Floor Screeding Great Torrington

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Floor Screeding Great Torrington Devon (EX38): A professional floor screeder can level a damaged or uneven floor, help with renovations or help to install underfloor heating on your Great Torrington property, when necessary. Before you're able to lay a suitable floor covering, whether it's wood, carpet or tile, the floor base should be as flat as is possible; this is why floor screeding is frequently needed. The screed is a crucial process to guarantee a high quality and durable finish to the whole floor structure.

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A professional screeding contractor in Great Torrington will have all the know-how and experience to help you achieve a perfect floor in whichever size room you're working on. They'll assess your project and figure out the appropriate sort of screed you require and the best strategy for applying it.

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They will in addition assess if a structural engineer is required to make certain any flex strength, point loadings and load requirements are satisfied in accordance with building and construction regulations.

The training and skills that a qualified screeding technician brings to your project should guarantee a high quality end result and help in extending the lifespan of your floor or floors. There are many types of screed and choosing the correct mix and laying technique is crucial if you are to create a top quality floor that's fit for purpose and durable.

Before deciding on a floor screeding contractor from any operating in the Great Torrington area, ask to what standard of finish they're basing their quote, and also make certain that you get two or three quotations. The SR (Surface Regularity) finish is the number to keep your eye on when studying an estimate from your Great Torrington screeding contractor. Each of the 3 SR levels provide different qualities of finish, with SR1 offering the highest quality, with the smallest amount of deviation over the surface area. Any imperfections in the screeding (as might arise with SR2 or SR3) can cause issues with laying flooring because of flat spots, indentations, ridges in the surface.

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Every Great Torrington screeding company has to comply with British Standards (BS8204) and should have some kind of accreditation from screeding material and equipment manufacturers, for instance Gypsol, Flowcrete, Cemfloor. A company holding such accreditation proves that they have been trained and assessed in the use of these screeding products and can provide a high quality standard in all aspects of their installation.

For larger floor screeding projects in schools, hotels, shops, warehouses, hospitals and factories, specialist Great Torrington commercial screeders will be required.


Standard Screeds - A combination of cement and sand which is acceptable for everyday domestic usage. The standard screed is a mix of five parts sand to one of cement. This five to one ratio standard screed will set hard at a rate of just one millimetre per day after laying.

Polymer Screeds - A high strength flooring solution where a reduced thickness is needed. The drying times vary as outlined by proprietary product guidelines.

Fibre Reinforced Screed - The expert's choice for residential use over the top of underfloor heating. The improved flexibility and strength offered by the special fibres in the screed mix help protect the resulting floor from shrinkage and cracking due to heat. At around one millimetre per day, it has a similar drying rate to standard floor screed.

Self-Levelling or Liquid Screeds - Used to produce a high quality finish, especially in SR1 levels of screeding, by a latex and cement material. Typically used to finalise a poor substrate level or damaged floor so as to lay a new flooring surface, such as tiles on the top of it. They can be as little as one millimetre thick, and thanks to the latex polymers, will still provide high strength.

Fast Drying and Advanced Drying Screeds - If you need to use the area as quickly as possible a fast drying screed can be employed. They are usually a fibre reinforced kind of screed that dries out at a rate of between 3-7mm per day and are employed in time-sensitive projects.

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Industrial and Heavy Duty Screed - Developed for maximum durability and strength on floors where traffic is high or specific loading of the floor base is needed.


To ensure that the screeding is of a high quality finish that is hard wearing and durable, time must be devoted to fully preparing the area prior to any screed being laid. It is important that all contaminants such as paint, grease, oil or loose debris is eradicated from the floor surface before pouring any screed, because these can affect the adhesion capability that a quality screed requires.

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If cleaning products have been used it's vital to remove any remnants of soap or detergent, and leave the floor surface to dry naturally. If screeding over a cement or stone floor any cracks should be repaired to prevent them from "travelling" through your screed layer and causing imperfections on the final floor surface. During a site survey the screeding company will notice what preparation work is needed before any actual screeding begins.

To shield the flooring materials and screeding layer from moisture rising up through the ground, a damp proof membrane (DPM) will have to be laid. There may be 2 or 3 layers of varying thicknesses of polythene to act as a barrier between the screed and the insulation layer.

A further airtight barrier may be necessary if your house is in a location that is regarded as susceptible to radon. A simple airtight membrane may be sufficient in locations with relatively low radon measurements, however in more severe situations there might have to be a more sophisticated ventilation and extraction system to block any harmful radon gas.

As soon as these steps have been taken the screeders will put on a primer or sealer to the prepared floor base. Primers and sealers assist with the bonding process and are specialist applications specifically designed for the kind of screed being used. Custom-made equipment such as airless sprays are used to apply a sealant or primer, by experienced screeding installers in Great Torrington observing the manufacturer's guidelines and safety advice.

If you are installing under floor heating, now is the time that it will need to be set out and installed. Insulation panels will be put in place and the heating pipes and cables will be securely attached so there's no movement whilst the screed is being applied. Warmth will be evenly spread across the floor in a properly fitted under floor heating system, and with it being an effective method of heating, it is an ideal choice for the majority of Great Torrington home restoration projects.

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The screeding can now be mixed and prepared in situ and spread onto the floor surface. Your intended use of the room will assist your screeding company on which sort of screed is perfect for your needs. After the application of the screed there will be a minimum 24 hours (for quick drying screeds) before you're able to walk on the surface, and a seventy two hour minimum drying time for any floor covering installations. Such periods will be increased for standard and heavy duty screeds and the manufacture's product guidelines should be followed to accomplish the optimum finish and longevity of the floor.

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

  • SR1 - Over the entire screed area, if there are no deviations of more than 3mm from the straight-edge, then you've got a top specification SR1 standard surface.
  • SR2 - If the screeded floor deviates from the straight edge by 5mm or less it is considered SR2 quality and is the standard for commercial and industrial projects.
  • SR3 - For other floors where the finish is comparatively immaterial SR3 is the specification and has a deviation measurement of 10 millimetres or less.

If you require load bearing checks, a structural engineer is needed to perform the tests. Using specialist equipment the structural engineer will ascertain the screeding strength and its suitability for use in a load bearing setting. This can include what is known as a "drop hammer test" which assesses various aspects of the flexibility and strength of the screed. Any screed floor that has point load requirements must be okayed by a qualified structural engineer respecting the British Standards BS8204 guidelines. (Tags: Floor Screed Great Torrington, Screeding Great Torrington, Floor Screeding Services Great Torrington, Floor Screeding Great Torrington).

Floor screeding services are available in Great Torrington and also in nearby places like: Saltrens, Littleham, Frithelstock, Taddiport, Torrington, Langtree, Little Torrington, Weare Gifford, Beaford, Roborough, Stibb Cross, Buckland Brewer, Yarnscombe, Monkleigh, and in these postcodes EX38 7BR, EX38 7NH, EX38 7BU, EX38 7DN, EX38 7AD, EX38 7NQ, EX38 8DZ, EX38 8BB, EX38 8HD, EX38 8EP. Locally based Great Torrington floor screeders will probably have the postcode EX38 and the dialling code 01805. Checking this can ensure you access local screeding. Great Torrington homeowners are able to utilise these and various other comparable services.

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It is better to use a latex screeding when a degree of flexibility is needed in the surface of a floor. Latex floor screeds come in two parts - a bottle and a bag - with the bottle containing latex liquid and the bag containing a cemetitious powder. The liquid latex additive actually replaces the water which would typically be used for mixing floor screed, and is quicker drying and far more flexible than other types of screed.

This latex product is used for levelling subfloors in advance of the laying of the final decorative surface. This is suitable for use on subfloors of wood, concrete, sand/cement, stone tiles and asphalt, to provide a resilient and smooth surface that is ideal for the application of adhesives. This type of screed will give you a flexible, crack-free finish, even if there happens to be movement in your subfloor.

When using a "floating" screed, for instance when an unbonded screed is being laid over a membrane of acoustic or thermal insulation, screed thicknesses of 50 to 75 millimetres may be required, and latex screeds aren't suited to this purpose.

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When you're making plans for any home improvements or property makeovers in Great Torrington, you'll have to make provision for any waste that is generated. Screeding isn't like constructing a property extension, where huge levels of waste can be generated, nevertheless there could still be a certain amount of waste that you will need to deal with. If the tradespeople you hire don't take care of the waste removal, and it has not been listed on your price quote, this is something that you're going to have to deal with.

Whether you are left with doing this job yourself, or the tradesman is dealing with it, a skip will sometimes be required. Different sizes of skip are available to accommodate the volume of waste that you've got. Skips come in the following forms: skip bags (1-1.5 yd³), mini-skips (2-3 yd³), midi-skips (4-5 yd³), builders skips (6-8 yd³), roll-on roll-off skips (20-25 yd³).

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There is a range of work that can be completed by your local Great Torrington floor screeding specialist including fast drying floor screeds, floor levelling, floating screed, sand floor screed, floor screed repairs, conservatory screeding, school floor screeding Great Torrington, flow screeding Great Torrington, cellar floor screeding, residential floor screeding in Great Torrington, polished floor screeding, structural screeds, final floor finishes Great Torrington, damp proof membranes, acoustic flooring, bonded concrete floor screeding in Great Torrington, lightweight screeding, bonded screed, polished screed floors, concrete screeds, commercial floor screeding, floor screed testing in Great Torrington, floor noise reduction, fibre reinforced floor screeding, floor screeding, floor preparation services, screed reinforcement, floor insulation, and lots more floor screeding tasks. These are just an example of the tasks that are handled by people specialising in floor screeding. Great Torrington contractors will keep you informed about their entire range of floor screeding services.

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Also find: Taddiport floor screeding, Saltrens floor screeding, Monkleigh floor screeding, Little Torrington floor screeding, Weare Gifford floor screeding, Littleham floor screeding, Yarnscombe floor screeding, Beaford floor screeding, Roborough floor screeding, Frithelstock floor screeding, Buckland Brewer floor screeding, Stibb Cross floor screeding, Langtree floor screeding, Torrington screeding services and more. All of these locations are catered for by companies who do floor screeding. Great Torrington property owners can get floor screeding estimates by going here.

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Screeding Around Great Torrington: Some Great Torrington areas and roads where screeding work has recently been done - John Howe Close, Sandfords Gardens, Dartington Close, Eskil Place, Station Hill, Torridge View, Fore Street, Hatchmoor Common Lane, Kingsmead Drive, Halsdon Terrace, Stonemans Lane, Borough Road, Darracott, Caddywell Meadow, Warren Close, Victory Way, New Road, Burwood Road, Villa Road, Juries Lane, Prideaux Meadow, Cornmarket Street, Cromwell Close, as well as the following Great Torrington area postcodes: EX38 7BR, EX38 7NH, EX38 7BU, EX38 7DN, EX38 7AD, EX38 7NQ, EX38 8DZ, EX38 8BB, EX38 8HD, EX38 8EP. These areas recently saw activity by specialists in screeding. Great Torrington home and business owners enjoyed the benefits of reliable and top quality floor screeding services on each occasion.

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(This screeding Great Torrington content was created by Stephen Locke 11-05-2022)