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Floor Screeding Somercotes Derbyshire (DE55): If you are aiming to install underfloor heating, are renovating a property or cellar or have an uneven or damaged floor, then you'll need to find a specialist floor screeding contractor to assist you. Allowing you to lay your final layer of flooring material, (boards, tiles, carpets etc) over it, screeding provides a smooth, level finish to a basic sub-base floor. The screed is an important procedure to ensure a durable and quality finish to the entire floor surface.

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An established screeding specialist in Somercotes will have all the knowledge and experience to help you achieve a perfect floor in whatever shape or size of room you are working on. They will be able to assess the project and verify the correct sort of screed you need and the best strategy for applying it.

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It may be necessary, contingent on the proposed use of the space, for a structural engineering survey to abide by building regulations on load requirements, point loadings and flex strength of the screed floor.

Skilled and qualified trades-people are essential to a successful outcome and will extend your floor's lifespan through the use of the right kind of screed for the proposed purpose of your room. A correct mix of screed and the way it is laid is also vital to guarantee the final durability of your floor.

Before deciding on a floor screeding specialist from the many based in the Somercotes area, ask to what standard of finish they're basing their price quote, and also ensure you get multiple quotes. The quote should be based on what's called the Surface Regularity, or SR figure. Each of the three SR levels offer different qualities of finish, with SR1 being the highest, with the smallest amount of deviation over the area. This means that you may have to fix any areas that could cause issues when putting down your final flooring solution.

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The regulations and guidelines laid down in the British Standards BS8204 must be followed by any Somercotes floor screeding company and they must also hold accreditation with the manufacturers of specialist screeding materials (Cemfloor, Flowcrete, Gypsol etc.) to prove their safe working practices and competence. The training and testing of a floor screeding company by such manufacturers is emphasised by the use of this accreditation scheme, and gives assurances of safe working practices and reliability on any screeding project which involves their materials.

Commercial screeders in Somercotes will usually tackle larger screeding projects in schools, hospitals, hotels, shops, factories and warehouses.


Standard Screeds - This is perfect for basic residential usage and is a mixture of sand and cement. The ratios involved in standard screeds are five parts sand to one part cement. Once its been laid this 5:1 ratio dries at a rate of 1mm each day.

Liquid or Self-Levelling Screeds - A cement and latex formula which can achieve the highest standard SR1 finish. This is largely needed to produce a smooth, clean floor over a poor quality or damaged substrate and enables all types of flooring materials to be used. Even with a thickness of just 1mm, the latex polymers within the mixture provide a high strength surface for a wide variety of uses.

Fibre Reinforced Screed - The first choice where under floor heating is being installed in domestic properties in Somercotes. This is because of the improved strength and protection against thermal cracking and shrinkage provided by the special fibres within the screed mix. It dries at an identical rate to a standard screed of 1mm per day.

Industrial and Heavy Duty Screed - A screed designed for heavy traffic and high load areas where the maximum possible durability and strength is vital.

Polymer Screeds - When a decreased thickness of floor is needed because of building requirements, a polymer screed provides a high strength solution to this problem. The curing times vary as outlined by product guidelines.

Fast Drying and Advanced Drying Screeds - If you have to use the area at the earliest opportunity a fast drying screed can be employed. Drying at a rate of three to seven millimetres, determined by the mix, they're normally a fibre reinforced screed and are perfect for flooring projects that have tight schedules.

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Screeding companies will have to carefully prepare all areas before proceeding with any other work in order to ensure a high quality and hard wearing screed flooring. It's important that any contaminants such as grease, paint, oil or loose debris is eliminated from the base before laying any screed, because these can affect the adhesion capability that a good quality floor screed demands.

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Any cleansing products which are used in this phase should leave no residues, and the floor surface must be permitted to dry by itself naturally. If screeding over a cement or stone floor all cracks should be repaired to prevent them from "travelling" up through the screed layer and resulting in deviations on the final floor surface. During a site survey the screeding contractor will be able to see what preparation work is needed before starting to work on the screeding.

A DPM (damp proof membrane) will be installed once the preparation work has been completed to stop ground dampness affecting the screed and floor materials. The damp proof membrane is made from thick polythene and different layers may be used to act as a moisture barrier and air insulating layer for the screeding.

A supplementary air-tight barrier might be necessary if your house is in a location which is known to be susceptible to radon gas. This could be as simple as an air-tight membrane, or in severe situations a ventilation and extraction system will need to be installed underneath the floor screed to take away any influx of radon gas from the ground.

The final phase of the surface preparation process is the spraying or painting of a sealer or primer. These primers and sealers will ensure the screed bonds effectively to the base and help produce a quality finished floor. Owing to their specialist nature, only experienced screeders in Somercotes are capable of using them correctly, safely and using bespoke equipment for the task.

This is the time that underfloor heating can be laid out in the correct manner and installed. Insulation panels will be put in place and the cables and heating pipes will be securely attached so there's no movement whilst the screed is applied. Under floor heating is one of the most effective ways to heat a room and a properly installed system should provide even level of warmth across the floor area.

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The screed can now be mixed and prepared in situ and spread onto the base surface. Your screeding company will have given you advice on which screed type is best for your requirements, in line with your intended use of the room area. After the pouring of the screed there is a minimum 24 hours (for advanced and quick drying screeds) before you are able to walk over the surface, and a 72 hours minimum curing time before the laying of any flooring materials. If you're looking to wind up with a nicely finished and durable floor surface you should follow the manufacturer's guidelines with regard to standard and heavy duty screeds where this timescale will be longer.

You can test the SR level of the completed screeding as soon as it's solidified enough for walking on. The test involves using a 2 mtr long straight-edge laid down upon the floor surface and any deviations from true are calculated.

  • SR1 - Deviations of 3mm or less as measured across the whole area shows your screed floor to be of the best quality and classed as SR1.
  • SR2 - SR2 is the classification for standard commercial and industrial floors and can deviate from the straight-edge by up to five millimetres.
  • SR3 - If the deviation is ten millimetres or less the quality of the screeding is classified as SR3 and is suitable for utility and garage areas.

If you need to check the screeded floor for load bearing, a qualified structural engineer is necessary to carry out the testing. This assessment will ascertain the overall strength of the screed surface and the viability for its proposed use. A drop hammer test is performed on several areas of the screed and the results recorded. Only experienced structural engineers observing the BS8204 guidelines are permitted to carry out such tests and sign off on the structural integrity of a screed floor. (Tags: Floor Screed Somercotes, Floor Screeding Services Somercotes, Screeding Somercotes, Floor Screeding Somercotes).

Floor screeding services are available in Somercotes and also nearby in: Oakenthorpe, Brinsley, Swanwick, South Normanton, Riddings, South Wingfield, Leabrooks, Selston, Pye Bridge, Codnor, Ironville, Underwood, Sawmills, Fritchley, Pinxton, Alfreton, and in these postcodes DE55 4LF, DE55 4SW, DE55 4QX, DE55 4NL, DE55 4JB, DE55 4LU, DE55 4ZX, DE55 4JZ, DE55 4TL, DE55 4JE. Locally based Somercotes floor screeders will likely have the phone code 01773 and the postcode DE55. Checking this should confirm you access locally based screeding. Somercotes householders are able to utilise these and numerous other similar services.

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There are a wide range of tasks that can be undertaken by your local Somercotes floor screeding company including polished screed flooring, floor insulation, rapid strength floor screeding, damp proof membranes Somercotes, shop floor screeding, anhydrite screeds, sand and cement screeding Somercotes, underfloor heating screed in Somercotes, coloured floor screeding Somercotes, liquid screeding Somercotes, unbonded screed in Somercotes, screed flooring, latex floor screeding, garage screeding, factory floor screeding, external screeding, polished floor screeding, floor screed aftercare, floor resurfacing, wet room floors, waterproof screeding Somercotes, conservatory screeding, substrate floor preparation, thin bed floor screeding Somercotes, domestic screeding, floor screeding tools, bathroom floors Somercotes, screed reinforcement, lightweight screeding, bonded screed in Somercotes, and lots more floor screeding tasks. These are just a few of the tasks that are performed by those specialising in floor screeding. Somercotes providers will inform you of their entire range of services.


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Also find: Selston floor screeding, Codnor floor screeding, Pinxton floor screeding, Riddings floor screeding, Brinsley floor screeding, Fritchley floor screeding, South Normanton floor screeding, Oakenthorpe floor screeding, Pye Bridge floor screeding, Leabrooks floor screeding, Ironville floor screeding, Alfreton floor screeding, Swanwick floor screeding, South Wingfield floor screeding, Sawmills floor screeding, Underwood screeding services and more. All these areas are served by companies who do screeding. Somercotes home and business owners can get quotes by going here.

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Screeding Around Somercotes: Over the last twelve months screeded floors were laid in these Somercotes streets: Castle Drive, Coupland Place, Douglas Road, Stewart Street, Leamoor Avenue, Church Street, Hilton Park Drive, Codnor Lane, Leabrooks Road, Coach Road, Sherwood Street, School Croft, Peveril Drive, Orchard Road, Broughton Close, Hill Top Road, Hermitage Avenue, Greenhill Lane, Windmill Rise, Wood Street, Cantley Road, Whites Close, Spencer Drive, Melton Court, Frederick Street, Slack Lane, Bowns Yard, Baker Close, and in these Derbyshire postcodes: DE55 4LF, DE55 4SW, DE55 4QX, DE55 4NL, DE55 4JB, DE55 4LU, DE55 4ZX, DE55 4JZ, DE55 4TL, DE55 4JE. These areas recently saw activity by specialists in screeding. Somercotes home and business owners benefited from reliable and top quality screeding services.

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(This screeding Somercotes article was written on 12-03-2023)