Floor Screeding Pitsea Essex (SS13): If you are renovating a property or cellar, have a damaged or uneven floor or are looking to install underfloor heating in your Pitsea property, it is time to think about bringing in a professional floor screeder. Floor screeding provides a smooth, level finish to a coarse sub-base floor, and enables you to lay a suitable flooring material, (boards, carpets, tiles etc) over the top of it. Floor screeding provides a durable, quality finish for almost any room.
FLOOR SCREEDING CONTRACTORS PITSEA
It matters not how small or large the area is that you require to be levelled, a decent floor screeding specialist in Pitsea will have the necessary equipment, skills and know-how to provide you with a superb standard of service. They will be able to advise you on the right type of screed that your project requires, and the best methods for applying and installing it.
They will additionally assess if a structural engineer is necessary to ensure that any flex strength, load bearing and point loadings are followed in accordance with the building regulations.
A skilled and qualified work force is essential to a successful result and will extend your floor's lifespan through the use of the correct sort of screed for the proposed purpose of your room. Picking the correct screeding materials and the best installation technique is crucial if you want a quality and durable finish for your floor.
There are a number of screeding contractors in and around Pitsea so see if you can get multiple price quotes for your floor screeding project before picking out a contractor and know to what standard of finish it's for. The SR (Surface Regularity) finish is the figure to keep your eye on when receiving a quote from Pitsea screeding contractors. SR1 is the highest quality, and whilst SR2 and SR3 might be less costly at first glance, they do not guarantee a perfectly even or flat floor surface. Any errors or imperfections in the screeding can cause problems in laying flooring due to flat spots, ridges, indentations in the floor surface.
British Standards BS8204 lays out the guidelines and regulations that all Pitsea screeding companies is obliged to follow, and if using specialist screeding solutions, (Cemfloor, Flowcrete, Gypsol etc), they must be approved by the manufacturers as being trained and skilled in their use. The training and testing of a floor screeding company by such manufacturers is highlighted by the use of this accreditation scheme, and guarantees safe working practices and reliability on any screeding project involving their materials.
Pitsea commercial screeders may be involved in the screeding of floors in warehouses, factories, hospitals, shopping centres, schools and pubs.
TYPES OF SCREED
Standard Screeds - This is acceptable for standard residential usage and comprises a combination of cement and sand. 5 parts sand to 1 part cement is the normal mix for standard screed. After laying a standard flooring screed dries out at a rate of just 1mm/day.
Industrial and Heavy Duty Screed - A screed that's designed for high load and heavy traffic areas where maximum durability and strength is essential.
Fibre Reinforced Screed - The favourite choice of professional screeders for use with underfloor heating systems. The improved strength and flex offered by the fibres within the screed help protect the flooring from cracking and shrinkage due to heat. It dries out at the same rate as a standard screed of one millimetre per day.
Polymer Screeds - An extremely high strength flooring solution where a reduced thickness is essential. Polymer screeds are made by a number of manufacturers and because of their varying chemical compositions have specific setting times for each product.
Liquid or Self-Levelling Screeds - Used to provide the highest quality of finish, especially where SR1 levels are essential, by a latex and cement material. This is mostly used to provide a smooth, level floor over a damaged or poor quality substrate and enables all types of flooring materials to be used. This liquid screed can be poured to a thickness of just 1mm, but still provides a strong surface to take a wide variety of flooring materials.
Advanced Drying and Fast Drying Screeds - If you have to move forward urgently with the work because of time constraints, these screeds dry much faster than standard screeds. They are generally a fibre reinforced kind of screed that dries out at a rate of between three and seven millimetres per day and are used in time critical flooring projects.
SCREEDING PREPARATION AND INSTALLATION
To enable the screeding to be of a good quality finish that's durable and hard wearing, time should be devoted to carefully preparing the area prior to any screeding material being laid. It is crucial that all contaminants such as paint, loose debris, oil or grease is eliminated from the base before laying any screed, as these can affect the bonding process that a good quality screed requires.
If any products are used in this process it is crucial to make sure that no residues of soaps, detergents or other cleaning products are left on the surface and it's allowed to dry out naturally. It is necessary to repair any cracks in the floor surface to avoid them being visible and "travelling" upwards into the freshly screeded floor. An on-site survey will enable the screeding contractor to highlight this preparation work and complete it before commencing to pour the screeding layer.
A damp proof membrane (DPM) will be put down after the preparation work has been done to stop ground dampness affecting the screed and floor materials. There may be two or three layers of varying thickness polythene to act as barriers between the screed and the insulation layer.
A supplementary air-tight barrier could be needed if your house is in an area which is known to be prone to radon. A simple air-tight membrane could be sufficient in locations with relatively low radon measurements, but in more serious cases there may need to be a more complex extraction and ventilation system to take away any harmful radon gas.
As soon as these steps have been taken the screeding company will put on a sealer or primer to the prepared base surface. A primer helps with the screed bonding process to the base and different types exist depending on which screed type is being applied. Devices such as airless sprays are used to apply a primer or sealant, which should be done by experienced screeding contractors in Pitsea following the manufacturer's guidelines.
Under floor heating can now be installed and tested before screeding is applied. Insulation panels will be positioned and the heating pipes and cabling will be securely fastened so there's no movement while the screed is being poured. When skillfully installed an under floor heating system is an effective way to warm a room and good quality screed will retain its heat, generating an even level of warmth across the floor surface.
If you're not putting in under floor heating the screed will now be prepared in situ and poured. The specific requirements of the room will determine the sort of screeding that's used. After application of the screed there is at least twenty four hours (for quick drying and advanced screeds) before you can walk on the surface, and a 72 hrs minimum setting period for the laying of any flooring materials. Manufacturer's drying guidelines for standard and heavy duty screeds should be observed so as to achieve a quality finish and end up with a stable and even surface.
You can check the SR level of the completed screeding as soon as it's hard enough for walking on. Using a 2 mtr straight-edge the floor surface is checked for any ridges, deviations and dips in the screed surface.
- SR1 - SR1 is the highest specification and permits only 3 millimetres of disparity from the straight-edge.
- SR2 - The standard flooring in commercial and industrial builds is classed as SR2 and has a maximum deviation of five millimetres across the entire screeded surface.
- SR3 - For a utility area or room where the finish is relatively inconsequential SR3 is the specification and has a deviation measurement of 10mm or less.
If you need to check the floor for load bearing, a structural engineer is required to carry out the tests. Using specialist equipment the engineer will evaluate the screed strength and suitability of use in a load bearing environment. The screed should be subjected to what's known as a drop hammer test to determine strength and flexibility in specific areas. The precise testing and measurement tools mean this can only be performed by a trained structural engineer following the guidelines of the British Standards BS8204. (Tags: Floor Screeding Services Pitsea, Floor Screeding Pitsea, Screeding Pitsea, Floor Screed Pitsea).
Floor screeding services are available in Pitsea and also in: Fobbing, Vange, Corringham, Stanford-le-Hope, Canvey Island, Wickford, Bowers Gifford, Horndon on the Hill, Langdon Hills, Rawreth, Laindon, South Benfleet, North Benfleet, Hadleigh, Rayleigh, Basildon, and in these postcodes SS13 2RG, SS13 3HS, SS13 2EE, SS13 2AD, SS13 3BL, SS13 3AU, SS13 3JY, SS13 2AG, SS13, SS13 2NJ. Locally based Pitsea floor screeders will likely have the telephone dialling code 01268 and the postcode SS13. Checking this should make sure that you are accessing local floor screeding. Pitsea householders are able to utilise these and lots of other building related services.
Latex Floor Screed Pitsea
It may be an advantage to use a latex self-levelling screed when a level of flexibility is necessary in the surface of a floor. Normally coming in 2 parts, latex floor screeds comprise a cement-based powder, and a liquid latex component. Latex screeds are quicker drying and more flexible than other types of screed, since the water which is normally used is substituted for the latex liquid.
Prior to the laying of the final decorative surface, this latex compound is used for levelling-out subfloors. Appropriate for substrate of concrete, asphalt, sand/cement, wood and quarry tiles, this gives a perfect surface for the application of adhesives which is resilient and smooth. Even when there's movement in your sub-floor, this latex floor screed will provide a crack-free, flexible finish.
When installing a "floating" screed, for instance when an unbonded screed is being laid on top of a membrane of either thermal or acoustic insulation, thicknesses of 50 to 75 millimetres may be required, and latex floor screeds aren't appropriate for this purpose.
Pitsea Skip Hire Services
Home improvements, property makeovers and even small-scale DIY projects are legendary for the quantity of waste which is created and needs to be got rid of. With regards to floor screeding in Pitsea, it will depend on the extent and specifics of your project. Sometimes there will be a great deal of waste, sometimes very little. Some floor screeders allow for for the removal of waste in their quotes, and if this isn't itemised ask if it's included, if not you'll need to make your own arrangements.
If this task is being left for you to do, you could think about hiring a skip. Coming in a wide variety of sizes, skips can be booked to suit the amount of waste that you are expecting to create. You can choose from a mini-skip (2-3 yrds), a midi-skip (4-5 yds), a builders skip (6-8 yds), or a roll-on-roll-off skip (20-25 yds), or for small home projects you could even go with a skip bag.
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Screeding Enquiries Essex
Recent Essex floor screeding projects: Everly Ware recently requested an estimate for screeding the whole ground floor of a house in South Ockendon, Essex. Mr and Mrs Wakefield recently enquired about the possibility of screeding a living room floor in a bungalow in Boxted. Aubrey and Tara Ricci recently enquired about the possibility of screeding the floor of a cellar in Pitsea, Essex. Kaitlyn Smith recently asked for a quote for screeding over an old concrete floor in Steeple Bumpstead. Persephone and Jake Redfern recently enquired about the possibility of screeding the floor of a workshop in Halstead. Harlan Dalton and Sumayya Dalton recently asked for an estimate for screeding a floor and installing underfloor heating in Cold Norton. Ianis and Christine Isherwood recently enquired about getting a price for screeding the floor of an extension in Blackmore, Essex. Joey and Ivy Newton recently asked for a quote for screeding a kitchen and lounge floor in Thorpe le Soken.
Floor Screeding Near Pitsea
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Screeding Around Pitsea: Households in Davenants, Tyefields, Beambridge, Travers Way, Walthams, Church Lane, Park Side, Plumleys, Moretons, Chalvedon Avenue, Swinborne Road, Mill Green, Burnt Mills Road, Repton Close, Bradley Green, Loxford, Headingley Close, Scaldhurst, Bockingham Green, Walthams Place, Thomasin Road, Harvey Close, The Gables, Montsale, Malyons Place, Vermont Close, have needed floor screeding just recently. Screeding work was also completed in these Pitsea area postcodes: SS13 2RG, SS13 3HS, SS13 2EE, SS13 2AD, SS13 3BL, SS13 3AU, SS13 3JY, SS13 2AG, SS13, SS13 2NJ. These places recently saw activity by specialists in floor screeding. Pitsea business and home owners were given competent and top quality floor screeding services on each occasion.
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Floor screeding in SS13 area, phone code 01268.