Floor Screeding Keynsham Somerset (BS31): When you are restoring your Keynsham property with uneven or damaged floors, or perhaps converting a basement or cellar to functional living space, an experienced floor screeding company will be able to help with your home improvements. A screed is used to create a smooth floor surface on top of a concrete sub-base and provide a firm foundation for your choice of top flooring material. If you want your floors to last then floor screeding is the most important factor in any renovation or building task.
FLOOR SCREEDING EXPERTS KEYNSHAM
It does not matter how big or small the room is that you need levelling, a genuine screeding specialist in Keynsham will have the essential expertise, equipment and knowledge to provide you with an excellent level of service. After analyzing your project they will advise you about the perfect choice of screeding and which strategy for laying it is most suitable for your situation.
The screeding contractor will also inform you if a structural engineer is required for your project, to evaluate point loadings, load requirements and flex strength that your flooring might require to conform with current British Standards and building regulations.
Qualified and skilled tradesmen are essential to a successful result and will extend the life of your floor by using the correct kind of screed for your room's anticipated purpose. Selecting the right screeding materials and the best installation technique is vital if you want a durable and quality finish for your floor.
Before choosing a floor screeding specialist from the many operating in the Keynsham area, ask to what standard of finish they are basing their estimate, and also make certain you get multiple quotations. For domestic homes a quote will generally be provided for a Surface Regularity (SR) level of SR1 or SR2. SR2 and SR3 could be cheaper options, although the floor screeding finish may have errors and deviations, whilst SR1 guarantees a pretty much perfect finish. Any imperfections in the screeding can cause problems in laying flooring owing to ridges, flat spots, indentations in the surface.
The regulations and guidelines set out in in the British Standards BS8204 have to be followed by all Keynsham floor screeding contractors and they should also hold accreditation with the manufacturers of any specialist screeding materials (Gypsol, Flowcrete, Cemfloor etc.) to substantiate their competence and safe working practices. This accreditation scheme illustrates a company's ability and training in the usage of a manufacturer's merchandise.
Commercial screeders in Keynsham will generally tackle larger floor screeding projects in boutiques, factories, shops, schools, hospitals and warehouses.
TYPES OF SCREED
Standard Screeds - Used in residential flooring projects where the blend of sand and cement is okay for normal floor traffic use. The standard screed is a mixture of five parts sand to one of cement. The standard screed dries at a rate of one millimetre thickness each day.
Liquid or Self-Levelling Screeds - A cement and latex mixture which can achieve the highest standard of finish to SR1 levels. It's mostly used to produce a high quality floor over the top of a poor quality or damaged substrate and enables all types of flooring materials to be used. This liquid screed can be laid to a thickness of only 1mm, but will still provide a high strength surface to take a wide variety of flooring materials.
Fast Drying and Advanced Drying Screeds - If you have to progress urgently with the flooring on account of time limitations, these screeds dry more speedily than standard screeds. Most of the fast drying screeds are fibre reinforced and are suitable for a whole host of projects where the faster curing rate of 3-7mm/day is a considerable advantage.
Fibre Reinforced Screed - The professional's choice for domestic use on top of under floor heating. This is due to the improved strength and protection against thermal shrinkage and cracking provided by the special fibres within the screed mix. At around 1mm per day, it has a similar setting rate to standard floor screed.
Industrial and Heavy Duty Screed - Made for maximum strength and durability in places where traffic is expected to be high or heavy loading on the floor is necessary.
Polymer Screeds - Provides a high level of strength with a minimal thickness. Polymer screeds are available from a number of screed manufacturers and because of their varying chemical compositions have specific drying times for each individual product.
SCREEDING PREPARATION AND INSTALLATION
To enable the screeding to be of a high quality finish which is hard wearing and durable, time should be spent on carefully preparing the area before any screeding material is laid. Any debris, paint, oil and grease on the existing floor level can adversely affect the bonding of the screed, and must be eradicated.
Any cleaning products used during this process should leave no residues, and the floor surface must be permitted to dry out naturally. At this point any cracks should be mended because these can easily travel up through a newly laid screed and be visible in the finished surface. During a site survey your Keynsham screeding company will notice what preparations are required before any actual screeding starts.
To shield the screeding layer and flooring materials from dampness rising up through the ground, a DPM (damp proof membrane) will have to be laid. Different gauges of specialised polythene may be used as a DPM and also act as a buffer for the screed and any insulation panels.
If the area is susceptible to radon then another barrier is necessary to prevent this harmful gas from entering from the ground. This can be as simple as an air-tight membrane, or in more serious situations a ventilation system will be installed under the floor screed to draw out any inflow of radon gas from ground level.
The final phase of surface preparation is the painting or spraying of a primer or sealer. Primers assist with the bonding process and are special applications according to the type of screed that is being used. These substances require skilled tradesmen to apply them in the right ratios by using custom-made equipment, such as airless sprays.
Before the screeding can be poured, any underfloor heating (if required) will now be installed. The cables and heating pipes are firmly attached to insulation panels to stop any movement and make certain that they are positioned correctly. Warmth is evenly spread across the floor in a skillfully fitted under floor heating system, and with it being an efficient method of heating, it's a great choice for many Keynsham home renovation projects.
Naturally, if you're not putting in under floor heating, you simply bypass this stage and get on with applying the screeding. The specific requirements of the room will dictate the sort of screeding used. After the pouring of the screed there's a minimum twenty four hours (for advanced and quick drying screeds) before you are able to walk on the surface, and a 72 hour minimum setting period before the laying of any floor coverings. Manufacturer's drying guidelines for standard and heavy duty screeds must be observed so as to achieve a quality finish and end up with a stable and even surface.
As soon as the screed has set it can be quality checked to establish the SR standard. The test involves using a two metre long straight-edge laid on the floor surface and any deviations from true are calculated.
- SR1 - Over the whole area, if there are no deviations greater than 3 millimetres from the straight-edge, then you have a top level SR1 standard surface.
- SR2 - If the screeded floor deviates from the straight edge by 5 millimetres or less it is SR2 level and is the normal standard for industrial and commercial projects.
- SR3 - For other floors where the finish is comparatively immaterial the SR3 is the classification and should have a maximum deviation measurement of ten millimetres or less.
It may also be necessary for a structural engineer to conduct a soundness test. Using specialist equipment the structural engineer will ascertain the screeded surface strength and suitability of use in a load bearing setting. The screed layer should be subjected to a "drop hammer test" to gauge flexibility and strength in various areas. The specialist measurement and testing tools mean that this can only be undertaken by a qualified structural engineer obeying the British Standards BS8204 guidelines. (Tags: Screeding Keynsham, Floor Screeding Keynsham, Floor Screed Keynsham, Floor Screeding Services Keynsham).
Floor screeding services are available in Keynsham and also in nearby places like: Bristol, Whitchurch, Marksbury, Knowle, Stockwood, Hengrove, Barrs Court, Brislington, Queen Charlton, Hanham, Chewton Keynsham, Willsbridge, Bitton, Pensford, Longwell Green, Saltford, and in these postcodes BS31 1BL, BS31 1FS, BS31 1FG, BS31 1FQ, BS31 1JJ, BS31 1BF, BS31 1DF, BS31 1QS, BS31 1QT, BS31 1FH. Locally based Keynsham floor screeders will probably have the telephone dialling code 0117 and the postcode BS31. Checking this can confirm you are accessing locally based screeding. Keynsham home and business owners are able to benefit from these and various other similar services.
Latex Screeding Keynsham
When a floor's surface needs a certain degree of flexibility, it might be better to use a latex self-levelling screed. Latex floor screeds come in two parts - a bottle and a bag - with the bottle containing latex liquid and the bag containing a cemetitious powder. The liquid latex solution replaces the water that would normally be used for mixing floor screed, and is quicker drying and more flexible than standard screeds.
Before the laying of the final decorative surface, this latex product is used for levelling subfloors. Suitable for sub-floors of asphalt, quarry tiles, wood, concrete and sand/cement, this gives the ideal surface for the application of flooring adhesives which is also durable and smooth. If your subfloor has any movement in it, this type of latex floor screed will give you a crack-free, flexible finish, on which your final floor coverings can be laid.
With a "floating" screed, for example when a screed is being laid on the top of a layer of either acoustic or thermal insulation, latex flooring screeds won't be suitable. Floating screeds with a depth of 50-65mm are typically used over underfloor heating.
Skip Hire Keynsham
It is pretty rare that you'll undertake a home renovation project or a property revamp without creating a fair amount of waste that will have to be removed and carefully disposed of. Although on the whole, floor screeding does not generate a huge amount of waste, it will depend on the scale of your project and the kind of surface that it's being laid on. When you get your price quotes you will need to ask if the removal of waste has been included, otherwise you'll have to make arrangements to do this yourself.
Hiring a skip is the simplest way to dispose of this waste. Skips can be hired in all shapes and sizes, so there is certain to be one out there to suit your exact needs. For smaller projects you can choose skip bags and mini-skips, for sizeable home renovations and landscaping work there are midi-skips and builders skips, and for commercial use or really huge projects, roll-on roll-off skips are the best solution.
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Somerset Screeding Enquiries
Recently posted Somerset floor screeding postings: Ruqayyah and Israel Yates recently enquired about getting a price for screeding a workshop floor in Paulton, Somerset. Mr and Mrs Adams recently enquired about screeding the floor of a basement in Winscombe, Somerset. Franky and Henrietta Shearer recently requested an estimate for screeding the whole ground floor of a house in Stoke Sub Hamdon, Somerset. Jago Malley recently enquired about the possibility of screeding a kitchen and lounge floor in a semi-detached house in St Georges. Mara Garside recently enquired about the possibility of screeding a living room floor in a semi-detached house in Williton, Somerset. Brayden and Erica Conway recently enquired about screeding a floor and installing underfloor heating in Ilminster, Somerset. Mr and Mrs Lewin recently enquired about screeding the floor of a utility room in Wick St Lawrence, Somerset. Harlow and Bella-Rose Hanson recently asked for an estimate for screeding the floor of an extension in Henstridge. Most of these Somerset householders conducted a search for "floor screeding Somerset" and found this page on Yahoo, Google or Bing.
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Somerset Floor Screeding
In the Somerset area you'll also discover: Highbridge screeding specialists, Temple Cloud floor levelling, Beckington floor screeding, Chard floor screeding, West Buckland screeding, Norton St Philip screeding specialists, Long Sutton floor screeding, Chew Stoke screeding specialists, Stoke Sub Hamdon floor screeding, North Curry floor screeding, Yatton floor screeders, North Weston floor levelling, Wells floor screeders, South Horrington floor levelling, Keinton Mandeville floor screeders, Somerton floor levelling, Clutton screeding, Merriott floor screeders, West Monkton floor screeding, Rode floor screeders, Old Cleeve screeding, Comeytrowe floor screeding, Coleford floor screeding, Monkton Heathfield floor screeders, High Littleton screeding, Bishop Sutton screeding specialists, Churchill floor screeders, Bathampton floor screeding, Cannington screeding, Evercreech screeding. All throughout Somerset you'll be able to find screeding specialists who will offer you high quality services for your screeding requirements. If you cannot find a satisfactoryin Keynsham itself then you will doubtless be able to find a decent one close by.
Floor Screeding Near Keynsham
Also here.: Bristol floor screeding, Barrs Court floor screeding, Hanham floor screeding, Bitton floor screeding, Stockwood floor screeding, Queen Charlton floor screeding, Whitchurch floor screeding, Brislington floor screeding, Chewton Keynsham floor screeding, Knowle floor screeding, Pensford floor screeding, Marksbury floor screeding, Longwell Green floor screeding, Hengrove floor screeding, Saltford floor screeding, Willsbridge and more. The majority of these villages and towns are served by companies who do floor screeding. Keynsham home and business owners can get screeding estimates by clicking
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Screeding Around Keynsham: Some Keynsham areas and streets where screeding work has recently been done - Lytes Cary Road, Norfolk Grove, Cross Street, Mayfields, Hills Close, Hardington Drive, Back Lane, Mells Close, High Street, Fox And Hounds Lane, Cranmore Avenue, St Clements Court, Cameroons Close, Maple Walk, Carpenters Lane, St Marks Close, Rhode Close, Hutton Close, Lulworth Road, Chandos Road, St Dunstans Close, Lambourn Road, Balmoral Road, Parkhouse Lane, Westbourne Avenue, Corfe Crescent, Cherry Tree Close, Culvers Road, Heathfield Close, as well as the following local Keynsham postcodes: BS31 1BL, BS31 1FS, BS31 1FG, BS31 1FQ, BS31 1JJ, BS31 1BF, BS31 1DF, BS31 1QS, BS31 1QT, BS31 1FH. These areas recently saw activity by experts in screeding. Keynsham residents received high quality and reliable screeding services on every occasion.
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