Floor Screeding Houghton Regis Bedfordshire (LU5): A professional floor screeder can level an uneven or damaged floor, help install under floor heating or assist with renovations on your Houghton Regis home, when necessary. Floor screeding provides a smooth finish to a coarse sub-base floor, and enables you to lay your final layer of flooring material, (boards, carpets, tiles etc) on top of it. If you would like your floors to last a long time then floor screeding is one of the most important factors in any renovation or building task.
FLOOR SCREEDING COMPANIES HOUGHTON REGIS
An established floor screeding specialist in Houghton Regis will have all the experience and know-how to help you achieve a perfectly finished floor in whichever shape or size of room you are working on. They will assess the project and verify the correct kind of screed you require and how best to apply it.
It might be a requirement, based on the intended use of the area in question, for a structural engineering survey to conform with building regulations on point loadings, flex strength and load requirements of the screed floor.
Bringing in a highly trained and qualified specialist will ensure you use the appropriate form of screed for the room's proposed purpose and get the maximum lifespan out of the resulting floor. Selecting the correct screeding materials and the method of installation is crucial if you want to finish up with a durable and quality finish for your floor.
Before choosing a screeding contractor from any operating in the Houghton Regis area, ask to what standard of finish they are basing their quotation, and also make certain that you get multiple price quotes. For residential homes a quotation will usually be provided for an SR (Surface Regularity) level of SR1 or SR2. Each of the 3 SR levels offer different qualities of finish, with SR1 offering the highest quality, with the lowest amount of deviation over the area of the floor. This means you might have to fix any patches that may cause issues when putting down your finished flooring solution.
Every Houghton Regis screeding company has to stick to British Standards (BS8204) and ought to have some form of accreditation from the manufacturers of screeding equipment and materials, for instance Flowcrete, Gypsol, Cemfloor. The assessment and training of a floor screeding contractor by a manufacturer is emphasised through the accreditation scheme, and offers assurances of reliability and safe working practices on any screeding project involving their materials.
For larger floor screeding projects in shopping centres, schools, hospitals, factories, pubs and warehouses, specialist Houghton Regis commercial screeders will be needed.
TYPES OF SCREED
Standard Screeds - This is good for everyday residential use and comprises a mix of cement and sand. This mixture comprises a five to one ratio of sand to cement. Once it has been laid this 5:1 ratio will dry at a rate of 1mm each day.
Industrial and Heavy Duty Screed - A screed that's designed for heavy traffic and high load areas where maximum strength and durability is vital.
Liquid or Self-Levelling Screeds - When the highest possible standard of finish is required this mixture of cement and latex is employed to create SR1 quality floor screeding. This is largely used to produce a smooth, level floor over the top of a damaged or poor quality substrate and enables all types of flooring materials to be used. Even with a depth of only 1mm, the latex polymers within the mixture provide a high strength surface for a wide variety of uses.
Fibre Reinforced Screed - The favoured choice by professional installers for use in combination with underfloor heating systems. The special fibres in the screed improve overall durability and strength whilst also safeguarding against thermal shrinkage and cracking. The screed will dry out at a rate of 1mm/day.
Polymer Screeds - An extremely high strength flooring solution where a reduced screed thickness is essential. Maker's guidelines for setting times are different across the product ranges.
Fast Drying and Advanced Drying Screeds - If you have to use the area in question as soon as possible a fast drying screed may be used. These are generally a fibre reinforced screed which can dry at a rate of between three and seven millimetres per day and are used in time-sensitive projects.
SCREEDING PREPARATION AND INSTALLATION
Preparation is vital for a top quality screed surface that will be durable and hard wearing. The existing floor surfaces should be cleaned to eradicate any oil, debris, grease and paint that might affect the bond of the screed.
Any cleaning products that are used in this phase should leave no residues, and the floor base must be permitted to dry out naturally. If screeding over a stone or cement floor then all cracks should be repaired to prevent them from "travelling" up through the screed layer and causing imperfections on the final surface. A genuine Houghton Regis screeding installer will address these issues during the on-site survey and make certain that all preparations are complete before applying the next steps in the screeding process.
To protect the screed layer and flooring materials from dampness rising up from the ground, a DPM (damp proof membrane) must be installed. Different gauges of polythene sheeting might be used as a DPM and also serve as a buffer for the screed and any insulation panels.
If your home is situated in an area where radon is present an extra barrier layer is needed to prevent radon gas from getting through. If radon is present in large amounts then a full ventilation and extraction system might be needed under the layer of screed which will extract any gases that could seep in from ground level.
As soon as the base has been prepared and any membranes installed, a primer or sealer is then put on. These sealers and primers will make certain that the screed bonds properly to the floor base and help to create a high quality finished floor. These materials need experienced technicians to apply them in the correct ratios by using airless sprays and other tailor-made equipment.
If you're installing underfloor heating, this is the time that it will need to be correctly set out and installed. Insulation panels will be put in position and the cables and heating pipes will be securely mounted so there's no movement while the screed is poured. When skillfully installed an under floor heating system is an efficient way to warm up a room and top quality screed will retain its heat, generating an even heat across the floor.
The screed can now be mixed and prepared in situ and spread onto the base. The requirements of the room will dictate the kind of screeding used. After the pouring of the screed there's at least 24 hours (for quick drying screeds) before you can walk on the surface, and a 72 hour minimum curing period before any floor covering installation. Manufacturer's drying instructions for standard and heavy duty screeds should be followed in order to achieve a quality finish and provide a stable and long lasting surface.
Once the screed has set it can be checked for quality to ascertain the SR standard. The test involves using a two metre long straight-edge laid down upon the floor surface and any fluctuations from true are measured.
- SR1 - Over the entire floor area, if there are no disparities of more than 3 millimetres from the straight-edge, then you have a top quality SR1 standard surface.
- SR2 - The standard flooring in industrial and commercial builds is classed as SR2 and has a maximum deviation of five millimetres across the whole screeded floor.
- SR3 - If the deviation around the room is 10mm or less the quality of the screeding is specified as SR3 and is the standard required for utility and garage areas.
If your screeding has been installed with specific load bearing requirements in mind then a qualified structural engineer is going to be needed to perform these soundness tests. The assessment will ensure your new screed surface is viable for the load bearing requirements laid out in the original site survey. A drop hammer test will be conducted on different areas of the screed layer and the outcomes recorded. The precise testing and measurement tools involved mean that this can only be carried out by a certified structural engineer respecting the BS8204 guidelines. (Tags: Floor Screed Houghton Regis, Screeding Houghton Regis, Floor Screeding Services Houghton Regis, Floor Screeding Houghton Regis).
Floor screeding services are available in Houghton Regis and also nearby in: Leighton Buzzard, Sundon, Eggington, Harlington, Stanbridge, Billington, Eaton Bray, Chalton, Dunstable, Eddlesborough, Toddington, Tilsworth, Wingfield, Leagrave, Totternhoe, Hockliffe, Tebworth, Luton, and in these postcodes LU5 5GZ, LU5 5PG, LU5 5JR, LU5 5FX, LU5 5PP, LU5 5HZ, LU5 4SY, LU5 5JG, LU5 5NG, LU5 5HL. Locally based Houghton Regis floor screeders will most likely have the postcode LU5 and the telephone dialling code 01582.
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Bedfordshire Floor Screeding
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Screeding Enquiries Bedfordshire
Recently posted Bedfordshire floor screeding postings: Luca Rouse recently enquired about screeding a floor and installing underfloor heating in Elstow, Bedfordshire. James Taggart and Olivia-Rose Taggart recently enquired about screeding over an old concrete floor in Southill. Mr and Mrs Fellows recently enquired about the possibility of screeding a cellar floor in Bromham, Bedfordshire. Chelsea and Leighton Deacon recently asked for an estimate for screeding the floor of a utility room in Southill, Bedfordshire. Frankie Clifton and Marshall Clifton recently enquired about the possibility of screeding the floor of a garage in a terraced house in Clifton. Elaina Shannon and Cian Shannon recently requested an estimate for screeding the floor of a workshop in Stewartby. Jenson Glen and Gia Glen recently enquired about screeding the floor of a living room in Silsoe. Klara Hart and Jorge Hart recently enquired about screeding a kitchen floor in Great Barford, Bedfordshire.
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Around Houghton Regis
Households in Bridgeman Drive, Beech Tree Way, Richmond Drive, Crossways, The Quadrant, All Saints Road, Trident Drive, Leaf Road, Roslyn Way, Linden Court, Copperfields Close, Eddiwick Avenue, Westminster Gardens, Tennyson Avenue, Queen Street, Ivinghoe Business Centre, Humphrys Road, Kingsland Close, Milton Way, Church End, Rosedale, Grove Road, Brentwood Close, Sandringham Drive, Freemans Close, Bedford Road, Harrington Heights, have needed floor screeding just recently. Screeding work was also done in the following local Houghton Regis postcodes: LU5 5GZ, LU5 5PG, LU5 5JR, LU5 5FX, LU5 5PP, LU5 5HZ, LU5 4SY, LU5 5JG, LU5 5NG, LU5 5HL.
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