Floor Screeding Christchurch Dorset (BH23): A floor screeding professional can help install underfloor heating, level an uneven or damaged floor or help with renovations on your Christchurch property, when necessary. A screed is used to create a smooth floor surface over a rough concrete sub-base and give a solid base for you final flooring material. If you want your floors to last then floor screeding is the most important factor in any renovation or building project.
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It doesn't matter how large or small the area you need to be levelled, a professional floor screeding contractor in Christchurch will have the appropriate knowledge, equipment and skills to give you an outstanding level of service. After evaluating your project they will give you advice about the perfect choice of screed and which strategy for applying it is most suitable for your circumstances.
It may be a requirement, according to the intended use of the space, for a structural engineering survey to abide by building regulations on load requirements, point loadings and flex strength of the screed floor.
A skilled and qualified work force is imperative for a successful outcome and will extend your floor's lifespan by making use of the correct sort of screed for the proposed purpose of your room. There are many different kinds of floor screeding and choosing the correct mix and laying approach is crucial to achieve a high quality floor that's fit for purpose and hard-wearing.
Make sure you get more than one quote for your Christchurch floor screeding project and also ask what standard of finish each estimate is for. The SR (Surface Regularity) finish is the figure to watch out for when studying a quotation from your Christchurch screeding contractor. SR2 and SR3 could be cheaper options, however the floor screeding finish could have errors and deviations, whilst SR1 guarantees a pretty much perfect quality of finish. An SR2 or SR3 standard may mean there will be ridges or flat spots that could cause issues when putting down your final flooring materials.
The regulations and guidelines laid down in the British Standards BS8204 have to be observed by any Christchurch floor screeding company and they must also hold accreditation with the manufacturers of specialist screeding materials (Cemfloor, Flowcrete, Gypsol etc.) to confirm their competence and safe working practices. The testing and training of a screeding contractor by such manufacturers is underlined through the accreditation scheme, and offers assurances of reliability and safe working practices on any screeding project which involves their materials.
For larger screeding projects in factories, shopping centres, hospitals, warehouses, schools and hotels, dedicated commercial screeders in Christchurch will be required.
TYPES OF SCREED
Standard Screeds - Frequently used in domestic flooring projects where the combination of cement and sand is perfect for regular floor traffic use. The ratios involved are 5 parts sand to 1 part cement. Once its been laid this 5:1 ratio will dry at a rate of one millimetre per day.
Self-Levelling or Liquid Screeds - When a high standard of finish is necessary this solution of cement and latex is employed to achieve SR1 quality screed flooring. This self-levelling compound provides a clean and level surface over a rough substrate or damaged floor to enable all flooring materials to be laid. This liquid screed can be poured to a thickness of just one millimetre, but will still provide a high strength base to take a varied selection of flooring materials.
Industrial and Heavy Duty Screed - Designed for maximum durability and strength in areas where traffic is high or heavy loading on the floor base is needed.
Advanced Drying and Fast Drying Screeds - As the name would suggest, these screeds dry at a quicker rate and allow you to use the screeded area much sooner. The vast majority of the fast or advanced drying screeds are of the fibre reinforced kind and are perfect for a whole host of flooring projects where the speedier curing rate of 3-7mm is advantageous.
Fibre Reinforced Screed - The expert's choice for residential use on top of underfloor heating. This is because of the increased strength and protection against thermal cracking and shrinkage offered by the fibres within the screed. It dries out at the same rate as a standard screed of 1mm per day.
Polymer Screeds - Provides a high level of strength with a minimal thickness. Due to their different chemical compositions, these screeds have varying drying times which can be verified by viewing manufacturer's product guidelines.
SCREEDING PREPARATION AND INSTALLATION
To enable the screeding to be of a good quality finish which is durable and hard wearing, time must be devoted to fully preparing the area prior to any screed being laid. The existing floor surface should be thoroughly cleaned to eradicate any paint, oil, debris and grease which might adversely affect the adhesion of the screed.
If any cleaning products were used during this stage it's important to make certain that no residues of detergents, soaps or other cleaning products are left on the floor surface and it is allowed to dry out naturally. It's vital to mend any cracks or crevices in the surface to stop them being mirrored and "travelling" upwards into the freshly screeded floor. During a site survey the screeding specialist will be able to see what preparation work is necessary before any actual screeding work commences.
Before the screeding can be poured a damp proof membrane (DPM) must be installed to shield the screed and final flooring from moisture damage. There may be 2 or 3 layers of different thicknesses of polythene to act as a barrier between the insulation layer and screed.
If your house is situated in an area where radon is found an extra barrier layer is needed to prevent radon gas from getting through. A simple air-tight membrane might be sufficient in areas with relatively low emissions of radon, but in more severe cases there might need to be a more sophisticated extraction and ventilation system to remove any harmful radon.
The final phase of surface preparation is the spraying or painting of a sealant or primer. These sealers and primers will make certain the screed bonds effectively to the base surface and help to create a quality finished floor. These products require experienced technicians to apply them in the right ratios by using airless sprays and other bespoke equipment.
If you are installing underfloor heating, this is the time that it will need to be correctly set out and installed. The under floor heating system will be carefully positioned and secured firmly to insulation panels to avoid potential movement during screed pouring process. Under floor heating is one of the most effective ways to heat a room and a properly installed system should provide even level of warmth across the floor area.
The screed can now be mixed and prepared in situ and poured onto the floor surface. Your proposed use of the room will assist your screeding specialist on what kind of floor screed is perfect for your needs. Remember that even quick drying and advanced screeds have a minimum of twenty four hours before you're able to walk over any screeded surface and a minimum three days before any flooring materials can be laid. Such time periods will be longer for heavy duty and standard screeds and the manufacture's guidelines should be followed to the letter to produce the best finish and durability of the floor.
You can assess the SR level of the finished screed as soon as it is set enough for walking on. The test involves using a 2 mtr straight edge laid down upon the floor surface and any deviations from true are measured.
- SR1 - Deviations of three millimetres or less being measured across the entire floor area shows your screeding to be of the highest quality and specified as SR1.
- SR2 - The normal standard flooring in industrial and commercial builds is normally SR2 and has a maximum possible deviation of 5mm across the entire screeded surface.
- SR3 - SR3 is basic utility standard where a perfect finish isn't needed. This level can have a maximum permissible deviation of 10mm.
If you need to check the floor for load bearing, a qualified structural engineer is required to conduct the tests. Using specialised equipment the structural engineer will ascertain the screeding strength and suitability of use in a load bearing setting. The screed layer will be given a "drop hammer test" to gauge flexibility and strength in different areas. The specialist testing and measurement tools mean that this can only be carried out by a fully qualified structural engineer respecting the guidelines of the British Standards BS8204. (Tags: Floor Screeding Christchurch, Floor Screed Christchurch, Floor Screeding Services Christchurch, Screeding Christchurch).
Floor screeding services are available in Christchurch and also nearby in: Poole, Wick, Highcliffe, Burton, Boscombe, Pokesdown, Sopley, Purewell, Walkford, Jumpers Common, Southbourne, Bournemouth, Iford, Hurn, Tuckton, Somerford, Stanpit, Mudeford, Winkton, and in these postcodes BH23 1HS, BH23 1DT, BH23 1PH, BH23 1LX, BH23 1DA, BH23 1EH, BH23 1NR, BH23 1AX, BH23 1HF, BH23 1LN. Locally based Christchurch floor screeders will most likely have the postcode BH23 and the telephone dialling code 01202. Simply click the "quote" form or banner to get details about screeding services in your area.
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Recent Dorset floor screeding job postings: Aahil and Maddison Eaton recently enquired about the possibility of screeding a kitchen and lounge floor in Bryanston. Mr and Mrs Winn recently enquired about getting a price for screeding the floor of a living room in Charmouth. Esmai Cain recently enquired about screeding the floor of a cellar in Cann, Dorset. Ralphy Dyer and Sofia Dyer recently requested an estimate for screeding the floor of a workshop in Sturminster Newton, Dorset. Victoria Fish recently requested a quote for screeding a kitchen floor in a bungalow in Southwell, Dorset. Mr and Mrs Steward recently requested a quote for screeding the floor of an extension in Hazelbury Bryan. Callen Doherty and Katrina Doherty recently asked for a quotation for screeding the floor of a utility room in Puddletown, Dorset. Arjun Duke and Lola-Rose Duke recently enquired about the possibility of screeding the floor of a garage in a semi-detached house in Overcombe.
There is a wide range of work that can be carried out by your local Christchurch floor screeding company including polished screeding, damp proof membranes, commercial screeding, floor levelling, bonded concrete floor screeding, conservatory floor screeding, screeding repairs in Christchurch, floor screeding advice, basement screeding in Christchurch, floor screed testing, cheap screeding, floor insulation, waterproof floor screeding in Christchurch, self-levelling screeding, concrete pumping, quick-dry screeds, underfloor heating installations, acoustic flooring, and more floor screeding tasks.
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Floor screeding has recently been required in these Christchurch streets and areas - Blyth Close, Troak Close, Stuart Road, Tilburg Road, Bure Park, School Road, Clematis Close, Coastguard Way, School Lane, Burnett Avenue, Auster Close, Crabtree Close, Dial Close, Douglas Court, Dudmoor Farm Road, Columbine Close, The Meadway, Avon View Road, Bargates, Sycamore Close, Somerford Road, The Quay, Shirley, St Catherines Way, Caledonian Close, Cranemoor Gardens, Bay Tree Way, Turnberry Close, as well as these local Christchurch postcodes: BH23 1HS, BH23 1DT, BH23 1PH, BH23 1LX, BH23 1DA, BH23 1EH, BH23 1NR, BH23 1AX, BH23 1HF, BH23 1LN.
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