Floor Screeding Macclesfield Cheshire (SK11): If you have an uneven or damaged floor, are hoping to install underfloor heating or are renovating a property or basement in your Macclesfield home, it is a good time to think about contacting a professional floor screeding company. A screed is used to produce a smooth floor surface on top of a concrete sub-base and give a solid base for your choice of top flooring material. Floor screeding can provide a high quality and durable finish for virtually any room.
FLOOR SCREEDING CONTRACTORS MACCLESFIELD
A reputable screeding specialist in Macclesfield will have experience and know-how to help you achieve a perfect floor in whichever shape or size of room you are working on. They will be ready to advise you about the correct type of screed your project requires, and how best to apply and install it.
It may be necessary, depending on the proposed use of the area in question, for a structural engineering survey to abide by building regulations on point loadings, load requirements and flex strength of the screed floor.
The training and skills that a qualified screeding specialist brings to your project will guarantee a high quality outcome and help in extending the lifespan of your floor or floors. There are numerous types of screeding and picking the correct mix and laying process is crucial if you are to achieve a quality floor that is both fit for purpose and hard-wearing.
There are numerous screeding contractors in and around Macclesfield so try to get multiple quotations for your project before choosing a company and know to what standard of finish is it for. The estimate may be based on what's called the Surface Regularity, or SR number. SR2 and SR3 might be less expensive options, however the floor screeding finish could have deviations and errors, whilst SR1 guarantees a perfect quality of finish. Any errors or imperfections in the screeding (as might arise with SR2 or SR3) may cause issues with laying flooring because of flat spots, ridges, indentations in the surface.
British Standards BS8204 lays out the guidelines and regulations that all Macclesfield screeding companies are required to follow, and if using specialist screeding solutions, (Cemfloor, Flowcrete, Gypsol etc), they ought to be approved by the manufacturers as being trained and skilled in their use. This accreditation program highlights a company's high quality performance and training in the use of a manufacturer's product.
Commercial screeders in Macclesfield will generally undertake larger screeding projects in warehouses, hospitals, salons, shops, schools and factories.
TYPES OF SCREED
Standard Screeds - Frequently used in residential flooring projects where the blend of cement and sand is okay for normal floor traffic usage. The standard screed is a mix of five parts sand to one of cement. This five to one ratio standard screed will set hard at a rate of 1mm per day after application.
Polymer Screeds - An extremely high strength solution where a reduced screed thickness is essential. Polymer screeds are available from many screed manufacturers and owing to their diverse chemical compositions have specific drying times for each product.
Liquid or Self-Levelling Screeds - When a high standard of finish is necessary this solution of latex and cement is used to produce SR1 quality screed flooring. This self-levelling compound provides a smooth and level surface over a rough substrate or damaged floor to allow all forms of flooring materials to be laid. They can be as little as 1mm thick, and due to the latex polymers, will still provide a high strength finish.
Advanced Drying and Fast Drying Screeds - If you have to press ahead urgently with the flooring because of time constraints, these screeds dry much faster than standard flooring screeds. Drying at a rate of 3-7mm, subject to the specialised mix, they're typically a fibre reinforced kind of screed and are ideal for flooring projects which have tight deadlines.
Fibre Reinforced Screed - The expert's choice for residential use on top of under floor heating. The special fibres in this screed increase overall durability and strength whilst also safeguarding against thermal shrinkage and cracking. At roughly one millimetre per day, it has a similar curing rate to standard screed.
Industrial and Heavy Duty Screed - Where traffic levels are expected to be high or heavy loading of the floor is necessary, heavy duty screeds deliver maximum durability and strength.
SCREEDING PREPARATION AND INSTALLATION
To make certain the screeding is of a good quality finish that's hard wearing and durable, time must be devoted to carefully preparing the area prior to any screeding material being poured. Any grease, oil, debris and paint on the original floor level can affect the adhesion of the screed, and must be eradicated.
If cleansing products have been used it is important to remove any residues of detergent or soap, and allow the surface to dry naturally. If screeding over a cement or stone floor all cracks should be repaired to stop them from "travelling" up through your screed layer and resulting in deviations on the final floor surface. A decent Macclesfield screeding contractor will address such issues during a on-site survey and make certain all preparations are completed before pressing on with the next steps in the floor screeding process.
A DPM (damp proof membrane) will be installed after the preparation work has been done to prevent ground dampness affecting the flooring materials and screed. The damp proof membrane is made of thick polythene sheeting and different layers might be used to act as a moisture barrier for the screeding.
If the area is at risk from radon gas then another barrier is required to prevent the gas from entering from the ground. If radon occurs in large amounts then a complete ventilation and extraction system may be installed under the screed which will remove any gases that could seep in from ground level.
As soon as these stages have been completed the screeders will put on a primer or sealant to the prepared floor base. These primers and sealers will make sure the screed bonds successfully to the floor base and help to achieve a top quality finished floor. These products need experienced contractors to apply them in the right ratios by using airless sprays and other bespoke equipment.
Before the screeding is poured, any underfloor heating will now set out and installed. Insulation panels can be put in place and the cables and heating pipes will be firmly attached so there's no movement while the screed is being poured. When expertly installed an underfloor heating system is an effective way to warm a room and high quality screed will retain its heat, creating an even heat right across the floor.
If you aren't installing under floor heating the screed can now be prepared in situ and poured. The specific requirements of the room will dictate the kind of screeding that's used. For quick drying and advanced screeds there'll be at least a twenty four hour delay before it can be walked over, and a further seventy two hours minimum before any flooring material can be fitted. This timescale is increased for heavy duty and standard screeds and the manufacture's guidelines should be followed to the letter to achieve the optimal finish and durability of the floor.
You can evaluate the SR level of the finished screeding once it's set enough for walking on. Through the use of a two metre straight-edge the surface is examined for any deviations, ridges and dips in the surface of the screed.
- SR1 - Over the entire floor area, if there aren't any deviations of more than three millimetres from the straight-edge, you've got a top quality SR1 standard surface.
- SR2 - SR2 is for normal standard commercial and industrial floors and can deviate from the straight-edge by as much as five millimetres.
- SR3 - SR3 is utility standard where a perfect quality finish is not required. This level allows for a maximium deviation of ten millimetres.
If your screed has been laid with particular loading in mind then a structural engineer will be required to carry out these soundness tests. Using specialist equipment the engineer will evaluate the screed strength and suitability of use in a load bearing setting. This can include a drop hammer test which records specific data on the strength and flexibility of the screed. Any screed floor that's got point load requirements must be approved by a competent structural engineer heeding the BS8204 guidelines. (Tags: Floor Screed Macclesfield, Floor Screeding Services Macclesfield, Floor Screeding Macclesfield, Screeding Macclesfield).
Floor screeding services are available in Macclesfield and also in: Sutton, Henbury, Capesthorne, Gawsworth, Hurdsfield, Bosley, Hulme Walfield, Oakgrove, North Rode, Gurnett, Mottram St Andrew, Bollington, Over Alderley, Prestbury, Brookhouse, Langley, and in these postcodes SK10 1BH, SK10 1FU, SK10 1HA, SK10 1UN, SK10 1EW, SK10 1GG, SK10 1BF, SK10 1ET, SK10 1GD, SK10 1UH. Locally based Macclesfield floor screeders will likely have the postcode SK11 and the dialling code 01625. Click on the "quote" form or banner to get details about screeding services in your area.
Screeding Enquiries Cheshire
Current Cheshire floor screeding requests: Nelly Polson recently asked for a quote for screeding the whole ground floor of a house in Appleton Thorn, Cheshire. Amara and Stephen Hammond recently requested a quotation for screeding a garage floor in a terraced house in Marton, Cheshire. Ruqayyah Perry recently enquired about getting a price for screeding the floor of a basement in Prestbury. Tia and Zackary Mcdermott recently asked for a quotation for screeding a kitchen and lounge floor in Stockton Heath, Cheshire. Eliana Obrien and Matthew Obrien recently enquired about getting a price for screeding a cellar floor in Lostock Gralam, Cheshire. Pablo Partridge and Elisa Partridge recently asked for an estimate for screeding a floor and installing underfloor heating in Saughall, Cheshire. Elyas Snell and Emilia Snell recently enquired about getting a price for screeding over an old concrete floor in Chelford, Cheshire. Lorelei Dack and Hadley Dack recently requested a quotation for screeding the floor of a utility room in Leighton, Cheshire.
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There are a wide array of tasks that can be completed by your local Macclesfield floor screeding company including shop screeding Macclesfield, floor screed testing, rapid strength floor screeds, liquid screeds, concrete pumping, bonded concrete screeding, basement screeding, cheap screeding, floor insulation, floor screeding quotes, floor levelling, garage screeding Macclesfield, acoustic flooring, floor preparation, quick-dry screeds, polished screeding, underfloor heating installation, office floor screeding, and lots more floor screeding tasks.
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Floor screeding work has recently been done in the following Macclesfield roads and streets - Cliffe Park, Carnegie Close, Ambleside Close, Saville Street, Ashtree Close, Townley Street, Broad Walk, Church Mews, Cornbrook Road, Brunswick Hill, Buxton Old Road, Smiths Terrace, Brynton Road, Bamford Street, Bridgend Drive, Aldersway, Brynton Close, Clifford Road, Canton Street, Dale Street, Amersham Close, Brocklehurst Mews, Slack Street, April Rise, Bollin Mews, Blakelow Road, St Johns Road, Tunnicliffe Road, Donagh Close, as well as these local Macclesfield postcodes: SK10 1BH, SK10 1FU, SK10 1HA, SK10 1UN, SK10 1EW, SK10 1GG, SK10 1BF, SK10 1ET, SK10 1GD, SK10 1UH.
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