Floor Screeding Ellesmere Port Cheshire (CH65): A professional floor screeding company can level an uneven or damaged floor, help with renovations or help to install under floor heating on your Ellesmere Port property, when needed. Floor screeding gives a smooth, level finish to a basic sub-base floor, and will allow you to lay your final layer of flooring material, (boards, tiles, carpets etc) on top of it. Floor screeding can provide a durable, quality floor surface for any room.
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Whatever shape or size of room you're renovating, a local floor screeding specialist in Ellesmere Port will be able to supply the experience and correct working methods to generate a perfect base for your flooring. After assessing your project they will give you advice about the optimal choice of screeding and which method of applying it is most suitable for your circumstances.
They'll in addition assess if a structural engineer is required to make sure any flex strength, load requirements and point loadings are followed as outlined by construction and building regulations.
The training and skills that a certified screeding technician brings to your project will guarantee a successful end result and help in prolonging the lifetime of your flooring. A correct blend of screed and the way it is laid is also crucial to guarantee the ultimate quality of your floor.
Make sure that you get two or three quotes for your Ellesmere Port screeding project and also ask what standard of finish each price quote is for. The quotation should be based on what is called the Surface Regularity, or SR figure. SR1 is the highest level, and while SR2 and SR3 may be cheaper at first glance, they don't guarantee a perfectly even or flat floor surface. Any error in the screeding may cause issues with laying flooring owing to flat spots, indentations, ridges in the surface.
British Standards BS8204 lays down the regulations and guidelines that all Ellesmere Port screeding contractors are required to follow, and if applying specialist screeding solutions, (Gypsol, Cemfloor, Flowcrete etc), they should be certified by the manufacturers as being trained and skilled in their use. This accreditation scheme demonstrates a contractor's high quality performance and training in the usage of a manufacturer's products.
Ellesmere Port commercial screeders may be involved in screeding floors in factories, hotels, schools, warehouses, shopping centres and hospitals.
TYPES OF SCREED
Standard Screeds - This is perfect for everyday residential usage and comprises a combination of cement and sand. This mixture comprises a 5 to 1 ratio of sand to cement. This 5:1 ratio standard screed will set hard at a rate of one millimetre per day after laying.
Liquid or Self-Levelling Screeds - Used to produce the highest quality of finish, especially where SR1 levels are essential, by a latex and cement solution. The self-levelling compound provides a clean and level surface over a rough substrate or damaged floor to allow all types of flooring materials to be laid. This liquid screed can be laid to a depth of only 1mm, but still provides a strong surface to take a selection of flooring finishes.
Polymer Screeds - A high strength solution where a reduced screed thickness is needed. Maker's guidelines for curing times differ across the various product ranges.
Industrial and Heavy Duty Screed - Designed for maximum durability and strength in areas where traffic is expected to be high or heavy loading on the floor base is required.
Fibre Reinforced Screed - The preferred option for professionals where under floor heating is being installed in domestic properties in Ellesmere Port. The improved strength and flexibility offered by the special fibres in the screed help protect the floor from thermal shrinkage and cracking. At about one millimetre per day, it has an identical setting rate to standard floor screed.
Fast Drying and Advanced Drying Screeds - As the name would suggest, this screed dries quickly and allows you to use the floor area much sooner. The vast majority of the fast or advanced drying screeds are fibre reinforced and are appropriate for a wide variety of projects where the speedier drying rate of 3-7mm/day is a welcome advantage.
SCREEDING PREPARATION AND INSTALLATION
To make sure that the screeding is of a good quality finish that's durable and hard wearing, time must be devoted to preparing the area before any screeding material is laid. Any grease, paint, oil and debris on the original floor surface can affect the adhesion of the screed, and should be removed.
If any cleaning products were used during this stage it is important to make certain that no residues of soaps or detergents are left on the surface and it's permitted to dry out naturally. It is vital to mend any cracks in the surface to stop them being reflected and "travelling" up into the freshly screeded floor. A skilled Ellesmere Port screeding specialist will take note of such problems during a site survey and ensure that all preparations are complete before moving on to the next stages of the screeding process.
Before any screeding can be laid a DPM (damp proof membrane) will have to be installed to protect the screed and final flooring from moisture. There might be 2 or 3 layers of different thicknesses of polythene to act as barriers between the screed and the insulation layer.
If your house is located in a place where radon gas is present an additional barrier layer is necessary to prevent radon gas from entering. An airtight membrane might be sufficient in places with low radon measurements, however in more severe cases there may have to be a more sophisticated extraction system to block any ground penetrating radon gases.
As soon as the floor base has been prepared and all membranes installed, a sealant or primer is then put on. Primers and sealers help the bonding process and are special applications according to the type of screed that is being applied. These materials need trained contractors to apply them in the right proportions by using airless sprays and other tailor-made equipment.
If you're installing under floor heating, now is the time that it will need to be set out and installed. The underfloor heating system is laid out in the correct pattern and attached firmly to insulation panels to avoid any movement in the course of the screed pouring. Under floor heating is one of the most efficient ways to heat a room and an expertly installed system should provide even warmth in all areas of the floor.
Needless to say, if you aren't putting in under floor heating, you can just ignore this step and get on with applying the screeding. The particular requirements of the room will determine the sort of screeding that's used. After application of the screed there's a minimum 24 hours (for quick drying screeds) before you can walk on the surface, and a 72 hrs minimum curing period before the laying of any flooring materials. If you are aiming to wind up with a properly finished and long-lasting floor surface you must stick to the manufacturer's guidelines with regards to heavy duty and standard screeds where the waiting period will be longer.
The SR standard of your screed can be checked once it has solidified enough to be walked upon. The standard SR test uses a two metre long straight-edge to check for any deviations in the floor surface.
- SR1 - Over the whole area, if there are no deviations of more than three millimetres from the straight-edge, then you've got a top quality SR1 level surface.
- SR2 - The normal standard flooring in industrial and commercial builds is classed as SR2 and has a maximum deviation of five millimetres across the entire floor surface.
- SR3 - If the deviation is 10 millimetres or less the quality of the screeding is classified as SR3 and is suitable for garage and utility areas.
It may also be necessary for a qualified structural engineer to do a soundness test. This test will ascertain the overall strength of the screeding and the viability for its proposed use. A "drop hammer test" will be performed on various areas of the screed layer and the results noted. The specialist testing and measurement tools needed mean that this can only be performed by a qualified structural engineer respecting the British Standards BS8204 guidelines. (Tags: Floor Screeding Ellesmere Port, Floor Screeding Services Ellesmere Port, Screeding Ellesmere Port, Floor Screed Ellesmere Port).
Floor screeding services are available in Ellesmere Port and also nearby in: South Wirral, Hooton, Overpool, Whitby, Backford, Little Stanney, Great Sutton, Childer Thornton, Whitbyheath, Dunkirk, Eastahm, Thornton-le-Moors, Ledsham, Backford Cross, and in these postcodes CH65 2HA, CH65 0AW, CH34 9TF, CH34 9TX, CH65 0DB, CH65 2AP, CH65 2BX, CH65 2BW, CH34 9TB, CH65 2HB. Locally based Ellesmere Port floor screeders will probably have the dialling code 0151 and the postcode CH65. Click the "quote" form or banner to get details about screeding services in your location.
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Around Ellesmere Port
Floor screeding has recently been required in these Ellesmere Port areas and streets - Black Lion Lane, Briardale Gardens, Cholmondeley Road, Briedden Way, Bridge Meadow, Cavendish Gardens, Skipton Drive, Bristol Drive, Cressington Gardens, Bardsey Close, Beechwood Drive, Coombe Park Court, Clare Drive, Berry Drive, Talbot Road, Chatsworth Close, Dunbar Close, Berwick Road, Bailey Avenue, Telfords Quay, Dunkirk Lane, Clifton Gardens, Alexandra Street, Shaw Close, Bunbury Green, Cheshire Oaks Outlet Village, Thames Side, Ashfield Road North, as well as these Ellesmere Port area postcodes: CH65 2HA, CH65 0AW, CH34 9TF, CH34 9TX, CH65 0DB, CH65 2AP, CH65 2BX, CH65 2BW, CH34 9TB, CH65 2HB.
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