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Floor Screeding Waltham Abbey Essex (EN9): When you are renovating your Waltham Abbey property with uneven or damaged floors, or maybe converting a basement or cellar to useable living area, an experienced floor screeding specialist will be able to help with your home improvements. 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 coarse sub-base floor. If you want your floors to last a long time then floor screeding is the most important factor in any building or renovation project.

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Whatever size room or area you are renovating, a local floor screeding specialist in Waltham Abbey can provide you with the experience and proper working practices to establish the perfect base for your flooring. They'll be able to assess your project and ascertain the correct type of screed you need and the best strategy for applying it.

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They'll likewise assess if a structural engineer is required to make sure any flex strength, load bearing and point loadings are satisfied as laid down in building and construction regulations.

Skilled and qualified tradespeople are essential to a successful result and will extend the life of your floor by using the right form of screed for your room's intended purpose. Picking the correct screeding materials and the best installation technique is critical if you want to finish up with a durable and quality finish for your floor.

Make certain that you get 2 or 3 price quotes for your Waltham Abbey based floor screeding project and also ask to what standard you're getting a quote. For domestic properties a quote will generally be given for an SR (Surface Regularity) level of SR1 or SR2. SR1 is the highest standard, and whilst SR2 and SR3 may be cheaper initially, they do not guarantee a totally even or flat floor surface. This means that you may have to rectify any patches that might cause problems when putting down your final flooring material.

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The regulations and guidelines set out in in the British Standards BS8204 have to be followed by all Waltham Abbey floor screeding companies and they should also be certified by the manufacturers of specialist screeding materials (Gypsol, Cemfloor, Flowcrete etc.) to confirm their safe working practices and competence. This accreditation scheme illustrates a contractor's high quality performance and training in the use of a manufacturer's merchandise.

Waltham Abbey commercial screeders may be involved in floor screeding in hotels, shopping centres, schools, warehouses, hospitals and factories.


Standard Screeds - Widely used in residential projects where the combination of sand and cement is good for standard floor traffic usage. This mixture uses a 5:1 ratio of sand to cement. The standard flooring screed will dry at a rate of one millimetre thickness per day.

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

Advanced Drying and Fast Drying Screeds - If you need to use the area at the earliest opportunity a fast drying screed may be used. They're usually a fibre reinforced kind of screed that dries out at a rate of between 3-7mm per day and are employed in time dependent flooring projects.

Fibre Reinforced Screed - The favoured choice by professional installers for use with under floor heating systems. This is due to the improved strength and protection against thermal shrinkage and cracking provided by the special fibres within the screed mix. It sets at the same rate as a standard screed of 1mm per day.

Polymer Screeds - Provides a high level of strength with a reduced thickness. On account of their different chemical compositions, these screeds have varying drying times which you can verify by studying manufacturer's guidelines.

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Liquid or Self-Levelling Screeds - A cement and latex mixture which can achieve the highest standard SR1 finish. It's mostly needed to provide a high quality floor over a damaged or poor quality substrate and results in a finish onto which all forms of flooring materials can be laid. Even with a thickness of only 1mm, the latex polymers within the mixture provide a high strength surface for a variety of uses.


To guarantee the screeding is of a high quality finish which is hard wearing and durable, time should be devoted to fully preparing the area before any screed is laid. The original floor surface should be cleaned to remove any grease, oil, debris and paint which can adversely affect the bond of the screeding.

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Any cleansing chemicals used in this process shouldn't leave any residues, and the floor surface must be allowed to dry by itself naturally. If screeding over a stone or cement floor any cracks should be repaired to prevent them from "travelling" up through a screed layer and resulting in imperfections on the finished surface. A skilled Waltham Abbey screeding contractor will address such issues during a site survey and make certain that all preparations are completed before applying the next steps in the floor screeding process.

A damp proof membrane (DPM) will be put down once the preparation work has been concluded to stop ground dampness affecting the screeding and floor materials. Different gauges of polythene sheeting could be used as a DPM and also serve as a barrier for the screed and any insulation material.

If your property is situated in an area where radon is found an extra barrier layer is needed to prevent radon gas from seeping through. This can be as simple as an air-tight membrane, or in more serious instances an extraction and ventilation system will be installed under the screeding to draw out any influx of radon gas from the ground.

Once the floor base has been properly prepared and all membranes installed, a primer or sealant is then put on. A primer assists in the screed to successfully bond to the base and different types exist based on which screed type is being used. Due to their special nature, only skilled screeding contractors in Waltham Abbey are capable of using them safely and correctly and through the use of equipment which is made for this task.

Underfloor heating can now be installed and tested before screeding is poured. The cables and heating pipes are firmly mounted on insulation panels to stop any movement and make sure they are positioned correctly. When professionally installed an underfloor heating system is an efficient way to warm a room and good quality screed will retain its heat, producing an even level of warmth across the floor.

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Of course, if you are not fitting under floor heating, you can bypass this stage and get on with applying the screeding. Your screeding company will have given you advice on which screed type is suitable for your needs, according to your proposed use of the room. For quick drying screeds there will be at least 24 hours delay before it is able to be walked over, and a further 3 days minimum before any flooring material can be applied. If you're laying standard or heavy duty screeds the curing time is increased and the manufacturer's guidelines must be adhered to so as to get the best finish to your floor.

The SR level of your screed can be confirmed once it's hardened enough to be walked upon. The standard SR test uses a two metre long straight-edge to check for any deviations in the floor surface.

  • SR1 - Deviations of three millimetres or less being measured over the whole area shows your screed floor to be of the best quality and specified as SR1.
  • SR2 - The standard flooring in commercial and industrial builds is normally SR2 and has a maximum possible deviation of 5 millimetres across the whole floor surface.
  • SR3 - If the deviation is ten millimetres or less the quality of the screeding is specified 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 needed to conduct the testing. The assessment will make certain that your newly laid screeded surface is viable for the load point requirements specified in the site survey. An assessment called the drop hammer test is performed at various areas on the screed layer and the outcomes documented. Any screeding that has point load requirements must be sanctioned by a certified structural engineer respecting the British Standards BS8204 guidelines. (Tags: Floor Screed Waltham Abbey, Screeding Waltham Abbey, Floor Screeding Services Waltham Abbey, Floor Screeding Waltham Abbey).

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(This screeding Waltham Abbey article was written on 16-01-2023)