Floor Screeding Ilfracombe

Ilfracombe Screeding & Floor Levelling Services

Floor Screeding Ilfracombe Devon (EX34): A professional floor screeding company can level an uneven or damaged floor, help to install underfloor heating or assist with renovations on your Ilfracombe property, when necessary. Floor screeding delivers a smooth, level finish to a rough sub-base, and enables you to lay a suitable flooring material, (tiles, carpets, boards etc) over the top of it. If you want your floors to last a long time then a floor screed is one of the most important factors in any renovation or building task.

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It doesn't matter how large or small the room is that you need to be levelled, a professional floor screeding specialist in Ilfracombe will have the necessary equipment, knowledge and skills to offer you an outstanding level of service. They'll be ready to advise you about the right kind of screed that your project requires, and the best methods for applying and installing it.

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

Qualified and skilled tradespeople are imperative for a successful result and will extend your floor's lifespan by making use of the right kind of screed for the intended purpose of your room. There are many types of floor screeding and choosing the correct mix and installation process is critical if you are to create a quality floor which is fit for purpose and long-lasting.

Before picking out a screeding company from those based in the Ilfracombe area, ask to what standard of finish they're basing their price quote, and also make sure that you get multiple quotations. The quotation might be based on what's called the SR, or Surface Regularity calculation. SR2 and SR3 may be more affordable options, but the finished floor surface may have errors and deviations, whilst SR1 guarantees a perfect finish. This could mean that you might have to correct any patches that might cause problems when putting down your finished flooring material.

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British Standards BS8204 lays out the guidelines and regulations that all Ilfracombe screeding contractors must follow, and if applying specialist screeding solutions, (Flowcrete, Cemfloor, Gypsol etc), they must be certified by the manufacturers as being skilled and trained in their use. This accreditation scheme highlights a company's performance and training in the use of a manufacturer's product.

For larger floor screeding projects in hospitals, warehouses, restaurants, shopping centres, schools and factories, specialist Ilfracombe commercial screeders will be required.


Standard Screeds - Widely used in residential flooring projects where the mixture of cement and sand is okay for everyday footfall usage. The standard screed is a mixture of 5 parts sand to one of cement. The standard flooring screed dries at a rate of 1mm thickness per day.

Fast Drying and Advanced Drying Screeds - As the name suggest, these screeds dry at a quicker rate and allow you to use the screeded area much faster. The vast majority of the fast drying screeds are fibre reinforced and are appropriate for a wide range of flooring projects where the swifter drying rate of three to seven millimetres is a welcome advantage.

Liquid or Self-Levelling Screeds - A cement and latex solution which can achieve the highest standard SR1 finish. This is mainly needed to provide a smooth, level floor over a poor quality or damaged substrate and enables all types of flooring materials to be used. They can be as little as one millimetre in depth, and due to the latex polymers, will still provide high strength.

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Fibre Reinforced Screed - The professional's choice for residential use over the top of under floor heating. This is due to the increased strength and protection against thermal cracking and shrinkage offered by the fibres within the screed. The screed will dry out at a rate of 1mm/day.

Polymer Screeds - A high strength flooring solution where a reduced screed thickness is necessary. The setting times for these vary according to proprietary product guidelines.

Industrial and Heavy Duty Screed - Where levels of traffic are expected to be high or heavy loading of the floor is necessary, heavy duty screeds allow for maximum strength and durability.


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

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If cleaning products were used it is crucial to remove any residues of soap, detergent etc, and allow the floor surface to dry naturally. If screeding over a cement or stone floor then all cracks should be repaired to stop them from "travelling" through your screed layer and resulting in imperfections on the finished floor surface. A reputable Ilfracombe screeding installer will take note of such issues during a on-site survey and make certain that all preparations are finished before applying the next stages of the screeding process.

A DPM (damp proof membrane) will be installed after the preparation work has been finished to stop ground moisture affecting the screed and floor materials. The damp proof membrane is made out of thick polythene and various layers could be used to act as a moisture barrier and air insulating layer for the screed.

A further air-tight barrier could be needed if your home or business premises is in a location that is regarded as prone to radon gas. A simple airtight membrane may be enough in areas with low emissions of radon, but in more severe cases there might need to be a more sophisticated ventilation and extraction system to remove any harmful radon gas.

Once these stages have been completed the screeders will put on a sealant or primer to the prepared base. A primer helps with the screed bonding process to the base and different types exist depending on which kind of screed is being applied. These materials require professional technicians to apply them in the right ratios by using airless sprays and other bespoke equipment.

If you are going to be installing under floor heating, this is the time that it will need to be properly set out and installed. The under floor heating system will be carefully positioned and attached firmly to insulation panels to prevent any movement in the course of the screed pouring. Warmth is spread evenly across a floor area in a skillfully installed under floor heating system, and coupled with it being an effective method of heating, it is a great choice for the majority of Ilfracombe renovation projects.

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The screeding can now be prepared in situ and spread onto the floor surface. The particular requirements of the room will dictate the type of screeding that is used. For quick drying and advanced screeds there will be at least a 24 hour delay before it is able to be walked over, and a further Three days minimum before you can install any flooring materials. This period is longer for standard and heavy duty screeds and the manufacture's product guidelines should be followed to produce the optimal finish and durability of the floor.

The SR standard of your screeding can be ascertained once it's set enough to be stepped onto. The test involves the use of a 2 metre straight edge laid down upon the surface and any deviations from true are measured.

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

If you need to check the screeded floor for load bearing, a qualified structural engineer is needed to carry out the testing. Using specialised equipment the engineer will establish the screeded surface strength and its suitability for use in a load bearing setting. An assessment called the drop hammer test is performed at several areas on the screed layer and the outcomes documented. Any screeding that has point load requirements must be okayed by a qualified structural engineer obeying the British Standards BS8204 regulations. (Tags: Floor Screeding Services Ilfracombe, Floor Screed Ilfracombe, Screeding Ilfracombe, Floor Screeding Ilfracombe).

Screeding is available in Ilfracombe and also in nearby places like: Combe Martin, Spreacombe, Lee, Hele Bay, Berrynarbor, Mortehoe, Parracombe, Muddiford, Pickwell, Kentisbury, Lynton, Woolacombe, Croyde, Two Potts, Georgeham, Watermouth, West Down, and in these postcodes EX34 8PQ, EX34 8PA, EX34 8BW, EX34 8HF, EX34 8JX, EX34 9BA, EX34 9AF, EX34 8DU, EX34 8LY, and EX34 9BQ. Locally based Ilfracombe floor screeders will probably have the postcode EX34 and the dialling code 01271. Checking this can ensure that you access locally based floor screeding. Ilfracombe householders will be able to benefit from these and many other comparable services. To obtain screeding estimates, you can click on the "Quote" banner.

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It may be an advantage to use a latex screeding when a certain degree of flexibility is required in the surface of a floor. Usually coming in 2 parts, latex screeds comprise a cement-based powder, and a liquid latex component. The liquid latex additive replaces the water that is used in standard screeds, meaning it is quicker drying and more flexible.

Before the installation of the final decorative surface, this latex product is used for levelling sub-floors. This screeding is suitable for sub-floors made of concrete, stone tiles, wood, sand/cement or asphalt, is perfect for the application of adhesives and gives a smooth, durable surface. If your sub-floor has a bit of movement in it, this latex floor screed will still give you a flexible, crack-free finish, on which your final floor coverings can sit.

Latex floor screeds are not suitable where a "floating" screed is required, for example when a screed is being laid on top of a layer of either thermal or acoustic insulation, such as could be the case when you are screeding over underfloor heating, and thicknesses of 50-75mm may be required.

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The amount of waste which is generated when doing property revamps or home improvements in Ilfracombe is one of the key drawbacks of these kinds of projects. Subject to your particular circumstances, floor screeding will result in varying quantities of waste. In many cases the tradesperson you're hiring will gladly remove the waste that's produced in the course of the project, but be warned - quite a few of them certainly don't!

If you are like most householders in Ilfracombe, you will hire a skip to dispose of this waste. To match your precise needs, you can choose between a whole host of skip sizes. The volumes of the most widely used skip options are skip bags 1-1.5 yards, mini-skips 2-3 yards, midi-skips 4-5 yards, and builders skips 6-8 yards.

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The Tools That You Will Need For Screeding Floors

  • Buckets
  • Spiked Roller
  • Trowel
  • Gloves
  • Floor Profiler
  • Spirit Level
  • Float
  • Measure
  • Shovel
  • Straight Edge
  • Knee Protectors

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Also find: Pickwell floor screeding, Hele Bay floor screeding, Two Potts floor screeding, Parracombe floor screeding, Lynton floor screeding, Lee floor screeding, Woolacombe floor screeding, Berrynarbor floor screeding, Combe Martin floor screeding, Kentisbury floor screeding, West Down floor screeding, Watermouth floor screeding, Croyde floor screeding, Muddiford floor screeding, Mortehoe floor screeding, Spreacombe floor screeding, Georgeham floor screeding and more. All of these locations are served by companies who do screeding. The expertise and skills required to provide top-notch flooring services are possessed by these seasoned specialists. In the realm of screeding for both domestic and commercial properties, they are highly skilled, guaranteeing high quality work. Local homeowners can get screeding price quotes by going here.

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(This screeding Ilfracombe article was written on 22-05-2024)