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Floor Screeding Upminster Essex (RM14): If you have a damaged or uneven floor, are restoring a property or basement or are hoping to install underfloor heating in your Upminster property, it is a good time to consider hiring a professional floor screeder. Enabling you to lay your final layer of flooring material, (boards, tiles, carpets etc) over the top of it, screeding provides a smooth, level finish to a rough sub-base floor. The screeding is a crucial process to guarantee a high quality and durable finish to the entire floor structure.

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A reputable floor screeding firm in Upminster will have experience and knowledge to help you achieve a perfect floor in whichever shape or size of room you're working on. After a painstaking assessment of your flooring project, they will be in a position to inform you about which method of laying is most effective for your situation, and what is the best kind of screed to use.

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It might be necessary, based on the intended use of the area, for a structural engineering survey to conform to building regulations on flex strength, point loadings and load bearing of the screed floor.

The skills and training that a screeding specialist brings to your project will guarantee a high quality outcome and help in prolonging the lifetime of your floor. A correct mix of screed and the techniques used for laying it are also important to guarantee the final intergrity of your floor surface.

There are several screeding specialists in and around Upminster so make sure you get multiple quotes for your floor screeding project before picking a company and know to what standard of finish it's for. The SR (Surface Regularity) finish is the figure to keep your eye on when getting a quote from your Upminster screeding contractor. Each of the 3 SR levels provide different levels of finish, with SR1 offering the highest quality, with the least amount of deviation over the area of the floor. This could mean that you may need to rectify any patches that may cause issues when laying your finished flooring material.

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Every Upminster screeding company has to stick to British Standards (BS8204) and should have some kind of accreditation from the manufacturers of specialised screeding materials and equipment, e.g. Flowcrete, Gypsol, Cemfloor. A company holding accreditations shows they've been trained and assessed in the use of these products and can provide a top notch service in all areas of their installation.

Upminster commercial screeders might be involved in floor screeding in shops, warehouses, hospitals, schools, factories and boutiques.


Standard Screeds - A mixture of cement and sand which is okay for normal residential use. The ratios involved in standard screeds are 5 parts sand to 1 part cement. Once laid this 5:1 ratio dries at a rate of one millimetre per day.

Fibre Reinforced Screed - The professional's choice for residential use over the top of under floor heating. This is due to the increased durability and protection against thermal cracking and shrinkage offered by the special fibres within the screed. At about 1mm per day, it has an identical drying rate to standard floor screed.

Polymer Screeds - Provides an extremely high level of strength with a lower thickness. On account of their different chemical compositions, polymer screeds have varying setting times which can be verified by reading manufacturer's product guidelines.

Advanced Drying and Fast Drying Screeds - If you have to use the area as quickly as possible a fast drying screed may be used. Drying at a rate of three to seven millimetres, subject to the specialised mix, they're usually a fibre reinforced screed and are ideal for projects which have tight deadlines.

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Liquid or Self-Levelling Screeds - Used to provide a high quality finish, especially in SR1 levels of screeding, by a cement and latex material. This self-levelling compound provides a clean and smooth surface over a damaged floor or rough substrate to allow all flooring materials to be laid. These can be as little as 1mm thick, and due to the latex polymers, will still provide high strength.

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


Screeding installers will have to prepare the area before proceeding with any other work in order to ensure a high quality and hard wearing screed flooring. Any paint, debris, grease and oil on the original floor level can affect the adhesion of the screed, and must be removed.

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If cleaning products have been used it is crucial to remove any residues of detergent or soap, and allow the surface to dry naturally. If screeding over a cement or stone floor any cracks should be repaired to prevent them from "travelling" up through your screed layer and resulting in deviations on the finished floor surface. A site survey will enable your Upminster screeding company to pinpoint these preparation areas and finish them before commencing to lay the screeding.

A damp proof membrane (DPM) will be put down after the preparation work has been done to stop ground moisture getting into the screeding and floor materials. Different thicknesses of polythene sheets may be used as a damp proof membrane and also act as a buffer for the screed and any insulation material.

Another air-tight barrier may be required if your building is in a location that is known to be prone to radon. If radon occurs in large amounts then a full ventilation and extraction system might be needed under the screed which will remove any gases that could seep in from the ground.

Once the base has been properly prepared and any membranes installed, a sealant or primer is then applied. Primers assist with the bonding process and are specialist applications according to the kind of screed that's being used. These substances need certified contractors to apply them in the appropriate ratios by using airless sprays and other custom-made equipment.

Before any screed is laid, any under floor heating (if required) will now be laid out. The cables and heating pipes are securely mounted on insulation panels to stop any movement and make sure they are laid in the correct position. When expertly installed an under floor heating system is an effective way to warm a room and decent quality screed will retain its heat, producing an even level of warmth right across the floor surface.

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If you are not putting in under floor heating the screed can now be mixed and prepared on site and poured. Your screeding contractor will give you advice and guidance on which screed type is best for your needs, in line with your proposed use of the room area. Be aware that even advanced and quick drying screeds have a minimum of 24 hours before you can walk on any screeded surfaces and a minimum seventy two hours before any flooring can be fitted. If you are using standard or heavy duty screeds the curing time is increased and the manufacturer's guidelines must be followed in order to get the best possible finish for your floor.

You can test the SR standard of the completed screed as soon as it is hardened enough for walking on. The standard SR test involves the use of a 2 mtr straight edge to check for any variations in the screed surface.

  • SR1 - Over the entire screed area, if there are no disparities of more than 3mm from the straight-edge, then you've got a top quality SR1 level surface.
  • SR2 - SR2 is the classification for normal standard industrial and commercial floors and can deviate from the straight-edge by up to 5 millimetres.
  • SR3 - For utility floors where the finish is relatively inconsequential SR3 is the standard and should have a deviation measurement of 10 millimetres or less.

It might also be necessary for a qualified structural engineer to perform a soundness test. This test will establish the strength of the screeded surface and its viability for the proposed use. This will include what's known as a "drop hammer test" which assesses various aspects of the flexibility and strength of the screed. Only trained structural engineers following the BS8204 regulations are allowed to carry out such tests and sign off on the structural integrity of screed flooring. (Tags: Floor Screed Upminster, Screeding Upminster, Floor Screeding Upminster, Floor Screeding Services Upminster).

Floor screeding services are available in Upminster and also in nearby places like: Ingrave, Little Warley, Great Warley, Cranham, Corbets Tey, Heath Park, Bulphan, Emerson Park, West Horndon, Herongate, Orsett, Gidea Park, and in these postcodes RM12 6DS, RM11 3JP, RM13, RM12 6BJ, RM13 9EJ, RM14 1HQ, RM14 1JZ, RM14 1LP, RM14 1LN, and RM12 9AL. Local Upminster floor screeders will most likely have the postcode RM14 and the telephone dialling code 01708. Checking this will make sure that you are accessing local screeding. Upminster home and business owners will be able to utilise these and many other comparable services. To make enquiries and get screeding quotations, just click the "Quote" banner.

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When carrying out any kind of restoration work on your property or house in Upminster, there's bound to be a fair amount of waste created that will have to be taken away. Some floor screeding will generate hardly any waste, while others could result in quite a bit - it depends on the circumstances of your particular project. Depending on who you employ to do the work, some screeders will include waste removal in the job quotation and will be perfectly happy to take it away for you.

One of the simplest and most trouble-free ways to get rid of this waste is to hire a skip. Skips come in various sizes according to your requirements, and choosing which skip to hire is essential. The different sizes of skip include mini-skips, midi-skips, builders skips and roll-on-roll-off skips, and for different projects skip bags are also available.

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There are a wide range of tasks that can be completed by your local Upminster floor screeding specialist including coloured floor screeding Upminster, final floor finishes, lightweight screeding, liquid screeds, screed bathroom floors Upminster, floor screed testing, sand floor screeding, screed aftercare, underfloor heating screeding Upminster, pumped floor screeds, thin bed floor screeding Upminster, self-levelling floor screeding, external screeding, fibre reinforced floor screeding Upminster, latex floor screeding Upminster, floor repairs, resin floor screeding Upminster, granolithic screeding, floor noise reduction, smoothing compounds, residential floor screeding in Upminster, wet room floors, concrete toppings in Upminster, sand and cement screed, unbonded screed, concrete screed Upminster, damp proof membranes, floor levelling, screeding quotations, screed repairs in Upminster, underfloor insulation, flow screeding, industrial floor screeding Upminster, and more floor screeding tasks. These are just an example of the tasks that are conducted by people specialising in floor screeding. Upminster contractors will let you know their whole range of services.


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Also find: Cranham floor screeding, Great Warley floor screeding, Gidea Park floor screeding, Ingrave floor screeding, Herongate floor screeding, Little Warley floor screeding, Heath Park floor screeding, Bulphan floor screeding, West Horndon floor screeding, Corbets Tey floor screeding, Emerson Park floor screeding, Orsett floor screeding and more. These and other places are catered for by screeding specialists and associated tradespeople. To deliver top-quality flooring services, these experienced specialists have the required knowledge and expertise. Screeding is their forte, ensuring that the work is executed to the highest possible standards, whether it’s for domestic or commercial properties. Local home and property owners can obtain screeding quotes by going here.

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(This screeding Upminster article was written on 04-04-2024)

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