Floor Screeding Redcar North Yorkshire (TS10): When you're renovating your Redcar home that has damaged or uneven floors, or maybe converting a basement or cellar into a useable living space, a professional floor screeding specialist should be your first port of call. A screed is used to produce a smooth floor on top of a concrete sub-base and give a good foundation for you final flooring material. Floor screeding provides a high quality and durable floor surface for any room.
FLOOR SCREEDING COMPANIES REDCAR
A professional floor screeding specialist in Redcar will have all the experience and know-how to help you achieve a perfect floor in whatever shape or size of room you're renovating. They'll be able to assess the project and ascertain the correct type of screed you need and how best to apply it.
The screeding contractor will also tell you if a structural engineer is needed for your undertaking, to evaluate any point loadings, load requirements and flex strength that your screed floor may need to conform with current British Standards and building regulations.
The training and skills that a screeding contractor brings to your project should guarantee a high quality result and help in extending the lifetime of your floor or floors. There are many kinds of floor screed and selecting the appropriate mix and laying technique is essential if you are to create a quality floor that is long-lasting and fit for purpose.
There are numerous screeding companies in the Redcar area so see if you can get multiple estimates for your screeding project before picking out a contractor and know to what standard of finish it's for. The Surface Regularity (SR) finish is the figure to watch out for when receiving a quote from Redcar floor screeding companies. SR2 and SR3 could be less expensive options, but the finished floor surface might have deviations and errors, whilst SR1 guarantees a perfect finish. Any errors or imperfections in the final screeding may cause issues with laying flooring owing to flat spots, indentations, ridges in the surface.
The guidelines and regulations set out in in the British Standards BS8204 have to be followed by all Redcar floor screeding companies and they must also hold accreditation with the manufacturers of any specialist screeding materials (Gypsol, Flowcrete, Cemfloor etc.) to verify their safe working practices and competence. This accreditation program illustrates a company's training and performance in the application of a manufacturer's products.
For the screeding of floors in factories, restaurants, schools, hospitals, shops and warehouses, dedicated Redcar commercial screeders will be required.
TYPES OF SCREED
Standard Screeds - Used in residential flooring projects where the combination of sand and cement is okay for regular floor traffic use. The standard screed is a mix of 5 parts sand to one cement. This 5 to 1 ratio standard screed will set hard at a rate of 1mm per day after application.
Fibre Reinforced Screed - The favoured choice by professional installers for use in combination with under floor heating systems. This is due to the increased durability and protection against thermal cracking and shrinkage offered by the special fibres within the screed. At about one millimetre per day, it has an identical drying rate to standard floor screed.
Industrial and Heavy Duty Screed - Designed for maximum strength and durability in places where traffic is expected to be high or specific loading of the floor base is necessary.
Advanced Drying and Fast Drying Screeds - If there is a need to progress urgently with the work because of time restraints, these screeds dry much quicker than standard flooring screeds. The vast majority of the fast or advanced drying screeds are fibre reinforced and are perfect for a whole host of projects where the speedier drying rate of 3-7mm is a big advantage.
Self-Levelling or Liquid Screeds - Used to produce the highest quality of finish, especially where SR1 levels are necessary, by a latex and cement formula. This self-levelling compound provides a clean and smooth surface over a damaged floor or rough substrate to enable all kinds of flooring materials to be laid. This liquid screed can be laid to a depth of only 1mm, but still provides a high strength surface to take a wide range of flooring materials.
Polymer Screeds - A high strength flooring solution where a reduced thickness is required. Polymer screeds are available from a number of screed manufacturers and due to their varying chemical compositions have specific curing times for each individual product.
SCREEDING PREPARATION AND INSTALLATION
Screeding companies will need to carefully prepare the area before any other work so as to guarantee a hard wearing and quality screed flooring. The existing floor surfaces should be thoroughly cleaned to eliminate any debris, oil, grease and paint which might affect the adhesion of the screed.
Any cleansing chemicals which are used during this process should leave no residues, and the floor base must be allowed to dry out 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 causing imperfections on the finished floor surface. During an on-site survey the screeding company will notice what preparations are needed before starting to work on the screeding.
To shield the flooring materials and screeding layer from moisture rising up from the ground, a DPM (damp proof membrane) must be installed. Different thicknesses of special polythene might be used as a DPM and also act as a barrier for the screed and any insulation materials.
An additional air-tight barrier could be necessary if your house is in an area that's known to be susceptible to radon gas emissions. An airtight membrane could be enough in locations with low radon measurements, but in more serious cases there might have to be a more complex extraction and ventilation system to block any harmful radon gas.
Once these stages have been completed the screeders will put on a sealant or primer to the prepared base surface. These sealers and primers will make sure that the screed bonds effectively to the floor base and help achieve a top quality finished floor. Devices such as airless sprays are used to apply a sealant or primer, which should be done by qualified screeding companies in Redcar following the manufacturer's guidelines.
If required, this is the time that under floor heating can be installed and laid out in the correct manner. Insulation panels will be positioned and the heating pipes and cabling will be securely attached so that there is no movement while the screed is poured. Warmth will be evenly spread across the floor in an expertly installed underfloor heating system, and with it being an efficient method of heating, it is an excellent choice for many Redcar home renovation projects.
The screeding can now be prepared in situ and applied to the floor base. The particular requirements of the room will dictate the form of screeding used. Don't forget that even advanced and quick drying screeds have a minimum of 24 hours before you are able to walk on any laid surfaces and at least 3 days before any flooring can be fitted. This period is increased for standard and heavy duty screeds and the manufacture's product guidelines should be followed to produce the best finish and durability of the floor.
The SR level of your screeding can be verified once it has solidified enough to be walked upon. The standard SR test uses a 2 metre long straight-edge to check for any fluctuations in the floor surface.
- SR1 - Deviations of 3mm or less being measured over the entire floor area shows your screeding to be of the best quality and is specified as SR1.
- SR2 - SR2 is the classification for normal standard industrial and commercial floors and can deviate from the straight-edge by as much as 5mm.
- SR3 - For utility floors where the quality of finish is comparatively inconsequential SR3 is the specification and should have a deviation measurement of 10mm or less.
It might also be necessary for a structural engineer to do a soundness test. This assessment will establish the strength of the screed and the viability for its intended use. The screeding should be subjected to what's known as a "drop hammer test" to determine strength and flexibility in various areas. Only qualified structural engineers respecting the BS8204 guidelines are allowed to conduct such tests and sign off on the structural safety of a screed floor. (Tags: Screeding Redcar, Floor Screeding Redcar, Floor Screed Redcar, Floor Screeding Services Redcar).
There is a wide range of work that can be undertaken by your local Redcar floor screeder including hospital floor screeding in Redcar, conservatory screeding, waterproof screeding, screeding advice, liquid screeds, concrete pumping in Redcar, fibre reinforced screeding Redcar, shop floor screeding in Redcar, floor repairs Redcar, acoustic flooring, self-levelling screeding, bonded concrete floor screeding, rapid strength screeds, floor screed repairs, floor preparation, underfloor heating installations, floor levelling, polished screeding in Redcar, and lots more floor screeding tasks.
Floor Screeding Near Redcar
Also: Dormanstown floor screeding, Warrenby floor screeding, Old Lackenby floor screeding, Coatham floor screeding, Eston floor screeding, New Marske floor screeding, Grangetown floor screeding, Dunsdale floor screeding, Teesville floor screeding, Normanby floor screeding, Kirkleatham floor screeding, Marske-by-the-Sea floor screeding and more.
- Redcar Screed Calculator Service
- Redcar Domestic Floor Screeding
- Redcar Fast-Dry Floor Screeding
- Redcar Floor Damp Proofing
- Redcar Floor Screeding
- Redcar Polished Screed Floors
- Redcar Floor Insulation
- Redcar Underfloor Heating Installation
- Redcar Screeding Advice
- Redcar Fibre Reinforced Floor Screeding
- Redcar Cheap Floor Screeding
- Redcar Commercial Floor Screeding
- Redcar Screeding Services
- Redcar Liquid Screeds
Other Useful Trades in Redcar North Yorkshire
Of course, when you happen to be doing home improvements in Redcar, North Yorkshire, you are likely to need all sorts of different tradesmen and together with a floor screeder in Redcar, North Yorkshire, you could also need a plumber in Redcar, a carpet fitter in Redcar, a plasterer in Redcar, a bricklayer in Redcar, solid wood flooring in Redcar, a heating engineer in Redcar, a building contractor in Redcar, an electrician in Redcar, linoleum flooring in Redcar, a floor tiler in Redcar, a handyman in Redcar, a carpenter in Redcar, an underfloor heating specialist in Redcar, waste removal in Redcar, and other different Redcar tradesmen.
For the best local Redcar info click here
Screeding Jobs Redcar: See screeding jobs in Redcar by going here: Redcar Screeding Jobs
Floor screeding in TS10 area, telephone code 01642.