Floor Screeding Northampton Northamptonshire (NN1): When you are upgrading your Northampton property that has uneven or damaged floors, or maybe converting a cellar or basement to useful living area, an established floor screeding company should be your first port of call. Floor screeding delivers a smooth finish to a coarse sub-base, and enables you to lay your final layer of flooring material, (boards, tiles, carpets etc) on top of it. Floor screeding can provide a high quality and durable floor surface for any room.
FLOOR SCREEDING EXPERTS NORTHAMPTON
It matters not how large or small the room you need to be levelled, a competent screeding company in Northampton will have the necessary equipment, know-how and expertise to provide you with a superb standard of service. They'll be able to assess your project and verify the correct sort of screed you need and the best strategy for applying it.
Your screeding contractor will also inform you if a structural engineer is necessary for your project, to check on point loadings, flex strength and load requirements that your flooring might require to conform with current British Standards and building regulations.
The skills and training that a certified screeding technician brings to your project should guarantee a successful end result and help in prolonging the life of your floor. Selecting the correct screeding materials and the method of installation is vital if you want to end up with a quality and durable finish for your floor.
There are numerous screeding companies in the Northampton area so if possible get multiple price quotes for your project before picking a company and know to what standard of finish is it for. The Surface Regularity (SR) finish is the number to look for when getting a quote from your Northampton screeding contractor. SR1 is the best standard, and whilst SR2 and SR3 might be cheaper initially, they don't guarantee a perfectly even or flat surface. Any errors in the final screeding can cause issues with laying flooring because of flat spots, indentations, ridges in the floor surface.
All Northampton screeding installers have to stick to British Standards (BS8204) and ought to have some kind of accreditation from screeding material and equipment manufacturers, e.g. Cemfloor, Gypsol, Flowcrete. This accreditation scheme illustrates a company's high quality performance and training in the usage of a manufacturer's product.
For the screeding of floors in hospitals, shops, warehouses, schools, factories and restaurants, dedicated commercial screeders in Northampton will be required.
TYPES OF SCREED
Standard Screeds - This is acceptable for basic domestic use and comprises a mixture of sand and cement. The standard screed is a mixture of 5 parts sand to 1 of cement. This 5:1 ratio standard flooring screed will dry out at a rate of just 1mm per day after laying.
Fibre Reinforced Screed - The favourite choice of professional screeders for use with underfloor heating systems. The fibres in this screed increase overall durability and strength whilst also safeguarding against thermal shrinkage and cracking. It dries at an identical rate to a standard screed of one millimetre per day.
Polymer Screeds - These provide a high level of strength with a minimal thickness. Maker's guidelines for curing times vary across the product ranges.
Industrial and Heavy Duty Screed - Made for maximum strength and durability in places where traffic is expected to be high or specific loading of the floor is required.
Self-Levelling or Liquid Screeds - A cement and latex formula which can produce the highest standard of finish to SR1 levels. It's mostly needed to provide a clean, smooth floor over the top of a damaged or poor quality substrate and results in a surface onto which all kinds of flooring materials can be laid. This liquid screed can be laid to a depth of only one millimetre, but will still provide a strong surface for a varied selection of flooring finishes.
Advanced Drying and Fast Drying Screeds - If you have to progress urgently with the flooring due to time limitations, these screeds dry more speedily than standard screeds. Drying at a rate of three to seven millimetres, depending on the mix, they're usually a fibre reinforced type of screed and are perfect for flooring projects that have tight schedules.
SCREEDING PREPARATION AND INSTALLATION
To enable the screeding to be of a good quality finish that is durable and hard wearing, time must be spent on fully preparing the area prior to any screeding material being poured. Any debris, paint, grease and oil on the original floor surface can affect the bonding of the screed, and should be eliminated.
If cleansing products were used it is vital to remove any traces of soap etc, and leave the surface to dry naturally. If screeding over a stone or cement floor all cracks should be mended to prevent them from "travelling" through the screed layer and causing imperfections on the final surface. A site survey will enable the screeding contractor to highlight this preparation work and complete it before beginning to apply the screed layer.
Before any screeding can be poured a damp proof membrane (DPM) will have to be installed to protect the final flooring and screed from moisture damage. The DPM is made from thick polythene and different layers may be used to serve as a moisture barrier and air insulating layer for the screeding.
If your house is situated in an area where radon is found a supplementary barrier layer is essential to stop radon gas from entering. If radon gas occurs in large amounts then a full ventilation and extraction system might be needed underneath the screed which will extract any gases that are seeping in from the ground.
The final step of surface preparation is the painting or spraying of a sealer or primer. A primer assists in the screed bonding correctly to the base surface and different varieties exist based on which screed type is being used. These substances need qualified technicians to apply them in the appropriate ratios by using tailor-made equipment, such as airless sprays.
If you are installing under floor heating, now is the time that it will need to be set out and installed. Insulation panels will be positioned and the cabling and heating pipes will be securely attached so that there is no movement whilst the screed is applied. Warmth is evenly spread across the floor in a properly installed under floor heating system, and in conjunction with it being an effective method of heating, it is an ideal choice for most Northampton home renovation projects.
The screed can now be mixed and prepared on site and applied to the base. The requirements of the room will determine the form of screeding used. After the pouring of the screed there'll be a minimum twenty four hours (for quick drying screeds) before you can walk on the surface, and a seventy two hour minimum curing period before any floor covering installations. This timescale is longer for standard and heavy duty screeds and the manufacture's instructions must be followed to the letter to accomplish the optimal finish and longevity of the floor.
You can assess the SR level of the finished screeding as soon as it's hardened enough to walk on. The standard SR test involves the use of a 2m straight edge to check for any variations in the screeded surface.
- SR1 - SR1 is the highest level and allows just three millimetres of disparity from the straight-edge.
- SR2 - If the screed has a deviation from the straight-edge of 5mm or less it is SR2 level and is the normal standard for industrial and commercial floors.
- SR3 - If the deviation around the room is 10 millimetres or less the quality of the screeding is classified as SR3 and is highly suitable for utility and garage areas.
If you require load bearing checks, a structural engineer is required to perform the tests. Using specialist equipment the structural engineer will assess the screeded surface strength and its suitability for use in a load bearing setting. The screed should be given a "drop hammer test" to gauge flexibility and strength in specific areas. The specialist testing and measurement tools required mean that this can only be carried out by a qualified structural engineer following the BS8204 guidelines. (Tags: Floor Screed Northampton, Screeding Northampton, Floor Screeding Northampton, Floor Screeding Services Northampton).
Floor screeding services are available in Northampton and also in: Kingsley Park, Hardingstone, Duston, Dallington, Billing, Kingsthorpe, Wootton, Bugbrooke, Blisworth, Weston Favell, Collingtree, Abington, Cliftonville, Nether Heyford, Upton, Great Houghton, and in these postcodes NN1 1PR, NN1 2ED, NN1 1DE, NN1 1AN, NN1 1NN, NN1 1QX, NN1 2AT, NN1 2BH, NN1 1HD, NN1 2AW. Local Northampton floor screeders will likely have the postcode NN1 and the telephone code 01604. Simply click the "quote" banner or form to get details about screeding services in your location.
Screeding Enquiries Northamptonshire
Recently posted Northamptonshire floor screeding job posts: Betsy Lovell and Patryk Lovell recently requested an estimate for screeding a cellar floor in Finedon, Northamptonshire. Mr and Mrs Beale recently asked for a price quote for screeding a workshop floor in Byfield, Northamptonshire. Clara and Ezekiel Styles recently asked for a price quote for screeding over an old concrete floor in Woodend. Farah Patton recently enquired about getting a price for screeding the floor of a kitchen in a bungalow in Yelvertoft. May Clifford recently asked for a price quote for screeding the floor of a basement in Thrapston. Shanaya Logan recently asked for a quotation for screeding the floor of a living room in Deanshanger, Northamptonshire. Arisha Holden recently enquired about screeding the floor of a utility room in Braunston. Mr and Mrs Brookfield recently asked for a quotation for screeding a property extension floor in Geddington, Northamptonshire.
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