Floor Screeding Saffron Walden

Saffron Walden Screeding & Floor Levelling Services

Floor Screeding Saffron Walden Essex (CB10): If you are aiming to install underfloor heating, are renovating a property or cellar or have a damaged or uneven floor in your Saffron Walden home, it is time to think about bringing in a professional floor screeding company. Before it's possible to lay a final floor covering, be it wood, carpet or tile, the floor base should be as flat as possible; this is why floor screeding is essential. The screed is an important procedure to guarantee a high quality and durable finish to the entire floor surface.

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It matters not how large or small the area you need levelling, a competent screeding specialist in Saffron Walden will have the essential expertise, know-how and equipment to give you an excellent standard of service. They'll assess your project and figure out the correct sort of screed you need and how best to apply it.

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It may be necessary, based on the intended use of the area, for a survey by a structural engineer to conform to building regulations on point loadings, flex strength and load requirements of the screed floor.

Working with a qualified and highly trained specialist will ensure that you use the correct type of screed for the room's allocated purpose to extend the lifetime of your floor. Selecting the appropriate screeding materials and the method of installation is critical if you want to end up with a quality and durable finish for your floor surface.

There are several screeding contractors in the Saffron Walden area so see if you can get multiple quotes for your screeding project before picking a contractor and know to what standard of finish it's for. For domestic homes an estimate will normally be given for a Surface Regularity (SR) level of SR1 or SR2. SR1 is the best standard, and whilst SR2 and SR3 may be less costly at first glance, they don't guarantee a totally even or flat surface. This means that you might have to correct any areas that could cause problems when laying your final flooring material.

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The guidelines and regulations laid down in the British Standards BS8204 must be observed by any Saffron Walden floor screeding company and they should also hold accreditation with the manufacturers of specialist screeding materials (Gypsol, Flowcrete, Cemfloor etc.) to confirm their competence and safe working practices. A company holding accreditations proves they've been trained and assessed in using these products and can offer a high quality service in all areas of their installation.

For larger floor screeding projects in warehouses, boutiques, schools, factories, hospitals and shopping centres, skilled Saffron Walden commercial screeders will be required.

TYPES OF SCREED

Standard Screeds - This is acceptable for regular residential usage and is a blend of cement and sand. Five parts sand to one part cement is the normal mixture for standard screed. After being laid a standard flooring screed dries out at a rate of just 1mm/day.

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Fibre Reinforced Screed - The first choice where under floor heating is being installed in domestic homes in Saffron Walden. This is due to the improved durability and protection against thermal cracking and shrinkage offered by the fibres within the screed. The screed will set hard at a rate of roughly 1mm/day.

Fast Drying and Advanced Drying Screeds - If you need to use the area as soon as possible a fast drying screed might be a good choice. Drying out at a rate of 3-7mm, subject to the specialised mix, they're usually a fibre reinforced kind of screed and are great for projects that have tight schedules.

Industrial and Heavy Duty Screed - Made for maximum durability and strength in places where traffic is expected to be high or heavy loading on the floor is needed.

Polymer Screeds - When a decreased thickness of floor is needed on account of construction requirements, a polymer screed provides an extremely high strength solution to this problem. Polymer screeds are available from a number of manufacturers and because of their different chemical compositions have distinct drying times for each individual product.

Liquid or Self-Levelling Screeds - A latex and cement formula which can produce the highest standard SR1 finish. The self-levelling compound provides a smooth and level surface over a rough substrate or damaged floor to allow all kinds of flooring materials to be laid. They can be as little as 1mm in depth, and due to the latex polymers, will still provide a high strength finish.

SCREEDING PREPARATION AND INSTALLATION

Screeding installers will have to prepare the area before any other work so as to ensure a high quality and hard wearing screed flooring. Any debris, paint, oil and grease on the existing floor surface can affect the adhesion of the screed, and must be eradicated.

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If cleaning products were used it is essential to remove any remnants of soap or detergent, and leave the surface to dry naturally. At this point any cracks should be mended since these can travel up through your laid screed and be visible in the completed surface. An on-site survey will allow your Saffron Walden screeding installer to identify these preparation areas and finish them before beginning to lay the screeding.

To shield the flooring materials and screeding layer from dampness rising up through the ground, a damp proof membrane (DPM) must be installed. There may be two or three layers of varying thicknesses of polythene to act as a barrier between the screed and the insulation layer.

If your home is located in a place where radon gas is present an extra barrier layer is essential to stop radon gas from entering. An air-tight membrane might be suitable in locations with relatively low radon emissions, however in more severe situations there may need to be a more complicated extraction and ventilation system to take away any harmful radon gas.

Once these steps have been taken the screeding company will apply a primer or sealer to the prepared base surface. Primers and sealers help with the bonding process and are special applications according to the type of screed that's being used. Because of their special nature, only experienced screeders in Saffron Walden should be entrusted with using them correctly, safely and using bespoke equipment for this task.

If required, this is the time that underfloor heating can be installed and laid out in the correct manner. The heating pipes and cabling are securely mounted on insulation panels to stop any movement and make sure they're positioned correctly. When expertly installed an under floor heating system is an excellent way to warm a room and top quality screed will retain its heat, generating an even level of warmth across the floor.

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If you aren't fitting underfloor heating the screed can now be mixed and prepared on site and laid. Your intended use of the room will help the screeding specialist on what kind of screed is ideal for your needs. After the application of the screed there will be at least 24 hours (for quick drying screeds) before you're able to walk upon the surface, and a 72 hrs minimum curing time before any floor material installation. Manufacturer's drying guidelines for standard and heavy duty screeds must be followed so as to achieve a quality finish and provide a stable and long lasting surface.

Once the screed has solidified it can be quality checked to establish the SR standard. The test involves using a 2 metre long straight-edge laid on the surface and any variations from true are measured.

  • SR1 - SR1 is the highest level and permits just 3 millimetres of disparity from the straight-edge.
  • SR2 - SR2 is for standard floors in commercial and industrial projects and can deviate from the straight-edge by up to 5mm.
  • SR3 - If the deviation is 10 millimetres or less the quality of the screeding is classified as SR3 and is fine for utility and garage areas.

If your screeding has been laid with specific loading in mind then a qualified structural engineer will be required to perform the tests. Using specialised equipment the engineer will ascertain the screeded surface strength and suitability of use in a load bearing environment. A drop hammer test will be carried out at various areas on the screed and the outcomes noted. Only certified structural engineers heeding the British Standards BS8204 regulations are allowed to carry out these testing and sign off on the structural integrity of the screeding. (Tags: Floor Screed Saffron Walden, Floor Screeding Saffron Walden, Floor Screeding Services Saffron Walden, Screeding Saffron Walden).


Floor screeding services are available in Saffron Walden and also nearby in: Shortgrove, Hadstock, Radwinter, Littlebury, Audley End, Debden, Little Walden, Sewards End, Little Chesterfield, Chrishall, Elder Street, Stocking Green, Pleasant Valley, Wendens Ambo, and in these postcodes CB10 1JP, CB10 2BN, CB10 2GQ, CB10 2DF, CB10 1HB, CB10 1JG, CB10 2GA, CB10 1BH, CB10 1AJ, CB10 1BS. Locally based Saffron Walden floor screeders will most likely have the postcode CB10 and the phone code 01799. Verifying this will confirm that you're accessing locally based floor screeding. Saffron Walden property owners can utilise these and various other related services.

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Latex Screeds Saffron Walden

When the nature of your floor's surface means that a degree of flexibility is needed, it may be best to apply a latex self-levelling floor screed, rather than one with an unyielding finish. 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 standard screeds, because the water that is normally used is replaced with the latex liquid.

This latex screed compound is used to level a sub-floor prior to the final decorative surface being laid. Appropriate for sub-floors of asphalt, sand/cement, concrete, wood and quarry tiles, this gives the ideal surface for the application of adhesives that's resilient and smooth. This latex floor screed will produce a crack-free, flexible finish, even if there happens to be a bit of movement in your sub-floor.

When an unbonded screed is being laid over a layer of either acoustic or thermal insulation (i.e. a floating screed), latex screeds are not suitable, because in this instance (usually when screeding on top of underfloor heating), you'll probably need a screed thickness of 50 to 75 millimetres. (Tags: Latex Floor Screed Saffron Walden, Latex Screeding Saffron Walden, Latex Screeds Saffron Walden, Latex Screed Saffron Walden).

Skip Hire Saffron Walden

Skip Hire Saffron Walden

You're probably going to produce quite a lot of waste when you are carrying out any sort of property revamps or home refurbishments in Saffron Walden. Your particular floor screeding project might generate very little waste, and there again it might produce a lot. Some tradesmen make allowances for the removal of waste when they prepare their quotes, and if this isn't listed ask if it's included, if not you'll have to make your own arrangements.

The most popular technique that people in Saffron Walden use to dispose of such waste is to hire a skip from a local skip hire company. If you've never hired a skip before, you may not be aware of the fact that skips come in a multitude of different volumes and sizes. As a rough guide, mini-skips accommodate about 2 cubic yds of rubbish (25 bin bags), midi-skips accommodate about 4 cubic yds of rubbish (45 bin bags), builders skips accommodate about 6 cubic yds of rubbish and roll-on-roll-off skips accommodate about 20 cubic yds of rubbish (220 bin bags). Skip bags normally take something like 1-1.5 cubic yds of rubbish.

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Essex Screeding Enquiries

Essex Screeding Enquiries

The latest Essex floor screeding projects: Mark Wilcox and Hallie Wilcox recently asked for a quote for screeding the entire ground floor of a semi-detached house in Ingatestone, Essex. Scarlett Radley recently enquired about the possibility of screeding a lounge and kitchen floor in Runwell. Mr and Mrs Walters recently enquired about the possibility of screeding a workshop floor in East Hanningfield. Rosalie and Teddie Halliwell recently enquired about screeding a floor and installing underfloor heating in Ingatestone. Emmeline Carr recently enquired about the possibility of screeding a cellar floor in Great Bardfield, Essex. Mr and Mrs Owen recently asked for a quote for screeding a basement floor in Finchingfield. Mr and Mrs Hampson recently enquired about screeding an extension floor in North Fambridge. Reggie Aston recently enquired about the possibility of screeding over an old concrete floor in Nazeing.

Related Tasks

Screeding Related Tasks Saffron Walden

There is a range of work that can be undertaken by your local Saffron Walden floor screeding company including latex floor screed Saffron Walden, structural screeds in Saffron Walden, sand floor screed, self-levelling floor screeding in Saffron Walden, floor screeding tools, fast drying floor screeds, residential floor screeding Saffron Walden, anhydrite screed, floor screed testing, waterproof floor screeding, bonded concrete screeding, floating screed, unbonded screed in Saffron Walden, underfloor heating installation, sand and cement screeds, polished screed flooring, screed repairs, hospital floor screeding, floor screeding, rapid strength screeding, industrial floor screeding, garage floor screeding in Saffron Walden, granolithic screeding, underfloor heating screed, screed reinforcement, and lots more floor screeding tasks. Listed are just a handful of the tasks that are conducted by those installing floor screeding. Saffron Walden companies will keep you informed about their entire range of services.

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Also find: Wendens Ambo floor screeding, Debden floor screeding, Little Chesterfield floor screeding, Sewards End floor screeding, Radwinter floor screeding, Chrishall floor screeding, Stocking Green floor screeding, Pleasant Valley floor screeding, Littlebury floor screeding, Elder Street floor screeding, Little Walden floor screeding, Shortgrove floor screeding, Audley End floor screeding, Hadstock screeding services and more. The majority of these areas are catered for by companies who do screeding. Saffron Walden householders can get screeding quotes by going here.

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Screeding Services in Saffron Walden Essex (01799)
  • Saffron Walden Floor Damp Proofing
  • Saffron Walden Screed Calculator Service
  • Saffron Walden Floor Insulation
  • Saffron Walden Residential Screeding
  • Saffron Walden Floor Levelling
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  • Saffron Walden Indistrial Screeding
  • Saffron Walden Fibre Reinforced Screeding
  • Saffron Walden Cheap Screeding
  • Saffron Walden Liquid Screeds
  • Saffron Walden Polished Screed Floors
  • Saffron Walden Underfloor Heating Installation

Screeding Around Saffron Walden: Some Saffron Walden areas and streets where screeding work has recently been carried out - Primes Close, Clutton Road, Elizabeth Close, Linton Close, Upper Square, Landscape View, Neville Road, Hilltop Lane, Hill Street, Chalklands, Crocus Fields, Museum Street, The Maynards, Freshwell Gardens, Rowntree Way, Braybrooke Gardens, Victoria Gardens, Tilia Court, Reddings Close, Linden Square, High Street, Stocks Yard, Harris Yard, Catmere End, High Street, Adams Court, Elizabeth Way, The Cockpit, Park Lane, Pennystone Road, Birdbush Avenue, Maberly Court, as well as the following local Saffron Walden postcodes: CB10 1JP, CB10 2BN, CB10 2GQ, CB10 2DF, CB10 1HB, CB10 1JG, CB10 2GA, CB10 1BH, CB10 1AJ, CB10 1BS. These places recently saw activity by specialists in floor screeding. Saffron Walden property owners were given trusted and reliable floor screeding services in every case.

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