Floor Screeding Swinton

Swinton Screeding & Floor Levelling Services

Floor Screeding Swinton Greater Manchester (M27): If you are renovating a property or cellar, are hoping to install underfloor heating or have a damaged or uneven floor, then you will need to find a specialist floor screeding company to help you. Enabling you to lay your final layer of flooring material, (carpets, boards, tiles etc) over the top of it, screeding provides a smooth, level finish to a rough sub-base floor. A floor screed is an important component of many building and renovation projects in Swinton.

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A reputable floor screeding company in Swinton will have experience and knowledge to help you achieve a perfectly finished floor in whichever shape or size of room you are renovating. After evaluating your project they will advise you about the optimal choice of screeding and which technique for laying it is most appropriate for your situation.

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A professional screeding specialist will also let you know if a structural engineer is required for your undertaking, to evaluate point loadings, flex strength and load bearing that your flooring might need to conform with building regulations and British Standards.

Bringing in a highly trained and qualified specialist will ensure you use the right form of screed for the room's allocated purpose and get the maximum lifespan out of your floor. Choosing the right screeding materials and the method of installation is vital if you want to end up with a quality and durable finish for your floor.

There are several screeding contractors in the Swinton area so see if you can get multiple estimates for your floor screeding project before picking a contractor and know to what standard of finish is it for. The quote might be based on what is known as the Surface Regularity, or SR figure. SR2 and SR3 could be more affordable options, however the floor screeding finish may have deviations and errors, whilst SR1 guarantees a perfect quality of finish. Any error in the final screeding can cause issues with laying flooring due to indentations, flat spots, ridges in the floor surface.

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The regulations specified in the British Standards BS8204 must be followed by all Swinton floor screeding companies and they must also hold accreditation with the manufacturers of any specialist screeding materials (Gypsol, Cemfloor, Flowcrete etc.) to verify their safe working practices and competence. A company holding such accreditation demonstrates that they've been assessed and trained in the use of these screeding products and can deliver a high quality standard in all aspects of their installation.

Commercial screeders in Swinton will usually undertake larger floor screeding projects in schools, warehouses, shopping centres, hospitals, factories and hotels.

TYPES OF SCREED

Standard Screeds - Used in domestic projects where the blend of sand and cement is okay for regular floor traffic use. The standard screed is a mix of five parts sand to one of cement. This five to one ratio standard flooring screed will set hard at a rate of just 1mm per day after laying.

Polymer Screeds - Provides a high level of strength with a reduced thickness. Manufacturer's guidelines for curing times differ across the product ranges.

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Fast Drying and Advanced Drying Screeds - As the name suggest, these screeds dry rapidly and allow you to use the floor area much sooner. They're typically a fibre reinforced kind of screed that dries out at a rate of between three and seven millimetres per day and are used in time dependent flooring projects.

Industrial and Heavy Duty Screed - Where levels of traffic are expected to be high or heavy loading on the floor is needed, heavy duty screeds offer maximum strength and durability.

Fibre Reinforced Screed - The favoured choice by professional screeders for use in combination with under floor heating systems. The fibres in this screed improve it's strength and durability whilst also protecting against thermal cracking and shrinkage. It has a drying rate of one millimetre per day.

Liquid or Self-Levelling Screeds - A latex and cement material which can achieve the highest standard of finish to SR1 levels. This self-levelling compound provides a smooth and level surface over a damaged floor or rough substrate to enable all flooring materials to be laid. Even with a thickness of only one millimetre, the latex polymers within the screed provide a high strength surface for a wide range of uses.

SCREEDING PREPARATION AND INSTALLATION

Screeding companies will need to fully prepare all areas prior to any other work so as to ensure a hard wearing and quality screed flooring. The existing floor surface should be cleaned to eradicate any paint, oil, grease and debris which might affect the adhesion of the screed.

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If cleansing products have been used it is crucial to remove any traces of soap, detergent etc, and allow the surface to dry naturally. If screeding over a stone or cement floor all cracks should be repaired to prevent them from "travelling" up through the screed layer and producing deviations on the finished surface. An on-site survey will enable your Swinton screeding company to pinpoint this preparation work and tackle it before commencing to pour the screeding.

Before any screeding can be laid a damp proof membrane (DPM) will have to be put down to protect the final flooring and screed from moisture. The damp proof membrane is made from thick polythene sheet and different layers could be used to act as a moisture barrier for the screeding.

If the area is at risk from radon gas then an additional barrier is essential to stop this harmful gas from entering via the ground. If radon is present in severe doses then a complete ventilation and extraction system might be needed underneath the screed which will remove any gases that might seep in from ground level.

As soon as the base has been prepared and all DPMs installed, a primer or sealant is then put on. Primers and sealers help with the bonding process and are special applications specifically designed for the sort of screed that's being applied. These materials require skilled technicians to apply them in the correct proportions by using airless sprays and other tailor-made equipment.

If required, this is the time that underfloor heating can be installed and laid out in the correct way. The underfloor heating system will be carefully positioned and attached firmly to insulation panels to prevent potential movement in the course of the screed pouring process. Warmth is spread evenly across a floor area in a properly installed underfloor heating system, and coupled with it being an efficient choice of heating, it is an ideal choice for most Swinton home renovation projects.

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The screeding can now be prepared on site and poured onto the floor base. Your proposed use of the room will help your screeding company on what kind of floor screed is appropriate for your needs. For quick drying and advanced screeds there will be at least a twenty four hour delay before it is able to be walked on, and a further Three days minimum before any flooring material can be fitted. Manufacturer's drying instructions for heavy duty and standard screeds must be observed so as to achieve a quality finish and end up with an even and stable surface.

The SR standard of your screed can be confirmed once it has hardened sufficiently to be walked on. Using a 2 metre straight-edge the floor surface is examined for any dips, deviations and ridges in the surface of the screed.

  • SR1 - Over the entire floor area, if there aren't any deviations greater than 3 millimetres from the straight-edge, you've got a top quality SR1 level surface.
  • SR2 - If the floor deviates from the straight edge by 5mm or less it is classified as SR2 level and is the standard for commercial and industrial projects.
  • SR3 - SR3 is basic utility standard where a perfect finish isn't required. This level allows for a maximium deviation depth of ten millimetres.

If your screed has been installed with particular load bearing requirements in mind then a structural engineer will be needed to carry out the tests. The testing will ensure your newly laid screeding is suitable for the load point requirements set down in the original site survey. An assessment called the "drop hammer test" is performed on several areas of the screed and the results documented. Any screed floor that's got point load requirements must be sanctioned by a competent structural engineer respecting the British Standards BS8204 regulations. (Tags: Floor Screed Swinton, Screeding Swinton, Floor Screeding Services Swinton, Floor Screeding Swinton).

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Floor screeding services are available in Swinton and also in nearby places like: Hazelhurst, Prestwich, Clifton, Patricroft, Moorside, Roe Green, Winton, Kilnhurst, Alder Forest, Wardley, Newhill, Rainsough, Swinton Park, Linnyshaw, and in these postcodes M27 0NE, M27 0LF, M27 0DA, M27 0FX, M27 0YA, M27 0BE, M27 0DN, M27 0DE, M27 0ED, and M27 0NH. Locally based Swinton floor screeders will likely have the postcode M27 and the dialling code 0161. Checking this out can ensure you are accessing local screeding. Swinton home and business owners can utilise these and countless other comparable services. Home and business owners who require screeding quotations can simply click on the "Quote" banner provided.

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