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Floor Screeding Knottingley West Yorkshire (WF11): When you are renovating your Knottingley property that has damaged or uneven floors, or maybe converting a cellar or basement to useful living area, an established floor screeding specialist should be your first port of call. A screed is used to create a smooth floor surface over a concrete sub-base and provide a solid foundation for you final flooring material. The screed is an important process to guarantee a high quality and durable finish to the entire floor structure.

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Whatever size room you're remodeling, a local floor screeding company in Knottingley will be able to supply the experience and proper working practices to generate the perfect base for your floors. They will be able to assess the project and verify the appropriate kind of screed you require and how best to apply it.

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A professional screeding company will also inform you if a structural engineer is needed for your project, to identify flex strength, point loadings and load bearing that your flooring might require to conform with building regulations and British Standards.

Qualified and skilled tradespeople are essential to a successful result and will extend the lifespan of your floor by making use of the correct type of screed for your room's allocated purpose. Picking the correct screeding materials and the best installation technique is crucial if you want a durable and quality finish for your floor surface.

There are several screeding companies in and around Knottingley so see if you can get multiple price quotes for your screeding project before choosing a contractor and know to what standard of finish it's for. The quote might be based on what is known as the Surface Regularity, or SR calculation. Each of the three SR levels offer different levels of finish, with SR1 offering the best, with the lowest amount of deviation over the area of the floor. Any errors or imperfections in the screeding (as might arise with SR2 or SR3) can cause issues with laying flooring because of ridges, indentations, flat spots in the surface.

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British Standards BS8204 lays down the guidelines and regulations that all Knottingley screeding installers are required to follow, and if using specialist screeding solutions, (Gypsol, Flowcrete, Cemfloor etc), they should be accredited by the manufacturers as being trained and skilled in their use. The testing and training of a screeding contractor by a manufacturer is underlined by the use of this accreditation scheme, and gives assurances of reliability and safe working practices on any flooring project involving their materials.

Commercial screeders in Knottingley will probably undertake larger floor screeding projects in schools, factories, shops, warehouses, hospitals and salons.


Standard Screeds - This is acceptable for standard residential usage and comprises a blend of sand and cement. The ratios involved are 5 parts sand to 1 part cement. After laying a standard flooring screed mix dries out at a rate of 1mm/day.

Industrial and Heavy Duty Screed - Made for maximum durability and strength in areas where traffic is expected to be high or heavy loading on the floor is required.

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 flooring screeds. The majority of the fast drying screeds are of the fibre reinforced kind and are ideal for a wide array of projects where the speedier curing rate of 3-7mm/day is a big advantage.

Fibre Reinforced Screed - The preferred choice by professional contractors for use in combination with underfloor heating systems. This is due to the increased strength and protection against thermal shrinkage and cracking offered by the fibres within the screed mix. It's got a drying rate of one millimetre per day.

Self-Levelling or Liquid Screeds - When a high standard of finish is required this compound of latex and cement is employed to create SR1 quality floor screeding. Typically used to finalise a damaged floor or poor substrate level to enable the laying of a new flooring surface, such as tiles on top of it. This liquid screed can be poured to a depth of only 1mm, but still provides a high strength base to take a selection of flooring materials.

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Polymer Screeds - When a lower thickness of floor is needed because of building factors, a polymer screed offers an extremely high strength resolution to the problem. Because of their different chemical compositions, these polymer screeds have varying curing times which can be verified by viewing manufacturer's guidelines.


To make sure that the screeding is of a good quality finish which is hard wearing and durable, time should be devoted to carefully preparing the area prior to any screeding material being laid. The existing floor surfaces should be thoroughly cleaned to eradicate any oil, paint, debris and grease which can adversely affect the bond of the screeding.

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Any cleaning products that are used during this stage should leave no residues, and the floor base must be permitted to dry out naturally. If screeding over a cement or stone floor then all cracks should be repaired to stop them from "travelling" up through the screed layer and causing imperfections on the final surface. A skilled Knottingley screeding specialist will pick up on such problems during the site survey and ensure that all preparations are finished before applying the next stages of the screeding process.

A damp proof membrane (DPM) will be put down after the preparation work has been done to prevent ground moisture affecting the screed and floor materials. There could be 2 or 3 layers of varying thickness polythene to act as barriers between the screed and the insulation layer.

If your house is located in a place where radon gas is found a supplementary barrier layer is necessary to prevent radon gas from getting through. This could be just a simple airtight membrane, or in more serious situations a ventilation system is installed underneath the floor screed to draw out any inflow of radon gas from the ground.

The final phase of surface preparation is the painting or spraying of a primer or sealant. Primers and sealers help the bonding process and are specialist applications matched to the sort of screed being applied. Due to their specialist nature, only trained screeding specialists in Knottingley should be entrusted with using them safely and correctly and through the use of bespoke equipment for this task.

Under floor heating can now be laid out, installed and checked before screeding is applied. The wires and heating pipes are securely mounted on insulation panels to stop any movement and ensure that they're laid in the correct position. When professionally installed an under floor heating system is an effective way to warm up a room and high quality screeding will retain its heat, creating an even level of warmth right across the floor.

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Of course, if you aren't installing under floor heating, you can just skip this step and apply the screed. Your screeding company will have given you guidance and advice on which sort of screed is suitable for your needs, in line with your intended use of the room area. Remember that even quick drying and advanced screeds have a minimum of 24 hours before you can walk on any screeded surface and a minimum three days before any flooring materials can be applied. Manufacturer's drying instructions for standard and heavy duty screeds must be observed in order to achieve a quality finish and end up with an even and stable floor surface.

You can check the SR standard of the completed screed as soon as it's set enough for walking on. Using a two metre straight-edge the floor surface is examined for any dips, ridges and deviations in the screed surface.

  • SR1 - Over the entire screed area, if there aren't any deviations greater than 3mm from the straight-edge, then you have a top quality SR1 level surface.
  • SR2 - If the screeded surface deviates from the straight edge by 5 millimetres or less it is SR2 quality and is the standard for commercial and industrial projects.
  • SR3 - If the deviation around the whole space is 10 millimetres or less the screeding quality is categorised as SR3 and is fine for garage and utility areas.

If you need to check the screeded floor for load bearing, a qualified structural engineer is needed to conduct the tests. This test will ascertain the overall strength of the screed and its viability for the proposed use. A "drop hammer test" will be carried out on several areas of the screed and the results documented. The specialist testing and measurement tools mean that this can only be conducted by a qualified structural engineer respecting the guidelines of the British Standards BS8204. (Tags: Floor Screeding Services Knottingley, Floor Screeding Knottingley, Screeding Knottingley, Floor Screed Knottingley).

Floor screeding services are available in Knottingley and also in nearby places like: Kellington, Darrington, Monk Fryston, Brotherton, Whitley, Eggborough, Birkin, Byram, Burton Salmon, Ferrybridge, Pontefract, Cridling Stubbs, Castleford, Fairburn, Womersley, and in these postcodes WF11 0DS, WF11 8DF, WF11 8EA, WF11 0PA, WF11 0DG, WF11 8EQ, WF11 8EN, WF11 0DU, WF11 8BT, WF11. Locally based Knottingley floor screeders will probably have the postcode WF11 and the telephone dialling code 01977. Simply click on the "quote" banner to get information on screeding services in your area.

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In Willow Road, Hammond Road, Springfields Avenue, Northfield Road, Ryedale Avenue, Windsor Drive, Elizabeth Drive, Broomhill Square, Vale Head Mount, Garsdale Walk, Chiltern Avenue, Garden Lane, Doncaster Road, The Ridgeway, Gillann Street, Racca Green, Snowdon Avenue, Cow Lane, Grafton Close, Kingsley Avenue, Primrose Hill, Broomhill Crescent, Willow Lane, The Nurseries, Sowgate Lane, as well as these local Knottingley postcodes: WF11 0DS, WF11 8DF, WF11 8EA, WF11 0PA, WF11 0DG, WF11 8EQ, WF11 8EN, WF11 0DU, WF11 8BT, WF11, householders have just recently needed floor screeding.

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