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Floor Screeding North Walsham Norfolk (NR28): When you are renovating your North Walsham property that has uneven or damaged floors, or maybe converting a basement or cellar to functional living space, an experienced floor screeding company should be your first port of call. Enabling you to lay a suitable flooring material, (tiles, boards, carpets etc) over the top of it, floor screeding provides a smooth, level finish to a rough sub-base. Floor screeding will provide a durable, quality finish for any room.

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A reliable floor screeding company in North Walsham will have experience and knowledge to help you achieve a perfect floor in whichever size room you are renovating. To ascertain the correct form of screed you need, and the best way to apply and install it, they'll do a proper evaluation of your project.

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Your screeding company will also notify you if a structural engineer is needed for your project, to check on flex strength, point loadings and load requirements that your screed floor may require to conform with building regulations and British Standards.

Bringing in a skilled and qualified flooring specialist will guarantee you use the appropriate form of screed for the room's anticipated purpose and get the optimum lifespan out of the resulting floor. Picking the right screeding materials and the best installation technique is vital if you want to finish up with a durable and quality finish for your floor.

There are a number of screeding contractors in the North Walsham area so see if you can get multiple quotes for your screeding project before picking out a company and know to what standard of finish is it for. The Surface Regularity (SR) finish is the figure to look for when receiving a quotation from North Walsham screeding companies. Each of the 3 SR levels deliver different standards of finish, with SR1 being the best, with the lowest amount of deviation over the area of the floor. Any error in the screeding (as might occur with SR2 or SR3) can cause issues with laying flooring owing to ridges, indentations, flat spots in the floor surface.

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The regulations set out in in the British Standards BS8204 have to be followed by all North Walsham floor screeding companies and they must also hold accreditation with the manufacturers of specialist screeding materials (Cemfloor, Gypsol, Flowcrete etc.) to substantiate their competence and safe working practices. A contractor holding such accreditations proves they have been trained and assessed in the use of these screeding products and can provide a high quality service in all aspects of their installation.

North Walsham commercial screeders will be involved in floor screeding in restaurants, shopping centres, schools, hospitals, factories and warehouses.


Standard Screeds - Frequently used in residential projects where the blend of cement and sand is perfect for normal footfall usage. 5 parts sand to 1 part cement is the usual mix for standard screed. This five to one ratio standard screed will dry out at a rate of just 1mm per day after application.

Advanced Drying and Fast Drying Screeds - As the name suggest, this screed dries at a quicker rate and allows you to use the screeded area much faster. Most of the fast or advanced drying screeds are of the fibre reinforced kind and are ideal for a wide array of projects where the swifter curing rate of 3-7mm/day is a considerable advantage.

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Liquid or Self-Levelling Screeds - When a high standard of finish is needed this mixture of cement and latex is used to create SR1 quality screeding. This is mainly used to produce a smooth, level floor over the top of a poor quality or damaged substrate and enables all types of flooring materials to be used. They can be as little as 1mm thick, and because of the latex polymers, will still provide high strength.

Polymer Screeds - An extremely high strength flooring solution where a reduced screed thickness is necessary. Maker's guidelines for setting times differ across the various product ranges.

Industrial and Heavy Duty Screed - Made for maximum strength and durability on floors where traffic is high or heavy loading on the floor is needed.

Fibre Reinforced Screed - The first choice where underfloor heating is being installed in residential homes in North Walsham. The greater flex and strength offered by the special fibres within this screed mix help protect the resulting floor from shrinkage and cracking due to heat. At around one millimetre per day, it has a similar setting rate to standard floor screed.


To make sure that the screeding is of a good quality finish that's durable and hard wearing, time should be spent on preparing the area before any screed is poured. The existing floor surfaces should be thoroughly cleaned to remove any oil, debris, paint and grease which might affect the bond of the screeding.

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If any products are used during this stage it's important to make certain that no residues of soaps, detergents or other cleaning products are left on the floor surface and it's permitted to dry out naturally. It is vital to fix any crevices or cracks in the surface to stop them being mirrored and "travelling" upwards into your freshly screeded floor. A reliable North Walsham screeding company will address these problems during the on-site survey and make sure that all preparations are finished before applying the next steps in the screeding process.

To protect the screeding layer and flooring materials from dampness rising up from the ground, a damp proof membrane (DPM) will have to be installed. The damp proof membrane is made from thick polythene sheeting and different layers could be used to serve as a moisture barrier for the screed.

A further airtight barrier could be needed if your property is in an area that's regarded as susceptible to radon gas. An airtight membrane may be suitable in areas with low levels of radon, but in more severe cases there might have to be a more sophisticated ventilation and extraction system to remove any harmful radon gas.

As soon as these stages have been completed the screeding company will put on a primer or sealer to the prepared base. These primers and sealers will ensure the screed bonds perfectly to the base surface and help to achieve a top quality finished floor. Equipment such as airless sprays are used to apply a primer or sealant, which should be done by qualified screeding installers in North Walsham following the manufacturer's guidelines.

Before the screeding can be poured, any underfloor heating (if required) will now be laid out. Insulation panels can be put in place and the wires and heating pipes will be securely attached so there's no movement whilst the screed is being applied. Warmth will be evenly spread across a floor area in a skillfully fitted underfloor heating system, and along with it being an effective method of heating, it's a great choice for most North Walsham home restoration projects.

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Needless to say, if you're not installing underfloor heating, you can just skip this step and get on with applying the floor screed. The particular requirements of the room will dictate the type of screeding that's used. Remember that even quick drying and advanced screeds have a minimum of 24 hours before you are able to walk over any laid surface and at least 72 hours before any floor coverings can be laid. Manufacturer's drying guidelines for standard and heavy duty screeds must be followed so as to achieve a quality finish and end up with a stable and even surface.

Once the screeding has hardened it can be quality checked to verify the SR standard. Through the use of a 2 metre straight-edge the surface is checked for any dips, deviations and ridges in the screed surface.

  • SR1 - Over the entire area, if there are no deviations of more than three millimetres from the straight-edge, you've got a top quality SR1 standard surface.
  • SR2 - The standard flooring in industrial and commercial builds is normally SR2 and has a maximum possible deviation of 5 millimetres across the whole floor surface.
  • SR3 - For other floors where the finish is comparatively inconsequential the SR3 is the standard and has a deviation measurement of ten millimetres or less.

If you need load bearing checks, a structural engineer is needed to conduct the tests. This assessment will ascertain the strength of the screed surface and the suitability for its proposed use. This should include a drop hammer test which records specific data on the flexibility and strength of the screed. Any screed flooring that's got load bearing requirements must be okayed by a competent structural engineer following the BS8204 guidelines. (Tags: Screeding North Walsham, Floor Screed North Walsham, Floor Screeding Services North Walsham, Floor Screeding North Walsham).

Floor screeding is available in North Walsham and also nearby in: Banningham, Roughton, Bacton, White Horse Common, Honing, Burgh, Swafield, Tungate, Mundersley, Walcott, Southrepps, Thorpe Market, Spa Common, Trunch, Worstead, Felmingham, Colby, Swanton Abbott, and in these postcodes NR28 0DL, NR28 0EU, , NR28 0TD, NR28 0EE, NR28 0AQ, NR28 0HT, NR28 0UQ, NR11 6TY, and NR28 0HH. Locally based North Walsham floor screeders will most likely have the postcode NR28 and the phone code 01692. Verifying this should ensure that you are accessing local floor screeding. North Walsham property owners are able to benefit from these and various other related services. By simply clicking on the "Quote" banner you can obtain screeding estimates from nearby providers.

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