Floor Screeding Nailsea Somerset (BS48): When you are upgrading your Nailsea property with uneven or damaged floors, or maybe converting a basement or cellar to useful living space, an established floor screeding company can offer you a firm starting point. Floor screeding delivers a smooth, level finish to a coarse sub-base floor, and enables you to lay a suitable flooring material, (boards, carpets, tiles etc) over it. The screeding is a vital process to ensure a high quality and durable finish to the entire floor surface.
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It doesn't matter how small or large the room you need levelling, a decent floor screeding specialist in Nailsea will have the essential knowledge, equipment and expertise to offer you an outstanding standard of service. After evaluating your project they'll advise you about the perfect choice of screeding and which strategy for laying it is most suitable for your circumstances.
Your screeding specialist will also notify you if a structural engineer is necessary for your undertaking, in order to check on point loadings, load bearing and flex strength that your screed floor might need to conform with building regulations and British Standards.
Qualified and skilled tradesmen are necessary for a successful result and will extend your floor's lifespan by making use of the correct sort of screed for your room's intended purpose. Choosing the correct screeding materials and the best installation technique is crucial if you want to end up with a durable and quality finish for your floor surface.
There are a number of screeding contractors in and around Nailsea so try to get multiple price quotes for your project before picking a company and know to what standard of finish it's for. The price quote may be based on what is known as the Surface Regularity, or SR calculation. SR1 is the highest standard, and whilst SR2 and SR3 may be less expensive initially, they don't guarantee a perfectly even or flat surface. An SR2 or SR3 level could mean there are flat spots or ridges that could cause problems when putting down your final flooring surface (wood, carpet, tile etc).
The regulations set out in in the British Standards BS8204 have to be followed by any Nailsea floor screeding contractor and they should also be accredited by the manufacturers of any specialist screeding materials (Gypsol, Cemfloor, Flowcrete etc.) to substantiate their competence and safe working practices. The testing and training of a screeding company by such manufacturers is underlined through this accreditation scheme, and guarantees reliability and safe working practices on any flooring project involving their materials.
Nailsea commercial screeders could be involved in the screeding of floors in schools, pubs, warehouses, shopping centres, hospitals and factories.
TYPES OF SCREED
Standard Screeds - A mixture of cement and sand which is ideal for normal residential use. This mix comprises a five to one ratio of sand to cement. The standard screed dries at a rate of 1mm thickness per day.
Industrial and Heavy Duty Screed - Where traffic levels are expected to be high or heavy loading on the floor is required, heavy duty screeds provide maximum strength and durability.
Liquid or Self-Levelling Screeds - A cement and latex formula which can achieve the highest standard SR1 finish. Typically used to finish off a poor substrate level or damaged floor so as to lay a brand new flooring surface, such as tiling on top of it. Even with a depth of one millimetre, the latex polymers within the mixture provide a high strength surface for a variety of uses.
Advanced Drying and Fast Drying Screeds - If you need to move forward urgently with the flooring due to time constraints, this screed dries much faster than standard flooring screeds. Drying at a rate of 3-7mm, subject to the mixture, they are normally a fibre reinforced kind of screed and are ideal for projects that have tight deadlines.
Fibre Reinforced Screed - The first choice where underfloor heating is being installed in domestic homes in Nailsea. The improved strength and flex offered by the special fibres in the screed mix help protect the resulting floor from thermal shrinkage and cracking. It has a drying rate of one millimetre per day.
Polymer Screeds - A high strength solution where a reduced screed thickness is required. The setting times for these vary in accordance with product guidelines.
SCREEDING PREPARATION AND INSTALLATION
To enable the screeding to be of a good quality finish which is hard wearing and durable, time must be spent on carefully preparing the area before any screeding material is laid. It's vital that any contaminants such as grease, paint, oil or debris is removed from the floor before laying any screed, because these can affect the adhesion process that a quality floor screed requires.
Any cleaning products which are used in this stage should leave no residues, and the floor base must be permitted to dry out naturally. At this stage any cracks need to be repaired because these can easily travel up through the newly laid screed and be visible in the finished floor surface. During a site survey your Nailsea screeding installer will ascertain what preparations are required before starting to work on screeding the floor.
To shield the flooring materials and screed layer from dampness rising up through the ground, a damp proof membrane (DPM) must be installed. There could be 2 or 3 layers of different thickness polythene to act as a barrier between the screed and the insulation layer.
If the area where you live is susceptible to radon gas then one additional barrier is essential to stop this harmful gas from entering via the ground. This can be as simple as an airtight membrane, or in more serious situations an extraction and ventilation system is installed under the screeding to take away any inflow of air and gas from ground level.
The final step of surface preparation is the painting or spraying of a primer or sealer. These primers and sealers will make sure that the screed bonds perfectly to the base surface and help to achieve a good quality finished floor. Custom-made equipment such as airless sprays are used to apply a primer or sealant, by experienced screeding installers in Nailsea sticking to the manufacturer's guidelines and safety advice.
Under floor heating can now be laid out, installed and tested before screeding is applied. Insulation panels can be positioned and the cabling and heating pipes will be securely attached so there's no movement whilst the screed is being applied. When expertly installed an underfloor heating system is an excellent way to warm up a room and good quality screed will retain its heat, generating an even heat across the floor surface.
The screed can now be prepared on site and applied to the base surface. Your screeding specialist will have given you guidance and advice on which screed type is best for your requirements, according to your proposed use of the room area. After the application of the screed there's at least twenty four hours (for quick drying and advanced screeds) before you can walk upon the surface, and a 72 hrs minimum drying period for any floor covering installation. Such timescales will be increased for heavy duty and standard screeds and the manufacture's instructions must be followed to the letter to create the optimum finish and durability of the floor.
You can evaluate the SR level of the finished screed once it's hardened enough for walking on. The standard SR test involves the use of a 2m long straight-edge to check for any fluctuations in the screeded surface.
- SR1 - SR1 is the best specification and allows just three millimetres of disparity from the straight-edge.
- SR2 - The standard flooring in industrial and commercial builds is classed as SR2 and has a maximum deviation of five millimetres across the entire floor.
- SR3 - If the deviation is ten millimetres or less the screed quality is categorised as SR3 and is fine for utility and garage areas.
If you need to check the floor for load bearing, a structural engineer is necessary to conduct the tests. This test will ascertain the strength of the screeding and the suitability for its proposed use. An assessment called the "drop hammer test" will be conducted at various areas on the screed layer and the results documented. The specialist testing and measurement tools required mean that this can only be performed by a trained structural engineer obeying the BS8204 guidelines. (Tags: Floor Screed Nailsea, Floor Screeding Nailsea, Screeding Nailsea, Floor Screeding Services Nailsea).
Floor screeding services are available in Nailsea and also in nearby places like: Backwell, Portbury, East End, Portishead, Failand, Long Ashton, Brockley, Wraxall, Chelvey, Claverham, Flax Bourton, Clapton-in-Gordano, Farleigh, St Marys Grove, West Town, Kenn, Tickenham, and in these postcodes BS48 1QG, BS48 1HZ, BS48 2BW, BS48 1QL, BS48 2FZ, BS48 1TB, BS48 1QF, BS48 1DB, BS48 1TH, BS48 1JJ. Local Nailsea floor screeders will probably have the telephone dialling code 01275 and the postcode BS48.
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