Floor Screeding Bromsgrove Worcestershire (B61): A floor screeding professional can help with renovations, level an uneven or damaged floor or help to install underfloor heating on your Bromsgrove property, when needed. Floor screeding gives a smooth finish to a basic sub-base, and enables you to lay your final layer of flooring material, (carpets, boards, tiles etc) over it. Floor screeding provides a durable, quality surface for almost any room.
FLOOR SCREEDING EXPERTS BROMSGROVE
Whatever size room or area you're remodeling, a floor screeding contractor in Bromsgrove can supply the expertise and proper working practices to establish the perfect base for your flooring. After assessing your project they'll give you advice on the optimal choice of screeding and which technique for applying it is most appropriate for your circumstances.
A professional screeding company will also notify you if a structural engineer is needed for your project, to identify any point loadings, load requirements and flex strength that your flooring may require to conform with building regulations and British Standards.
Bringing in a skilled and qualified contractor will ensure you use the right kind of screed for the room's anticipated purpose and get the optimum lifespan out of the resulting floor. The correct mix of screed and the techniques used for laying it are also vital to guarantee the ultimate durability of your floor surface.
There are many screeding companies in the Bromsgrove area so try to get multiple price quotes for your floor screeding project before choosing a company and know to what standard of finish it's for. The estimate could be based on what is called the SR, or Surface Regularity calculation. SR2 and SR3 will be cheaper options, but the finished floor surface might have errors and deviations, whilst SR1 guarantees a pretty much perfect quality of finish. This could mean that you may need to rectify any areas that could cause issues when putting down your finished flooring solution.
The regulations and guidelines set out in in the British Standards BS8204 must be observed by all Bromsgrove floor screeding contractors and they must also be approved by the manufacturers of any specialist screeding materials (Gypsol, Flowcrete, Cemfloor etc.) to verify their safe working practices and competence. The testing and training of a screeding contractor by such manufacturers is underlined through this accreditation scheme, and gives assurances of safe working practices and reliability on any screeding project involving their materials.
For the screeding of floors in hospitals, factories, shopping centres, schools, hotels and warehouses, skilled commercial screeders in Bromsgrove will be required.
TYPES OF SCREED
Standard Screeds - Used in domestic flooring projects where the combination of sand and cement is perfectly acceptable for standard floor traffic usage. This mixture comprises a five to one ratio of sand to cement. After being laid a standard flooring screed mix sets at a rate of 1mm/day.
Fibre Reinforced Screed - The favoured choice by professional contractors for use with underfloor heating systems. The increased flexibility and strength provided by the fibres within this screed help protect the floor from thermal shrinkage and cracking. The screed will set hard at a rate of 1mm/day.
Polymer Screeds - These provide a high level of strength with a reduced thickness. Maker's guidelines for drying times differ across the various product ranges.
Fast Drying and Advanced Drying Screeds - As the name suggest, these screeds dry quickly and allow you to use the floor area much sooner. Drying at a rate of three to seven millimetres, subject to the mixture, they are typically a fibre reinforced kind of screed and are great for flooring projects which have tight schedules.
Industrial and Heavy Duty Screed - A screed that is designed for high load and heavy traffic areas where maximum strength and durability is essential.
Self-Levelling or Liquid Screeds - Used to produce a high quality finish, especially where SR1 levels are essential, by a latex and cement material. Largely used to finish off a damaged floor or poor substrate level in order to lay a new flooring surface, such as tiles on top of it. This liquid screed can be poured to a depth of only one millimetre, but still provides a high strength base for a wide range of flooring finishes.
SCREEDING PREPARATION AND INSTALLATION
To enable the screeding to be of a good quality finish that's durable and hard wearing, time should be spent on preparing the area before any screeding material is poured. It is important that any contaminants such as paint, oil, grease or debris is removed from the floor surface before laying any screed, since these can affect the bonding process that a quality screed demands.
If cleaning products have been used it is important to remove any residues of detergent, soap etc, and allow the surface to dry naturally. It is necessary to mend any crevices or cracks in the base to stop them being reflected and "travelling" up into your newly screeded floor. A decent Bromsgrove screeding installer will take note of such issues during a site survey and make sure all preparations are finished before pressing on with the next stages of the floor screeding process.
A DPM (damp proof membrane) will be installed after the preparation work has been completed to prevent ground moisture affecting the screed and floor materials. The damp proof membrane is made out of thick polythene and different layers may be used to serve as a moisture barrier and air insulating layer for the screeding.
If your house is located in an area where radon is present an extra barrier layer is necessary to stop radon gas from entering. A simple airtight membrane may be suitable in areas with low emissions of radon, but in more serious situations there may need to be a more sophisticated extraction system to block any harmful radon gas.
The final phase of the surface preparation process is the painting or spraying of a primer or sealer. Primers assist with the bonding process and are special applications according to the sort of screed that's being used. These substances need skilled contractors to apply them in the correct proportions by using bespoke equipment, such as airless sprays.
Under floor heating can now be installed and tested before screeding is poured. The cables and heating pipes are firmly mounted on insulation panels to prevent any movement and make sure they're laid in the correct position. When professionally installed an underfloor heating system is an excellent way to warm up a room and decent quality screeding will retain its heat, generating an even heat across the floor surface.
If you are not putting in underfloor heating the screed can now be mixed and prepared in situ and poured. Your screeding specialist will have given you advice on which screed type is best for your needs, in line with your proposed use of the room. For quick drying screeds there'll be at least twenty four hours delay before it is able to be walked on, and a further Three days minimum before any flooring material can be laid over it. If you are using standard or heavy duty screeds the drying time is longer and the manufacturer's guidelines must be followed so as to get the best finish for your floor.
The SR level of your screeding can be confirmed once it's set sufficiently to be stepped onto. The test involves the use of a 2 mtr straight edge laid on the floor surface and any fluctuations from true are calculated.
- SR1 - Deviations of three millimetres or less as measured over the whole floor area shows your screeding to be of the highest quality and is classed as SR1.
- SR2 - The standard flooring in industrial and commercial builds is normally SR2 and has a maximum deviation of 5 millimetres across the entire floor surface.
- SR3 - SR3 is utility standard where a quality finish isn't necessary. This level allows for a maximium deviation of 10 millimetres.
It might also be necessary for a structural engineer to conduct a soundness test. The testing will make sure that your new screeded surface is suitable for the load point requirements set down in the site survey. The screed should be given what is known as a "drop hammer test" to measure strength and flexibility in distinct areas. Any screed flooring that's got load bearing requirements must be sanctioned by a fully qualified structural engineer observing the British Standards BS8204 guidelines. (Tags: Floor Screed Bromsgrove, Floor Screeding Services Bromsgrove, Floor Screeding Bromsgrove, Screeding Bromsgrove).
Floor screeding services are available in Bromsgrove and also in: Blackwell, Sidemoor, Stoke Prior, Worcester, Lowes Hill, Burcot, Tardebigge, Redditch, Hewell Lane, Finstall, Foxlydiate, Hewell Grange, Stoke Heath, Dodford, Lickey End, Aston Fields, and in these postcodes B60 2DE, B60 2JJ, B60 1GS, B60 2BT, B60 2BG, B60 2EY, B60 2HX, B60 1BA, B60 2LG, B60 2EF. Locally based Bromsgrove floor screeders will likely have the postcode B61 and the telephone dialling code 01527. Click on the "quote" banner to get specifics of screeding services in your location.
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