Floor Screeding Oundle Northamptonshire (PE8): When you're restoring your Oundle property that has uneven or damaged floors, or perhaps converting a basement or cellar into a useable living space, an established floor screeding specialist should be your first port of call. Before you're able to lay a suitable floor covering, be it tile, carpet or wood, the surface of the floor should be as flat as possible; this is why screeding a floor is sometimes essential. Floor screeding provides a high quality and durable surface for almost any room.
FLOOR SCREEDING CONTRACTORS OUNDLE
A dependable floor screeding company in Oundle will have all the knowledge and experience to help you achieve a perfect floor in whatever shape or size of room you're working on. They will be able to advise you on the correct sort of screed your project requires, and how best to apply and install it.
It may be necessary, contingent on the intended use of the room, for a structural engineering survey to abide by building regulations on flex strength, load bearing and point loadings of the screed floor.
A skilled and qualified work force is imperative for a successful result and will extend the life of your floor through the use of the right type of screed for your room's anticipated purpose. Choosing the appropriate screeding materials and the method of installation is critical if you want a quality and durable finish for your floor.
Before deciding on a screeding contractor from the many based in the Oundle area, ask to what standard of finish they are basing their quote, and also ensure that you get two or three quotes from different screeders. For domestic properties a quote will usually be provided for a Surface Regularity (SR) standard of SR1 or SR2. Each of the 3 SR levels deliver different standards of finish, with SR1 offering the highest quality, with the lowest amount of deviation over the area of the floor. Any errors in the screeding (as might arise with SR2 or SR3) may cause issues with laying flooring because of indentations, ridges, flat spots in the floor surface.
British Standards BS8204 lays down the guidelines and regulations that all Oundle screeding companies must follow, and if using specialist screeding solutions, (Gypsol, Flowcrete, Cemfloor etc), they ought to be approved by the manufacturers as being skilled and trained in their use. This accreditation scheme demonstrates a contractor's ability and training in the use of a manufacturer's products.
Commercial screeders in Oundle will generally undertake larger screeding projects in shopping centres, schools, factories, hospitals, boutiques and warehouses.
TYPES OF SCREED
Standard Screeds - A mix of sand and cement which is good for basic domestic usage. This mix comprises a 5:1 ratio of sand to cement. This 5:1 ratio standard flooring screed will dry out at a rate of just 1mm per day after applying.
Polymer Screeds - These provide an extremely high level of strength with a reduced thickness. Due to their different chemical compositions, these screeds have varying setting times which you can verify by studying manufacturer's own product guidelines.
Liquid or Self-Levelling Screeds - A cement and latex material which can produce the highest standard of finish to SR1 levels. The self-levelling compound provides a smooth and level surface over a damaged floor or rough substrate to allow all flooring materials to be laid. These can be as little as one millimetre thick, and thanks to the latex polymers, will still provide high strength.
Industrial and Heavy Duty Screed - Designed for maximum strength and durability in areas where traffic is expected to be high or specific loading of the floor base is needed.
Fast Drying and Advanced Drying Screeds - If there is a need to use the area in question as soon as possible a fast drying screed can be used. Drying out at a rate of 3-7mm/day, depending on the mixture, they are generally a fibre reinforced kind of screed and are suitable for projects which have tight deadlines.
Fibre Reinforced Screed - Used with under floor heating systems and is the advised choice in these projects. This is because of the improved durability and protection against thermal shrinkage and cracking provided by the special fibres within the screed. It sets at the same rate as a standard screed of 1mm per day.
SCREEDING PREPARATION AND INSTALLATION
Good preparation is vital for a top quality screed surface that will be durable and hard wearing. The original floor surface should be thoroughly cleaned to eradicate any paint, oil, debris and grease that might affect the adhesion of the screed.
Any cleaning chemicals which are used in this stage should leave no residues, and the floor surface must be permitted to dry by itself naturally. If screeding over a cement or stone floor all cracks should be repaired to stop them from "travelling" up through your screed layer and resulting in deviations on the finished surface. During an on-site survey your Oundle screeding contractor will establish what preparations are needed before starting to work on the actual screeding.
To protect the flooring materials and screeding layer from moisture rising up from the ground, a damp proof membrane (DPM) will have to be installed. There could be two or three layers of different thickness polythene to act as a barrier between the screed and the insulation layer.
If the area where you live is susceptible to radon gas then one additional barrier is necessary to stop the gas from entering via the ground. If radon occurs in large amounts then a full ventilation system may be installed underneath the screed which will extract any gases that are seeping in from the ground.
Once these steps have been taken the screeders will apply a sealer or primer to the prepared base. These primers and sealers will guarantee the screed bonds successfully to the base surface and help to produce a top quality finished floor. On account of their special nature, only experienced screeders in Oundle are capable of using them safely and correctly and using equipment that is made for this task.
If required, this is the time that underfloor heating can be laid out in the correct manner and installed. The wires and heating pipes are firmly attached to insulation panels to prevent any movement and make sure they're held in the correct position. When skillfully installed an under floor heating system is an effective way to warm a room and top quality screed will retain its heat, producing an even heat across the floor surface.
The screed can now be mixed and prepared in situ and applied to the floor surface. The particular requirements of the room will determine the kind of screeding used. After application of the screed there will be a minimum 24 hours (for quick drying screeds) before you can walk upon the surface, and a 72 hrs minimum setting period for the laying of any floor coverings. If you're using standard or heavy duty screeds the drying time is increased and the manufacturer's guidelines must be adhered to so as to get the best possible finish to your floor.
The SR standard of your screed can be ascertained once it has set sufficiently to be walked on. Using a 2m straight-edge the surface is examined for any deviations, ridges and dips in the screed surface.
- SR1 - SR1 is the best specification and allows just 3 millimetres of disparity from the straight-edge.
- SR2 - SR2 is the classification for normal standard industrial and commercial floors and can deviate from the straight-edge by up to five millimetres.
- SR3 - For utility floors where the finish is relatively inconsequential SR3 is the specification and should have a maximum deviation measurement of 10mm or less.
If you need load bearing checks, a structural engineer is needed to perform the tests. The assessment will make certain that your newly laid screeding is viable for the load point requirements specified in the original site survey. An assessment called the drop hammer test will be conducted on several areas of the screed layer and the outcomes noted. Any screed flooring that has load bearing requirements must be okayed by a competent structural engineer following the British Standards BS8204 guidelines. (Tags: Floor Screeding Services Oundle, Screeding Oundle, Floor Screeding Oundle, Floor Screed Oundle).
Floor screeding services are available in Oundle and also in: Barnwell St Andrew, Upper Benefield, Polebrook, Aldwincle, Glapthorn, Tansor, Haddon, Warmington, Great Gidding, Brigstock, Barnwell, Elmington, Barnwell All Saints, Fotheringay, Eaglethorpe, Southwick, Ashton, Armston, and in these postcodes PE8 4DS, PE8 4HX, PE8 4ES, PE8 4QT, PE8 4EJ, PE8 4BZ, PE8 4LY, PE8 4EN, PE8 4JR, PE8 4AR. Locally based Oundle floor screeders will most likely have the postcode PE8 and the dialling code 01832. Checking this should make sure that you're accessing local screeding. Oundle householders can benefit from these and many other flooring related services.
Latex Floor Screed Oundle
When the make-up of your floor's surface means that a level of flexibility is needed, it will be advantageous to apply a latex floor screed, rather than one with a rigid finish. Latex floor screeds usually comprise two parts - a cementitious powder and a latex liquid mixture. Latex screeds are quicker drying and more flexible than other types of screed, because the water that is normally used is replaced with the latex liquid.
This latex screed product is used to level a sub-floor prior to the final decorative surface being laid. Appropriate for subfloors of wood, sand/cement, stone tiles, concrete and asphalt, this screeding gives the ideal surface for the application of flooring adhesives that's smooth and resilient. This type of floor screed will give you a flexible, crack-free finish, even if there happens to be movement in your sub-floor.
With "floating" screeds, for instance when an unbonded screed is being laid on the top of a layer of thermal or acoustic insulation, latex flooring screeds will not be suitable. Floating screeds with a thickness of 50 to 75 millimetres are frequently used over underfloor heating.
Floor Screeding Tools
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Screeding Enquiries Northamptonshire
Latest Northamptonshire floor screeding customer projects: Nell and Carl Ashby recently enquired about getting a price for screeding the floor of a garage in Geddington. Kyra and Beau Reeve recently requested an estimate for screeding an extension floor in Kislingbury. Mr and Mrs Mullins recently requested a price quote for screeding a living room floor in Geddington, Northamptonshire. Liberty Gough from Cogenhoe was looking for a floor screeding contractor to lay a self-levelling screed in three rooms of her property. Rayaan Oleary and Harper-Rose Oleary recently requested a quote for screeding the entire ground floor of a terraced property in Irthlingborough. Ciara Shah recently enquired about screeding the floor of a kitchen and lounge in Kilsby. Poppie Howard from Irchester was looking for a local floor screeding contractor to lay a self-levelling screed in three rooms of her property. Lee Parkinson recently enquired about getting a price for screeding a floor and installing underfloor heating in Kings Sutton. All these people searched for "floor screeding Northamptonshire" and came across this website on either Google, Yahoo or Bing.
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Floor Screeding Near Oundle
Also here.: Ashton floor screeders, Haddon floor screeders, Southwick floor screeders, Brigstock floor screeders, Tansor floor screeders, Barnwell floor screeders, Polebrook floor screeders, Elmington floor screeders, Aldwincle floor screeders, Barnwell All Saints floor screeders, Fotheringay floor screeders, Warmington floor screeders, Eaglethorpe floor screeders, Armston floor screeders, Glapthorn floor screeders, Great Gidding floor screeders, Barnwell St Andrew floor screeders, Upper Benefield and more. The majority of these locations are catered for by companies who do screeding. Oundle residents can get quotes by clicking
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Screeding Around Oundle: Floor screeding work has recently been done in the following Oundle roads and streets - Glapthorn Road, Station Road, Warren Bridge, Webb Close, St Peters Road, Drumming Well Lane, Danford Close, Bassett Place, Siddons Close, East Road, Lytham Park, Walcot Close, Fletton Way, Wakerley Close, Sondes Close, West Street, Bridge View, Rowell Way, New Road, Springfield Road, Millfields, Monson Way, Gordon Road, Duck Lane, Ship Lane, Wyatt Way, Rockingham Hills, Bassett Ford Road, as well as the following Oundle area postcodes: PE8 4DS, PE8 4HX, PE8 4ES, PE8 4QT, PE8 4EJ, PE8 4BZ, PE8 4LY, PE8 4EN, PE8 4JR, PE8 4AR. These areas recently saw activity by experts in floor screeding. Oundle business and home owners received reliable and top quality floor screeding services.
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Floor screeding in PE8 area, phone code 01832.