Floor Screeding Godalming Surrey (GU7): If you have an uneven or damaged floor, are planning to install underfloor heating or are restoring a property or cellar in your Godalming property, then it is the perfect time to consider bringing in a professional floor screeding company. Floor screeding provides a smooth finish to a coarse sub-base, and enables you to lay your final layer of flooring material, (carpets, tiles, boards etc) over it. If you would like your floors to last then floor screeding is the most important factor in any renovation or building project.
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Whatever size room you are renovating, a local screeding contractor in Godalming can supply the experience and proper working practices to establish the perfect base for your floors. They'll be able to advise you on the correct kind of screed your project requires, and the best methods for applying and installing it.
Your screeding contractor will also notify you if a structural engineer is necessary for your undertaking, to evaluate flex strength, point loadings and load requirements that your flooring may need to conform with building regulations and British Standards.
Skilled and qualified trades-people are imperative for a successful outcome and will extend the lifespan of your floor by making use of the right form of screed for your room's allocated purpose. Selecting the correct screeding materials and the best installation technique is crucial if you want a quality and durable finish for your floor.
Make sure that you get at least 2 or 3 estimates for your Godalming based screeding project and also ask to what standard you are getting each quote. For domestic properties a quote will usually be given for a Surface Regularity (SR) level of SR1 or SR2. SR1 is the highest standard, and whilst SR2 and SR3 might be more cost-effective at first glance, they do not guarantee a perfectly flat or even surface. An SR2 or SR3 level could mean there will be flat spots or ridges that might cause problems when putting down your final flooring materials.
British Standards BS8204 lays down the guidelines and regulations that all Godalming screeding companies is obliged to follow, and if using specialist screeding solutions, (Gypsol, Cemfloor, Flowcrete etc), they must be accredited by the manufacturers as being trained and skilled in their use. The assessment and training of a screeding company by a manufacturer is highlighted through this accreditation scheme, and offers assurances of reliability and safe working practices on any screeding project which involves their materials.
Godalming commercial screeders might be involved in the screeding of floors in factories, schools, shops, pubs, warehouses and hospitals.
TYPES OF SCREED
Standard Screeds - Frequently used in residential projects where the blend of cement and sand is ideal for normal footfall usage. 5 parts sand to 1 part cement is the typical mix for standard screeds. Once laid this 5:1 ratio will dry at a rate of one millimetre per day.
Polymer Screeds - These provide an extremely high level of strength with a lower thickness. Because of their different chemical compositions, these screeds have varying setting times which you can verify by reading manufacturer's guidelines.
Fibre Reinforced Screed - The favourite choice of professional contractors for use with underfloor heating systems. This is because of the increased strength and protection against thermal cracking and shrinkage provided by the fibres within the screed mix. At approximately one millimetre per day, it has a similar drying rate to standard screed.
Advanced Drying and Fast Drying Screeds - As the name would suggest, this screed dries quickly and allows you to use the floor area much sooner. Drying at a rate of 3-7mm/day, determined by the mixture, they're generally a fibre reinforced kind of screed and are ideal for projects which have tight schedules.
Industrial and Heavy Duty Screed - A screed that is designed for high load and heavy traffic areas where the maximum possible durability and strength is crucial.
Liquid or Self-Levelling Screeds - A latex and cement material which can achieve the highest standard SR1 finish. This is primarily used to produce a clean, smooth floor over the top of a poor quality or damaged substrate and results in a surface finish onto which all kinds of flooring materials can be laid. Even with a thickness of one millimetre, the latex polymers within the mixture provide a high strength screed for a wide range of uses.
SCREEDING PREPARATION AND INSTALLATION
To enable the screeding to be of a good quality finish that's hard wearing and durable, time should be devoted to preparing the area before any screed is poured. Any paint, grease, oil and debris on the existing floor level can adversely affect the bonding of the screed, and should be removed.
If cleaning products were used it is essential to remove any remnants of detergent, soap etc, and leave the surface to dry naturally. At this point any cracks should be mended as these can easily travel up through a newly laid screed and be visible in the finished surface. An on-site survey will enable the screeding contractor to pinpoint this preparation work and finish it before commencing to pour the screeding.
Before the screeding can be poured a damp proof membrane (DPM) must be installed to protect the screed and final flooring from moisture. Different gauges of polythene sheets could be used as a damp proof membrane and also act as a buffer for the screed and any insulation materials.
An additional airtight barrier might be needed if your property is in an area that is regarded as susceptible to radon gas emissions. If radon occurs in large amounts then a full ventilation and extraction system might be needed beneath the layer of screed which will extract any gases that are seeping in from the ground.
The final stage of the surface preparation process is the painting or spraying of a sealer or primer. These sealers and primers will make sure that the screed bonds perfectly to the floor base and help to achieve a quality finished floor. Because of their special nature, only skilled screeding contractors in Godalming are capable of using them correctly, safely and through the use of bespoke equipment for this task.
Before any screed is poured, any underfloor heating will now set out and installed. Insulation panels can be arranged and the cables and heating pipes will be firmly mounted to prevent any movement while the screed is applied. Underfloor heating is one of the most effective ways to heat a room and an expertly installed system should give an even warmth in all areas of the floor.
Of course, if you aren't fitting underfloor heating, you can bypass this stage and get on with applying the screeding. Your screeding company will have given you guidance and advice on which screed type is appropriate for your needs, in line with your intended use of the room area. For advanced and quick drying screeds there'll be at least twenty four hours delay before it can be walked over, and a further seventy two hours minimum before any flooring material can be laid over it. If you're looking to wind up with a nicely finished and hard-wearing floor surface you must follow the manufacturer's guidelines with regard to heavy duty and standard screeds where this timescale will be increased.
You can evaluate the SR level of the completed screed once it's solidified enough to walk on. The test involves using a 2 mtr long straight-edge laid on the floor surface and any deviations from true are calculated.
- SR1 - Over the whole screed area, if there aren't any deviations of more than 3mm from the straight-edge, you've got a top quality SR1 specification surface.
- SR2 - The normal standard flooring in industrial and commercial builds is classed as SR2 and has a maximum possible deviation of 5mm across the whole floor surface.
- SR3 - For a utility area or room where the quality of finish is comparatively immaterial the SR3 is the standard and has a deviation measurement of ten millimetres or less.
It may also be necessary for a qualified structural engineer to do a soundness test. This test will determine the overall strength of the screeded surface and the suitability for its intended use. An assessment called the "drop hammer test" is performed on different areas of the screed and the results documented. Any screeding that has load bearing requirements must be okayed by a competent structural engineer following the British Standards BS8204 regulations. (Tags: Screeding Godalming, Floor Screeding Services Godalming, Floor Screed Godalming, Floor Screeding Godalming).
Floor screeding services are available in Godalming and also nearby in: Puttenham, Wanborough, Milford, Brook, Witley, Busbridge, Peper Harlow, Charterhouse, Hambledon, Shackleford, Wormley, Hurtmore, Chiddingfold, Catteshall, Compton, Farncombe, and in these postcodes GU7 1ND, GU7 1BD, GU7 1BA, GU7 1DH, GU7 1HH, GU7 1DZ, GU7 1PH, GU7 1NJ, GU7 1AA, GU7 1PZ. Locally based Godalming floor screeders will most likely have the telephone code 01483 and the postcode GU7.
Surrey Screeding Enquiries
The latest Surrey floor screeding job posts: Zayd Forrest and Kendra Forrest recently enquired about getting a price for screeding the floor of a kitchen and lounge in Chipstead, Surrey. Luciana and Fred Mooney recently asked for a quotation for screeding a floor and installing underfloor heating in Nutfield, Surrey. Anayah Stott recently asked for a quotation for screeding an extension floor in West Clandon. Annalise Hicks and Joey Hicks recently enquired about the possibility of screeding a basement floor in Smallfield, Surrey. Polly Corbett and Jordan Corbett recently asked for an estimate for screeding the entire ground floor of a cottage in Oxted, Surrey. Rio Finney recently enquired about the possibility of screeding a kitchen floor in a bungalow in Godstone. Zayyan Docherty and Zoe Docherty recently enquired about the possibility of screeding over an old concrete floor in Horsell. Markus Clements recently enquired about getting a price for screeding the floor of a utility room in Cobham.
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The Tools You'll Need For Floor Screeding
- Straight Edge
- Knee Protectors
- Floor Profiler
- A Long Spirit Level
- Humidity Tester
- Tape Measure
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Floor screeding work has recently been done in these Godalming areas - Cramhurst Lane, Busbridge Lane, Downer Meadow, Down Yhonda, Briar Patch, Chalk Road, Springhaven, The Brambles, The Willows, Church Close, The Circle, Skinners Lane, Brighton Road, Davies Close, Bargate Rise, Brook Road, Silo Drive, Dye House Road, Twycross Road, Silo Road, Charterhouse Road, Amberley Road, Sweetwater Lane, Butts Lane, The Bothy, Attleford Lane, By-pass Road, Busdens Close, Spring Grove, as well as the following Godalming area postcodes: GU7 1ND, GU7 1BD, GU7 1BA, GU7 1DH, GU7 1HH, GU7 1DZ, GU7 1PH, GU7 1NJ, GU7 1AA, GU7 1PZ.
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