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Floor Screeding Meltham West Yorkshire (HD9): If you are restoring a property or cellar, are planning to install under floor heating or have a damaged or uneven floor, then you'll need to find a specialist floor screeding service to help you. Allowing you to lay a suitable flooring material, (boards, carpets, tiles etc) on top of it, floor screeding provides a smooth finish to a coarse sub-base. The screeding is an important process to guarantee a high quality and durable finish to the whole floor surface.

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Having all the experience and know-how to help you achieve a perfect floor in whichever shape or size of room you are renovating, a good floor screeding specialist in Meltham is the ideal choice for your screeding task. When your flooring project has been diligently evaluated, they'll be in a position to inform you of the appropriate type of screed needed for your project, and how best it can be installed.

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They'll additionally assess if a structural engineer is required to make sure any load requirements, flex strength and point loadings are met as laid down in the building regulations.

Working with a highly trained and skilled contractor will guarantee you use the proper type of screed for the room's allocated usage to extend the lifetime of your flooring. Picking the appropriate screeding materials and the best installation technique is crucial if you want to finish up with a quality and durable finish for your floor.

There are numerous screeding specialists in the Meltham area so if possible get multiple quotations for your project before selecting a contractor and know to what standard of finish is it for. For domestic properties a quotation will usually be provided for a Surface Regularity (SR) standard of SR1 or SR2. Each of the 3 SR levels offer different qualities of finish, with SR1 offering the highest, with the lowest amount of deviation over the area. Any errors or imperfections in the screeding (as might arise with SR2 or SR3) can cause problems in laying flooring because of ridges, flat spots, indentations in the floor surface.

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The rules and regulations specified in the British Standards BS8204 must be followed by any Meltham floor screeding company and they must also be approved by the manufacturers of any specialist screeding materials (Cemfloor, Gypsol, Flowcrete etc.) to verify their competence and safe working practices. The assessment and training of a floor screeding company by such manufacturers is highlighted by the use of the accreditation scheme, and guarantees safe working practices and reliability on any screeding project involving their materials.

For larger screeding projects in schools, salons, factories, shops, hospitals and warehouses, skilled Meltham commercial screeders will be required.


Standard Screeds - This is ideal for regular domestic usage and is a combination of sand and cement. The standard screed is a mix of 5 parts sand to one of cement. This 5 to 1 ratio standard flooring screed will dry out at a rate of just one millimetre per day after application.

Liquid or Self-Levelling Screeds - Used to provide the highest quality of finish, especially where SR1 levels are required, by a latex and cement compound. The self-levelling compound provides a clean and level surface over a damaged floor or rough substrate to allow all forms of flooring materials to be laid. Even with a thickness of one millimetre, the latex polymers within the mixture provide a high strength surface for a variety of uses.

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Polymer Screeds - An extremely high strength flooring solution where a reduced screed thickness is required. Polymer screeds are available from a number of manufacturers and because of their different chemical compositions have specific drying times for each individual product.

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

Fast Drying and Advanced Drying Screeds - If you have to use the area in question at the earliest opportunity a fast drying screed may be used. Drying out at a rate of 3-7mm/day, subject to the specialised mix, they're normally a fibre reinforced kind of screed and are suitable for flooring projects which have tight schedules.

Fibre Reinforced Screed - The favoured choice by professional installers for use in combination with underfloor heating systems. The increased flexibility and strength provided by the special fibres in the screed help protect the flooring from thermal cracking and shrinkage. At around one millimetre per day, it has an identical drying rate to standard screed.


Screeding companies will have to fully prepare all areas before proceeding with any other work in order to ensure a hard wearing and quality screed flooring. The existing floor surface should be thoroughly cleaned to remove any paint, debris, oil and grease which might adversely affect the adhesion of the screeding.

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If any cleaning products are used during this stage it's crucial to make sure that no residues of soaps or detergents are left on the floor surface and it's permitted to dry out naturally. It is necessary to fix any crevices or cracks in the floor surface to prevent them being reflected and "travelling" up into your freshly screeded floor. During a site survey the screeding company will notice what preparation work is necessary before any actual screeding commences.

A damp proof membrane (DPM) will be put down after the preparation work has been completed to stop ground moisture getting into the flooring materials and screeding. Different thicknesses of polythene sheeting might be used as a damp proof membrane and also serve as a buffer for the screed and any insulation materials.

A supplementary air-tight barrier may be needed if your property is in a location that is known to be susceptible to radon gas. This can be just a simple airtight membrane, or in severe instances a ventilation system will need to be installed under the screeding to take away any influx of air and gas from ground level.

Once the base has been prepared and any membranes installed, a primer or sealer is then applied. These primers and sealers will ensure the screed bonds perfectly to the base and help to produce a high quality finished floor. Because of their specialist nature, only professional screeders in Meltham are capable of using them correctly, safely and using equipment that's made for this task.

Before the screeding is poured, any under floor heating (if required) will now be laid out. Insulation panels will be arranged and the wires and heating pipes will be securely fastened so that there is no movement whilst the screed is applied. Warmth will be spread evenly across a floor area in a skillfully installed under floor heating system, and with it being an efficient method of heating, it's a great choice for the majority of Meltham home restoration projects.

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Needless to say, if you aren't fitting under floor heating, you can bypass this step and get on with applying the screed. Your use of the room will help your screeding company on which sort of screed is perfect for your requirements. Be aware that even quick drying screeds have a minimum of twenty four hours before you can walk on any laid surface and at least seventy two hours before any flooring can be applied. Manufacturer's drying guidelines for standard and heavy duty screeds should be observed in order to achieve a quality finish and end up with a stable and long lasting surface.

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

  • SR1 - Over the entire screed area, if there are no disparities greater than 3 millimetres from the straight-edge, then you have a top quality SR1 level surface.
  • SR2 - SR2 is for normal standard commercial and industrial floors and can deviate from the straight-edge by as much as 5 millimetres.
  • SR3 - SR3 is utility standard where a perfect quality finish is not needed. This classification allows for a maximium deviation depth of 10mm.

If your screeding has been laid with particular load bearing requirements in mind then a qualified structural engineer will be required to conduct tests. This test will establish the overall strength of the screed surface and the viability for its proposed use. An assessment called the drop hammer test will be conducted on different areas of the screed layer and the outcomes recorded. The specialist measurement and testing tools mean that this can only be performed by a certified structural engineer heeding the BS8204 guidelines. (Tags: Floor Screed Meltham, Floor Screeding Meltham, Floor Screeding Services Meltham, Screeding Meltham).

Floor screeding services are available in Meltham and also nearby in: Netherton, South Crosland, Linthwaite, Slaithwaite, Brockholes, Holmbridge, Honley, Wilshaw, Upperthong, Marsden, Netherthong, Diggle, Holme, Austonley, Thurstonland, and in these postcodes HD9 5NW, HD9 5LA, HD9 4DA, HD9 5PG, HD9 4AB, HD9 5NA, HD9 5NZ, HD9 5JU, HD9 4JD, HD9 4AE. Locally based Meltham floor screeders will probably have the telephone code 01484 and the postcode HD9. Checking this should ensure that you're accessing locally based screeding. Meltham property owners can utilise these and various other similar services.

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When the surface of a floor needs a bit of flexibility, it might be wise to use a latex screed. Latex screeds come in two parts - a bag and a bottle - with the bottle containing liquid latex and the bag containing a cemetitious powder. The liquid latex solution replaces the water which would typically be used in a screed mix, and is quicker drying and much more flexible than other types of screed.

Used in the levelling-out of sub-floors, this latex compound creates a suitable surface for the laying of your chosen floor finish. Giving a smooth, resilient surface which is perfect for the application of adhesives, this is is suitable for use on sub-floors of wood, asphalt, concrete, stone tiles and sand/cement. Even if there is a bit of movement on your sub-floor, this type of latex floor screed will produce a flexible, crack-free finish.

Latex flooring screeds aren't a suitable choice where a "floating" screed is required, for instance when an unbonded screed is being laid over a layer of either thermal or acoustic insulation, such as could be the case when you're screeding on top of underfloor heating, and screed depths of 50-65mm may be needed.

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You're likely to create quite a bit of waste whenever you are carrying out any kind of property makeovers or home improvements in Meltham. Subject to your specific circumstances, screeding work will create varying levels of waste. Depending on who you employ to do the task, some tradespeople will include waste removal in the job quote and will be glad to get rid of it for you.

The simplest way to dispose of this waste is to hire a skip. Various skip sizes are available to suit the quantity of rubbish that you have. You can choose between a mini-skip, a midi-skip, a builders skip or a roll-on roll-off skip, or you could even go with a skip bag.

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Also find: South Crosland floor screeding, Slaithwaite floor screeding, Brockholes floor screeding, Netherton floor screeding, Diggle floor screeding, Honley floor screeding, Upperthong floor screeding, Wilshaw floor screeding, Austonley floor screeding, Netherthong floor screeding, Linthwaite floor screeding, Marsden floor screeding, Holme floor screeding, Thurstonland floor screeding, Holmbridge screeding services and more. All these villages and towns are catered for by companies who do floor screeding. Meltham business and home owners can get screeding quotations by clicking here.

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(This screeding Meltham article was created on 16-01-2023)