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Floor Screeding Ramsbottom Greater Manchester (BL0): If you are renovating a property or cellar, have a damaged or uneven floor or are planning to install under floor heating, then making contact with a professional floor screeding contractor in Ramsbottom is your best option. Floor screeding gives a smooth, level finish to a basic sub-base, and will allow you to lay a suitable flooring material, (boards, carpets, tiles etc) on top of it. The screed is an important process to ensure a durable and quality finish to the entire floor surface.

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It doesn't matter how small or large the area is that you need levelling, a certified screeding specialist in Ramsbottom will have the necessary equipment, knowledge and expertise to give you an excellent standard of service. They'll be ready to advise you about the right kind of screed that your project requires, and how best to apply and install it.

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The screeding specialist will also inform you if a structural engineer is necessary for your undertaking, in order to evaluate load requirements, flex strength and point loadings that your screed floor may require to conform with current building regulations and British Standards.

Qualified and skilled tradespeople are imperative for a successful outcome and will extend the lifespan of your floor by using the right type of screed for the proposed purpose of your room. The correct mix of screed and the way it is laid is also important to guarantee the ultimate durability of your floor.

Before picking out a screeding specialist from any operating in the Ramsbottom area, ask to what standard of finish they are basing their price quote, and also make certain that you get multiple quotations. For residential properties an estimate will usually be given for an SR (Surface Regularity) level of SR1 or SR2. Each of the 3 SR levels deliver different standards of finish, with SR1 being the highest, with the lowest amount of deviation over the area of the floor. Any error in the final screeding can cause issues with laying flooring owing to flat spots, indentations, ridges in the floor surface.

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The guidelines and regulations laid down in the British Standards BS8204 must be observed by all Ramsbottom floor screeding contractors and they must also be approved by the manufacturers of specialist screeding materials (Flowcrete, Cemfloor, Gypsol etc.) to demonstrate their safe working practices and competence. A company holding such accreditation shows that they have been assessed and trained in using these products and can deliver a high quality standard in all areas of their installation.

For larger floor screeding projects in factories, schools, hospitals, pubs, shops and warehouses, specialist Ramsbottom commercial screeders will be required.


Standard Screeds - This is perfect for normal domestic usage and is a combination of sand and cement. The ratios involved are five parts sand to one part cement. After laying a standard flooring screed sets at a rate of 1mm/day.

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Polymer Screeds - An extremely high strength solution where a reduced thickness is necessary. Owing to their different chemical compositions, these screeds have varying curing times which can be verified by reading manufacturer's own product guidelines.

Advanced Drying and Fast 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 at a rate of 3-7mm, depending on the specialised mix, they are normally a fibre reinforced screed and are suitable for projects that have tight deadlines.

Self-Levelling or Liquid Screeds - A latex and cement solution which can produce the highest standard of finish to SR1 levels. Primarily used to improve a damaged floor or poor substrate level to enable the laying of a brand new flooring surface, like tiles over the top of it. The liquid screed can be laid to a depth of just one millimetre, but still provides a high strength surface for a wide variety of flooring finishes.

Fibre Reinforced Screed - The professional's choice for residential use over the top of underfloor heating. This is because of the increased durability and protection against thermal cracking and shrinkage provided by the special fibres within the screed mix. The screed will set hard at a rate of 1mm/day.

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


To ensure the screeding is of a high quality finish which is hard wearing and durable, time must be devoted to fully preparing the area before any screeding material is laid. It is crucial that any contaminants such as debris, grease, oil or paint is removed from the floor surface before laying any screed, since these can affect the adhesion capability that a good quality floor screed demands.

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If cleaning products were used it is important to remove any residues of detergent or soap, and leave the floor surface to dry naturally. If screeding over a stone or cement floor then all cracks should be mended to prevent them from "travelling" up through a screed layer and resulting in imperfections on the finished surface. A site survey will enable the screeding specialist to highlight this preparation work and finish it before beginning to lay the screeding.

Before the screeding can be poured a damp proof membrane (DPM) will have to be put down to protect the final flooring and screed from moisture. There might be 2 or 3 layers of different thicknesses of polythene to act as a barrier between the screed and the insulation layer.

An additional airtight barrier might be needed if your home or business premises is in an area which is known to be prone to radon gas. If radon is present in large amounts then a complete extraction and ventilation system might be needed under the layer of screed which will extract any gases that might seep in from ground level.

The final stage of the surface preparation process is the spraying or painting of a primer or sealer. A primer helps with the screed bonding correctly to the base and membranes and different varieties exist according to which screed type is being used. Owing to their special nature, only trained screeding contractors in Ramsbottom should be entrusted with using them safely and correctly and using bespoke equipment for this task.

Before any screed is laid, any under floor heating (if required) will now be installed. Insulation panels will be put in place and the wires and heating pipes will be securely fastened so there's no movement whilst the screed is applied. Warmth is evenly spread across the floor in a properly installed underfloor heating system, and along with it being an effective choice of heating, it is a good choice for the majority of Ramsbottom home renovation projects.

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If you aren't fitting underfloor heating the screed will now be prepared in situ and laid. The requirements of the room will determine the sort of screeding that is used. For quick drying and advanced screeds there will be at least a 24 hour delay before it is able to be walked on, and a further seventy two hours minimum before any flooring material can be applied. Manufacturer's drying instructions for heavy duty and standard screeds should be followed in order to achieve a quality finish and provide a stable and long lasting surface.

The SR level of your screed can be verified once it has hardened enough to be walked on. The test involves using a 2 mtr straight edge laid down upon the floor surface and any fluctuations from true are calculated.

  • SR1 - SR1 is the best specification and allows just 3 millimetres of deviation from the straight-edge.
  • SR2 - The normal standard flooring in commercial and industrial builds is normally SR2 and has a maximum possible deviation of five millimetres across the entire screed.
  • SR3 - If the deviation around the whole space is ten millimetres or less the screed quality is classed as SR3 and is the standard required for garage and utility areas.

There might also be a requirement for a structural engineer to perform a soundness test. Using specialist equipment the structural engineer will verify the screed strength and suitability of use in a load bearing environment. A drop hammer test is performed at various areas on the screed layer and the results recorded. The specialist measurement and testing tools needed mean this can only be undertaken by a trained structural engineer respecting the guidelines of the British Standards BS8204. (Tags: Floor Screeding Ramsbottom, Floor Screeding Services Ramsbottom, Floor Screed Ramsbottom, Screeding Ramsbottom).

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Floor screeding services are available in Ramsbottom and also in nearby places like: Walshaw, Hazelhurst, Summerseat, Greenmount, Walmersley, Cowpe, Hawkshaw, Stubbins, Edgworth, Shuttleworth, Holcombe, Edenfield, Turn, Nangreaves, and in these postcodes BL0 0BQ, , BL0 0PU, BL0 0PJ, BL0 0EH, BL0 0LX, BL0 0EL, BL0 0LR, BL0 9BJ, and BL0 0JT. Locally based Ramsbottom floor screeders will probably have the dialling code 01706 and the postcode BL0. Verifying this will ensure you're accessing locally based screeding. Ramsbottom householders can utilise these and many other flooring related services. To make enquiries and obtain screeding price quotes, you just need to click on the "Quote" banner.

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Also find: Turn floor screeding, Nangreaves floor screeding, Shuttleworth floor screeding, Hazelhurst floor screeding, Holcombe floor screeding, Edenfield floor screeding, Walshaw floor screeding, Hawkshaw floor screeding, Walmersley floor screeding, Summerseat floor screeding, Stubbins floor screeding, Greenmount floor screeding, Edgworth floor screeding, Cowpe floor screeding and more. Firms who do screeding can be found in all these locations. Possessing the expertise and skills necessary for delivering the best quality flooring services, these seasoned professionals are well-equipped. They're experts in screeding, making sure that the task is completed to the highest possible standards, whether it’s for residential or commercial properties. Local home and business owners can obtain screeding quotes by simply clicking here. Does your property have floors that need screeding? Don't delay - get a quote today!

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(This screeding Ramsbottom article was compiled on 04-04-2024)

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