Floor Screeding Buckhaven

Buckhaven Screeding & Floor Levelling Services

Floor Screeding Buckhaven Scotland (KY8): When you are restoring your Buckhaven property with damaged or uneven floors, or maybe converting a cellar or basement to useful living space, an experienced floor screeding company can offer you a firm starting point. Before you're able to lay a final floor covering, whether it's wood, carpet or tile, the surface of the floor should be as flat as is possible; which is why floor screeding is essential. If you would like your floors to last a long time then floor screeding is the most important factor in any renovation or building project.

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It doesn't matter how small or large the room you need levelling, a trustworthy screeding contractor in Buckhaven will have the appropriate knowledge, expertise and equipment to provide you with an outstanding standard of service. They will be ready to advise you about the correct kind of screed your project requires, and the best methods for applying and installing it.

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Your screeding specialist will also let you know if a structural engineer is needed for your undertaking, to check on flex strength, point loadings and load requirements that your screed floor might need to conform with current British Standards and building regulations.

Working with a highly trained and skilled contractor will guarantee that you use the right type of screed for the room's intended usage and get the maximum lifespan out of your floor. Selecting the right screeding materials and the best installation technique is critical if you want to finish up with a quality and durable finish for your floor surface.

Make sure that you get at least two or three estimates for your Buckhaven based screeding project and also ask what standard of finish each estimate is for. The price quote could be based on what's called the Surface Regularity, or SR calculation. SR1 is the highest quality, and while SR2 and SR3 may seem less costly at first glance, they do not guarantee a totally even or flat floor surface. Any error in the screeding (as might occur with SR2 or SR3) may cause issues with laying flooring because of flat spots, ridges, indentations in the floor surface.

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Every Buckhaven screeding company must adhere to British Standards (BS8204) and should have some kind of accreditation from screeding material and equipment manufacturers, for instance Flowcrete, Cemfloor, Gypsol. A contractor holding such accreditation demonstrates they have been assessed and trained in using these products and can provide a high quality standard in all areas of their installation.

For larger floor screeding projects in hotels, schools, warehouses, hospitals, factories and shopping centres, specialist Buckhaven commercial screeders will be required.


Standard Screeds - Frequently used in residential projects where the combination of cement and sand is acceptable for normal floor traffic usage. 5 parts sand to 1 part cement is the usual mix for standard flooring screeds. This five to one ratio standard flooring screed will dry out at a rate of 1mm per day after application.

Polymer Screeds - These provide a high level of strength with a lower thickness. On account of their different chemical compositions, these screeds have varying drying times which can be verified by viewing manufacturer's own product guidelines.

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Fast Drying and Advanced Drying Screeds - If you have to move forward urgently with the work owing to time limitations, these screeds dry more speedily than standard screeds. Drying out at a rate of three to seven millimetres, subject to the specialised mix, they're normally a fibre reinforced screed and are perfect for projects which have tight deadlines.

Liquid or Self-Levelling Screeds - When a high standard of finish is necessary this compound of cement and latex is used to produce SR1 quality screed flooring. Largely used to improve a poor substrate level or damaged floor to enable the laying of a brand new flooring surface, such as tiling over it. The liquid screed can be laid to a depth of just 1mm, but will still provide a high strength surface for a selection of flooring materials.

Industrial and Heavy Duty Screed - Made for maximum durability and strength on floors where traffic is expected to be high or specific loading of the floor is required.

Fibre Reinforced Screed - The professional's choice for domestic use on top of under floor heating. This is due to the increased strength and protection against thermal shrinkage and cracking provided by the fibres within the screed. It dries at an identical rate to a standard screed, at about 1mm per day.


Screeding companies will need to fully prepare the area before any other work in order to guarantee a hard wearing and quality screed flooring. The original floor surface should be cleaned to remove any paint, oil, debris and grease which can affect the bond of the screed.

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If cleansing products have been used it's essential to remove any residues of soap or detergent, and leave the floor surface to dry naturally. It's vital to mend any crevices or cracks in the base to prevent them being reflected and "travelling" up into your newly screeded floor. A competent Buckhaven screeding company will pick up on these issues during the on-site survey and make certain that all preparations are finished before applying the next steps in the floor screeding process.

A damp proof membrane (DPM) will be put down once the preparation work has been completed to prevent ground moisture affecting the screeding and floor materials. Different thicknesses of specialised polythene could be used as a damp proof membrane and also act as a buffer for the screed and any insulation material.

If the area is susceptible to radon gas then another barrier is needed to stop this harmful gas from entering from the ground. If radon is present in large amounts then a complete ventilation and extraction system may be installed beneath the screed which will extract any gases that might seep in from ground level.

As soon as the floor base has been properly prepared and any DPMs installed, a primer or sealer is then put on. Primers assist with the bonding process and are specialist applications specifically designed for the type of screed that's being applied. On account of their special nature, only professional screeding contractors in Buckhaven are capable of using them safely and correctly and through the use of bespoke equipment for this task.

If you're installing underfloor heating, now is the time that it will need to be properly laid out and installed. Insulation panels can be arranged and the cabling and heating pipes will be securely attached to prevent any movement while the screed is applied. Under floor heating is one of the most efficient ways to heat a room and a properly installed system will produce even level of warmth across the floor area.

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If you're not fitting under floor heating the screed will now be prepared on site and laid. The particular requirements of the room will dictate the sort of screeding that is used. Be aware that even quick drying and advanced screeds have a minimum of 24 hours before you can walk on any screeded surfaces and a minimum 72 hours before any floor coverings can be applied. Such periods will be increased for heavy duty and standard screeds and the manufacture's product guidelines should be followed to produce the optimal finish and durability of the floor.

You can evaluate the SR standard of the completed screeding as soon as it's hard enough to walk on. The basic SR test involves the use of a 2m long straight-edge to check for any fluctuations in the screeded surface.

  • SR1 - SR1 is the best specification and permits just 3 millimetres of disparity from the straight-edge.
  • SR2 - If the screeded floor has a deviation from the straight-edge of 5mm or less it is considered SR2 level and is the normal standard for industrial and commercial floors.
  • SR3 - If the deviation around the room is ten millimetres or less the quality of the screeding is specified as SR3 and is fine for garage and utility areas.

It may also be necessary for a structural engineer to perform a soundness test. Using specialist equipment the engineer will verify the screed surface strength and its suitability for use in a load bearing setting. This should include what's known as a drop hammer test which records specific data on the flexibility and strength of the screed. Any screed floor that's got load bearing requirements must be approved by a certified structural engineer observing the British Standards BS8204 regulations. (Tags: Floor Screeding Services Buckhaven, Floor Screed Buckhaven, Screeding Buckhaven, Floor Screeding Buckhaven).

Floor screeding services are available in Buckhaven and also nearby in: Markinch, Coaltown of Wemyss, West Wemyss, Upper Largo, East Wemyss, Collinsburgh, Leven, Star, Kingskettle, Glenrothes, Kennoway, Methilhill, Largoward, Windygates, Lundin Links, Kircaldy, Earlsferry, and in these postcodes KY8 1DA, KY8 3PP, KY8 1DW, KY8 1HE, KY8 1LD, KY8 1DB, KY8 1JR, KY8 1DR, KY8 1AP, KY8. Locally based Buckhaven floor screeders will probably have the dialling code Dialling code 01592 and the postcode KY8. Checking this should confirm you access locally based floor screeding. Buckhaven property owners will be able to utilise these and countless other floor related services.

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When the make-up of your floor's surface means that a level of flexibility is necessary, it may be best to apply a latex self-levelling screeding, rather than one with a rigid finish. Latex floor screeds come in 2 parts - a bag and a bottle - with the bottle containing latex liquid and the bag containing a cement powder. The latex liquid part replaces the water that would normally be used for mixing floor screed, and is quicker drying and far more flexible than other types of screed.

Before the installation of the final decorative covering, this latex compound is used for levelling-out sub-floors. Suitable for substrate of wood, concrete, stone tiles, asphalt and sand/cement, this gives the ideal surface for the application of flooring adhesives that's smooth and resilient. If your sub-floor has any movement in it, this latex 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 over a membrane of either acoustic or thermal insulation (i.e. a "floating" screed), latex floor screeds aren't suitable, because in cases like this (generally when screeding over underfloor heating), you'll probably require a screed thickness of 50mm-65mm. (Tags: Latex Screeds Buckhaven, Latex Floor Screed Buckhaven, Latex Screed Buckhaven, Latex Screeding Buckhaven).

The Tools You Will Need For Screeding a Floor

  • Trowel
  • Buckets
  • Float
  • Shovel
  • Tape Measure
  • Gloves
  • Straight Edge
  • Floor Profiler
  • Knee Protectors
  • Humidity Tester
  • Heavy Duty Spirit Level

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Also find: Kennoway floor screeding, Glenrothes floor screeding, Kircaldy floor screeding, Star floor screeding, Windygates floor screeding, Kingskettle floor screeding, West Wemyss floor screeding, Collinsburgh floor screeding, Methilhill floor screeding, Lundin Links floor screeding, Upper Largo floor screeding, East Wemyss floor screeding, Earlsferry floor screeding, Leven floor screeding, Markinch floor screeding, Largoward floor screeding, Coaltown of Wemyss screeding services and more. All of these places are covered by companies who do floor screeding. Buckhaven home and business owners can get estimates by going here.

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(This screeding Buckhaven page was written by S. N. Locke 11-05-2022)