Floor Screeding Oadby

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Floor Screeding Oadby Leicestershire (LE2): If you have a damaged or uneven floor, are renovating a property or cellar or are planning to install under floor heating in your Oadby home, then it's a good time to think about bringing in a floor screeding professional. A screed is used to create a smooth floor surface over a rough concrete sub-base and give a level base for you final flooring material. If you would like your floors to last a long time then floor screeding is the most important factor in any building or renovation task.

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A professional screeding contractor in Oadby will have all the experience and knowledge to help you achieve a perfectly finished floor in whichever size or shape of room you're working on. After assessing your project they will give you advice on the perfect choice of screed and which strategy for applying it is most appropriate for your circumstances.

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It may be a requirement, according to the proposed use of the area, for a survey by a structural engineer to conform with building regulations on flex strength, point loadings and load requirements of the screed floor.

Working with a highly trained and skilled specialist will guarantee you use the appropriate sort of screed for the room's allocated purpose to extend the life of your floor. Picking the appropriate screeding materials and the best installation technique is crucial if you want a quality and durable finish for your floor surface.

There are numerous screeding companies in the Oadby area so see if you can get multiple quotes for your floor screeding project before selecting a contractor and know to what standard of finish is it for. The Surface Regularity (SR) finish is the figure to watch out for when receiving a quotation from your Oadby screeding contractor. Each of the 3 SR levels offer different levels of finish, with SR1 offering the best, with the lowest amount of deviation over the area. Any imperfections in the final screeding can cause issues with laying flooring owing to indentations, ridges, flat spots in the surface.

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Every Oadby screeding company has to observe British Standards (BS8204) and ought to have some kind of accreditation from screeding material and equipment manufacturers, e.g. Flowcrete, Cemfloor, Gypsol. A company holding such accreditations proves they have been trained and assessed in the use of these screeding products and can provide a top notch service in all areas of their installation.

Commercial screeders in Oadby will usually tackle screeding projects in hospitals, factories, pubs, schools, shopping centres and warehouses.


Standard Screeds - A blend of cement and sand which is ideal for standard residential use. The ratios involved are five parts sand to one part cement. The standard flooring screed dries at a rate of one millimetre thickness per day.

Fibre Reinforced Screed - The professional's choice for residential use over the top of under floor heating. The increased strength and flexibility provided by the fibres within the screed help protect the flooring from cracking and shrinkage due to heat. It dries at an identical rate to a standard screed, at about 1mm per day.

Polymer Screeds - When a reduced thickness of floor is required due to construction factors, a polymer screed provides an extremely high strength solution to this problem. Maker's guidelines for curing times differ across the various product ranges.

Self-Levelling or Liquid Screeds - Used to produce a high quality finish, especially where SR1 levels are essential, by a cement and latex solution. It is mainly needed to provide a clean, smooth floor over a damaged or poor quality substrate and results in a surface onto which all types of flooring materials can be laid. Even with a depth of just 1mm, the latex polymers within the mixture provide a high strength screed for a wide variety of uses.

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

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Advanced Drying and Fast Drying Screeds - As the name would suggest, this screed dries rapidly and allows you to use the screeded area much faster. They're typically a fibre reinforced screed that dries out at a rate of between 3-7mm/day per day and are used in time-sensitive flooring projects.


Screeding installers will have to fully prepare the area before proceeding with any other work so as to ensure a high quality and hard wearing screed flooring. Any debris, paint, grease and oil on the original floor level can affect the bonding of the screed, and must be eliminated.

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Any cleansing products that are used during this phase shouldn't leave any residues, and the floor base must be permitted to dry out naturally. If screeding over a cement or stone floor any cracks should be mended to stop them from "travelling" up through your screed layer and resulting in imperfections on the finished surface. A site survey will enable the screeding installer to take note of these preparation areas and complete them before starting to pour the screeding layer.

A damp proof membrane (DPM) will be applied after the preparation work has been completed to prevent ground moisture getting into the screed and floor materials. There could be two or three layers of different thickness polythene to act as barriers between the screed and the insulation layer.

If your home is located in an area where radon gas is found an additional barrier layer is essential to stop radon gas from seeping through. A simple airtight membrane might be sufficient in places with relatively low levels of radon, however in more extreme cases there might have to be a more complicated ventilation and extraction system to block any harmful radon gases.

As soon as the base has been prepared and any DPMs installed, a sealer or primer is then put on. Sealers and primers help the bonding process and are specialist applications specifically designed for the type of screed that is being used. Custom-made equipment such as airless sprays can be used to apply a sealant or primer, which should be done by experienced screeding installers in Oadby following the manufacturer's guidelines and safety advice.

Underfloor heating can now be laid out, installed and tested before screeding is applied. The under floor heating system will be carefully positioned and secured firmly to insulation panels to avoid potential movement in the course of the screed application. When properly installed an underfloor heating system is an excellent way to warm a room and good quality screeding will retain its heat, generating an even heat right across the floor surface.

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The screeding can now be prepared in situ and applied to the base. Your proposed use of the room will help the screeding specialist on what type of floor screed is best for your needs. Bear in mind that even quick drying and advanced screeds have a minimum of 24 hours before you are able to walk over any screeded surfaces and at least 72 hours before any flooring can be fitted. Manufacturer's drying guidelines for heavy duty and standard screeds should be followed so as to achieve a quality finish and end up with a stable and even floor surface.

You can test the SR level of the completed screed once it is hardened enough to walk on. Through the use of a two metre straight-edge the surface is examined for any ridges, dips and deviations in the surface of the screed.

  • SR1 - Over the whole area, if there aren't any disparities of more than 3mm from the straight-edge, then you've got a top quality SR1 level surface.
  • SR2 - If the screeded surface has a deviation from the straight-edge of 5mm or less it is considered SR2 quality and is the standard for commercial and industrial floors.
  • SR3 - If the deviation around the whole space is 10 millimetres or less the screed quality is classified as SR3 and is fine for garage and utility areas.

If you need to check the screed floor for load bearing, a qualified structural engineer is required to conduct the tests. The testing will ensure your new screeded surface is suitable for the load point requirements specified in the original site survey. This can include what is known as a "drop hammer test" which assesses various aspects of the flexibility and strength of the screed. Only certified structural engineers respecting the BS8204 regulations are permitted to carry out such tests and sign off on the structural integrity of the screeding. (Tags: Screeding Oadby, Floor Screed Oadby, Floor Screeding Services Oadby, Floor Screeding Oadby).

Screeding services are available in Oadby and also nearby in: Clarendon Park, Thurnby, Evington, West Knighton, Stoughton, Stoneygate, Stretton Hall, Houghton on the Hill, Knighton, and in these postcodes LE2 2NE, LE2 2LD, LE2 4DG, LE2 2FB, LE2 2NG, LE2 4GG, LE2 4HA, LE2 4FF, LE2 3RP, and LE2 4FD. Local Oadby floor screeders will most likely have the telephone dialling code 0116 and the postcode LE2. Checking this out can ensure you are accessing locally based floor screeding. Oadby householders are able to benefit from these and lots of other floor related services. Householders who are in need of screeding price quotes can simply click on the "Quote" banner provided.

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When a level of flexibility is needed in the surface of a floor you may find that the use of a latex self-levelling screeding will be best. Latex floor screed comes in two parts, a bag and a bottle, with the bag containing a cement powder, and a bottle that contains a liquid latex. The latex liquid part replaces the water which would typically be used for mixing screed, and is quicker drying and far more flexible than standard screeds.

Used in the levelling-out of subfloors, this latex compound provides a suitable surface for the laying of your chosen floor finish. Suitable for sub-floors of asphalt, quarry tiles, sand/cement, wood and concrete, this gives a perfect surface for the application of adhesives which is smooth and resilient. This type of floor screed will give you a crack-free, flexible finish, even if there's a bit of movement in your subfloor.

With a "floating" screed, for example when an unbonded screed is being laid on the top of a layer of thermal or acoustic insulation, latex floor screeds won't be a suitable choice. Floating screeds with a thickness of 50 to 75 millimetres are frequently used over underfloor heating.

Oadby Screeding Related Tasks

Screeding Related Tasks Oadby

There are a number of different tasks that can be undertaken by your local Oadby floor screeding specialist including floor levelling, domestic screeding, sand and cement screed, floating screed, shop floor screeding, anhydrite screed, screed flooring in Oadby, unbonded screed, floor preparation, floor insulation, screed testing & surveys, screed aftercare, bonded screed, bathroom floors in Oadby, floor resurfacing, thin bed floor screeding, kitchen floors, lightweight screeding, wet room floors, monolithic screeding, self-levelling screeding, bonded concrete floor screeding, floor screeding, substrate floor preparation, latex screeding, liquid screeds, floor screeding advice, pumped screeds, decorative floor screeding, garage screeding, and more floor screeding tasks. Listed are just a few of the activities that are performed by those installing screeding. Oadby specialists will be happy to tell you about their entire range of services.

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One of the main downsides of undertaking property makeovers or home improvements in Oadby is the quantity of waste that is generated. For your screeding work, varying quantities of waste will be generated, depending on your specific circumstances, and the size of your project. If the tradespeople you use don't take care of the waste removal, and it has not been included on your quotation, this is something that you're going to have to deal with.

One of the easiest and most hassle-free ways to dispose of this waste is to hire a skip. Coming in a multitude of sizes, skips can be booked to match the volume of waste that you're likely to generate. Skips can be hired in the following styles: skip bags (1-1.5 yards), mini-skips (2-3 yards), midi-skips (4-5 yards), builders skips (6-8 yards), roll-on roll-off skips (20-25 yards).

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The Tools That You Will Need For Floor Screeding

  • Heavy Duty Spirit Level
  • Buckets
  • Straight Edge
  • Gloves
  • Spiked Roller
  • Float
  • Floor Profiler
  • Knee Protection
  • Measure
  • Shovel
  • Trowel

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Also find: Stoughton floor screeding, Clarendon Park floor screeding, Evington floor screeding, West Knighton floor screeding, Stretton Hall floor screeding, Knighton floor screeding, Stoneygate floor screeding, Houghton on the Hill floor screeding, Thurnby floor screeding and more. Contractors who do screeding can be found in all of these towns and villages. To deliver top-notch flooring services, these experienced professionals have the necessary skills and expertise. They are adept at screeding and ensure that the process is executed to the highest standards, whether it’s for commercial or residential properties. For local residents seeking floor screeding services, it's an easy process to obtain quotes and gather information. All you need to do is click here. Start your screeding project today, without delay!

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(This screeding Oadby article was written on 22-05-2024)