Floor Screeding Hockley

Hockley Screeding & Floor Levelling Services

Floor Screeding Hockley Essex (SS5): If you are aiming to install underfloor heating, are restoring a property or basement or have an uneven or damaged floor in your Hockley property, then it is time to consider contacting a professional floor screeding company. Before it's possible to lay a suitable floor covering, whether it is wood, tile or carpet, the surface of the floor needs to be as flat as is possible; which is why screeding a floor is often needed. A floor screed is an important element of many renovation and building projects in Hockley.

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It doesn't matter how large or small the room is that you require to be levelled, a decent floor screeding company in Hockley will have the necessary knowledge, expertise and equipment to offer you a superb level of service. They'll be able to 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'll in addition assess if a structural engineer is required to make sure any load requirements, flex strength and point loadings are satisfied as laid down in construction and building regulations.

The training and skills that a screeding specialist brings to your project will guarantee a successful result and help in prolonging the lifetime of your flooring. Choosing the correct screeding materials and the method of installation is vital if you want to end up with a quality and durable finish for your floor surface.

Before deciding upon a floor screeding contractor from those operating in the Hockley area, ask to what standard of finish they're basing their quote, and also make certain you get two or three quotes. For domestic homes a quotation will normally be given for a Surface Regularity (SR) standard of SR1 or SR2. SR1 is the best standard, and whilst SR2 and SR3 may seem more cost-effective initially, they do not guarantee a totally even or flat floor surface. An SR2 or SR3 level may mean there will be flat spots or ridges that might cause issues when laying your final flooring surface (tile, wood, carpet etc).

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The regulations and guidelines specified in the British Standards BS8204 have to be followed by any Hockley floor screeding company and they should also hold accreditation with the manufacturers of specialist screeding materials (Cemfloor, Gypsol, Flowcrete etc.) to verify their competence and safe working practices. The training and assessment of a floor screeding contractor by a manufacturer is emphasised by the use of this accreditation scheme, and offers assurances of reliability and safe working practices on any project which involves their materials.

For larger floor screeding projects in schools, factories, shops, hospitals, restaurants and warehouses, specialist Hockley commercial screeders will be needed.


Standard Screeds - This is perfect for regular residential usage and is a combination of sand and cement. The ratios involved in standard screeds are five parts sand to one part cement. The standard screed dries at a rate of 1mm thickness per day.

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Fibre Reinforced Screed - The favoured choice by professional screeders for use with underfloor heating systems. The greater flex and strength provided by the fibres within this screed mix help protect the flooring from thermal shrinkage and cracking. The screed will dry out at a rate of roughly 1mm/day.

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

Advanced Drying and Fast Drying Screeds - If you have to press ahead urgently with the flooring because of time restraints, these screeds dry much faster than standard screeds. Drying at a rate of 3-7mm, depending on the mixture, they are typically a fibre reinforced kind of screed and are ideal for flooring projects that have tight schedules.

Self-Levelling or Liquid Screeds - A latex and cement material which can produce the highest standard of finish to SR1 levels. This is mostly used to provide a smooth, clean floor over a damaged or poor quality substrate and enables all types of flooring materials to be used. They can be as little as 1mm thick, and because of the latex polymers, will still provide a high strength finish.

Polymer Screeds - When a lower thickness of floor is needed on account of construction requirements, a polymer screed provides an extremely high strength resolution to the situation. Polymer screeds are available from many screed manufacturers and because of their diverse chemical compositions have specific curing times for each individual product.


To enable the screeding to be of a good quality finish which is durable and hard wearing, time should be spent on carefully preparing the area before any screeding material is poured. Any oil, paint, grease and debris on the existing floor surface can affect the bonding of the screed, and should be removed.

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If cleansing products were used it's essential to remove any remnants of detergent or soap, and allow the floor surface to dry naturally. It is necessary to repair any cracks in the floor surface to stop them being visible and "travelling" upwards into your newly screeded floor. A skilled Hockley screeding contractor will take note of these problems during a on-site survey and make sure all preparations are finished before pressing on with the next stages of the screeding process.

A damp proof membrane (DPM) will be put down after the preparation work has been done to stop ground dampness getting into the flooring materials and screed. Different thicknesses of special polythene might be used as a damp proof membrane and also serve as a buffer for the screed and any insulation panels.

If your house is situated in a place where radon gas is present an additional barrier layer is required to stop radon gas from getting through. If radon is present in large amounts then a complete ventilation and extraction system may be installed underneath the layer of screed which will extract any gases that might seep in from ground level.

Once these stages have been completed the screeding company will apply a primer or sealant to the prepared base surface. A primer assists in the screed to bond successfully to the base and different types exist depending on which kind of screed is being applied. Because of their specialist nature, only certified screeding contractors in Hockley are capable of using them correctly, safely and through the use of equipment which is made for the task.

Before the screeding is laid, any underfloor heating (if required) will now be laid out. The cabling and heating pipes are securely attached to insulation panels to prevent any movement and ensure that they are laid in the correct position. When properly installed an underfloor heating system is an effective way to warm a room and decent quality screeding retains its heat, creating an even heat across the floor surface.

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The screeding can now be prepared on site and poured onto the floor base. Your intended use of the room will assist the screeding specialist on which type of floor screed is perfect for your needs. For quick drying screeds there'll be at least a 24 hour delay before it can be walked on, and a further 72 hours minimum before you can lay any flooring materials. Manufacturer's drying instructions for standard and heavy duty screeds must be observed so as to achieve a quality finish and end up with a stable and long lasting floor surface.

The SR level of your screed can be verified once it's solidified sufficiently to be walked upon. The test involves the use of a 2 metre long straight-edge laid down upon the surface and any variations from true are calculated.

  • SR1 - Over the whole floor area, if there aren't any disparities greater than 3mm from the straight-edge, then you've got a top quality SR1 level surface.
  • SR2 - The standard flooring in commercial and industrial builds is classed as SR2 and has a maximum possible deviation of 5mm across the whole screeded floor.
  • SR3 - SR3 is basic utility standard where a perfect quality finish is not needed. This specification can have a maximum permissible deviation of 10 millimetres.

If you need to check the floor for load bearing, a structural engineer is necessary to perform the tests. Using specialist equipment the structural engineer will assess the screed strength and suitability of use in a load bearing environment. A drop hammer test is conducted at various areas on the screed layer and the outcomes noted. The specialist measurement and testing tools required mean that this can only be carried out by a certified structural engineer applying the British Standards BS8204 guidelines. (Tags: Floor Screed Hockley, Floor Screeding Services Hockley, Screeding Hockley, Floor Screeding Hockley).

Floor screeding is available in Hockley and also in nearby places like: Stambridge, Ashingdon, Canewdon, Rawreth, North Benfleet, Battlesbridge, North Fambridge, Southend, Great Stambridge, Ballards Gore, South Fambridge, and in these postcodes SS5 4QS, SS5 4QZ, SS5 4RS, SS5 4FW, SS5 4EZ, SS5 4JH, SS5 4NE, SS5 4RH, SS5 4SN, and SS5 4HL. Locally based Hockley floor screeders will likely have the telephone code 01702 and the postcode SS5. Checking this out can guarantee that you access local floor screeding. Hockley householders are able to benefit from these and many other similar services. Householders who need screeding price quotes can just click on the "Quote" banner provided.

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It may be an advantage to use a latex self-levelling floor screed when a certain degree of flexibility is needed in the surface of a floor. Latex screeds normally comprise 2 parts - a cement-based powder, and a liquid latex additive. The latex liquid solution replaces the water that is used in other types of screed, meaning that it is more flexible and quicker drying.

Prior to the laying of the final decorative covering, this latex compound is used for levelling subfloors. Producing a durable and smooth surface which is ideal for the application of flooring adhesives, this screeding is is suitable for use on substrate of wood, quarry tiles, concrete, asphalt and sand/cement. Even if there happens to be movement in your subfloor, this type of floor screed will give you a crack-free, flexible finish.

Latex floor screeds are not appropriate where a "floating" screed is desired, for example when an unbonded screed is being laid on the top of a membrane of either acoustic or thermal insulation, such as might be the case when you are screeding on top of underfloor heating, and thicknesses of 50 to 65 millimetres may be necessary.

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There are a wide array of tasks that can be accomplished by your local Hockley floor screeding specialist including bonded concrete floor screeding in Hockley, commercial floor screeding Hockley, underfloor heating screeding, polished floor screeding, liquid screeds in Hockley, conservatory screeding, concrete pumping, lightweight screeding in Hockley, screeding price quotes, anhydrite floor screed Hockley, floor screeding, polished screed floors, floor resurfacing, final floor finishes in Hockley, fibre reinforced floor screeding in Hockley, resin floor screeds Hockley, sand screeds, wet room floors, decorative floor screeding Hockley, external screeding, screed repairs, sand and cement screeds, floor levelling, substrate floor preparation, self-levelling floor screeding, cheap floor screeding, screed bathroom floors, floating screed, structural screeds, residential screeding, and lots more floor screeding tasks. Listed are just some of the activities that are conducted by those specialising in screeding. Hockley providers will tell you about their entire range of services.

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Home refurbishments and property revamps make us feel much better about our lives and our properties in Hockley, however, as with almost everything that make us feel good there are certain drawbacks, and in this case it's the mounds of waste that are created. Whether or not lots of waste is created by your floor screeding will be determined by the particulars of your specific project, sometimes there will be a lot of waste, other times not much at all. If waste removal isn't listed in the quote, you will have to organise this yourself, as a lot of screeding contractors don't have the facility to do this.

If this task is left for you to do, you could think about hiring a skip. Skips come in various sizes depending on your needs, and choosing what sort of skip to hire is vital. In general mini-skips hold about 2 cubic yards of waste (25 bin bags), midi-skips hold about 4 cubic yards of waste (45 bin bags), builders skips hold about 6 cubic yards of waste and roll-on-roll-off skips hold about 20 cubic yards of waste (220 bin bags). Skip bags generally hold around 1-1.5 cubic yards of waste.

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Tools Needed by a Floor Screeding Specialist

  • Floor Profiler
  • Knee Protectors
  • Gloves
  • Straight Edge
  • Trowel
  • Float
  • Wheelbarrow
  • Dappling Bar
  • Tape Measure
  • Spirit Level
  • Spade

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Also find: North Benfleet floor screeding, Canewdon floor screeding, Rawreth floor screeding, South Fambridge floor screeding, Great Stambridge floor screeding, Southend floor screeding, North Fambridge floor screeding, Ballards Gore floor screeding, Battlesbridge floor screeding, Ashingdon floor screeding, Stambridge floor screeding and more. Screeding services are available in all these places. To deliver the best quality flooring services, these experienced professionals have the necessary knowledge and expertise. For both domestic and commercial properties, their expertise in screeding guarantees that the work is carried out to the utmost standards. Local home and business owners can get screeding estimates by clicking here.

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