Floor Screeding Reigate Surrey (RH2): You should speak to a contractor in Reigate if you are planning to install underfloor heating, have an uneven or damaged floor or are renovating a property or basement. To provide you with a firm foundation for your choice of top flooring material, a screed is used to produce a smooth floor on top of a bare concrete sub-base. Screeding a floor allows you to provide a high quality and durable finish for any part of your home or office.
FLOOR SCREEDING EXPERTS REIGATE
Whatever size room you're remodeling, a decent floor screeding contractor in Reigate will be able to provide you with the expertise and correct working practices to establish a perfect base for your floor. They will assess your project and ascertain the appropriate sort of screed you require and how best to apply it.
It might be a requirement, according to the proposed use of the space, for a structural engineering survey to conform to building regulations on flex strength, load bearing and point loadings of the screed floor.
The skills and training that a certified screeding contractor brings to your project should guarantee a successful end result and help to lengthen the life of your floor. A correct mixture of screed and the way it is laid is also vital to ensure the ultimate quality of your floor.
There are many screeding contractors in and around Reigate so if possible get multiple estimates for your project before picking out a company and know to what standard of finish it's for. The estimate could be based on what is known as the Surface Regularity, or SR calculation. Each of the three SR levels deliver different standards of finish, with SR1 being the best, with the least amount of deviation over the surface area. This means you might have to correct any areas that could cause problems when laying your final flooring material.
The guidelines and regulations set out in in the British Standards BS8204 have to be observed by all Reigate floor screeding companies and they should also be accredited by the manufacturers of specialist screeding materials (Flowcrete, Cemfloor, Gypsol etc.) to confirm their safe working practices and competence. The training and assessment of a floor screeding company by a manufacturer is underlined by the use of this accreditation scheme, and gives assurances of safe working practices and reliability on any flooring project which involves their materials.
For larger floor screeding projects in warehouses, factories, hospitals, pubs, shops and schools, dedicated commercial screeders in Reigate will be needed.
TYPES OF SCREED
Standard Screeds - Frequently used in domestic projects where the mixture of cement and sand is good for basic floor traffic use. 5 parts sand to 1 part cement is the normal mix for standard flooring screeds. The standard flooring screed dries at a rate of 1mm thickness per day.
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 faster. The vast majority of the fast or advanced drying screeds are fibre reinforced and are appropriate for a wide array of flooring projects where the quicker curing rate of 3-7mm/day is a welcome advantage.
Fibre Reinforced Screed - Mostly used with under floor heating systems and is the favoured choice in these projects. The fibres in the screed mix improve it's durability and strength whilst also protecting against thermal shrinkage and cracking. It has a setting rate of one millimetre per day.
Industrial and Heavy Duty Screed - A screed that is designed for heavy traffic and high load areas where the maximum possible durability and strength is vital.
Liquid or Self-Levelling Screeds - Used to provide the highest quality of finish, especially in SR1 levels of screeding, by a latex and cement compound. Mostly used to finish off a poor substrate level or damaged floor so as to lay a new flooring surface, such as vinyl planks over 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 range of uses.
Polymer Screeds - Provides an extremely high level of strength with a reduced thickness. Polymer screeds are available from many manufacturers and because of their diverse chemical compositions have specific setting times for each individual product.
SCREEDING PREPARATION AND INSTALLATION
Screeding companies will have to carefully prepare the area before proceeding with any other work so as to ensure a hard wearing and quality screed flooring. It is important that all contaminants such as debris, oil, grease or paint is eradicated from the base before laying any screed, as these can affect the adhesion capability that a quality floor screed requires.
If any products are used during this stage it's crucial to ensure that no residues of detergents or soaps are left on the floor surface and it's permitted to dry out naturally. If screeding over a stone or cement floor then all cracks should be mended to prevent them from "travelling" through your screed layer and producing imperfections on the final surface. During a site survey the screeding contractor will be able to see what preparation work is required before starting to work on screeding the floor.
Before the screeding can be poured a DPM (damp proof membrane) must be installed to protect the final flooring and screed from moisture. There may be 2 or 3 layers of varying thicknesses of polythene to act as a barrier between the insulation layer and screed.
If your property is located in an area where radon gas is found a supplementary barrier layer is essential to stop radon gas from seeping through. This can be as simple as an air-tight membrane, or in severe situations a ventilation and extraction system will be installed under the screeding to extract any influx of air and gas from ground level.
The final step of the surface preparation process is the painting or spraying of a primer or sealer. A primer helps with the screed to bond successfully to the base and different types exist according to which type of screed is being applied. These substances need experienced contractors to apply them in the right ratios by using airless sprays and other bespoke equipment.
Before the screeding can be poured, any underfloor heating (if required) will now be laid out. The underfloor heating system is laid out in the correct pattern and secured firmly to insulation panels to avoid potential movement in the course of the screed installation process. Warmth will be evenly spread across a floor area in a skillfully installed underfloor heating system, and in conjunction with it being an efficient method of heating, it is an excellent choice for the majority of Reigate home renovation projects.
The screeding can now be prepared on site and applied to the base. Your use of the room will help your screeding company on which sort of floor screed is right for your needs. After application of the screed there's a minimum twenty four hours (for quick drying and advanced screeds) before you are able to walk upon the surface, and a seventy two hour minimum setting time before the laying of any floor coverings. 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 even surface.
The SR standard of your screeding can be confirmed once it has solidified enough to be stepped onto. The test involves the use of a 2 mtr straight edge laid down upon the floor surface and any variations from true are measured.
- SR1 - SR1 is the best specification and permits only 3 millimetres of deviation 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 5 millimetres.
- SR3 - For utility floors where the finish is comparatively immaterial SR3 is the classification and should have a maximum deviation measurement of ten millimetres or less.
If your screed has been installed with specific loading in mind then a qualified structural engineer will be necessary to perform the assessment. This assessment will determine the overall strength of the screeded surface and its viability for the proposed use. This should include what's known as a drop hammer test which assesses various aspects of the strength and flexibility of the screed. The precise measurement and testing tools mean this can only be conducted by a certified structural engineer following the guidelines of the British Standards BS8204. (Tags: Screeding Reigate, Floor Screeding Services Reigate, Floor Screed Reigate, Floor Screeding Reigate).
Floor screeding services are available in Reigate and also nearby in: Horley, Mickleham, South Nutfield, The Acres, Sidlow, Earlswood, Leigh, Lower Kingswood, Beare Green, Salfords, Merstham, Redhill, Wrays, South Park, Buckland, Betchworth, Irons Bottom, Hooley, and in these postcodes RH2 0QB, RH2 0NJ, RH2 0BE, RH2 0FL, RH2 0NR, RH2 0PN, RH1 6BE, RH2 0NU, RH2 0DD, RH1 6JN. Local Reigate floor screeders will probably have the postcode RH2 and the phone code 01737. Checking this out can ensure that you access local floor screeding. Reigate householders will be able to utilise these and many other flooring related services.
Latex Screeds Reigate
When the characteristics of your floor's surface means that a level of flexibility is necessary, it may be best to use a latex screeding, rather than one with a more rigid finish. Latex floor screeds normally comprise 2 parts - a cementitious powder and a liquid latex mixture. Where water is normally used in a screed mix, this is replaced with the liquid latex, meaning it's more flexible than other types of screed, and quicker drying.
Prior to the laying of the final decorative surface, this latex compound is used for levelling subfloors. Providing a smooth and resilient surface that's ideal for the application of adhesives, this is is suitable for use on sub-floors of sand/cement, wood, stone tiles, asphalt and concrete. If there's a bit of movement in the sub-floor this latex floor screed will provide a flexible, crack-free finish on which to lay your final floor coverings.
When using a "floating" screed, for instance when screed is being laid on top of underfloor heating, thicknesses of 50-65mm may be required, and latex flooring screeds aren't a suitable choice in this case.
Reigate Skip Hire
Let's be honest, most property makeovers or home refurbishments in Reigate usually create quite a bit of waste. For your screeding work, varying amounts of waste will be generated, subject to your individual circumstances, and the scale and scope of your project. If waste removal isn't included in your quote, you'll have to organise this yourself, because quite a few screeding companies do not have the facility to do this.
The easiest way to get rid of this waste is to hire a skip. Skips are available in all shapes and sizes, so there's certain to be one out there to suit your exact needs. Skips range from skip bags to mini-skips, midi-skips to builders skips, and for really big projects or commercial use - roll-on roll-off skips.
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There is a variety of work that can be conducted by your local Reigate floor screeding company including residential screeding in Reigate, screed surveys & testing Reigate, floor resurfacing, screed reinforcement, floating screed, lightweight floor screeding Reigate, floor levelling,, thin bed floor screeding Reigate, sand floor screeding, underfloor heating screed, floor noise dampening, structural screeds, waterproof floor screeding, floor renovation, floor insulation Reigate, garage floor screeding, cheap floor screeding, wet room floors, external screeding Reigate, resin floor screeds Reigate, granolithic floor screeds, commercial floor screeding, floor preparation services, fibre reinforced floor screeding Reigate, polished screed flooring, damp proof membranes Reigate, underfloor heating installations, in Reigate, bonded concrete floor screeding in Reigate, and more floor screeding tasks. These are just a small portion of the activities that are handled by those installing floor screeding. Reigate companies will be happy to inform you of their entire range of services.
Screeding Enquiries Surrey
Recently posted Surrey floor screeding job posts: Chelsea and Morgan Chaplin recently enquired about the possibility of screeding the floor of a basement in Betchworth, Surrey. Harrison Davis in Elstead, Surrey asked "is there anyone who does?". Jonas Carey was trying to find Cranleigh, Surrey. Tanisha Parsons in Chobham was looking for a local floor screeding contractor to lay a self-levelling screed in her property. Vinny Nairn in Lyne, Surrey was looking for a floor screeding company to lay a self-levelling screed in 2 rooms of his property. Terry Proctor recently asked for a price quote for installing underfloor heating and screeding a floor in Cranleigh, Surrey. Mr and Mrs Armour recently requested a price quote for screeding a kitchen and lounge floor in a cottage in Holmwood, Surrey. Celia and Alistair Mcneil recently requested an estimate for screeding over an old concrete floor in Lyne, Surrey. Most of these Surrey homeowners searched for "floor screeding Surrey" and discovered this webpage on either Google, Yahoo or Bing.
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Screeding Around Reigate: Floor screeders were recently requested by householders living in Coppice Lane, Sycamore Walk, Summerly Avenue, Shellwood Road, Cranston Close, Blackborough Close, The Tudors, Colley Lane, Albert Road North, Dawes Green, St Marys Road, Blackborough Road, The Close, Springcopse Road, Brokes Road, Church Street, The Way, Sheldon Close, Trumpet Hill Road, Coniston Way, The Glebe, Buckland Road, Crescent Road, Castlefield Road, Castle Close, Sussex Close and these Reigate postcodes: RH2 0QB, RH2 0NJ, RH2 0BE, RH2 0FL, RH2 0NR, RH2 0PN, RH1 6BE, RH2 0NU, RH2 0DD, RH1 6JN. These places recently saw activity by specialists in screeding. Reigate home and property owners enjoyed professional and reliable floor screeding services on each occasion.
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