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Floor Screeding Horsforth West Yorkshire (LS18): If you are hoping to install underfloor heating, are restoring a property or basement or have a damaged or uneven floor in your Horsforth home, it is the perfect time to consider contacting a floor screeding professional. Floor screeding gives a smooth, level finish to a rough sub-base, and allows you to lay a suitable flooring material, (carpets, boards, tiles etc) on top of it. Floor screeding provides a durable, quality finish for virtually any room.

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Whatever size or shape of room you're renovating, a screeding specialist in Horsforth will be able to provide you with the experience and correct working methods to generate a perfect base for your floor. They'll be able to assess the project and ascertain the appropriate sort of screed you need and the best technique for applying it.

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They will additionally assess if a structural engineer is required to make certain that any load bearing, flex strength and point loadings are followed as laid down in construction and building regulations.

The skills and training that a screeding technician brings to your project will guarantee a high quality outcome and help to prolong the lifetime of your floors. There are numerous kinds of screeding and selecting the correct mix and laying technique is vital if you are to achieve a quality floor that is long-lasting and fit for purpose.

Make sure you get two or three price quotes for your Horsforth screeding project and also ask what standard of finish each estimate is for. For domestic properties a quotation will normally be given for an SR (Surface Regularity) calculation of SR1 or SR2. SR2 and SR3 might be cheaper options, although the finished floor surface may have errors and deviations, whilst SR1 guarantees a pretty much perfect quality of finish. This means you might have to fix any areas that may cause problems when laying your final flooring material.

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British Standards BS8204 lays out the regulations and guidelines that all Horsforth screeding companies are required to follow, and if working with specialist screeding solutions, (Cemfloor, Flowcrete, Gypsol etc), they ought to be accredited by the manufacturers as being skilled and trained in their use. A contractor holding accreditation indicates they've been trained and assessed in the use of these products and can offer a high standard of service in all aspects of their installation.

Horsforth commercial screeders will be involved in the screeding of floors in schools, factories, hospitals, shopping centres, restaurants and warehouses.


Standard Screeds - This is acceptable for standard residential use and comprises a mixture of cement and sand. This mixture uses a 5:1 ratio of sand to cement. Once it has been laid this 5:1 ratio dries at a rate of 1mm each day.

Self-Levelling or Liquid Screeds - When a high standard of finish is necessary this compound of latex and cement is employed to produce SR1 quality screed flooring. This self-levelling compound provides a smooth and clean surface over a damaged floor or rough substrate to enable all sorts of flooring materials to be laid. These can be as little as 1mm in depth, and due to the latex polymers, will still provide high strength.

Polymer Screeds - Provides an extremely high level of strength with a minimal thickness. Maker's guidelines for setting times vary across the product ranges.

Fibre Reinforced Screed - Used mostly with under floor heating and is the preferred option in these projects. The special fibres in this screed mix enhance overall strength and durability whilst also safeguarding against thermal shrinkage and cracking. It sets at the same rate as a standard screed of 1mm per day.

Industrial and Heavy Duty Screed - Designed for maximum durability and strength in places where traffic is high or heavy loading on the floor is necessary.

Advanced Drying and Fast Drying Screeds - As the name would suggest, this screed dries at a quicker rate and allows you to use the floor area much sooner. The vast majority of the fast or advanced drying screeds are of the fibre reinforced kind and are suitable for a wide array of projects where the swifter curing rate of three to seven millimetres is advantageous.

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To enable the screeding to be of a high quality finish that is hard wearing and durable, time must be devoted to carefully preparing the area prior to any screeding material being poured. Any debris, oil, paint and grease on the original floor surface can affect the bonding of the screed, and must be eradicated.

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Any cleansing products which are used during this stage shouldn't leave any residues, and the floor base must be permitted to dry out naturally. If screeding over a cement or stone floor all cracks should be mended to prevent them from "travelling" up through a screed layer and producing imperfections on the final floor surface. A decent Horsforth screeding specialist will address such aspects during the site survey and ensure all preparations are complete before pressing on with the next stages of the screeding process.

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

A further airtight barrier could be necessary if your home is in an area that is regarded as susceptible to radon. A simple airtight membrane might be enough in areas with relatively low emissions of radon, however in more severe situations there might have to be a more sophisticated extraction and ventilation system to remove any ground penetrating radon gases.

Once the floor base has been properly prepared and all DPMs installed, a primer or sealant is then put on. A primer assists in the screed to bond successfully to the base and membranes and different varieties exist based upon which screed type is being used. Due to their specialist nature, only certified screeders in Horsforth are capable of using them safely and correctly and using bespoke equipment for this task.

If you are going to be installing under floor heating, this is the time that it will need to be set out and installed. Insulation panels can be positioned and the heating pipes and wires will be securely fastened so that there is no movement whilst the screed is poured. Under floor heating is one of the most efficient ways to heat a room and an expertly installed system should produce even level of warmth across the floor area.

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Of course, if you're not installing underfloor heating, you can just skip this stage and apply the screed. The requirements of the room will determine the sort of screeding that's used. Bear in mind that even quick drying and advanced screeds have a minimum of 24 hours before you are able to walk on any screeded surfaces and a minimum 3 days before any flooring can be applied. If you're using standard or heavy duty screeds the drying time is longer and the manufacturer's guidelines must be adhered to so as to get the best finish for your floor.

The SR standard of your screed can be checked once it's hardened enough to be walked on. The test involves the use of a 2 metre straight edge laid down upon the floor surface and any variations from true are measured.

  • SR1 - Disparities of 3mm or less being measured over the entire floor area shows your screed to be of the highest quality and is categorised as SR1.
  • SR2 - The normal standard flooring in commercial and industrial builds is classed as SR2 and has a maximum deviation of 5 millimetres across the entire floor.
  • SR3 - For other floors where the finish is relatively unimportant SR3 is the classification and has a maximum deviation measurement of ten millimetres or less.

If you require load bearing checks, a structural engineer is required to carry out the testing. This test will determine the strength of the screeding and the viability for its intended use. This should include what's known as a drop hammer test which assesses various aspects of the flexibility and strength of the screed. The specialist testing and measurement tools needed mean this can only be conducted by a fully qualified structural engineer obeying the British Standards BS8204 guidelines. (Tags: Floor Screeding Horsforth, Floor Screed Horsforth, Floor Screeding Services Horsforth, Screeding Horsforth).

Floor screeding is available in Horsforth and also in: Hawksworth, Meanwood, Kirkstall, Calverley, Headingley, Rodley, Woodhall Hills, Cookridge, West Park, Greengates, Troy, Rawdon, Cragg Hill, and in these postcodes LS18 4HT, LS18 4EU, LS18 4GP, LS18 4FD, LS18 4NX, LS18 4LT, LS18 4AF, LS18 4JU, LS18 4HF, and LS18 4LQ. Locally based Horsforth floor screeders will most likely have the telephone code 0113 and the postcode LS18. Checking this can confirm that you access locally based screeding. Horsforth householders are able to benefit from these and numerous other building related services. To make enquiries and obtain quotes for floor screeding, you can simply click on the "Quote" banner.

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