Floor Screeding Lancing West Sussex (BN15): If you are renovating a property or basement, have a damaged or uneven floor or are planning to install underfloor heating in your Lancing property, then it's time to consider hiring a professional floor screeder. A screed is used to produce a smooth floor surface over a rough concrete sub-base and give a good foundation for your choice of top flooring material. Floor screeding can provide a durable, quality surface for virtually any room.
FLOOR SCREEDING COMPANIES LANCING
A professional floor screeding company in Lancing will have all the experience and knowledge to help you achieve a perfectly finished floor in whichever size or shape of room you are working on. After evaluating your project they will give you advice on the perfect choice of screed and which technique for laying it is most suitable for your situation.
They will also assess if a structural engineer is needed to make certain any point loadings, load requirements and flex strength are met as laid down in the building regulations.
Bringing in a qualified and skilled contractor will guarantee you use the appropriate form of screed for the room's anticipated purpose and get the maximum lifespan out of the resulting flooring. The correct blend of screed and the techniques used for laying it are also critical to guarantee the ultimate quality of your floor surface.
There are a number of screeding contractors in and around Lancing so try to get multiple estimates for your project before choosing a company 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 a quotation from your Lancing screeding contractor. SR1 is the best quality, and whilst SR2 and SR3 may seem cheaper initially, they don't guarantee a perfectly flat or even floor surface. This means you may have to rectify any patches that may cause problems when putting down your final flooring solution.
The regulations and guidelines set out in in the British Standards BS8204 have to be followed by any Lancing floor screeding contractor and they must also be certified by the manufacturers of specialist screeding materials (Flowcrete, Gypsol, Cemfloor etc.) to verify their competence and safe working practices. The assessment and training of a floor screeding contractor by a manufacturer is underlined by the use of this accreditation scheme, and guarantees safe working practices and reliability on any flooring project involving their materials.
Commercial screeders in Lancing will generally undertake larger floor screeding projects in salons, hospitals, schools, factories, warehouses and shops.
TYPES OF SCREED
Standard Screeds - Used in residential projects where the mix of sand and cement is okay for regular floor traffic use. The ratios involved are 5 parts sand to 1 part cement. After laying a standard flooring screed dries out at a rate of just 1mm/day.
Fibre Reinforced Screed - The favoured option where under floor heating is being installed in domestic homes in Lancing. The fibres in the screed improve overall durability and strength while also protecting against thermal shrinkage and cracking. The screed will dry out at a rate of roughly 1mm/day.
Liquid or Self-Levelling Screeds - A latex and cement formula which can achieve the highest standard SR1 finish. It's mainly used to produce a high quality floor over the top of a damaged or poor quality substrate and enables all types of flooring materials to be used. The liquid screed can be poured to a thickness of just one millimetre, but still provides a strong surface for a varied selection of flooring materials.
Polymer Screeds - When a decreased thickness of floor is needed on account of building factors, a polymer screed provides a high strength solution to the situation. Polymer screeds are available from many screed manufacturers and on account of their diverse chemical compositions have specific setting times for each individual product.
Industrial and Heavy Duty Screed - A screed that is designed for heavy traffic and high load areas where maximum strength and durability is crucial.
Advanced Drying and Fast Drying Screeds - If you have to press ahead urgently with the work on account of time limitations, these screeds dry more speedily than standard screeds. They're normally a fibre reinforced screed which can dry at a rate of between 3-7mm/day per day and are used in time-sensitive flooring projects.
SCREEDING PREPARATION AND INSTALLATION
To make certain that the screeding is of a good quality finish which is hard wearing and durable, time should be spent on preparing the area before any screed is poured. Any paint, grease, oil and debris on the original floor surface can adversely affect the adhesion of the screed, and should be removed.
If cleaning products have been used it's vital to remove any remnants of soap etc, and allow the floor surface to dry naturally. At this point any cracks need to be mended because these can easily travel up through your laid screed and be reflected in the completed surface. During a site survey the screeding contractor will notice what preparations are necessary before any actual screeding commences.
To shield the flooring materials and screeding layer from moisture rising up through the ground, a damp proof membrane (DPM) will have to be installed. There may be two or three layers of different thicknesses of polythene to act as barriers between the screed and the insulation layer.
If the area is at risk from radon then an additional barrier is needed to stop the gas from entering via the ground. If radon is present in large amounts then a complete extraction and ventilation system may be installed under the layer of screed which will extract any gases that could seep in from ground level.
Once the floor base has been prepared and all membranes installed, a primer or sealant is then put on. These primers and sealers will ensure that the screed bonds properly to the floor base and help to accomplish a good quality finished floor. Custom-made equipment such as airless sprays are used to apply a sealant or primer, by experienced screeding installers in Lancing observing the manufacturer's guidelines.
Underfloor heating can now be installed and checked before the screed is applied. The heating pipes and cabling are securely mounted on insulation panels to prevent any movement and make sure that they're laid in the correct position. Warmth is evenly spread across the floor in a properly fitted under floor heating system, and along with it being an efficient method of heating, it is a great choice for the majority of Lancing renovation projects.
The screeding can now be prepared in situ and poured onto the floor surface. The particular requirements of the room will dictate the sort of screeding that's used. Remember that even advanced and quick drying screeds have a minimum of 24 hours before you can walk on any laid surfaces and at least seventy two hours before any flooring materials can be fitted. Such time periods will be longer for heavy duty and standard screeds and the manufacture's guidelines must be followed to the letter to accomplish the optimal finish and longevity of the floor.
You can test the SR standard of the finished screeding as soon as it is hard enough for walking on. Using a 2m straight-edge the floor surface is examined for any ridges, deviations and dips in the screed surface.
- SR1 - Disparities of three millimetres or less as measured across the entire floor area shows your screed to be of the highest quality and is categorised as SR1.
- SR2 - If the screed has a deviation from the straight-edge of 5 millimetres or less it is SR2 quality and is the standard for industrial and commercial projects.
- SR3 - For a utility area or room where the quality of finish is fairly unimportant SR3 is the classification and should have a maximum deviation measurement of ten millimetres or less.
If your screed floor has been installed with particular load bearing requirements in mind then a structural engineer will be required to conduct tests. The testing will make sure that your new screed surface is viable for the load bearing requirements specified in the original site survey. An assessment called the "drop hammer test" will be performed at various areas on the screed layer and the results recorded. Only trained structural engineers obeying the British Standards BS8204 regulations are permitted to perform these tests and sign off on the structural safety of a screed floor. (Tags: Screeding Lancing, Floor Screed Lancing, Floor Screeding Lancing, Floor Screeding Services Lancing).
Floor screeding services are available in Lancing and also in: Botolphs, Coombes, Broadwater, Goring by Sea, Upper Beeding, Washington, Findon, South Lancing, Shoreham-by-Sea, Bramber, Worthing, Steyning, North Lancing, Wiston, and in these postcodes BN15 8DR, BN15 0ET, BN15 8BU, BN15 0NL, BN15 8AT, BN15 8AE, BN15 5BF, BN15 0PR, BN15 0PL, BN15 0PW. Local Lancing floor screeders will probably have the postcode BN15 and the phone code 01903. Click the "quote" banner to get specifics of screeding services in your location.
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Screeding Enquiries West Sussex
Latest West Sussex floor screeding job postings: Lexi Reader and Hugh Reader recently asked for an estimate for screeding the floor of a cellar in Milland. Gracie-Mai Lister and Noel Lister recently enquired about the possibility of screeding over an old concrete floor in Colgate. Ffion Jeffries recently enquired about screeding a property extension floor in Horsted Keynes, West Sussex. Owais and Karina Wardle recently asked for a quote for screeding a kitchen floor in Milland. Osian and Samira Styles recently asked for a quote for screeding the floor of a basement in Steyning, West Sussex. Kurtis and Ruby Parish recently enquired about screeding the floor of a utility room in a cottage in Donnington. Guy Weir and Mara Weir recently asked for a quote for screeding the whole ground floor of a semi-detached property in Yapton. Jaydon and Sofija Atherton recently enquired about screeding the floor of a lounge and kitchen in Haywards Heath.
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People living in the following areas and roads have recently requested floor screeding - Freshfields Close, Grinstead Avenue, Roberts Road, Gordon Road, Links Road, Greet Road, Almond Avenue, Heyshott Close, Swallows Close, Bessborough Terrace, Crabtree Lane, Old Salts Farm Road, Kimber Close, Brook Way, Swanbourne Close, Glebe Way, North Road, Lancing Close, Willow Close, West Lane, Cecil Pashley Way, West Way, Third Avenue, Fourth Avenue, Spencer Road, Ingleside Road, as well as these local Lancing postcodes: BN15 8DR, BN15 0ET, BN15 8BU, BN15 0NL, BN15 8AT, BN15 8AE, BN15 5BF, BN15 0PR, BN15 0PL, BN15 0PW.
Other Useful Trades in Lancing West Sussex
Needless to say, when you happen to be doing home renovations in Lancing, West Sussex, you will probably need all types of different tradesmen and together with a floor screeder in Lancing, West Sussex, you could also need a heating engineer in Lancing, a bricklayer in Lancing, plastic flooring in Lancing, a carpet fitter in Lancing, an underfloor heating specialist in Lancing, a floor tiler in Lancing, a carpenter in Lancing, solid wood flooring in Lancing, a plumber in Lancing, an electrician in Lancing, waste removal in Lancing, a handyman in Lancing, a plasterer in Lancing, a building contractor in Lancing, and other different Lancing tradesmen.
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