Floor Screeding Godalming

Godalming Screeding & Floor Levelling Services

Floor Screeding Godalming Surrey (GU7): A professional floor screeder can assist with renovations, level a damaged or uneven floor or help to install under floor heating on your Godalming property, when needed. A screed is used to generate a smooth floor on top of a concrete sub-base and provide a solid foundation for your choice of top flooring material. The screed is a vital procedure to guarantee a high quality and durable finish to the whole floor surface.

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It matters not how large or small the area you need to be levelled, a certified floor screeding contractor in Godalming will have the appropriate know-how, skills and equipment to offer you an excellent standard of service. After assessing your project they will advise you on the perfect choice of screeding and which technique for laying it is most suited to your circumstances.

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A professional screeding contractor will also tell you if a structural engineer is required for your undertaking, in order to check on any point loadings, load bearing and flex strength that your screed floor may need to conform with British Standards and building regulations.

Qualified and skilled tradesmen are necessary for a successful result and will extend the lifespan of your floor through the use of the right form of screed for your room's allocated purpose. Picking the right screeding materials and the method of installation is crucial if you want to finish up with a durable and quality finish for your floor.

Make certain that you get at least two or three estimates for your Godalming based screeding project and also ask to what standard you are getting a quote. The Surface Regularity (SR) finish is the figure to watch out for when getting a quote from your Godalming screeding contractor. SR2 and SR3 will be less expensive options, however the finished floor surface could have errors and deviations, whilst SR1 guarantees a perfect quality of finish. Any error in the screeding can cause problems in laying flooring due to ridges, flat spots, indentations in the surface.

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British Standards BS8204 lays down the regulations and guidelines that all Godalming screeding contractors must follow, and if using specialist screeding solutions, (Flowcrete, Gypsol, Cemfloor etc), they ought to be certified by the manufacturers as being skilled and trained in their use. A contractor holding such accreditations indicates that they've been trained and assessed in using these screeding products and can provide a high quality service in all areas of their installation.

For larger screeding projects in boutiques, schools, warehouses, hospitals, factories and shops, specialist Godalming commercial screeders will be required.

TYPES OF SCREED

Standard Screeds - A mix of sand and cement which is perfect for standard domestic usage. This mix comprises a five to one ratio of sand to cement. After laying a standard flooring screed mixture dries out at a rate of just 1mm/day.

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

Advanced Drying and Fast Drying Screeds - If there is a need to use the area in question as soon as possible a fast drying screed might be a good choice. They are typically a fibre reinforced kind of screed that dries out at a rate of between 3-7mm per day and are used in time dependent flooring projects.

Polymer Screeds - An extremely high strength flooring solution where a reduced screed thickness is essential. Because of their different chemical compositions, polymer screeds have varying drying times which you can verify by studying manufacturer's guidelines.

Fibre Reinforced Screed - The favourite choice of professional screeders for use with under floor heating systems. The special fibres in the screed increase overall strength and durability while also protecting against thermal cracking and shrinkage. It has a setting rate of 1mm per day.

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Self-Levelling or Liquid Screeds - Used to produce a high quality finish, especially where SR1 levels are needed, by a cement and latex material. It is largely used to produce a high quality floor over the top of a poor quality or damaged substrate and results in a finish onto which all forms of flooring materials can be laid. They can be as little as one millimetre in depth, and thanks to the latex polymers, will still provide high strength.

SCREEDING PREPARATION AND INSTALLATION

Screeding installers will have to prepare all areas before proceeding with any other work so as to guarantee a hard wearing and quality screed flooring. The existing floor surface should be thoroughly cleaned to eliminate any debris, oil, grease and paint which might adversely affect the adhesion of the screed.

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Any cleaning products that are used during this phase shouldn't leave any residues, and the floor surface must be allowed to dry out naturally. If screeding over a stone or cement floor any cracks should be mended to prevent them from "travelling" up through your screed layer and producing deviations on the finished floor surface. A genuine Godalming screeding installer will pick up on these issues during the site survey and ensure all preparations are finished before applying the next steps in the floor screeding process.

To protect the flooring materials and screeding layer from dampness rising up from the ground, a DPM (damp proof membrane) must be installed. There may be 2 or 3 layers of different thicknesses of polythene to act as barriers between the insulation layer and screed.

If the area where you live is at risk from radon gas then one additional barrier is required to prevent this harmful gas from entering via the ground. If radon is present in large amounts then a full ventilation and extraction system might be needed beneath the layer of screed which will extract any gases that could seep in from the ground.

As soon as the base has been prepared and any membranes installed, a sealer or primer is then applied. A primer helps with the screed to successfully bond to the base and membranes and different types exist according to which screed type is being applied. These products require skilled tradesmen to apply them in the right proportions by using airless sprays and other tailor-made equipment.

Before the screeding can be laid, any under floor heating (if required) will now be laid out. The wires and heating pipes are firmly mounted on insulation panels to stop any movement and make certain they're held in the correct position. Under floor heating is one of the most efficient ways to heat a room and a professionally installed system should provide even warmth in all areas of the floor.

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Obviously, if you're not installing under floor heating, you simply bypass this step and get on with applying the screed. The specific requirements of the room will dictate the sort of screeding used. Don't forget that even quick drying screeds have a minimum of 24 hours before you're able to walk over any laid surface and a minimum 72 hours before any flooring materials can be fitted. Such periods will be longer for standard and heavy duty screeds and the manufacture's guidelines must be followed to create the optimal finish and durability of the floor.

The SR standard of your screed can be confirmed once it's set sufficiently to be stepped onto. Using a 2m straight-edge the floor surface is examined for any dips, deviations and ridges in the screed surface.

  • SR1 - Disparities of three millimetres or less being measured over the whole floor area shows your screeding to be of the finest quality and is classed as SR1.
  • SR2 - If the screed has a deviation from the straight-edge of 5 millimetres or less it is classified as SR2 quality and is the standard for industrial and commercial floors.
  • SR3 - SR3 is utility standard where a perfect finish is not needed. This classification allows for a maximium deviation depth of ten millimetres.

If your screeding has been installed with specific load bearing requirements in mind then a structural engineer is going to be needed to conduct tests. This assessment will determine the overall strength of the screed and the suitability for its intended use. This should include what is known as a "drop hammer test" which records specific data on the strength and flexibility of the screed. The specialist measurement and testing tools mean that this can only be conducted by a trained structural engineer following the BS8204 guidelines. (Tags: Floor Screeding Services Godalming, Floor Screeding Godalming, Floor Screed Godalming, Screeding Godalming).


Floor screeding services are available in Godalming and also in: Wormley, Farncombe, Shackleford, Brook, Wanborough, Compton, Hurtmore, Milford, Puttenham, Charterhouse, Catteshall, Hambledon, Busbridge, Chiddingfold, and in these postcodes GU7 1AF, GU7 1BE, GU7 1NZ, GU7 1LS, GU7 1DZ, GU7 1PE, GU7 1JP, GU7 1ND, GU7 1JW, and GU7 1NH. Locally based Godalming floor screeders will likely have the postcode GU7 and the telephone dialling code 01483. Checking this should guarantee you are accessing local screeding. Godalming homeowners can utilise these and numerous other similar services. If you need to obtain a quotation for screeding services, this can be done by simply clicking on the "Quote" banner.

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Latex Screeds Godalming

When the surface of a floor needs a bit of flexibility, it is wise to use a latex screeding. 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 component. Where water is normally used in a screed mix, this is replaced with the latex liquid, making it more flexible than other types of screed, and quicker drying.

This latex compound is used for levelling sub-floors in advance of the laying of the final decorative covering. This screed is suitable for substrate made of quarry tiles, wood, concrete, sand/cement or asphalt, is ideal for the application of flooring adhesives and gives a durable and smooth surface. If your subfloor has any movement in it, this type of latex floor screed will still give you a flexible, crack-free finish, onto which your chosen floor coverings can be laid.

When installing a "floating" screed, for instance when an unbonded screed is being laid over a layer of either thermal or acoustic insulation, screed thicknesses of 50-75mm may be required, and latex screeds aren't suitable for this purpose.

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Let's be honest, the majority of property makeovers and home improvements in Godalming often produce a substantial amount of waste. Although in general, floor screeding doesn't generate a huge amount of waste, it will depend on the size and scale of your project and the sort of surface that it's being laid on. If the tradespeople you use don't take care of the waste removal, and it has not been included on your quotation, this is something that you're going to have to deal with.

If you are like most homeowners in Godalming, you'll hire a skip to get rid of this waste. To match your exact needs, you can choose from a whole host of skip sizes. Skips are usually available the following styles: skip bags (1-1.5 cubic yards), mini-skips (2-3 cubic yards), midi-skips (4-5 cubic yards), builders skips (6-8 cubic yards), roll-on roll-off skips (20-25 cubic yards).

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Screeding Related Tasks Godalming

There are a number of different tasks that can be undertaken by your local Godalming floor screeding specialist including basement screeding Godalming, waterproof floor screeding, floor levelling, rapid strength floor screeding, screed surveys Godalming, structural screeds, hospital floor screeding Godalming, final floor finishes Godalming, screed flooring, floor preparation services Godalming, acoustic flooring in Godalming, latex screed, sand screeding, cheap screeding Godalming, domestic screeding, concrete pumping Godalming, bonded concrete floor screeding, underfloor heating installations, flow screeding, floor screeding, polished screed flooring Godalming, floor screed testing in Godalming, floor noise reduction, floor insulation in Godalming, polished screeding in Godalming, conservatory floor screeding, unbonded screed, bonded screed, and lots more floor screeding tasks. Listed are just a small portion of the duties that are carried out by those specialising in floor screeding. Godalming professionals will be happy to inform you of their whole range of floor screeding services.

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Also find: Charterhouse floor screeding, Busbridge floor screeding, Shackleford floor screeding, Hurtmore floor screeding, Milford floor screeding, Hambledon floor screeding, Wormley floor screeding, Compton floor screeding, Wanborough floor screeding, Catteshall floor screeding, Chiddingfold floor screeding, Brook floor screeding, Farncombe floor screeding, Puttenham floor screeding and more. There are companies who do screeding in the majority of these locations. The expertise and know-how required to provide high-quality flooring services are possessed by these competent specialists. Whether it’s for commercial or domestic properties, they are proficient in screeding and ensure that the project is completed to the highest standards. Local home and property owners can get screeding estimates by going here.

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Screeding Services in Godalming Surrey (01483)
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