Floor Screeding Saltash Cornwall (PL12): When you are renovating your Saltash home with uneven or damaged floors, or maybe converting a cellar or basement into a functional living space, an experienced floor screeding company will be able to help with your home improvements. A screed is used to create a smooth floor over a concrete sub-base and provide a good base for your choice of top flooring material. If you would like your floors to last then floor screeding is one of the most important factors in any renovation or building project.
FLOOR SCREEDING COMPANIES SALTASH
Whatever size room you are renovating, a floor screeding specialist in Saltash will be able to supply the experience and proper working practices to establish the perfect base for your floor. They'll be ready to advise you on the correct kind of screed your project requires, and the best methods for applying and installing it.
They'll also assess if a structural engineer is required to make sure that any load requirements, flex strength and point loadings are satisfied in accordance with construction and building regulations.
The skills and training that a qualified screeding contractor brings to your project should guarantee a high quality result and help to extend the lifetime of your floors. A correct blend of screed and the methods used in laying it are also crucial to guarantee the final durability of your floor.
Before deciding on a screeding company from the many based in the Saltash area, ask to what standard of finish they are basing their estimate, and also make sure you get two or three price quotes from different screeders. For residential homes a quotation will usually be given for a Surface Regularity (SR) level of SR1 or SR2. SR2 and SR3 will be more affordable options, however the floor screeding finish could have deviations and errors, whilst SR1 guarantees a pretty much perfect finish. Any errors in the final screeding may cause issues with laying flooring owing to indentations, ridges, flat spots in the surface.
British Standards BS8204 sets down the regulations and guidelines that all Saltash screeding companies are required to follow, and if applying specialist screeding solutions, (Flowcrete, Gypsol, Cemfloor etc), they should be approved by the manufacturers as being skilled and trained in their use. A company holding accreditation shows they've been trained and assessed in using these products and can offer a high standard of service in all areas of their installation.
Saltash commercial screeders may be involved in the screeding of floors in warehouses, factories, schools, hotels, hospitals and shopping centres.
TYPES OF SCREED
Standard Screeds - Used in residential flooring projects where the combination of cement and sand is okay for regular footfall use. Five parts sand to one part cement is the usual mix for standard flooring screeds. The standard flooring screed will dry at a rate of one millimetre thickness per day.
Self-Levelling or Liquid Screeds - Used to provide the highest quality of finish, especially where SR1 levels are required, by a latex and cement material. It's mainly needed to produce a clean, smooth floor over the top of a damaged or poor quality substrate and enables all types of flooring materials to be used. These can be as little as 1mm thick, and because of the latex polymers, will still provide high strength.
Fast Drying and Advanced Drying Screeds - As the name suggest, this screed dries rapidly and allows you to use the screeded area much faster. Drying out at a rate of 3-7mm, depending on the mixture, they're usually a fibre reinforced kind of screed and are great for projects that have tight deadlines.
Fibre Reinforced Screed - The professional's choice for domestic use on top of under floor heating. The greater strength and flex offered by the special fibres in this screed mix help protect the flooring from cracking and shrinkage due to heat. At around 1mm per day, it has a similar drying rate to standard floor screed.
Industrial and Heavy Duty Screed - Designed for maximum strength and durability in areas where traffic is high or specific loading of the floor is required.
Polymer Screeds - These provide an extremely high level of strength with a reduced thickness. The setting times for these vary as outlined by proprietary product guidelines.
SCREEDING PREPARATION AND INSTALLATION
Screeding companies will have to fully prepare the area prior to any other work so as to guarantee a hard wearing and quality screed flooring. It is vital that all contaminants such as grease, loose debris, paint or oil is eradicated from the floor before pouring any screed, because these can affect the bonding capability that a good quality screed needs.
If any products were used during this stage it is vital to ensure that no residues of soaps or other cleaning products are left on the surface and it's allowed to dry out naturally. It's necessary to fix any cracks or crevices in the floor surface to prevent them being reflected and "travelling" up into your freshly screeded floor. During an on-site survey the screeding specialist will establish what preparations are needed before any actual screeding commences.
To protect the screeding layer and flooring materials from dampness rising up from the ground, a damp proof membrane (DPM) must be installed. There could be 2 or 3 layers of varying thickness polythene to act as a barrier between the screed and the insulation layer.
If your home is located in a place where radon is found an additional barrier layer is needed to prevent radon gas from seeping through. If radon is present in large amounts then a full ventilation system may be installed beneath the screed which will extract any gases that might seep in from ground level.
As soon as these steps have been taken the screeding company will put on a primer or sealer to the prepared floor base. Primers and sealers help the bonding process and are specialist applications according to the kind of screed being applied. Because of their special nature, only skilled screeding specialists in Saltash are capable of using them correctly, safely and using equipment which is made for the task.
Before any screed is laid, any underfloor heating will now be installed. Insulation panels will be positioned and the cables and heating pipes will be firmly attached so there's no movement while the screed is being applied. Warmth is spread evenly across a floor area in a professionally installed underfloor heating system, and with it being an effective choice of heating, it's an excellent choice for most Saltash home renovation projects.
Obviously, if you're not installing under floor heating, you can just bypass this stage and apply the screeding. The requirements of the room will dictate the form of screeding that's used. For advanced and quick drying screeds there will be at least a twenty four hour delay before it can be walked on, and a further Three days minimum before you are able to lay any flooring materials. If you're laying standard or heavy duty screeds the drying time is increased and the manufacturer's guidelines must be adhered to so as to get the best possible finish to your floor.
The SR level of your screeding can be ascertained once it's solidified sufficiently to be walked on. The standard SR test involves the use of a 2 metre long straight-edge to check for any deviations in the screed surface.
- SR1 - Over the whole floor area, if there aren't any deviations of more than three millimetres from the straight-edge, then you've got a top quality SR1 specification surface.
- SR2 - SR2 is the classification for standard commercial and industrial floors and can deviate from the straight-edge by as much as 5 millimetres.
- SR3 - For other floors where the finish is relatively immaterial the SR3 is the specification and has a deviation measurement of ten millimetres or less.
If you need to check the floor for load bearing, a structural engineer is necessary to conduct the testing. The assessment will ensure your new screeded surface is viable for the load bearing requirements laid out in the original site survey. The screed layer could be given a drop hammer test to assess flexibility and strength in various areas. Only trained structural engineers following the BS8204 guidelines are permitted to conduct such tests and sign off on the structural integrity of the screeding. (Tags: Floor Screeding Saltash, Screeding Saltash, Floor Screeding Services Saltash, Floor Screed Saltash).
Floor screeding services are available in Saltash and also nearby in: St Stephens, Latchbrook, Forder, Moditonham, Burraton Combe, Trematon, Plymouth, Botusfleming, Pillaton, Carkeel, Pillmere, Hatt, Lower Burraton, Trehan, St Mellion, South Pill, and in these postcodes PL12 4BH, PL12 4DN, PL12 4LA, PL12 4NW, PL12 4SJ, PL12 4DP, PL12 4JW, PL12 4AP, PL12 4BY, PL12 4JE. Local Saltash floor screeders will most likely have the telephone code 01752 and the postcode PL12.
Floor Screeding Tools
- Floor Profile
- Dappling Bar
- A Long Spirit Level
- Knee Protection
- Tape Measure
- Straight Edge
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Other Useful Trades in Saltash Cornwall
Of course, whenever you're doing home improvements and repairs in Saltash, Cornwall, you are likely to be in need of all kinds of different tradesmen and apart from a floor screeder in Saltash, Cornwall, you could also need a carpenter in Saltash, a plasterer in Saltash, solid wood flooring in Saltash, a bricklayer in Saltash, an electrician in Saltash, a plumber in Saltash, a building contractor in Saltash, a heating engineer in Saltash, a handyman in Saltash, an underfloor heating specialist in Saltash, a carpet fitter in Saltash, waste removal in Saltash, a floor tiler in Saltash, plastic flooring in Saltash, and other different Saltash tradesmen.
Floor screeding work has recently been done in these Saltash streets and roads - Victoria Lane, St. Annes Road, Wearde Road, The Little White House, Windsor Lane, Gilston Road, Hazel Cottage, Parkesway, Moorlands Lane, Deacon Drive, Grenfell Gardens, Meadow Close, Ridgeway, Trebeighan Bungalow, Carew Gardens, Lantallack Cross, Bennett Gardens, Church Road, Clear View, Liskeard Road, Tincombe, Station Road, Lander Road, Coombe Park, Penquite Barn, Castlemead Drive, Warraton Lane, Higher Port View, Penpoll, The Brook, as well as these Saltash area postcodes: PL12 4BH, PL12 4DN, PL12 4LA, PL12 4NW, PL12 4SJ, PL12 4DP, PL12 4JW, PL12 4AP, PL12 4BY, PL12 4JE.
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