Floor Screeding Brentwood Essex (CM13): A professional floor screeding company can assist with renovations, help to install under floor heating or level an uneven or damaged floor on your Brentwood home or business premises, when needed. Floor screeding provides a smooth finish to a coarse sub-base, and allows you to lay your final layer of flooring material, (carpets, tiles, boards etc) over the top of it. The screed is an important procedure to guarantee a high quality and durable finish to the entire floor structure.
FLOOR SCREEDING EXPERTS BRENTWOOD
It matters not how large or small the area you need levelling, a decent screeding company in Brentwood will have the appropriate equipment, skills and know-how to offer you an excellent level of service. They will be able to assess the project and determine the appropriate kind of screed you require and the best strategy for applying it.
It may be necessary, contingent on the proposed use of the area, for a structural engineering survey to conform to building regulations on flex strength, load bearing and point loadings of the screed floor.
A qualified and skilled work force is essential to a successful result and will extend the life of your floor by using the correct sort of screed for the intended purpose of your room. The correct blend of screed and the methods used in laying it are also crucial to ensure the final intergrity of your floor surface.
Before deciding upon a floor screeding contractor from any operating in the Brentwood area, ask to what standard of finish they're basing their quotation, and also ensure that you get multiple quotes. For domestic homes a quotation will usually be given for a Surface Regularity (SR) calculation of SR1 or SR2. Each of the 3 SR levels deliver different standards of finish, with SR1 being the best, with the lowest amount of deviation over the area of the floor. This means that you may have to fix any patches that could cause issues when putting down your final flooring material.
British Standards BS8204 sets down the guidelines and regulations that all Brentwood screeding companies are required to follow, and if using specialist screeding solutions, (Gypsol, Flowcrete, Cemfloor etc), they ought to be certified by the manufacturers as being skilled and trained in their use. A contractor holding accreditation demonstrates they have been assessed and trained in using these products and can offer a high quality service in all aspects of their installation.
For larger floor screeding projects in factories, warehouses, schools, shopping centres, hotels and hospitals, dedicated commercial screeders in Brentwood will be required.
TYPES OF SCREED
Standard Screeds - A combination of cement and sand which is perfect for basic domestic usage. The standard screed is a mixture of 5 parts sand to one of cement. Once it has been laid this 5:1 ratio will dry at a rate of 1mm each day.
Fast Drying and Advanced Drying Screeds - If there's a need to press ahead urgently with the work on account of time constraints, these screeds dry much quicker than standard flooring screeds. These are normally a fibre reinforced type of screed which can dry at a rate of between three and seven millimetres per day and are employed in time dependent flooring projects.
Fibre Reinforced Screed - Mostly used with under floor heating and is the advised option in such projects. The special fibres in this screed mix improve overall durability and strength whilst also safeguarding against thermal shrinkage and cracking. The screed will dry out at a rate of roughly 1mm/day.
Industrial and Heavy Duty Screed - A screed that's designed for high load and heavy traffic areas where the maximum possible strength and durability is vital.
Polymer Screeds - A high strength flooring solution where a reduced screed thickness is essential. Manufacturer's guidelines for setting times differ across the various product ranges.
Liquid or Self-Levelling Screeds - Used to provide the highest quality of finish, especially in SR1 levels of screeding, by a cement and latex material. Mostly used to finish off a damaged floor or poor substrate level to enable the laying of a brand new flooring surface, such as vinyl planks over it. These can be as little as 1mm thick, and because of the latex polymers, will still provide a high strength finish.
SCREEDING PREPARATION AND INSTALLATION
Screeding companies will have to carefully prepare all areas prior to any other work in order to guarantee a hard wearing and quality screed flooring. The existing floor surface should be cleaned to remove any paint, grease, debris and oil which might adversely affect the adhesion of the screeding.
If cleansing products have been used it's crucial to remove any traces of soap etc, and leave the floor surface to dry naturally. It is necessary to fix any cracks or crevices in the base to stop them being visible and "travelling" upwards into your freshly screeded floor. A decent Brentwood screeding installer will address these aspects during the on-site survey and make certain that all preparations are complete before applying the next stages of the floor screeding process.
Before the screeding can be poured a DPM (damp proof membrane) must be put down to shield the final flooring and screed from moisture. There could be two or three layers of varying thicknesses of polythene to act as a barrier between the screed and the insulation layer.
A further air-tight barrier might be required if your property is in an area which is regarded as prone to radon. If radon occurs in severe doses then a full ventilation and extraction system might be needed beneath the screed which will extract any gases that are seeping in from the ground.
As soon as these stages have been completed the screeders will apply a sealer or primer to the prepared base. These sealers and primers will ensure that the screed bonds successfully to the base surface and help to produce a quality finished floor. Equipment such as airless sprays will usually be used to apply a sealant or primer, which should be done by professional screeding companies in Brentwood sticking to the manufacturer's guidelines and safety advice.
If you are installing under floor heating, this is the time that it will need to be correctly laid out and installed. The under floor heating system is laid out in the correct pattern and mounted firmly on insulation panels to stop potential movement during screed application. Under floor heating is one of the most effective ways to heat a room and a properly installed system should provide even level of warmth across the floor area.
Obviously, if you aren't putting in underfloor heating, you can ignore this step and apply the floor screed. Your use of the room will help the screeding company on which type of floor screed is ideal for your requirements. For quick drying screeds there will be at least twenty four hours delay before it is able to be walked over, and a further 72 hours minimum before you can install any flooring materials. If you are aiming to end up with a nicely finished and durable floor surface you must follow the manufacturer's guidelines with regards to standard and heavy duty screeds where this timescale will be increased.
The SR level of your screed can be checked once it has hardened sufficiently to be stepped onto. The standard SR test involves the use of a 2 mtr long straight-edge to check for any fluctuations in the floor surface.
- SR1 - SR1 is the best quality and allows only 3 millimetres of disparity from the straight-edge.
- SR2 - The normal standard flooring in commercial and industrial builds is classed as SR2 and has a maximum deviation of 5 millimetres across the entire screeded surface.
- SR3 - If the deviation is ten millimetres or less the screed quality is specified as SR3 and is suitable for utility and garage areas.
It may also be necessary for a structural engineer to perform a soundness test. The testing will ensure your new screed surface is viable for the load point requirements set down in the original site survey. A drop hammer test is performed at various areas on the screed layer and the results documented. Only fully qualified structural engineers heeding the British Standards BS8204 guidelines are permitted to perform such testing and sign off on the structural integrity of the screeding. (Tags: Screeding Brentwood, Floor Screed Brentwood, Floor Screeding Services Brentwood, Floor Screeding Brentwood).
Floor screeding services are available in Brentwood and also nearby in: Great Warley, Hutton, Shenfield, Hornchurch, Ingrave, Billericay, Little Warley, Heath Park, Peartree Green, Warley, Kelvedon Hatch, Pilgrims Hatch, Doddinghurst, Fox Hatch, Navestock, and in these postcodes CM13 1SG, CM13 1BE, CM13 1PU, CM13 1LA, CM13 1PD, CM13 1PX, CM13 1DU, CM13 1SL, CM13 1BU, CM13 1DY. Local Brentwood floor screeders will most likely have the telephone dialling code 01277 and the postcode CM13. Verifying this will confirm you access locally based floor screeding. Brentwood property owners are able to benefit from these and numerous other related services.
Latex Screeds Brentwood
It is advantageous to use a latex self-levelling floor screed when a level of flexibility is necessary in the surface of a floor. Typically coming in 2 parts, latex screeds comprise a cement-based smoothing compound, and a liquid latex component. The liquid latex part actually replaces the water that would typically be used for mixing screed, and is much more flexible and quicker drying than other types of screed.
This latex screed compound is used to level a sub-floor prior to the final decorative surface being installed. This is suitable for subfloors made from quarry tiles, sand/cement, wood, concrete or asphalt, is ideal for the application of flooring adhesives and gives a resilient and smooth surface. If your sub-floor has a bit of movement in it, this latex floor screed will still produce a crack-free, flexible finish, onto which your final floor coverings can be laid.
When an unbonded screed is being laid on top of a layer of either acoustic or thermal insulation (i.e. a "floating" screed), latex screeds are not suitable, because in cases like this (normally when screeding on top of underfloor heating), you'll likely require a thickness of 50 to 75 millimetres.
The Tools That You Will Need For Screeding Floors
- Straight Edge
- Floor Profile
- A Long Spirit Level
- Spiked Roller
- Knee Protection
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Floor Screeding Near Brentwood
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Screeding Around Brentwood: Some Brentwood streets where screeding work has recently been carried out - Carisbrook Road, Applegate, Cotswold Gardens, Bermans Close, The Coppice, Bellhouse Lane, Storr Gardens, Cornsland, Bowhay, Thoby Lane, Brook Street, Cory Drive, Dealtree Close, Bird Lane, Capon Close, Shenfield Road, St Vincents Hamlet, St Peters Road, Consort Close, St Andrews Place, Tudor Close, Brocksparkwood, Sebastian Avenue, Birkbeck Road, Dunmow Gardens, Church Lane, Bannister Drive, Solid Lane, as well as these local Brentwood postcodes: CM13 1SG, CM13 1BE, CM13 1PU, CM13 1LA, CM13 1PD, CM13 1PX, CM13 1DU, CM13 1SL, CM13 1BU, CM13 1DY. Work was undertaken in these areas by experts in floor screeding. Brentwood property owners enjoyed the benefits of dependable and high quality floor screeding services in all cases.
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