Floor Screeding Godstone Surrey (RH9): When you are renovating your Godstone home that has uneven or damaged floors, or perhaps converting a cellar or basement to useable living space, a competent floor screeding company will be able to help with your home improvements. Floor screeding provides a smooth, level finish to a rough sub-base, and allows you to lay your final layer of flooring material, (carpets, tiles, boards etc) over it. The screeding is an important procedure to ensure a durable and quality finish to the whole floor structure.
FLOOR SCREEDING CONTRACTORS GODSTONE
It does not matter how big or small the area is that you need levelling, a trustworthy floor screeding contractor in Godstone will have the necessary skills, equipment and knowledge to provide you with an excellent level of service. They'll be able to advise you on the correct kind of screed your project requires, and how best to apply and install it.
It might be a requirement, contingent on the proposed use of the area, for a structural engineering survey to abide by building regulations on flex strength, point loadings and load requirements of the screed floor.
Working with a highly trained and qualified flooring specialist will guarantee you use the right type of screed for the room's anticipated usage to extend the lifetime of your flooring. Choosing the correct screeding materials and the best installation technique is vital if you want to end up with a quality and durable finish for your floor.
Make sure you get two or three quotations for your Godstone based screeding project and also ask what standard of finish each estimate is for. The quotation should be based on what's known as the SR, or Surface Regularity calculation. Each of the 3 SR levels provide different qualities of finish, with SR1 offering the best, with the lowest amount of deviation over the area. This could mean that you may have to correct any areas that might cause problems when laying your finished flooring material.
The guidelines and regulations specified in the British Standards BS8204 have to be observed by any Godstone floor screeding company and they must also be certified by the manufacturers of specialist screeding materials (Flowcrete, Gypsol, Cemfloor etc.) to demonstrate their safe working practices and competence. A company holding accreditation proves they have been trained and assessed in the use of these screeding products and can provide a top notch service in all areas of their installation.
For larger floor screeding projects in hospitals, warehouses, salons, shops, schools and factories, specialist Godstone commercial screeders will be required.
TYPES OF SCREED
Standard Screeds - Widely used in domestic flooring projects where the blend of cement and sand is perfectly acceptable for basic floor traffic usage. Five parts sand to one part cement is the usual mix for standard screed. Once its been laid this 5:1 ratio dries at a rate of one millimetre per day.
Liquid or Self-Levelling Screeds - When a high standard of finish is needed this mix of of latex and cement is employed to achieve SR1 level screed flooring. Primarily used to finish off a poor substrate level or damaged floor to enable the laying of a new flooring surface, such as tiling over it. This liquid screed can be poured to a depth of just one millimetre, but will still provide a high strength base to take a selection of flooring finishes.
Industrial and Heavy Duty Screed - Where traffic levels are high or heavy loading of the floor is required, heavy duty screeds provide maximum strength and durability.
Fast Drying and Advanced Drying Screeds - If there's a need to press ahead urgently with the work due to time constraints, these screeds dry much quicker than standard screeds. Drying out at a rate of 3-7mm, depending on the mixture, they're normally a fibre reinforced kind of screed and are suitable for projects that have tight schedules.
Fibre Reinforced Screed - The favoured choice by professional screeders for use with under floor heating systems. The fibres in the screed mix improve it's durability and strength whilst also protecting against thermal cracking and shrinkage. The screed will set hard at a rate of roughly 1mm/day.
Polymer Screeds - Provides an extremely high level of strength with a lower thickness. Manufacturer's guidelines for drying times differ across the various product ranges.
SCREEDING PREPARATION AND INSTALLATION
Screeding companies will have to carefully prepare all areas before proceeding with any other work so as to ensure a high quality and hard wearing screed flooring. It is crucial that any contaminants such as paint, grease, loose debris or oil is eliminated from the floor surface before pouring any screed, as these can affect the adhesion process that a quality screed demands.
If any cleaning products are used during this stage it is crucial to make certain that no residues of soaps, detergents or other cleaning products are left on the surface and it's permitted to dry out naturally. It is essential to repair any crevices or cracks in the base to prevent them being visible and "travelling" up into your freshly screeded floor. An experienced Godstone screeding installer will pick up on these aspects during the on-site survey and ensure all preparations are finished before pressing on with the next steps in the screeding process.
A damp proof membrane (DPM) will be applied once the preparation work has been concluded to prevent ground moisture affecting the screeding and floor materials. There may be two or three layers of varying thickness polythene to act as barriers between the screed and the insulation layer.
If your property is situated in a place where radon gas is present an extra barrier layer is required to stop radon gas from getting through. This could be as simple as an airtight membrane, or in more serious situations a ventilation system is installed beneath the floor screed to extract any influx of radon gas from the ground.
The final step of surface preparation is the painting or spraying of a primer or sealer. These primers and sealers will make certain that the screed bonds perfectly to the base surface and help to produce a quality finished floor. Custom-made equipment such as airless sprays will usually be used to apply a sealant or primer, which should be done by professional screeding companies in Godstone following the manufacturer's guidelines and safety advice.
Before any screed is laid, any underfloor heating will now set out and installed. The underfloor heating system is laid out in the correct pattern and secured firmly to insulation panels to avoid any movement in the course of the screed pouring. Warmth will be evenly spread across the floor in a professionally fitted under floor heating system, and with it being an effective choice of heating, it's a great choice for many Godstone home renovation projects.
If you are not fitting under floor heating the screed can now be mixed and prepared in situ and poured. Your screeding contractor will have given you guidance and advice on which sort of screed is appropriate for your requirements, in line with your proposed use of the room area. For quick drying and advanced screeds there'll be at least 24 hours delay before it is able to be walked over, and a further 72 hours minimum before you are able to install any flooring materials. If you're using standard or heavy duty screeds the setting time is increased and the manufacturer's guidelines must be followed so as to get the best finish for your floor.
The SR standard of your screeding can be ascertained once it has set sufficiently to be walked upon. The basic SR test involves the use of a 2 mtr straight edge to check for any fluctuations in the screeded surface.
- SR1 - Over the whole screed area, if there aren't any disparities of more than 3mm from the straight-edge, then 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 deviation of 5 millimetres across the whole floor surface.
- SR3 - SR3 is utility standard where a quality finish isn't required. This classification can have a maximum permissible deviation depth of ten millimetres.
If you need load bearing checks, a qualified structural engineer is required to perform the testing. Using specialist equipment the engineer will evaluate the screed surface strength and its suitability for use in a load bearing environment. An assessment called the drop hammer test will be performed on different areas of the screed and the outcomes documented. The specialist testing and measurement tools mean that this can only be undertaken by a fully qualified structural engineer heeding the BS8204 guidelines. (Tags: Floor Screed Godstone, Floor Screeding Services Godstone, Screeding Godstone, Floor Screeding Godstone).
Floor screeding services are available in Godstone and also in: Oxted, Woldingham, Church Town, South Nutfield, South Godstone, Bletchingley, Lingfield, Blindley Heath, Tatsfield, Redhill, Caterham, Haxted, Nutfield, Newchapel, Crowhurst, and in these postcodes RH9 8DE, RH9 8LU, RH9 8EE, RH9 8AX, RH9 8AF, RH9 8DY, RH9 8EB, RH9 8NS, RH9 8BU, RH9 8AG. Local Godstone floor screeders will likely have the postcode RH9 and the telephone dialling code 01883. Checking this out can guarantee you access local screeding. Godstone property owners can benefit from these and countless other related services.
Latex Floor Screed Godstone
When a level of flexibility is required in a floor's surface you might find that the employment of a latex self-levelling floor screed will be an advantage. Latex screeds generally comprise 2 parts - a cement-based compound, and a liquid latex component. The liquid latex additive replaces the water that would normally be used for mixing screed, and is much more flexible and quicker drying than other types of screed.
This latex screed is used to level-out a sub-floor before the final decorative surface is laid. Producing a smooth and durable surface which is perfect for the application of flooring adhesives, this is is appropriate for use on subfloors of sand/cement, quarry tiles, asphalt, wood and concrete. If your subfloor has a bit of movement in it, this type of latex floor screed will still provide a flexible, crack-free finish, on which your final floor coverings can be laid.
When an unbonded screed is being laid over a layer of either acoustic or thermal insulation (i.e. a floating screed), latex screeds are not suitable, because in cases like this (generally when screeding over underfloor heating), you'll likely need a screed thickness of 50 to 65 millimetres.
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Skip Hire Godstone
Let's face it, most home improvements or property makeovers in Godstone tend to generate a fair amount of waste. Whether or not lots of waste is generated by your screeding will be determined by the particular circumstances of your project, sometimes there will be lots of waste, sometimes not so much. In many instances the tradesman you are employing will happily remove the waste that's created during the course of the work, but be warned - some of them don't!
If this job is left for you to do, you could think about hiring a skip. No matter what volume of waste you've got, there'll be an appropriate skip size available. Skip sizes range from skip bags to mini-skips, midi-skips to builders skips, and for major jobs or industrial use - roll-on roll-off skips.
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Floor Screeding Near Godstone
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Screeding Around Godstone: Property owners living in the following areas and streets have recently requested floor screeding services - Hart's Lane, Catlin Gardens, Bakers Mead, Clayton Mead, Evelyn Gardens, Tilburstow Hill Road, Terra Cotta Road, Gangers Hill, Salisbury Road, The Priory, Ivy Mill Close, Lagham Road, Needles Bank, Hare Lane, Featherstone, Love Lane, Rabies Heath Road, Carlton Road, Eastbourne Road, Faygate Lane, Old Tilburstow Road, Langsmead, Easter Way, Fosterdown, Enterdent Road, Godstone Hill, as well as these local Godstone postcodes: RH9 8DE, RH9 8LU, RH9 8EE, RH9 8AX, RH9 8AF, RH9 8DY, RH9 8EB, RH9 8NS, RH9 8BU, RH9 8AG. These places recently saw activity by experts in screeding. Godstone homeowners received dependable and top quality floor screeding services in every case.
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