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Floor Screeding Burntisland Scotland (KY3): If you are renovating a property or cellar, have an uneven or damaged floor or are aiming to install underfloor heating in your Burntisland home, then it is time to think about contacting a professional floor screeding company. Floor screeding provides a smooth, level finish to a coarse sub-base, and allows you to lay a suitable flooring material, (boards, carpets, tiles etc) over it. To guarantee a high quality and durable finish to the entire floor structure, screed is a key element.

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Supplying the experience and correct working practices to generate a perfect base for your flooring, a screeding firm in Burntisland can assist you with whatever size room or area you are remodeling. They'll be ready to advise you about the correct kind of screed that your project requires, and how best to apply and install it.

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They will additionally assess if a structural engineer is required to ensure any load requirements, flex strength and point loadings are satisfied as set out in building and construction regulations.

The training and skills that a screeding contractor brings to your project will guarantee a successful result and help to extend the lifespan of your floor or floors. Choosing the appropriate screeding materials and the method of installation is crucial if you want to finish up with a quality and durable finish for your floor surface.

Before selecting a screeding contractor from those operating in the Burntisland area, ask to what standard of finish they are basing their estimate, and also make certain that you get two or three quotations from different companies. The price quote could be based on what is called the SR, or Surface Regularity figure. SR1 is the highest quality, and whilst SR2 and SR3 might be cheaper at first glance, they do not guarantee a totally flat or even floor surface. This means you may have to fix any patches that might cause issues when putting down your finished flooring material.

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British Standards BS8204 lays out the guidelines and regulations that all Burntisland screeding contractors is obliged to follow, and if working with specialist screeding solutions, (Gypsol, Cemfloor, Flowcrete etc), they must be certified by the manufacturers as being skilled and trained in their use. The training and testing of a screeding company by a manufacturer is underlined by the use of the accreditation scheme, and offers assurances of safe working practices and reliability on any flooring project which involves their materials.

Commercial screeders in Burntisland will usually undertake larger screeding projects in salons, warehouses, factories, hospitals, schools and shopping centres.


Standard Screeds - This is perfect for standard domestic usage and is a mix of cement and sand. 5 parts sand to 1 part cement is the usual mixture for standard flooring screeds. The standard screed will dry at a rate of 1mm thickness each day.

Self-Levelling or Liquid Screeds - When a high standard of finish is needed this mix of of cement and latex is used to produce SR1 quality screed flooring. The self-levelling compound provides a clean and smooth surface over a rough substrate or damaged floor to enable all types of flooring materials to be laid. This liquid screed can be poured to a thickness of only 1mm, but still provides a high strength surface for a selection of flooring finishes.

Fibre Reinforced Screed - The preferred option for professional installers where underfloor heating is being installed in domestic homes in Burntisland. The increased flex and strength provided by the special fibres in this screed help protect the floor from thermal shrinkage and cracking. It dries at an identical rate to a standard screed, at about 1mm per day.

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Fast Drying and Advanced Drying Screeds - If there's a need to press ahead urgently with the flooring because of time restraints, this screed dries much quicker than standard flooring screeds. Drying out at a rate of 3-7mm, subject to the mixture, they're usually a fibre reinforced type of screed and are great for flooring projects which have tight deadlines.

Industrial and Heavy Duty Screed - A screed that's designed for high load and heavy traffic areas where the maximum possible durability and strength is crucial.

Polymer Screeds - An extremely high strength solution where a reduced thickness is essential. Polymer screeds are available from a number of manufacturers and on account of their different chemical compositions have distinct curing times for each individual product.


To enable the screeding to be of a high quality finish which is durable and hard wearing, time should be devoted to carefully preparing the area before any screed is poured. The existing floor surfaces should be thoroughly cleaned to eradicate any paint, oil, debris and grease that might adversely affect the bond of the screeding.

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If any products are used during this stage it is crucial to make sure that no residues of detergents or soaps are left on the surface and it is permitted to dry out naturally. At this point cracks should be mended since these can easily travel up through your newly laid screed and be visible in the finished surface. During an on-site survey the screeding specialist will establish what preparation work is required before starting to work on the screeding.

A damp proof membrane (DPM) will be installed after the preparation work has been finished to stop ground moisture affecting the flooring materials and screeding. The damp proof membrane is made of thick polythene and various layers may be used to serve as a moisture barrier for the screeding.

A further air-tight barrier could be required if your house is in an area that's known to be susceptible to radon gas. If radon is present in severe doses then a full ventilation and extraction system may be installed beneath the screed which will remove any gases that are seeping in from the ground.

Once the floor base has been prepared and all DPMs installed, a sealant or primer is then applied. Sealers and primers help with the bonding process and are special applications according to the type of screed being used. These materials need trained tradesmen to apply them in the appropriate proportions by using custom-made equipment, such as airless sprays.

Underfloor heating can now be laid out, installed and checked before the screed is applied. The heating pipes and cables are firmly mounted on insulation panels to stop any movement and make certain that they're held in the correct position. Warmth is spread evenly across a floor area in a properly installed underfloor heating system, and coupled with it being an efficient method of heating, it is an ideal choice for many Burntisland home renovation projects.

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If you're not fitting underfloor heating the screed can now be mixed and prepared in situ and laid. The specific requirements of the room will dictate the kind of screeding that is used. Be aware that even advanced and quick drying screeds have a minimum of 24 hours before you can walk on any laid surface and at least 72 hours before any floor coverings can be applied. If you are looking to end up with a well finished and long-lasting floor surface you should follow the manufacturer's guidelines with regards to standard and heavy duty screeds where this timescale will be longer.

The SR standard of your screeding can be verified once it's set enough to be walked upon. The test involves using a 2m long straight-edge laid on the surface and any deviations from true are calculated.

  • SR1 - Over the entire floor area, if there aren't any deviations of more than 3 millimetres from the straight-edge, then you have a top quality SR1 level surface.
  • SR2 - If the floor deviates from the straight edge by 5mm or less it is classified as SR2 level and is the standard for commercial and industrial projects.
  • SR3 - SR3 is basic utility standard where a quality finish is not required. This classification allows for a maximium deviation depth of ten millimetres.

If you need to check the screeded floor for load bearing, a qualified structural engineer is needed to carry out the tests. Using specialist equipment the structural engineer will verify the screed surface strength and its suitability for use in a load bearing setting. An assessment called the "drop hammer test" is carried out on several areas of the screed layer and the results documented. Only experienced structural engineers following the British Standards BS8204 guidelines are permitted to perform such tests and sign off on the structural safety of screed flooring. (Tags: Floor Screed Burntisland, Floor Screeding Services Burntisland, Screeding Burntisland, Floor Screeding Burntisland).

Floor screeding services are available in Burntisland and also in nearby places like: Aberdour, Limekilns, Donibristle, Pettycur, Hillend, Kinghorn, Halbeath, Auchtertool, Crossford, Crossgates, Kircaldy, and in these postcodes KY3 9AU, KY3 0DP, KY3 9HW, KY3 9WJ, KY3 0DT, KY3 0AZ, KY3 0BT, KY3 9JR, KY3 0JN, KY3 0HB. Locally based Burntisland floor screeders will most likely have the dialling code Dialling code 01592 and the postcode KY3. Checking this out can confirm that you're accessing local floor screeding. Burntisland homeowners are able to utilise these and numerous other comparable services.

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(This screeding Burntisland article was created on 17-10-2023)