Floor Screeding Ipswich

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Floor Screeding Ipswich Suffolk (IP1): If you have an uneven or damaged floor, are renovating a property or cellar or are aiming to install underfloor heating in your Ipswich property, then it is time to think about hiring a professional floor screeder. Floor screeding delivers a smooth finish to a rough sub-base floor, and allows you to lay your final layer of flooring material, (boards, carpets, tiles etc) on top of it. Floor screeding can provide a durable, quality surface for almost any room.

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An established screeding contractor in Ipswich will have know-how and experience to help you achieve a perfect floor in whatever shape or size of room you're renovating. After assessing your project they'll give you advice on the perfect choice of screed and which method of applying it is most suitable for your situation.

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It may be a requirement, according to the intended use of the space, for a survey by a structural engineer to abide by building regulations on load bearing, flex strength and point loadings of the screed floor.

The training and skills that a qualified screeding contractor brings to your project will guarantee a high quality result and help to lengthen the life of your floor. Selecting the right screeding materials and the best installation technique is crucial if you want to finish up with a quality and durable finish for your floor surface.

There are numerous screeding contractors in and around Ipswich so if possible get multiple quotes for your project before picking out a company and know to what standard of finish is it for. The SR (Surface Regularity) finish is the figure to look for when getting a quote from Ipswich floor screeding companies. SR1 is the best standard, and whilst SR2 and SR3 may seem cheaper initially, they do not guarantee a totally even or flat surface. Any errors or imperfections in the screeding can cause problems in laying flooring owing to ridges, indentations, flat spots in the surface.

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Every Ipswich screeding company must observe British Standards (BS8204) and ought to have some form of accreditation from screeding material and equipment manufacturers, e.g. Flowcrete, Gypsol, Cemfloor. The assessment and training of a floor screeding contractor by such manufacturers is emphasised by the use of the accreditation scheme, and offers assurances of reliability and safe working practices on any project involving their materials.

Commercial screeders in Ipswich will generally undertake larger screeding projects in shopping centres, hospitals, salons, factories, warehouses and schools.

TYPES OF SCREED

Standard Screeds - This is good for normal domestic usage and is a combination of sand and cement. This mixture uses a 5:1 ratio of sand to cement. After being laid a standard flooring screed mix sets at a rate of 1mm/day.

Polymer Screeds - These provide an extremely high level of strength with a minimal thickness. Manufacturer's guidelines for setting times are different across the product ranges.

Industrial and Heavy Duty Screed - Where levels of traffic are high or heavy loading on the floor is necessary, heavy duty screeds provide maximum strength and durability.

Advanced Drying and Fast Drying Screeds - If there is a need to progress urgently with the flooring due to time limitations, this screed dries much faster than standard flooring screeds. They are usually a fibre reinforced screed that dries out at a rate of between three and seven millimetres per day and are employed in time dependent projects.

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Liquid or Self-Levelling Screeds - When a high standard of finish is required this mix of of cement and latex is employed to produce SR1 quality floor screeding. Typically used to improve a damaged floor or poor substrate level in order to lay a brand new flooring surface, like tiles on top of it. The liquid screed can be poured to a thickness of just 1mm, but will still provide a high strength base to take a selection of flooring materials.

Fibre Reinforced Screed - Used with under floor heating and is the preferred choice in these projects. This is because of the increased durability and protection against thermal cracking and shrinkage offered by the special fibres within the screed. It has a drying rate of one millimetre per day.

SCREEDING PREPARATION AND INSTALLATION

Preparation is crucial for a high quality screed surface that will be durable and hard wearing. Any paint, grease, debris and oil on the existing floor level can affect the adhesion of the screed, and should be removed.

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If cleansing products were used it's vital to remove any residues of detergent or soap, and leave the floor surface to dry naturally. At this stage cracks need to be mended since these can easily travel up through a laid screed and be reflected in the finished surface. During a site survey your Ipswich screeding company will be able to see what preparation work is required before starting to work on the actual screeding.

Before the screeding can be laid a DPM (damp proof membrane) will have to be installed to protect the screed and final flooring from dampness. The DPM is made from thick polythene sheet and various layers might be used to serve as a moisture barrier and air insulating layer for the screeding.

A supplementary air-tight barrier may be necessary if your building is in a location that's regarded as susceptible to radon gas emissions. This could be as simple as an airtight membrane, or in severe cases a ventilation and extraction system will be installed underneath the screed to take away any inflow of radon gas from ground level.

As soon as these steps have been taken the screeding company will put on a sealant or primer to the prepared base surface. Primers assist with the bonding process and are special applications matched to the sort of screed being applied. These products need experienced tradesmen to apply them in the appropriate ratios by using custom-made equipment, such as airless sprays.

Before the screeding can be laid, any underfloor heating will now be laid out. The under floor heating system will be carefully positioned and firmly mounted on insulation panels to stop potential movement in the course of the screed pouring. Warmth is evenly spread across the floor in a properly installed under floor heating system, and with it being an efficient choice of heating, it is a good choice for many Ipswich home restoration projects.

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If you're not putting in under floor heating the screed can now be prepared on site and laid. Your intended use of the room will help the screeding company on what form of floor screed is best for your needs. For quick drying and advanced screeds there will be at least a twenty four hour delay before it is able to be walked on, and a further Three days minimum before you can lay any flooring materials. If you are hoping to end up with a properly finished and durable floor surface you must follow the manufacturer's guidelines with regard to standard and heavy duty screeds where the timescale will be longer.

As soon as the screed has solidified it can be quality checked to confirm its SR standard. The test involves the use of a 2 mtr long straight-edge laid down upon the surface and any deviations from true are calculated.

  • SR1 - Disparities of 3 millimetres or less as measured over the entire area shows your screed floor to be of the best quality and is categorised as SR1.
  • SR2 - SR2 is the classification for standard floors in industrial and commercial projects and can deviate from the straight-edge by as much as 5 millimetres.
  • SR3 - For other floors where the finish is comparatively unimportant SR3 is the standard and should have a maximum deviation measurement of 10 millimetres or less.

If you need to check the floor for load bearing, a qualified structural engineer is required to carry out the testing. Using specialised equipment the engineer will assess the screeded surface strength and its suitability for use in a load bearing setting. A "drop hammer test" will be carried out on different areas of the screed and the outcomes noted. Any screeding that has load bearing requirements must be approved by a competent structural engineer following the British Standards BS8204 regulations. (Tags: Floor Screeding Ipswich, Screeding Ipswich, Floor Screed Ipswich, Floor Screeding Services Ipswich).


Floor screeding is available in Ipswich and also nearby in: Castle Hill, Bramford, Sproughton, Claydon, Washbrook, Tuddenham, California, Westbourne, Whitton, Pinewood, Westerfield, Freston, Chantry, Warren Heath, Rushmere Saint Andrew, Akenham, and in these postcodes IP1 1TA, IP1 2AR, IP1 2DE, IP1 1UZ, IP1 2BG, IP1 1PU, IP1 1NB, IP1 1DG, IP1 2AE, and IP1 1SH. Locally based Ipswich floor screeders will most likely have the telephone code 01473 and the postcode IP1. Checking this will make sure that you access locally based floor screeding. Ipswich homeowners can utilise these and lots of other flooring related services. Local homeowners in need of floor screeding quotes can just click on the "Quote" banner.

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