Floor Screeding Shrewsbury Shropshire (SY1): If you have a damaged or uneven floor, are restoring a property or cellar or are aiming to install underfloor heating in your Shrewsbury home, then it is the perfect time to think about hiring a professional floor screeder. Floor screeding provides a smooth, level finish to a basic sub-base, and enables you to lay a suitable flooring material, (boards, carpets, tiles etc) over it. If you want your floors to last a long time then floor screeding is one of the most important factors in any renovation or building task.
FLOOR SCREEDING COMPANIES SHREWSBURY
Whatever size room or area you're renovating, a local screeding specialist in Shrewsbury can supply the expertise and correct working practices to generate a perfect base for your floor. After assessing your project they'll give you advice about the perfect choice of screeding and which technique for laying it is most suitable for your situation.
It might be a requirement, depending on the proposed use of the area, for a structural engineering survey to conform to building regulations on flex strength, point loadings and load requirements of the screed floor.
The skills and training that a certified screeding technician brings to your project will guarantee a successful end result and help to lengthen the lifespan of your floors. A correct mix of screed and the techniques used for laying it are also vital to guarantee the ultimate intergrity of your floor.
Make sure that you get more than one price quote for your Shrewsbury based floor screeding project and also ask what standard of finish each quote is for. The quote could be based on what's called the Surface Regularity, or SR calculation. SR1 is the highest quality, and whilst SR2 and SR3 might be less expensive at first glance, they do not guarantee a totally even or flat floor surface. Any errors in the screeding can cause issues with laying flooring due to flat spots, indentations, ridges in the floor surface.
The rules and regulations laid down in the British Standards BS8204 must be observed by any Shrewsbury floor screeding company and they should also be certified by the manufacturers of specialist screeding materials (Flowcrete, Cemfloor, Gypsol etc.) to prove their competence and safe working practices. A contractor holding accreditations proves that they've been trained and assessed in using these products and can provide a high quality service in all aspects of their installation.
For the screeding of floors in factories, boutiques, shops, warehouses, hospitals and schools, skilled Shrewsbury commercial screeders will be needed.
TYPES OF SCREED
Standard Screeds - This is perfect for basic domestic use and comprises a blend of cement and sand. Five parts sand to one part cement is the normal mix for standard flooring screeds. The standard screed will dry at a rate of one millimetre thickness per day.
Advanced Drying and Fast Drying Screeds - As the name suggest, these screeds dry rapidly and allow you to use the floor area much faster. They are normally a fibre reinforced type of screed that dries out at a rate of between three and seven millimetres per day and are used in time dependent projects.
Fibre Reinforced Screed - Used mostly with underfloor heating systems and is the recommended choice in these projects. The special fibres in the screed increase it's strength and durability whilst also safeguarding against thermal shrinkage and cracking. The screed will dry out at a rate of roughly 1mm/day.
Self-Levelling or Liquid Screeds - Used to produce the highest quality of finish, especially where SR1 levels are essential, by a cement and latex compound. This is largely needed to produce a clean, smooth floor over the top of a damaged or poor quality substrate and results in a finish onto which all forms of flooring materials can be laid. These can be as little as one millimetre thick, and because of the latex polymers, will still provide high strength.
Polymer Screeds - An extremely high strength solution where a reduced screed thickness is essential. The curing times vary as outlined by product guidelines.
Industrial and Heavy Duty Screed - Where traffic levels are expected to be high or heavy loading of the floor is required, heavy duty screeds allow for maximum strength and durability.
SCREEDING PREPARATION AND INSTALLATION
Preparation is crucial for a high quality screed surface that will be durable and hard wearing. The existing floor surface should be cleaned to eliminate any oil, debris, grease and paint that might affect the bond of the screeding.
If cleaning products were used it is vital to remove any traces of detergent, soap etc, and leave the surface to dry naturally. If screeding over a cement or stone floor then all cracks should be mended to stop them from "travelling" through your screed layer and producing imperfections on the final floor surface. During a site survey your Shrewsbury screeding specialist will ascertain what preparation work is required before starting to work on the screeding.
To protect the flooring materials and screeding layer from dampness rising up from the ground, a damp proof membrane (DPM) must be installed. Different thicknesses of special polythene could be used as a damp proof membrane and also serve as a buffer for the screed and any insulation panels.
Another air-tight barrier could be necessary if your home or business premises is in an area which is regarded as prone to radon gas. This could be just a simple air-tight membrane, or in more serious situations an extraction and ventilation system is installed beneath the screed to take away any inflow of radon gas from the ground.
Once these steps have been taken the screeding company will put on a primer or sealant to the prepared floor base. A primer assists in the screed to bond to the base and membranes and different types exist based on which type of screed is being applied. These substances require skilled technicians to apply them in the appropriate proportions by using airless sprays and other bespoke equipment.
Before the screeding is laid, any underfloor heating will now set out and installed. The under floor heating system will be carefully positioned and firmly attached to insulation panels to prevent any movement in the course of the screed pouring. When properly installed an under floor heating system is an efficient way to warm a room and high quality screed will retain its heat, producing an even heat right across the floor surface.
The screeding can now be mixed and prepared in situ and spread onto the floor base. The requirements of the room will dictate the sort of screeding that is used. Be aware that even advanced and quick drying screeds have a minimum of twenty four hours before you are able to walk over any laid surfaces and a minimum 3 days before any flooring materials can be applied. If you're looking to wind up with a well finished and hard-wearing floor surface you should stick to the manufacturer's guidelines with regard to heavy duty and standard screeds where this time period will be increased.
The SR level of your screeding can be checked once it's solidified sufficiently to be stepped onto. Using a 2m straight-edge the floor surface is checked for any dips, ridges and deviations in the surface of the screed.
- SR1 - SR1 is the best level and allows just 3mm of deviation from the straight-edge.
- SR2 - SR2 is the classification for standard floors in industrial and commercial projects and can deviate from the straight-edge by up to five millimetres.
- SR3 - SR3 is basic utility standard where a perfect finish isn't necessary. This level can have a maximum permissible deviation depth of 10 millimetres.
If your screed has been laid with particular load bearing requirements in mind then a qualified structural engineer will be required to carry out these soundness tests. The testing will ensure your new screed surface is suitable for the load point requirements laid out in the original site survey. The screeding should be given what is known as a drop hammer test to determine strength and flexibility in different areas. Only certified structural engineers applying the BS8204 regulations are permitted to conduct such testing and sign off on the structural integrity of a screed floor. (Tags: Floor Screeding Shrewsbury, Floor Screeding Services Shrewsbury, Screeding Shrewsbury, Floor Screed Shrewsbury).
Floor screeding services are available in Shrewsbury and also in nearby places like: Underdale, Coleham, Kingsland, Meole Brace, Battlefield, Upton Magna, Montford Bridge, Bicton, Bicton Heath, Harlescott, Radbrook, Uffington, Annscroft, Cherry Orchard, Frankwell, Ditherington, Bayston Hill, Atcham, Sweet Lake, Sutton, Great Hanwood, Gravelhill, and in these postcodes SY1 1TX, SY1 1LE, SY1 1SP, SY1 1SJ, SY1 1EZ, SY1 1EX, SY1 1HD, SY1 1XQ, SY1 1TT, SY1 1DZ. Locally based Shrewsbury floor screeders will most likely have the telephone dialling code 01743 and the postcode SY1.
There is a range of work that can be carried out by your local Shrewsbury floor screeding company including floor screeding tools in Shrewsbury, floor screeding in Shrewsbury, damp proof membranes, liquid screeds, floor preparation services, rapid strength floor screeds, waterproof screeding, self-levelling screeding, underfloor heating installations in Shrewsbury, warehouse floor screeding, floor levelling, commercial floor screeding Shrewsbury, bonded concrete floor screeding in Shrewsbury, floor screed repairs, conservatory screeding Shrewsbury, floor repairs, polished floor screeding, fast-dry screeds, and more floor screeding tasks.
Screeding Enquiries Shropshire
Latest Shropshire floor screeding job postings: Leila and Rafferty O hara recently enquired about getting a price for screeding the floor of a workshop in Prees Higher Heath, Shropshire. Parker Chambers and Arianna Chambers recently asked for a price quote for screeding the floor of a utility room in a cottage in Priorslee. Hari Lambert recently enquired about getting a price for screeding a lounge and kitchen floor in a semi-detached house in Worfield, Shropshire. Amelia-Lily and Casper Rahman recently requested an estimate for screeding the floor of an extension in Kinnerley. Mr and Mrs Wilkins recently enquired about getting a price for screeding the floor of a living room in a cottage in Brookside, Shropshire. Shay Day recently enquired about the possibility of screeding the whole ground floor of a semi-detached property in Newtown. Fiona Forbes and Cruz Forbes recently enquired about the possibility of screeding a cellar floor in Worfield. Jason Gunn recently enquired about getting a price for screeding the floor of a kitchen in a terraced house in Whittington, Shropshire.
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In the previous year screeded floors were professionally laid in the following Shrewsbury streets: The Lees, The Paddocks, Shorncliffe Way, Bridgewater Close, The Beeches, Broughton Road, Barns Green, Cross Brook, The Parks, The Maitlands, Birchwood Drive, Abbots Road, Stanwardine Road, Cross Hill, Bracewell Drive, Darville, Brookside Close, Sandown Crescent, Berinsfield Close, Copthorne Crest, Downfield Road, The Rough, The Town End, Butterwick Drive, Coton Green, Seabury Close, Carradine Road, Sunnyfields, Curia Close, St Anthonys Road, and in these Shropshire postcodes: SY1 1TX, SY1 1LE, SY1 1SP, SY1 1SJ, SY1 1EZ, SY1 1EX, SY1 1HD, SY1 1XQ, SY1 1TT, SY1 1DZ.
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