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Floor Screeding Littlehampton West Sussex (BN17): If you are renovating a property or cellar, have an uneven or damaged floor or are hoping to install under floor heating in your Littlehampton home, then it is time to think about contacting a professional floor screeder. To provide a solid base for your choice of top flooring material, screeding is used to create a smooth floor over a concrete sub-base. Screeding a floor enables you to provide a durable, quality finish for any part of your home.

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A professional screeding specialist in Littlehampton will have experience and knowledge to help you achieve a perfect floor in whatever size room you are renovating. They'll be able to advise you about the correct type of screed that your project requires, and how best to apply and install it.

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It may be a requirement, contingent on the proposed use of the space, for a survey by a structural engineer to conform to building regulations on point loadings, load requirements and flex strength of the screed floor.

Working with a skilled and highly trained contractor will ensure that you get the appropriate kind of screed for the room's allocated purpose to extend the life of your flooring. There are many types of floor screeding and picking the appropriate mix and installation process is crucial to create a high quality floor that's fit for purpose and hard-wearing.

There are a number of screeding companies in the Littlehampton area so see if you can get multiple estimates for your project before picking a contractor and know to what standard of finish it's for. The quote could be based on what is called the SR, or Surface Regularity figure. Each of the 3 SR levels deliver different standards of finish, with SR1 offering the highest quality, with the lowest amount of deviation over the area. Any errors in the screeding can cause issues with laying flooring owing to indentations, ridges, flat spots in the surface.

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The rules and regulations laid down in the British Standards BS8204 have to be followed by any Littlehampton floor screeding company and they must also be certified by the manufacturers of specialist screeding materials (Gypsol, Cemfloor, Flowcrete etc.) to prove their safe working practices and competence. A contractor holding accreditation demonstrates that they have been assessed and trained in using these screeding products and can deliver a high standard of service in all aspects of their installation.

For larger screeding projects in schools, hospitals, hotels, warehouses, shops and factories, specialist commercial screeders in Littlehampton will be needed.

TYPES OF SCREED

Standard Screeds - Used in domestic projects where the blend of cement and sand is acceptable for normal floor traffic usage. The standard screed is a mixture of 5 parts sand to one cement. This five to one ratio standard flooring screed will set hard at a rate of one millimetre per day after laying.

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Polymer Screeds - These provide an extremely high level of strength with a reduced thickness. Because of their different chemical compositions, these screeds have varying setting times which can be verified by viewing manufacturer's product guidelines.

Advanced Drying and Fast Drying Screeds - If there is a need to press ahead urgently with the work on account of time constraints, this screed dries much quicker than standard screeds. Drying out at a rate of 3-7mm, determined by the mixture, they are normally a fibre reinforced screed and are suitable for flooring projects which have tight deadlines.

Fibre Reinforced Screed - The expert's choice for domestic use over the top of underfloor heating. This is due to the increased durability and protection against thermal shrinkage and cracking provided by the fibres within the screed. The screed will dry out at a rate of 1mm/day.

Liquid or Self-Levelling Screeds - Used to produce the highest quality of finish, especially in SR1 levels of screeding, by a cement and latex formula. The self-levelling compound provides a smooth and level surface over a rough substrate or damaged floor to allow all flooring materials to be laid. This liquid screed can be poured to a thickness of just one millimetre, but still provides a high strength base for a wide range of flooring finishes.

Industrial and Heavy Duty Screed - A screed designed for heavy traffic and high load areas where maximum strength and durability is necessary.

SCREEDING PREPARATION AND INSTALLATION

To enable the screeding to be of a high quality finish that's hard wearing and durable, time must be spent on carefully preparing the area before any screed is laid. Any grease, debris, paint and oil on the existing floor surface can affect the adhesion of the screed, and should be eliminated.

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If any cleaning products are used in this process it is important to make sure that no residues of detergents or soaps are left on the surface and it's allowed to dry out naturally. If screeding over a stone or cement floor then all cracks should be repaired to stop them from "travelling" up through a screed layer and causing deviations on the finished floor surface. A competent Littlehampton screeding installer will address such problems during a site survey and make certain that all preparations are complete before pressing on with the next steps in the screeding process.

A DPM (damp proof membrane) will be applied once the preparation work has been finished to stop ground dampness getting into the screed and floor materials. There could be two or three layers of different thickness polythene to act as barriers between the insulation layer and screed.

Another airtight barrier might be required if your property is in a location that is known to be susceptible to radon. A simple airtight membrane may be sufficient in places with relatively low radon measurements, but in more severe cases there might need to be a more sophisticated ventilation and extraction system to remove any ground penetrating radon.

As soon as the floor base has been properly prepared and all membranes installed, a sealant or primer is then applied. A primer assists in the screed to successfully bond to the base and membranes and different varieties exist depending on which kind of screed is being used. Custom-made equipment such as airless sprays will usually be used to apply a primer or sealant, which should be done by professional screeding companies in Littlehampton observing the manufacturer's guidelines.

Before any screed is poured, any under floor heating will now set out and installed. The wires and heating pipes are securely mounted on insulation panels to stop any movement and ensure that they are held in the correct position. When professionally installed an under floor heating system is an excellent way to warm a room and high quality screed retains its heat, generating an even heat right across the floor surface.

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Naturally, if you are not putting in under floor heating, you simply ignore this stage and get on with applying the floor screed. Your intended use of the room will help your screeding specialist on what kind of floor screed is appropriate for your needs. For quick drying screeds there'll be at least a 24 hour delay before it is able to be walked over, and a further Three days minimum before you can install any flooring materials. If you're aiming to wind up with a properly finished and durable floor surface you should stick to the manufacturer's guidelines with regards to standard and heavy duty screeds where the time period will be longer.

Once the screeding has set it can be checked for quality to verify the SR level. Through the use of a two metre straight-edge the floor surface is examined for any ridges, dips and deviations in the screed surface.

  • SR1 - SR1 is the highest standard and permits just three 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 5 millimetres across the whole floor.
  • SR3 - For a utility area or room where the quality of finish is comparatively inconsequential SR3 is the standard and should have a maximum deviation measurement of 10mm or less.

If you require load bearing checks, a structural engineer is necessary to conduct the testing. This test will determine the strength of the screed and the viability for its proposed use. A drop hammer test will be performed at various areas on the screed and the outcomes documented. Only trained structural engineers obeying the BS8204 guidelines are permitted to conduct such tests and sign off on the structural integrity of the screeding. (Tags: Screeding Littlehampton, Floor Screeding Services Littlehampton, Floor Screed Littlehampton, Floor Screeding Littlehampton).


Floor screeding services are available in Littlehampton and also in: East Preston, Ford, Goring by Sea, Atherington, West Preston, Climping, Ferring, Poling, Wick, Kingston, Kingston Gorse, and in these postcodes BN17 5LL, BN17 5DA, BN16 9TB, BN17 5AB, BN17 5LZ, BN16 2NB, BN16 3NW, BN17 5HE, BN17 5HP, and BN17 5JZ. Local Littlehampton floor screeders will probably have the telephone dialling code 01903 and the postcode BN17. Checking this out can confirm you are accessing local floor screeding. Littlehampton householders are able to benefit from these and lots of other flooring related services. If you need to obtain a quotation for screeding services, this can easily be done by clicking on the "Quote" banner.

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Latex Floor Screeds Littlehampton

When a floor's surface needs a certain degree of flexibility, it may be wise to use a latex screed. Latex screeds come in two parts - a bottle and a bag - with the bottle containing latex liquid and the bag containing a cement powder. The latex liquid additive takes the place of the water that's used in standard screeds, meaning it is quicker drying and more flexible.

This latex screed product is used to level-out a subfloor prior to the final decorative surface being laid. This screed is suitable for sub-floors made from wood, quarry tiles, sand/cement, asphalt or concrete, is perfect for the application of flooring adhesives and gives a durable, smooth surface. If your sub-floor has a bit of movement in it, this type of latex screed will still provide a flexible, crack-free finish, upon which your chosen floor coverings can sit.

When using a "floating" screed, i.e. when screeding is being laid on the top of underfloor heating, depths of 50 to 65 millimetres may be necessary, and latex floor screeds are not a suitable choice for this purpose.

Screed Floor Removal

The extraction and elimination of pre-existing screed from a surface form the core of screed floor removal. This is often necessary when upgrading or renovating a floor. Specialised techniques and equipment are essential in the removal process to efficiently break up and eliminate the layer of screed. The preparation of the surface for new floor covering or other alterations is made possible by this. Contractors who are skilled in screed removal ensure the efficient and safe removal of the old screed, enabling a fresh start for the floor, whether it's for repairs, changes in design or upgrades. (62299 - Screed Removal Littlehampton)

The Tools That You Will Need For Screeding Floors

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

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