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Floor Screeding Skipton North Yorkshire (BD23): If you are planning to install under floor heating, are restoring a property or basement or have a damaged or uneven floor in your Skipton home, it is a good time to consider bringing in a professional floor screeder. Floor screeding provides a smooth finish to a basic sub-base, and will allow you to lay your final layer of flooring material, (boards, tiles, carpets etc) over it. If you want your floors to last then floor screeding is the most important factor in any renovation or building project.

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A reliable floor screeding specialist in Skipton will have know-how and experience to help you achieve a perfectly finished floor in whatever size or shape of room you're working on. After analyzing your project they'll give you advice on the optimal choice of screeding and which method of applying it is most appropriate for your circumstances.

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A professional screeding contractor will also let you know if a structural engineer is necessary for your undertaking, to check on any load bearing, flex strength and point loadings that your flooring may need to conform with current building regulations and British Standards.

A skilled and qualified work force is imperative for a successful outcome and will extend the lifespan of your floor by making use of the correct type of screed for the intended purpose of your room. Choosing the correct screeding materials and the method of installation is vital if you want to end up with a quality and durable finish for your floor.

Ensure you get at least two or three quotations for your Skipton based floor screeding project and also ask to what standard you're getting each quote. For residential properties a quote will normally be provided for an SR (Surface Regularity) standard of SR1 or SR2. SR2 and SR3 will be cheaper options, but the floor screeding finish might have errors and deviations, whilst SR1 guarantees a perfect finish. Any error in the final screeding can cause problems in laying flooring because of ridges, flat spots, indentations in the floor surface.

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British Standards BS8204 lays out the guidelines and regulations that all Skipton screeding contractors are required to follow, and if working with specialist screeding solutions, (Gypsol, Flowcrete, Cemfloor etc), they must be approved by the manufacturers as being skilled and trained in their use. A contractor holding accreditations proves that they've been assessed and trained in the use of these screeding products and can offer a high quality standard in all areas of their installation.

Skipton commercial screeders may be involved in screeding floors in factories, schools, shopping centres, warehouses, pubs and hospitals.


Standard Screeds - This is ideal for basic residential usage and is a blend of cement and sand. This mixture uses a 5:1 ratio of sand to cement. After laying a standard screed sets at a rate of just 1mm/day.

Fast Drying and Advanced Drying Screeds - As the name would suggest, these screeds dry at a quicker rate and allow you to use the floor area much sooner. These are normally a fibre reinforced type of screed that dries out at a rate of between 3-7mm per day and are employed in time dependent flooring projects.

Industrial and Heavy Duty Screed - Designed for maximum durability and strength in places where traffic is high or specific loading of the floor is necessary.

Liquid or Self-Levelling Screeds - When the highest possible standard of finish is required this mixture of cement and latex is employed to produce SR1 quality floor screeding. It is mostly used to produce a smooth, level floor over the top of a poor quality or damaged substrate and enables all types of flooring materials to be used. Even with a thickness of only one millimetre, the latex polymers within the mixture provide a high strength surface for a variety of uses.

Fibre Reinforced Screed - Mostly used with underfloor heating and is the suggested option in such projects. The greater flexibility and strength offered by the fibres in the screed mix help protect the floor from thermal shrinkage and cracking. The screed will dry out at a rate of 1mm/day.

Polymer Screeds - An extremely high strength solution where a reduced thickness is necessary. Polymer screeds are available from a number of screed manufacturers and owing to their diverse chemical compositions have specific setting times for each individual product.

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To ensure that the screeding is of a high quality finish which is durable and hard wearing, time must be devoted to fully preparing the area before any screeding material is laid. The original floor surfaces should be thoroughly cleaned to eradicate any grease, debris, oil and paint which might affect the adhesion of the screeding.

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If cleansing products have been used it's crucial to remove any traces of detergent or soap, and leave the floor surface to dry 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 resulting in imperfections on the finished floor surface. A reliable Skipton screeding installer will address these problems during the on-site survey and ensure all preparations are finished before moving on to the next stages of the floor screeding process.

To shield the screeding layer and flooring materials from moisture rising up from the ground, a damp proof membrane (DPM) must be laid. The DPM is made of thick polythene sheeting and various layers could be used to act as a moisture barrier and air insulating layer for the screed.

If the area where you live is susceptible to radon gas then another barrier is needed to prevent the gas from entering via the ground. If radon occurs in large amounts then a full ventilation system may be installed beneath the screed which will extract any gases that might seep in from the ground.

As soon as the base has been properly prepared and all membranes installed, a sealer or primer is then applied. These sealers and primers will make sure that the screed bonds properly to the base and help to produce a top quality finished floor. These substances require trained contractors to apply them in the right ratios by using tailor-made equipment, such as airless sprays.

Before the screeding is poured, any underfloor heating will now be laid out. The heating pipes and wires are securely attached to insulation panels to prevent any movement and ensure they are held in the correct position. Warmth is spread evenly across the floor in a professionally installed under floor heating system, and in conjunction with it being an effective choice of heating, it's a good choice for the majority of Skipton renovation projects.

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Naturally, if you are not putting in underfloor heating, you can skip this step and get on with applying the floor screed. Your screeding company will have given you advice and guidance on which screed type is best for your requirements, according to your intended use of the room area. Remember that even quick drying and advanced screeds have a minimum of 24 hours before you can walk over any laid surfaces and a minimum 72 hours before any flooring can be fitted. If you're hoping to wind up with a properly finished and durable floor surface you should follow the manufacturer's guidelines with regard to heavy duty and standard screeds where this time period will be increased.

As soon as the screed has set it can be quality checked to establish the SR level. The test involves using a two metre straight edge laid on the floor surface and any variations from true are measured.

  • SR1 - Over the entire area, if there are no deviations of more than 3 millimetres from the straight-edge, you've got a top quality SR1 standard surface.
  • SR2 - The standard flooring in commercial and industrial builds is classed as SR2 and has a maximum deviation of 5 millimetres across the entire floor surface.
  • SR3 - If the deviation is ten millimetres or less the screed quality is categorised as SR3 and is fine for garage and utility areas.

If your screeding has been installed with specific loading in mind then a structural engineer will be required to carry out tests. This assessment will ascertain the overall strength of the screeded surface and its suitability for the intended use. An assessment called the "drop hammer test" is conducted at several areas on the screed and the outcomes documented. The specialist measurement and testing tools mean this can only be performed by a trained structural engineer observing the guidelines of BS8204. (Tags: Floor Screeding Skipton, Screeding Skipton, Floor Screeding Services Skipton, Floor Screed Skipton).

Screeding services are available in Skipton and also nearby in: Lothersdale, Thornton-in-Craven, Kildwick, Carleton, Cross Hills, Stirton, Cononley, High Bradley, Gargrave, Embsay, Thorlby, Eastby, Low Snaygill, Bradley, and in these postcodes BD23 1QA, BD23 1JY, BD23 1RH, BD23 1DY, BD23 1BP, BD23 1NF, BD23 1BE, BD23 1JZ, BD23 1EQ, and BD23 1BL. Locally based Skipton floor screeders will most likely have the postcode BD23 and the telephone code 01756. Checking this can confirm you access locally based screeding. Skipton householders can utilise these and numerous other building related services. To obtain screeding quotes, you can click on the "Quote" banner.

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Also find: Carleton floor screeding, Thorlby floor screeding, Lothersdale floor screeding, Eastby floor screeding, Low Snaygill floor screeding, Cross Hills floor screeding, High Bradley floor screeding, Cononley floor screeding, Gargrave floor screeding, Stirton floor screeding, Thornton-in-Craven floor screeding, Kildwick floor screeding, Embsay floor screeding, Bradley floor screeding and more. There are companies who do screeding in pretty much all of these places. Well-equipped with the necessary expertise and know-how, these seasoned professionals excel in delivering top-notch flooring services. They are well-versed in the art of screeding, ensuring that the task is executed to the highest standards, whether it's for properties of a commercial or residential nature. To get quotes for screeding, local homeowners can simply click here.

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(This screeding Skipton article was created on 04-04-2024)

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