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Floor Screeding Ockbrook Derbyshire (DE72): If you have a damaged or uneven floor, are aiming to install under floor heating or are restoring a property or cellar in your Ockbrook property, it is the perfect time to think about contacting a professional floor screeder. Before it's possible to lay a suitable floor covering, whether it's tile, wood or carpet, the surface of the floor needs to be as flat as possible; this is why screeding a floor is often needed. 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 reliable screeding contractor in Ockbrook will have all the knowledge and experience to help you achieve a perfectly finished floor in whichever size room you're working on. After assessing your project they'll give you advice about the perfect choice of screeding and which technique for laying it is most suitable for your situation.

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They'll in addition assess if a structural engineer is necessary to ensure that any flex strength, point loadings and load requirements are followed in accordance with construction and building regulations.

The skills and training that a qualified screeding specialist brings to your project will guarantee a successful outcome and help to extend the lifespan of your flooring. Choosing the right screeding materials and the method of installation is vital if you want to finish up with a durable and quality finish for your floor surface.

Ensure you get 2 or 3 estimates for your Ockbrook screeding project and also ask to what standard you are getting a quote. For residential homes an estimate will generally be provided for an SR (Surface Regularity) level of SR1 or SR2. SR2 and SR3 could be cheaper options, however the floor screeding finish might have errors and deviations, whilst SR1 guarantees a perfect finish. Any error in the final screeding can cause problems in laying flooring owing to flat spots, indentations, ridges in the surface.

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British Standards BS8204 sets down the regulations and guidelines that all Ockbrook screeding companies are required to follow, and if working with specialist screeding solutions, (Cemfloor, Gypsol, Flowcrete etc), they ought to be approved by the manufacturers as being skilled and trained in their use. This accreditation scheme showcases a contractor's training and high quality performance in the use of a manufacturer's screeding merchandise.

Ockbrook commercial screeders might be involved in screeding floors in warehouses, boutiques, schools, shops, factories and hospitals.


Standard Screeds - This is perfect for regular residential usage and is a mixture of sand and cement. 5 parts sand to 1 part cement is the normal mix for standard screeds. After being laid a standard screed sets at a rate of 1mm/day.

Industrial and Heavy Duty Screed - Where traffic levels are high or heavy loading on the floor is needed, heavy duty screeds provide maximum strength and durability.

Advanced Drying and Fast Drying Screeds - As the name would suggest, these screeds dry at a quicker rate and allow you to use the floor area much sooner. Most of the fast drying screeds are of the fibre reinforced kind and are perfect for a wide array of projects where the faster curing rate of 3-7mm/day is a welcome advantage.

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Self-Levelling or Liquid Screeds - Used to provide the highest quality of finish, especially in SR1 levels of screeding, by a cement and latex compound. Primarily used to improve a poor substrate level or damaged floor so as to lay a new flooring surface, such as vinyl planks on the top of it. Even with a depth of just one millimetre, the latex polymers within the screed provide a high strength surface for a wide variety of uses.

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

Fibre Reinforced Screed - The expert's choice for residential use on top of underfloor heating. The fibres in the screed mix increase overall durability and strength while also safeguarding against thermal shrinkage and cracking. It dries out at the same rate as a standard screed of 1mm per day.


To ensure the screeding is of a high quality finish that is hard wearing and durable, time must be spent on preparing the area before any screed is poured. It's vital that all contaminants such as paint, oil, grease or loose debris is eradicated from the base before pouring any screed, as these can affect the adhesion process that a quality floor screed needs.

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If cleansing products have been used it's essential to remove any traces of soap etc, and allow the floor surface to dry naturally. It's vital to mend any cracks in the surface to prevent them being visible and "travelling" upwards into the newly screeded floor. During a site survey the screeding installer will be able to see what preparations are necessary before any actual screeding commences.

To protect the screeding layer and flooring materials from moisture rising up through the ground, a damp proof membrane (DPM) will have to be laid. Different gauges of polythene sheeting might be used as a DPM and also act as a barrier for the screed and any insulation panels.

If your home is situated in a place where radon is found a supplementary barrier layer is needed to prevent radon gas from seeping through. A simple air-tight membrane may be suitable in places with relatively low emissions of radon, but in more extreme cases there might have to be a more complicated ventilation and extraction system to block any ground penetrating radon.

As soon as the floor base has been properly prepared and all membranes installed, a sealer or primer is then applied. A primer assists in the screed to bond successfully to the base surface and different varieties exist based upon which kind of screed is being used. Devices such as airless sprays can be used to apply a sealant or primer, by qualified screeding contractors in Ockbrook observing the manufacturer's guidelines and safety advice.

Before the screeding can be laid, any under floor heating (if required) will now be installed. The under floor heating system will be carefully positioned and attached firmly to insulation panels to stop any movement during screed pouring. Underfloor heating is one of the most effective ways to heat a room and a properly installed system will produce even warmth across the floor area.

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If you aren't putting in underfloor heating the screed will now be prepared on site and laid. Your use of the room will help your screeding specialist on what form of screed is right for your requirements. After the pouring of the screed there will be a minimum twenty four hours (for advanced and quick drying screeds) before you can walk upon the surface, and a seventy two hours minimum curing time before the laying of any flooring materials. If you are laying heavy duty or standard screeds the curing time is longer and you must observe the manufacturer's guidelines so as to get the best possible finish to your floor.

The SR standard of your screed can be ascertained once it's hardened sufficiently to be walked upon. The test involves using a 2 mtr straight edge laid down upon the floor surface and any deviations from true are measured.

  • SR1 - Over the whole floor area, if there aren't any disparities greater than three millimetres from the straight-edge, then you have a top quality SR1 level surface.
  • SR2 - SR2 is for standard floors in industrial and commercial projects and can deviate from the straight-edge by as much as 5 millimetres.
  • SR3 - If the deviation is ten millimetres or less the quality of the screeding is specified as SR3 and is suitable for garage and utility areas.

If your screed has been laid with specific load bearing requirements in mind then a structural engineer will be necessary to carry out the assessment. The testing will make certain that your newly laid screed is viable for the load bearing requirements specified in the site survey. The screed layer could be subjected to a drop hammer test to determine strength and flexibility in various areas. Any screeding that has load bearing requirements must be sanctioned by a fully qualified structural engineer heeding the BS8204 guidelines. (Tags: Floor Screeding Ockbrook, Floor Screeding Services Ockbrook, Floor Screed Ockbrook, Screeding Ockbrook).

Floor screeding services are available in Ockbrook and also in nearby places like: Dale Moor, Dale Abbey, Stanton-by-Dale, Boulton Moor, Breaston, Thulston, Borrowash, Alvaston, Risley, Oakwood, Draycott, Elvaston, Sandiacre, Derby, Spondon, and in these postcodes DE72 3RJ, DE72 3SF, DE72 3SH, DE72 3SE, DE72 3RB, DE72 3HY, DE72 3RA, DE72 3RR, DE72 3RL, DE72 3SA. Locally based Ockbrook floor screeders will likely have the phone code 01332 and the postcode DE72. Checking this should make certain that you access local floor screeding. Ockbrook householders can benefit from these and many other floor related services.

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When a degree of flexibility is needed in the surface of a floor you may find that using a latex self-levelling floor screed will be advantageous. Generally coming in two parts, latex screeds comprise a cement-based smoothing compound, and a liquid latex additive. Latex screeds are quicker drying and more flexible than other types of screed, since the water which is normally used is substituted for the liquid latex.

This latex compound is used for levelling-out subfloors in advance of the laying of your chosen decorative covering. This screed is suitable for use on subfloors of stone tiles, sand/cement, wood, asphalt and concrete, to give a durable, smooth surface that's perfect for the application of flooring adhesives. Even if there is a bit of movement in your sub-floor, this type of latex screed will provide a crack-free, flexible finish.

With "floating" screeds, for example when an unbonded screed is being laid over a membrane of either thermal or acoustic insulation, latex floor screeds will not be suitable. Floating screeds with a depth of 50-75mm are usually used over underfloor heating.

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You're likely to end up with quite a lot of waste whenever you're doing any type of property makeovers or home improvements in Ockbrook. Whether or not a lot of waste is created by your screeding work will depend on the particulars of your specific project, sometimes there will be a lot of waste, other times not so much. When you get your price quotes you should ask if the removal of waste has been included, otherwise you'll have to make arrangements to do this yourself.

The simplest way to get rid of this waste is to hire a skip. Skips come in different sizes depending on your needs, and choosing what sort of skip to order is important. Generally mini-skips can take roughly 2-3 yds of waste, midi-skips can take roughly 4-5 yds of waste, builders skips can take roughly 6-8 yds of waste and roll-on-roll-off skips can take roughly 20-25 yds of waste. Skip bags normally take approximately 1-1.5 yds of waste.

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There is a range of work that can be carried out by your local Ockbrook floor screeder including bonded concrete screeding, floor insulation, bonded screed, acoustic flooring in Ockbrook, industrial screeding, floor noise reduction, concrete pumping, anhydrite floor screeding, sand screeds, flow screeding, self-levelling floor screeding, polished floor screeding, residential screeding, underfloor heating installations, sand and cement screeds, structural screeds, shop screeding Ockbrook, underfloor heating screeding, floor screeding in Ockbrook, fibre reinforced floor screeding, floating screed, final floor finishes, cheap screeding in Ockbrook, floor screeding estimates, polished screed flooring, floor preparation in Ockbrook, screed flooring, lightweight screeding, and more floor screeding tasks. These are just an example of the duties that are handled by people specialising in floor screeding. Ockbrook specialists will be happy to inform you of their full range of screeding services.


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Also find: Dale Moor floor screeding, Boulton Moor floor screeding, Draycott floor screeding, Dale Abbey floor screeding, Derby floor screeding, Oakwood floor screeding, Thulston floor screeding, Sandiacre floor screeding, Breaston floor screeding, Elvaston floor screeding, Alvaston floor screeding, Risley floor screeding, Spondon floor screeding, Borrowash floor screeding, Stanton-by-Dale screeding services and more. All these places are catered for by companies who do floor screeding. Ockbrook home and property owners can get quotes by going here.

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(This screeding Ockbrook article was written by Stephen Locke 11-05-2022)