Floor Screeding Newmarket Suffolk (CB8): A floor screeding professional can level a damaged or uneven floor, assist with renovations or help install underfloor heating on your Newmarket property, when needed. Floor screeding gives a smooth finish to a basic sub-base, and enables you to lay a suitable flooring material, (carpets, boards, tiles etc) on top of it. Floor screeding provides a high quality and durable finish for virtually any room.
FLOOR SCREEDING COMPANIES NEWMARKET
Whatever size or shape of room or area you're renovating, a local floor screeding specialist in Newmarket will provide you with the experience and correct working practices to generate the perfect base for your flooring. After analyzing your project they'll give you advice on the optimal choice of screeding and which strategy for applying it is most suited to your situation.
It might be necessary, contingent on the intended use of the room, for a survey by a structural engineer to abide by building regulations on point loadings, flex strength and load requirements of the screed floor.
Qualified and skilled trades-people are imperative for a successful outcome and will extend the lifespan of your floor through the use of the right kind of screed for the intended purpose of your room. There are many different types of floor screeding and selecting the right mix and installation technique is essential if you are to achieve a high quality floor that is both long-lasting and fit for purpose.
There are a number of screeding contractors in the Newmarket area so try to get multiple estimates for your project before selecting a company and know to what standard of finish is it for. The Surface Regularity (SR) finish is the figure to look for when reviewing a quote from Newmarket floor screeding companies. SR1 is the highest quality, and whilst SR2 and SR3 might seem cheaper at first glance, they do not guarantee a perfectly flat or even floor surface. An SR2 or SR3 standard may mean there are ridges or flat spots that could cause problems when laying your final flooring surface (tile, wood, carpet etc).
All Newmarket screeding contractors must follow British Standards (BS8204) and ought to have accreditation from screeding material and equipment manufacturers, for instance Flowcrete, Gypsol, Cemfloor. The assessment and training of a screeding company by a manufacturer is emphasised by the use of the accreditation scheme, and guarantees safe working practices and reliability on any project involving their materials.
Newmarket commercial screeders will be involved in screeding floors in factories, pubs, schools, warehouses, shops and hospitals.
TYPES OF SCREED
Standard Screeds - This is okay for regular domestic usage and comprises a mixture of cement and sand. The standard screed is a mix of five parts sand to one of cement. The standard screed will dry at a rate of one millimetre thickness per day.
Polymer Screeds - When a reduced thickness of floor is necessary on account of building requirements, a polymer screed offers an extremely high strength solution to the problem. Polymer screeds are available from many manufacturers and because of their varying chemical compositions have specific curing times for each product.
Fibre Reinforced Screed - Used with under floor heating and is the advised choice in such projects. This is due to the improved strength and protection against thermal shrinkage and cracking provided by the special fibres within the screed. It dries out at an identical rate to a standard screed, at about one millimetre per day.
Advanced Drying and Fast Drying Screeds - As the name suggest, this screed dries quickly and allows you to use the floor area much sooner. The vast majority of the fast drying screeds are of the fibre reinforced kind and are perfect for a whole host of projects where the quicker drying rate of 3-7mm is a big advantage.
Industrial and Heavy Duty Screed - Made for maximum strength and durability in areas where traffic is expected to be high or specific loading of the floor is needed.
Liquid or Self-Levelling Screeds - Used to produce a high quality finish, especially in SR1 levels of screeding, by a cement and latex compound. The self-levelling compound provides a clean and level surface over a damaged floor or rough substrate to enable all flooring materials to be laid. They can be as little as one millimetre thick, and because of the latex polymers, will still provide high strength.
SCREEDING PREPARATION AND INSTALLATION
To enable the screeding to be of a good quality finish which is hard wearing and durable, time must be devoted to preparing the area prior to any screed being poured. It is vital that any contaminants such as grease, paint, loose debris or oil is eradicated from the floor surface before laying any screed, because these can affect the bonding capability that a good quality screed requires.
Any cleaning products that are used in this stage shouldn't leave any residues, and the floor surface must be allowed to dry out naturally. If screeding over a cement or stone floor all cracks should be repaired to prevent them from "travelling" up through the screed layer and causing imperfections on the finished surface. A skilled Newmarket screeding installer will pick up on these aspects during the site survey and make sure all preparations are completed before pressing on with the next stages of the floor screeding process.
To protect the screed layer and flooring materials from dampness rising up through the ground, a DPM (damp proof membrane) will have to be laid. There could be 2 or 3 layers of different thickness polythene to act as a barrier between the insulation layer and screed.
If the area where you live is susceptible to radon then an additional barrier is required to prevent this harmful gas from entering via the ground. An airtight membrane may be sufficient in locations with low emissions of radon, but in more extreme cases there may have to be a more sophisticated extraction system to take away any harmful radon gas.
The final phase of surface preparation is the spraying or painting of a primer or sealant. Primers and sealers help the bonding process and are special applications according to the kind of screed that's being applied. Equipment such as airless sprays are used to apply a primer or sealant, by qualified screeding installers in Newmarket following the manufacturer's guidelines and safety advice.
If you're installing underfloor heating, now is the time that it will need to be set out and installed. The cabling and heating pipes are firmly mounted on insulation panels to stop any movement and make sure they are laid in the correct position. Under floor heating is one of the most effective ways to heat a room and a professionally installed system will provide even warmth all over the floor.
Needless to say, if you're not putting in under floor heating, you can skip this step and get on with applying the screed. Your intended use of the room will assist the screeding contractor on which kind of screed is best for your needs. For quick drying and advanced screeds there will be at least a twenty four hour delay before it can be walked on, and a further 3 days minimum before any flooring material can be fitted. Manufacturer's drying instructions for heavy duty and standard screeds must be followed in order to achieve a quality finish and provide a stable and long lasting surface.
The SR standard of your screeding can be ascertained once it has hardened sufficiently to be walked on. The test involves using a 2 mtr long straight-edge laid on the surface and any deviations from true are calculated.
- SR1 - SR1 is the best standard and permits only 3mm of deviation from the straight-edge.
- SR2 - The normal standard flooring in industrial and commercial builds is classed as SR2 and has a maximum deviation of 5 millimetres across the entire screed.
- SR3 - SR3 is basic utility standard where a perfect quality finish isn't needed. This classification can have a maximum permissible deviation of 10mm.
If you need to check the floor for load bearing, a structural engineer is necessary to perform the tests. Using specialised equipment the engineer will evaluate the screed strength and its suitability for use in a load bearing environment. The screed layer will be given a "drop hammer test" to gauge strength and flexibility at distinct points. The specialist testing and measurement tools needed mean that this can only be conducted by a competent structural engineer heeding the BS8204 guidelines. (Tags: Floor Screeding Newmarket, Screeding Newmarket, Floor Screeding Services Newmarket, Floor Screed Newmarket).
Floor screeding services are available in Newmarket and also in nearby places like: Swaffham Prior, Exning, Snailwell, Chippenham, Kennet, Kentford, Ashley, Dalham, Cheveley, Swaffham Bulbeck, Reach, Stetchworth, Higham, Bottisham, Burwell, Great Wilbraham, Moulton, Gazeley, and in these postcodes CB8 0JZ, CB8 0DD, CB8 0WJ, CB8 0PX, CB8 0AT, CB8 0SU, CB8 0AE, CB8 0QD, CB8 0SR, CB8 0DZ. Locally based Newmarket floor screeders will probably have the postcode CB8 and the telephone code 01638. Simply click the "quote" form or banner to get information on screeding services in your area.
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Suffolk Screeding Enquiries
Latest Suffolk floor screeding job posts: Carmen Procter recently asked for a price quote for screeding the whole ground floor of a cottage in Trimley St Mary. Yasmin Hardy recently enquired about getting a price for screeding a kitchen floor in a detached house in Southwold. Karina Regan recently enquired about getting a price for screeding a lounge and kitchen floor in Nayland. Tyler Garbett and Annalise Garbett recently requested a price quote for screeding a living room floor in Rattlesden, Suffolk. Joel and Andrea Crouch recently asked for a price quote for screeding the floor of a basement in Kedington. Inayah Bingham recently requested a quote for screeding over an old concrete floor in Worlingham. Anika and Hunter Eastwood recently requested a price quote for screeding the floor of a cellar in Rendlesham, Suffolk. Finnley Porter and Madeline Porter recently requested a price quote for screeding a workshop floor in Great Waldingfield, Suffolk.
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Other Useful Trades in Newmarket Suffolk
Of course, when you are doing home repairs and improvements in Newmarket, Suffolk, you'll likely be in need of all kinds of different tradespeople and aside from a floor screeder in Newmarket, Suffolk, you may also need a plasterer in Newmarket, linoleum flooring in Newmarket, an electrician in Newmarket, a plumber in Newmarket, waste removal in Newmarket, a bricklayer in Newmarket, a handyman in Newmarket, a building contractor in Newmarket, a carpenter in Newmarket, a carpet fitter in Newmarket, a floor tiler in Newmarket, an underfloor heating specialist in Newmarket, a heating engineer in Newmarket, wood flooring in Newmarket, and other different Newmarket tradesmen.
Some Newmarket streets where screeding work has recently been undertaken - Mill Hill, Nimbus Way, Valley Way, Frampton Close, Cardigan Street, Skeaping Close, Southfields Close, Fairlawns Road, Brewers Lane (evens), Greenfields, Rowley Drive, Bury Road, The Drift, Sassoon Close, Cricket Field Road, Brookfields Close, Corsican Pine Close, Bahram Close, Engelhard Road, George Lambton Avenue, South Drive, Park Cottages, Marino Court, Suffolk Way, Doris Street, Golden Miller Close, Argent Place, as well as the following local Newmarket postcodes: CB8 0JZ, CB8 0DD, CB8 0WJ, CB8 0PX, CB8 0AT, CB8 0SU, CB8 0AE, CB8 0QD, CB8 0SR, CB8 0DZ.
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