Floor Screeding Carrickfergus Northern Ireland (BT38): If you are renovating a property or basement, are hoping to install underfloor heating or have an uneven or damaged floor in your Carrickfergus home, it is time to think about bringing in a professional floor screeding company. Floor screeding delivers a smooth, level finish to a rough sub-base, and will allow you to lay a suitable flooring material, (tiles, carpets, boards etc) over it. Floor screeding provides a durable, quality finish for almost any room.
FLOOR SCREEDING EXPERTS CARRICKFERGUS
Whatever size room or area you are renovating, a local screeding contractor in Carrickfergus will be able to provide you with the expertise and correct working practices to generate a perfect base for your floor. They will assess your project and determine the appropriate sort of screed you need and how best to apply it.
They will likewise assess if a structural engineer is necessary to ensure that any load bearing, point loadings and flex strength are followed as set out in building and construction regulations.
A skilled and qualified work force is necessary for a successful outcome and will extend your floor's lifespan by using the right sort of screed for your room's allocated purpose. Selecting the correct screeding materials and the method of installation is critical if you want a quality and durable finish for your floor.
There are numerous screeding companies in the Carrickfergus area so if possible get multiple quotes for your screeding project before picking a contractor and know to what standard of finish is it for. The quote might be based on what is called the SR, or Surface Regularity calculation. Each of the three SR levels offer different standards of finish, with SR1 offering the highest, with the least amount of deviation over the area. Any imperfections in the screeding (as might occur with SR2 or SR3) can cause issues with laying flooring owing to flat spots, ridges, indentations in the surface.
The rules and regulations specified in the British Standards BS8204 have to be followed by all Carrickfergus floor screeding companies and they must also hold accreditation with the manufacturers of specialist screeding materials (Gypsol, Flowcrete, Cemfloor etc.) to confirm their competence and safe working practices. The training and assessment of a floor screeding contractor by such manufacturers is emphasised through this accreditation scheme, and gives assurances of reliability and safe working practices on any screeding project which involves their materials.
Carrickfergus commercial screeders will be involved in screeding floors in warehouses, schools, factories, salons, shops and hospitals.
TYPES OF SCREED
Standard Screeds - A mixture of cement and sand which is good for everyday residential usage. 5 parts sand to 1 part cement is the normal mixture for standard screeds. Once laid this 5:1 ratio will dry at a rate of 1mm each day.
Industrial and Heavy Duty Screed - Where levels of traffic are high or heavy loading of the floor is needed, heavy duty screeds deliver maximum strength and durability.
Polymer Screeds - When a lower thickness of floor is necessary due to construction requirements, a polymer screed provides an extremely high strength resolution to the problem. Owing to their different chemical compositions, these screeds have varying curing times which can be verified by viewing manufacturer's product guidelines.
Fibre Reinforced Screed - The preferred option where under floor heating is being installed in residential homes in Carrickfergus. The improved strength and flex offered by the fibres in the screed help protect the flooring from shrinkage and cracking due to heat. It has a setting rate of one millimetre per day.
Liquid or Self-Levelling Screeds - A cement and latex material which can produce the highest standard of finish to SR1 levels. The self-levelling compound provides a clean and level surface over a rough substrate or damaged floor to enable all kinds of flooring materials to be laid. They can be as little as 1mm in depth, and because of the latex polymers, will still provide a high strength finish.
Advanced Drying and Fast Drying Screeds - As the name would suggest, this screed dries quickly and allows you to use the floor area much sooner. They're typically a fibre reinforced kind of screed that dries out at a rate of between three and seven millimetres per day and are used in time-sensitive flooring projects.
SCREEDING PREPARATION AND INSTALLATION
To enable the screeding to be of a good quality finish which is hard wearing and durable, time must be spent on carefully preparing the area prior to any screeding material being laid. Any oil, debris, grease and paint on the existing floor level can adversely affect the bonding of the screed, and should be eradicated.
Any cleaning products used in this phase shouldn't leave any residues, and the floor base must be permitted to dry by itself naturally. At this stage cracks should be mended because these can travel up through the laid screed and be reflected in the completed floor surface. An on-site survey will enable the screeding contractor to pinpoint these preparation areas and finish them before commencing to apply the screed layer.
Before any screeding can be laid a damp proof membrane (DPM) will have to be installed to shield the final flooring and screed from moisture. The DPM is made of thick polythene sheeting and different layers may be used to act as a moisture barrier for the screeding.
If the area where you live is at risk from radon gas then an additional barrier is required to stop the gas from entering via the ground. If radon is present in large amounts then a complete ventilation system may be installed underneath the screed which will remove any gases that could seep in from ground level.
As soon as the floor base has been prepared and all membranes installed, a sealer or primer is then put on. These sealers and primers will make sure that the screed bonds effectively to the base surface and help produce a top quality finished floor. On account of their specialist nature, only experienced screeding contractors in Carrickfergus should be entrusted with using them safely and correctly and through the use of bespoke equipment for this task.
Under floor heating can now be laid out, installed and checked before screeding is applied. Insulation panels will be laid out and the wires and heating pipes will be securely attached so that there is no movement whilst the screed is poured. Under floor heating is one of the most effective ways to heat a room and a professionally installed system will produce even level of warmth all over the floor.
If you are not putting in under floor heating the screed will now be prepared on site and laid. Your proposed use of the room will help the screeding company on which type of screed is ideal for your needs. Bear in mind that even quick drying and advanced screeds have a minimum of twenty four hours before you're able to walk on any screeded surfaces and at least three days before any floor coverings can be laid. Manufacturer's drying instructions for standard and heavy duty screeds must be observed in order to achieve a quality finish and end up with an even and stable floor surface.
As soon as the screed has hardened it can be checked for quality to confirm the SR level. Using a 2 metre straight-edge the surface is checked for any ridges, deviations and dips in the screed surface.
- SR1 - SR1 is the highest level and allows just 3 millimetres of disparity from the straight-edge.
- SR2 - If the screed has a deviation from the straight-edge of 5 millimetres or less it is classified as SR2 level and is the normal standard for industrial and commercial projects.
- SR3 - For a utility area or room where the finish is comparatively inconsequential SR3 is the classification and should have a maximum deviation measurement of ten millimetres or less.
If your screed floor has been laid with specific loading in mind then a qualified structural engineer will be necessary to carry out the assessment. Using specialised equipment the structural engineer will assess 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 various areas of the screed and the outcomes recorded. The precise testing and measurement tools mean this can only be undertaken by a fully qualified structural engineer following the British Standards BS8204 guidelines. (Tags: Floor Screeding Carrickfergus, Floor Screed Carrickfergus, Screeding Carrickfergus, Floor Screeding Services Carrickfergus).
Floor screeding services are available in Carrickfergus and also in nearby places like: Ballymena, Straid, Bangor, Newtownabbey, Greenisland, Whitehead, Glengormley, Ballycarry, Island Magee, Ballynure, Ballyclare, Larne, Templepatrick, Doagh, Parkgate, Moorfields, and in these postcodes BT38 7HF, BT38 7EW, BT38 7JL, BT38 7HA, BT38 7PH, BT38 7ED, BT38 7RF, BT38 7DA, BT38 7QT, BT38 7QE. Locally based Carrickfergus floor screeders will most likely have the telephone code 028 93 and the postcode BT38.
Tools Required by a Floor Screeding Specialist
- Knee Protectors
- Straight Edge
- Heavy Duty Spirit Level
- Floor Profiler
- Dappling Bar
Screeding Enquiries Northern Ireland
Recent Northern Ireland floor screeding job posts: Mr and Mrs Wilton recently enquired about the possibility of screeding a workshop floor in Magherafelt. Frankie Hawtin recently enquired about the possibility of screeding over an old concrete floor in Springvale. Mohamed Forsyth and Avneet Forsyth recently enquired about screeding the floor of an extension in Rostrevor, Northern Ireland. Colin Hanson recently enquired about getting a price for screeding the floor of a kitchen in a bungalow in Dungiven. Montague and Hareem Walter recently requested an estimate for screeding the floor of a basement in Rostrevor. Bodhi and Shania Archer recently enquired about screeding a cellar floor in Irvinestown. Kaia Corbett recently enquired about the possibility of screeding a lounge and kitchen floor in Ballymoney. Manahil and Soren Symonds recently enquired about screeding a floor and installing underfloor heating in Omagh, Northern Ireland.
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