Floor Screeding Frome Somerset (BA11): If you have an uneven or damaged floor, are restoring a property or basement or are hoping to install under floor heating in your Frome home, then it's a good time to consider contacting a professional floor screeding company. Floor screeding gives a smooth finish to a basic sub-base floor, and allows you to lay a suitable flooring material, (tiles, boards, carpets etc) over the top of it. The screeding is a vital process to ensure a durable and quality finish to the whole floor surface.
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Whatever size or shape of room you are remodeling, a local floor screeding company in Frome can provide you with the experience and proper working practices to establish the perfect base for your floors. They will be ready to advise you about the right kind of screed that your project requires, and the best methods for applying and installing it.
It might be necessary, based on the intended use of the area, for a structural engineering survey to conform with building regulations on load bearing, point loadings and flex strength of the screed floor.
Qualified and skilled trades-people are imperative for a successful outcome and will extend the lifespan of your floor through the use of the right type of screed for your room's allocated purpose. Selecting the appropriate screeding materials and the method of installation is vital if you want to end up with a durable and quality finish for your floor surface.
Make sure you get more than one price quote for your Frome based screeding project and also ask to what standard you are getting a quote. The Surface Regularity (SR) finish is the figure to look for when receiving an estimate from Frome floor screeding companies. SR1 is the best standard, and while SR2 and SR3 may be more cost-effective initially, they do not guarantee a totally flat or even surface. Any error in the screeding may cause issues with laying flooring due to ridges, indentations, flat spots in the floor surface.
British Standards BS8204 sets down the guidelines and regulations that all Frome screeding companies is obliged to follow, and if working with specialist screeding solutions, (Gypsol, Cemfloor, Flowcrete etc), they ought to be approved by the manufacturers as being trained and skilled in their use. A company holding such accreditation demonstrates that they have been trained and assessed in the use of these products and can offer a top notch service in all areas of their installation.
Frome commercial screeders will be involved in screeding floors in hotels, factories, warehouses, hospitals, shops and schools.
TYPES OF SCREED
Standard Screeds - A blend of sand and cement which is good for standard domestic use. The standard screed is a mix of 5 parts sand to 1 of cement. After laying a standard screed mix sets at a rate of 1mm/day.
Liquid or Self-Levelling Screeds - When the highest possible standard of finish is needed this formula of latex and cement is employed to produce SR1 quality floor screeding. Mainly used to finalise a damaged floor or poor substrate level so as to lay a new flooring surface, such as tiling over the top of it. The liquid screed can be poured to a thickness of only 1mm, but will still provide a high strength base to take a wide range of flooring finishes.
Advanced Drying and Fast Drying Screeds - If you have to move forward urgently with the work because of time constraints, these screeds dry much quicker than standard screeds. Drying at a rate of 3-7mm, subject to the mixture, they are generally a fibre reinforced kind of screed and are great for projects that have tight deadlines.
Industrial and Heavy Duty Screed - Where traffic levels are high or heavy loading on the floor is needed, heavy duty screeds deliver maximum strength and durability.
Fibre Reinforced Screed - Mostly used with underfloor heating systems and is the preferred option in such projects. The greater flexibility and strength offered by the special fibres in the screed mix help protect the resulting floor from thermal cracking and shrinkage. The screed will dry out at a rate of 1mm/day.
Polymer Screeds - A high strength solution where a reduced thickness is required. Maker's guidelines for curing times differ across the product ranges.
SCREEDING PREPARATION AND INSTALLATION
To make sure the screeding is of a high quality finish that is hard wearing and durable, time should be devoted to preparing the area before any screed is laid. The existing floor surface should be cleaned to eradicate any oil, grease, debris and paint that might affect the adhesion of the screed.
Any cleansing products that are used during this phase should leave no residues, and the floor base must be allowed to dry out naturally. At this point cracks should be repaired because these can travel up through a laid screed and be reflected in the completed floor surface. A competent Frome screeding contractor will address these problems during a on-site survey and ensure all preparations are complete before applying the next steps in the floor screeding process.
Before the screeding can be poured a damp proof membrane (DPM) will have to be put down to shield the final flooring and screed from dampness. There may be two or three layers of different thicknesses of polythene to act as barriers between the insulation layer and screed.
If the area where you live is susceptible to radon then a further barrier is needed to prevent this harmful gas from entering from the ground. This can be as simple as an air-tight membrane, or in severe situations a ventilation system is installed under the screed to draw out any influx of air and gas from the ground.
As soon as these stages have been completed the screeding company will put on a primer or sealer to the prepared floor base. These sealers and primers will make sure that the screed bonds effectively to the base surface and help to achieve a top quality finished floor. Equipment such as airless sprays will usually be used to apply a primer or sealant, by professional screeding companies in Frome following the manufacturer's guidelines and safety advice.
If you are installing underfloor heating, this is the time that it will need to be properly laid out and installed. The underfloor heating system is laid out in the correct pattern and mounted firmly on insulation panels to stop potential movement in the course of the screed application. Underfloor heating is one of the most efficient ways to heat a room and an expertly installed system will give an even warmth all over the floor.
If you aren't installing underfloor heating the screed can now be mixed and prepared in situ and laid. Your screeding contractor will give you advice on which sort of screed is best for your needs, according to your intended use of the room area. After the pouring of the screed there will be a minimum twenty four hours (for quick drying screeds) before you are able to walk over the surface, and a 72 hour minimum curing time before the laying of any flooring materials. Manufacturer's drying instructions for heavy duty and standard screeds should be observed in order to achieve a quality finish and provide a stable and even floor surface.
You can evaluate the SR standard of the finished screed once it's hardened enough to walk on. The standard SR test involves the use of a 2 metre straight edge to check for any deviations in the screed surface.
- SR1 - Deviations of 3mm or less being measured over the entire area shows your screed floor to be of the highest quality and classed as SR1.
- SR2 - If the floor deviates from the straight edge by five millimetres or less it is classified as SR2 quality and is the standard for industrial and commercial floors.
- SR3 - For utility floors where the quality of finish is relatively unimportant the SR3 is the specification and has a maximum deviation measurement of 10 millimetres or less.
If your screed floor has been installed with particular load bearing requirements in mind then a qualified structural engineer is going to be needed to perform tests. The testing will make certain that your newly laid screed is suitable for the load bearing requirements laid out in the site survey. The screed layer should be given what's known as a "drop hammer test" to assess strength and flexibility in specific areas. Only trained structural engineers heeding the British Standards BS8204 guidelines are permitted to perform these testing and sign off on the structural safety of screed flooring. (Tags: Screeding Frome, Floor Screed Frome, Floor Screeding Frome, Floor Screeding Services Frome).
Floor screeding services are available in Frome and also in: Beckington, Rodden, Gibbet Hill, Buckland Dinham, Egford, Berkley, Chapmanslade, Keyford, Clink, The Butts, Nunney, Lower Whatley, Great Elm, Spring Gardens, Oldford, Chantry, and in these postcodes BA11 1NS, BA11 1NA, BA11 1QY, BA11 1QU, BA11 1FZ, BA11 1DQ, BA11 1PW, BA11 1DG, BA11 1HP, BA11 1QB. Locally based Frome floor screeders will likely have the postcode BA11 and the phone code 01373. Click the "quote" form or banner to get information on screeding services in your area.
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There are a wide array of tasks that can be accomplished by your local Frome floor screeder including concrete pumping, self-levelling screeding, damp proof membranes in Frome, floor screeding advice, basement floor screeding, floor renovation, quick-dry screeds, bonded concrete screeding, residential screeding in Frome, floor preparation, underfloor heating installation, acoustic flooring, commercial floor screeding Frome, floor screed testing Frome, waterproof screeding, conservatory floor screeding Frome, floor screed repairs Frome, fibre reinforced floor screeding, and lots more floor screeding tasks.
Somerset Screeding Enquiries
Latest Somerset floor screeding customer projects: Dennis and Stephanie Jennings recently requested a quotation for screeding the floor of a garage in a semi-detached house in Horton, Somerset. Evie-May Sanchez recently enquired about the possibility of screeding a lounge and kitchen floor in Abbots Leigh. Aida and Lucca Neville recently requested a price quote for screeding the entire ground floor of a property in Portbury. Jazmin Newton recently requested a price quote for screeding the floor of a living room in Wedmore, Somerset. Klara and Lyle Rutherford recently enquired about the possibility of screeding the floor of a utility room in a semi-detached house in Chew Magna. Laiba Rainey recently enquired about the possibility of screeding a basement floor in Spaxton, Somerset. Jonas Senior and Amy Senior recently asked for a price quote for screeding over an old concrete floor in Staplegrove. Akira Hussey and Haroon Hussey recently enquired about getting a price for screeding the floor of a workshop in Rodney Stoke.
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Floor screeders were recently required by householders living in Butts Hill, Beech Court, Briar Close, The Butts, South Parade, Dyers Close Lane, Alder Walk, Stephenson Drive, Dallimore Mead, Sandys Hill Lane, Bulls Green, Button Street, Berkley Road, Dalimores Lane, Coronation Road, Timbers Hill, Butlers Gardens, Blagdon Walk, St Aldhelms Close, Castle Green, Styles Avenue, Stoneleigh Rise, Clifts Buildings, Beechwood Close, Alms Houses, Caxton Road, Delmore Road, Dorset Close and these Frome postcodes: BA11 1NS, BA11 1NA, BA11 1QY, BA11 1QU, BA11 1FZ, BA11 1DQ, BA11 1PW, BA11 1DG, BA11 1HP, BA11 1QB.
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