Floor Screeding Lerwick

Lerwick Screeding & Floor Levelling Services

Floor Screeding Lerwick Scotland (ZE1): A professional floor screeding company can level a damaged or uneven floor, help install underfloor heating or help with renovations on your Lerwick home, when needed. To provide a good foundation for you final flooring material, screeding is used to create a smooth floor surface on top of a bare concrete sub-base. If you want your floors to last a long time then a floor screed is one of the most important factors in any building or renovation task.

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It does not matter how large or small the area you need levelling, a decent floor screeding contractor in Lerwick will have the appropriate expertise, equipment and know-how to offer you an excellent standard of service. After assessing your project they'll give you advice on the perfect choice of screed and which strategy for laying it is most appropriate for your situation.

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The screeding contractor will also tell you if a structural engineer is necessary for your undertaking, in order to check on load bearing, flex strength and point loadings that your screed floor may require to conform with current building regulations and British Standards.

A skilled and qualified work force is imperative for a successful outcome and will extend the life of your floor through the use of the right type of screed for the intended purpose of your room. There are numerous kinds of screed and picking the correct mix and installation approach is essential if you are to create a quality floor that is fit for purpose and long-lasting.

There are a number of screeding companies in and around Lerwick so see if you can get multiple quotes for your screeding project before picking out a company and know to what standard of finish it's for. For residential homes an estimate will normally be given for an SR (Surface Regularity) calculation of SR1 or SR2. SR1 is the best standard, and while SR2 and SR3 may be less costly initially, they do not guarantee a totally even or flat floor surface. An SR2 or SR3 level may mean there are ridges or flat spots that may cause problems when installing your final floor surface.

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British Standards BS8204 sets down the guidelines and regulations that all Lerwick screeding contractors must follow, and if working with specialist screeding solutions, (Cemfloor, Flowcrete, Gypsol etc), they ought to be certified by the manufacturers as being trained and skilled in their use. The testing and training of a floor screeding contractor by such manufacturers is highlighted through this accreditation scheme, and offers assurances of reliability and safe working practices on any screeding project involving their materials.

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


Standard Screeds - A mixture of sand and cement which is good for basic residential usage. 5 parts sand to 1 part cement is the typical mix for standard flooring screeds. After being laid a standard flooring screed sets at a rate of just 1mm/day.

Fibre Reinforced Screed - Used mostly with under floor heating systems and is the recommended choice in such projects. The special fibres in this screed mix increase it's durability and strength while also safeguarding against thermal cracking and shrinkage. It dries at the same rate as a standard screed, at about 1mm per day.

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

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Advanced Drying and Fast Drying Screeds - If you need to progress urgently with the work due to time restraints, these screeds dry more speedily than standard screeds. Most of the fast or advanced drying screeds are of the fibre reinforced kind and are appropriate for a whole host of projects where the quicker drying rate of 3-7mm is a welcome advantage.

Polymer Screeds - A high strength flooring solution where a reduced screed thickness is required. The drying times vary according to product guidelines.

Liquid or Self-Levelling Screeds - A cement and latex solution which can achieve the highest standard of finish to SR1 levels. This is largely needed to produce a smooth, clean floor over a damaged or poor quality substrate and results in a finish onto which all sorts of flooring materials can be laid. These can be as little as one millimetre thick, and due to the latex polymers, will still provide high strength.


Good preparation is crucial for a top quality screed surface that will be durable and hard wearing. The existing floor surfaces should be cleaned to eliminate any debris, grease, paint and oil which might adversely affect the bond of the screed.

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If cleaning products were used it's important to remove any traces of soap, detergent etc, and allow the surface to dry naturally. At this stage any cracks need to be repaired since these can easily travel up through your newly laid screed and be reflected in the finished surface. During an on-site survey your Lerwick screeding installer will ascertain what preparation work is necessary before starting to work on the actual screeding.

A damp proof membrane (DPM) will be applied after the preparation work has been concluded to stop ground moisture affecting the screeding and floor materials. The damp proof membrane is made out of thick polythene sheeting and various layers might be used to serve as a moisture barrier for the screed.

If the area where you live is at risk from radon gas then another barrier is essential to stop this harmful gas from entering via the ground. An air-tight membrane might be suitable in places with relatively low levels of radon, but in more serious situations there might need to be a more complex extraction and ventilation system to take away any harmful radon gases.

As soon as these steps have been taken the screeders will apply a primer or sealant to the prepared base. A primer helps with the screed bonding correctly to the base and membranes and different varieties exist depending on which type of screed is being applied. These products need experienced tradesmen to apply them in the appropriate ratios by using custom-made equipment, such as airless sprays.

If you're installing under floor heating, this is the time that it will need to be correctly laid out and installed. The under floor heating system will be carefully positioned and secured firmly to insulation panels to prevent potential movement during screed pouring. When skillfully installed an under floor heating system is an efficient way to warm up a room and good quality screed retains its heat, producing an even level of warmth right across the floor surface.

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The screed can now be mixed and prepared on site and spread onto the floor base. The requirements of the room will determine the kind of screeding that's used. Bear in mind that even advanced and quick drying screeds have a minimum of 24 hours before you're able to walk over any screeded surface and a minimum seventy two hours before any flooring materials can be laid. Manufacturer's drying instructions for standard and heavy duty screeds must be observed so as to achieve a quality finish and end up with an even and stable surface.

You can test the SR level of the finished screed as soon as it's hard enough for walking on. Through the use of a 2 metre straight-edge the floor surface is examined for any deviations, ridges and dips in the surface of the screed.

  • SR1 - SR1 is the highest standard and allows only 3 millimetres of disparity from the straight-edge.
  • SR2 - The normal standard flooring in commercial and industrial builds is classed as SR2 and has a maximum possible deviation of 5mm across the whole screeded floor.
  • SR3 - For utility floors where the quality of finish is comparatively unimportant SR3 is the standard and has a maximum deviation measurement of 10 millimetres or less.

If your screed has been installed with particular load bearing requirements in mind then a qualified structural engineer will be necessary to conduct tests. The assessment will make certain that your new screeding is viable for the load point requirements set down in the site survey. This can include a drop hammer test which records specific data on the strength and flexibility of the screed. Only fully qualified structural engineers obeying the British Standards BS8204 regulations are permitted to conduct such testing and sign off on the structural safety of the screeding. (Tags: Floor Screeding Lerwick, Floor Screeding Services Lerwick, Floor Screed Lerwick, Screeding Lerwick).

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Screeding services are available in Lerwick and also in nearby places like: Brindister, Scalloway, Gremista, Quarff, Sandwick, Gulberwick, Shetland, Virkie, Gott, Hamnavoe, Trondra, Sound, Holmsgarth, and in these postcodes ZE1 0QZ, ZE1 0BL, ZE1 0JP, ZE1 0BY, ZE1 0NH, ZE1 0AJ, ZE1 0LJ, ZE1 0LX, ZE1 0BR, and ZE1 0HR. Locally based Lerwick floor screeders will most likely have the telephone dialling code Dialling code 01595 and the postcode ZE1. Verifying this will ensure you access local screeding. Lerwick homeowners are able to benefit from these and countless other related services. To get estimates for screeding, you can click on the "Quote" banner.

What Does Screeding Do?

Several essential purposes are served by screeding in construction projects:

  1. Compatibility with Floor Finishes.
  2. Structural Integrity and Stability.
  3. Corrections to Subfloors.
  4. Improving Sound and Thermal Insulation.
  5. Surface Protection.
  6. Support for Underfloor Heating Systems.
  7. Load Distribution.
  8. Smoothing and Levelling.

Essentially, screeding is instrumental in achieving a stable, durable and level floor surface. It ensures that the floor finish will have a solid foundation, maintain its aesthetics and quality, and withstand the demands of day-to-day use for many years to come.

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When the nature of your floor's surface means that a certain amount of flexibility is needed, it may be advantageous to apply a latex screeding, rather than one with a more rigid finish. Generally coming in 2 parts, latex floor screeds comprise a cement-based powder, and a liquid latex mixture. The liquid latex part replaces the water that would normally be used for mixing floor screed, and is far more flexible and quicker drying than other types of screed.

This latex screed compound is used to level-out a subfloor prior to the final decorative surface being laid. This is appropriate for subfloors made from sand/cement, concrete, stone tiles, wood or asphalt, is ideal for the application of flooring adhesives and gives a smooth, durable surface. This latex screed will produce a flexible, crack-free finish, even if there is a bit of movement in your sub-floor.

With "floating" screeds, for example when an unbonded screed is being laid on top of a layer of either thermal or acoustic insulation, latex flooring screeds will not be appropriate. Floating screeds with a depth of 50-75mm are usually used over underfloor heating.

Screed Floor Removal

The removal of screed from a surface is a practice that involves extraction and elimination. When undertaking floor refurbishments or upgrades, it is often a necessary step. To effectively break up and remove the layer of screed, specialist equipment and techniques are indispensable in the removal process. This grants the opportunity to prepare the surface for new floor covering or other alterations. With expertise in screed removal, contractors safely and proficiently remove the old screed, offering the floor a renewed opportunity for upgrades, design modifications or repairs. (62299 - Screed Removal Lerwick)

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  • Floor Profiler
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  • Shovel
  • Spirit Level
  • Gloves
  • Wheelbarrow
  • Humidity Tester
  • Straight Edge
  • Knee Protection
  • Float
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