Floor Screeding Darwen

Darwen Screeding & Floor Levelling Services

Floor Screeding Darwen Lancashire (BB3): A professional floor screeding company can help to install under floor heating, help with renovations or level a damaged or uneven floor on your Darwen home or business premises, when necessary. Before it is possible to lay a suitable floor covering, whether it is wood, carpet or tile, the surface of the floor should be as flat as possible; which is why screeding a floor is frequently essential. The screed is a vital process to ensure a durable and quality finish to the whole floor structure.

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A dependable screeding specialist in Darwen will have all the know-how and experience to help you achieve a perfectly finished floor in whichever size or shape of room you're renovating. After assessing your project they'll advise you about the perfect choice of screeding and which strategy for applying it is most suitable for your situation.

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It might be a requirement, contingent on the intended use of the room, for a survey by a structural engineer to conform to building regulations on flex strength, point loadings and load requirements of the screed floor.

Bringing in a skilled and qualified flooring specialist will guarantee you get the right form of screed for the room's proposed usage to extend the lifespan of your floor. There are numerous types of screed and selecting the appropriate mix and installation technique is critical if you are to achieve a high quality floor that's fit for purpose and long-lasting.

There are numerous screeding contractors in the Darwen area so if possible get multiple quotations for your floor screeding project before picking out a contractor and know to what standard of finish it's for. The quote might be based on what's known as the Surface Regularity, or SR number. Each of the 3 SR levels offer different levels of finish, with SR1 offering the highest, with the least amount of deviation over the area of the floor. Any errors or imperfections in the final screeding may cause problems in laying flooring owing to indentations, ridges, flat spots in the floor surface.

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Every Darwen screeding company must follow British Standards (BS8204) and should have some form of accreditation from the manufacturers of screeding equipment and materials, for instance Gypsol, Flowcrete, Cemfloor. This accreditation program showcases a firm's training and performance in the usage of a manufacturer's products.

Darwen commercial screeders could be involved in screeding floors in factories, hospitals, shops, schools, warehouses and restaurants.


Standard Screeds - A mix of sand and cement which is acceptable for normal residential usage. The standard screed is a mix of 5 parts sand to 1 of cement. This 5:1 ratio standard screed will dry out at a rate of one millimetre per day after laying.

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Fibre Reinforced Screed - The preferred choice by professional installers for use in combination with under floor heating systems. This is because of the improved strength and protection against thermal shrinkage and cracking provided by the special fibres within the screed mix. It has a setting rate of 1mm per day.

Self-Levelling or Liquid Screeds - When a high standard of finish is necessary this formula of latex and cement is employed to produce SR1 level screed flooring. This is mainly used to provide a clean, smooth floor over the top of a poor quality or damaged substrate and results in a surface finish onto which all sorts of flooring materials can be laid. They can be as little as 1mm in depth, and due to the latex polymers, will still provide high strength.

Industrial and Heavy Duty Screed - Where traffic levels are expected to be high or heavy loading on the floor is required, heavy duty screeds allow for maximum strength and durability.

Fast Drying and Advanced Drying Screeds - As the name would suggest, this screed dries rapidly and allows you to use the floor area much faster. Drying at a rate of three to seven millimetres, determined by the mix, they are typically a fibre reinforced type of screed and are perfect for projects that have tight schedules.

Polymer Screeds - When a reduced thickness of floor is required due to building factors, a polymer screed offers an extremely high strength resolution to the problem. Because of their different chemical compositions, these polymer screeds have varying drying times which you can verify by studying manufacturer's own product guidelines.


Screeding companies will have to fully prepare the area before proceeding with any other work in order to guarantee a high quality and hard wearing screed flooring. The existing floor surfaces should be thoroughly cleaned to eradicate any debris, paint, oil and grease which can adversely affect the adhesion of the screeding.

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If cleansing products were used it's essential to remove any residues of detergent or soap, and leave the surface to dry naturally. At this point any cracks need to be mended because these can easily travel up through the laid screed and be reflected in the finished floor surface. During an on-site survey the screeding company will establish what preparation work is necessary before any actual screeding begins.

To protect the flooring materials and screeding layer from moisture rising up from the ground, a DPM (damp proof membrane) must be installed. Different thicknesses of polythene sheets could be used as a DPM and also serve as a barrier for the screed and any insulation panels.

If the area where you live is at risk from radon gas then an additional barrier is required to prevent this harmful gas from entering from the ground. This could be just a simple airtight membrane, or in more serious situations an extraction and ventilation system will be installed underneath the floor screed to draw out any influx of air and gas from the ground.

The final phase of the surface preparation process is the painting or spraying of a primer or sealant. A primer assists in the screed bonding process to the base and membranes and different varieties exist based upon which kind of screed is being used. Because of their specialist nature, only qualified screeders in Darwen should be entrusted with using them safely and correctly and through the use of equipment which is made for this task.

Before the screeding is poured, any underfloor heating (if required) will now be installed. Insulation panels can be put in position and the cables and heating pipes will be securely fastened so there's no movement while the screed is being poured. Warmth is evenly spread across the floor in a properly fitted underfloor heating system, and with it being an effective choice of heating, it's a good choice for the majority of Darwen home restoration projects.

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The screed can now be mixed and prepared on site and applied to the base. Your intended use of the room will help the screeding contractor on what type of floor screed is perfect for your requirements. For quick drying screeds there'll be at least 24 hours delay before it can be walked on, and a further Three days minimum before any flooring material can be applied. Manufacturer's drying guidelines for standard and heavy duty screeds should be followed so as to achieve a quality finish and end up with a stable and even floor surface.

Once the screeding has hardened it can be checked for quality to establish its SR level. The standard SR test involves the use of a 2 mtr long straight-edge to check for any deviations in the floor surface.

  • SR1 - Over the whole floor area, if there aren't any deviations of more than 3mm from the straight-edge, then you have a top specification SR1 standard surface.
  • SR2 - The standard flooring in commercial and industrial builds is normally SR2 and has a maximum deviation of 5mm across the whole floor.
  • SR3 - SR3 is basic utility standard where a quality finish isn't needed. This level allows for a maximium deviation of 10 millimetres.

If your screed floor has been laid with particular loading in mind then a qualified structural engineer is going to be required to perform these soundness tests. Using specialised equipment the engineer will establish the screeding strength and its suitability for use in a load bearing setting. The screed will be subjected to a drop hammer test to measure strength and flexibility at various points. The precise measurement and testing tools required mean this can only be undertaken by a certified structural engineer observing the guidelines of the British Standards BS8204. (Tags: Floor Screed Darwen, Screeding Darwen, Floor Screeding Services Darwen, Floor Screeding Darwen).

Floor screeding services are available in Darwen and also in: Baxenden, Oswaldtwistle, Grimshaw, Abbey Village, Ewood, Hoghton, Tockholes, Hoddlesden, Lower Darwen, Guide, Belthorn, Feniscowles, Brinscall, Earcroft, Withnell, Blacksnape, Waterside, and in these postcodes BB3 0QG, BB3 0ES, BB3 0QQ, BB3 0LF, BB3 0RE, BB3 0AB, BB3 0HE, BB3 0QE, BB3 0HS, BB3 0BB. Local Darwen floor screeders will likely have the dialling code 01254 and the postcode BB3. Checking this should ensure you are accessing local floor screeding. Darwen property owners will be able to utilise these and countless other similar services.

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When a certain degree of flexibility is required in a floor's surface you may find that the employment of a latex self-levelling floor screed will be an advantage. A latex floor screed comes in two parts, a bottle and a bag, with the bag containing a cement powder, and the bottle containing a liquid latex. Latex screeds are more flexible and quicker drying than other types of screed, as the water that is normally used is exchanged for the latex liquid.

Used in the levelling-out of subfloors, this latex compound provides a surface for the installation of your chosen floor finish. Providing a durable, smooth surface that's ideal for the application of adhesives, this is is suitable for use on subfloors of concrete, sand/cement, asphalt, wood and quarry tiles. Even where there is movement in your sub-floor, this type of latex screed will give you a crack-free, flexible finish.

Latex floor screeds aren't suitable where a "floating" screed is required, for example when an unbonded screed is being laid over a membrane of either acoustic or thermal insulation, such as may be the case when you are screeding on top of underfloor heating, and thicknesses of 50 to 65 millimetres may be necessary.

Lancashire Screeding Enquiries

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Current Lancashire floor screeding postings: Amelia-Rose Isherwood recently enquired about getting a price for screeding the floor of a workshop in Penwortham. Winifred Bain recently asked for a quotation for screeding a kitchen floor in a detached house in North Meols, Lancashire. Kevin Bond and Amber Bond recently enquired about getting a price for screeding the floor of a utility room in Hoddlesden. Danny and Safiya Sheppard recently enquired about getting a price for screeding a basement floor in Much Hoole. Nate Finnegan and Savannah Finnegan recently asked for a quote for screeding the floor of a living room in a cottage in Cleveleys. Reuben Reilly and Georgina Reilly recently enquired about screeding a cellar floor in Whalley. Danielius and Hawwa Busby recently enquired about getting a price for screeding the floor of a kitchen and lounge in a semi-detached house in Banks, Lancashire. Jan and Rowan Unsworth recently asked for a quote for screeding the floor of a garage in Tarleton, Lancashire.

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There are a wide array of tasks that can be conducted by your local Darwen floor screeding specialist including shop screeding, bonded concrete screeding, substrate floor preparation, residential floor screeding, fibre reinforced screeding, floor screeding, conservatory floor screeding Darwen, latex screeding, acoustic flooring, floor screed testing Darwen, sand screeding in Darwen, final floor finishes Darwen, screed flooring, granolithic screeds, sand and cement floor screed, industrial screeding Darwen, garage floor screeding, cellar screeding Darwen, floor screeding advice, floor levelling in Darwen, floor insulation, concrete screeding, screeding price quotes, concrete pumping, screed reinforcement, and more floor screeding tasks. Listed are just a handful of the activities that are performed by those specialising in screeding. Darwen specialists will be happy to inform you of their whole range of floor screeding services.

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You're likely to create quite a lot of waste whenever you are doing any kind of home improvements or property revamps in Darwen. Whether or not lots of waste is generated by your screeding will depend on the specifics of your particular project, sometimes there will be lots of waste, sometimes not so much. In many instances the tradesperson you're hiring will happily take away the waste that's created in the course of the project, but be warned - quite a few of them don't!

If this task is being left for you to do, you could consider hiring a skip. Skips can be hired in all shapes and sizes, so there is certain to be one out there to match your exact needs. The capacities of the popular skip options are skip bags 1-1.5 yards, mini-skips 2-3 yards, midi-skips 4-5 yards, and builders skips 6-8 yards.

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Also find: Waterside floor screeding, Withnell floor screeding, Earcroft floor screeding, Belthorn floor screeding, Oswaldtwistle floor screeding, Brinscall floor screeding, Grimshaw floor screeding, Tockholes floor screeding, Feniscowles floor screeding, Baxenden floor screeding, Hoghton floor screeding, Lower Darwen floor screeding, Hoddlesden floor screeding, Abbey Village floor screeding, Guide floor screeding, Ewood floor screeding, Blacksnape screeding services and more. All of these locations are covered by companies who do screeding. Darwen householders can get quotations by going here.

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Screeding Around Darwen: Over the past year screeded floors were laid in these Darwen streets: Broad Gate, Bury Fold, Dobson Street, Avondale Road, Salisbury Road, Bull Hill Cottages, Chapels, Barley Bank Street, Springvale Garden Village, St Barnabas Street, Tythebarn Cottages, Avallon Way, Bedford Mews, Crow Trees, St Georges Terrace, Crosby Close, Albert Place, Cambridge Street, Shaftesbury Avenue, Cavendish Street, South Street, Crewdson Street, Alice Street, Shirley Gardens, Spire Close, Sandhill Fold, Cranberry Bottoms, Cranberry Close, and in these Lancashire postcodes: BB3 0QG, BB3 0ES, BB3 0QQ, BB3 0LF, BB3 0RE, BB3 0AB, BB3 0HE, BB3 0QE, BB3 0HS, BB3 0BB. Work was done in these locations by specialists in floor screeding. Darwen residents were given professional and reliable floor screeding services on every occasion.

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(This screeding Darwen content was written by S Locke 15-11-21)