bredbury floor screeding company including shop screeding, screeding repairs, acid etching concrete, floor screed testing, floor smoothing compounds, wet room floors, cellar screeding Bredbury, cheap screeding in Bredbury, underfloor heating installations, industrial screeding, polished floor screeding, bonded screed, substrate floor preparation, pumped screeds, floor renovation, screeded kitchen floors, garage floor screeding, bonded concrete floor screeding in Bredbury, latex floor screeding, monolithic floor screeding, damp proof membranes in Bredbury, screed reinforcement in Bredbury, hospital floor screeding, screed aftercare, final floor finishes, granolithic screeds, floor preparation services, unbonded screed, waterproof floor screeding, polished screed floors, coloured floor screeding Bredbury, screed pump hire, floor screeding tools, conservatory screeding, underfloor heating screeding, and more floor screeding tasks. These are just a few of the tasks that are carried out by those specialising in screeding. Bredbury contractors will be happy to tell you about their entire range of services.

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(This screeding Bredbury article was written on 17-10-2023)