Floor Screeding Thrapston

Thrapston Screeding & Floor Levelling Services

Floor Screeding Thrapston Northamptonshire (NN14): When you're upgrading your Thrapston home that has uneven or damaged floors, or perhaps converting a cellar or basement to functional living area, an established floor screeding company will be able to help with your home improvements. Before you can lay a suitable floor covering, be it wood, carpet or tile, the surface of the floor needs to be as flat as is possible; this is why screeding a floor is often essential. Floor screeding can provide a durable, quality finish for any room.

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A professional screeding contractor in Thrapston will have knowledge and experience to help you achieve a perfectly finished floor in whatever size or shape of room you're working on. They'll be able to assess the project and verify the appropriate sort of screed you need and how best to apply it.

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

The skills and training that a qualified screeding contractor brings to your project will guarantee a successful end result and help in extending the lifetime of your flooring. The correct mixture of screed and the methods used in laying it are also important to guarantee the ultimate durability of your floor.

Ensure that you get two or three quotations for your Thrapston based screeding project and also ask what standard of finish each price quote is for. The quotation may be based on what's known as the SR, or Surface Regularity figure. Each of the 3 SR levels offer different standards of finish, with SR1 being the highest quality, with the smallest amount of deviation over the area. An SR2 or SR3 level could mean there are flat spots or ridges that may cause issues when laying your final flooring surface (carpet, tile, wood etc).

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All Thrapston screeding companies have to adhere to British Standards (BS8204) and should have some form of accreditation from screeding material and equipment manufacturers, e.g. Gypsol, Cemfloor, Flowcrete. This accreditation program illustrates a firm's training and high quality performance in the usage of a manufacturer's merchandise.

Commercial screeders in Thrapston will usually undertake floor screeding projects in factories, restaurants, warehouses, hospitals, shopping centres and schools.


Standard Screeds - This is good for normal domestic usage and is a blend of cement and sand. Five parts sand to one part cement is the normal mix for standard screed. This five to one ratio standard flooring screed will dry out at a rate of just one millimetre per day after laying.

Polymer Screeds - An extremely high strength solution where a reduced screed thickness is needed. Because of their different chemical compositions, these screeds have varying drying times which can be verified by viewing manufacturer's product guidelines.

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Fibre Reinforced Screed - The preferred option for professional installers where under floor heating is being installed in domestic properties in Thrapston. This is due to the improved durability and protection against thermal shrinkage and cracking provided by the special fibres within the screed. At about one millimetre per day, it has an identical curing rate to standard floor screed.

Liquid or Self-Levelling Screeds - Used to provide a high quality finish, especially where SR1 levels are necessary, by a latex and cement formula. Primarily used to finalise a poor substrate level or damaged floor so as to lay a new flooring surface, like vinyl planks on the top of it. This liquid screed can be poured to a depth of just one millimetre, but still provides a high strength surface to take a wide range of flooring materials.

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

Advanced Drying and Fast Drying Screeds - If there's a need to move forward urgently with the flooring owing to time constraints, these screeds dry much faster than standard flooring screeds. Drying at a rate of 3-7mm/day, determined by the mix, they're usually a fibre reinforced screed and are suitable for projects that have tight schedules.


To ensure the screeding is of a good quality finish that is hard wearing and durable, time should be devoted to carefully preparing the area prior to any screed being laid. Any oil, grease, paint and debris on the original floor surface can adversely affect the adhesion of the screed, and must be eliminated.

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If cleaning products have been used it's important to remove any residues of detergent or soap, and allow the surface to dry naturally. It is essential to repair any cracks in the surface to prevent them being mirrored and "travelling" upwards into the freshly screeded floor. An on-site survey will allow your Thrapston screeding contractor to highlight these preparation areas and complete them before beginning to pour the screeding.

To protect the flooring materials and screed layer from dampness rising up through the ground, a DPM (damp proof membrane) must be laid. There could be 2 or 3 layers of different thickness polythene to act as barriers between the screed and the insulation layer.

If your property is located in a place where radon gas is found an additional barrier layer is essential to prevent radon gas from getting through. If radon is present in large amounts then a full extraction and ventilation system might be needed under the screed which will remove any gases that could seep in from ground level.

The final phase of surface preparation is the spraying or painting of a primer or sealer. A primer assists in the screed to successfully bond to the base surface and different types exist depending on which screed type is being used. Due to their special nature, only certified screeders in Thrapston are capable of using them safely and correctly and using bespoke equipment for the task.

Under floor heating can now be installed and tested before the screed is applied. The heating pipes and cabling are firmly attached to insulation panels to stop any movement and make sure that they are held in the correct position. When expertly installed an under floor heating system is an excellent way to warm up a room and high quality screed retains its heat, producing an even level of warmth right across the floor surface.

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Of course, if you aren't installing underfloor heating, you can skip this step and apply the screed. Your intended use of the room will assist your screeding company on what sort of screed is right for your needs. Remember that even advanced and quick drying screeds have a minimum of 24 hours before you are able to walk over any laid surfaces and a minimum 3 days before any flooring can be laid. Manufacturer's drying instructions for standard and heavy duty screeds should be observed so as to achieve a quality finish and end up with an even and stable floor surface.

The SR standard of your screeding can be verified once it has set sufficiently to be stepped onto. The basic SR test uses a two metre long straight-edge to check for any deviations in the floor surface.

  • SR1 - Over the entire screed area, if there aren't any deviations greater than 3mm from the straight-edge, then you've got a top level SR1 standard surface.
  • SR2 - If the screed has a deviation from the straight-edge of five millimetres or less it is considered SR2 quality and is the normal standard for commercial and industrial floors.
  • SR3 - If the deviation is ten millimetres or less the quality of the screeding is categorised as SR3 and is fine for garage and utility areas.

If your screed has been installed with particular load bearing requirements in mind then a qualified structural engineer is going to be necessary to perform the tests. Using specialist equipment the engineer will evaluate the screed strength and viability of use in a load bearing environment. A drop hammer test is conducted on several areas of the screed and the outcomes noted. Any screed flooring that has point load requirements must be okayed by a competent structural engineer observing the BS8204 regulations. (Tags: Floor Screed Thrapston, Floor Screeding Thrapston, Screeding Thrapston, Floor Screeding Services Thrapston).

Floor screeding services are available in Thrapston and also in nearby places like: Islip, Cranford, Aldwincle, Thorpe Waterville, Ringstead, Molesworth, Cranford St John, Hargrave, Denford, Twywell, Achurch, Burton Latimer, Raunds, Titchmarsh, and in these postcodes NN14 4PY, NN14 4RU, NN14 4LA, NN14 4QL, NN14 4FD, NN14 4NQ, NN14 4NG, NN14 4RS, NN16 6LP, NN14 4TD. Locally based Thrapston floor screeders will probably have the phone code 01832 and the postcode NN14. Verifying this can make sure that you access locally based screeding. Thrapston householders can utilise these and lots of other flooring related services.

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When the characteristics of your floor's surface means that a certain degree of flexibility is needed, it may be advantageous to apply a latex floor screed, as opposed to one with an unyielding finish. A latex floor screed comes in 2 parts, a bag and a bottle, with the bag containing a cement based compound, and the bottle containing a liquid latex additive. The water that is normally used in a screed mix is replaced by the liquid latex, which makes it more flexible than other types of screed, and quicker drying.

This latex compound is used for levelling subfloors prior to the laying of the final decorative covering. Suitable for sub-floors of stone tiles, sand/cement, wood, asphalt and concrete, this gives the ideal surface for the application of adhesives which is durable and smooth. Even where there happens to be movement on your sub-floor, this latex screeding will produce a flexible, crack-free finish.

Latex floor screeds are not appropriate where a "floating" screed is required, for instance when an unbonded screed is being laid on the top of a membrane of either thermal or acoustic insulation, such as might be the case when you are screeding on top of underfloor heating, and thicknesses of 50 to 65 millimetres may be required. (Tags: Latex Screeds Thrapston, Latex Screeding Thrapston, Latex Screed Thrapston, Latex Floor Screed Thrapston).

Tools Needed by a Floor Screeding Specialist

  • Knee Protection
  • Spade
  • Buckets
  • Measure
  • Gloves
  • Float
  • Trowel
  • Floor Profiler
  • Straight Edge
  • A Long Spirit Level
  • Dappling Bar

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When you are making plans for any home refurbishments or property revamps in Thrapston, you will want to make provision for any waste that is generated. For your screeding work, varying amounts of waste will be generated, depending on your specific circumstances, and the scope and scale of your project. While some tradesmen will be quite happy to take away any waste materials, some will leave it for you to deal with.

By far simplest way to get rid of this waste is to hire a skip. Skips come in various different depending on your needs, and picking what sort of skip to order is vital. Mini-skips accommodate around 2 yds of rubbish, midi-skips accommodate around 4 yds of rubbish, builders skips accommodate around 6 yds of rubbish and roll-on-roll-off skips accommodate around 20 yds of rubbish. Skip bags usually hold 1-1.5 yds of rubbish.

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Also find: Twywell floor screeders, Titchmarsh floor screeders, Burton Latimer floor screeders, Denford floor screeders, Thorpe Waterville floor screeders, Molesworth floor screeders, Achurch floor screeders, Hargrave floor screeders, Cranford St John floor screeders, Ringstead floor screeders, Aldwincle floor screeders, Cranford floor screeders, Islip floor screeders, Raunds screeding services and more. Most of these places are served by companies who do floor screeding. Thrapston home and property owners can get screeding quotes by clicking here.

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Screeding Around Thrapston: In the last year screeded floors were professionally installed in these Thrapston streets: Mason Close, Poreham Road, Sissinghurst Drive, Baker Court, Queen Street, Orchard Way, St James' Crescent, Sedge Close, Warwick Gardens, St Marys Close, Charles Street, Clover Drive, Steel Close, Market Road, Pashler Gardens, Springfield Avenue, Kettering Road, Sherborne Way, Conway Drive, Foundry Walk, Lilac Close, Winding Way, Manor Close, John Street, Huntingdon Road, Swan Close, Hever Close, Bridge Street, Washington Court, and in these Northamptonshire postcodes: NN14 4PY, NN14 4RU, NN14 4LA, NN14 4QL, NN14 4FD, NN14 4NQ, NN14 4NG, NN14 4RS, NN16 6LP, NN14 4TD. These areas recently saw activity by experts in floor screeding. Thrapston home and property owners were given high quality and competent floor screeding services on each occasion.

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