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Floor Screeding Dartmouth Devon (TQ6): A floor screeding professional can help with renovations, level an uneven or damaged floor or help to install under floor heating on your Dartmouth home, when necessary. A screed is used to produce a smooth floor on top of a rough concrete sub-base and give a level foundation for you final flooring material. The screeding is an important process to guarantee a high quality and durable finish to the whole floor surface.

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Whatever size room or area you're remodeling, a floor screeding company in Dartmouth can provide you with the expertise and correct working methods to generate the perfect base for your floors. After assessing your project they'll advise you about the perfect choice of screed and which method of applying it is most suited to your situation.

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It may be necessary, based on the intended use of the area in question, for a structural engineering survey to abide by building regulations on point loadings, flex strength and load requirements of the screed floor.

Working with a skilled and qualified specialist will ensure you use the right form of screed for the room's anticipated purpose to extend the lifespan of your flooring. Selecting the correct screeding materials and the best installation technique is critical if you want to finish up with a durable and quality finish for your floor surface.

Make certain you get 2 or 3 quotations for your Dartmouth based screeding project and also ask to what standard you're getting each quote. For residential homes an estimate will normally be provided for a Surface Regularity (SR) standard of SR1 or SR2. Each of the three SR levels provide different qualities of finish, with SR1 being the highest, with the least amount of deviation over the surface area. Any errors or imperfections in the final screeding can cause problems in laying flooring owing to ridges, flat spots, indentations in the floor surface.

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The regulations specified in the British Standards BS8204 have to be followed by any Dartmouth floor screeding company and they must also be accredited by the manufacturers of specialist screeding materials (Flowcrete, Gypsol, Cemfloor etc.) to prove their competence and safe working practices. A contractor holding such accreditations demonstrates they've been trained and assessed in using these products and can offer a top notch service in all areas of their installation.

Dartmouth commercial screeders may be involved in screeding floors in hotels, factories, warehouses, schools, shops and hospitals.


Standard Screeds - Frequently used in residential flooring projects where the blend of cement and sand is good for basic floor traffic use. 5 parts sand to 1 part cement is the usual mix for standard screeds. This 5:1 ratio standard screed will dry out at a rate of 1mm per day after laying.

Polymer Screeds - An extremely high strength solution where a reduced thickness is essential. Manufacturer's guidelines for drying times differ across the various product ranges.

Advanced Drying and Fast Drying Screeds - If you need to progress urgently with the work due to time constraints, this screed dries much quicker than standard flooring screeds. Drying out at a rate of three to seven millimetres, subject to the mixture, they're typically a fibre reinforced screed and are ideal for projects which have tight deadlines.

Self-Levelling or Liquid Screeds - Used to produce a high quality finish, especially in SR1 levels of screeding, by a latex and cement compound. This self-levelling compound provides a smooth and level surface over a rough substrate or damaged floor to enable all flooring materials to be laid. They can be as little as one millimetre in depth, and thanks to the latex polymers, will still provide high strength.

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

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Fibre Reinforced Screed - The preferred option where under floor heating is being installed in domestic properties in Dartmouth. The special fibres in this screed improve overall strength and durability whilst also safeguarding against thermal shrinkage and cracking. The screed will dry out at a rate of roughly 1mm/day.


Preparation is essential for a quality finished screed surface that will be hard wearing and durable. The original floor surface should be cleaned to remove any debris, grease, oil and paint that might affect the bond of the screeding.

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Any cleaning chemicals which are used in this process should leave no residues, and the floor base must be permitted to dry out naturally. It is essential to fix any cracks in the base to stop them being reflected and "travelling" upwards into the freshly screeded floor. During a site survey your Dartmouth screeding contractor will notice what preparations are necessary before any actual screeding commences.

Before any screeding can be laid a DPM (damp proof membrane) must be installed to shield the screed and final flooring from moisture. The damp proof membrane is made of thick polythene and different layers may be used to act as a moisture barrier for the screeding.

If your home is located in a place where radon is found an additional barrier layer is necessary to prevent radon gas from entering. If radon gas occurs in severe doses then a complete ventilation and extraction system might be needed beneath the layer of screed which will extract any gases that are seeping in from the ground.

Once these steps have been taken the screeding company will apply a sealant or primer to the prepared base surface. These sealers and primers will ensure the screed bonds effectively to the base and help to achieve a high quality finished floor. These materials require trained technicians to apply them in the correct ratios by using airless sprays and other bespoke equipment.

Now is the time that underfloor heating can be installed and laid out in the correct manner. The heating pipes and wires are firmly mounted on insulation panels to prevent any movement and make sure that they are laid in the correct position. When professionally installed an under floor heating system is an efficient way to warm a room and decent quality screed will retain its heat, generating an even level of warmth across the floor.

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If you aren't putting in under floor heating the screed will now be prepared in situ and laid. Your screeding specialist will give you guidance and advice on which form of screed is suitable for your requirements, in line with your intended use of the room. Be aware that even quick drying and advanced screeds have a minimum of twenty four hours before you are able to walk over any laid surface and at least 72 hours before any flooring materials can be applied. Manufacturer's drying instructions for standard and heavy duty screeds must be observed so as to achieve a quality finish and provide a stable and long lasting surface.

As soon as the screed has hardened it can be checked for quality to confirm its SR standard. Using a 2 metre straight-edge the floor surface is checked for any ridges, deviations and dips in the surface of the screed.

  • SR1 - Over the whole area, if there aren't any disparities of more than three millimetres from the straight-edge, then you have a top quality SR1 standard surface.
  • SR2 - SR2 is the classification for normal standard industrial and commercial floors and can deviate from the straight-edge by as much as five millimetres.
  • SR3 - If the deviation around the room is 10 millimetres or less the screed quality is classified as SR3 and is highly suitable for utility and garage areas.

If your screeding has been laid with specific loading in mind then a structural engineer is going to be needed to perform tests. Using specialised equipment the structural engineer will evaluate the screed surface strength and its suitability for use in a load bearing setting. A drop hammer test will be conducted at several areas on the screed and the outcomes recorded. The precise testing and measurement tools mean that this can only be conducted by a trained structural engineer applying the British Standards BS8204 guidelines. (Tags: Floor Screed Dartmouth, Floor Screeding Services Dartmouth, Floor Screeding Dartmouth, Screeding Dartmouth).

Floor screeding services are available in Dartmouth and also in nearby places like: Bowden, Norton, Ashprington, Blackpool Sands, Strete, Downton, Blackawton, Kingswear, Stoke Fleming, Ash, Harbertonford, Stoke Gabriel, Dittisham, Cornworthy, and in these postcodes TQ6 9PB, TQ6 9PE, TQ6 6AA, TQ6 9PW, TQ6 9EP, TQ6 0JN, TQ6 9DX, TQ6 9NW, TQ6 9AS, TQ6 9LQ. Local Dartmouth floor screeders will likely have the dialling code 01803 and the postcode TQ6. Verifying this should confirm you access locally based floor screeding. Dartmouth householders can benefit from these and many other related services.

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It is best to use a latex screeding when a certain amount of flexibility is needed in a floor's surface. Usually coming in 2 parts, latex screeds comprise a cement-based smoothing compound, and a liquid latex component. The liquid latex part replaces the water that's used in normal screeds, making it quicker drying and more flexible.

Used in the levelling-out of sub-floors, this latex product creates a suitable surface for the installation of your chosen floor finishes. This is appropriate for use on subfloors of asphalt, wood, sand/cement, concrete and stone tiles, to give a resilient and smooth surface which is perfect for the application of flooring adhesives. If your subfloor has a bit of movement in it, this type of screed will still give you a crack-free, flexible finish, on which your chosen floor coverings can sit.

With a "floating" screed, for example when an unbonded screed is being laid on the top of a layer of either thermal or acoustic insulation, latex screeds will not be suitable. Floating screeds with a thickness of 50-75mm are usually used over underfloor heating. (Tags: Latex Floor Screed Dartmouth, Latex Screeding Dartmouth, Latex Screed Dartmouth, Latex Screeds Dartmouth).

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The latest Devon floor screeding projects: Logan and Safia Davis recently requested a quote for screeding the floor of a kitchen in Berrynarbor. Nuala and Jovan Hubbard recently enquired about the possibility of screeding over an old concrete floor in Thurlestone, Devon. Lydia Woods recently asked for a quotation for screeding the floor of a workshop in Ilsington, Devon. Thea and Bobbie Park recently asked for a quotation for screeding a floor and installing underfloor heating in Lifton, Devon. Arianna and Ernie Gilbert recently asked for an estimate for screeding an extension floor in Cheriton Fitzpaine, Devon. Teagan Sharp and Trystan Sharp recently asked for a quotation for screeding a lounge and kitchen floor in a terraced house in Newton Ferrers, Devon. Katherine Dawkins and Jamie Dawkins recently requested an estimate for screeding the floor of a living room in Woolfardisworthy. Rosa and Lyle Burt recently enquired about getting a price for screeding a garage floor in a cottage in Bishops Tawton, Devon. Most of these Devon homeowners conducted a search for "floor screeding Devon" and discovered this website on either Yahoo, Bing or Google.


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Also find: Ash floor screeding, Stoke Gabriel floor screeding, Blackpool Sands floor screeding, Ashprington floor screeding, Downton floor screeding, Norton floor screeding, Strete floor screeding, Cornworthy floor screeding, Stoke Fleming floor screeding, Harbertonford floor screeding, Dittisham floor screeding, Blackawton floor screeding, Kingswear floor screeding, Bowden screeding services and more. All of these areas are catered for by companies who do floor screeding. Dartmouth business and home owners can get quotations by going here.

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Screeding Around Dartmouth: Floor screeders were recently required by people living in Cole's Court, Archway Drive, Swannaton Road, Waterpool Road, Bayard's Cove, The Esplanade, Townstal Crescent, Sandquay Road, Beatty Way, Jawbones Hill, Smith Street, Fair View Road, Castle Road, Victory Road, Seymour Drive, Carey Road, Windsor Road, Foss Slip, Chestnut Grove, Ravensbury Drive, Jawbone Hill, Raleigh Road, Townstal Hill, Mill Crescent, Townstal Road, South Ford Road and these Dartmouth postcodes: TQ6 9PB, TQ6 9PE, TQ6 6AA, TQ6 9PW, TQ6 9EP, TQ6 0JN, TQ6 9DX, TQ6 9NW, TQ6 9AS, TQ6 9LQ. Work was carried out in these places by specialists in screeding. Dartmouth home and business owners enjoyed the benefits of dependable and top notch screeding services in all cases.

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(This screeding Dartmouth content was created by Stephen Locke 11-05-2022)