Floor Screeding Kelso

Kelso Screeding & Floor Levelling Services

Floor Screeding Kelso Scotland (TD5): When you're renovating your Kelso property with uneven or damaged floors, or perhaps converting a cellar or basement into a useable living space, an established floor screeding specialist should be your first port of call. Floor screeding gives a smooth, level finish to a rough sub-base, and will allow you to lay a suitable flooring material, (carpets, boards, tiles etc) on top of it. Floor screeding provides a durable, quality floor surface for virtually any room.

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A professional screeding contractor in Kelso will have all the experience and know-how to help you achieve a perfect floor in whichever size room you are renovating. After evaluating your project they'll give you advice about the optimal choice of screeding and which strategy for laying it is most appropriate for your situation.

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They'll likewise assess if a structural engineer is required to make sure any load requirements, point loadings and flex strength are followed as laid down in building and construction regulations.

A skilled and qualified work force is imperative for a successful result and will extend the lifespan of your floor by using the correct sort of screed for the proposed purpose of your room. There are many types of floor screeding and selecting the appropriate mix and laying method is essential if you are to achieve a high quality floor that is both fit for purpose and durable.

There are many screeding companies in the Kelso area so if possible get multiple quotes for your floor screeding project before picking out a contractor and know to what standard of finish is it for. The Surface Regularity (SR) finish is the figure to keep your eye on when receiving an estimate from Kelso screeding contractors. Each of the 3 SR levels offer different qualities of finish, with SR1 being the best, with the lowest amount of deviation over the surface area. Any error in the screeding may cause issues with laying flooring due to indentations, ridges, flat spots in the floor surface.

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The regulations and guidelines laid down in the British Standards BS8204 must be observed by any Kelso floor screeding contractor and they must also hold accreditation with the manufacturers of any specialist screeding materials (Cemfloor, Flowcrete, Gypsol etc.) to substantiate their competence and safe working practices. This accreditation program showcases a company's training and performance in the usage of a manufacturer's product.

Kelso commercial screeders will be involved in the screeding of floors in factories, hospitals, pubs, warehouses, shops and schools.


Standard Screeds - A combination of cement and sand which is acceptable for standard residential use. This mix comprises a 5 to 1 ratio of sand to cement. Once its been laid this 5:1 ratio dries at a rate of 1mm each day.

Industrial and Heavy Duty Screed - Developed for maximum durability and strength in areas where traffic is high or specific loading of the floor base is required.

Polymer Screeds - When a reduced thickness of floor is necessary because of construction factors, a polymer screed provides a high strength resolution to the problem. Polymer screeds are available from a number of manufacturers and on account of their varying chemical compositions have specific curing times for each individual product.

Fibre Reinforced Screed - The preferred option for professionals where under floor heating is being installed in domestic properties in Kelso. The improved flexibility and strength provided by the special fibres in this screed mix help protect the resulting floor from shrinkage and cracking due to heat. The screed will set hard at a rate of 1mm/day.

Advanced Drying and Fast Drying Screeds - If there is a need to use the area ASAP a fast drying screed can be utilised. They are normally a fibre reinforced screed which can dry at a rate of between 3-7mm/day per day and are used in time critical flooring projects.

Liquid or Self-Levelling Screeds - A latex and cement material which can produce the highest standard of finish to SR1 levels. It's mostly used to produce a smooth, clean floor over the top of a damaged or poor quality substrate and enables all types of flooring materials to be used. Even with a thickness of only 1mm, the latex polymers within the mixture provide a high strength surface for a wide variety of uses.

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To make sure the screeding is of a high quality finish that's durable and hard wearing, time should be devoted to fully preparing the area before any screed is laid. Any grease, paint, debris and oil on the existing floor level can adversely affect the bonding of the screed, and must be eliminated.

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If any cleaning products were used during this stage it is crucial to make sure that no residues of soaps or other cleaning products are left on the surface and it's permitted to dry out naturally. At this point cracks should be repaired because these can travel up through the laid screed and be reflected in the completed floor surface. An on-site survey will enable your Kelso screeding contractor to pinpoint these preparation areas and finish them before starting to lay the screeding.

A DPM (damp proof membrane) will be installed once the preparation work has been concluded to prevent ground moisture affecting the screeding and floor materials. The DPM is made from thick polythene sheeting and different layers might be used to act as a moisture barrier and air insulating layer for the screeding.

If the area where you live is susceptible to radon then an additional barrier is required to stop the gas from entering from the ground. If radon gas is present in large amounts then a complete ventilation and extraction system might be needed under the layer of screed which will extract 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 sealant. Primers and sealers help with the bonding process and are special applications according to the kind of screed that is being applied. Due to their specialist nature, only certified screeding specialists in Kelso should be entrusted with using them correctly, safely and through the use of equipment which is made for this task.

Underfloor heating can now be laid out, installed and tested before the screed is applied. The cables and heating pipes are firmly attached to insulation panels to stop any movement and ensure that they are held in the correct position. Under floor heating is one of the most effective ways to heat a room and a skillfully installed system will produce even warmth in all areas of the floor.

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The screeding can now be mixed and prepared on site and spread onto the base. The requirements of the room will dictate the sort of screeding that's used. After the application of the screed there'll be at least 24 hours (for quick drying and advanced screeds) before you can walk over the surface, and a 72 hrs minimum setting time for any floor material installation. If you're laying heavy duty or standard screeds the drying time is longer and the manufacturer's guidelines must be adhered to in order to get the best possible finish to your floor.

Once the screed has solidified it can be checked for quality to establish its SR standard. The standard SR test involves the use of a 2 metre long straight-edge to check for any variations in the floor surface.

  • SR1 - Deviations of 3mm or less being measured across the whole floor area shows your screeding to be of the best quality and is classed as SR1.
  • SR2 - SR2 is for standard floors in industrial and commercial projects and can deviate from the straight-edge by as much as five millimetres.
  • SR3 - SR3 is utility standard where a quality finish is not needed. This level allows for a maximium deviation depth of ten millimetres.

If you need load bearing checks, a structural engineer is required to carry out the testing. The testing will make certain that your new screed is suitable for the load point requirements set down in the site survey. The screed layer could be subjected to what's known as a drop hammer test to gauge strength and flexibility in distinct areas. Any screeding that has point load requirements must be sanctioned by a fully qualified structural engineer following the BS8204 guidelines. (Tags: Floor Screeding Kelso, Floor Screed Kelso, Floor Screeding Services Kelso, Screeding Kelso).

Floor screeding services are available in Kelso and also in: Newstead, Fountainhall, Drygrange, St Boswells, Melrose, Springwood Village, Redpath, Stow, Galashiels, Earlston, Tweedbank, Norham, Lauder, Maxwellheugh, Coldstream, Leaderfoot, and in these postcodes TD5 7SS, TD5 7AE, TD5 7PZ, TD5 7BT, TD5 7DG, TD5 7RH, TD5 7PX, TD5 7JH, TD5 7NS, TD5 7BX. Local Kelso floor screeders will likely have the postcode TD5 and the telephone dialling code 01573. Checking this can confirm that you're accessing locally based floor screeding. Kelso home and business owners can utilise these and various other comparable services.

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It is best to use a latex self-levelling floor screed when a level of flexibility is needed in a floor's surface. Usually coming in two parts, latex floor screeds comprise a cement-based compound, and a liquid latex component. The water that is normally used in a screed mix is replaced by the liquid latex, which makes it more flexible than standard screeds, and quicker drying.

Used in the levelling of subfloors, this latex compound creates a suitable surface for the installation of the final floor finish. Appropriate for subfloors of sand/cement, asphalt, wood, stone tiles and concrete, this gives a perfect surface for the application of adhesives which is also durable and smooth. If there happens to be any movement in the sub-floor this latex screed will give you a crack-free, flexible finish on which you can lay your final floor coverings.

Latex floor screeds are not suitable where a "floating" screed is required, for instance when a screed is being laid on the top of a layer of either acoustic or thermal insulation, such as could be the case when you are screeding on top of underfloor heating, and thicknesses of 50-75mm may be necessary. (Tags: Latex Screeds Kelso, Latex Screed Kelso, Latex Floor Screed Kelso, Latex Screeding Kelso).

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Taking care of the waste which is produced when engaged in home improvements or property revamps in Kelso, is one of the big problems with undertaking this type of project. Although generally speaking, screeding doesn't create all that much waste, it is going to depend on the size of your project and the type of surface that it's being laid on. Depending on who you hire to do the job, some tradesmen will include waste removal in the job quotation and will be happy to get rid of it for you.

One of the simplest and most trouble-free ways to get rid of this waste is to hire a skip. To suit your exact requirements, you can choose between a whole host of skip sizes. Mini-skips hold about 2 cubic yards of waste, midi-skips hold about 4 cubic yards of waste, builders skips hold about 6 cubic yards of waste and roll-on-roll-off skips hold about 20 cubic yards of waste. Skip bags generally hold around 1-1.5 cubic yards of waste.

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The Tools Required for Screeding Floors

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

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Also find: Redpath floor screeding, Fountainhall floor screeding, Lauder floor screeding, Coldstream floor screeding, St Boswells floor screeding, Drygrange floor screeding, Leaderfoot floor screeding, Galashiels floor screeding, Norham floor screeding, Springwood Village floor screeding, Newstead floor screeding, Tweedbank floor screeding, Melrose floor screeding, Stow floor screeding, Earlston floor screeding, Maxwellheugh screeding services and more. All these villages and towns are covered by companies who do screeding. Kelso home and business owners can get quotations by going here.

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Other Trades Kelso Scotland: Any time you are considering doing improvements to your home or property in Kelso, Scotland, there's every chance you will need a number of tradesmen over the course of the project, and while you may currently be looking for a local Kelso screeding contractor, you might also be interested in the services of a heating engineer in Kelso, waste removal in Kelso, a building contractor in Kelso, a floor tiler in Kelso, solid wood flooring in Kelso, a plasterer in Kelso, an underfloor heating specialist in Kelso, a handyman in Kelso, a carpenter in Kelso, a carpet fitter in Kelso, linoleum flooring in Kelso, a bricklayer in Kelso, a plumber in Kelso, SKIP HIRE Kelso, an electrician in Kelso, and more.

Screeding Around Kelso: Households in Abbey View, Starland House, East Bowmont Street, Linton Burnfoot, Sunlaws West Lodge, Eden Hall, The Knowes, Mayfield Gardens, Eschiehaugh, Yetholm Mains Bungalow, Inchmyre, Wormerlaw, Abbotsford Court, Hassington Garage House, Pinnaclehill Industrial Estate, Floors Castle, Hendersyde Drive, Wooden Mill, The Linn, Mayfield, Sourhope Bungalow, Nenthorn School, Humebyres, Broomlands Gardens, Oven Wynd, Duns Wynd, Hadden, Eckford House, have needed floor screeding recently. Screeding work was also undertaken in the following local Kelso postcodes: TD5 7SS, TD5 7AE, TD5 7PZ, TD5 7BT, TD5 7DG, TD5 7RH, TD5 7PX, TD5 7JH, TD5 7NS, TD5 7BX. These areas recently saw activity by experts in screeding. Kelso residents enjoyed the benefits of dependable and professional floor screeding services on every occasion.

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(This screeding Kelso content was created by S Locke 11-05-2022)