Floor Screeding Bridgend Wales (CF31): A professional floor screeding company can level an uneven or damaged floor, help with renovations or help to install under floor heating on your Bridgend home or business premises, when needed. A screed is used to generate a smooth floor surface over a concrete sub-base and give a good foundation for you final flooring material. The screed is an important procedure to guarantee a durable and quality finish to the whole floor surface.
FLOOR SCREEDING COMPANIES BRIDGEND
A reliable screeding specialist in Bridgend will have all the experience and knowledge to help you achieve a perfectly finished floor in whatever shape or size of room you are working on. They will be ready to advise you on the right kind of screed your project requires, and the best methods for applying and installing it.
Your screeding specialist will also inform you if a structural engineer is necessary for your project, to identify point loadings, load requirements and flex strength that your screed floor might require to conform with current building regulations and British Standards.
The training and skills that a screeding specialist brings to your project should guarantee a high quality end result and help to extend the life of your flooring. Picking the correct screeding materials and the best installation technique is crucial if you want a durable and quality finish for your floor.
There are a number of screeding companies in and around Bridgend so see if you can get multiple price quotes for your project before choosing a contractor and know to what standard of finish it's for. For domestic homes a quote will usually be given for a Surface Regularity (SR) calculation of SR1 or SR2. SR1 is the highest quality, and while SR2 and SR3 may be less expensive at first glance, they don't guarantee a perfectly even or flat surface. This means that you may need to fix any areas that could cause problems when putting down your final flooring material.
All Bridgend screeding companies have to comply with British Standards (BS8204) and should have accreditation from the manufacturers of screeding materials and equipment, e.g. Gypsol, Flowcrete, Cemfloor. The training and testing of a screeding contractor by such manufacturers is highlighted by the use of this accreditation scheme, and gives assurances of reliability and safe working practices on any screeding project involving their materials.
Bridgend commercial screeders will be involved in the screeding of floors in schools, hospitals, warehouses, restaurants, shops and factories.
TYPES OF SCREED
Standard Screeds - A mixture of cement and sand which is okay for basic domestic use. The ratios involved are 5 parts sand to 1 part cement. Once laid this 5:1 ratio will dry at a rate of 1mm each day.
Polymer Screeds - An extremely high strength flooring solution where a reduced screed thickness is required. Polymer screeds are available from a number of manufacturers and on account of their diverse chemical compositions have specific curing times for each product.
Fibre Reinforced Screed - The favoured choice by professional installers for use in combination with underfloor heating systems. The special fibres in this screed mix improve overall strength and durability while also protecting against thermal shrinkage and cracking. At approximately one millimetre per day, it has the same curing rate to standard screed.
Fast Drying and Advanced Drying Screeds - If you have to press ahead urgently with the flooring owing to time limitations, these screeds dry more speedily than standard flooring screeds. The vast majority of the fast or advanced drying screeds are fibre reinforced and are perfect for a wide range of flooring projects where the swifter curing rate of 3-7mm is an advantage.
Industrial and Heavy Duty Screed - Made for maximum strength and durability on floors where traffic is expected to be high or specific loading of the floor is necessary.
Liquid or Self-Levelling Screeds - Used to produce a high quality finish, especially in SR1 levels of screeding, by a cement and latex formula. The self-levelling compound provides a clean and smooth surface over a damaged floor or rough substrate to enable all types of flooring materials to be laid. This liquid screed can be poured to a thickness of only one millimetre, but will still provide a strong surface to take a wide range of flooring materials.
SCREEDING PREPARATION AND INSTALLATION
Good preparation is vital for a high quality screed surface that will be durable and hard wearing. It's important that any contaminants such as oil, paint, loose debris or grease is eradicated from the floor surface before pouring any screed, since these can affect the adhesion capability that a good quality screed demands.
Any cleaning chemicals that are used in this phase shouldn't leave any residues, and the floor base must be permitted to dry out naturally. It is vital to repair any cracks in the surface to stop them being reflected and "travelling" up into your freshly screeded floor. A competent Bridgend screeding contractor will pick up on these issues during a on-site survey and make sure that all preparations are completed before applying the next stages of the screeding process.
To protect the screed layer and flooring materials from dampness rising up from the ground, a DPM (damp proof membrane) will have to be laid. There may be two or three layers of varying thickness polythene to act as barriers between the insulation layer and screed.
An additional airtight barrier may be required if your home is in an area that is known to be susceptible to radon gas emissions. This can be just a simple air-tight membrane, or in more serious instances a ventilation and extraction system is installed under the screed to extract any inflow of air and gas from the ground.
The final stage of surface preparation is the painting or spraying of a primer or sealant. Primers help the bonding process and are special applications matched to the sort of screed being used. These materials need qualified tradesmen to apply them in the right ratios by using custom-made equipment, such as airless sprays.
This is the time that underfloor heating can be installed and laid out in the correct manner. The heating pipes and wires are securely mounted on insulation panels to prevent any movement and make certain that they're laid in the correct position. Under floor heating is one of the most effective ways to heat a room and a skillfully installed system will produce even level of warmth all over the floor.
Of course, if you're not fitting underfloor heating, you can just bypass this stage and apply the floor screed. The particular requirements of the room will dictate the sort of screeding that is used. After the pouring of the screed there will be at least 24 hours (for quick drying and advanced screeds) before you can walk over the surface, and a seventy two hour minimum setting period for the laying of any floor coverings. If you are looking to end up with a well finished and long-lasting floor surface you must stick to the manufacturer's guidelines with regards to standard and heavy duty screeds where this waiting period will be longer.
Once the screed has set it can be quality checked to verify the SR standard. The test involves using a 2 metre long straight-edge laid down upon the surface and any fluctuations from true are measured.
- SR1 - Over the entire screed area, if there aren't any deviations of more than three millimetres from the straight-edge, then you've got a top quality SR1 specification surface.
- SR2 - If the screed has a deviation from the straight-edge of 5mm or less it is classified as SR2 quality and is the normal standard for commercial and industrial projects.
- SR3 - For other floors where the quality of finish is relatively unimportant the SR3 is the standard and should have a maximum deviation measurement of 10mm or less.
If your screed floor has been laid with specific load bearing requirements in mind then a qualified structural engineer will be necessary to perform tests. The assessment will make certain that your newly laid screeding is suitable for the load point requirements laid out in the site survey. An assessment called the "drop hammer test" is performed at several areas on the screed layer and the outcomes noted. Only experienced structural engineers heeding the BS8204 regulations are permitted to conduct such testing and sign off on the structural safety of screed flooring. (Tags: Floor Screed Bridgend, Floor Screeding Services Bridgend, Screeding Bridgend, Floor Screeding Bridgend).
Floor screeding services are available in Bridgend and also nearby in: Tondu, Laleston, Ogmore-by-Sea, Bryncethin, Porthcawl, Aberkenfig, Cefn Cribwr, Pen-y-Fai, Coity, Ewenny, North Cornelly, Brynna, Brackla, Pyle, Copychurch, Nottage, Pencoed, Tythegston, and in these postcodes CF31 1QR, CF31 1NZ, CF31 1PN, CF31 1JY, CF31 1SL, CF31 1TH, CF31 1JF, CF31 1JU, CF31 1DX, CF31 1RB. Local Bridgend floor screeders will likely have the telephone dialling code 01656 and the postcode CF31.
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Wales Screeding Enquiries
Latest Wales floor screeding customer enquiries: Manahil and Jakob Mctaggart recently requested a quote for screeding a garage floor in a detached house in Ruabon, Wales. Casper and Cordelia Weir recently asked for an estimate for screeding the floor of a kitchen in Brynsadler. Mr and Mrs Walmsley recently requested a price quote for screeding a living room floor in Ystradgynlais. Viktor Hayward and Aniyah Hayward recently enquired about getting a price for screeding the whole ground floor of a semi-detached home in Upper Killay, Wales. Jimmy Hills recently enquired about getting a price for screeding a basement floor in Blaina, Wales. Franklin and Elsie Perkins recently enquired about getting a price for screeding the floor of a workshop in Burry Port, Wales. Jovan Dougal recently enquired about screeding the floor of a utility room in Menai Bridge, Wales. Calum Swain recently asked for an estimate for screeding over an old concrete floor in Deri.
The Tools Needed for Screeding Floors
- Straight Edge
- Floor Profile
- Spiked Roller
- Knee Protection
- Spirit Level
- Tape Measure
Floor Screeding Near Bridgend
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Floor screeding work has recently been done in these Bridgend roads - County Smallholdings, Dinam Street, Bryn Road, Briary Way, Blandy Terrace, Ardwyn Place, Bryn Amlwg, St James Park, Brynderi, Bryn Cottages, Traws Fynydd, Tan-y-bryn, Chaucer Close, Tynewydd Row, Tymeinwr Avenue, Cae Bryn, Sedd Goch, St Christophers Road, Churchill Close, Tyddyn Gwaun, Caroline Street, Brynffrwd Close, Tydraw Crescent, Bankers Hill, Dan-y-graig, Chilcott Avenue, as well as these local Bridgend postcodes: CF31 1QR, CF31 1NZ, CF31 1PN, CF31 1JY, CF31 1SL, CF31 1TH, CF31 1JF, CF31 1JU, CF31 1DX, CF31 1RB.
Other Useful Trades in Bridgend Wales
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