Floor Screeding Liverpool Merseyside (L1): If you are restoring a property or cellar, have an uneven or damaged floor or are planning to install under floor heating in your Liverpool home, then it is a good time to consider contacting a professional floor screeder. Floor screeding delivers a smooth finish to a coarse sub-base, and allows you to lay your final layer of flooring material, (carpets, tiles, boards etc) over the top of it. 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.
FLOOR SCREEDING CONTRACTORS LIVERPOOL
An established screeding specialist in Liverpool will have experience and know-how to help you achieve a perfectly finished floor in whichever size or shape of room you are working on. They'll assess your project and verify the appropriate sort of screed you require and how best to apply it.
It might be a requirement, according to the intended use of the area in question, for a structural engineering survey to conform to building regulations on point loadings, flex strength and load requirements of the screed floor.
The training and skills that a qualified screeding specialist brings to your project should guarantee a high quality result and help in prolonging the life of your floor. Choosing the right screeding materials and the method of installation is critical if you want a quality and durable finish for your floor surface.
Make sure you get more than one quotation for your Liverpool screeding project and also ask to what standard you are getting each quote. For residential properties an estimate will generally be given for a Surface Regularity (SR) calculation of SR1 or SR2. Each of the 3 SR levels offer different qualities of finish, with SR1 offering the highest quality, with the lowest amount of deviation over the area of the floor. Any imperfections in the screeding (as might arise with SR2 or SR3) can cause problems in laying flooring due to ridges, flat spots, indentations in the floor surface.
The regulations and guidelines set out in in the British Standards BS8204 have to be followed by all Liverpool floor screeding companies and they should also hold accreditation with the manufacturers of any specialist screeding materials (Cemfloor, Flowcrete, Gypsol etc.) to verify their competence and safe working practices. A contractor holding accreditations demonstrates that they have been assessed and trained in the use of these products and can provide a high quality service in all areas of their installation.
For larger screeding projects in factories, warehouses, shopping centres, hospitals, schools and hotels, dedicated commercial screeders in Liverpool will be required.
TYPES OF SCREED
Standard Screeds - This is perfect for regular domestic use and is a blend of cement and sand. The standard screed is a mix of 5 parts sand to one of cement. This five to one ratio standard flooring screed will set hard at a rate of just 1mm per day after application.
Fast Drying and Advanced Drying Screeds - If there's a need to press ahead urgently with the flooring due to time constraints, this screed dries much quicker than standard screeds. They're usually a fibre reinforced screed which can dry at a rate of between three and seven millimetres per day and are employed in time critical flooring projects.
Polymer Screeds - When a decreased thickness of floor is needed because of building requirements, a polymer screed provides an extremely high strength solution to the situation. Maker's guidelines for curing times vary across the product ranges.
Industrial and Heavy Duty Screed - Developed for maximum durability and strength in places where traffic is high or heavy loading on the floor is required.
Fibre Reinforced Screed - The favourite choice of professional screeders for use with under floor heating systems. The greater strength and flexibility offered by the special fibres within this screed help protect the resulting floor from thermal shrinkage and cracking. The screed will set hard at a rate of 1mm/day.
Self-Levelling or Liquid Screeds - A latex and cement mixture which can achieve the highest standard of finish to SR1 levels. This is mainly used to produce a smooth, level floor over a poor quality or damaged substrate and results in a surface finish onto which all sorts of flooring materials can be laid. Even with a depth of just 1mm, the latex polymers within the screed provide a high strength surface for a variety of uses.
SCREEDING PREPARATION AND INSTALLATION
Screeding installers will need to fully prepare the area prior to any other work so as to guarantee a hard wearing and quality screed flooring. Any debris, grease, paint and oil on the existing floor level can adversely affect the adhesion of the screed, and must be eliminated.
If cleansing products were used it is crucial to remove any traces of soap, detergent etc, and leave the floor surface to dry naturally. At this stage any cracks should be mended because these can travel up through your newly laid screed and be reflected in the finished surface. During a site survey your Liverpool screeding installer will establish what preparations are required before any actual screeding work begins.
A damp proof membrane (DPM) will be applied once the preparation work has been concluded to stop ground dampness getting into the screeding and floor materials. The damp proof membrane is made out of thick polythene sheet and various layers could be used to act as a moisture barrier for the screed.
If your house is located in a place where radon gas is present an additional barrier layer is required to stop radon gas from entering. This can be just a simple air-tight membrane, or in severe situations an extraction and ventilation system will be installed under the screed to take away any influx of radon gas from the ground.
Once the floor base has been properly prepared and any DPMs installed, a primer or sealer is then applied. Primers help the bonding process and are special applications specifically designed for the kind of screed that's being used. Custom-made equipment such as airless sprays will usually be used to apply a primer or sealant, by professional screeding contractors in Liverpool sticking to the manufacturer's guidelines and safety advice.
If required, this is the time that underfloor heating can be laid out in the correct manner and installed. The heating pipes and wires are firmly attached to insulation panels to stop any movement and ensure they are laid in the correct position. Warmth will be spread evenly across a floor area in an expertly installed under floor heating system, and with it being an effective choice of heating, it's a great choice for many Liverpool home restoration projects.
If you are not putting in underfloor heating the screed can now be prepared on site and poured. Your use of the room will help the screeding company on what form of floor screed is perfect for your requirements. Remember that even quick drying and advanced screeds have a minimum of 24 hours before you're able to walk on any screeded surface and a minimum 3 days before any flooring materials can be fitted. If you're looking to wind up with a well finished and hard-wearing floor surface you should follow the manufacturer's guidelines with regard to standard and heavy duty screeds where this time period will be increased.
The SR level of your screed can be checked once it has solidified enough to be stepped onto. Using a 2 metre straight-edge the floor surface is examined for any deviations, ridges and dips in the surface of the screed.
- SR1 - Deviations of 3 millimetres or less being measured over the entire area shows your screed floor to be of the best quality and classified as SR1.
- SR2 - If the floor surface has a deviation from the straight-edge of five millimetres or less it is considered SR2 quality and is the standard for industrial and commercial projects.
- SR3 - SR3 is basic utility standard where a perfect quality finish isn't necessary. This specification allows for a maximium deviation of ten millimetres.
If you need to check the floor for load bearing, a qualified structural engineer is needed to conduct the tests. The testing will ensure your newly laid screeded surface is viable for the load bearing requirements specified in the site survey. The screed will be given a drop hammer test to measure strength and flexibility at different points. The precise measurement and testing tools required mean that this can only be conducted by a certified structural engineer respecting the guidelines of the British Standards BS8204. (Tags: Floor Screeding Services Liverpool, Floor Screed Liverpool, Screeding Liverpool, Floor Screeding Liverpool).
Floor screeding services are available in Liverpool and also in: Orrell Park, Otterspool, Wavertree, Toxteth, Everton, Garston, Kensington, Bankhall, West Derby, Kirkdale, Vauxhall, Childwall, Tarbock, Edge Hill, Fairfield, and in these postcodes L1 0AN, L1 2TP, L1 4ED, L1 1JQ, L1 1NP, L1 3DN, L1 1EL, L1 1LP, L1 1RD, L1 3EU. Local Liverpool floor screeders will most likely have the postcode L1 and the telephone dialling code 0151. Click the "quote" banner to get info on screeding services in your area.
Screeding Enquiries Merseyside
Recent Merseyside floor screeding enquiries: Saif Edge and Kayla Edge recently enquired about the possibility of screeding a garage floor in a cottage in Whiston. Ayman Buxton and Adelaide Buxton recently enquired about getting a price for screeding the floor of a lounge and kitchen in a cottage in New Brighton. Maxim and Poppy-Mae Schmidt recently enquired about installing underfloor heating and screeding a floor in Haydock, Merseyside. Jaxson Mccallum recently enquired about screeding a workshop floor in Halewood. Lena Ahmed recently requested an estimate for screeding a living room floor in Woodchurch, Merseyside. Lilly-Mae and Sulaiman Tang recently enquired about the possibility of screeding a basement floor in Rainhill. Mr and Mrs Mcgill recently requested a price quote for screeding the floor of a kitchen in a terraced house in Thornton, Merseyside. Maisey Broughton recently asked for a quote for screeding over an old concrete floor in Aintree.
The Tools You Will Need For Screeding a Floor
- Tape Measure
- Knee Protection
- Floor Profiler
- Straight Edge
- Spirit Level
- Humidity Tester
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Householders who live in the following streets have recently enquired about floor screeding - The Cross, Carr House Lane, Beechfield, Alderwood Avenue, Sevenacre Road, Saffron Mews, Addingham Road, Alroy Road, Alexandra Green, Sandhead Street, Adrians Way, Dahlia Close, Delph Road, Aldwych Road, The Lynxway, Scarisbrick Avenue, Darnley Street, Cawthorne Walk, Dickinson Road, Sandhills Lane, Selsey Close, Aldbourne Close, Cannock Green, Basing Street, Denebank Road, Scarsdale Road, Caithness Drive, The Rooley, Darmonds Green Avenue, Celia Street, as well as the following Liverpool area postcodes: L1 0AN, L1 2TP, L1 4ED, L1 1JQ, L1 1NP, L1 3DN, L1 1EL, L1 1LP, L1 1RD, L1 3EU.
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