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Thaxted Screeding & Floor Levelling Services

Floor Screeding Thaxted Essex (CM6): A professional floor screeder can assist with renovations, level a damaged or uneven floor or help install under floor heating on your Thaxted home or business premises, when necessary. To provide you with a level foundation for your choice of top flooring material, a screed is used to generate a smooth floor surface on top of a rough concrete sub-base. The screeding is a crucial process to guarantee a high quality and durable finish to the whole floor surface.

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It does not matter how large or small the area is that you need to be levelled, an established floor screeding specialist in Thaxted will have the essential knowledge, skills and equipment to provide you with an outstanding standard of service. After a thorough evaluation of your flooring project, they will be able to inform you about which method of laying is best suited to your circumstances, and which is the ideal screed.

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They will also assess if a structural engineer is needed to make certain any point loadings, flex strength and load requirements are met as set out in the building regulations.

Working with a highly trained and qualified flooring specialist will ensure that you get the appropriate form of screed for the room's intended usage to extend the lifetime of your floor. Selecting the correct screeding materials and the best installation technique is vital if you want to end up with a durable and quality finish for your floor.

Make certain that you get two or three estimates for your Thaxted screeding project and also ask to what standard you are getting a quote. The quote might be based on what is known as the SR, or Surface Regularity number. SR2 and SR3 could be less costly options, but the finished floor surface might have deviations and errors, whilst SR1 guarantees a pretty much perfect finish. An SR2 or SR3 standard could mean there are ridges or flat spots that may cause issues when laying your final flooring surface (tile, carpet, wood etc).

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The rules and regulations specified in the British Standards BS8204 have to be followed by all Thaxted floor screeding companies and they should also hold accreditation with the manufacturers of any specialist screeding materials (Flowcrete, Gypsol, Cemfloor etc.) to confirm their competence and safe working practices. A contractor holding such accreditation proves they have been assessed and trained in using these screeding products and can provide a high standard of service in all aspects of their installation.

Thaxted commercial screeders could be involved in the screeding of floors in shopping centres, pubs, schools, warehouses, hospitals and factories.


Standard Screeds - A blend of cement and sand which is perfect for everyday domestic use. The standard screed is a mix of five parts sand to one of cement. This five to one ratio standard flooring screed will dry out at a rate of just 1mm per day after applying.

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Industrial and Heavy Duty Screed - Where levels of traffic are high or heavy loading on the floor is required, heavy duty screeds provide maximum strength and durability.

Fast Drying and Advanced Drying Screeds - As the name suggest, this screed dries quickly and allows you to use the screeded area much faster. Drying out at a rate of 3-7mm, depending on the mix, they are generally a fibre reinforced screed and are great for projects which have tight schedules.

Liquid or Self-Levelling Screeds - A latex and cement formula which can achieve the highest standard SR1 finish. It's largely needed to provide 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 just 1mm, the latex polymers within the screed provide a high strength surface for a variety of uses.

Fibre Reinforced Screed - The favourite choice of professional installers for use with under floor heating systems. This is because of the increased durability and protection against thermal cracking and shrinkage offered by the fibres within the screed mix. It sets at the same rate as a standard screed, at about 1mm per day.

Polymer Screeds - These provide a high level of strength with a reduced thickness. Polymer screeds are made by a number of screed manufacturers and because of their varying chemical compositions have distinct curing times for each product.


Screeding installers will need to fully prepare the area before proceeding with any other work in order to guarantee a hard wearing and quality screed flooring. It's important that all contaminants such as grease, paint, loose debris or oil is eliminated from the base before laying any screed, as these can affect the bonding capability that a good quality floor screed needs.

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If any products are used during this stage it is important to ensure that no residues of detergents or soaps are left on the surface and it's permitted to dry out naturally. At this point cracks need to be mended because these can travel up through the newly laid screed and be reflected in the completed surface. A decent Thaxted screeding specialist will address these issues during the on-site survey and make certain all preparations are finished before moving on to the next stages of the screeding process.

Before any screeding can be poured a damp proof membrane (DPM) will have to be installed to protect the final flooring and screed from moisture. There might be 2 or 3 layers of varying thicknesses of polythene to act as a barrier between the screed and the insulation layer.

A further air-tight barrier might be required if your house is in an area that is regarded as susceptible to radon. A simple airtight membrane could be suitable in places with low radon emissions, however in more severe situations there may have to be a more complicated extraction and ventilation system to take away any harmful radon.

As soon as the base has been properly prepared and all membranes installed, a primer or sealer is then put on. Primers and sealers assist with the bonding process and are special applications specifically designed for the sort of screed being used. Custom-made equipment such as airless sprays are used to apply a sealant or primer, by qualified screeding companies in Thaxted following the manufacturer's guidelines.

Before the screeding is laid, any underfloor heating will now be installed. The cables and heating pipes are securely attached to insulation panels to stop any movement and make certain that they are held in the correct position. When professionally installed an underfloor heating system is an excellent way to warm a room and top quality screeding retains its heat, creating an even heat across the floor.

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If you aren't putting in under floor heating the screed will now be prepared in situ and poured. Your use of the room will help your screeding contractor on which form of floor screed is right for your needs. After application of the screed there is a minimum 24 hours (for quick drying screeds) before you can walk over the surface, and a 72 hours minimum curing period before the laying of any flooring materials. If you're laying heavy duty or standard screeds the setting time is increased and you must follow the manufacturer's guidelines so as to get the best possible finish for your floor.

As soon as the screeding has hardened it can be quality checked to establish the SR level. Using a 2 mtr straight-edge the floor surface is examined for any dips, deviations and ridges in the screed surface.

  • SR1 - Disparities of 3mm or less being measured across the entire floor area shows your screed to be of the finest quality and categorised as SR1.
  • SR2 - If the floor surface deviates from the straight edge by five millimetres or less it is considered SR2 quality and is the standard for industrial and commercial floors.
  • SR3 - For utility floors where the finish is fairly immaterial SR3 is the classification and should have a deviation measurement of 10 millimetres or less.

If your screeding has been installed with specific load bearing requirements in mind then a structural engineer will be needed to perform these soundness tests. This assessment will determine the strength of the screed surface and its suitability for the proposed use. An assessment called the drop hammer test is performed at various areas on the screed layer and the outcomes noted. Only qualified structural engineers applying the British Standards BS8204 regulations are allowed to conduct these tests and sign off on the structural integrity of a screed floor. (Tags: Floor Screed Thaxted, Floor Screeding Thaxted, Floor Screeding Services Thaxted, Screeding Thaxted).

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Granolithic Screeding

Granolithic screeding is a process of creating a smooth and even surface for floor coverings like carpets or tiles. It involves mixing sand, cement, and aggregate such as marble or granite chips to form a mixture, which is then applied to a concrete base. The mixture is levelled with a straightedge to give it a smooth, seamless surface.

The resulting flooring is hard-wearing, slip-resistant and easy to clean, making it ideal for use in areas with high foot traffic, such as factories, schools and shopping centres.

The granolithic screeding process involves several steps, including preparation of the concrete sub-base, blending of the screed mixture, laying of the mixture, and curing of the screed. Proper mixing, application and curing techniques are important to ensure the strength and durability of the granolithic screed. Additionally, the screed should be allowed to fully cure before any flooring materials are installed over it.

Screed Floor Removal

Screed floor removal is the practice of removing existing screed from a surface. Renovating or upgrading a floor often entails the need for it. Specialist equipment and techniques are essential in the removal process to efficiently break up and eliminate the layer of screed. This allows for the preparation of the surface for new floor covering or other alterations. With expertise in screed removal, contractors safely and proficiently remove the old screed, offering the floor a renewed opportunity for design variations, upgrades or repairs. (33345)

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