Floor Screeding Ilford

Ilford Screeding & Floor Levelling Services

Floor Screeding Ilford Essex (IG1): If you are renovating a property or cellar, are aiming to install under floor heating or have an uneven or damaged floor in your Ilford property, then it's time to think about bringing in a floor screeding professional. Floor screeding delivers a smooth finish to a basic sub-base, and will allow you to lay a suitable flooring material, (boards, carpets, tiles etc) over the top of it. If you want your floors to last a long time then floor screeding is the most important factor in any renovation or building project.

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It matters not how small or large the area you require to be levelled, a certified floor screeding specialist in Ilford will have the essential knowledge, skills and equipment to offer you a superb standard of service. They will assess the project and figure out the correct sort of screed you require and the best technique for applying it.

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They'll in addition assess if a structural engineer is needed to make sure any point loadings, flex strength and load requirements are met as set out in construction and building regulations.

Bringing in a skilled and qualified contractor will guarantee that you use the proper type of screed for the room's proposed usage and get the optimum lifespan out of your flooring. Selecting the correct screeding materials and the method of installation is vital if you want to finish up with a durable and quality finish for your floor surface.

Ensure you get more than one estimate for your Ilford screeding project and also ask what standard of finish each estimate is for. The Surface Regularity (SR) finish is the number to look for when studying a quote from your Ilford screeding contractor. SR1 is the highest standard, and whilst SR2 and SR3 might be less expensive at first glance, they do not guarantee a totally flat or even surface. An SR2 or SR3 level could mean there will be flat spots or ridges that might cause issues when putting down your final floor surface.

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Every Ilford screeding company has to stick to British Standards (BS8204) and should have accreditation from screeding material and equipment manufacturers, e.g. Flowcrete, Cemfloor, Gypsol. The assessment and training of a floor screeding company by a manufacturer is underlined by the use of this accreditation scheme, and offers assurances of safe working practices and reliability on any flooring project which involves their materials.

Commercial screeders in Ilford will probably tackle screeding projects in restaurants, factories, warehouses, hospitals, schools and shops.


Standard Screeds - Frequently used in domestic flooring projects where the blend of sand and cement is good for normal floor traffic use. The standard screed is a mixture of five parts sand to one of cement. Once its been laid this 5:1 ratio dries at a rate of 1mm per day.

Industrial and Heavy Duty Screed - A screed that's designed for high load and heavy traffic areas where maximum strength and durability is necessary.

Polymer Screeds - When a decreased thickness of floor is required on account of building factors, a polymer screed offers an extremely high strength resolution to this situation. Maker's guidelines for curing times differ across the product ranges.

Liquid or Self-Levelling Screeds - A cement and latex solution which can achieve the highest standard of finish to SR1 levels. The self-levelling compound provides a clean and level surface over a rough substrate or damaged floor to enable all forms of flooring materials to be laid. This liquid screed can be poured to a thickness of just one millimetre, but still provides a strong surface for a wide variety of flooring materials.

Fibre Reinforced Screed - The favourite choice of professional installers for use with underfloor heating systems. This is because of the increased durability and protection against thermal cracking and shrinkage offered by the fibres within the screed mix. It dries out at the same rate as a standard screed of 1mm per day.

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Advanced Drying and Fast Drying Screeds - As the name would suggest, this screed dries rapidly and allows you to use the floor area much sooner. The majority of the fast or advanced drying screeds are of the fibre reinforced kind and are appropriate for a wide array of flooring projects where the speedier curing rate of 3-7mm/day is a big advantage.


To ensure that the screeding is of a good quality finish that's durable and hard wearing, time should be devoted to fully preparing the area before any screed is laid. The original floor surface should be cleaned to eliminate any grease, oil, paint and debris which might affect the bond of the screed.

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If cleaning products were used it is crucial to remove any traces of soap etc, and leave the surface to dry naturally. It is essential to repair any cracks or crevices in the floor surface to prevent them being mirrored and "travelling" upwards into your newly screeded floor. A trustworthy Ilford screeding installer will pick up on such problems during the site survey and make certain that all preparations are completed before moving on to the next stages of the floor screeding process.

A damp proof membrane (DPM) will be put down once the preparation work has been completed to stop ground moisture affecting the screed and floor materials. Different gauges of special polythene may be used as a DPM and also act as a barrier for the screed and any insulation materials.

A further airtight barrier could be needed if your house is in a location that is known to be susceptible to radon. If radon occurs in large amounts then a full ventilation system may be installed beneath the screed which will remove any gases that could seep in from ground level.

The final step of the surface preparation process is the spraying or painting of a primer or sealer. A primer helps with the screed bonding correctly to the base surface and different varieties exist based upon which screed type is being used. These products need trained contractors to apply them in the correct ratios by using airless sprays and other tailor-made equipment.

This is the time that underfloor heating can be laid out in the correct manner and installed. The underfloor heating system will be carefully positioned and mounted firmly on insulation panels to prevent any movement in the course of the screed pouring process. When expertly installed an under floor heating system is an excellent way to warm up a room and good quality screeding will retain its heat, generating an even level of warmth right across the floor surface.

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Needless to say, if you are not installing underfloor heating, you can skip this step and apply the floor screed. Your screeding specialist will have given you advice on which kind of screed is suitable for your needs, in line with your proposed use of the room area. For advanced and quick drying screeds there will be at least 24 hours delay before it can be walked on, and a further 72 hours minimum before any flooring material can be applied. Such periods will be longer for standard and heavy duty screeds and the manufacture's instructions should be followed to achieve the optimal finish and longevity of the floor.

Once the screed has hardened it can be checked for quality to ascertain its SR standard. The test involves the use of a two metre long straight-edge laid down upon the surface and any variations from true are calculated.

  • SR1 - SR1 is the best standard and allows only three millimetres of deviation from the straight-edge.
  • SR2 - The normal standard flooring in industrial and commercial builds is normally SR2 and has a maximum possible deviation of 5mm across the entire screeded floor.
  • SR3 - If the deviation around the room is 10 millimetres or less the quality of the screeding is categorised as SR3 and is suitable for garage and utility areas.

If your screeding has been installed with specific loading in mind then a structural engineer is going to be necessary to conduct tests. This assessment will determine the overall strength of the screed and the suitability for its proposed use. This should include a "drop hammer test" which assesses various aspects of the strength and flexibility of the screed. Any screed floor that has point load requirements must be okayed by a qualified structural engineer obeying the British Standards BS8204 regulations. (Tags: Screeding Ilford, Floor Screed Ilford, Floor Screeding Services Ilford, Floor Screeding Ilford).

Floor screeding services are available in Ilford and also nearby in: Seven Kings, Redbridge, Loxford, Little Heath, Chigwell, Barkingside, Barking, Becontree, Goodmayes, Woodford Green, Bromley by Bow, Gants Hill, Romford, Rigg Park, Dagenham, Stratford, and in these postcodes IG1 1EX, IG1 1ET, IG1 1NH, IG1 1ED, IG1 1SQ, IG1 1EL, E12 5LN, IG1 1RF, IG1 1DN, IG1 1JJ. Local Ilford floor screeders will most likely have the dialling code 020 and the postcode IG1. Verifying this will confirm you're accessing local floor screeding. Ilford property owners can utilise these and various other similar services.

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It is best to use a latex screed when a level of flexibility is needed in a floor's surface. Generally coming in 2 parts, latex floor screeds comprise a cementitious powder and a liquid latex mixture. The water that is normally used in a screed mix is replaced by the liquid latex, meaning that it is more flexible than other types of screed, and quicker drying.

This latex product is used for levelling sub-floors prior to the laying of the final decorative surface. This is appropriate for use on substrate of asphalt, stone tiles, sand/cement, wood and concrete, to provide a smooth, durable surface that is ideal for the application of adhesives. If there happens to be any movement in the sub-floor this latex screed will produce a crack-free, flexible finish on which you can lay your final floor coverings.

When installing a "floating" screed, for example when an unbonded screed is being laid on the top of a membrane of thermal or acoustic insulation, screed depths of 50 to 65 millimetres may be needed, and latex flooring screeds are not appropriate for this purpose. (Tags: Latex Floor Screed Ilford, Latex Screed Ilford, Latex Screeds Ilford, Latex Screeding Ilford).

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Latest Essex floor screeding projects: Saxon Sherry recently enquired about getting a price for screeding a living room floor in Tye Green. Franco and Hareem Cove recently requested a price quote for screeding the whole ground floor of a cottage in Hullbridge, Essex. Liliana Speed recently asked for a quotation for screeding the floor of a utility room in East Tilbury, Essex. Millicent Dunn recently enquired about getting a price for screeding the floor of a kitchen and lounge in West Thurrock, Essex. Layla Roche and Vlad Roche recently requested a quote for screeding the floor of a workshop in Sandon, Essex. Mr and Mrs Churchill recently enquired about the possibility of screeding the floor of a basement in Bicknacre, Essex. Zachariah Bowers recently enquired about screeding the floor of a cellar in Fryerning. Isobelle Bentley and Luke Bentley recently requested a quote for screeding a floor and installing underfloor heating in Great Oakley.

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Also find: Loxford floor screeding, Woodford Green floor screeding, Romford floor screeding, Chigwell floor screeding, Goodmayes floor screeding, Barkingside floor screeding, Barking floor screeding, Becontree floor screeding, Gants Hill floor screeding, Little Heath floor screeding, Stratford floor screeding, Dagenham floor screeding, Seven Kings floor screeding, Rigg Park floor screeding, Redbridge floor screeding, Bromley by Bow screeding services and more. All of these places are catered for by companies who do screeding. Ilford business and home owners can get estimates by going here.

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Screeding Services in Ilford Essex (020)
  • Ilford Liquid Screeds
  • Ilford Fibre Reinforced Floor Screeding
  • Ilford Underfloor Heating Installations
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  • Ilford Floor Damp Proofing
  • Ilford Commercial Floor Screeding
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  • Ilford Floor Levelling
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Screeding Around Ilford: Some Ilford streets where screeding work has recently been undertaken - Belmont Road, Gordon Road, Connaught Road, Postway Mews, Chadwick Road, Sunnyside Road, Cranbrook Road, Staines Road, Meath Road, Kenneth More Road, St Marys Road, Riches Road, Francis Street, Woodlands Road, Chertsey Road, Buckingham Road, Highbury Gardens, Hampton Road, Handforth Road, Windsor Road, Aldborough Road South, Havelock Street, Winston Way, Melford Road, Holstock Road, Dalkeith Road, as well as these Ilford area postcodes: IG1 1EX, IG1 1ET, IG1 1NH, IG1 1ED, IG1 1SQ, IG1 1EL, E12 5LN, IG1 1RF, IG1 1DN, IG1 1JJ. Work was carried out in these locations by experts in screeding. Ilford residents enjoyed dependable and top notch screeding services.

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(This screeding Ilford page was compiled by Stephen Locke 11-05-2022)